Tips and tricks to fix MOTOROLA MOTO G42 problems. This is mid-end smartphone without 5G connections. It is powered by Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 4G processor with dedicated GPU (graphic processor unit) Adreno 610 for graphic rendering. We can use dual different phone numbers because it has dual simcard slot standby together.

The first operating system that installed on MOTOROLA MOTO G42 is Android 12. The screen use AMOLED 6.44 inches with FHD resolution at 1080 x 2400 pixels. This phone does not have water resistance performance, but it has splash of water resistance / water repellent. We will give more solutions, review and information about how to solve troubles of MOTOROLA MOTO G42 at community.


What are Advantages of MOTOROLA MOTO G42 Specifications and Features:

  • LCD 6.4 inches FHD
  • Internal memory 64 GB or 128 GB
  • RAM 4 GB
  • Main Camera Triple 50 MP f/1.8 + 8 MP f/2.2 + 2 MP f/2.4
  • Main Camera Features phase detection autofocus, LED flash
  • Front Camera 16 MP for selfie photography
  • Processor Octa-core 4×2.4 GHz Kryo 265 Gold & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo 265 Silver
  • GPU Adreno 610
  • Operating system Android 12
  • Battery Li-Ion 5000 mAh



How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery MOTOROLA MOTO G42 hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

We can use 64 GB or 128 GB internal memory options. All version has MicroSDXC slot that design at its own dedicated slot. Please read many user reviews before download new or not famous apps, because some of them may contain viruses or threat or malware. They can install some unknown applications and stolen our data.

Our MOTOROLA MOTO G42 also will give some troubles like become slowly or hang or stuck or bricks or frozen or LCD touch screen not responding. Usually these bad applications will not get Verified by Play Protect notification. What do we have to do? We have to try remove any temporary files and caches by performing soft reset or restart.

After our phone finish reboot, please install one good antivirus like AVAST or NORTON. The antivirus will scan all installed applications to find suspected applications and give recommended for high-risk setting options.

When this phone still get troubles, please backup all important data and do hard reset or master format. This processor will remove all data including all installed Google account from MOTOROLA MOTO G42. Please do not install any unknown APK files, because they may damage our phone.


How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart MOTOROLA MOTO G42?

This phone comes with 4G RAM. It is not too big but still enough for running several multitasking applications. However, some installed applications may crash or corrupt that can make our phone will start work not normal or LCD touch screen can not work or not responsive with finger touch.


We suggest to clean up all temporary files and cache by doing soft reset or reboot. Please press and hold POWER button until MOTOROLA MOTO G42 shutdown or turn off by itself.

Performing soft reset will not remove any important data, therefore we can do this process when our phone get troubles. However, sometime our phone still work properly, but the speed become slowly. We suggest to clean temporary files and caches from running applications. Please press and hold POWER button until pop-up menu appear, continue choose Shutdown / Power off / Reboot menu.


How to backup data or Contact at MOTOROLA MOTO G42 ?

We can use MicroSD for backup all important file from internal memory using Android file manager. Please copy-paste photos and videos files as well for backup.

We also can connect MOTOROLA MOTO G42 with USB data cable and connect it to computer. Then our computer can browse with file manager to choose files inside our phone.

If our MOTOROLA MOTO G42 has already signed in with Google account, by default our contact will be synchronize in the background to Google server. Please make sure we check all contact at Google contact server using Internet browse to make sure backup is done.


Please note: These options below may not work for some devices because of firmware update version or hardware troubles or some other possibilities.

#Option 1, Hard Reset MOTOROLA MOTO G42 with menu setting:


This is the option that we can do if MOTOROLA MOTO G42 still can access the menu setting, then try to hard reset with this step:

  1. Turn on the MOTOROLA MOTO G42
  2. Please make sure the battery is not empty or charge the until battery full
  3. Make sure you already backup all important data, because it will deleted from MOTOROLA MOTO G42
  4. Go to Menu Setting > Backup & reset > Factory Data Reset
  5. Choose Reset Phone, continue with Erase Everything
  6. The MOTOROLA MOTO G42 will do the master reset until finish


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#Option 2, Hard Reset MOTOROLA MOTO G42 with hardware button key:

In some situations, the LCD of MOTOROLA MOTO G42 is not responding, or frozen or stuck or blank so nothing happen when we navigate or touch the MOTOROLA MOTO G42 screen, in this situations, please try to hard reset with hardware key by this steps:

  1. Make sure you have fully charge the MOTOROLA MOTO G42 battery (more than 50% or 100% is recommended)
  2. Backup all important data as you can, because all data will be erased
  3. Power off the MOTOROLA MOTO G42
  4. First Press Volume Down button about 2 until 3 seconds
  5. Continue with press and release Power Button
  6. If the combination between step 4 and 5 is success then we will see Boot Option in the LCD screen
  7. Navigate menu with Volume Down button to go to Recovery, to choose or enter press Volume Up
  8. In the step at no.7 success, we will see Motorola Logo with exclamation mark
  9. Press hand hold Volume Up button for about 15 seconds (do not release Volume Up button after 15 seconds)  continue directly with press Power Button (in some phone, you can skip this steps and continue to next steps)
  10. We will see Menu at LCD screen
  11. Follow the menu option and use Volume Up and Volume Down to navigation, and press Power Button to Enter or OK
  12. After finish formatting or hard reset, the MOTOROLA MOTO G42 will restart from beginning again


How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for MOTOROLA MOTO G42 forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

This phone will have many installed apps, data and photos videos that shoot from triple cameras 50 megapixel for wide + 8 megapixel for ultrawide + 2 megapixel for macro. We need to make sure all important data are secure from unauthorized people especially when MOTOROLA MOTO G42 away from us or lost or stolen.

There are some security protections like fingerprint and facial recognizing. But we have to choose secondary protection like screen lock pattern or pin or password for backup. Because after MOTOROLA MOTO G42 reboot or restart, the fingerprint or face detection will not work. However, the problems will be happen when we forgot all security answer or can not open with fingerprint sensor, what should we do?

Do not worry because we can unlock or bypass forgotten screen lock pattern or password pin protections at MOTOROLA MOTO G42 use registered Google account. We have to do hard reset using hardware button combination key like steps at #option 2 above. All new Motorola smartphone already use latest Android version with FRP (Factory Reset Protection) for give more security protections when our phone lost.

After finish reformat or hard reset, we have to Verify your account with previous Google Account to make sure this phone belong to us. Therefore we have to always remember carefully our Google / Gmail username and password.


Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format MOTOROLA MOTO G42 ?

There is no secret hidden code for MOTOROLA MOTO G42 to make it back to factory default. Therefore we need to do the options above for force hard reset.


How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at MOTOROLA MOTO G42 ?

When we need to remove all data or erase all from internal storage, please do it with hard reset or reformat like steps at #option 1 above. It will remove all data including Google account from MOTOROLA MOTO G42 together will reinstall factory default applications. At some version, we need to choose checkbox mark to remove storage data when performing reset MOTOROLA MOTO G42.


How to Make Battery of MOTOROLA MOTO G42 Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

MOTOROLA MOTO G42 give good experience when using Android smartphone with 5000 mAh big battery capacity. Many people we use this phone more then one day. It has fast charging 18W technology. However, if use this phone too much for playing games or watching movies, then the battery drain will happen.

Therefore we suggest to do some adjustment to make MOTOROLA MOTO G42 battery work more longer. First we have to know that LCD screen will consume many battery power, therefore we have make LCD screen brightness as low as possible. We also need to disable all not use connections like GPS or WiFi or NFC or Bluetooth.