Why you must remove Moto G back cover
For Moto G (including Moto G 2nd Gen), the SIM card slot is under the back cover. So, to insert SIMcard, you must remove Moto G back cover.
In addition, the micro SD card slot in Moto G 2014 is also under the back cover. You have to remove the Moto G back cover to put in your SD card.
However, for many new Moto G or Moto E owners, it can be frustrating to find the correct way to remove Moto G back cover due to Motorola’s unique design for the back cover.
You cannot peel off the Moto G back cover.
Please follow this guide if you want to remove Moto G back cover properly. Otherwise, you may damage the back cover.
How to remove Moto G back cover? (for Moto G and Moto G2, Moto G3, Moto G4, and Moto G5)
Step 1: Power off your Moto G
It is recommended to remove Moto G back cover only when the phone is powered off.
To power off Moto G, press and hold the power button and follow the on-screen instructions.
Step 2: Turn Moto G upside down
You need to turn Moto G upside down so that the USB port is facing up. This is the most comfortable orientation to take off Moto G back cover.
Anyway, Motorola designs it in this way.
Step 3: Put your finger in the USB charging port, as shown below.
Step 4: Press your thumb of the hand in the centre of the back (Motorola logo), as shown below.
You need to use two hands to remove Moto G back cover.
You also need to press the Motorola logo hard (apply some force, not just put the thumb there) so that it is easy to pry the cover off.
Step 5: Pry the cover off.
Please remember it is not necessary to use any tools to remove Moto G back cover. Such tools may damage the cover or internal parts
If you still have problems to take off Moto G back cover, you may check this official video.
How about Moto E back cover?
Moto E back cover shares a similar design of Moto G back cover.
So, you can remove Moto E back cover with the identical method mentioned on this page.
This applies to both Moto E and Moto E 2nd Gen (Moto E 2015).
Which Moto G models have a non-removable back cover?
For the following Moto G phones, you cannot remove the back cover unless you break it (or use a heat gun :
- Moto G5 Plus.
- Moto G6 (Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, and Moto G6 Play).
- Moto G7 (Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Play, and Moto G7 Power).
- Moto G8 Plus and Moto G8 Play.
These Moto G phones were designed with a non-removable back cover. The back cover in these phones is usually glued to the phone. If the material is glass, you need a heat gun to remove the back cover. If it is plastic (usually in the Play or Power models), then you cannot use a heat gun.
Please note, for these Moto G phones, it is NOT necessary to open the back cover. The SIM card slot can be accessed from the side or top of the phone.
So, you should NOT remove the back cover of these Moto G phones.
Can you remove Moto G back cover or remove Moot E back cover now?
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For more Moto G online manual pages, please check this page.
For detailed step-by-step guides, please check Moto G How-to guides page.