Secure Startup on Moto G5 Plus

Does anyone know how to enable “Secure Startup” on a Moto G5 Plus (8.1.0)?

There are instructions provided for the Samsung Galaxy in Republic Wireless help, but it doesn’t match up with my phone. I don’t see the same Settings categories and functions.

Hi @bobh.2xfa3l and welcome back to the community!

While the Moto’s don’t have the “Secure Startup” like the Galaxy, it does offer the ability to SIM lock it so you’ll need to enter a pin to start up the phone.

Secure phone - Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Hope this helps! :slightly_smiling_face:

Hi @bobh.2xfa3l,

As it turns out Motos do indeed have a variation of Secure startup. It’s hidden where one sets up their screen lock password. To access it:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Security & location.
  3. Tap Screen lock.
  4. Enter your PIN, Pattern or Password as appropriate.
  5. Tap your current screen lock method.
  6. Accept the offer for Secure start-up.

Should you decide this isn’t for you, Republic describes how to reverse it here:


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