How to Easily Master Format MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) with Safety Hard Reset?

Tips and tricks to fix MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 and MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 PLAY. This is Android smartphone from Motorola which have 6 inches LCD screen with 18:9 aspect ratio. The first operating system release in the market use Android Oreo 8.1. This is mid end smartphone with minimum 4 GB RAM for multitasking. Find more information about how to solve MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) troubles at

What Are The Differences Between MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 vs MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 PLAY ?

  • Processor MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 use Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 while MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 PLAY use Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
  • Internal memory MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 have 64 GB with 4 GB RAM while MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 PLAY use 128 GB with 6 GB RAM or 32 GB/64 GB with 4 GB RAM.
  • Main Rear Dual Camera MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 use 12 MP + 5 MP while MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 PLAY use 12 MP + 12 MP b/w

What is Advantage of MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) Specifications:

LCD 6.01 inches
Internal memory 32 GB / 64 GB with 4 GB RAM
Internal memory 128 GB with 6 GB RAM
Main Camera Dual 12 MP + 12 MP, f/2.0 phase detection autofocus, LED flash for MOTO Z3
Main Camera Dual 12 MP + 5 MP, f/1.7 phase detection autofocus, LED flash for MOTO Z3 PLAY
Front Camera 8 MP for selfie photography
Processor Snapdragon 636 Octa-core 2.35 GHz Kryo & 1.9 GHz for MOTO Z3
Processor Snapdragon 835 Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 for MOTO Z3 PLAY
Operating system Android Oreo version 8.1
Battery Li-Ion 3000 mAh

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY)hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

There are some important features inside MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY), such as dual main camera, and have big internal memory at selected version. However the minimum internal memory of MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) is 32 GB with 4 GB RAM. Still big enough to install several applications from Google Play Store like Facebook, Whatsapp, Skype, Viber, Instagram, Line Messenger, Snapchat, WeChat, Telegram, Blackberry Messenger (BBM). Also for game player, MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) will fit for play almost any 3D HD games, because it have Adreno dedicated GPU (graphic processor unit). Please note, that some applications inside Google Play Store may contain viruses or malware, they are usually new or not famous applications. Therefore we have to read as many user reviews as possible to make sure that apps are safe or not. Because it we install that kind of apps then our MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) may become troubles like hang or bricks or hang or bootloop or frozen or LCD touch screen not responsive or LCD screen not responding with our finger touch. These kind of apps usually will not have safe information from Google which said Verified by Play Protect.

If our phone get this troubles, What do we have to do? First we have to try do soft reset or reboot or restart to remove temporary files or caches that can make some trouble at this phone. If our MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) can boot again, then please directly download one good antivirus applications from Google Play Store like AVAST or NORTON, please choose only one we like. The antivirus will try to scan all installed applications and give recommendation setting to our phone. If the problems still happen, then next steps is doing hard reset or master format. Please note, doing hard reset will remove or erase all important data, therefore we have to backup all data first before doing master format. Doing hard reset will remove all Google account from MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY). For safety reasons, please do not install any unknown APK files, because it is very easy to make our phone getting trouble.

How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY)?

At normal situations, we do not need to do any soft reset or reboot unless our MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) apps crash or corrupt that start work not normal or hang or LCD touch screen not responsive with our finger touch. We need to clean temporary files and caches by doing soft reset or reboot or restart. Please press and hold POWER button until MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) shutdown or turn off by itself. After it totally off, then we can press again POWER button to turn it ON. This process will not remove any important data, therefore we can do this process anytime we want. If our MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) still can work properly, but we want to clear temporary files and caches from some applications, then 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 Z3 (PLAY)?

We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) 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.

#Option 1, Hard Reset MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) with menu setting:

This is the option that we can do if MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) still can access the menu setting, then try to hard reset with this step:

  1. Turn on the MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY)
  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 Z3 (PLAY)
  4. Go toMenu Setting > Backup & reset > Factory Data Reset
  5. ChooseReset Phone, continue withErase Everything
  6. The MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) will do the master reset until it finish

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#Option 2, Hard ResetMOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY)with hardware button key:

In some situations, the LCD of MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) is not responding, or frozen or stuck or blank so nothing happen when we navigate or touch the MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) 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 Z3 (PLAY) 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 Z3 (PLAY)
  4. First PressVolume Downbutton about 2 until 3 seconds
  5. Continue with press and releasePower Button
  6. If the combination between step 4 and 5 is success then we will seeBootOption in the LCD screen
  7. Navigate menu withVolume Downbutton to go toRecovery, to choose or enter pressVolume Up
  8. In the step at no.7 success, we will see Motorola Logo with exclamation mark
  9. Press hand holdVolume Upbutton for about 15 seconds (do not releaseVolume Upbutton after 15 seconds) continue directly with pressPower 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 useVolume UpandVolume Downto navigation, and pressPower Buttonto Enter or OK
  12. After finish formatting or hard reset, the MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) will restart from beginning again

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) comes with fingerprint for security protections. Where is MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) fingerprint location? It is located at side body, not like other smartphone which usually put the fingerprint at front or back body. We need to register our fingerprint several time to make it recognize to unlock MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) protections. With good dual camera and front camera, we should secure all important and private data inside this phone by always activate security protections. Some users maybe does not like to use fingerprint, then please use alternative features like screen lock pattern or password pin protections. The problems will be happen when we forgot security answer or can not open with fingerprint scan, what should we do?

Do not worry because we can unlock or bypass forgotten screen lock pattern or password pin protections at MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) use registered Google account. All new Motorola smartphone already use latest Android version with FRP (Factory Reset Protection) for give more security protections when our phone lost and can not reset without password. If we need to force hard reset using hardware button combination key, then previous same Google account username and password will be ask after finish reformat 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 Z3 (PLAY)?

There is no secret hidden code for MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.

How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) ?

There are two phone memory type at MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY), one is internal memory and the other one is external memory. If we want to format internal memory phone then we have to do hard reset or reformat the operating system of MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) as well. Please use menu setting to do hard reset or reformat using #option 1 above, but make sure to give checkbox mark at Erase Internal SD card / Internal storage. Then it will reformat the factory default operating system and remove or erase any data inside internal memory.

To reformat or wipe or erase all data at external memory, we can use menu Setting > Storage > Erase Internal Storage / SD Card. Please always make sure all data has already backup before reformat or wipe everything, because it is hard to recover formatted / wiped data at internal or external storage.

How to Make Battery ofMOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY)Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

The battery of MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) use 3000 mAh. This battery can work fol full one day at normal usage. For game player or movie lover, maybe we will use this phone for several hours continuously, then standard battery will not enough. We can not replace MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) battery with bigger capacity, because it is not removable. Please do some adjustment to make MOTOROLA MOTO Z3 (PLAY) battery work more longer. First please disable all not use connections like GPS or Bluetooth or Wifi or NFC. It is easy to activate and de-activate this features later when we want to use by enable from drop down notification bar. The second steps that we need to do to make battery work more stronger by make LCD screen brightness as low as possible.

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