Why you must remove Moto G back cover

For Moto G (consisting of Moto G second Gen), the SIM card slot is under the earlier cover. So, to insert SIMcard, you must remove Moto G earlier cover.

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In enhancement, the micro SD card slot in Moto G 2014 is additionally under the ago cover. You need to remove the Moto G earlier cover to put in your SD card.

However before, for many type of new Moto G or Moto E owners, it have the right to be frustrating to discover the correct means to remove Moto G earlier cover because of Motorola’s distinct style for the back cover.

You cannot peel off the Moto G back cover.

Please follow this guide if you want to rerelocate Moto G back cover effectively. Otherwise, you might damage the earlier cover.

How to remove Moto G back cover? (for Moto G and also Moto G2, Moto G3, Moto G4, and also Moto G5)

Tip 1: Power off your Moto G

It is recommfinished to rerelocate Moto G earlier cover only as soon as the phone is powered off.

To power off Moto G, push and also hold the power button and also follow the on-display screen instructions.

Step 2: Turn Moto G upside down

You should turn Moto G upside down so that the USB port is dealing with up. This is the the majority of comfortable orientation to take off Moto G earlier cover.

Anymeans, Motorola deindications it in this means.

Step 3: Put your finger in the USB charging port, as presented below.

Tip 4: Press your thumb of the hand also in the centre of the back (Motorola logo), as shown listed below.

You need to usage two hands to remove Moto G back cover.

You likewise need to push the Motorola logo difficult (use some force, not just put the thumb there) so that it is easy to pry the cover off.

Step 5: Pry the cover off.


Please remember it is not crucial to usage any type of tools to remove Moto G ago cover. Such devices might damage the cover or interior parts

If you still have actually troubles to take off Moto G ago cover, you may examine this official video.

How around Moto E ago cover?

Moto E earlier cover shares a comparable architecture of Moto G ago cover.

So, you can remove Moto E ago cover via the the same approach mentioned on this page.

This applies to both Moto E and Moto E second Gen (Moto E 2015).

But for newer Moto E gadgets, for instance, Moto E6, there is a notch on the side for you to rerelocate the back cover, as explained in this overview.

Which Moto G models have actually a non-removable earlier cover?

For the following Moto G phones, you cannot rerelocate the ago cover unmuch less you break it (or usage a warm gun :

These Moto G phones were designed through a non-removable ago cover. The ago cover in these phones is typically glued to the phone. If the material is glass, you need a heat gun to rerelocate the earlier cover. If it is plastic (generally in the Play or Power models), then you cannot usage a warmth gun.

Please note, for these Moto G phones, it is NOT essential to open up the back cover. The SIM card slot can be accessed from the side or optimal of the phone.

So, you must NOT remove the ago cover of these Moto G phones.

Can you remove Moto G ago cover or rerelocate Moot E earlier cover now?

If you have actually difficulties or questions to remove Moto G earlier cover or to rerelocate Moto E ago cover, please let us recognize them in the comment box listed below.

The area will attempt to aid you.

For even more Moto G digital hands-on peras, please check this page.

For comprehensive step-by-action guides, please check Moto G How-to guides page.

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Simon, Thanks for the response, I have provided 2 official ejection pins sent via my sim card once I newly changed carriers. When both of those broke, I then tried a paper clip. I gave up and took the phone to a shop. The tech took it in back so I don’t know exactly how he opened up it, but he did. He took out the previous carrier’s sim card and also was reluctant to put in the brand-new one bereason he sassist the eject system inside the phone was gone so no amount of pushing on the eject pin would ever open the slot aobtain. I shelp i didn’t anticipate having actually to change sim cards again so go ahead. We put the brand-new card in yet it turned out to be defective. The carrier has actually sent a new card however I have actually no means to rearea it currently. In the absence of installing the new card, I am frequently unable to acquire and send texts and tbelow are various other issues that don’t work properly.


Ace Foulds says

January 24, 2021 at 11:15 pm

The sim card door on my G6 will not open up. I’ve damaged 2 devices and it sindicate will certainly not eject. I really must rearea the card. Any suggestions?


jmcdhouse says

November 25, 2019 at 6:09 pm

Absolutely cannot acquire the cover off my G5S Plus (US version). I can’t watch the YouTube video either. It claims “Video uneasily accessible. This video is personal.”


Harry Penberthy says

November 15, 2019 at 4:16 pm

Hello.I sindicate can’t obtain the earlier cover off, come what might !!!Regards, Harry.


Glen says

June 1, 2019 at 1:31 pm

My wife’s G4 play does NOT have actually a notch contrary to the user hand-operated.I discovered a tray on the top left side that holds the nano SIM and SD card.

The tray is designed to open up utilizing a “sim tool”, however a tiny paper clip will certainly work-related.Just push the paper clip into the hole and also the tray pops out.

The Moto phones are great because they’re cheap, unlocked, not loaded through crap-ware, and also the radios are impressive, yet I need to ask if the Moto execs ever before check out the user manual and adjust their SIM cards or they usage iPhones???

Thank you to this internet website for hosting this forum!Hope this helps.


Dianne DeThomaso says

April 6, 2019 at 1:01 am

Hi I have a moto e5 and also also after watching a YouTube video of it I still can’t open it. This is insane!!!! Can I take it to a store that sells tracfones. Is tbelow one more method to open up this?


Saifee Akber says

January 8, 2019 at 10:02 am

Cannot open the earlier of MotoG5. tried tough however in vain. please present the simple method to remove this cover.


Marie says

July 27, 2018 at 2:30 am

G6Play — very same issue as explained over, cannot obtain it open


James Buchanan says

March 13, 2018 at 8:36 pm

I have actually simply bought a motog5. Getting the cover off was a genuinely painful endure even using the proper bit indentation thing. This is literally terrible style. I’ve likewise slightly damaged the phone in the procedure.


Susan says

January 10, 2018 at 9:51 am

Just like all above I have the right to NOT acquire the cover off. The cover in the instructions is NOT the same as on my Moto G5.Can’t adjust my SIM Card, so just how the hell am I meant to usage my phone……!!!!


Steve says

January 7, 2018 at 8:21 pm

I shed all my nails and also was enormously frustrated as well. But then experienced a YouTube video that provides it clear that THE INSTRUCTIONS ARE WRONG. DO NOT USE the USB Charging Port slot to attempt to open the phone. Use the small slot that is to the right of the USB port. Then it comes appropriate off!!

Bad marks obtained to the dreadful instructions & illustration


Andy says

February 17, 2018 at 10:18 am

I spent twenty minutes swearing and breaking nails before reading your advice- came off in a few seconds!! thankyiou


Hazel Jenkins says

January 5, 2018 at 4:40 pm

Went from a g4play which was simple to open to this nightmare!Taking mine back after having for 4 hours!


Fingernailmuch less says

January 4, 2018 at 6:01 pm

3 hours, no nails left, no one speaking to each various other the worst phone ever dont think we will certainly ever gain in the thing


James says

December 12, 2017 at 11:26 am

One hour of trying…no nails left. Ssuggest won’t open. Will need to rerevolve for a phone that I have the right to take the earlier off. The designer should be hunted down….unbelievable. Just peel off the earlier my arse………


Fingernailless says

January 4, 2018 at 6:07 pm

Did you ever obtain in it? we are having actually the same troubles, agree with every little thing you said ,stupid stupid phone


Robyn says

November 9, 2017 at 8:59 am

So disappointed. Just purchased the Moto G5 and I can’t obtain the cover off. Can’also save trying to gain it off at present as my finger tips are so sore from attempting to. Why make it so difficult?


divya says

October 15, 2017 at 8:17 am

Omg! Its so difficult i couldnt rerelocate the earlier instance.


simon says

October 15, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Just practice. Please note different generations of Moto G ago covers are various

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Cjk says

November 8, 2017 at 7:17 pm

Just obtained my phone, and have actually been functioning tough to try to gain this cover off. I don’t desire to usage devices, but think I’m going to have to! Ridiculous.


Anne Barnes says

September 12, 2017 at 9:57 am

I can’t carry out it. What now?


Anne Barnes says

September 12, 2017 at 10:01 am

Finally have done. Babsence Mark for the designer.

It is actually not so challenging to open up the earlier cover if you get provided to it. The timing and pressure as soon as pushing the logo are necessary.

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Anymeans, users are not expected to open up the ago cover regularly.

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