User guide

XperiaTM V

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Contents
XperiaTM V User guide..................................................................6
Getting started..............................................................................7
About this User guide........................................................................7
AndroidTM ­ what and why?...............................................................7
Phone overview..................................................................................8
Assembly...........................................................................................9
Turning the device on and off..........................................................11
Locking and unlocking the screen...................................................11
Setup guide......................................................................................12
Accounts and services.....................................................................12

Getting to know your device.....................................................13
Using the keys.................................................................................13
Using the touchscreen.....................................................................13
Battery..............................................................................................15
Lock screen.....................................................................................18
Home screen....................................................................................18
Taking a screenshot.........................................................................21
Accessing and using applications...................................................21
Status and notifications...................................................................23
Accessing settings...........................................................................25
On-screen keyboard........................................................................25
Phonepad.........................................................................................26
Entering text using voice input........................................................27
Editing text.......................................................................................28
Personalising the Xperia keyboard..................................................28
Customising your device.................................................................29
Memory............................................................................................31
Using a headset ..............................................................................32
Internet and messaging settings......................................................33
Controlling data usage.....................................................................34
Mobile network settings...................................................................34

Downloading applications.........................................................36
Downloading applications from Google PlayTM...............................36
Downloading applications from other sources................................36

Calling..........................................................................................37
Making calls.....................................................................................37
Receiving calls.................................................................................38
Ongoing calls...................................................................................39
Using the call log.............................................................................39
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Forwarding calls...............................................................................40
Restricting calls................................................................................40
Multiple calls....................................................................................40
Conference calls..............................................................................41
Voicemail..........................................................................................41
Emergency calls...............................................................................42

Contacts......................................................................................43
Transferring contacts.......................................................................43
Searching and viewing contacts......................................................44
Adding and editing contacts............................................................45
Favourites and groups.....................................................................46
Sending contact information............................................................46
Avoiding duplicate entries in the Contacts application...................46
Backing up contacts........................................................................47

Messaging and chat...................................................................48
Reading and sending messages......................................................48
Organising your messages..............................................................49
Calling from a message...................................................................50
Messaging settings..........................................................................50
Instant messaging and video chat...................................................50

Email............................................................................................52
Setting up email...............................................................................52
Sending and receiving email messages..........................................52
Email preview pane..........................................................................53
Organising your email messages.....................................................54
Email account settings.....................................................................55
GmailTM............................................................................................55

Music...........................................................................................56
Transferring music to your device...................................................56
Listening to music............................................................................56
WALKMAN home screen ................................................................57
Playlists............................................................................................58
Sharing music..................................................................................59
Enhancing the sound.......................................................................60
Visualiser .........................................................................................60
Recognising music with TrackIDTM..................................................60

FM radio......................................................................................62
Listening to the radio.......................................................................62
Favourite radio channels..................................................................63
Sound settings.................................................................................63

Camera........................................................................................64
Taking photos and recording videos...............................................64
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Adding the geographical position to your photos...........................65
General camera settings..................................................................65
Still camera settings.........................................................................66
Video camera settings.....................................................................69

Album..........................................................................................71
Viewing photos and videos..............................................................71
Sharing and managing photos and videos......................................72
Editing photos with the Photo editor application.............................73
Photo albums...................................................................................74
Viewing your photos on a map........................................................75

Movies.........................................................................................77
Watching videos in the Movies application.....................................77
Transferring video content to your device.......................................78
Managing video content..................................................................78

Web browser...............................................................................79
Browsing the web............................................................................79

Connectivity................................................................................80
Connecting to wireless networks.....................................................80
Sharing content with DLNA CertifiedTM devices..............................83
NFC..................................................................................................85
Bluetooth® wireless technology......................................................87
Connecting your device to a computer...........................................90
Connecting your device to a TV set using a cable..........................93
Screen mirroring..............................................................................93
Smart Connect.................................................................................94

Synchronising data on your device..........................................96
About synchronising data on your device.......................................96
Synchronising with GoogleTM services............................................96
Synchronising with Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®.................96
Synchronising with FacebookTM......................................................97

Maps and locations....................................................................99
Location services and sources........................................................99
Using GPS.......................................................................................99
Google MapsTM..............................................................................100

Calendar and alarm clock.......................................................101
Calendar.........................................................................................101
Alarm clock....................................................................................101

Support and maintenance.......................................................104
Updating your device.....................................................................104
Backup and restore application.....................................................105
Resetting your device....................................................................106
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Locking and protecting your device..............................................107
Finding your device........................................................................109
Support application.......................................................................109
Recycling your device....................................................................109

Reference..................................................................................110
Status and notification icons overview..........................................110
Application overview......................................................................111

Important information..............................................................113
Important information leaflet..........................................................113
Limitations to services and features..............................................113
Water resistance............................................................................113
Legal information...........................................................................114

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XperiaTM V User guide

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Getting started
About this User guide
This is the XperiaTM V User guide for the AndroidTM 4.3 (Jelly Bean) software version.
If you're not sure which software version your device is running, you can check it via
the Settings menu. For more information about software updates, see Updating your
device.
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To check the current software version of your device
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > About phone > Android version.

AndroidTM ­ what and why?
Your XperiaTM from Sony runs on the AndroidTM platform. AndroidTM devices can
perform many of the same functions as a computer and you can customise them to
your own needs. For example, you can add and delete applications, or enhance
existing applications to improve functionality. On Google PlayTM you can download a
range of applications and games from a constantly growing collection. You can also
integrate applications on your AndroidTM device with other applications and with
online services that you use. For example, you can back up your contacts, access
your different email accounts and calendars from one place, keep track of your
appointments, and engage in social networking.
AndroidTM devices are constantly evolving. When a new software version is available
and your device supports this new software, you can update your device to get new
features and the latest improvements.
Your AndroidTM device is pre-loaded with GoogleTM services. To get the most out of the
provided GoogleTM services, you should have a GoogleTM account and sign in to it when you
first start your device. You also need to have Internet access to use many of the features in
AndroidTM.
New software releases may not be compatible with all devices.

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Phone overview

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Front camera lens

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Ear speaker

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Proximity sensor 1

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Headset connector

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Light sensor

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Notification light

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Proximity sensor 2

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Volume/Zoom key

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Power key

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Strap hole

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Main microphone

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Camera lens

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Second microphone

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Connector for charger/USB cable

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Connector for charging dock

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Camera light

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Water sensor (factory use only)

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Speaker

Assembly
To insert the micro SIM card
Do not insert a memory card into the micro SIM card holder.

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Remove the battery cover and the battery, then pull out the micro SIM card
holder.
Place the micro SIM card into the micro SIM card holder, with the goldcoloured contacts facing down.
Push the micro SIM card and the holder back into the phone.
To insert a memory card
Do not insert a micro SIM card into the memory card slot.

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Remove the battery cover and the battery.
Insert the memory card into the phone, with the gold-coloured contacts facing
down.
The memory card may not be included at purchase in all markets.

To insert the battery

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Insert the battery with the battery usage labels facing down and the connectors
facing each other.
To remove the micro SIM card

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Turn off your phone.
Remove the battery cover and the battery.
Pull out the micro SIM card holder.
Remove the micro SIM card.
To remove the memory card

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Turn off the phone.
To attach the battery cover

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Place the cover over the back of the phone so that the camera lens hole in the
cover fits over the camera lens.
Press down firmly on all edges of the battery cover to make sure it gets
attached tightly.

Turning the device on and off
To turn on the device

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Press and hold down the power key until the device vibrates.
If your screen goes dark, briefly press the power key to activate the screen.
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Enter your SIM card PIN when requested, then tap
If your screen is locked, place a finger on the screen and swipe up or down to
unlock it.
Wait a while for the device to start.
Your SIM card PIN is initially supplied by your network operator, but you can change it later
from the Settings menu. To correct a mistake made while entering your SIM card PIN, tap
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To turn off the device
Press and hold down the power key
In the options menu, tap Power off.
Tap OK.

until the options menu opens.

It may take a while for the device to shut down.

Locking and unlocking the screen
When your device is on and left idle for a set period of time, the screen darkens to
save battery power, and locks automatically. This lock prevents unwanted actions on
the touch screen when you are not using it.

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To activate the screen
Briefly press the power key

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To unlock the screen
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Place a finger on the screen and swipe up or down.
There are several ways to unlock the screen. For more information, see Setting a screen lock
on page 107.

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To lock the screen
When the screen is active, briefly press the power key

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Setup guide
The first time you start your device, a setup guide opens to help you configure basic
settings, sign in to some accounts, and personalise your device. For example, if you
have a Sony Entertainment Network account, you can sign in to it and start enjoying
music, videos and games from the Sony Entertainment Network on your device. Or
you can create a new account directly on your device.
You can also access the setup guide later from the Settings menu.
Sony Entertainment Network with Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited is not available in every
market. Separate subscription required. Additional terms and conditions apply.

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To access the setup guide manually
From the Home screen, tap .
Tap Settings > Setup guide.

Accounts and services
Sign in to your online service accounts from your device to get easy access when
you're on the move. For example, you can integrate contacts from your GoogleTM
account into your Contacts, so you have everything in one place. You can sign up to
new online services from your device as well as from a computer.

GoogleTM account
Having a GoogleTM account is key to using a range of applications and services with
your AndroidTM device. You need a GoogleTM account, for example, to use the
GmailTM application in your device, to chat with friends using HangoutsTM, and to
synchronise the calendar application on your device with your Google CalendarTM.
You also need a GoogleTM account to download applications and games, music,
movies and books from Google PlayTM.

Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® account
Synchronise your device with your corporate Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
account. This way, you keep your work email, contacts and calendar events with you
at all times.

FacebookTM account
FacebookTM is a social networking service that connects you with friends, family and
colleagues around the world. Set up Facebook to work on your device so that you
can stay in touch from anywhere.

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Getting to know your device
Using the keys

Back
· Go back to the previous screen
· Close the on-screen keypad, a dialog box, an options menu, the Notification panel, or an
application
Home
· Go to the Home screen
Task
· Tap to open a window showing your most recently used applications and a small apps bar

Using the touchscreen
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To open or highlight an item
Tap the item.

Marking options
Marked checkbox
Unmarked checkbox
Marked list option
Unmarked list option

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To mark or unmark options
Tap the relevant checkbox or list option.

Zooming
The zoom options available depend on the application you are using.

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To zoom

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Place two fingers on the screen at once and pinch them together (to zoom out)
or spread them apart (to zoom in).
When you use two fingers on the screen to zoom, it is only possible to zoom if both fingers
are within the zoomable area. If you, for example, want to zoom in on a photo, make sure that
both fingers are within the photo frame area.

Scrolling
Scroll by moving your finger up or down on the screen. On some web pages you can
also scroll to the sides.
Dragging or flicking will not activate anything on the screen.

To scroll

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Drag or flick your finger in the direction you want to scroll on the screen.
To scroll more quickly, flick your finger in the direction you want to go on the screen.

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To flick

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To scroll more quickly, flick your finger in the direction you want to go on the
screen. You can wait for the scrolling movement to stop by itself, or you can
stop it immediately by tapping the screen.

Sensors
Your device has sensors that detect both light and proximity. The light sensor detects
the ambient light level and adjusts the brightness of the screen accordingly. The
proximity sensor turns the touch screen off during voice calls when your ear is close
to the screen. This prevents you from unintentionally activating other functions on
your device when you are engaged in a call.

Battery
Charging the battery
Your battery is partly charged when you buy your device. It may take a few minutes
before the battery icon appears on the screen when you connect the charger cable
to a power source, such as a USB port or a charger. You can still use your device
while it is charging. Charging your device over a long period of time, for example,
overnight, does not damage the battery or the device.
To charge your device

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Plug the charger into a power outlet.
Plug one end of the USB cable into the charger (or into the USB port of a
computer).
Plug the other end of the cable into the micro USB port on your device, with
the USB symbol facing up. The notification light illuminates when charging
begins.
When the device is fully charged, disconnect the cable from your device by
pulling it straight outwards. Make sure not to bend the connector.
Use the charger and USB cable provided with the device to ensure faster charging. If the
battery is completely discharged, it may take a few minutes before the notification light
illuminates and the charging icon appears.

Battery notification light status

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Green

The battery charge level is greater than 90%

Flashing red

The battery level is low

Orange

The battery is charging and the battery charge level is less than 90%

To check the battery level
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > About phone > Status > Battery level.

Improving battery performance
The following tips can help you improve battery performance:
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Charge your device often. This will not affect the lifetime of the battery.
Downloading data from the Internet is power consuming. When you're not using the
Internet, you can save power by disabling all data connections over mobile networks.
This setting does not prevent your device from transmitting data over other wireless
networks.
Turn off Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi® connections when you don't need these features.
You can turn them on and off more easily from the Notification panel by dragging
down the status bar.
Use the STAMINA mode and Low battery mode features to reduce battery
consumption. You can select the power saving mode that best suits the way you use
your device. You can also customise the settings of each power saving mode.
Set your synchronisation applications (used to synchronise your email, calendar and
contacts) to synchronise manually. You can also synchronise automatically, but
increase the synchronisation intervals.
Check the battery usage menu in your device to see which applications use the most
power. Your battery consumes more power when you use video and music streaming
applications, such as YouTubeTM. Some applications downloaded from Google
PlayTM may also consume more power.
Close and exit applications that you are not using.
Lower the screen display brightness level.
Turn off your device or activate the Airplane mode setting if you are in an area with
no network coverage. Otherwise, your device repeatedly scans for available
networks, and this consumes power.
Use a SonyTM original handsfree device to listen to music. Handsfree devices
demand less battery power than your device's own loudspeakers.
Keep your device in standby whenever possible. Standby time refers to the time
during which your device is connected to the network and is not being used.
Disable any live wallpaper.

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To access the battery usage menu
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Power management > Battery usage.

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Using STAMINA mode
Activate the STAMINA mode feature to pause your Wi-Fi® connection, data traffic
and several power consuming applications when your screen is inactive. When
STAMINA mode is active, you can still receive phone calls, and text and multimedia
messages. You can also set up an applications list to allow some applications to
keep running when your screen is inactive. Once the screen becomes active again, all
paused functions are resumed.
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To activate STAMINA mode
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Find and tap Power management.
Drag the slider beside STAMINA mode to the right, then tap Activate.
appears in the status bar when STAMINA mode is activated.

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To deactivate STAMINA mode
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Power management.
Tap next to STAMINA mode.

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To change the settings for STAMINA mode
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Power management.
To open the settings menu, tap STAMINA mode.
Add or remove applications, as desired.
When you're finished, tap Done.

Estimating the standby time of your device
Standby time refers to the amount of time the battery can last when your device is
connected to the network but is not in active use, for example, to receive or make
phone calls. STAMINA mode, when activated, continuously evaluates the remaining
standby time, which can vary depending on how you use your device. STAMINA
mode is more effective in lengthening the standby time if you keep the screen of your
device locked. If you rarely lock the screen, you may not see much improvement in
battery performance.
When you use your device for the first time, the estimated standby time may not be accurate
since there is no previous usage history to estimate from.

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To view the estimated standby time
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Power management.

Using Low battery mode
You can activate the Low battery mode feature to save power when the battery level
is low. This feature helps you to adjust the settings for screen brightness, data traffic
and the vibrate function so that you can reduce battery consumption.
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To activate Low battery mode
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Power management.
Tap next to Low battery mode, then tap Activate.

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To deactivate Low battery mode
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Power management.
Tap next to Low battery mode.

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To change the settings for Low battery mode
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Power management.
To open the settings menu, tap Low battery mode.
Adjust the settings as desired.
When you're finished, tap .

Lock screen
The lock screen is the screen that you see when the device is locked but the screen
is active. The lock screen can have up to five panes and you can add one widget to
each pane. You can then access these widgets from the lock screen. For example,
you can add the Calendar widget and an email widget so that you can gain quicker
access to these applications.
The Clock widget is located by default in the middle pane of the lock screen.

To add a widget to the lock screen
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To activate the screen, briefly press the power key .
Swipe inwards from the top left area of the screen until appears, then tap it.
If required, enter your PIN code, pattern or password to unlock the screen.
Find and tap the widget that you want to add.
Follow the on-screen instructions, if necessary, to finish adding the widget.
To remove a widget from the lock screen

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To activate the screen, briefly press the power key .
Touch and hold the widget that you want to remove, then drag it to .
To move a widget on the lock screen

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To activate the screen, briefly press the power key .
Touch and hold the widget that you want to move, then drag it to the new
location.

Home screen
The Home screen is the starting point for using your device. You can customise it
with applications, widgets, shortcuts, folders, themes, and wallpaper. You can also
add extra panes.
The Home screen extends beyond the regular screen display width, so you need to
flick left or right to view content in all of the Home screen's panes.
shows which part of the Home screen you are in. You can
set a pane as the main Home screen pane, and add or delete panes.

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To go to the Home screen
Press .

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To browse the Home screen
Flick right or left.

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To set a pane as the main Home screen pane
Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
Flick left or right to browse to the pane that you want to set as your main Home
screen pane, then tap .

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To add a pane to your Home screen
Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
Flick left or right to browse the panes, then tap .

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To delete a pane from your Home screen
Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
Flick left or right to browse to the pane that you want to delete, then tap .

Widgets
Widgets are small applications that you can use directly on your Home screen. For
example, the "WALKMAN" widget allows you to start playing music directly.
Some widgets are resizable, so you can expand them to view more content or shrink
them to save space on your Home screen.
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To add a widget to the Home screen
Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates,
then tap Widgets.
Find and tap the widget that you want to add.
To resize a widget
Touch and hold a widget until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then release
the widget. If the widget can be resized, for example, the Calendar widget,
then a highlighted frame and resizing dots appear.
Drag the dots inward or outward to shrink or expand the widget.
To confirm the new size of the widget, tap anywhere on the Home screen.

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Rearranging your Home screen
Customise the appearance of your Home screen and change the features that you
can access from it. Change the screen background, move items around, create
folders, and add shortcuts and widgets.

Customisation options
When you touch and hold an empty area of your Home screen, the following
customisation options appear:
Add widgets to your Home screen.
Add applications and shortcuts.
Set a wallpaper for your Home screen.
Set a background theme.

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To view customisation options from the Home screen
Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates
and customisation options appear at the bottom of the screen.
To add a shortcut to your Home screen
Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates
and the customisation menu appears.
In the customisation menu, tap Apps.
Scroll through the list of applications and select an application. The selected
application gets added to the Home screen.
In step 3, alternatively, you can tap Shortcuts and then select an application from the list
available. If you use this method to add shortcuts, some of the applications available allow
you to add specific functionality to the shortcut.

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To move an item on the Home screen
Touch and hold the item until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then drag
the item to the new location.

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To delete an item from the Home screen
Touch and hold an item until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then drag the
item to .

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To create a folder on the Home screen
Touch and hold an application icon or a shortcut until it magnifies and the
device vibrates, then drag and drop it on top of another application icon or
shortcut.

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To add items to a folder on the Home screen
Touch and hold an item until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then drag the
item to the folder.

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To rename a folder on the Home screen
Tap the folder to open it.
Tap the folder's title bar to show the Folder name field.
Enter the new folder name and tap Done.

Changing the background of your Home screen
Adapt the Home screen to your own style using wallpapers and different themes.
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To change your Home screen wallpaper
Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
Tap Wallpapers and select an option.
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To set a theme for your Home screen
Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
Tap Themes, then select a theme.
When you change a theme, the background also changes in some applications.

Taking a screenshot
You can capture still images of any screen on your device as a screenshot.
Screenshots you take are automatically saved in Album.
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To take a screenshot
Press and hold down the power key and the volume down key simultaneously
until you hear a clicking sound.
To view the screenshot, drag the status bar fully downwards.

Accessing and using applications
Open applications from shortcuts on your Home screen or from the Application
screen.

Application screen
The Application screen, which you open from your Home screen, contains the
applications that come pre-installed on your device as well as the applications you
download.
The Application screen extends beyond the regular screen width, so you need to flick
left and right to view all content.
To open the Application screen

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From your Home screen, tap

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To browse the Application screen
From the Application screen, flick right or left.

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To open the Application screen menu
When the Application screen is open, drag the left edge of the screen to the
right.
To add an application shortcut to the Home screen
From the Application screen, touch and hold an application icon until the
screen vibrates, then drag the icon to the top of the screen. The Home screen
opens.
Drag the icon to the desired location on the Home screen, then release your
finger.

Opening and closing applications
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To open an application
From your Home screen or the Application screen, tap the application.

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To close an application
Press .
Some applications are paused when you press
to exit, while other applications may
continue to run in the background. In the first case, the next time you open the application,
you can continue where you left off. Remember that some applications may cause data
connection charges when they are running in the background, for example, social networking
services.

Recently used applications window
You can switch between recently used applications from this window. You can also
open small apps.
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To open the recently used applications window
Press .

Using small apps
From the recently used applications window, you can get quick access to several
small apps at any time using the small apps bar. A small app only takes up a small
area of your screen. So you can interact with a small app and another application at
the same time on the same screen.
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To open the small apps bar
Press .

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To open a small app
To make the small apps bar appear, press
Tap the small app that you want to open.

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You can open several small apps at the same time.

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To close a small app
Tap on the small app window.

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To move a small app
When the small app is open, touch and hold the top left corner of the small
app, then move it to the desired location.

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To minimise a small app
When the small app is open, touch and hold the top left corner of the small
app, then drag it to the right edge or to the bottom edge of the screen.

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To rearrange the small apps in the small apps bar
Touch and hold a small app and drag it to the desired position.

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To remove a small app from the small apps bar
Touch and hold a small app, then drag it to .

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To restore a previously removed small app
Open the small apps bar, then tap
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Touch and hold the small app that you want to restore, then drag it into the
small apps bar.

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To download a small app
From the small apps bar, tap
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Search for the small app that you want to download, then follow the
instructions to download it and complete the installation.

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To add a widget as a small app
To make the small apps bar appear, press .
Tap
> > .
Select a widget.
Enter a name for the widget, if desired, then tap OK.

Application menu
You can open a menu at any time when you are using an application. The menu will
look different depending on which application you are using.
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To open a menu in an application
While using the application, press .
A menu is not available in all applications.

Rearranging your Application screen
Move the applications around on the Application screen according to your
preferences.
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To arrange applications on the Application screen
To open the Application screen menu, drag the left edge of the Application
screen to the right.
Select the desired option under SHOW APPS.
To move an application on the Application screen
To open the Application screen menu, drag the left edge of the Application
screen to the right.
Make sure that Own order is selected underSHOW APPS.
Touch and hold the application until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then
drag it to the new location.
To uninstall an application from the Application screen
To open the Application screen menu, drag the left edge of the Application
screen to the right.
Tap Uninstall. All uninstallable applications are indicated by .
Tap the application that you want to uninstall, then tap Uninstall.

Status and notifications
The status bar at the top of your screen shows what's going on in your device. To the
left you get notifications when there is something new or ongoing. For example, new
message and calendar notifications appear here. The right side shows the signal
strength, battery status, and other information.

The status bar allows you to adjust basic settings on your device, for example,
Wi-Fi®, BluetoothTM, data traffic, and sound. You can also open the settings menu
from the Notification panel to change other settings.
A notification light also gives you battery status information and some notifications.
For example, a flashing blue light means there is a new message or a missed call.
The notification light may not work when the battery level is low.

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Checking notifications and ongoing activities
You can drag down the status bar to open the Notification panel and get more
information. For example, you can use the panel to open a new message or view a
calendar event. You can also open some applications that run in the background,
such as the music player.
To open the Notification panel

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Drag the status bar downwards.
To close the Notification panel

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Drag the tab at the bottom of the Notification panel upwards.

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To take action on a notification
Tap the notification.

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To dismiss a notification from the Notification panel
Place your finger on a notification and flick left or right.

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To clear all notifications from the Notification panel
Tap Clear.

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Setting your device from the Notification panel
You can open the settings menu from the Notification panel to adjust device quick
settings. For example, you can turn on Wi-Fi®.
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To open the device settings menu from the Notification panel
Drag the status bar downwards.
Tap .

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To adjust sound settings from the Notification panel
Drag the status bar downwards.
Tap .

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To control the Bluetooth® function from the Notification panel
Drag the status bar downwards.
Tap .

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To control the Wi-Fi® function from the Notification panel
Drag the status bar downwards.
Tap .

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To adjust brightness level from the Notification panel
Drag the status bar downwards.
Tap .

Customising quick settings from the Notification panel
You can customise quick settings from the Notification panel by selecting the quick
settings you want, and rearranging their order. You can select up to 10 quick
settings, or you can also select none of them.
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To select quick settings from the Notification panel
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Find and tap Display> Quick settings.
Select the quick settings you want.

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To rearrange the quick settings from the Notification panel
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Find and tap Display> Quick settings.
Touch and hold
beside a quick setting, then move it to the desired position.

Accessing settings
View and change settings for your device from the Settings menu. The Settings menu
is accessible from both the Notification panel and the Application screen.
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To access your device settings
From your Home screen, tap .
Tap Settings.
You can also drag the status bar downwards on the Home screen and tap
device settings.

to access your

On-screen keyboard
You can enter text with the on-screen QWERTY keyboard by tapping each letter
individually, or you can use the Gesture input feature and slide your finger from letter
to letter to form words.
You can select up to three languages for text input. The keyboard detects the
language that you are using and predicts the words for that language as you type.
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Some applications open the on-screen keyboard automatically, for example, email
and text messaging applications.

1 Delete a character before the cursor.
2 Enter a carriage return or confirm text input.
3 Enter a space.
4 Personalise your keyboard. This key disappears after the keyboard is personalised.
5 Display numbers and symbols. For even more symbols, tap
6 Switch between lower-case , upper-case
access extra characters in the language.

and caps

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. For some languages, this key is used to

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To display the on-screen keyboard to enter text
Tap a text entry field.

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To use the on-screen keyboard in landscape orientation
When the on-screen keyboard is displayed, turn the device sideways.
You may need to adjust the settings in some applications to enable landscape orientation.

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To enter text character by character
To enter a character visible on the keyboard, tap the character.
To enter a character variant, touch and hold a regular keyboard character to
get a list of available options, then select from the list. For example, to enter
"é", touch and hold "e" until other options appear, then, while keeping your
finger pressed on the keyboard, drag to and select "é".
To enter a period
After you enter a word, double-tap the space bar.
To enter text using the Gesture input function
When the on-screen keyboard is displayed, slide your finger from letter to letter
to trace the word that you want to write.
After you finish entering a word, lift up your finger. A word suggestion appears
based on the letters that you have traced.
If the word that you want does not appear, tap
to see other options and
select accordingly. If the desired option does not appear, delete the entire
word and trace it again, or enter the word by tapping each letter individually.
To change the Gesture input settings
When the on-screen keyboard is displayed, tap .
Tap , then tap Keyboard settings > Text input settings.
To activate or deactivate the Gesture input function, mark or unmark the
Gesture input checkbox.

Phonepad
The Phonepad is similar to a standard 12-key telephone keypad. It gives you
predictive text and multi-tap input options. You can activate the Phonepad text input
method via the keyboard settings. The Phonepad is only available in portrait
orientation.
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1 Choose a text input option. You can tap each character once and use word suggestions, or keep
tapping the key until the desired character is selected.
2 Delete a character before the cursor.
3 Enter a carriage return or confirm text input.
4 Enter a space.
5 Display symbols and smileys.
6 Display numbers.
7 Change the character case and turn on the caps lock.

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To open the Phonepad for the first time
Tap a text entry field, then tap .
Tap , then tap Keyboard settings.
Tap Keyboard appearance > Keyboard layout.
Select the Phonepad.
To enter text using the Phonepad
appears in the Phonepad, tap each character key only once, even if
When
the letter you want is not the first letter on the key. Tap the word that appears
or tap
to view more word suggestions and select a word from the list.
When appears in the Phonepad, tap the on-screen key for the character you
want to enter. Keep tapping this button until the desired character is selected.
Then do the same for the next character you want to enter, and so on.
To enter numbers using the Phonepad
When the Phonepad is displayed, tap . A Phonepad with numbers appears.
To insert symbols and smileys using the Phonepad
When the Phonepad is displayed, tap
. A grid with symbols and smileys
appears.
Scroll up or down to view more options. Tap a symbol or smiley to select it.

Entering text using voice input
When you enter text, you can use the voice input function instead of typing the
words. Just speak the words that you want to enter. Voice input is an experimental
technology from GoogleTM, and is available for a number of languages and regions.
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To enable voice input
When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard or the Phonepad, tap
.
Tap , then tap Keyboard settings .
Mark the Google voice typing key checkbox.
to save your settings. A microphone icon appears on your onPress
screen keyboard or Phonepad.

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To enter text using voice input
Open the on-screen keyboard or the Phonepad.
Tap . When appears, speak to enter text. When you're finished, tap
again. The suggested text appears.
Edit the text manually if necessary.

Editing text
You can select, cut, copy and paste text as you write in both portrait and landscape
orientation by double tapping the entered text. In portrait orientation, the necessary
editing tools are available via an application bar. In landscape orientation, an Edit
button provides the same tools.

Application bar

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Close the application bar

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Select all text

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Cut text

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Copy text

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Paste text

only appears when you have text saved on the clipboard.

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To select text
Enter some text, then double-tap the text. The word you tap gets highlighted
by tabs on both sides.
Drag the tabs left or right to select more text.
To edit text in portrait orientation
Enter some text, then double-tap the entered text to make the application bar
appear.
Select the text you want to edit, then use the application bar to make your
desired changes.
To edit text in landscape orientation
Enter some text, then double-tap the entered text.
Select the text you want to work with, then tap Edit... and select an option.

Personalising the Xperia keyboard
When entering text using the on-screen keyboard or the Phonepad, you can access a
keyboard settings and other text input settings that help you set options for writing
languages, text prediction, automatic spacing and quick full stops. For example, you
can decide how word options are presented and how words get corrected as you
type. And you can get your message data scanned so that word predictions fit your
writing style. You can also set the text input application to remember new words that
you write.

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To access the on-screen keyboard and Phonepad settings
When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard or Phonepad, tap
or .
Tap , then tap Keyboard settings, and change the settings as you desired.
To add a writing language for text input, tap Writing languages and mark the
relevant checkboxes.
Tap OK to confirm.
To change the text input settings
When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard or the Phonepad, tap
.
Tap , then tap Keyboard settings > Text input settings and select the
relevant settings.

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To display the Smiley key
When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard, tap .
Tap , then tap Keyboard settings > Keyboard appearance > Additional
keys.
Mark the Smiley key checkbox.
To use your writing style
or
When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard or Phonepad, tap
Tap , then tap Keyboard settings > Use my writing style and select a
source.

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To select a keyboard layout variant
Layout variants are only available for the on-screen keyboard when you select two or three
writing languages and may not be available in all writing languages.

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When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard, tap
Tap , then tap Keyboard settings.
Tap Writing languages, then tap
.
Select a keyboard layout variant.
Tap OK to confirm.

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Customising your device
You can adjust several device settings to suit your own needs. For example, you can
change the language, add a personal ringtone, or change the screen brightness.

Adjusting the volume
You can adjust the ringtone volume for incoming calls and notifications as well as for
music and video playback.
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To adjust the ringtone volume with the volume key
Press the volume key up or down.

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To adjust the media playing volume with the volume key
When playing music or watching video, press the volume key up or down.

Adjusting the sound settings
You can adjust several sound settings. For example, you can set your device to silent
mode so that it doesn't ring when you're in a meeting.
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To set your device to vibrate mode
Press the volume key down until appears in the status bar.

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To set your device to silent mode
Press the volume key down until the device vibrates and appears in the
status bar.
Press the volume key down again. appears in the status bar.

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To set your device to vibrate and ring mode
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound.
Mark the Vibrate when ringing checkbox.

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Date and time
You can change the date and time on your device.
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To set the date manually
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Date & time.
Unmark the Automatic date & time checkbox, if it is marked.
Tap Set date.
Adjust the date by scrolling up and down.
Tap Set.

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To set the time manually
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Date & time.
Unmark the Automatic date & time checkbox if it is marked.
Tap Set time.
Scroll up or down to adjust the hour and minute.
If applicable, scroll up to change AM to PM, or vice versa.
Tap Set.

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To set the time zone
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Date & time.
Unmark the Automatic time zone checkbox, if it is marked.
Tap Select time zone.
Select an option.

Ringtone settings
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To set a ringtone
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound > Phone ringtone.
Select a ringtone.
Tap Done.

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To enable touch tones
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound.
Mark the Dial pad touch tones and Touch sounds checkboxes.

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To select the notification sound
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound > Notification sound.
Select the sound to be played when notifications arrive.
Tap Done.

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Screen settings
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To adjust the screen brightness
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Display > Brightness.
Unmark the Adapt to lighting conditions checkbox if it is marked.
Drag the slider to adjust the brightness.
Lowering the brightness level increases battery performance.

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To set the screen to vibrate on touch
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap > Sound.
Mark the Vibrate on touch checkbox. The screen now vibrates when you tap
soft keys and certain applications.
To adjust the idle time before the screen turns off
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Display > Sleep.
Select an option.
To turn off the screen quickly, briefly press the power key

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Language settings
You can select a default language for your device and change it again at a later time.
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To change the language
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Language & input > Language.
Select an option.
Tap OK.
If you select the wrong language and cannot read the menu texts, find and tap . Then select
the text beside
and select the first entry in the menu that opens. You can then select the
language you want.

Airplane mode
In Airplane mode, the network and radio transceivers are turned off to prevent
disturbance to sensitive equipment. However, you can still play games, listen to
music, watch videos and other content, as long as all this content is saved on your
memory card or internal storage. You can also be notified by alarms, if alarms are
activated.
Turning on Airplane mode reduces battery consumption.

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To turn on Airplane mode
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More....
Mark the Airplane mode checkbox.
You can also press and hold down the power key
menu that opens.

and then select Airplane mode in the

Memory
You can save content to your device's internal storage and to a memory card.
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To view the status of your memory
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Storage to view the status of your memory.

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Memory card
Your device supports a microSDTM memory card, which is used for storing content.
This type of card can also be used as a portable memory card with other compatible
devices.
You may have to purchase a memory card separately.

Formatting the memory card
You can format the memory card in your device, for example, to free up memory.
This means that you erase all data on the card.
All content on the memory card gets erased when you format it. Make sure you make backups
of everything you want to save before formatting the memory card. To back up your content,
you can copy it to your computer. For more information, refer to the chapter Connecting your
device to a computer on page 90.

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To format the memory card
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Find and tap Storage > Erase SD card.
To confirm, tap Erase SD card > Erase everything

Clearing the application memory
You may sometimes need to clear the memory for an application. This might happen
if, for example, the application memory becomes full, or you want to clear scores for
a game. You might also want to delete incoming email, text and multimedia
messages in some applications.
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To clear the memory for an application
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Find and tap Apps.
Tap the application for which you want to clear the memory.
Tap Clear cache.
It is not possible to clear the memory for some applications.

Using a headset

Use the accessories provided with your device, or other compatible accessories, for optimal
performance.

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To use a headset
Connect the headset to your device.
To answer a call, press the call handling key.
To end the call, press the call handling key.
If a headset is not included with the device, you may purchase one separately.
If you are listening to music, the music stops when you answer a call and resumes after you
end the call.

Internet and messaging settings
To access the Internet and to send multimedia messages, you must have a mobile
data connection and the correct settings, also known as APN (Access Point Name)
settings. The APN identifies the network that a mobile device can connect to.
You can usually download Internet and messaging settings when you set up your
device for the first time with a SIM card inserted. In other cases, the settings may be
pre-installed. If not, you can download or add the settings manually. Contact your
network operator for detailed information about Internet and messaging settings.
If you cannot access the Internet, have no data connection, or cannot send or receive
multimedia messages, try deleting all Internet and messaging settings and then add them
again.

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To download Internet and messaging settings
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > XperiaTM > Internet settings.
Tap Accept.

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To reset the default Internet settings
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap
Tap More... > Mobile networks.
Tap Access Point Names, then tap .
Tap Reset to default.

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Access Point Names (APNs)
An APN is used to establish data connections between your device and the Internet.
The APN defines which type of IP address to use, which security methods to invoke,
and which fixed-end connections to use. Checking the APN is useful when you
cannot access the Internet, have no data connection, or cannot send or receive
multimedia messages.
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To view the current APN
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More... > Mobile networks.
Tap Access Point Names.
If you have several available connections, the active network connection is indicated by a
marked button.

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To add Internet settings manually
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More... > Mobile networks.
Tap Access Point Names > .
Tap Name and enter the name of the network profile that you want to create.
Tap APN and enter the access point name.
Enter all other information required by your network operator.
When you're done, tap , then tap Save.

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Controlling data usage
You can keep track of the amount of data transferred to and from your device over
your mobile data or Wi-Fi® connection during a given period. For example, you can
view the amount of data used by individual applications. For data transferred over
your mobile data connection, you can also set data usage warnings and limits to
avoid additional charges.
Adjusting data usage settings can help you keep greater control over data usage but cannot
guarantee the prevention of additional charges.

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To turn data traffic on or off
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Tap Data usage.
Drag the slider beside Mobile data to turn data traffic on or off.
When data traffic is turned off, your device can still establish Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®
connections.

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To set a data usage warning
Make sure that data traffic is turned on.
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Find and tap Data usage.
To set the warning level, drag the warning line to the desired value. You receive
a warning notification when the amount of data traffic approaches the level you
set.
To set a data usage limit
Make sure that data traffic is turned on.
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Find and tap Data usage.
Mark the Set mobile data limit checkbox if it is not marked, then tap OK.
To set the data usage limit, drag the corresponding line to the desired value.
Once your data usage reaches the set limit, data traffic on your device will be turned off
automatically.

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To control the data usage of individual applications
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Find and tap Data usage.
Find and tap the desired application.
Mark the Restrict background data checkbox.
To access more specific settings for the application (if available), tap View app
settings and make the desired changes.
The performance of individual applications may be affected if you change the related data
usage settings.

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To view data transferred via Wi-Fi®
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Data usage.
Tap , then mark the Show Wi-Fi usage checkbox if it is not marked.
Tap the Wi-Fi tab.

Mobile network settings
Your device automatically switches between mobile networks depending on what
mobile networks are available in different areas. You can also manually set your
device to use a particular mobile network mode, for example, WCDMA or GSM.

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To select a network mode
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More... > Mobile networks.
Tap Network Mode.
Select a network mode.

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To select another network manually
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More... > Mobile networks > Service providers.
Tap Search mode > Manual.
Select a network.
If you select a network manually, your device will not search for other networks, even if you
move out of range of the manually selected network.

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To activate automatic network selection
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Find and tap More... > Mobile networks > Service providers.
Tap Search mode > Automatic.

Data roaming
Some network operators allow you to send and receive mobile data when you are
roaming outside of your home network. It's recommended to check the relevant data
transmission rates in advance.
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To activate data roaming
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More... > Mobile networks.
Mark the Data roaming checkbox.
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Downloading applications
Downloading applications from Google PlayTM
Google PlayTM is the official online Google store for downloading applications,
games, music, movies and books. It includes both free and paid applications. Before
you start downloading from Google PlayTM, make sure that you have a working
Internet connection, preferably over Wi-Fi® to limit data traffic charges.
To use Google PlayTM, you need to have a GoogleTM account. Google PlayTM may not be
available in all countries or regions.

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To download an application from Google PlayTM
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Play Store.
Find an item you wish to download by browsing categories, or by using the
search function.
Tap the item to view its details, and follow the instructions to complete the
installation.
Some applications may need to access data, settings and various functions on your device in
order to work properly. Only install and give permissions to applications that you trust.
You can view the permissions granted to a downloaded application by tapping the application
under Settings > Apps.

Downloading applications from other sources
When your device is set to allow downloads from sources other than Google PlayTM,
you can download applications directly from other websites by following the relevant
download instructions.
Installing applications of unknown or unreliable origin can damage your device. Only download
applications from reliable sources. Contact the application provider if you have any questions
or concerns.

To allow the download of applications from other sources
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Security.
Mark the Unknown sources checkbox.
Tap OK.
Some applications may need to access data, settings and various functions on your device in
order to work properly. Only install and give permissions to applications you trust.
You can view the permissions granted to a downloaded application by tapping the application
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Calling
Making calls
Making calls overview
You can make a call by manually dialling a phone number, by tapping a number
saved in your contacts list, or by tapping the phone number in your call log view. You
can also use the smart dial feature to quickly find numbers from your contacts list
and call logs. To make a video call, you can use the HangoutsTM instant messaging
and video chat application on your device. See Instant messaging and video chat on
page 50.
When you make a call, your device's main microphone works together with the
second microphone to suppress noise and background sound.
Do not cover the second microphone while making a call.

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Open your contacts list

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View your call log entries

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View your favourite contacts

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View all contact groups saved to your device

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Delete number

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Dialpad

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Hide or clear the call log

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Call button

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Hide or show the dialer

To make a call by dialling
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Phone.
Enter the number of the recipient and tap

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To make a call using smart dial
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Phone.
Use the dialpad to enter letters or numbers that correspond to the contact you
want to call. As you enter each letter or number, a list of possible matches
appears.
Tap the contact you want to call.
To make an international call
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Phone.
Touch and hold 0 until a "+" sign appears.
Enter the country code, area code (without the first 0) and phone number, then
tap .

Showing or hiding your phone number
You can select to show or hide your phone number on call recipients' devices when
you call them.
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To show or hide your phone number
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call settings > Additional settings > Caller ID.

Receiving calls
To answer a call

To decline a call

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To mute the ringtone for an incoming call
When you receive the call, press the volume key.

Rejecting a call with a message
You can reject a call with a predefined message. When you reject a call with such a
message, the message is automatically sent to the caller and saved on your device.
Six messages are predefined on your device. You can select from these predefined
messages, which can also be edited if necessary.
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To reject a call with a predefined message
Drag Reject with message upward, then select a message.
To reject a second call with a predefined message
When you hear repeated beeps during a call, drag Reject with message
upward, then select a message.
To edit the message used to reject a call
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call settings > Reject call with message.
Tap the message you want to edit, then make the necessary changes.
When you're done, tap OK.

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Ongoing calls
Ongoing calls overview

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Open your contacts list

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Turn on the loudspeaker during a call

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Mute the microphone during a call

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Enter numbers during a call

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End a call

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To change the ear speaker volume during a call
Press the volume key up or down.

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To activate the screen during a call
Briefly press .

Using the call log
In the call log, you can view missed calls
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To view your missed calls
When you have missed a call,
downwards.
Tap Missed call.

and dialled calls .

appears in the status bar. Drag the status bar

To call a number from your call log
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Phone.The call log view appears on the upper part of the screen.
To call a number directly, tap the number. To edit a number before calling,
touch and hold the number, then tap Edit number before call.
You can also call a number by tapping

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, received calls

> Call back.

To add a number from the call log to your contacts
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Phone.The call log view appears on the upper part of the screen.
Touch and hold the number, then tap Add to Contacts.
Tap the desired contact, or tap Create new contact.
Edit the contact details and tap Done.

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To hide the call log
From your Home screen, tap
Find and tap Phone.
Tap > Hide call log.

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Forwarding calls
You can forward calls, for example, to another phone number, or to an answering
service.
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To forward calls
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call settings > Call forwarding.
Select an option.
Enter the number you want to forward the calls to, then tap Enable.

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To turn off call forwarding
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call settings > Call forwarding.
Select an option, then tap Disable.

Restricting calls
You can block all or certain categories of incoming and outgoing calls. If you have
received a PIN2 code from your service provider, you can also use a list of Fixed
Dialling Numbers (FDNs) to restrict outgoing calls.
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To block incoming or outgoing calls
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call settings.
Tap Call blocking, and select an option.
Enter the password and tap Enable.
When you set up call blocking for the first time, you need to enter a password to activate the
call blocking function. You must use this same password later if you want to edit call blocking
settings.

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To enable or disable fixed dialling
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call settings > Fixed dialing numbers.
Tap Activate fixed dialing or Deactivate fixed dialing.
Enter your PIN2 and tap OK.
To access the list of accepted call recipients
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call settings > Fixed dialing numbers > Fixed dialing
numbers.

Multiple calls
If you have activated call waiting, you can handle multiple calls at the same time.
When it is activated, you will be notified by a beep if you receive another call.
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To activate or deactivate call waiting
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call settings > Additional settings.
To activate or deactivate call waiting, tap Call waiting.

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To answer a second call and put the ongoing call on hold
When you hear repeated beeps during a call, drag to the right.
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To reject a second call
When you hear repeated beeps during a call, drag

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To make a second call
During an ongoing call, tap .
Enter the number of the recipient and tap

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to the left.

. The first call is put on hold.

To switch between multiple calls
To switch to another call and put the current call on hold, tap Switch to this
call.

Conference calls
With a conference or multiparty call, you can have a joint conversation with two or
more persons.
For details about the number of participants that you can add to a conference call, contact
your network operator.

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To make a conference call
During an ongoing call, tap .
Dial the number of the second participant and tap . After the second
participant answers, the first participant is put on hold.
Tap
to add the second participant to the conference call.
Repeat steps 1 to 3 to add more call participants.
To have a private conversation with a conference call participant
During an ongoing conference call, tap {0} participants.
Tap the telephone number of the participant with whom you want to talk
privately.
To end the private conversation and return to the conference call, tap .

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To release a participant from a conference call
During an ongoing conference call, tap the button showing the number of
participants. For example, tap 3 participants if there are three participants.
next to the participant you want to release.
Tap

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To end a conference call
During the conference call, tap End conference call.

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Voicemail
If your subscription includes a voicemail service, callers can leave voice messages for
you when you can't answer calls. Your voicemail service number is normally saved on
your SIM card. If not, you can get the number from your service provider and enter it
manually.

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To enter your voicemail number
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call settings > Voicemail >Voicemail settings >
Voicemail number.
Enter your voicemail number.
Tap OK.

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To call your voicemail service
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Phone.
Touch and hold 1.

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Emergency calls
Your device supports international emergency numbers, for example, 112 or 911.
You can normally use these numbers to make emergency calls in any country, with or
without a SIM card inserted if you are within range of a network.
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To make an emergency call
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and Tap Phone.
Enter the emergency number and tap

. To delete a number, tap

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You can make emergency calls when no SIM card is inserted or when outgoing calls are
barred.

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To make an emergency call while the SIM card is locked
From the lock screen, tap Emergency call.
Enter the emergency number and tap .

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Contacts
Transferring contacts
There are several ways to transfer contacts to your new device. Find out more about
choosing a transfer method at www.sonymobile.com/support.

Transferring contacts using a computer
XperiaTM Transfer and Contacts Setup are applications within the PC Companion and
the SonyTM Bridge for Mac computer programs that help you to collect contacts from
your old device and transfer them to your new device. These applications support
several device brands, including iPhone, Samsung, HTC, BlackBerry, LG, Motorola
and Nokia.
You need:
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An Internet-connected computer.
A USB cable for your old device.
A USB cable for your new AndroidTM device.
Your old device.
Your new AndroidTM device.
To transfer contacts to your new device using a computer
Make sure that PC Companion is installed on the PC or that
SonyTM Bridge for Mac is installed on the Apple® Mac® computer.
Open the PC Companion application or the SonyTM Bridge for Mac application,
then click XperiaTM Transfer or Contacts Setup and follow the instructions to
transfer your contacts.

Transferring contacts using an online account
If you sync the contacts in your old device or your computer with an online account,
for example, Google SyncTM, FacebookTM or Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®, you
can transfer your contacts to your new device using that account.
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To synchronise contacts to your new device using a synchronisation account
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap , then tap Settings > Accounts & sync.
Select the account that you want to sync your contacts with, then tap > Sync
now.
You need to be signed in to the relevant sync account before you can sync your contacts with
it.

Other methods for transferring contacts
There are several other ways to transfer contacts from your old device to your new
device. For example, you can copy contacts to a memory card, use Bluetooth®
technology, or save contacts to a SIM card. For more specific information about
transferring the contacts from your old device, refer to the relevant User guide.
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To import contacts from a memory card
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Press , then tap Import contacts > SD card.
Select where to store your contacts.
Select the file that you want to import.

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To import contacts using Bluetooth® technology
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Make sure you have the Bluetooth® function turned on and that your device is
set to visible.
When you are notified of an incoming file to your device, drag the status bar
downwards and tap the notification to accept the file transfer.
Tap Accept to start the file transfer.
Drag the status bar downwards. When the transfer is complete, tap the
notification.
Tap the received file and select where to store your contacts.
To import contacts from a SIM card
You may lose information or get multiple contact entries if you transfer contacts using a SIM
card.

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From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap , then tap Import contacts > SIM card.
Select where to store your contacts.
To import an individual contact, find and tap the contact. To import all
contacts, tap Import all.

Searching and viewing contacts
Contacts screen overview

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Contacts, Calling, Favourites and Groups tabs

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View contact details

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Jump to contacts starting with the selected letter

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Access communication options for the contact

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Search for contacts

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Add a contact

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View more options

To search for a contact
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap and enter the first few letters of the contact name in the Search
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To select which contacts to display in the Contacts application
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Press , then tap Filter.
In the list that appears, mark and unmark the desired options. If you have
synchronised your contacts with a synchronisation account, that account
appears in the list. To further expand the list of options, tap the account.
When you are finished, tap OK.

Adding and editing contacts
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To add a contact
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap .
If you have synchronised your contacts with one or more accounts and you are
adding a contact for the first time, you must select the account to which you
want to add this contact. Alternatively, tap Phone contact if you only want to
use and save this contact on your device.
Enter or select the desired information for the contact.
When you are finished, tap Done.
After you select a synchronisation account in step 3, that account will show as the default
account offered the next time you add a contact, but you can change the account by editing
the contact after it is saved.
If you add a plus sign and the country code before a contact's phone number, you do not
have to edit the number again when you make calls from other countries.

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To edit a contact
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap the contact that you want to edit, then tap
Edit the desired information.
When you are finished, tap Done.

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Some synchronisation services do not allow you to edit contact details.

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To associate a picture with a contact
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap the contact you want to edit, then tap .
Tap
and select the desired method for adding the contact picture.
When you have added the picture, tap Done.
You can also add a picture to a contact directly from the Album application.

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To personalise the ringtone for a contact
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap the contact that you want to edit, then tap
Tap > Set ringtone.
Select an option, then tap Done.
Tap Done.

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To delete contacts
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Touch and hold the contact that you want to delete.
To delete all contacts, tap the downwards arrow to open the drop down menu,
then select Mark all.
Tap , then tap Delete.

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To edit contact information about yourself
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap Myself, then tap .
Enter the new information or make the changes you want.
When you are done, tap Done.

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To create a new contact from a text message
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap > Save.
Select an existing contact, or tap Create new contact.
Edit the contact information and tap Done.

Favourites and groups
You can mark contacts as favourites so that you can get quick access to them from
the Contacts application. You can also assign contacts to groups, to get quicker
access to them from within the Contacts application.
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To mark or unmark a contact as a favourite
From the Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap the contact you want to add to or remove from your favourites.
Tap .

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To view your favourite contacts
From your Home screen, tap , then tap
Tap .

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To assign a contact to a group
In the Contacts application, tap the contact that you want to assign to a group.
Tap , then tap the bar directly under Groups.
Mark the checkboxes for the groups to which you want to add the contact.
Tap Done.

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Sending contact information
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To send your business card
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap Myself.
Press , then tap Send contact > OK.
Select an available transfer method and follow the on-screen instructions.

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To send a contact
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap the contact whose details you want to send.
Press , then tap Send contact > OK.
Select an available transfer method and follow the on-screen instructions.

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To send several contacts at once
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Press , then tap Mark several.
Mark the contacts you want to send, or select all if you want to send all
contacts.
Tap , then select an available transfer method and follow the on-screen
instructions.

Avoiding duplicate entries in the Contacts application
If you synchronise your contacts with a new account or import contact information in
other ways, you could end up with duplicate entries in the Contacts application. If this
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happens, you can join such duplicates to create a single entry. And if you join entries
by mistake, you can separate them again later.
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To link contacts
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap the contact that you want to link with another contact.
Press , then tap Link contact.
Tap the contact whose information you want to join with the first contact, then
tap OK to confirm. The information from the first contact is merged with the
second contact, and the linked contacts are displayed as one contact in the
Contacts list.
To separate linked contacts
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap the linked contact that you want to edit, then tap
Tap Unlink contact > Unlink.

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Backing up contacts
You can use a memory card or a SIM card to back up contacts.
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To export all contacts to a memory card
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Press , then tap Export contacts > SD card.
Tap OK.
To export contacts to a SIM card
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Press , then tap Export contacts > SIM card.
Mark the contacts you want to export, or tap Mark all if you want to export all
your contacts.
Tap Export.
Select Add contacts if you want to add the contacts to existing contacts on
your SIM card, or select Replace all contacts if you want to replace the
existing contacts on your SIM card.
When you export contacts to a SIM card, not all information may get exported. This is due to
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Messaging and chat
Reading and sending messages
The Messaging application shows your messages as conversations, which means
that all messages to and from a particular person are grouped together. To send
multimedia messages, you need the correct MMS settings on your device. See
Internet and messaging settings on page 33.

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Go back to the list of conversations

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View options

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Sent and received messages

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Send button

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Attach a file

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Attach a location

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Attach a sound clip

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Take a photo and attach it

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Attach a photo saved on your device

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Text field

To create and send a message
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap .
Tap , then tap Add recipient and select a contact from the Contacts list. If the
recipient is not listed as a contact, enter the recipient's number manually and
tap .
When you are finished adding recipients, tap Done.
Tap Write message and enter your message text.
If you want to add a media file, tap and select an option.
To send the message, tap Send.
If you exit a message before sending, it gets saved as a draft. The conversation gets tagged
with the word Draft:.

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To read a received message
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap the desired conversation.
If the message is not yet downloaded, tap and hold the message, then tap
Download message.
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To reply to a message
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap
Tap the conversation containing the message.
Enter your reply and tap Send.

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To forward a message
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap the conversation containing the message that you want to forward.
Touch and hold the message that you want to forward, then tap Forward
message.
Tap , then tap Add recipient and select a contact from the Contacts list. If the
recipient is not listed as a contact, enter the contact's number manually and
tap .
When you are finished adding recipients, tap Done.
Edit the message, if necessary, then tap Send.
In step 4, you can also tap To and enter the recipient's phone number manually.

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To save a file contained in a message you receive
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap the conversation you want to open.
If the message has not been downloaded yet, tap and hold the message, then
tap Download message.
Touch and hold the file you want to save, then select the desired option.

Organising your messages
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To delete a message
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap the conversation containing the message you want to delete.
Touch and hold the message you want to delete, then tap Delete message >
Delete.

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To delete conversations
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap , then tap Delete conversations.
Mark the checkboxes for the conversations that you want to delete, then tap
> Delete.

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To star a message
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap
Tap the conversation you want to open.
In the message you want to star, tap .
To unstar a message, tap .

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To view starred messages
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap
Tap , then tap Starred messages.
All starred messages appear in a list.

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To search for messages
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap , then tap Search.
Enter your search keywords. The search results appear in a list.

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Calling from a message
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To call a message sender
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap a conversation.
Tap the recipient name or number at the top of the screen, then select the
recipient name or number from the list that appears.
If the recipient is saved in your contacts, tap the phone number that you want
to call. If you have not saved the recipient in your contacts, tap .
To save a sender's number as a contact
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap > Save.
Select an existing contact, or tap Create new contact.
Edit the contact information and tap Done.

Messaging settings
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To change your message notification settings
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap , then tap Settings.
To set a notification sound, tap Notification tone and select an option.
For other notification settings, check or uncheck the relevant checkboxes.

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To change the delivery report settings for outgoing messages
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap , then tap Settings.
Tap Delivery report to activate or deactivate delivery reports.

Instant messaging and video chat
You can use the Google HangoutsTM instant messaging and video chat application on
your device to chat with friends who also use the application on computers,
AndroidTM devices and other devices. You can turn any conversation into a video call
with several friends, and you can send messages to friends even when they are
offline. You can also view and share photos easily.
Before you start using HangoutsTM, make sure that you have a working Internet
connection and a GoogleTM account. Go to http://support.google.com/hangouts and
click the "Hangouts on your Android" link to get more detailed information about how
to use this application.
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Options

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List of contacts

To start an instant message or a video call
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Hangouts.
Tap , then enter a contact name, email address, phone number or circle
name and select the relevant entry from the suggested list.
To start an instant messaging session, tap
.
To start a video call, tap
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To reply to a chat message or join a video call
When someone contacts you on Hangouts, or appears in the status bar.
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap the message or video call and begin
to chat.
To learn more about HangoutsTM
When the HangoutsTM application is open, tap , then tap Help.

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Email
Setting up email
Use the email application in your device to send and receive email messages through
your email accounts. You can have one or several email accounts at the same time,
including corporate Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync accounts.
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To set up an email account
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Email.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the setup.
For some email services, you may need to contact your email service provider for information
on detailed settings for the email account.

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To add an extra email account
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Email.
If you are using several email accounts, tap , then tap Add account.
Enter the email address and password, then tap Next. If the settings for the
email account cannot be downloaded automatically, complete the setup
manually.
When prompted, enter a name for your email account so that it is easily
identifiable.
When you are finished, tap Next.
To set an email account as your default account
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Email.
Press , then tap Settings.
Select the account you want to use as the default account for composing and
sending email messages.
Mark the Default account checkbox. The inbox of the default account appears
every time you open the email application.
If you only have one email account, this account is automatically the default account.

Sending and receiving email messages

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Access settings and options

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List of email messages

To download new email messages
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Email.
If you are using several email accounts, tap
account that you want to check.
To download new messages, tap .

and select the Inbox of the

When the inbox is open, swipe downwards on the screen to refresh the message list.

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To read your email messages
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Email.
If you are using several email accounts, tap
and select the account that you
want to check, then tap Inbox in the drop down menu. If you want to check all
your email accounts at once, tap , then tap Combined inbox in the drop
down menu.
In the email inbox, scroll up or down and tap the email message that you want
to read.
To create and send an email message
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Email.
and select the account from
If you are using several email accounts, tap
which you want to send the email, then tap Inbox in the drop down menu.
Tap , then type the recipient's name or email address, or tap
and select
one or more recipients from your Contacts list.
Enter the email subject and message text, then tap .
To reply to an email message
In your email inbox, find and tap the message that you want to reply to, then
tap Reply or Reply all.
Enter your reply, then tap .
To forward an email message
In your email inbox, find and tap the message that you want to forward, then
tap Forward.
and select a recipient
Enter the recipient's email address manually, or tap
from your Contacts list.
Enter your message text, then tap .

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To view an email message attachment
Find and tap the email message containing the attachment that you want to
view. Email messages with attachments are indicated by .
After the email message opens, tap Load, The attachment starts to download.
After the attachment finishes downloading, tap View.

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To save a sender's email address to your contacts
Find and tap a message in your email inbox.
Tap the name of the sender, then tap OK.
Select an existing contact, or tap Create new contact.
Edit the contact information, if desired, then tap Done.

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Email preview pane
A preview pane is available for viewing and reading your email messages in
landscape orientation. Once activated, you can use it to view both the email message
list and one selected email message at the same time.

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To activate the preview pane
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Email.
Tap , then tap Settings.
Tap General > Preview pane.
Select an option, or a combination of options, then tap OK.
To read email messages using the preview pane
Make sure the preview pane is activated.
Open your email inbox.
Scroll up or down and tap the email message that you want to read.
To view the email message in fullscreen format, tap the split bar (located
between the email list and the email body).
To return to the regular inbox view, tap the split bar again.

Organising your email messages
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To sort your emails
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Email.
and select the account that you
If you are using several email accounts, tap
want to sort, then tap Inbox in the drop down menu. If you want to sort all your
email accounts at once, tap , then tap Combined inbox.
Tap , then tap Sort.
Select a sorting option.
To search for emails
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Email.
and select the name of the
If you are using several email accounts, tap
account that you want to check, then tap Inbox in the drop down menu. If you
want to search all your email accounts at once, tap , then tap Combined
view.
Tap .
Enter your search text, then tap on the keyboard.
The search result appears in a list sorted by date. Tap the email message that
you want to open.
To view all folders for one email account
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Email.
If you are using several email accounts, tap , and select the account you
want to check.
Under the account that you want to check, select Show all folders.
To delete an email message
In your email inbox, mark the checkbox for the message that you want to
delete, then tap .
Tap Delete.
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Email account settings
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To remove an email account from your device
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Email.
Press , then tap Settings.
Select the account you want to remove.
Tap Delete account > OK.

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To change the inbox check frequency
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Email.
Tap , then tap Settings.
Select the account for which you want to change the inbox check frequency.
Tap Inbox check frequency > Check frequency and select an option.

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To set an Out of Office auto-reply in an Exchange Active Sync account
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Email.
Press , then tap Settings.
Select the EAS (Exchange Active Sync) account for which you want to set an
Out of Office auto-reply.
Tap Out of office.
Tap beside Out of office so that changes to .
If needed, mark the Set time range checkbox and set the time range for the
auto reply.
Enter your Out of Office message in the body text field.
Tap OK to confirm.

GmailTM
If you have a GoogleTM account, you can use the GmailTM application to read and
write email messages.

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View a list of all Gmail accounts and recent folders

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Write a new email message

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Search for email messages

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Access settings and options

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List of email messages

To learn more about GmailTM
When the Gmail application is open, tap , then tap Help.

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Music
Transferring music to your device
There are different ways to get music from a computer to your device:
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Connect the device and computer using a USB cable and drag and drop music files
directly into the file manager application on the computer. See Connecting your
device to a computer on page 90.
If the computer is a PC, you can use the Media GoTM application from Sony and
organise your music files, create playlists, subscribe to podcasts, and more. To learn
more and download the Media GoTM application, go to http://mediago.sony.com/enu/
features.
If the computer is an Apple® Mac®, you can use the SonyTM Bridge for Mac
application to transfer your media files from iTunes to your device. To learn more and
download SonyTM Bridge for Mac, go to
www.sonymobile.com/global-en/tools/bridge-for-mac/.

Listening to music
Use the "WALKMAN" application to listen to your favourite music and audio books.

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Browse your music

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Search songs on Music Unlimited and all songs saved to your device

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View the current play queue

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Album art (if available)

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Tap to go to the previous song in the play queue
Touch and hold to rewind within the current song

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Play or pause a song

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Tap to go to the next song in the play queue
Touch and hold to fast forward within the current song

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Shuffle songs in the current play queue

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Repeat all songs in the current play queue

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Progress indicator ­ Drag the indicator or tap along the line to fast forward or rewind

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Total time length of current song

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Elapsed time of current song

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To play a song
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
If the WALKMAN home screen is not displayed, tap .
Select a music category, for example, under Artists, Albums or Songs, then
browse to the song that you want to open.
Tap a song to play it.
You might not be able to play copyright-protected items. Please verify that you have
necessary rights in material that you intend to share.

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To find song-related information online
While a song is playing in the "WALKMAN" application, tap the album art to
display the infinite button
, then tap
.
gives you access to several sources of information including videos on
The infinite button
YouTubeTM, lyrics, and artist info on Wikipedia.

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To adjust the audio volume
Press the volume key.

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To minimise the "WALKMAN" application
When a song is playing, tap
to go to the Home screen. The "WALKMAN"
application stays playing in the background.

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To open the "WALKMAN" application when it is playing in the background
While a song is playing in the background, tap the
to open the recently used
applications window.
Tap the "WALKMAN" application.

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WALKMAN home screen
The WALKMAN home screen gives you an overview of all the songs on your device
as well as of the songs available on Music Unlimited. From here you can manage
your albums and playlists, create shortcuts, and organise your music by mood and
tempo using SensMeTM channels.

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Charts provided by Music Unlimited

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New releases provided by Music Unlimited

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Featured playlists provided by Music Unlimited

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Browse your music by artist

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Browse your music by song

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Browse your music by album

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Browse all playlists

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Collect links to music and related content that you and friends have shared
using online services

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Manage and edit your music using Music Unlimited channels

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Open the "WALKMAN" music player

Sony Entertainment Network with Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited is not available in every
market. Separate subscription required. Additional terms and conditions apply.

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To display the WALKMAN home screen
From the Home screen, tap > .
If the WALKMAN home screen is not displayed, tap

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To add a shortcut to a song
From the WALKMAN home screen, browse to the song for which you want to
create a shortcut.
Touch and hold the song title.
Tap Add as shortcut. The shortcut now appears in the WALKMAN home
screen.
You cannot add shortcuts to songs from Music Unlimited.

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To rearrange shortcuts
From the WALKMAN home screen, touch and hold a shortcut until it magnifies
and your device vibrates, then drag the item to a new location.

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To delete a shortcut
From the WALKMAN home screen, touch and hold a shortcut until it magnifies
and your device vibrates, then drag the item to .
You can only delete shortcuts that you create yourself.
You can also drag default shortcuts to

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To update your music with the latest information
From the WALKMAN home screen, tap .
Tap Download music info > Start. Your device searches online and downloads
the latest available album art and song information for your music.
The SensMeTM channels application is activated when you download music information.

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To enable the SensMeTM channels application
From the WALKMAN home screen, tap , then tap Download music info >
Start.
This application requires a mobile or Wi-Fi® network connection.

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To delete a song
Open the WALKMAN home screen, then browse to the song that you want to
delete.
Touch and hold the song title, then tap Delete.
You can also delete albums this way.

Playlists
On the WALKMAN home screen, you can create your own playlists from the music
that is saved on your device.

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To create your own playlists
Open the WALKMAN home screen.
To add an artist, album or a song to a playlist, touch and hold the name of the
artist or the title of the album or song.
In the menu that opens, tap Add to > Create new playlist.
Enter a name for the playlist and tap OK.
You can also tap the album art and then tap

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to create a new playlist.

To add songs to a playlist
Open the WALKMAN home screen.
Browse to the song or album that you want to add to a playlist, then touch and
hold the song or the album title.
Tap Add to.
Tap the name of the playlist to which you want to add the album or song. The
album or song is added to the playlist.

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To play your own playlists
Open the WALKMAN home screen, then tap Playlists.
Under Playlists, tap a playlist.
Tap a song to play it.

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To remove a song from a playlist
In a playlist, touch and hold the title of the song you want to delete.
Tap Delete from playlist from the list that appears.

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To delete a playlist
Open the WALKMAN home screen, then tap Playlists.
Touch and hold the playlist that you want to delete.
Tap Delete.
Tap Delete again to confirm.
You cannot delete default playlists.

Sharing music
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To send a song
Open the WALKMAN home screen.
Browse to the song or album that you want to send, then touch and hold the
song title.
Tap Share.
Select an application from the list, then follow the on-screen instructions.
You can also send albums and playlists in the same way.

Sharing music on FacebookTM
The Friends' music function collects links to music and music-related content that
you and your friends have shared using FacebookTM.
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To "Like" a song on FacebookTM
While the song is playing in the "WALKMAN" application, tap the album art.
Tap to show that you "Like" the song on FacebookTM. If desired, add a
comment in the comments field.
Tap Share to send the song to FacebookTM. If the song is received
successfully, you will get a confirmation message from FacebookTM.

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To manage music from your friends
Open the WALKMAN home screen, then tap Friends' music > Recent.
Tap an item to open it, then work on it as desired.
Tap to show that you "Like" the song on FacebookTM. If desired, add a
comment in the comments field.

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To view your shared music
Open the WALKMAN home screen, then tap Friends' music > My shares.
Scroll to an item that you want to open, then tap it. All comments about the
item, if any, are displayed.

Enhancing the sound
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To improve the sound quality using the Equaliser
When a song is playing in the "WALKMAN" application, tap .
Tap Settings > Sound effects > Sound enhancements.
To adjust the sound manually, drag the frequency band buttons up or down.
To adjust the sound automatically, tap
and select a style.

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To turn on the surround sound
When the "WALKMAN" application is open, tap .
Tap Settings > Sound effects > Sound enhancements > Settings > Surround
sound (VPT).
Select a setting, then tap OK to confirm.

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Visualiser
The Visualiser adds visual effects to your songs as you play them. The effects for
each song are based on the characteristics of the music. They change, for example,
in response to changes in the music's loudness, rhythm and frequency level. You can
also change the background theme.
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To turn on the Visualiser
In the "WALKMAN" application, tap .
Tap Visualizer.
Tap the screen to switch to full screen view.

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To change the background theme
In the "WALKMAN" application, tap .
Tap Visualizer.
Tap > Theme and select a theme.

Recognising music with TrackIDTM
Use the TrackIDTM music recognition service to identify a music track you hear
playing in your surroundings. Just record a short sample of the song and you'll get
artist, title and album info within seconds. You can purchase tracks identified by
TrackIDTM and you can view TrackIDTM charts to see what TrackIDTM users around
the globe are searching for. For best results, use TrackIDTM technology in a quiet
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View TrackID options

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View current music charts

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View the search result history

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Record and identify music

The TrackIDTM application and the TrackIDTM service are not supported in all countries/regions,
or by all networks and/or service providers in all areas.

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To identify music using TrackIDTM technology
From your Home screen, tap
Find and tap TrackIDTM, then hold your device towards the music source.
Tap . If the track is recognised by the TrackIDTM service, the results appear
on the screen.
To return to the TrackIDTM start screen, press

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To view TrackIDTM charts
Open the TrackIDTM application, then tap Charts. A chart from your own region
is shown.

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To view TrackIDTM charts from another region
Open the TrackIDTM application, then tap Charts.
Tap > Regions and then select a country or region.

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To buy a track recognised by the TrackIDTM application
After a track has been recognised by the TrackIDTM application, tap Download.
Follow the instructions in your device to complete your purchase.
You can also select a track to buy by opening the History or Charts tabs from the TrackIDTM
start screen.

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To share a track
After a track has been recognised by the TrackIDTM application, tap Share,
then select a sharing method.
Follow the instructions on your device to complete the procedure.

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To view artist information for a track
After a track has been recognised by the TrackIDTM application, tap Artist info.

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To delete a track from the track history
Open the TrackIDTM application, then tap History.
Tap a track title, then tap Delete.
Tap Yes to confirm.

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FM radio
Listening to the radio
The FM radio in your device works like any FM radio. For example, you can browse
and listen to FM radio stations and save them as favourites. You must connect a
wired headset or headphones to your device before you can use the radio. This is
because the headset or headphones act as an antenna. After one of these devices is
connected, you can then switch the radio sound to the speaker, if desired.

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Favourites list

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Radio on/off button

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View menu options

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Tuned frequency

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Save or remove a channel as a favourite

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Tuning dial

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Move left the frequency band to search for a channel

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Move right the frequency band to search for a channel

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A saved favourite channel

To listen to the FM radio
Connect a headset or a set of headphones to your device.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap FM radio . The available channels appear as you scroll through
the frequency band.
When you start the FM radio, available channels appear automatically. If a channel has RDS
information, it appears a few seconds after you start listening to the channel.

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To move between radio channels
Drag the frequency band left or right.
To start a new search for radio channels
When the radio is open, press .
Tap Search for channels. The radio scans the whole frequency band, and all
available channels are displayed.

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To switch the radio sound to the speaker
When the radio is open, press .
Tap Play in speaker.
To switch the sound back to the wired headset or headphones, press and tap Play in
headphones.

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To identify a song on the FM radio using TrackIDTM
While the song is playing on your device's FM radio, press , then select
TrackIDTM.
A progress indicator appears while the TrackIDTM application samples the
song. If successful, you are presented with a track result, or a list of possible
tracks.
Press
to return the FM Radio.
The TrackIDTM application and the TrackIDTM service are not supported in all countries/regions,
or by all networks and/or service providers in all areas.

Favourite radio channels

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To save a channel as a favourite
When the radio is open, navigate to the channel that you want to save as a
favourite.
Tap .
Enter a name and select a colour for the channel, then press Save.

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To listen to a favourite radio channel
Tap .
Select an option.

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To remove a channel as a favourite
When the radio is open, navigate to the channel that you want to remove.
Tap , then tap Delete.

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Sound settings
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To switch between mono and stereo sound mode
When the radio is open, press .
Tap Enable stereo sound.
To listen to the radio in mono sound mode again, press and tap Force mono
sound.

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To select the radio region
When the radio is open, press .
Tap Set radio region.
Select an option.

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To adjust the Visualiser
When the radio is open, tap .
Tap Visualizer.
Select an option.

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Camera
Taking photos and recording videos

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Zoom in or out

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Main camera screen

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View photos and videos

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Take photos or record video clips

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Go back a step or exit the camera

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Capturing mode settings icon

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Front camera

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Camera settings icon and shortcut icons

To take a photo from the lock screen
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To activate the screen, briefly press the power key .
To activate the camera, swipe to the left in the upper part of the screen.
After the camera opens, tap .

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To take a photo by tapping the on-screen camera button
Activate the camera.
Point the camera towards the subject.
Tap the on-screen camera button . The photo is taken as soon as you
release your finger.

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To take a self-portrait using the front camera
Activate the camera.
Tap
.
To take the photo, press the camera key. The photo is taken as soon as you
release your finger.

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To use the still camera flash
When the camera is open, tap .
Select your desired flash setting.
Take the photo.

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To record a video by tapping the screen
Activate the camera.
Point the camera towards the subject.
Tap to start recording.
Tap to stop recording.
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To view your photos and videos
Activate the camera, then tap a thumbnail to open a photo or video.
Flick left or right to view your photos and videos.

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To delete a photo or recorded video
Browse to the photo or video that you want to delete.
Tap the screen to make appear.
Tap .
Tap Delete to confirm.

Adding the geographical position to your photos
Turn on geotagging to add the approximate geographical location (a geotag) to
photos when you take them. The geographical location is determined either by
wireless networks (mobile or Wi-Fi® networks) or GPS technology.
When appears on the camera screen, geotagging is turned on but the
geographical position has not been found. When appears, geotagging is turned on
and the geographical location is available, so your photo can get geotagged. When
neither of these two symbols appears, geotagging is turned off.
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To turn on geotagging
From your Home screen, tap .
Tap Settings > Location services.
Drag the slider beside Access to my location to the right.
Activate the camera.
Tap , then tap .
Drag the slider beside Geotagging to the right.
Tap OK.

General camera settings
Capturing mode settings overview
Superior auto
Optimise your settings to suit any scene.
Manual
Adjust camera settings manually.
Picture effect
Apply effects to photos.
Sweep Panorama
Use this setting to take wide-angle, panoramic photos. Just press the camera key and move the
camera steadily from one side to the other.

Quick launch
Use Quick launch settings to launch the camera when the screen is locked.
Launch only
When this setting is activated, you can launch the camera when the screen is locked by pressing and
holding down the camera key.
Launch and capture
When this setting is activated, you can launch the camera and capture a photo automatically when the
screen is locked by pressing and holding down the camera key.
Launch and record video
When this setting is activated, you can launch the camera and start capturing video when the screen is
locked by pressing and holding down the camera key.
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Geotagging
Tag photos with details of where you took them.

Touch capture
Identify a particular focus area by touching the camera screen with your finger. The
photo is taken as soon as you release your finger. This setting is only available when
focus mode is set to touch focus.

Shutter sound
Choose to turn on or turn off the shutter sound when you record a video.

Auto upload
Automatically upload updates to photos to a pre-selected social networking service
(SNS).

Data storage
You can choose to save your data either to a removable SD card or to your device's
internal storage.
Internal storage
Photos or videos are saved on the device memory.
SD card
Photos or videos are saved on the SD card.

White balance
This function adjusts the colour balance according to the lighting conditions. The
white balance setting icon is available on the camera screen.
Auto
Adjusts the colour balance automatically to suit the lighting conditions.
Incandescent
Adjusts the colour balance for warm lighting conditions, such as under light bulbs.
Fluorescent
Adjusts the colour balance for fluorescent lighting.
Daylight
Adjusts the colour balance for sunny outdoor conditions.
Cloudy
Adjusts the colour balance for a cloudy sky.

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

Still camera settings
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To adjust the still camera settings
Activate the camera.
To display all settings, tap .
Select the setting that you want to adjust, then edit as desired.

Still camera settings overview
Resolution
Choose between several resolutions and aspect ratios before taking a photo. A photo
with a higher resolution requires more memory.
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4128×3096(4:3)
13 megapixel resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos you want to view on non-widescreen
displays or print in high resolution.
9MP
3920×2204(16:9)
9 megapixel resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos you want to view on widescreen
displays.
5MP
2592×1944(4:3)
5 megapixel resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos you want to view on non-widescreen
displays or print in high resolution.
2MP
1920×1080(16:9)
2 megapixel resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos you want to view on widescreen
displays.

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

Self-timer
With the self-timer you can take a photo without holding the device. Use this function
to take self-portraits, or group photos where everyone can be in the photo. You can
also use the self-timer to avoid shaking the camera when taking photos.
On (10 sec.)
Set a 10-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the photo is taken.
On (2 sec.)
Set a 2-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the photo is taken.
Off
The photo is taken as soon as you tap the camera screen.

Focus mode
The focus function controls which part of a photo should be sharp. When continuous
autofocus is on, the camera keeps adjusting focus so that the area within the yellow
focus frame stays sharp.
Single autofocus
The camera automatically focuses on the selected subject. Continuous autofocus is on. Touch and hold
the camera screen until the yellow focus frame turns blue, indicating that the focus is set. The photo is
taken when you release your finger.
Multi autofocus
The focus is automatically set on several areas of the image. Touch and hold the camera screen until the
yellow focus frame turns blue, indicating that the focus is set. The photo is taken when you release your
finger. Continuous autofocus is off.
Face detection
The camera automatically detects up to five human faces, indicated by frames on the screen. The
camera automatically focuses on the nearest face. You can also select which face to focus on by tapping
it on the screen. When you tap the camera screen, a blue frame shows which face is selected and in
focus. Face detection cannot be used for all scene types. Continuous autofocus is on.
Touch focus
Touch a specific area on the camera screen to set the area of focus. Continuous autofocus is off. Touch
and hold the camera screen until the yellow focus frame turns blue, indicating that the focus is set. The
photo is taken when you release your finger.

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

HDR
Use the HDR (High Dynamic Range) setting to take a photo against strong back light
or in conditions where the contrast is sharp. HDR compensates for the loss of detail
and produces a picture that is representative of both dark and bright areas.
This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

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ISO
You can reduce image blurring caused by dark conditions or moving subjects by
increasing the ISO sensitivity.
Auto
Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically.
100
Sets the ISO sensitivity to 100.
200
Sets the ISO sensitivity to 200.
400
Sets the ISO sensitivity to 400.
800
Sets the ISO sensitivity to 800.

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

Metering
This function automatically determines a well-balanced exposure by measuring the
amount of light striking the image you want to capture.
Center
Adjusts the exposure to the centre of the image.
Average
Calculates the exposure based on the amount of light striking the whole image.
Spot
Adjusts the exposure in a very small part of the image that you want to capture.

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

Image stabiliser
When taking a photo, it can be difficult to hold the device steady. The stabiliser helps
you by compensating for small movements of the hand.
This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

Preview
You can choose to preview photos or videos just after you shoot them.
Unlimited
The preview of the photo or video appears after you shoot it.
5 seconds
The preview of the photo or video apears for 5 seconds after you shoot it.
3 seconds
The preview of the photo or video appears for 3 seconds after you shoot it.
Edit
The photo or video opens for editing after you shoot it.
Off
The photo or video is saved after you shoot it, and no preview appears.

Flash
Use the flash to take photos when lighting conditions are poor or when there is a
backlight. The following options are available when you tap the flash icon in the
camera screen:
Auto

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The camera automatically determines if the lighting conditions require the use of a flash.
Fill flash
Use this setting when the background is brighter than the subject. This removes unwanted dark
shadows.
Red-eye reduction
Reduces the red colour of eyes when taking a photo.
Off
The flash is turned off. Sometimes photo quality can be better without the flash, even if lighting
conditions are poor. Taking a good photo without using the flash requires a steady hand. Use the
self-timer to avoid blurred photos.
Flashlight
A torch or camera light is turned on when you take photos.

Video camera settings
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To adjust the video camera settings
Activate the camera.
Tap one of the settings icons on the screen.
To display all settings, tap .
Select the setting that you want to adjust, then make your changes.

Video camera settings overview
Video resolution
Adjust the video resolution for different formats.
Full HD
1980×1080(16:9)
Full HD (Full High Definition) format with 16:9 aspect ratio. 1980×1080 pixels.
HD
1280×720(16:9)
HD (High Definition) format with 16:9 aspect ratio. 1280×720 pixels.
MMS
Record videos suitable for sending in multimedia messages. The recording time of this video format is
limited to fit in a multimedia message.

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

Self-timer
With the self-timer you can record a video without holding the device. Use it to record
group videos where everyone can be in the video. You can also use the self-timer to
avoid shaking the camera when recording videos.
On (10 sec.)
Set a 10-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the video begins to record.
On (2 sec.)
Set a 2-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the video begins to record.
Off
The video begins to record as soon as you tap the camera screen.

Focus mode
The focus setting controls which part of a video should be sharp. When continuous
autofocus is on, the camera keeps adjusting focus so that the area within the white
focus frame stays sharp.
Single autofocus
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Face detection
The camera automatically detects up to five human faces, indicated by frames on the screen. The
camera automatically focuses on the nearest face. You can also select which face to focus on by tapping
it on the screen. When you tap the camera screen, a yellow frame shows which face is selected and in
focus. Face detection cannot be used for all scene types. Continuous autofocus is on.
Object tracking
When you select an object by touching it in the viewfinder, the camera tracks it for you.

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

Metering
This function automatically determines a well-balanced exposure by measuring the
amount of light striking the image you want to capture.
Center
Adjusts the exposure to the centre of the image.
Average
Calculates the exposure based on the amount of light striking the whole image.
Spot
Adjusts the exposure in a very small part of the image that you want to capture.

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

Microphone
Select whether to pick up the surrounding sound when recording videos.

Flash
Use the flash light to record videos when lighting conditions are poor or when there is
a backlight. The video flash icon
is only available on the video camera screen.
Note that the video quality can sometimes be better without a light even if lighting
conditions are poor.
On
Off

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Album
Viewing photos and videos
Use the Pictures tab in the Album application to view photos and play videos that
you've taken with your camera, or to view similar content that you've saved to your
device. All photos and videos are displayed in a chronologically ordered grid.

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View photos and videos in the Pictures tab

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View photos and videos in the My albums tab

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View menu options

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The date of items in the group

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Tap a photo or video to view it

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To view photos and videos
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Album.
Tap a photo or video to view it.
Flick left to view the next photo or video. Flick right to view the previous photo
or video.
If the screen orientation does not change automatically when you turn your device sideways,
mark the Auto-rotate screen checkbox under Settings > Display.

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To change the size of the thumbnails
When viewing thumbnails of photos and videos in Album, spread two fingers
apart to zoom in, or pinch two fingers together to zoom out.

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To zoom a photo
When you are viewing a photo, spread two fingers apart to zoom in, or pinch two
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To watch a slideshow of your photos
When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
> Slideshow to start playing all the photos in an album.
Tap a photo to end the slideshow.

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To watch a slideshow of your photos with music
When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
> SensMeTM slideshow.
Select the music and theme that you want to use for the slideshow, then tap
. The Album application analyses your photos and uses SensMeTM music
data to play a slideshow.
To pause playing, tap the screen to display the controls, then tap .
To play a video
Open the Pictures tab or the My albums tab in Album.
Using grid view or list view, locate the video that you want to open.
Tap the video to play it.
If the playback controls are not displayed, tap the screen to display them. To
hide the controls, tap the screen again.

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When a video is playing, tap the screen to display the controls.
Tap .

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To fast forward and rewind a video
When a video is playing, tap the screen to display the controls.
Drag the progress bar marker left to rewind, or right to fast forward.

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Press the volume key.

Sharing and managing photos and videos
You can share photos and videos that you've stored on your device. You can also
manage them in different ways. For example, you can work with photos in batches,
delete photos and link them to contacts.
You might not be able to copy, send or transfer copyright-protected items. Also, some items
may not send if the file size is too large.

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To share a photo or video
In Album, find and tap the photo or video that you want to share.
Tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap .
Tap the application that you want to use to share the photo, then follow the
steps to send it.

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To use a photo as a contact picture
When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
> Use as > Contact picture.
If asked, select Contacts > Just once, then select a contact.

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To use a photo as wallpaper
When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
> Use as > Wallpaper.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
To rotate a photo
When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
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Select Rotate. The photo is saved in the new orientation.
To delete a photo or video
When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
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Tap Delete.
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To work with batches of photos or videos in Album
When viewing thumbnails of photos and videos in Album, tap , then tap Select
items.
Tap the items that you want to work with. Selected items are indicated by a
blue frame.
Use the tools in the toolbars to work with your selected items.
To activate selection mode, you can also touch and hold an item until its frame turns blue.
Then you can tap other items to select them.

Analysing photos with faces in Album
You can analyse any photos on your device that feature people's faces. Once
activated, the photo analysis feature stays on, and new photos get analysed as they
are added. After running an analysis, you can then group all photos of the same
person in one folder.
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To turn on the photo analysis feature
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Album > My albums > Faces.
All photos on your device get analysed and grouped in the Unnamed faces
folder accordingly.
To name a face
In the Faces tile, tap the Unnamed faces folder, then browse to the Other
faces folder and choose the face that you want to name.
Tap Add name.
Type a name, then tap Done > Add as new person.
To edit a face name
When you are viewing a face in full screen view, tap the screen to display the
toolbars, then tap > Edit name tags.
Tap OK.
Tap the name of the face that you want to edit.
Edit the name, then tap Done >Add as new person.

Editing photos with the Photo editor application
You can edit and apply effects to original photos that you've taken with your camera.
For example, you can change the light effects. After you save the edited photo, the
original unchanged version of the photo remains on your device.
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To edit a photo
When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
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To crop a photo
When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
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If prompted, select Photo editor > Just once.
Tap > Crop.
Tap to select an option.
To adjust the crop frame, touch and hold the edge of the crop frame. When the
squares at the edges disappear, drag inward or outward to resize the frame.
To resize all sides of the crop frame at the same time, touch and hold one of
the four corners to make the squares at the edges disappear, then drag the
corner accordingly.
To move the crop frame to another area of the photo, touch and hold inside the
frame, then drag it to the desired position.
Tap Apply Crop.
To save a copy of the photo as you cropped it, tap Save.
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To apply special effects to a photo
When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
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If prompted, select Photo editor > Just once.
Tap , then select an option.
To save a copy of the edited photo, tap Save.
To improve a photo using advanced settings
When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
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If prompted, select Photo editor > Just once.
Tap , then select an option.
To save a copy of the edited photo, tap Save.
To adjust the light settings for a photo
When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
.
If prompted, select Photo editor > Just once.
Tap , then select an option.
To save a copy of the edited photo, tap Save.
To set the saturation level of colours in a photo
When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
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If prompted, select Photo editor > Just once.
Tap , then select an option.
To save a copy of the edited photo, tap Save.

Photo albums
The My albums tab in the Album application gathers together all your photo albums,
including albums of photos and videos taken with the camera as well as content that
you share online via services such as PlayMemories, Picasa and Facebook. Once you
are logged in to such services, you can manage content, comment on photos and
videos, and view comments from friends. From the Album application, you can also
add geotags to photos, perform basic editing tasks, and use methods such as
Bluetooth® wireless technology, email, and messaging to share content.

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View all photos and videos saved to your device's internal storage

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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Album > My albums.
Tap the desired online service.
Tap Connect. All available online albums that you have uploaded to the service
are displayed.
Tap any album to view its content, then tap a photo in the album.
Flick left to view the next photo or video. Flick right to view the previous photo
or video.
To view and add comments to online album content
When viewing a photo from an online album, tap the screen to display the
to view the comments.
toolbars, then tap
Enter your comments in the input field, then tap Post.
To "Like" a photo or video on FacebookTM
While viewing a photo or video from one of your FacebookTM albums, tap the
screen to display the toolbars, then tap to show that you "Like" the item on
FacebookTM.

Viewing your photos on a map
Adding location information to photos is referred to as geotagging. You can view and
tag your photos on a map and show friends and family where you were when you
took a particular photo. See Adding the geographical position to your photos on
page 65 for more information.
If you have turned on location detection and activated geotagging in the camera, you can tag
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Thumbnails of the selected group of photos and/or videos. Tap an item to view it in full screen.

If several photos were taken at the same location, only one of them appears on the map. The
total number of photos appears in the top right corner, for example, . To view all photos in
the group, tap the cover photo and then tap one of the thumbnails at the bottom of the
screen.

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To add a geotag to a photo
When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
Tap to set location to open the map screen.
Find and tap the desired location to put the photo on the map.
To adjust the location of the photo, tap the location on the map to where you
want to move the photo.
When you are finished, tap OK to save the geotag and return to the photo
viewer.

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To view geotagged photos on a map
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Album > My albums > Maps.
Tap a photo to view it in full screen.

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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Album > My albums > Globe.
Tap a photo to view it in full screen.

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When viewing a photo on the map in Album, touch and hold the photo until its
frame turns blue, then tap the desired location on the map.
Tap OK.

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When viewing the map in Album, tap , then select Classic view or Satellite view.

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Movies
Watching videos in the Movies application
Use the Movies application to play movies and other video content that you've saved
or downloaded to your device. The Movies application also helps you get poster art,
plot summaries, genre info and director details for each movie. You can also play
your movies on other devices that are connected to the same network.
Videos taken with your device's camera are displayed in the Album application, not in the
Movies application.
Some video files may not be playable in the Movies application.

Overview of Movies

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To play a video in Movies
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Movies.
Find and tap the video that you want to play. If the video is not displayed on
the screen, tap All in the My Collection tab, then find and tap the video that
you want to play.
To display or hide the controls, tap the screen.
To pause playing, tap . To resume playing, tap .
To rewind, drag the progress bar marker to the left. To fast forward, drag the
progress bar marker to the right.
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When the video is playing, tap the screen to display all the controls.
Tap > Throw.
Select an external device on which to play the video. If there is no external
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From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Movies.
Tap , then change the settings as desired.

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While a video is playing, tap the screen to display the controls.
Tap , then tap Sound settings.
Mark the checkboxes for the sound settings that you want to activate.
When you're finished, tap OK.

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When a video is playing, tap , then tap Share.
In the menu that opens, tap the application that you want to use to share the
selected video, then follow the relevant steps to send it.

Transferring video content to your device
Before you start using the Movies application, it's a good idea to transfer movies, TV
shows and other video content to your device from other devices, such as a
computer. There are several ways to transfer your content:
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Connect your device to a computer using a USB cable and drag and drop the video
files directly using the file manager application on the computer. See Connecting your
device to a computer on page 90.
If you have a PC, use the Media GoTM application from SonyTM to organise content
and transfer video files to your device via the PC. To learn more and download the
Media GoTM application, go to http://mediago.sony.com/enu/features.
If your computer is an Apple® Mac®, you can use SonyTM Bridge for Mac to transfer
video files from iTunes to your device. To learn more and download SonyTM Bridge
for Mac, go to www.sonymobile.com/global-en/tools/bridge-for-mac/.

Managing video content
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Make sure that your device has an active data connection.
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Movies.
Tap All in the My Collection tab to browse to the thumbnail of a file that you
want to get information about.
Touch and hold the thumbnail for the video, then tap Search for info.
If prompted, allow your device to download video details using your mobile
data connection.
In the search field, enter keywords for the video, then tap the confirm key on
the keyboard. All matches are displayed in a list.
Select a search result, then tap Done. The download of the information begins.
You can get information about newly added videos automatically every time the Movies
application opens if you mark the Get video details checkbox under Settings. Data
transmission charges may apply.
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From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Movies.
Tap All in the My Collection tab to browse to the video that you want to edit.
Touch and hold the video thumbnail, then tap Clear info.

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From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Movies.
Tap All in the My Collection tab to browse to the video that you want to delete.
Touch and hold the video thumbnail, then tap Delete from the list that appears.
Tap Delete again to confirm.
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Web browser
Browsing the web
The Google ChromeTM web browser for AndroidTM devices comes pre-installed in
most markets. Go to http://support.google.com/chrome and click the "Chrome for
Mobile" link to get more detailed information about how to use this web browser.
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To browse with Google ChromeTM
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap .
Enter a search term or web address in the search and address field, then tap
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Connectivity
Connecting to wireless networks
You can access the Internet wirelessly from your device using Wi-Fi® technology.
This way you can browse the web and share media files over the same Wi-Fi®
network with other DLNA CertifiedTM devices, for example, TVs and computers.
If your company or organisation has a virtual private network (VPN), you can connect
to this network using your device. You can use a VPN to access intranets and other
internal services at your company.

Before using Wi-Fi®
To browse the Internet using a Wi-Fi® connection, you need to search for and
connect to an available Wi-Fi® network and then open the Internet browser. The
signal strength of the Wi-Fi® network may differ depending on your device's location.
Move closer to the Wi-Fi® access point to increase the signal strength.
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To turn on Wi-Fi®
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings.
Drag the slider beside Wi-Fi to the right to turn on the Wi-Fi® function.
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To connect to a Wi-Fi® network automatically
Make sure that the Wi-Fi® function is turned on.
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Tap Wi-Fi. All available Wi-Fi® networks are displayed.
Tap a Wi-Fi® network to connect to it. For secured networks, enter the
relevant password. is displayed in the status bar once you are connected.
Tap and then tap Scan to search for new available networks.

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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi. Detected Wi-Fi® networks are displayed.
Tap another Wi-Fi® network to connect to it.

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To scan for Wi-Fi® networks manually
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Press , then tap Scan.
To connect to a Wi-Fi® network, tap the network name.

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Make sure that the Wi-Fi® function is turned on.
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Tap Wi-Fi.
Tap .
Enter the Network SSID information.
To select a security type, tap the Security field.
If required, enter a password.
Tap Save.
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Advanced Wi-Fi® settings
Wi-Fi® network status
When you are connected to a Wi-Fi® network or when there are Wi-Fi® networks
available in your vicinity, it is possible to see the status of these Wi-Fi® networks.
You can also enable your device to notify you whenever an open Wi-Fi® network is
detected.
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To enable Wi-Fi® network notifications
Turn on Wi-Fi®, if it is not already on.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Press .
Tap Advanced.
Mark the Network notification checkbox.
To view detailed information about a connected Wi-Fi® network
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Tap the Wi-Fi® network that you are currently connected to. Detailed network
information is displayed.

Wi-Fi® sleep policy
By adding a Wi-Fi® sleep policy, you can specify when to switch from Wi-Fi® to
mobile data.
If you are not connected to a Wi-Fi® network, your device uses a mobile data connection to
access the Internet (if you have set up and enabled a mobile data connection on your device).

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To add a Wi-Fi® sleep policy
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Press .
Tap Advanced.
Tap Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep.
Select an option.

Wi-Fi DirectTM
Use Wi-Fi DirectTM to connect to other devices directly, without joining a traditional
home, office or hotspot network. For example, you can enable your device to be
connected directly to a computer so that you can access content from your device
on the computer. The devices that you share content with must have Wi-Fi DirectTM
certification.
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Make sure your device has the Wi-Fi®function turned on.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Tap > Wi-Fi Direct.

Sharing your mobile data connection
You can share your device's mobile data connection with a single computer using a
USB cable. This process is called USB tethering. You can also share your device's
data connection with up to eight other devices at once by turning your device into a
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shared, the sharing devices can use your device's data connection, for example, to
surf the Internet, download applications, or send and receive emails.
You may need to prepare your computer to establish a network connection via USB cable. Go
to www.android.com/tether to get the most current information.

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To share your data connection using a USB cable
Deactivate all USB cable connections to your device.
Using the USB cable that came with your device, connect your device to a
computer.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More... > Tethering & portable hotspot.
Mark the USB tethering checkbox, then tap OK if prompted. is displayed in
the status bar once you are connected.
To stop sharing your data connection, unmark the USB tethering checkbox or
disconnect the USB cable.
You cannot share your device's data connection and SD card over a USB cable at the same
time.

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To use your device as a portable Wi-Fi® hotspot
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More... > Tethering & portable hotspot.
Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings > Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.
Enter the Network SSID information.
To select a security type, tap the Security field. If required, enter a password.
Tap Save.
and mark the Portable Wi-Fi hotspot checkbox.
Tap
If prompted, tap OK to confirm. appears in the status bar once the portable
Wi-Fi® hotspot is active.
To stop sharing your data connection via Wi-Fi®, unmark the Portable Wi-Fi
hotspot checkbox.
To rename or secure your portable hotspot
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More... > Tethering & portable hotspot.
Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings > Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.
Enter the Network SSID for the network.
To select a security type, tap the Security field.
If required, enter a password.
Tap Save.

Virtual private networks (VPNs)
Use your device to connect to virtual private networks (VPNs), which allow you to
access resources inside a secured local network from a public network. For example,
VPN connections are commonly used by corporations and educational institutions for
users who need to access intranets and other internal services when they are outside
of the internal network, for example, when they are travelling.
VPN connections can be set up in many ways, depending on the network. Some
networks may require you to transfer and install a security certificate on your device.
For detailed information on how to set up a connection to your virtual private
network, please contact the network administrator of your company or organisation.
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To add a virtual private network
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More... > VPN.
Tap .
Select the type of VPN to add.
Enter your VPN settings.
Tap Save.

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To connect to a virtual private network
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More... > VPN.
In the list of available networks, tap the VPN that you want to connect to.
Enter the required information.
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Drag the status bar downwards.
Tap the notification for the VPN connection to turn it off.

Sharing content with DLNA CertifiedTM devices
You can view or play media content saved to your device on other devices such as,
for example, a TV, or a computer. Such devices must be DLNA CertifiedTM by the
Digital Living Network Alliance and all devices must be connected to the same WiFi® network in order for content to be shared. You can also view or play content from
other DLNA CertifiedTM devices on your device.
After you set up the sharing of content between devices, you can, for example, listen
to music files stored on your home computer from your device, or view photos taken
with your device's camera on a large-screen TV.

Playing files from DLNA CertifiedTM devices on your device
When you play files from another DLNA CertifiedTM device on your device, this other
device acts as a server. In other words, it shares content over a network. The server
device must have its content sharing function enabled and give access permission to
your device. It also must be connected to the same Wi-Fi® network as your device.
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Make sure the devices that you want to share files with are connected to the
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From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap WALKMAN.
Select a device from the list of connected devices.
Browse the folders of the connected device and select the track that you want
to play. The track starts playing automatically.
To play a shared video on your device
Make sure the devices that you want to share files with are connected to the
same Wi-Fi® network as your device.
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Movies.
Select a device from the list of connected devices.
Browse the folders of the connected device and select the video that you want
to play.
To view a shared photo on your device
Make sure the devices that you want to share files with are connected to the
same Wi-Fi® network as your device.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Album > My albums. All your available online albums and
connected devices are displayed.
Select a device from the list of connected devices.
Browse the folders of the connected device and select a photo to view it.

Preparing to play content from your device on DLNA CertifiedTM
devices
Before you can view or play media files from your device on other DLNA CertifiedTM
devices, you must set up file sharing on your device. The devices that you share
content with are called client devices. For example, a TV, computer or tablet can act
as client devices. Your device works as a media server when it makes content
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available to client devices. When you set up file sharing on your device, you must
also give access permission to client devices. After you do so, such devices appear
as registered devices. Devices that are waiting for access permission are listed as
pending devices.
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Connect your device to a Wi-Fi® network.
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap , then tap Media server.
To turn on the Share media function, drag the slider. appears in the status
bar. Your device can now work as a media server.
Connect your computer or other devices to the same Wi-Fi® network as your
device.
A notification appears in the status bar of your device. Open the notification
and set the relevant access permissions for other devices.
The instructions described above may differ depending on the client devices used. Refer to
your client device User guide for more information. If the device cannot connect, check that
your Wi-Fi®network is working.
You can also access the Media server menu under Settings > XperiaTM > Media server
settings. If you close the Media server view, the file sharing function stays running in the
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From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap , then tap Media server.
Drag the slider to turn off the Share media function.

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From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap
Tap , then tap Media server.
Select a device from the Pending devices list.
Select an access permission level.

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To change the name of a registered device
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap , then tap Media server.
Select a device from the Registered devices list, then select Change name.
Enter a new name for the device.

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To change the access level of a registered device
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap , then tap Media server.
Select a device from the Registered devices list.
Tap Change access level and select an option.

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From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap , then tap Media server.
Tap .

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Playing files on a Digital Media Renderer device
Using DLNATM technology, you can push media content saved on your device to
another device connected to the same Wi-Fi® network. The other device must be
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render, or play, content received from your device. A DMR device can be, for
example, a TV with DLNA function, or a PC running Windows® 7 or higher.
The settings for enabling the Digital Media Renderer may vary depending on the device used.
Refer to the user guide for the respective device for more detailed information.
Content with Digital Rights Management (DRM) cannot be played on a Digital Media Renderer
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To view photos or videos from your device on a DMR device
Make sure that you have correctly set up the DMR device and that it is
connected to the same Wi-Fi® network as your device.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Album.
Browse to and open the file that you want to view.
Tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap and select a DMR device to
share your content with. The selected files start playing in chronological order
on the device that you select.
To disconnect from the DMR device, tap and select your device. The file
stops playing on the DMR device but continues playing on your device.
You can also share a video from the Movies application on your device by tapping the video
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To play a music track from your device on a DMR device
Make sure that you have correctly set up the DMR device and that it is
connected to the same Wi-Fi® network as your device.
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap WALKMAN.
Select a music category and browse to the track that you want to share, then
tap the track.
Tap and select a DMR device to share your content with. The track plays
automatically on the device that you select.
To disconnect from the DMR device, tap and select your device. The track
stops playing on the DMR device but continues playing on your device.

NFC
Use Near Field Communications (NFC) to share data with other devices, such as a
video, photo, web page address, music file or contact. You can also use NFC to scan
tags that give you more information about a product or service as well as tags that
activate certain functions on your device.
NFC is a wireless technology with a maximum range of one centimetre, so the
devices sharing data must be held close to each other. Before you can use NFC, you
must first turn on the NFC function, and the screen of your device must be active.
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From your Home screen, tap .
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NFC detection area

The location of the NFC detection area is not the same on all devices. When sharing data with
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To share a contact with another device using NFC
Make sure that both devices have the NFC function turned on, and that both
screens are active.
To view contacts, go to your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap the contact that you want to share.
Hold your device and the receiving device back to back so that the NFC
detection areas of each device touch each other. When the devices connect,
they vibrate and play a short sound. A thumbnail of the contact appears.
Tap the thumbnail to start the transfer.
When the transfer is done, the contact information is displayed on the screen
of the receiving device and is also saved on the receiving device.
To share a music file with another device using NFC
Make sure that both your device and the receiving device have the NFC
function turned on, and that both screens are active.
To open the "WALKMANTM" application, tap , then find and tap .
Select a music category and browse to the track you want to share.
Tap the track to play it. You can then tap to pause the track. The transfer
works whether the track is playing or paused.
Hold your device and the receiving device back to back so that the NFC
detection areas of each device touch each other. When the devices connect,
they vibrate and play a short sound. A thumbnail of the track appears.
Tap the thumbnail to start the transfer.
When the transfer is done, the music file plays immediately on the receiving
device. At the same time, the file is saved on the receiving device.
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To share a photo or video with another device using NFC
Make sure that both devices have the NFC function turned on, and that both
screens are active.
To view photos and videos in your device, go to your Home screen, tap ,
then find and tap Album.
Tap the photo or video that you want to share.
Hold your device and the receiving device back to back so that the NFC
detection areas touch each other. When the devices connect, they vibrate and
play a short sound. A thumbnail of the photo or video appears.
Tap the thumbnail to start the transfer.
When the transfer is done, the photo or video is displayed on the screen of the
receiving device. At the same time, the item is saved on the receiving device.
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To share a web address with another device using NFC
Make sure that both devices have the NFC function turned on, and that both
screens are active.
From your Home screen, tap .
To open the web browser, find and tap .
Load the web page that you want to share.
Hold your device and the receiving device back to back so that the NFC
detection areas touch each other. When the devices connect, they vibrate and
play a short sound. A thumbnail of the web page appears.
Tap the thumbnail to start the transfer.
When the transfer is done, the web page is displayed on the screen of the
receiving device.

Scanning NFC tags
Your device can scan various kinds of NFC tags. For example, it can scan embedded
tags on a poster, on a billboard advertisement, or beside a product in a retail store.
You can receive additional information, such as a web address.
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Make sure that your device has the NFC function turned on and that the screen
is active.
Place your device over the tag so that the NFC detection area touches it. Your
device scans the tag and displays the content collected. Tap the content of the
tag to open it.
To open the tag, tap it.

Connecting to an NFC compatible device
You can connect your device to other NFC compatible devices produced by Sony,
such as a speaker or a headphone. When establishing this kind of connection, refer
to the User guide of the compatible device for more information.
You may need to have Wi-Fi® or Bluetooth® activated on both devices for the connection to
work.

Bluetooth® wireless technology
Use the Bluetooth® function to send files to other Bluetooth® compatible devices, or
to connect to handsfree accessories. Turn on the Bluetooth® function in your device
and create wireless connections to other Bluetooth® compatible devices such as
computers, handsfree accessories, and phones. Bluetooth® connections work better
within 10 metres (33 feet), with no solid objects in between. In some cases you have
to manually pair your device with other Bluetooth® devices.
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To turn on the Bluetooth® function and make your device visible
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Tap the on-off switch beside Bluetooth to turn on the Bluetooth® function.
Tap Bluetooth. Your device and a list of available Bluetooth® devices appear.
Tap your device name to make your device visible to other Bluetooth® devices.

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To adjust your device's visibility time to other Bluetooth® devices
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Find and tap Bluetooth.
Press and select Visibility timeout.
Select an option.

Naming your device
You can give your device a name. This name is shown to other devices after you
have turned on the Bluetooth® function and your device is set to visible.
To give your device a name
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Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Find and tap Bluetooth.
Tap and select Rename phone.
Enter a name for your device.
Tap Rename.

Pairing with another Bluetooth® device
When you pair your device with another device, you can, for example, connect your
device to a Bluetooth® headset or a Bluetooth® car kit and use these other devices to
share music.
Once you pair your device with another Bluetooth® device, your device remembers
this pairing. When pairing your device with a Bluetooth® device, you may need to
enter a passcode. Your device will automatically try the generic passcode 0000. If
this does not work, refer to the user guide for your Bluetooth® device to get the
device passcode. You do not need to re-enter the passcode the next time you
connect to a previously paired Bluetooth® device.
Some Bluetooth® devices, for example, most Bluetooth® headsets, require you to both pair
and connect with the other device.
You can pair your device with several Bluetooth® devices, but you can only connect to one
Bluetooth® profile at the same time.

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function activated and is visible to other Bluetooth® devices.
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Find and tap Bluetooth. All available Bluetooth® devices appear in a list.
Tap the Bluetooth® device that you want to pair with your device.
Enter a passcode, if required, or confirm the same passcode on both devices.
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If you are connecting to a Bluetooth® device that requires you to first pair your
device before connecting, follow the relevant steps to pair your device with
that device.
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Find and tap Bluetooth.
Tap the Bluetooth® device to which you want to connect your device.
To unpair a Bluetooth® device
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Find and tap Bluetooth.
Under Paired devices, tap beside the name of the device that you want to
unpair.
Tap Unpair.

Sending and receiving items using Bluetooth® technology
Share items with other Bluetooth® compatible devices such as phones or computers.
You can send and receive several kinds of items using the Bluetooth® function, such
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device is visible to other Bluetooth® devices.
Sending device: Open the application which contains the item that you want to
send, and scroll to the item.
Depending on the application and on the item that you want to send, you may
need to, for example, touch and hold the item, open the item, and press .
Other ways to send an item may exist.
Select Bluetooth.
Turn on Bluetooth® if you are asked to do so.
Tap the name of the receiving device.
Receiving device: If asked, accept the connection.
Sending device: If asked, confirm the transfer to the receiving device.
Receiving device: Accept the incoming item.
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The sending device now starts sending data to your device.
If prompted, enter the same passcode on both devices, or confirm the
suggested passcode.
When you are notified of an incoming file to your device, drag the status bar
downwards and tap the notification to accept the file transfer.
Tap Accept to start the file transfer.
To view the progress of the transfer, drag the status bar downwards.
To open a received item, drag the status bar downwards and tap the relevant
notification.
To view files you have received using Bluetooth®
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Find and tap Bluetooth.
Press and select Show received files.

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Connecting your device to a computer
Connect your device to a computer and start transferring pictures, music and other
types of files. The easiest ways to connect are using a USB cable or Bluetooth®
wireless technology.
When you connect your device to the computer using a USB cable, you are
prompted to install software on the computer, for example, the PC Companion
application on a PC or the SonyTM Bridge for Mac application on an Apple® Mac®
computer. PC Companion and SonyTM Bridge for Mac help you access additional
computer applications to transfer and organise media files, update your device,
synchronise device content, and more.
You might not be able to transfer some copyright-protected material between your device and
a computer.

Transferring and handling content using a USB cable
Use a USB cable connection between a computer and your device for easy transfer
and management of your files. Once the two devices are connected, you can drag
and drop content between your device and the computer, or between your device's
internal storage and SD card, using the computer's file explorer.
If you're transferring music, video, pictures or other media files to your device, it's
best to use the Media GoTM application on your computer. Media GoTM converts
media files so that you can use them on your device.
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To transfer content between your device and computer using a USB cable
Using a USB cable, connect your device to a computer. Internal storage & SD
card connected appears in the status bar on the screen of your device.
Computer: Open Microsoft® Windows® Explorer from the desktop and wait
until your device's internal storage and your SD card appear as external disks
in Microsoft® Windows® Explorer.
Computer: Drag and drop the desired files between your device and the
computer.
To transfer content between internal storage and an SD card via USB
Using a USB cable, connect your device to a computer. Internal storage & SD
card connected appears in the status bar on the screen of your device.
Computer: Open Microsoft® Windows® Explorer from the desktop and wait
until your device's internal storage and your SD card appear as external disks
in Microsoft® Windows® Explorer.
Computer: Drag and drop the desired files between the device's internal
storage and the SD card.
To transfer files directly from internal storage to an SD card in the device
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Storage > Transfer data to SD card.
Mark the file types you want to transfer to the SD card.
Tap Transfer.
The direct transfer method means that a USB cable connection to a computer is not
necessary.

Transferring files using Media transfer mode via Wi-Fi®
You can transfer files between your device and other MTP compatible devices, such
as a computer, using a Wi-Fi® connection. Before connecting, you first need to pair
the two devices. If you're transferring music, video, pictures or other media files
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the computer. Media GoTM converts media files so that you can use them on your
device.
In order to use this feature, you need a Wi-Fi® enabled device that supports Media transfer,
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To pair your device wirelessly with a computer using Media transfer mode
Make sure Media transfer mode is enabled on your device. It is normally
enabled by default.
Connect your device to the computer using a USB cable.
Computer: Once the name of your device appears on the screen, click
Network configuration and follow the instructions to pair the computer.
When you are finished pairing, disconnect the USB cable from both devices.
The above instructions only work if Windows® 7 is installed on your computer and the
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Make sure Media transfer mode is enabled on your device. It is normally
enabled by default.
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Tap XperiaTM > USB Connectivity.
Tap the paired device that you want to connect to under Trusted devices.
Tap Connect.
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Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Tap Settings > XperiaTM > USB Connectivity.
Tap the paired device that you want to disconnect from under Trusted
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Tap Disconnect.

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Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Tap Settings > XperiaTM > USB Connectivity.
Tap the paired device that you want to remove.
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PC Companion
PC Companion is a computer application that gives you access to additional features
and services which help you transfer music, video and pictures to and from your
device. You can also use PC Companion to update your device and get the latest
software version available. The installation files for PC Companion are saved on your
device and the installation is launched from the device when you connect it to a
computer via USB cable.
You need an internet connected computer running one of the following operating
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Make sure the Install software checkbox under Settings > XperiaTM > USB
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Connect your device to a PC using a USB cable.
Device: Tap Install.
Computer: The PC Companion installer starts automatically after a few
seconds. Follow the on-screen instructions to install PC Companion.
To start PC Companion
Make sure that PC Companion is installed on your PC.
Open the PC Companion application on the PC, then click Start to open one of
the features that you want to use.

Media GoTM
The Media GoTM computer application helps you transfer and manage media content
in your device and computer. You can install and access Media GoTM from within the
PC Companion application.
You need one of these operating systems to use the Media GoTM application:
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To transfer content using the Media GoTM application
Connect your device to a computer using a supported USB cable.
Device: In the status bar, Internal storage connected appears.
Computer: Open the PC Companion application on the PC first. In
PC Companion, click Media Go to start the Media GoTM application. In some
cases, you may have to wait for Media GoTM to install.
Using Media GoTM, drag and drop files between your computer and device.

SonyTM Bridge for Mac
The SonyTM Bridge for Mac application helps you transfer music, video, picture or
other kinds of media files between your device and an Apple® Mac® computer. You
can also use the SonyTM Bridge for Mac application to manage files through a file
browser, update your device software, and back up and restore content on your
device.
To use the SonyTM Bridge for Mac application, you must have an Internet-connected
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Make sure the Install software checkbox under Settings > XperiaTM
Connectivity > USB Connectivity is marked.
Connect your device to an Apple® Mac® computer using a USB cable.
Device: Tap Install.
Computer: The SonyTM Bridge for Mac installer starts automatically after a few
seconds. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
To open the SonyTM Bridge for Mac application
Make sure that the SonyTM Bridge for Mac application is installed on the
Apple® Mac® computer.
Computer: Double-click the SonyTM Bridge for Mac application icon in the
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Computer: Open the SonyTM Bridge for Mac application. After a few moments,
The SonyTM Bridge for Mac application detects your device.
Computer: Drag and drop the desired files between your device and the
Apple® Mac® computer.

Connecting your device to a TV set using a cable
Connect your device to a TV set and start viewing content saved in your device on a
larger screen. When you connect your device to the TV set, the TV launcher
application opens. This application helps you to play media files from your device on
TVs and other devices.
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Connect your device to the TV using an MHL cable.
appears in your
device's status bar after a connection is established.
The TV launcher application starts automatically. Follow the instructions to
view your media files on the TV.
To view content from your device on a TV which supports HDMITM input
Connect your device to an MHL adaptor, and connect the adaptor to a USB
power supply.
Connect the adaptor to a TV using a HDMITM cable.
appears in your
device's status bar after a connection is established.
The TV launcher application starts automatically. Follow the instructions to
view your media files on the TV.
To view help about using the TV remote control
While your device is connected to the TV set, drag the status bar downwards
to open the Notification panel.
Tap MHL connected.
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Disconnect the MHLTM cable or the MHL adaptor from your device.

Screen mirroring
Use Screen mirroring to show the screen of your device on a TV or other large display
without using a cable connection. Wi-Fi DirectTM technology creates a wireless
connection between the two devices, so you can sit back and enjoy your favourite
photos from the comfort of your couch. You can also use this feature to listen to
music from your device via the TV's speakers.
Your TV must support screen mirroring based on Wi-Fi CERTIFIED MiracastTM for the
functionality described above to work. If your TV does not support screen mirroring, you need
to purchase a wireless display adapter separately.
When using screen mirroring, the image quality may sometimes be negatively impacted if there
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To mirror the screen of your device on a TV screen
TV: Follow the instructions in the User guide for your TV to turn on the screen
mirroring function.
Your device: Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Find and tap XperiaTM Connectivity > Screen mirroring.
Tap Turn on Screen mirroring and select a device.
When using screen mirroring, do not cover the Wi-Fi antenna area of your device.

Smart Connect
Use the Smart Connect application to set what happens in your device when you
connect or disconnect an accessory. You can also use Smart Connect to set a
specific action or a group of actions to launch on your device at certain times of the
day.
For example, when you connect your headset, you can create an event so that the
following actions are launched on your device:
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vibrate.
On the way back from work, the FM radio starts, and a notes app opens showing
your shopping list.
To start the Smart Connect application
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap .
To create a Smart Connect event
Start the Smart Connection application. If you are opening Smart Connect for
the first time, tap OK to close the introduction screen.
On the Events tab, tap .
Give the event a name, then tap Create.
Under When, add either an accessory or a time interval, or both.
Under Do this, add what you want to happen in your device.
Under At the end, add what you want to happen when you disconnect the
accessory or when the time interval comes to an end. If both these conditions
are set, the actions start either when you disconnect the accessory, or when
the time interval comes to an end.
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Start the Smart Connection application.
On the Events tab, tap an event.
If the event is switched off, drag the slider to the right.
Adjust the settings as desired.
To remove an event, tap the event's row, then tap > Delete event and tap Delete to confirm.

Managing devices
Use the Smart Connect application to manage a range of smart accessories that you
can connect to your device, including SmartTags, SmartWatch and Smart Wireless
Headset pro from Sony. Smart Connect downloads any necessary applications and
also finds third-party applications, when available. Previously connected devices
show in a list that allows you to get more information about the features of each
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Start the Smart Connection application. If you are opening Smart Connect for
the first time, tap OK to close the introduction screen.
Tap Devices, then tap .
Tap OK to start searching for devices.
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Pair and connect the accessory with your device.
Start the Smart Connection application.
Tap Devices, then tap the name of the connected accessory.
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Synchronising data on your device
About synchronising data on your device
You can sync contacts, email, calendar events, and other information with your
device from multiple email accounts, synchronisation services and other kinds of
accounts, depending on the applications installed on your device. Synchronising your
device with other information sources is an easy and practical way to stay up to date.
You can synchronise data automatically by activating the auto-sync function.
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Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Drag the slider beside Auto-sync to the right.

Synchronising with GoogleTM services
Synchronise your device with different GoogleTM services to keep your information up
to date, regardless of which device you're using your GoogleTM account from. For
example, you can synchronise your contacts, GmailTM and calendar data.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Tap Settings > Add account > Google.
Follow the registration wizard to create a GoogleTM account, or sign in if you
already have an account.
Tap your newly created GoogleTM account, then tap the items that you want to
synchronise.
To synchronise manually with your GoogleTM account
From the Home screen, tap .
Tap Settings > Google.
Tap the GoogleTM account that you want to synchronise.
Press , then tap Sync now.
To synchronise an application with a GoogleTM account
From your Home screen, tap .
Tap Settings > Google.
Tap the GoogleTM account that you want to synchronise with. A list appears of
applications that can be synchronised with the Google account.
Tap the application that you want to synchronise with the selected Google
account.
To synchronise the web browser data
From your Home screen, tap .
Tap Settings > Google.
Tap the GoogleTM account that you want to synchronise with, then tap Sync
Browser.
To remove a GoogleTM account
From your Home screen, tap .
Tap Settings > Google.
Tap the GoogleTM account that you want to remove from the accounts list.
Press , then tap Remove account.
Tap Remove account again to confirm.

Synchronising with Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
Using a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account, you can access your corporate
email messages, calendar appointments and contacts directly on your device. After
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From your Home screen, tap .
Tap Settings > Add account > Exchange ActiveSync.
Enter your corporate email address and password.
Tap Next. Your device begins to retrieve your account information. If a failure
occurs, contact your corporate network administrator for more information,
then enter the domain and server details for your account manually.
Tap OK to allow your corporate server to control your device.
Select what data you want to sync with your device, such as contacts and
calendar entries.
If desired, activate the device administrator to allow your corporate server to
control certain security features on your device. For example, you can allow
your corporate server to set password rules and set storage encryption.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Tap Email, then tap .
Tap Settings and select a corporate account.
Change the desired settings.

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To set a synchronisation interval for a corporate account
From your Home screen, tap .
Tap Email, then tap .
Tap Settings and select a corporate account.
Tap Check frequency and select an interval option.

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From your Home screen, tap .
Tap Settings > Exchange ActiveSync, then select the corporate account.
Tap , then tap Remove account.
Tap Remove account again to confirm.

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Synchronising with FacebookTM
There are two ways to use FacebookTM on your device. You can use the standard
Facebook application to access your online Facebook account, or you can
synchronise your Facebook account with your device and share content between
FacebookTM and a range of other applications. For example, you can share music in
the "WALKMAN" application on your device via Facebook. To synchronise your
device with Facebook, you must first set up an "XperiaTM with Facebook" account.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Tap Settings > Add account > XperiaTM with Facebook.
Follow the on-screen instructions to sign in to your FacebookTM account, or
create a new account.
To synchronise manually with an "XperiaTM with Facebook" account
From your Home screen, tap .
Tap Settings > XperiaTM with Facebook.
Select the account that you want to synchronise.
Press , then tap Sync now.
To remove an "XperiaTM with Facebook" account
When you remove an "XperiaTM with Facebook" account from your device, the associated
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From your Home screen, tap .
Tap Settings > XperiaTM with Facebook.
Select the account that you want to remove.
Press , then tap Remove account.
Tap Remove account again to confirm.

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Maps and locations
Location services and sources
Use your device to find out where you are. There are two methods, or sources: GPS
satellites and wireless networks. Enable the wireless networks option (Wi-Fi and
mobile networks) if you only need your approximate location, and want it fast. If you
want a more exact position, and have a clear view of the sky, enable the GPS
satellites option. In situations where the wireless network connection is weak, you
should enable both options to ensure that your location is found. Both options are
activated by default when you enable location services.
Sony does not warrant the accuracy of any location services including but not limited to
navigational services.

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To enable location services
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Tap Location services.
Drag the slider beside Access to my location to the right.
Tap Agree twice to confirm.
When you enable location services, both GPS satellites and Google's location service (Wi-Fi
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To allow Google apps to access your location
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Tap Google > Location settings.
Drag the slider beside Let Google apps access your location to the right.
You must be logged into your GoogleTM account to be able to use location services.

Using GPS
Your device has a GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver that uses satellite signals
to calculate your location. Your device also supports GLONASS (Global Navigation
Satellite System). Both systems can complement and replace each other, if
necessary, to ensure positioning accuracy and a smooth navigation experience.
When you enable GPS, the GLONASS system also gets enabled automatically.
When you use features that require the GPS and GLONASS receiver to find your location,
make sure you have a clear view of the sky.

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To enable GPS
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Tap Location services.
Drag the slider beside Access to my location to the right.
Tap Agree to confirm.
When you enable GPS, the GLONASS system gets enabled automatically.

Getting the best performance
The first time you use the GPS it can take 5 to 10 minutes for your location to be
found. To help the search, make sure you have a clear view of the sky. Stand still and
don't cover the GPS antenna (the highlighted area in the image). The GPS signals can
pass through clouds and plastic, but not through most solid objects such as
buildings and mountains. If your location isn't found after a few minutes, move to
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Google MapsTM
Use Google MapsTM to track your current location, view real-time traffic situations
and receive detailed directions to your destination. Before taking trips, you can
download and save maps to your memory card to avoid high roaming costs.
The Google MapsTM application requires the use of an Internet connection. You may incur data
connection charges when you connect to the Internet from your device. Contact your network
operator for more information. The Google MapsTM application may not be available in every
market, country or region.

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From your Home screen, tap
Find and tap Maps.

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If you want to use Google MapsTM, you have to enable one of the location methods available
under Settings > Location services.

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To learn more about Google MapsTM
When you use Google MapsTM, tap , then tap Help.

Viewing your friends' locations with Google LatitudeTM
Join Google LatitudeTM to view your friends' locations on maps and share your
location and other information with them.

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Calendar and alarm clock
Calendar
About the calendar
Your device has a calendar for managing your time schedule. If you have a GoogleTM
account, you can also synchronise your device calendar with your web calendar. See
Synchronising with Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® on page 96.
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To set the calendar view
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Calendar.
Tap the downwards arrow to open the drop down menu, then select an option.

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From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Calendar.
Press , then tap Calendars.
Select the calendars you want to view.

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To create a calendar event
From your Home screen, tap , then tap Calendar.
Tap .
If you have synchronised your calendar with one or more accounts, select the
account to which you want to add this event. If you only want to add this event
on your device, tap Device calendar.
Enter the name, time, location and description for the event.
Tap More and select a reminder for the event. To add a new reminder for the
event, tap .
If desired, select another option under Repetition.
Tap Done.
When the appointment time approaches, your device plays a short sound to remind you. Also,
appears in the status bar.

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From your Home screen, tap , then tap Calendar.
Tap the event you want to view.

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To change the calendar settings
From your Home screen, tap , then tap Calendar.
Press , then tap Settings.
Tap the setting you want to change, then edit as desired.

Alarm clock
About the alarm clock
Use your device as an alarm clock and select any sound in your device as your alarm
signal. The alarm does not sound if your device is turned off. But it does sound when
your device is set to silent mode or Airplane mode. If you use one of these modes,
you can keep your device on when you are sleeping and not get woken up by phone
calls.
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From your Home screen, tap
Find and tap Alarm & clock.

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To set a new alarm
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Alarm & clock.
Tap .
Tap Time and adjust the time by scrolling up and down.
Tap Set.
If desired, edit other alarm settings.
Tap Done.

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To edit an existing alarm
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Alarm & clock.
Tap the alarm that you want to edit.
Tap Time and adjust the time by scrolling up and down.
Tap Set.
If desired, edit other alarm settings.
Tap Done.
The alarm time format displayed is the same as the format you select for your general time
settings, for example, 12-hour or 24-hour.

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To deactivate an alarm
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Alarm & clock.
Drag the slider to the left next to the alarm that you want to deactivate.

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To activate an existing alarm
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Alarm & clock.
Drag the slider to the right next to the alarm that you want to activate.

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To delete an alarm
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Alarm & clock.
Touch and hold the alarm you want to delete.
Tap Delete alarm, then tap Yes.

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To set the ringtone for an alarm
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Alarm & clock.
Tap the alarm you want to edit.
Tap Alarm sound and select an option, than tap Done.
Tap Done.

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To set a recurring alarm
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Alarm & clock.
Tap the alarm you want to edit.
Tap Repeat.
Mark the checkboxes for the desired days, then tap OK.
Tap Done.

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To set the title for an alarm
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Alarm & clock.
Tap the alarm that you want to edit.
Enter a name for the alarm in the Alarm text field.
Tap Done.

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To activate the vibrate function for an alarm
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Alarm & clock.
Tap the alarm you want to edit.
Mark the Vibrate checkbox.
Tap Done.
The vibrate feature is enabled by default when you create a new alarm.

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To set alarms to sound when the device is in silent mode
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Alarm & clock, then tap to select an alarm.
Mark the Alarm in silent mode checkbox.
Tap Done.
The alarm in silent mode feature is enabled by default when you create a new alarm.

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Tap Snooze.

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Slide to the right.

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Support and maintenance
Updating your device
Update your device to the most recent software version to get optimal performance
and the latest enhancements. You can use the Update center application on your
device to run a wireless update or you can use the PC Companion application on a
computer to run an update using a USB cable connection.
If you update wirelessly, you can use either a mobile network or a Wi-Fi® network
connection. Make sure you back up and save all data stored on your device before
you run an update.
New software releases may not be compatible with all devices. When you run an update using
the Update center application, a data connection is established and related charges may be
incurred. Also, the availability of updates over a mobile network depends on your operator.
Contact your network operator for more information.

Updating your device wirelessly
Use the Update center application to update your device wirelessly. You can
download software updates manually, or you can allow Update service to update
your device automatically whenever downloads become available. When the
automatic update feature is activated, a notification appears in the status bar every
time an update becomes available.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Update Center.
Select the desired application or system update and tap , or tap
download all application updates.

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Application updates launch automatically after download. With system updates, install the
update manually after download. Your device will then restart automatically after the
installation is finished. You may incur data connection charges when downloading updates
over mobile networks.

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To activate automatic software updates using the Update Center application
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Update Center.
Press , then tap Settings.
Mark the Allow automatic downloads checkbox, then tap Agree. Updates are
now downloaded automatically as soon as they become available.
You may incur data connection charges when downloading updates over mobile networks.

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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Update Center.
Select a system update that you want to install, then tap

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Updating your device using a USB cable connection
Some updates are not available for wireless download. Notifications appear in the
status bar to inform you of such updates. To download and run the updates, you
need a USB cable and a computer running the PC Companion application. You can
install PC Companion on the computer using installation files saved on your device,
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To launch the download of PC Companion using your device
Connect your device to a computer using a USB cable.
When prompted, follow the instructions in your device to launch the installation
of PC Companion on the computer.
To download software updates using a USB cable connection
Install the PC Companion application on the computer you are using, if it is not
already installed.
Connect your device to the computer using a USB cable.
Computer: Launch the PC Companion application. After a few moments, PC
Companion detects your device and searches for new software for it.
Device: When notifications appear in the status bar, follow the on-screen
instructions to carry out the relevant software updates.
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that you are using, if it is not already installed.
Using a USB cable, connect your device to the Apple® Mac® computer.
Computer: Launch the SonyTM Bridge for Mac application. After a few
moments, the SonyTM Bridge for Mac application detects your device and
searches for new software for it.
Computer: If a new software update is detected, a popup window appears.
Follow the on-screen instructions to run the relevant software updates.
The SonyTM Bridge for Mac application is downloadable from www.sonymobile.com/support.

Backup and restore application
Use the Backup and restore application to make backups of content to a memory
card or a USB storage device. Such backups can be used to restore your content
and some settings in cases where your data gets lost or deleted.

Types of content you can back up
Use the Backup and restore application to back up the following types of data:
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Bookmarks
Call log
Contacts
Applications downloaded from Google PlayTM
Multimedia messages
System settings (such as alarms, ringer volume, and language settings)
Text messages
You may incur additional data transmission charges when you restore applications from
Google PlayTM.

Preparing to use the Backup and restore application
Before backing up your content, you can select the backup destination and the types
of data that you want to back up.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Back up & restore.
Tap Back up.
Tap the bar under Where to store data.
Select the destination to which you want to back up your content.

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To select the data types to back up
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Back up & restore.
Tap Back up.
Select the data types that you want to back up.

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To back up content
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Back up & restore.
Tap Back up, then tap Back up now.
Enter a password for the backup, then tap OK.

Restoring backed up content using the Backup and restore
application
When you restore backed up content, you must select a backup record to restore
from. If you have backed up content several times, you may have several backup
records. After you select a backup record, you can then select which types of data to
restore.
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To restore content from a backup record
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Back up & restore.
Tap Restore.
Select the record that you want to restore from, then tap Restore now.
Enter the password for the backup record, then tap OK.
Remember that any changes you make to your data and settings after you create a backup will
get deleted during a restore procedure.

Managing backup records
You can delete or rename records of the backups that you make using the Backup &
restore function.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Back up & restore.
Press , then tap Manage backup records.
Select the backup record that you want to rename.
Tap .
Enter a new name and tap Rename.
To delete backup records
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Back up & restore.
Press , then tap Manage backup records.
Select the backup record that you want to delete, or tap
all records.
Tap > Delete.

if you want to delete

Resetting your device
You can reset your device to its original settings, with or without deleting all of your
personal data. Before you perform a reset, make sure to back up any important data
saved on your device.
To perform a factory data reset
To avoid permanent damage to your device, do not restart your device while a reset procedure
is underway.

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Before you start, make sure to back up any important data that is saved on the
internal memory of your device to a memory card or other non-internal
memory.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset > Factory data reset.
To delete information, such as pictures and music, from your internal storage,
mark the Erase internal storage checkbox.
Tap Reset phone.
To confirm, tap Erase everything.

Locking and protecting your device
IMEI number
Every device has a unique IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number.
You should keep a copy of this number. If your device is stolen, your network
provider can use your IMEI number to stop the device from accessing the network in
your country.
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To view your IMEI number in the device
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > About phone > Status.
Scroll to IMEI to view the IMEI number.

Setting a screen lock
There are several ways to lock the screen on your device. For example, you can use
the Face Unlock feature, which uses a picture of your face to unlock the screen. You
can also set a screen unlock pattern, a number-based PIN lock, or a text-based
password.
It is very important that you remember your screen unlock pattern, PIN or password.
If you forget this information, it may not be possible to restore important data such as
contacts and messages. Refer to Sony customer support for more information.
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To set a screen lock
From your Home screen, tap
Select an option.

> Settings > Security > Screen lock.

To set up the Face Unlock feature
From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock.
Tap Face Unlock, then follow the instructions in your device to capture your
face.
After your face is successfully captured, tap Continue.
Select a backup lock method and follow the instructions in the device to
complete the setup.
The Face Unlock feature is less secure than a screen lock pattern, PIN, or password. Someone
who looks similar to you could unlock your device.
For best results, capture your face in an indoor area that is well lit but not too bright, and hold
the device at eye level.

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Activate the screen.
Look at your device from the same angle you used to capture your Face
Unlock photo.
If the Face Unlock feature fails to recognise your face, you need to draw the backup pattern
or enter the PIN to unlock the screen.

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To disable the Face Unlock feature
From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock.
Draw your backup screen unlock pattern or enter your PIN.
Tap Swipe.

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To create a screen unlock pattern
Drag the status bar downwards, then tap
Tap Security > Screen lock > Pattern.
Follow the instructions in your device.

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Activate the screen.
Draw your screen unlock pattern.

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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock.
Draw your screen unlock pattern.
Tap Pattern.
Follow the instructions in your device.

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To disable the screen unlock pattern
From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock.
Draw the screen unlock pattern.
Tap Swipe.

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To create a screen unlock PIN
From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock > PIN.
Enter a numeric PIN.
If necessary, tap to minimise the keyboard.
Tap Continue.
Re-enter and confirm your PIN.
If necessary, tap to minimise the keyboard.
Tap OK.

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To disable the screen unlock PIN
From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock.
Enter your PIN, then tap Next.
Tap Swipe.

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To create a screen lock password
From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock >
Password.
Enter a password.
If necessary, tap to minimise the keyboard.
Tap Continue.
Re-enter and confirm your password.
If necessary, tap to minimise the keyboard.
Tap OK.

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To disable the screen unlock password
From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock.
Enter your password and tap Next.
Tap Swipe.

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Finding your device
There are several ways to find and protect your device if you ever lose it. Using the
"my Xperia" service, you can:
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Look for your device on a map.
Sound an alert which works even if the device is in silent mode.
Remotely lock the device and display your contact information on it.
Remotely wipe the internal and external memories on the device as a last resort.
Before using the "my Xperia" service, you must activate it on your device. Once the
service is activated, all you have to do is go to myxperia.sonymobile.com and sign in
using the same GoogleTM account that you have set up on your device.
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Drag the status bar downwards, then tap
Tap Security > MyXperiaTM > Activate.
Mark the checkbox, then tap Accept.

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From your Application screen, find and tap
Find and tap the required support item.

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Recycling your device
Got an old device lying around the house? Why not recycle it? By doing so, you will
help us reuse its materials and components, and you'll protect the environment, too!
Find out more about the recycling options in your region at
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Status and notification icons overview
Status icons
The following status icons may appear on your screen:
Signal strength
No signal
Roaming
GPRS is available
EDGE is available
LTE is available
NFC is activated
3G is available
Sending and downloading GPRS data
Sending and downloading EDGE data
Sending and downloading 3G data
Network is available
Sending and downloading data
STAMINA mode is activated
Battery status
The battery is charging
GPS is activated
Airplane mode is activated
The Bluetooth® function is activated
The SIM card is not inserted
The microphone is muted
The speakerphone is on
Silent mode
Vibrate mode
An alarm is set
Synchronisation is ongoing
Problem with sign in or synchronisation
A Wi-Fi® connection is enabled and wireless networks are available
Depending on your service provider, network and/or region, the functions or services
represented by some icons in this list may not be available.

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Notification icons
The following notification icons may appear on your screen:
New email message
New text message or multimedia message
New voicemail
Upcoming calendar event
A song is playing
The device is connected to a computer via a USB cable
Warning message
Error message
Missed call
Call ongoing
Call on hold
Call forwarding is turned on
Software updates are available
Downloading data
Uploading data
More (undisplayed) notifications

Application overview
Use the Alarm and clock application to set various kinds of alarms.
Use your web browser to navigate and view web pages, manage bookmarks,
and manage text and images.
Use the Calculator application to perform basic calculations.
Use the Calendar application to keep track of your events and manage your
appointments.
Use the camera to take photos and record video clips.
Use the Contacts application to manage phone numbers, email address and
other information related to your contacts.
Access your downloaded applications.
Use the Email application to send and receive emails through both private
and corporate accounts.
Use the Facebook application to engage in social networking with friends,
family members and colleagues around the world.
Browse and listen to FM radio stations.
Use the Album application to view and to work with your photos and videos.
Use the GmailTM application to read, write and organise email messages.
Search for information in your device and on the web.

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View your current location, find other locations, and calculate routes using
Google MapsTM.
Go to Google PlayTM to download free and paid applications for your device.
Use the Messaging application to send and receive text and multimedia
messages.
Use the Movies application to play videos in your device and share content
with your friends.
Use the "WALKMAN" application to organise and play music, audio books
and podcasts.
View news stories and weather forecasts.
Make phone calls by dialling the number manually or by using the smart dial
function.
Use the Video Unlimited application to rent and purchase videos.
Optimise settings to suit your own requirements.
Use the HangoutsTM application to chat with friends online.
Identify music tracks that you hear playing in your surroundings, and get
artist, album and other info.
Use YouTubeTM to share and view videos from around the world.
Use the Support application to access user support in the device. For
example, you can access a User guide, troubleshooting information, plus tips
and tricks.
Download and install new applications and updates.
Some applications are not supported by all networks and/or service providers in all areas.

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Important information
Important information leaflet
Before you use your device, please read the Important information leaflet provided in
the Setup guide in your device or in the box.
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Tap Settings > Setup guide.

Limitations to services and features
Some of the services and features described in this User guide are not supported in
all countries/regions or by all networks and/or service providers in all areas. Without
limitation, this applies to the GSM International Emergency Number, 112. Please
contact your network operator or service provider to determine availability of any
specific service or feature and whether additional access or usage fees apply.
Use of certain features and applications described in this guide may require access
to the Internet. You may incur data connection charges when you connect to the
Internet from your device. Contact your wireless service provider for more
information.

Water resistance
In order for your phone to be water resistant, the covers for the micro USB port and
the headset connector must be firmly closed. Also, make sure that the battery cover
is attached correctly.
Avoid exposing your phone to environments with excessive dust or moisture. Normal
wear and tear along with damage to your device can reduce its ability to resist dust
or moisture. Do not use your phone in the following conditions:

Ocean water

Swimming pool

Diving

Hot water

Sand/mud

Other liquid
chemicals

Never submerge the mobile phone, the micro USB port or the headset connector in
water, expose the mobile phone to any liquid chemicals, or expose your mobile
phone to moist environments with extreme high or low temperatures. If water or liquid
gets on the micro USB port and the headset connector, wipe it off with a dry cloth.
The water resistance of the micro USB port and the headset connector is not
guaranteed in all environments or conditions.
All compatible accessories, including batteries, chargers, handsfree devices, micro
USB cables, and microSDTM cards are not dust and water resistant on their own.

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Your warranty does not cover damage or defects caused by abuse or improper use
of your device. If you have any further questions about the use of your products, refer
to our Customer support service for help.

IP (Ingress Protection) rating
Your device has an IP rating, which means it has undergone certified tests to
measure its resistance levels to both dust and water. The first digit in the two-digit IP
rating indicates the level of protection against solid objects, including dust. The
second digit indicates how resistant the device is to water.
Resistance to solid objects and dust

Resistance to water

IP0X: No special protection

IPX0. No special protection

IP1X. Protected against solid objects > 50 mm in
diameter

IPX1. Protected against dripping water

IP2X. Protected against solid objects > 12.5 mm in
diameter

IPX2. Protected against dripping water when tilted
up to 15 degrees from normal position

IP3X. Protected against solid objects > 2.5 mm in
diameter

IPX3. Protected against spraying water

IP4X. Protected against solid objects > 1 mm in
diameter

IPX4. Protected against splashing water

IP5X. Protected against dust; limited ingress (no
harmful deposit)

IPX5. Protected against water jet spray

IP6X. Dust tight

IPX6. Protected against heavy jet spray
IPX7. Protected against the effects of immersion
IPX8. Protected against submersion

For more information, go to www.sonymobile.com/testresults for more information.

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