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moto z2 force edition Software Update

Verizon is pleased to announce a software update for your device. This software update has been tested to help optimize device performance, resolve known issues, apply the latest security patches and, when available, deliver new features.

Before you download:

  • Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network, or make sure it has a strong Verizon Wireless network connection.
  • Ensure your battery is fully charged before starting the software update.

System Update 14

The details:

Release date: 01/24/2020
Android™ Security Patch Level: January 2020
Software Version: PCX29.159-21-3

What's changing:

The device sometimes failed to make or receive calls after the Android Pie Operating System update. This software update addresses an issue in which the phone could occasionally get into a state where it was unable to make (or receive) a voice call.

Fixed an issue where the incoming call ringtone would not match the current ringtone setting when using a work profile (Settings > Sound > Work profile sounds).

System Update Instructions

If you received a notification message for this software update:

  1. Tap Yes, I'm in to start downloading the software update.

  2. Once the software update has finished downloading, Tap Install now.

  3. Your phone will restart automatically after the install.

You've successfully updated your phone.

If you didn't receive a notification message for this software update, follow the steps below to manually update your phone:

  1. Tap the Settings icon in the apps menu.

  2. Tap About phone.

  3. Tap System updates.

  4. Tap Yes, I'm in to start downloading the software update.

  5. Once the software update has finished, tap Install now.

  6. Your phone will restart automatically after the install.

You've successfully updated your phone.

If you don't have a strong connection to Wi-Fi or the Verizon Wireless network, you may not be able to perform a software update over the air. Instead, you can connect your device to a computer with Internet access. Connect your device to your computer using your USB cable, then download the Software Upgrade / Repair Assistant tool to your computer, which will check for software updates and initiate the software update process.

System Update 13

The details:

Release date: 07/29/2019
Android Security Patch Level: June 1, 2019
Software Version: PCX29.159-21

What's changing:

Support 5G through 5G moto mod

Verizon's 5G network uses millimeter wave technology designed for faster peak downloads. Think more devices, more data, and more people—connecting faster than ever.

  • Faster speeds: With 5G speed, you can download an entire 4K movie in just seconds (projected).
  • Dramatically lower latency: Interactive content like augmented and virtual reality is more responsive.
  • Built for connection: Connect all your smart devices and sensors without compromising speed.
  • More mobility: Consistent, reliable coverage helps you get more done, wherever you are.

Simply snap on the 5G moto mod to enable your Moto Z2 Force to work with Verizon's 5G Ultra Wide Band (UWB) network. Learn more about 5G moto mod.

Android 9.0 Pie Update

From the new Intuitive Navigation and Recent App, an improved Do Not Disturb mode, and a colorful settings menu to anticipated longer battery life and revamped split-screen, Android 9.0 Pie improves your mobile experience. Android Pie also brings a redesigned Quick Settings, simplified volume controls, an easier way to manage notifications and more.

After installing the software update you may notice changes that include:


  • Adaptive Battery: Get more from a single charge. Adaptive Battery prioritizes battery power on the apps you use the most and applies restrictions on the ones you use the least. Battery saver can now be activated from 70% or below.
  • Adaptive Brightness: Fewer manual adjustments are necessary for better performance. Machine learning takes notes of your habits and automatically adjusts to your activities.
  • Quick settings improvements: No shortcuts anymore (Toggles are no longer expandable, but pressing and holding a toggle goes to setting detail). The icons have been redesigned with a rounded concept and circular background.
  • Rotation key: Android Pie presents a temporary rotation even with the auto-rotate disabled. A rotation button is displayed whenever it detects your phone has changed orientation.
  • Redesigned Settings app: Colorful icons for each selection with a circular background. It also warns if the phone is muted or in Do not Disturb mode. Order, name, and placement of the settings options have not changed.
  • Better Screenshots: Another handy Android 9.0 feature is the addition of the virtual screenshot button/shortcut to the power menu (the old power and volume down method still works). You can also edit your screenshots immediately after taking them and a delete option is also available.
  • Improved audio controls: The volume slider is now vertical and close to volume buttons. You can switch between Ring, Mute, and Vibrate only mode. Plus, media controls are now the default volume adjusted and Do not disturb cannot be turned on/off via volume keys anymore. Bluetooth device volumes are also accessed whenever connected. As usual, "Volume Up + Power" changes the ring mode to Vibrate.
  • Zoom in text: You can finally manage the annoying mistakes of selecting incorrect text. Now, when you long press a phrase or text, it will automatically magnify at the pointer. It also helps you read small text and selecting words precisely.
  • New and updated emoji: 157 new emojis, as well as a gender-neutral concept.
  • Settings icon while on PIP mode: Tapping the new settings icon brings you to the app's PiP settings, where you can enable or disable the feature.
  • Other UI changes: Time is now on the left side and the search bar is now rounded. There is a new task manager / recents list that now shows a horizontal list instead of vertical and includes the split screen capabilities by pressing the app icon above the thumbnail. Dragging the split screen border will select the app you want in Full screen.


  • Notification UI changes: Notifications now have rounded corners. It also supports inline images/stickers and distinguishes between single/group conversations.
  • Dismissing Notifications: Android Pie will now suggest a couple of actions for the type of notifications you usually dismiss. It will offer to turn off frequently dismissed notifications by asking if you would like to stop seeing these notifications or keep showing them.
  • Notification bar: Maximum of 4 visible notifications in the status bar before the list is truncated with a dot to indicate more unseen icons.
  • Manage Notifications: A shortcut at the bottom of the cards in the notification shade that allows you to see a user-facing list of recent notification activity. If it's something annoying you can flip the toggle right there to disable unwanted notifications in future.


  • Performance improvements: Applications will launch faster and use less memory, improving performance and efficiency.
  • Power efficiency: Refinements to Doze, App Standby, and Background Limits to improve battery life.
  • Background App privacy: System restricts access to phone's microphone, camera, and other sensors (other than GPS). A persistent notification is shown if an app needs access while in background.
  • Bluetooth enhancements: Simultaneous connection of up to 5 Bluetooth audio devices. However, there is no option to simultaneous playback. You need to choose the device to be used. Also, Android 9.0 remembers the last volume level for paired devices.
  • Wi-Fi optimization: Wi-Fi hotspot goes OFF if there is no connection. It disables automatically, preventing others nearby from connecting to your network.
  • Stability improvements: Includes system enhancements and improves the stability of your phone.


  • Security enhancements: An alert tone will be heard when a call is being Recorded to all parties. Also the Pattern unlock hides your swipe trail instead of simply leaving the trail visible until the phone has fully unlocked. This is better for security.
  • Data encryption: Android Pie will now perform client-side data encryption and/or decryption on your phone; authentication is required (password, PIN, pattern), plus Google backs up all information to the cloud, making hacking attacks much more difficult.
  • DNS over TLS support: It creates a secure connection to the DNS server before DNS queries and responses happen. For example, someone monitoring the connection will have a harder time seeing what you're doing.
  • HTTPs by default: All applications built for Android Pie onwards will send and receive data via HTTPS by default, ensuring your data is better protected as you communicate with the app's servers, especially public WiFi.

System Update 12

The details:

Release date: 04/30/2019
Android Security Patch Level: February 1, 2019
Software Version: ODXS27.109-34-17-3-5

What's changing:

The current software update gives you the most up to date Android security patches on your device.

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