Motorola Skip is an optional accessory to unlock your Moto X quickly through trusted NFC without using the password, PIN, or the pattern.
In the Motorola Skip package (which costs you $19.99 from Motorola online store), you can find one Skip (i.e., a clip) and three Skip dots (i.e., stickers). Normally, you can carry the clip, and put the stickers in three different locations (e..g, car, desk..). This makes it possible to use the Skip whenever you want. Moto X can use up to 5 Motorola Skips or Skip dots.
Because Motorola Skip replies on NFC, you must make sure that NFC in your Moto X is enabled when you plan to use Motorola Skip. You can check NFC settings through Settings–More…—NFC.
The setup is fairly simple.
- Unlock your Moto X
- Make sure NFC is enabled
- In Google Play store, find the Motorola Skip Setup app ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.motorola.nfcauthenticator)
- Install this app
- Tap the back of Moto X to either Motorola Skip or any one of the Skip Dots
- Open (start) this newly installed app (Motorola Skip Setup)
- Follow the on-screen instructions
For the first activation, you will be prompted to re-enter your existing PIN and to set a master PIN. For the remaining activations, you just need to tap to activate.
To use the Skip, you just need pair it with your Moto X once.
You can manage all paired Skips from Settings–Security–Manage NFC Unlock.
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