Motorola Moto X — kill the network name

This one's not exactly new (you'll find it on the 2013 phone as well), but it's one of the first things you're going to want to do when you get your new Moto X, and so it's worth a reminder here. When you first boot up, you're going to see the name of the network you're on in the status bar up top. And you're going to wonder why it's sitting there, doing absolutely nothing of use. You bought the phone. You know damned well which network it's on.

Well, you can get rid of it. Here's how.

Die network name!

  1. Go to the main settings screen. Under "Wireless and Networks" choose "More."
  2. Now choose "Mobile Networks."
  3. Uncheck "Show mobile network."

We still don't know who to blame for that being a thing in the first place — just be glad Motorola gave us an option to kill it.