Just ordered a Moto X4. It’s currently on backorder, which (hopefully) will work out OK because it is for a birthday present 3 weeks from now.
I go totally OCD when I buy something, and researched all the various issues that I could find with the phone over the last year or so. Encouraging is that many/most issues seem to have been ironed out. However, I’m wanting this to go as seamlessly as possible. It seems software updates sometimes make things not want to play well together. So… Here’s what I’m planning:
Fire it up, don’t set up the phone with Republic just yet. Check for OS updates (if it is not currently up to date). Update the various installed apps (Gmail, Chrome, etc.) Let things settle in a bit. Then? Perhaps wipe cache (to get a fresh start)? Factory reset (is that being a bit harsh?)
Then fire up Republic, connect to my account, etc. Connect up Gmail.
In the past, some of the glitches I read about were solved by going into some of the various settings. Are there any non-obvious settings that it wouldn’t hurt to check before putting the phone into daily use?
Suggestions for setting up some of the new-to-me features like fingerprint recognition?
I’m reasonably tech savvy, but I know that sometimes there are tips that existing users have figured out to make things go smoother.