11-07-2016 12:48 PM
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  1. AllenRulz's Avatar
    I'm absolutely loving this phone. I have a couple questions.

    1. I noticed the screen turns on when your hand goes near it without even touching it and shows the lock screen. Is there an option for this to turn off? Just don't want it going on every so often in my pocket and such.

    2. Isn't the circle time/weather widget on home screen supposed to show battery level around it? I remember seeing pictures and such of this but mine doesn't have it. Also more stats on the battery screen like how much time it has left so to speak.

    All I can think of as of right now. I appreciate any help.
    10-22-2016 10:55 AM
  2. DAVID ARGENTIERI's Avatar
    Like this?
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    10-22-2016 11:06 AM
  3. AllenRulz's Avatar
    Yeah that looks like it. Idk if I remember a 3 circle widget but yeah that looks like what I've seen.
    10-22-2016 11:10 AM
  4. lgbalfa's Avatar
    1. that is called "active display" i think. not sure how to turn it off, but if you do a search online "disable active display" that will tell you. i think you have to disable each individual app that you don't want to light up the screen.

    2. that is the old widget the one you are talking about. i actually had that on my droid turbo before and prefer that one much better than the one that comes with the z play.

    overall, the z play is a great phone.
    10-22-2016 11:37 AM
  5. lgbalfa's Avatar
    this is the widget that you probably are referring to.

    New Moto Z Play Owner Questions!-screenshot_2014-10-31-22-36-43.jpg
    10-22-2016 11:40 AM
  6. NX1977's Avatar
    this is the widget that you probably are referring to.

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    That's a much better clock! Hopefully it'll make it to the Z
    10-22-2016 12:40 PM
  7. AllenRulz's Avatar
    Yeah those are super nice. I'm so loving the battery life so far. Holy moly.

    Another question, I know Verizon has most of the cases and screen protectors. Does in store people put on screen protectors if you buy it there or is it just best buy?
    10-22-2016 12:48 PM
  8. Ry's Avatar
    Yeah those are super nice. I'm so loving the battery life so far. Holy moly.

    Another question, I know Verizon has most of the cases and screen protectors. Does in store people put on screen protectors if you buy it there or is it just best buy?
    Verizon store employees can also put the screen protector on for you.
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    10-22-2016 12:50 PM
  9. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    I'm absolutely loving this phone. I have a couple questions.

    1. I noticed the screen turns on when your hand goes near it without even touching it and shows the lock screen. Is there an option for this to turn off? Just don't want it going on every so often in my pocket and such.

    2. Isn't the circle time/weather widget on home screen supposed to show battery level around it? I remember seeing pictures and such of this but mine doesn't have it. Also more stats on the battery screen like how much time it has left so to speak.

    All I can think of as of right now. I appreciate any help.
    Open the Moto app and you can disable the active display. It won't turn on in your pocket so I think you should leave it on, active display is awesome.
    10-22-2016 01:00 PM
  10. streetkilln's Avatar
    On my moto z play unlocked i cant even find the widget..
    10-22-2016 03:08 PM
  11. AllenRulz's Avatar
    Verizon store employees can also put the screen protector on for you.
    Awesome. I will get my screen protector from a Verizon store so they can also put it on. I want the shatter proof one.

    So for the widget I was wondering about, those are just from older Moto's then?
    10-22-2016 03:45 PM
  12. mustang8918's Avatar
    AllenRulz, if you tap the bottom of the big circle the two little circles will come out from the sides.
    10-23-2016 09:54 AM
  13. AllenRulz's Avatar
    AllenRulz, if you tap the bottom of the big circle the two little circles will come out from the sides.
    No. Just gives opens clock, weather, and calendar.
    10-23-2016 10:54 AM
  14. captainm27's Avatar
    Allen what phone did you have prior? And do you notice the notification sounds (sms texts, emails, facebook alerts) are super quiet? There's a huge thread over on the lenovo forums about this issue. I currently have the Samsung Galaxy S5 and plan on getting this phone, but with the S5, I can definitely hear all my notifications at full volume. What's your experience like with notification sounds?
    10-23-2016 12:27 PM
  15. AllenRulz's Avatar
    Allen what phone did you have prior? And do you notice the notification sounds (sms texts, emails, facebook alerts) are super quiet? There's a huge thread over on the lenovo forums about this issue. I currently have the Samsung Galaxy S5 and plan on getting this phone, but with the S5, I can definitely hear all my notifications at full volume. What's your experience like with notification sounds?
    I had a Nexus 5. Was definitely time to upgrade lol. I absolutely love this phone. As for the sounds, I only noticed some notification sounds kind of low. But you know I had that issue on my Nexus 5 and you know what? It's actually part of the August Android security update. Google fixed it in the October update. So since the Moto play has the August update, I assume it's the same issue. I'm hoping once we all get Android 7 soon, we will get the October security update and it will be fixed.
    10-23-2016 01:23 PM
  16. captainm27's Avatar
    Thanks. I'm really interested in this phone, but that one ability to hear notifications was really was has been holding me up from making the final purchase. I'm hoping the Android 7 update fixes the issue. I'll wait to see after that update if that is the resolution.
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    10-23-2016 02:09 PM
  17. AllenRulz's Avatar
    Thanks. I'm really interested in this phone, but that one ability to hear notifications was really was has been holding me up from making the final purchase. I'm hoping the Android 7 update fixes the issue. I'll wait to see after that update if that is the resolution.
    I hear ya. I'm absolutely loving this phone. About to hit day 3 without charging it.
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    10-23-2016 04:44 PM
  18. Soundtallica's Avatar
    Thanks. I'm really interested in this phone, but that one ability to hear notifications was really was has been holding me up from making the final purchase. I'm hoping the Android 7 update fixes the issue. I'll wait to see after that update if that is the resolution.
    I'm not having any notification volume problems at all...
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    10-23-2016 08:45 PM
  19. AllenRulz's Avatar
    I'm not having any notification volume problems at all...
    Yeah that's what I'm saying. I know some of my tones are kind of low but I think it's just those tones. But I do know this problem has been happening when Google released August security update.
    10-23-2016 08:55 PM
  20. captainm27's Avatar
    I'm not having any notification volume problems at all...
    It's this17 Page long thread from the Lenovo forums that's making me a bit concerned. It's for the Moto Z Force, but multiple users have posted there stating it's happening to their Z play as well.

    https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Moto-Z-...z/td-p/3420410
    10-23-2016 09:12 PM
  21. jdfry15's Avatar
    I do think the notification volume is a little low. It's not a huge problem for me, I always have my Huawei watch on. It just depends what king of environment you you in most of the time. If you work in an office environment you'll be fine. If your working at construction sites all day you won't hear any notifications.
    10-23-2016 09:31 PM
  22. AllenRulz's Avatar
    It's this17 Page long thread from the Lenovo forums that's making me a bit concerned. It's for the Moto Z Force, but multiple users have posted there stating it's happening to their Z play as well.

    https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Moto-Z-...z/td-p/3420410
    Been following both of those forums just in case I run into major issues but so far nothing.
    10-24-2016 06:50 AM
  23. streetkilln's Avatar
    No. Just gives opens clock, weather, and calendar.
    Same It seems like the unlocked version font have the proper widget.
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    10-24-2016 06:36 PM
  24. AllenRulz's Avatar
    Same It seems like the unlocked version font have the proper widget.
    Yeah. I'm realizing that. Watching videos of reviews and such and they all have that specific clock widget. But I noticed it's all the Verizon version and not the unlocked. Not by any means a killer but wish I had that widget because I do like that one showing the battery level color.
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    10-24-2016 07:51 PM
  25. checkmate's Avatar
    I had a Nexus 5. Was definitely time to upgrade lol. I absolutely love this phone. As for the sounds, I only noticed some notification sounds kind of low. But you know I had that issue on my Nexus 5 and you know what? It's actually part of the August Android security update. Google fixed it in the October update. So since the Moto play has the August update, I assume it's the same issue. I'm hoping once we all get Android 7 soon, we will get the October security update and it will be fixed.
    Hi Allen, I'm currently on a Nexus 5 and thinking of replacing it soon (still love the Nexus but battery life is not great these days). Could you give a quick comparison of the benefits you've noticed after moving to the Z Play? And any downsides too? Thanks in advance.
    AllenRulz likes this.
    10-29-2016 04:24 AM
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