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Moto Actions - Moto Z

What are Moto Actions?

Moto Actions allow you to perform specific gestures to perform certain tasks.


To adjust Moto Actions settings:

  1. Touch Image
  2. Touch Moto
  3. Touch Actions 
  4. Choose from the following options:

    • Approach for Moto Display
    • Attentive Display
    • Chop twice for flashlight
    • Flip for Do Not Disturb
    • Pick up to stop ringing
    • Swipe to shrink screen
    • Twist for Quick Capture

  5. Check the desired option to enable, uncheck to disable.

Approach for Moto Display

Reach for your device to trigger Moto Display

Attentive Display

Keeps screen on while you're looking at it

Chop twice for flashlight

Make a chopping motion to turn the flashlight on/off

Flip for Do Not Disturb

Place the phone face down to silence notifications and calls

Pick up to stop ringing

Lift the phone when it rings to immediately switch it to vibrate

Swipe to shrink screen

Swipe up from the bottom of the phone to make the screen smaller for one-handed use

Twist for Quick Capture

Twist your wrist twice quickly to open camera anytime. Twist again to switch to front facing camera.


  • To enable all features and get optimized performance, visit the Play Store to ensure you are running the latest version of Moto.
  • Ensure you are not covering the sensors.

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