Manage applications - moto e5 play

How can I access the apps on the moto e5 play or download others?

Your phone comes with some apps pre installed, and you can download and install more.  

To open an app swipe up  on your favorites tray, then touch the app to open.

Switch between recent apps

  1. Touch  to see your recently used apps.
  2. Do any of the following:
    • Touch any app to return to it.
    • Scroll to see more apps.
    • Swipe an app left or right to remove it from the list.
  • Touch  twice to switch between your two most recently used apps. 
  • When you're in an app, touch & hold   to use split screen.

Download apps from Google Play Store

  1. Open the Play Store app.
  2. Browse by category or search.
  3. Touch an item to see a description, read reviews, and download it.
    You'll see  in the status bar when the app has downloaded and installed successfully.

Get apps from other sources

Before downloading, do some research: check the app's rating and read lots of comments.

To download apps:
  1. Open the Chrome app and go to the appropriate site to download the app.
    If you see a warning, touch OK to continue.
    You'll see  in the status bar when the download completes.

  2. Touch the download notification to install the app. Or, open the Files app to install it later.
  3. When installing the app, be sure to review what information the app will access. If you don’t want the app to access this information, cancel the installation. For example, if you're installing an app that makes a shopping list, the app should not require access to your contacts.

Clear app's cache or data

Clearing the cache and data can free up phone memory, improve performance, and fix some problems with apps and web pages.
  1. Touch & hold the app icon, then touch .
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To free up space by removing temporary files, touch Storage > Clear cache. Over time, the cache builds up again, so repeat if a problem occurs.
    • If problems still occur, then delete all data saved in the app by touching Storage > Clear data.

Delete apps you installed

You can delete (uninstall) apps that you downloaded. For many pre-loaded apps, you can disable but not delete them.
  1. Touch & hold the app's icon.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Drag the icon up and drop it on . This removes the app and frees storage space.
    • If you don't see a delete option, touch & hold the app icon, then touch  > Disable.

Click here for additional Google Play help.

Click here for details on Parental Controls.

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