Bluetooth (Lollipop)

 No longer supported

The phone(s) described in this article can no longer be activated with Republic. Please see Republic Wireless Phones for information on currently supported phones.


This document is intended for Moto E (2nd Gen.), Moto G (1st and 3rd Gen.) and Moto X (1st and 2nd Gen.) users

If your phone is currently running on KitKat, you can find the instructions for Bluetooth here: Bluetooth (KitKat)

Supported Bluetooth profiles 

  • Moto X (2nd Gen.): Bluetooth® 4.0 LE.
  • Moto G (3rd Gen.): Bluetooth® 4.0 LE.
  • Moto E (2nd Gen.): Bluetooth® 4.0 LE. 

The following Bluetooth profiles are supported: 




Turn on and connect to a Bluetooth device 

  1. Tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Bluetooth.
  4. Slide the toggle to the right to turn Bluetooth on.
  5. Your phone will scan for available devices. Tap a device name to select it and enter a PIN or confirm matching Passkeys/Passcodes. if needed. (If a PIN has not been set for the device you’re trying to pair your phone with, try 0000 or 1234.)
  6. To reconnect with a paired device, tap the device name to select it. 

If you’re unable to connect, reset your phone and the Bluetooth device and retry. 

Note: Some car kits will require you to accept PBAP and MAP notifications to successfully connect. Checking Always Allow when you accept will allow you to only need to accept these requests once. 

Set up a trusted device 

If you use a screen lock, trusted devices will allow your phone to remain unlocked while connected to a Bluetooth device. If you disconnect or get too far away, your phone will lock again. 

To designate trusted devices:

You must first have a screen lock enabled in order to select trusted devices. You can set up a screen lock by going to Settings > Security > Screen lock > Choose from Pattern, PIN or Password. 

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap Security.
  3. Tap Smart Lock.
  4. Enter your Pattern, PIN or Password.
  5. Tap Trusted Devices.
  6. Tap Add Trusted Device.
  7. Tap the device you would like to be trusted. 

Disconnect from a paired Bluetooth device 

Turn off the paired device OR: 

  1. Tap the Gear icon next to the paired device's name.
  2. Tap Forget

Change your phone’s device name 

The default name for your phone is usually “Motorola Phone”. To change your phone's name: 

  1. Tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Bluetooth (make sure Bluetooth is turned on).
  4. Tap the Menu icon.
  5. Tap Rename this device

Change a paired device's name 

  1. Tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Bluetooth.
  4. Tap the Gear icon next to the paired device.
  5. Tap the device's name and enter a new name.
  6. Tap OK.

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