Xperia™ L1 - User manual – Devicemanuals

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User guide
Xperia™ L1
G3311/G3313
Contents
Getting started............................................................................... 6
About this User guide........................................................................ 6
Overview............................................................................................ 6
Assembly........................................................................................... 7
Screen protection...............................................................................8
Starting your device for the first time.................................................8
Why do I need a Google™ account?.................................................9
Device security............................................................................. 10
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Making sure your device is protected..............................................10
Screen lock...................................................................................... 10
Unlocking your device automatically............................................... 12
SIM card protection......................................................................... 15
Finding the identification number of your device.............................15
Finding a lost device ....................................................................... 16
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Learning the basics...................................................................... 18
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Using the touchscreen..................................................................... 18
Locking and unlocking the screen................................................... 19
Home screen....................................................................................20
Application screen........................................................................... 21
Navigating applications....................................................................23
Widgets............................................................................................ 24
Shortcuts and folders...................................................................... 25
Background and themes..................................................................25
Taking a screenshot......................................................................... 26
Notifications..................................................................................... 26
Icons in the status bar..................................................................... 29
Applications overview...................................................................... 30
Battery and maintenance............................................................. 33
Charging your device....................................................................... 33
Battery and power management..................................................... 34
Updating your device.......................................................................36
Maintenance using a computer....................................................... 37
Storage and memory....................................................................... 38
Backing up and restoring content....................................................40
Downloading applications............................................................43
Downloading applications from Google Play™............................... 43
Downloading applications from other sources................................ 43
Internet and networks.................................................................. 44
Browsing the web............................................................................ 44
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Internet and MMS settings ............................................................. 44
Wi-Fi.................................................................................................45
Sharing your mobile data connection.............................................. 47
Controlling data usage.....................................................................48
Selecting mobile networks...............................................................49
Virtual private networks (VPNs)........................................................50
Synchronising data on your device.............................................. 51
Synchronising with online accounts................................................ 51
Synchronising with Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®................. 51
Basic settings...............................................................................53
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Accessing settings........................................................................... 53
Volume settings................................................................................53
Do not disturb mode........................................................................ 54
Screen settings................................................................................ 55
Application settings......................................................................... 56
Resetting your applications............................................................. 58
Screen saver.................................................................................... 58
Language settings............................................................................59
Date and time...................................................................................59
Enhancing the sound output............................................................60
Multiple user accounts.....................................................................60
Typing text.................................................................................... 63
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On-screen keyboards...................................................................... 63
Editing text....................................................................................... 64
Calling.......................................................................................... 65
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Making calls..................................................................................... 65
Receiving calls................................................................................. 66
Ongoing calls................................................................................... 67
Using the call log............................................................................. 67
Forwarding calls...............................................................................68
Restricting calls................................................................................68
Multiple calls.................................................................................... 69
Conference calls.............................................................................. 70
Voicemail..........................................................................................70
Emergency calls...............................................................................70
Contacts.......................................................................................72
Searching and viewing contacts...................................................... 72
Adding and editing contacts............................................................73
Transferring contacts....................................................................... 74
Backing up contacts........................................................................ 75
Adding medical and emergency contact information...................... 75
Favourites........................................................................................ 76
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Sending contact information............................................................76
Avoiding duplicate entries in the Contacts application................... 77
Messaging and chat.....................................................................78
Reading and sending messages......................................................78
Organising your messages.............................................................. 79
Calling from Messaging................................................................... 79
Messaging settings.......................................................................... 80
Video chat........................................................................................ 80
Email.............................................................................................81
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Setting up email............................................................................... 81
Sending and receiving email messages...........................................81
Organising your email messages..................................................... 82
Email account settings.....................................................................83
Gmail™............................................................................................ 83
Music and FM radio..................................................................... 85
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Transferring music to your device....................................................85
Listening to music............................................................................85
Music menu..................................................................................... 87
Playlists............................................................................................ 87
Sharing music.................................................................................. 88
Enhancing the sound....................................................................... 88
Listening to the radio....................................................................... 88
Favourite radio channels..................................................................90
Radio sound settings....................................................................... 90
Camera.........................................................................................91
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Taking photos and recording videos................................................91
General camera settings.................................................................. 92
Still camera settings.........................................................................95
Video camera settings..................................................................... 97
Photos and videos in Album........................................................ 99
Viewing photos and videos.............................................................. 99
Album home screen menu............................................................. 100
Sharing and managing photos and videos.................................... 101
Editing photos with the Photo editor application...........................102
Editing videos with the Video editor application............................102
Hiding photos and videos.............................................................. 103
Viewing your photos on a map...................................................... 103
Videos.........................................................................................105
The Video application.................................................................... 105
Transferring video content to your device..................................... 106
Managing video content................................................................ 106
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Connectivity............................................................................... 107
Mirroring the screen of your device wirelessly on a TV................. 107
Displaying files on another device using Cast............................... 107
Connecting your device to USB accessories................................ 108
NFC................................................................................................109
Bluetooth® wireless technology.................................................... 111
Smart apps and features that save you time............................. 114
Google Search & Now....................................................................114
Using your device as a wallet........................................................ 114
Travel and maps......................................................................... 115
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Using location services.................................................................. 115
Google Maps™ and navigation..................................................... 115
Using data traffic when travelling.................................................. 116
Airplane mode................................................................................116
Clock and Calendar....................................................................117
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Calendar.........................................................................................117
Clock..............................................................................................117
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Accessibility............................................................................... 120
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Magnification gesture.................................................................... 120
Font size.........................................................................................120
Display size.................................................................................... 120
Colour correction........................................................................... 120
TalkBack.........................................................................................120
Mono audio.................................................................................... 121
TTY (Teletypewriter) mode............................................................. 121
Switch Access............................................................................... 121
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Support and legal.......................................................................123
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Support application....................................................................... 123
Xperia™ Tips..................................................................................123
Help in menus and applications.....................................................123
Running diagnostic tests on your device.......................................123
Restarting, resetting and repairing.................................................123
Help us improve our software........................................................ 125
Warranty, SAR and usage guidelines.............................................125
Recycling your device....................................................................125
Legal information........................................................................... 125
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Getting started
About this User guide
This is the Xperia™ L1 User guide for the Android™ 7.0 software version. If you're
not sure which software version your device is running, you can check it in the
Settings menu.
System and application updates can present the features in your device in another way than
described in this User guide. The Android™ version might not be affected in an update. For
more information about software updates, see Updating your device on page 36.
To check the current software version of your device
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find Settings > About phone > Android™ version.
To find the model number and name of your device
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From your Home screen, tap
Find and tap .
Limitations to services and features
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The device model number and name are displayed.
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Some of the services and features described in this User guide may not be supported
in all countries or regions, or by all networks or service providers. The GSM
International Emergency Number can always be used in all countries, regions,
networks and by all service providers, provided that the device is connected to the
mobile network. Please contact your network operator or service provider to
determine the availability of any specific service or feature and whether additional
access or usage fees apply.
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Overview
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The 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 with your device. Contact your wireless service provider for more
information.
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10. Charger/USB Type-C™ cable port
2. Headset jack
11. Speaker
3. Front camera lens
12. Wi-Fi/GPS/Bluetooth antenna area
4. Auxiliary microphone
13. Main camera lens
5. Ear speaker
14. Flashlight
6. Proximity/Light sensor
15. Nano SIM/Memory card slot cover
7. Volume key
16. NFC™ detection area
8. Power key
17. Main antenna area
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1. Charging/Notification light
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9. Main microphone
Assembly
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Your device only supports nano SIM cards. The nano SIM card and the memory card
have separate slots in the same holder. Make sure you don’t confuse the two.
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To prevent data loss, make sure you turn off your device or unmount the memory card before
you drag out the holder to remove the nano SIM card or memory card from the device.
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To insert the nano SIM card and the memory card
Do not cut your SIM card, for example using a blade or scissors, as this may damage your
device.
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Open the nano SIM/Memory card slot cover.
Using your fingernail, drag out the nano SIM card tray.
Firmly place the SIM card in the correct orientation as shown in the illustration.
Insert the memory card in the correct orientation into its slot as shown in the
illustration.
Gently push the tray back into the slot until it fits into place.
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To remove the nano SIM card
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Turn off your device.
With the screen facing down, open the nano SIM/Memory card slot cover.
Drag out the nano SIM card tray using your fingernail.
Remove the nano SIM card, then gently push the tray back into the slot until it
fits into place.
Close the nano SIM/Memory card slot cover.
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Turn off your device.
With the device facing down, open the nano SIM/Memory card slot cover.
Gently push in the memory card to release it from its slot. Remove the memory
card and close the nano SIM/Memory card slot cover.
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To remove a memory card
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Screen protection
Before using your device, remove the protection film by pulling up on the protruding tab.
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Screen covers and protectors may help you protect your device against damage. We
recommend you use only those screen covers intended for your Xperia™ device. The
use of third party screen protection accessories may prevent your device from
working correctly by covering sensors, lenses, speakers, or microphones and can
invalidate the warranty.
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Starting your device for the first time
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It is recommended that you charge the battery for at least 30 minutes before starting
up your device for the first time. You can still use your device while it is charging, see
Charging your device on page 33.
The first time you start your device, a setup guide helps you to configure basic
settings, personalise your device and sign in to your accounts, for example a
Google™ account.
To turn on the device
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Press and hold down the power key until the device vibrates.
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Enter your SIM card PIN when requested, then tap
Wait a moment 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
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Press and hold down the power key
In the options menu, tap Power off.
until the options menu opens.
It may take a while for the device to shut down.
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Why do I need a Google™ account?
Your Xperia™ device from Sony runs on the Android™ platform developed by
Google™. A range of Google™ applications and services is available on your device
when you purchase it, for example, Gmail™, Google Maps™, YouTube™ and the
Play Store™ application, which gives you access to the Google Play™ online store
for downloading Android™ applications. To get the most out of these services, you
need a Google™ account. For example, a Google™ account enables you to do all of
the following:
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Download and install applications from Google Play™.
Synchronise your email, contacts and calendar using Gmail™.
Chat with friends using the Duo™ application.
Synchronise your browsing history and bookmarks using the Google Chrome™ web
browser.
Identify yourself as the authorised user after a software repair using Xperia™
Companion.
Remotely find, lock or clear a lost or stolen device using the my Xperia™ or
Android™ Device Manager services.
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For more information about Android™ and Google™, go to
http://support.google.com.
To set up a Google™ account on your device
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Accounts & sync > Add account > Google.
Follow the registration wizard to create a Google™ account, or sign in if you
already have an account.
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It is crucial that you remember your Google™ account username and password. In some
situations, you may need to identify yourself for security reasons using your Google™ account.
If you fail to give your Google™ username and password in such situations, your device is
locked. Also, if you have more than one Google™ account, make sure to enter the details for
the relevant account.
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You can also sign in to or create a Google™ account from the setup guide the first time you
start your device. Alternatively, you can go online and create an account at
www.google.com/accounts.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Tap Settings > Accounts & sync > Google.
Select the Google™ account that you want to remove.
Tap > Remove account.
Tap Remove account again to confirm.
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To remove a Google™ account
If you remove your Google™ account, any security features that are linked to your Google™
account will no longer be available.
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Device security
Making sure your device is protected
Your device includes several security options, strongly recommended in case of loss
or theft.
These options are as follows:
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Set a secure screen lock on your device using a PIN, password or pattern to prevent
anyone from accessing or resetting your device.
Add a Google™ account to prevent others from using your device if it gets stolen or
wiped.
Activate either the “Protection by my Xperia” or the Android™ Device Manager web
service. Using one of these services, you can remotely locate, lock or clear a lost
device.
Verifying the ownership of your device
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Certain protection features require you to either unlock your screen with your PIN,
password, pattern, or enter your Google™ account information. Below are examples
of protection features and their required credentials:
You must unlock your screen before you are allowed to perform a
Factory Data Reset.
Protection by
my Xperia
If you remotely reset your device using this service, you must enter
the username and password for a Google™ account associated with
the service. The device must be connected to the internet before the
setup process can be completed. Otherwise, you will not be able to
use your device after the reset.
Android™
Device
Manager
If you remotely reset your device using this service, you must enter
the username and password for a Google™ account. The device
must be connected to the internet before the setup process can be
completed. Otherwise, you will not be able to use your device after
the reset.
Software repair
You must enter your Google™ account username and password
when you start the device after the repair is complete.
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Factory Data
Reset
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For Android™ Device Manager, it is necessary to enter information from a Google™ account.
This can be any Google™ account which you have set up on the device as an owner. If you
cannot provide the relevant account information during a setup process, you won't be able to
use the device at all.
Screen lock
There are several screen lock options available. The security level of each lock type is
listed below in order of weakest to strongest:
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Swipe: no protection, but you have quick access to the Home screen.
Pattern: draw a simple pattern with your finger to unlock your device.
PIN: enter a numeric PIN of at least four digits to unlock your device.
Password: enter an alpha-numeric password to unlock your device.
It is very important that you remember your screen lock pattern, PIN or password. If
you forget this information, it may not be possible to restore important data such as
contacts and messages. If you have set up a Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
(EAS) account on your Xperia™ device, the EAS security settings may limit the lock
screen type to only a PIN or password. This occurs when your network administrator
specifies a lock screen type for all EAS accounts for enterprise security reasons.
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Contact the network administrator of your company or organisation to check what
network security policies are implemented for mobile devices.
For more settings for each screen lock type tap
beside Screen lock.
To change your screen lock type
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Screen lock.
Choose an option and follow the instructions on your device.
To create a screen lock pattern
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Screen lock > Pattern.
Choose an option and follow the instructions on your device.
If you enter an incorrect lock pattern five times in a row, you must wait 30 seconds before
trying again.
To change the screen lock pattern
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings> Lock screen & security > Screen lock.
Draw your screen unlock pattern.
Tap Pattern, choose an option and follow the instructions on your device.
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To create a screen lock PIN
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Screen lock > PIN.
Choose an option. Enter a numeric PIN, then tap CONTINUE.
Re-enter and confirm your PIN, then tap OK.
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To create a screen lock password
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Screen lock > Password.
Choose an option and follow the instructions on your device.
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To activate the Swipe unlock function
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Screen lock.
Draw your screen unlock pattern, or enter your PIN or password depending on
which of these screen lock types is enabled.
Tap Swipe, then tap YES, REMOVE.
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Resetting a forgotten screen lock
If you’ve forgotten your screen lock PIN, password or pattern, you may be able to
reset it using the Protection by my Xperia service. No content on your device is lost
after you have performed a screen lock reset using this service.
To reset the screen lock using Protection by my Xperia
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Make sure you know your Google™ account username and password and that
you have enabled the Protection by my Xperia service on your device.
Go to myxperia.sonymobile.com using any internet-connected device.
Sign in using the same Google™ account that you have set up on your device.
Click the picture of your device under Your devices.
Select Lock to replace the current screen lock with a new PIN code.
Follow the on-screen instructions provided by Protection by my Xperia.
Depending on your security settings, your device may lock after a screen lock reset. You then
need to enter your Google™ account username and password in order to use the device.
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Unlocking your device automatically
The Smart Lock feature lets you set your device to unlock automatically in certain
situations, for example, when connected to a Bluetooth® device or when carrying it
with you. When Smart Lock is enabled you still need to unlock your device manually
after restarting, and after leaving the device inactive for 4 hours.
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Choose from the following Smart Lock settings:
On-body detection: Keep your device unlocked when carrying it with you.
Trusted places: Keep your device unlocked when in a familiar, secure location, such
as your home.
Trusted devices: Keep your device unlocked when a trusted Bluetooth® or NFC
device is connected.
Trusted face: Unlock your device by looking at it.
Trusted voice: Use voice recognition to unlock your device from the lock screen or
while it’s charging, and activate Google™.
The Smart Lock feature is developed by Google™, so its functionality may be changed or
updated over time. Furthermore the feature may not be available in every market, country or
region.
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Set a pattern, PIN or password as a screen lock if you have not already done
so.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Trust agents.
Tap the Smart Lock (Google) slider to enable the function.
Tap the back arrow next to Trust agents.
Find and tap Smart Lock.
Enter your pattern, PIN or password. You need to enter these credentials
whenever you want to change your Smart Lock settings.
Select a Smart Lock type.
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To enable Smart Lock
To set up or remove trusted face
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted face.
Tap SET UP > NEXT. Follow the instructions on your device, then tap
FINISHED.
To remove a trusted face, tap Remove trusted face > REMOVE.
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For enhanced accuracy, tap Trusted face > Improve face-matching.
To set up trusted voice
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted voice.
Follow the instructions on your device.
Keeping your device unlocked while you’re carrying it
Using the On-body detection feature, you can keep your device unlocked while
you're carrying it in your hand or in a pocket or bag. The accelerometer in your device
keeps your device unlocked while it senses that it's being carried. The device locks
when the accelerometer detects that the device has been put down.
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When you use the On-body detection feature, you need to be aware of the following
behaviours:
Any time you put your device down and it senses that it's no longer being carried, it
locks automatically.
The device can take up to one minute to lock.
After you get into a car, bus, train or other land vehicle, your device can take between
5 and 10 minutes to lock.
Note that when you get on an airplane or a boat (or another non-land based vehicle),
your device may not lock automatically, so make sure to lock it manually if needed.
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When you pick up your device again or get out of the vehicle, just unlock it once and
your device then stays unlocked for as long as you have it on you.
The On-body detection feature can't distinguish whose body is connected. If you give your
device to someone else while it's unlocked using On-body detection, your device may stay
unlocked for the other user. Keep in mind that On-body detection as a security feature is less
secure than a pattern, PIN, or password.
To enable or disable On-body detection
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > On-body
detection.
Tap the slider to enable the function, then tap CONTINUE. To disable the
function tap the slider beside On.
Connecting to trusted devices
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If you have a device that you connect to regularly using Bluetooth® or NFC, for
example, a home entertainment system or a fitness tracker, you can add it as a
trusted device and bypass the added security of the lock screen to save time. This
feature is suitable if you’re normally in a secure place when you use this device. In
some cases, you may still need to manually unlock your device before a trusted
device can be connected.
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It is not recommended to add devices that are constantly connected to your device as trusted
devices, for example, Bluetooth® keyboards or mice.
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As soon as a trusted device is switched off or moves out of range, your screen locks and you
need your PIN, pattern or password to unlock it.
To add or remove a trusted Bluetooth® device
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Make sure your device is paired and connected to the Bluetooth® device that
you want to add as a trusted device.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock.
In the Smart lock menu tap Trusted devices > ADD TRUSTED DEVICE >
Bluetooth.
Tap a device name to select it from the list of connected and paired devices,
then tap YES, ADD.
To remove a paired device, select it from the list and tap REMOVE TRUSTED
DEVICE.
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To add or remove a trusted NFC device
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Make sure your device is paired and connected to the Bluetooth® device that
you want to add as a trusted device.
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock.
Tap Trusted devices > ADD TRUSTED DEVICE > NFC.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
To remove a paired device, select it from the list and tap REMOVE TRUSTED
DEVICE
Making sure you're secure when using trusted devices
Different Bluetooth® devices support different Bluetooth® standards and security
capabilities. There's a possibility that someone could keep your Xperia™ device
unlocked by imitating your Bluetooth® connection, even if your trusted device is no
longer nearby. Your device is not always able to determine whether your connection
is secure from someone trying to imitate it.
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When your device can't determine whether you're using a secure connection, you'll
get a notification on your Xperia™ device and may need to manually unlock it before
the trusted device can keep it unlocked.
Bluetooth® connectivity range can vary depending on factors like the model of your device,
the connected Bluetooth® device, and your environment. Depending on these factors,
Bluetooth® connections can work over distances up to 100 metres.
Connecting to trusted places
When the Trusted places feature is set up, the lock screen security on your Xperia™
device gets disabled when you are in a designated trusted location. For this feature to
work, you must have an internet connection (preferably over Wi-Fi) and allow your
device to use your current location.
To set up trusted places, first make sure that high accuracy location mode or batterysaving location mode is enabled on your device before you add home or custom
locations.
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The exact dimensions of a trusted location are an estimate and may extend beyond the
physical walls of your home or other areas that you have added as a trusted locations. This
feature can keep your device unlocked within a radius of up to 80 metres. Also be aware that
location signals can be replicated or manipulated. Someone with access to specialised
equipment could unlock your device.
To add your home location
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted places
> Home.
To enter the desired location type the address in the search bar. Your device
searches for the entered location.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted places.
Select your home location.
Tap Edit.
In the search bar, enter the location that you want to use as your home
location.
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To edit your home location
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If other residences share your street address, you can add the actual location of your home
within the building complex as a custom place.
To remove your home location
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted places
> Home.
Tap Edit > .
Using custom locations
You can add any location as a trusted, custom place where your device can remain
unlocked.
To add a custom place
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted places.
Tap Add trusted place.
To use your current location as a custom place, tap Select this location.
Alternatively, to enter another location, tap and type the address. Your
device searches for the entered location. Tap the suggested address, to use it.
To fine-tune the location, tap the back arrow next to the address, drag the
location pin to the desired location, then tap Select this location.
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To edit a custom place
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted places.
Select the place that you want to edit.
Tap Edit Address.
To enter another location, tap and then type the address. Your device
searches for the entered location. To use the suggested address, tap the
address.
To fine-tune the location, tap the back arrow next to the address, drag the
location pin to the desired location, then tap Select this location.
To remove a custom place
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Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted places.
Select the place that you want to remove.
Tap Delete.
SIM card protection
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(Personal Identification Number). When a SIM card is locked, the subscription linked
to the card is protected against misuse, meaning that you have to enter a PIN every
time you start your device.
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From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Set up SIM card lock.
Tap the Lock SIM card slider to enable or disable the SIM card lock.
Enter the SIM card PIN and tap OK. The SIM card lock is now active and you
will be prompted to enter the PIN every time you restart the device.
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If you enter the PIN incorrectly too many times, your SIM card will get blocked. You
then need to enter your PUK (Personal Unblocking Key) and a new PIN. Your PIN and
PUK are supplied by your network operator.
To change the SIM card PIN
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Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Set up SIM card lock.
Tap Change SIM PIN.
Enter the old SIM card PIN and tap OK.
Enter the new SIM card PIN and tap OK.
Re-type the new SIM card PIN and tap OK.
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If you enter an incorrect PUK code too many times, you need to contact your network operator
to get a new SIM card.
Finding the identification number of your device
Your device has a unique identification number. This number is referred to as the IMEI
(International Mobile Equipment Identity). You should keep a copy of this number.
You may require it, for example, when you access the Xperia™ Care support service
to register your device. Also, if your device is stolen, some network providers can use
this number to stop the device from accessing the network in your country or region.
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Remove the SIM Card tray.
Drag the strip outwards using your fingernail. The IMEI number is displayed on
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To view your IMEI number via the device settings
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Find and tap Settings > About phone > Status > IMEI information.
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Finding a lost device
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you locate and secure your device if you ever lose it. If you have activated this service
on your device, you can:
Locate your device on a map.
Sound an alert even if the device is in Do not disturb mode.
Remotely lock the device and make the device display your contact details to anyone
who finds it.
Remotely clear the internal and external memory of the device as a last resort.
If you’ve cleared the internal memory of the device using the “Protection by my Xperia” web
service, you must sign in to a Google™ account that was previously synced on this device the
next time you turn on the device.
The “Protection by my Xperia” service may not be available in all countries or regions.
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Make sure you have an active data connection, and enable location services
on your device.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Protection by my Xperia >
ACTIVATE.
Mark the checkbox to agree to the terms and conditions of the service, then
tap ACCEPT.
If prompted, sign in to your Google™ account, or create a new account if you
don’t already have one.
To verify that Protection by my Xperia can locate your device, go to
myxperia.sonymobile.com and sign in to your Google™ account.
If you are sharing a device with multiple users, note that the Protection by my Xperia service is
only available to the user who is logged in as the owner.
Finding a lost device using Android™ Device Manager
Find and show where your device is located.
Ring or lock your device, erase everything on it, or add a phone number to the lock
screen.
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Manager. You can use it in parallel with, or as an alternative to, the Protection by my
Xperia service. If you lose your device, you can use Android™ Device Manager to:
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Android™ Device Manager does not work if your device is turned off or if it does not have a
connection to the internet. The Android™ Device Manager service may not be available in all
countries or regions.
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If you are sharing a device with multiple users, make sure that you are logged
in as the owner.
Make sure that you have an active data connection and that location services
are enabled.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Google > Security.
Tap the sliders beside Remotely locate this device and Allow remote lock and
erase to enable both functions.
If prompted, agree to the terms and conditions by tapping Activate this device
administrator.
To verify that Android™ Device Manager can locate your device after you
activate the service, go to www.android.com/devicemanager and sign in using
your Google™ account.
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Learning the basics
Using the touchscreen
Open or select an item.
Mark or unmark a checkbox or option.
Enter text using the on-screen keyboard.
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Move an item.
Activate an item-specific menu.
Activate selection mode, for example, to select several items from a list.
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Touching and holding
Pinching and spreading
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shooting videos.
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Scroll left or right, for example, between Home screen panes.
Swipe left or right to reveal more options.
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movement by tapping the screen.
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Flicking
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 touchscreen when you are not using it. When you buy your device, a basic screen
swipe lock is already set. This means that you have to swipe left or upwards on the
screen to unlock it. You can change the security settings later and add other kinds of
locks. See Screen lock on page 10.
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To activate the screen
Briefly press the power key
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To lock the screen
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Alternatively, double tap any empty area on the Home screen. To enable this function,
touch and hold any area on your Home screen until the device vibrates, then tap
and tap the slider beside Double-tap to sleep.
Home screen
Welcome to Xperia™ widget — Tap to open the widget and select a task such as copying content
from your old device or setting up Xperia™ services
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To go to the Home screen
Press .
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The Home screen is the starting point for using your device. It's similar to the desktop
on a computer screen. Your Home screen can have up to twenty panes, which
extend beyond the regular screen display width. The number of Home screen panes
is represented by a series of dots at the lower part of the Home screen. The
highlighted dot shows the pane that is currently displayed.
Home screen panes
You can add new panes to your Home screen (up to a maximum of twenty panes)
and delete panes. You can also set the pane that you want to use as the main Home
screen pane.
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To set a pane as the main Home screen pane
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Flick left or right to browse to the pane that you want to set as your main Home
screen pane, then tap in the top left corner of the screen.
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main Home screen pane cannot be changed. For more information, see Google Search & Now
on page 114.
To add a pane to your Home screen
Touch and hold any area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
To browse the panes, flick all the way to the right or left, then tap .
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additional panes cannot be added to the left. For more information, see Google Search & Now
on page 114.
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Flick left or right to browse to the pane that you want to delete, then tap
the top right corner of the pane.
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Touch and hold any area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
Flick left or right to browse the panes. All applications that can be disabled or
uninstalled are indicated by .
Tap the relevant application, then tap DISABLE if the app came pre-installed
on your device or OK if the app was downloaded and you would like to
uninstall it.
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Disabling a pre-installed app deletes all data, but the app can be enabled again from Settings
> Apps. Only downloaded apps can be fully uninstalled.
To adjust the size of icons on your Home screen
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tap .
Tap Icon size, then select an option.
Application screen
The Application screen, which you open from the Home screen, contains the
applications that come pre-installed on your device as well as applications that you
download.
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To view all applications on the Application screen
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From your Home screen, tap .
Flick left or right on the Application screen.
To enable or disable the recommended apps listings
To open an application from the Application screen
When the Application screen is open, flick left or right to find the application,
and then tap the application.
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tap .
Tap the App recommendations slider.
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disable recommended apps listings. You can also enable or disable this feature later
by following the steps below:
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When the Application screen is open, tap Search applications or simply swipe
down on the Application screen or Home screen.
Enter the name of the application that you want to search for.
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To search for an application from the Application screen
When the Application screen is open, tap .
Tap Sort apps, then select an option.
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To arrange applications on the Application screen
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On the Application screen, touch and hold an application icon until the device
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 it.
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To move an application on the Application screen
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When the Application screen is open, tap .
Make sure that Own order is selected under Sort apps.
Touch and hold the application until the device vibrates, then drag it to the new
location.
To disable or uninstall an application from the Application screen
Disabling a pre-installed app deletes all data, but the app can be enabled again from Settings
> Apps. Only downloaded apps can be fully uninstalled.
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Touch and hold any area on the Application screen until the device vibrates. All
applications that can be disabled or uninstalled are then indicated by .
Tap the relevant application, then tap DISABLE if the app came pre-installed
on your device or OK if the app was downloaded and you would like to
uninstall it.
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Navigating applications
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You can navigate between applications using the navigation keys and the recently
used applications window, which lets you switch easily between all recently used
applications. The navigation keys are the Back key, the Home key, and the Recent
apps key. You can also pop open two applications on the screen at once using the
split screen mode, if the application supports multi-window function. Some
applications get closed when you press the Home key to exit while others are
paused or continue to run in the background. If an application is paused or running in
the background, you can continue where you left off the next time you open the
application.
Clear all – Close all the recently used applications
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Recently used applications window – Open a recently used application
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Recent apps key – Open the recently used applications window and the favourites bar
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Home key – Exit an application and go back to the Home screen
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Press .
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Quickly press twice.
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Tap and then tap CLEAR ALL.
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While using the application, tap .
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Split screen mode
Split screen mode enables you to view two applications at once, for example, if you
want to view your email inbox and a web browser at the same time.
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Application 1 in upper window
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Split screen border – Drag to resize windows
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Application 2 in lower window
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Split screen key – Select a recently used application
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Make sure that the two applications that you want to use in split screen mode
are open and running in the background.
Tap , and then drag and drop the desired application to the top part of the
screen.
In the lower part of the screen, tap the second desired application.
In portrait orientation drag the black bar in the centre up or down to resize the
windows.
To exit split screen mode, tap and hold .
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Widgets are small applications that you can use directly on your Home screen. They
also function as shortcuts. For example, the Weather widget allows you to see basic
weather information directly on your Home screen. When you tap the widget, the full
Weather application opens. You can download additional widgets from Google
Play™.
To add a widget to the Home screen
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Touch and hold any 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
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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.
To move a widget
Touch and hold the widget until the device vibrates, then drag it to the new
location.
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To remove a widget
Touch and hold the widget until the device vibrates, then drag it to Remove
from home screen.
Shortcuts and folders
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Use shortcuts and folders to manage your applications and keep your Home screen
tidy.
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Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen.
In the customisation menu, tap Widgets > Shortcuts.
Scroll through the list and select an application. The selected application gets
added to the Home screen.
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To move an item on the Home screen
Touch and hold the item until the device vibrates, then drag the item to the new
location.
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Touch and hold the item until the device vibrates, then drag the item to
Remove from home screen on the top of the screen.
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Touch and hold an application icon or a shortcut until the device vibrates, then
drag and drop it on top of another application icon or shortcut.
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Touch and hold an item until the device vibrates, then drag the item to the
folder.
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Tap the folder's title bar to show the Folder name field.
Enter the new folder name and tap DONE .
Background and themes
Your device comes with a default background, but you can adapt the Home screen
and Lock screen to your own style using wallpapers and themes featuring different
colours and patterns.
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A wallpaper may be used without changing any of the other elements of your Home
screen and Lock screen. Live wallpapers add visual effects to your interactions with
the touch screen, letting the display change dynamically.
Themes can include a wallpaper, a screensaver, title bars, and a sound scheme that
all fit together to create a unique look and feel for your device.
To change your wallpaper
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Touch and hold any empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
Tap Wallpapers and select an option.
You can also change your Lock screen wallpaper or set the same image for both your Home
screen and Lock screen. Follow the steps above, then tap Album. Tap the desired image and
choose an option.
To set a theme
Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
Tap Themes.
Choose an option:
• To use an existing theme, select the theme, then tap APPLY THEME.
• To download a new theme, tap GET MORE THEMES.
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Screenshots you take are automatically saved in Album.
To take a screenshot
Press and hold down the power key until a prompt window appears.
Tap .
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Tap the screenshot.
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Notifications
Notifications inform you of events such as new messages and calendar notifications
as well as activities in progress such as file downloads. Notifications appear in the
following places:
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The Notification panel
The lock screen
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double-tap it.
To close the Notification panel, drag or flick the panel upwards.
To take action on a notification in the Notification panel
Tap the notification.
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Swipe the notification left or right.
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Simply tap to expand and view more information about the notification without
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Tap CLEAR ALL.
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Double-tap the notification.
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Swipe the notification left or right.
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Drag the notification downwards.
Not all notifications are expandable.
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Managing notifications on the lock screen
Show all
notification content
Get all notifications on the lock screen. When you have this setting turned on, keep
in mind that all content (including the content of incoming emails and chat
messages) will be visible on your lock screen unless you designate the relevant
apps as Hide sensitive content in the App notifications settings menu.
Hide sensitive
notification content
You must have a PIN, password, or pattern set up as your screen lock in order for
this setting to be available. Contents hidden is displayed on the lock screen when
sensitive notifications arrive. For example, you'll get a notification for an incoming
email or chat, but the content won't be visible on your lock screen.
Don't show
notifications at all
You won't get any notifications on the lock screen.
To select the notifications to display on the lock screen
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Notifications.
Tap , and then tap On the lock screen.
Select an option.
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feature, tap the Keep notifications on lock screen slider.
Block all
Never receive notifications from the selected app.
Receive notifications from this app even when Do not disturb is set to Priority
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Find and tap Settings > Notifications.
Select the desired app.
Tap the sliders to adjust notification settings as desired.
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Notification light
The notification light informs you about battery status and some other events. For
example, a flashing white light means there is a new message or a missed call. The
notification light is enabled by default but can be disabled manually.
When the notification light is disabled, it only lights up when there is a battery status warning,
for example, when the battery level goes below 15 percent.
To enable or disable the notification light
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Notifications > .
Tap the slider beside Notification light to enable or disable the function.
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Icons in the status bar
Status icons
No SIM card
Signal strength
No signal
Roaming
Sending and downloading LTE data
Sending and downloading GPRS data
Sending and downloading EDGE data
Sending and downloading 3G data
Sending and downloading HSPA+ data
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A Wi-Fi connection is enabled but there is no internet connection.
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If Google™ is blocked in your area, the exclamation mark may appear even
when the device is connected to a Wi-Fi network and there is a working
internet connection.
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Vibrate mode
An alarm is set
GPS is activated
Synchronisation is ongoing
Problem with sign-in or synchronisation
Depending on your service provider, network or region, the functions or services represented
by some icons in this list may not be available.
To manage status bar icons
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Find and tap Settings > Display> System icons.
Mark the checkboxes for the system icons that you want to appear in the
status bar.
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Notification icons
New text message or multimedia message
Ongoing call
Missed call
Call on hold
Call forwarding is turned on
New voicemail message
New email message
Downloading data
Uploading data
Mobile data is disabled
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A software update is available
System updates are available
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More undisplayed notifications
Not all icons that may appear on your device are listed here. This list is for reference purposes
only, and changes may be made without notice.
To block an application from sending notifications
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Find and tap Settings > Notifications.
Select an application.
Tap the Block all slider.
Applications overview
Some applications may not be included on your device or may not be supported by all
networks or service providers in all areas.
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Use the Album application to manage, view and edit your photos and videos.
Browse, search and buy thousands of products right from your device.
Protect your device against viruses, malware, spyware, phishing attempts and
online exploitation.
Use the Calculator application to perform basic calculations.
Use the Calendar application to keep track of events and manage your
appointments.
Use the Camera to take photos and record video clips.
Use the Chrome web browser to navigate and view web pages, text and
images, and manage bookmarks.
Use the Clock application to set various alarms and timers.
Use the Contacts application to manage phone numbers, email addresses
and other contact information.
Use the Duo™ application to make video calls.
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Save your documents and files for easy access from any device, share them
with your friends, and collaborate with colleagues.
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Create, edit and collaborate with others on spreadsheets.
Create, edit and collaborate with others on presentations.
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Use the Email application to send and receive emails through both personal
and work accounts.
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Use the Facebook™ application for social networking with friends, family
members and colleagues around the world.
Browse and listen to FM radio stations.
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Search for information on your device and on the web.
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Enjoy music, movies, apps and games on your device, and get exclusive
access to unique content available only with Xperia™ devices.
View your current location, find other locations and plan routes using Google
Maps™.
Use the Messaging application to send and receive text and multimedia
messages.
Use the Music application to organise and play music and audio books.
Make phone calls by dialling the number manually or by using the smart dial
function.
Organise, search or browse through all your photos and videos.
Use the Google Play Movies & TV application to watch movies and TV shows
purchased or rented on Google Play.
Discover and play thousands of songs with the Google Play Music
application.
Use the Play Store™ application to find applications to buy or download free.
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Stay connected with your gaming friends and the games you love to play,
shop on the PlayStation®Store, and more.
Optimise settings to suit your own requirements.
Use the Support application to access user support on your device. For
example, you can access the User guide and troubleshooting information,
plus tips and tricks.
Use the Video application to play videos on your device and share content
with your friends.
Search content on the web using your voice.
Use the Weather application to view weather forecasts.
Use the What’s New application to discover new games, apps and media
content.
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Battery and maintenance
Charging your device
Always use an original Sony charger and USB Type-C™ cable intended for your specific
Xperia™ model. Other chargers and cables may increase charging time, not charge at all, or
may even damage your device. Make sure all USB ports and connectors are completely dry,
before inserting the USB Type-C™ cable.
A wall socket charger will charge your device faster than charging via your computer.
You can still use your device while charging.
If the battery is depleted, it may take up to 30 minutes for your device to respond to
the charging. During this time, the screen may remain completely dark, not showing
the charging icon. Also note that it can take up to 4 hours for a completely drained
battery to be fully charged.
Your device has an embedded, rechargeable battery that can only be replaced by an
authorised Sony repair centre. You should never try to open or take apart the device yourself.
Doing so can cause damage and void your warranty.
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Plug one end of the USB Type-C™ cable into the charger (or into the USB port
of a computer).
Plug the other end of the cable into the USB Type-C™ port on your device. 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.
It is important to use the USB Type-C™ cable (provided) when charging your device as other
types of USB cables can damage your device.
If the battery is completely depleted, it may take a few minutes before the notification light
illuminates and the charging icon appears.
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Battery notification light status
Green
The battery is charging and the battery charge level is greater than 90%
Orange
The battery is charging and the battery charge level is less than 90%
Red
The battery is charging and the battery charge level is less than 15%
Battery and power management
Your device has an embedded battery. To get the most use from it, keep track of the
power consumed by different apps and features. Background power saving features
are activated by default to help you reduce battery consumption, and additional
power saving modes are available to help you reduce battery consumption further
when necessary.
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such as higher grade image performance, network activities such as location
services, app synchronisation and background Wi-Fi scanning. If you do not want an
application to be affected, you can exempt it in the Battery optimisation menu. Phone
calls and SMS are not affected.
System updates may change the power saving features available on your device.
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Find and tap Settings > Battery. An overview appears showing the battery
percentage and an estimated battery time.
Tap SHOW BATTERY USAGE to view a list of features and services that have
consumed battery power since the last charging cycle. Tap an item to get
information on how to reduce its battery consumption.
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Find and tap Settings > Apps.
Select an application and review its battery consumption under Battery.
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The following tips can help you improve battery performance:
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Lower the screen brightness level, see Screen settings on page 55.
Turn off Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi and location services when you don't need these
features.
Turn off your device or use Airplane mode if you are in an area with no or low
network coverage. Otherwise, your device repeatedly scans for available
networks, and this consumes power.
Use a Wi-Fi network instead of roaming when abroad. Roaming is scanning for
your home network and puts additional demands on your battery as your
device must transmit with a higher output power, see Wi-Fi on page 45.
Change the synchronisation settings for your email, calendar and contacts, see
Synchronising with online accounts on page 51.
Check the applications that have a high battery consumption and consider the
battery saving tips provided on your device for these applications.
Change the notification level for an application, see Notifications on page 26.
Turn off the location-sharing permission for an application, see Application
settings on page 56.
Uninstall applications that you are not using, see Application screen on
page 21.
Use a Sony original handsfree device to listen to music. Handsfree devices
consume less battery than your device's loudspeakers.
Restart your device every now and then.
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To make exceptions to power saving features for apps
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Find and tap Settings > Battery.
Tap and select Battery optimisation. You will see a list of applications that are
not optimised.
To add or remove applications from this list, tap APPS and select or de-select
an application from the list to edit its optimisation settings.
The list of applications that are not optimised will get updated according to
your settings.
You cannot exempt applications from being optimised by Ultra STAMINA mode.
You can also configure Battery optimisation from Settings > Apps >
> Special access.
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order to reduce battery consumption. These include rendering performance,
animation and screen brightness, background app data syncing, vibration (except for
incoming calls), streaming and GPS (while the screen is off). appears in the status
bar.
If you are sharing a device with multiple users, you may need to log in as the owner, that is, the
primary user, to activate or deactivate STAMINA mode.
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Find and tap Settings > Battery.
Tap STAMINA mode and tap the slider to activate or deactivate the function.
When STAMINA mode is activated you can select additional options, for
example you can adjust the Auto-start percentage according to your
preferences.
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Ultra STAMINA mode
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Your battery time is extensively prolonged, but available apps are limited and mobile
data and Wi-Fi are disabled. Calling and SMS are still available. Your Home screen is
changed and appears in the status bar.
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primary user, to activate or deactivate Ultra STAMINA mode.
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Find and tap Settings > Battery.
Tap Ultra STAMINA mode and then tap Activate .
Confirm to activate.
You cannot exempt applications from being optimised by Ultra STAMINA mode.
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Tap Deactivate Ultra STAMINA mode.
Tap OK.
Deactivating Ultra STAMINA mode will restart your device.
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Updating your device
You should update the software on your device to get the latest functionality,
enhancements and bug fixes in order to ensure optimal performance. When a
software update is available, appears in the status bar. You can also check for new
updates manually, or schedule an update.
The easiest way to install a software update is to do it wirelessly from your device.
However, some updates are not available for wireless download. You then need to
use the Xperia™ Companion software on a PC or on an Apple® Mac® computer to
update your device.
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Ensure you have sufficient storage capacity before attempting to update.
If you are using a device with multiple users, you must log in as the owner, that is, the
primary user, to update the device.
System and application updates can present the features on your device in another
way than described in this User guide. The Android™ version might not be affected
after an update.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > About phone > Software update.
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If no new software is available, it’s possible that you may not have enough free memory on
your device. If your Xperia™ device has less than 500 MB of free internal memory available,
you do not receive any information about new software. In this case you receive a warning in
the Notification panel: “Storage space running out. Some system functions may not work.” If
you receive this notification, you must free up internal memory to get notifications about new
available software.
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updates you can download over a mobile network depend on your operator. It is
recommended to use a Wi-Fi network instead of a mobile network to download new
software so that you can avoid data traffic costs.
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If you are sharing a device with multiple users, make sure you are logged in as
the owner.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > About phone > Software update.
If a system update is available, tap CONTINUE, then tap INSTALL NOW.
To schedule a system update
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the owner.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > About phone > Software update.
If a system update is available, tap CONTINUE, then tap the Schedule
installation slider.
Tap OK > Set time.
Set the desired time for the software update, then tap OK.
Your device will be updated at the set time automatically.
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Find and tap Settings > About phone > Software update.
Tap , then tap Settings > Auto download system updates.
Select an option.
To enable or disable automatic updates for applications
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Find and tap Settings > About phone > Software update.
Tap , then tap Settings > Auto-update apps.
Select the preferred option.
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Make sure that the screen of your device is unlocked, and that the USB
connection mode on the device is set to Transfer files.
Open Xperia™ Companion, if it is not automatically launched.
Make sure that the computer can access the internet.
Computer: If a new software update is detected, a popup window appears.
Follow the on-screen instructions to run the relevant software updates.
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If you don’t have the Xperia™ Companion software installed on the relevant computer, connect
your device to the computer and follow the on-screen installation instructions. Make sure that
you are using the USB Type-C cable that came with your device and that it is properly
connected to the device and computer.
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Update or repair your device’s software.
Transfer your content from an old device using Xperia™ Transfer.
Back up and restore content on your computer.
Sync multimedia content – photos, videos, music and playlists – between your device
and computer.
Browse files on your device.
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Xperia™ Companion is a software service which provides a collection of tools and
applications you can use when you connect your device to a computer. With Xperia™
Companion, you can:
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of the following operating systems:
Microsoft® Windows® 7 or later
Mac OS® X 10.11 or later
Learn more and download Xperia™ Companion for Windows at
http://support.sonymobile.com/tools/xperia-companion/ or Xperia™ Companion for
Mac at http://support.sonymobile.com/tools/xperia-companion-mac/.
Managing files using a computer
Use a USB Type-C™ cable connection between a Windows® computer and your
device to transfer and manage your files.
Once the two devices are connected, you can choose whether to charge your device,
transfer files or use it for MIDI input. Your computer will detect your device when you
select the Transfer files connection mode. The default connection mode is set to
Charge this device.
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With Xperia™ Companion you can access the file system of your device. If you do
not have Xperia™ Companion installed, you are requested to install it when you
connect your device to the computer.
Always use the USB cable type intended for your Xperia™ model and make sure it is
completely dry.
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device software. This USB mode is used with Microsoft® Windows® computers.
Charging is enabled by default.
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Drag down the Status bar, and then tap Charge this device.
Tap either Transfer files or Use device as MIDI as desired.
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Your device has several different storage and memory options.
The internal storage is about 16 GB and is used to store downloaded or transferred
content along with personal settings and data. Some examples of data saved to the
internal storage are alarm, volume and language settings, emails, bookmarks,
calendar events, photos, videos and music.
You can use a removable memory card with a storage capacity of up to 256 GB to
get more storage space. Media files and some apps, along with their associated data,
can be moved to this type of memory to free up internal storage. Some apps, for
example, the Camera app, can save data directly to a memory card.
The dynamic memory (RAM) is about 2 GB and cannot be used for storage. RAM is
used to handle running applications and the operating system.
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Storage and memory
You can purchase a memory card separately.
Read more about the use of memory in Android devices by downloading the White paper for
your device at www.sonymobile.com/support/.
Improving memory performance
Your device memory tends to fill up as a result of normal usage. If the device starts to
slow down, or applications suddenly shut down, you should consider the following:
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Close running applications that you are not using.
Clear the cache memory for all applications.
Uninstall downloaded applications that you don't use.
Move applications to the memory card if the internal storage is full.
Transfer photos, videos and music from the internal memory to the memory card.
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If your device can't read content on the memory card, you may need to format the
card. Note that all content on the card gets erased when you format it.
If you are sharing a device with multiple users, you must log in as the owner, that is, the
primary user, to be able to perform certain actions, such as transferring data to the memory
card and formatting the memory card.
To view the memory status
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Find and tap Settings > Storage & memory.
To view the amount of free and used RAM
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Find and tap Settings > Storage & memory.
Tap , then tap Advanced > Memory.
To clear the cache memory for all applications
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Storage & memory.
Tap , then tap Advanced > Storage, then find and tap Cached data > OK. If
you have a memory card inserted, select Internal shared storage after tapping
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Storage & memory > Transfer data.
Mark the files that you want to transfer to the memory card.
Tap Transfer.
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Find and tap Settings > Apps.
Select an application or service, then tap FORCE STOP > OK.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Storage & memory.
Tap , then tap Advanced > Storage > SD Card > , then tap Storage settings >
Format > Erase & format.
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All content on the memory card gets erased when you format it. Make sure you first make
backups of all data that you want to save. To back up your content, you can copy it to a
computer. For more information, see Managing files using a computer on page 37.
Smart cleaner
Using Smart cleaner you can improve device performance by automatically
optimising storage and memory depending on frequency of app use.
To enable or disable Smart cleaner
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Find and tap Settings > Storage & memory.
Tap the slider beside Smart cleaner.
You can also modify, copy or delete files manually if you go to Settings > Storage & memory >
> Advanced > Storage > Explore
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Backing up and restoring content
Generally, you should not save photos, videos and other personal content solely on
the internal memory of your device. If your device is damaged, lost or stolen, the data
stored on its internal memory may be impossible to recover. It is recommended to
use the Xperia™ Companion software to make backups which save your data safely
to an external device. This method is especially recommended if you are updating
your device software to a newer Android version.
The Xperia™ Backup & restore application is recommended for backing up data
before you do a factory data reset. With this application you can back up data to an
online account, an SD card or to an external USB storage device that you have
connected to your device using a USB host adapter.
With the Google Backup & restore application, you can back up data to a Google
server.
Backing up data to a computer
Use the Xperia™ Companion software to back up data from your device to a PC or
an Apple® Mac® computer. You can back up the following types of data:
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Unlock the screen of your device and connect it to the computer using a USB
Type-C™ cable.
Open the Xperia™ Companion software on your computer if it is not
automatically launched. After a few moments, the computer detects your
device. Make sure to select Transfer files mode on your device.
Click on Backup on the Xperia™ Companion main screen.
Follow the on-screen instructions to back up data from your device.
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connect your device to the computer.
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Type-C™ cable.
Open the Xperia™ Companion software on your computer if it is not
automatically launched. After a few moments, the computer detects your
device. Make sure to select Transfer files mode on your device.
Click on Restore on the Xperia™ Companion main screen.
Select a backup file from the backup records, then click on Next and follow the
on-screen instructions to restore data to your device.
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If you do not have Xperia™ Companion installed, you are requested to install it when you
connect your device to the computer.
Backing up data with the Xperia™ Backup & restore application
You can use the Xperia™ Backup & restore application to back up your data online or
locally. This can be done manually, or turn on the automatic backup function to save
data periodically.
The Xperia™ Backup & restore application is recommended for backing up data
before you do a factory data reset. With this application you can back up the
following types of data to an online account, an SD card or an external USB storage
device that you have connected to your device using a USB host adapter:
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Conversations
Call log
Calendar
Email accounts
Wi-Fi networks
Device settings
Applications
Xperia™ Home layout
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device is connected to your device using a USB host adapter. If you are
backing up to an SD card, make sure that the SD card is mounted properly into
your device. If you are backing up content to an online account, make sure you
have signed in to your Google ™ account.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset.
Under Xperia™ Backup & Restore, tap Automatic backup.
To enable the automatic backup function, tap the on-off switch.
Select where to save backup files.
If desired, select a backup frequency, when to back up and the specific data to
back up. Otherwise the backup is completed according to the default settings.
To save your settings, tap .
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device is connected to your device using a USB host adapter. If you are
backing up to an SD card, make sure the SD card is properly inserted into your
device. If you are backing up content to an online account, make sure you have
signed in to your Google ™ account.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset.
Under Xperia™ Backup & Restore, tap More.
Tap Manual backup, then select a backup destination and the data that you
want to back up.
Tap Back up.
After the data is backed up, tap Finish.
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Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset.
Under Xperia™ Backup & Restore, tap More.
Tap Edit backup file, then select a backup source and the data types that you
want to delete.
Tap Delete data.
Tap OK to confirm.
After the data is deleted, tap Finish.
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storage device is connected to your device using the USB Host adapter. If you
are restoring content from an SD card, make sure that the SD card is properly
inserted into your device. If you are restoring content from Xperia Backup &
Restore service, make sure you have signed in to your Google™ account.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset.
Under Xperia™ Backup & Restore, tap Restore data, then select a restore
source and the data that you want to restore.
Tap Restore data.
After the content is restored, tap Finish.
Remember that any changes that you make to your data and settings after you create a
backup - such as any new apps you install - get deleted during any subsequent restore
procedure.
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server. You can also turn on the automatic restore function to restore application data
and settings when you reinstall an application.
With this application you can back up the following types of data:
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Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset.
Under Google™ Backup & Restore, tap Back up my data and then tap the
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Bookmarks
Wi-Fi networks
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Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset.
Under Google™ Backup & Restore, tap the Automatic restore slider.
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Downloading applications
Downloading applications from Google Play™
Google Play™ 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 Play™, make sure that you have a working
internet connection, preferably over Wi-Fi to limit data traffic charges.
To use Google Play™, you need to have a Google™ account. Google Play™ may not be
available in all countries or regions.
To download an application from Google Play™
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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.
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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 and also change their status by
tapping the application under Settings > Apps.
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When your device is set to allow downloads from sources other than Google Play™,
you can download applications directly from other websites by following the relevant
download instructions.
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applications only from reliable sources. Contact the application provider if you have any
questions or concerns.
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allow downloads from sources other than Google Play™. Changes made by the owner affect
all other users.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security.
Tap the Unknown sources slider.
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 that you trust. You can
view the permissions granted to a downloaded application and also change their status by
tapping the application under Settings > Apps.
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Internet and networks
Browsing the web
The Google Chrome™ web browser for Android™ 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.
To browse the web
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Find and tap .
If you are using Google Chrome™ for the first time, select to either sign in to a
Google™ account or browse with Google Chrome™ anonymously.
Enter a search term or web address in the search and address field, then tap
on the keyboard.
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mobile data connection with correct internet and Multimedia Messaging Service
(MMS) settings. Here are some tips:
For most mobile networks and operators, these settings come pre-installed on your
device so you can start using the internet and sending multimedia messages right
away.
You can manually check for updates to the Internet and MMS settings. If you change
or delete an internet or MMS setting by mistake, download the internet and MMS
settings again.
Refer to troubleshooting tips for your device at www.sonymobile.com/support/ for
network coverage, mobile data, and MMS issues.
If the Battery time preferred setting of STAMINA mode is activated to save power, all
mobile data traffic gets paused when the screen is off. If this causes connection
problems, try excluding some applications and services from being paused, or
deactivate STAMINA mode temporarily.
If you are sharing a device with multiple users, only the owner, that is, the primary
user, can download internet and messaging settings from the Settings menu, but the
downloaded settings are applicable to all users.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More > Internet settings.
Tap ACCEPT. Once the settings have been downloaded successfully,
appears in the status bar and mobile data traffic is turned on automatically.
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If the settings cannot be downloaded to your device, check the signal strength of your mobile
or Wi-Fi network connections. Move to an open location free from obstructions or get close to
a window and then try again.
To add internet and MMS settings
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Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks.
Tap Access Point Names > .
Tap Name and enter a name of your choice, then tap OK.
Tap APN and enter the access point name, then tap OK.
Enter all other required information. If you don’t know what information is
required, contact your network operator for more details.
When you're done, tap , then tap Save.
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Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks.
Tap Access Point Names.
To view more details, tap any of the available items.
Wi-Fi
Use Wi-Fi to surf the internet, download applications, or send and receive emails.
Once you have connected to a Wi-Fi network, your device remembers the network
and automatically connects to it the next time you come within range.
Some Wi-Fi networks require you to log in to a web page before you can get access.
Contact the relevant Wi-Fi network administrator for more information.
Available Wi-Fi networks may be open or secured:
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Open networks are indicated by
Secured networks are indicated by next to the Wi-Fi network name.
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broadcast their network name (SSID). If you know the network name, you can add it manually
to your list of available Wi-Fi networks.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Tap the slider to enable or disable Wi-Fi.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Tap the slider to turn on 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.
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network successfully, refer to the relevant troubleshooting tips for your device at
www.sonymobile.com/support/.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Scroll down and tap at the end of the listed items.
Enter the Network name (SSID) information.
To select a security type, tap the Security field.
If required, enter a password.
To edit advanced options such as proxy and IP settings, tap Advanced options
and then edit the options as desired.
Tap SAVE.
Contact your Wi-Fi network administrator to get the network SSID and password.
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Increasing Wi-Fi signal strength
There are a number of things you can do to improve Wi-Fi reception:
Move your device closer to the Wi-Fi access point.
Move the Wi-Fi access point away from any potential obstructions or interference.
Don’t cover the Wi-Fi antenna area of your device (the highlighted area in the
illustration).
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When you are connected to a Wi-Fi network or when there are Wi-Fi networks
available in your vicinity, you can view the status of these networks. You can also
enable your device to notify you whenever an open Wi-Fi network is detected.
To enable or disable Wi-Fi network notifications
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Turn on Wi-Fi , if it is not already on.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Tap , then tap the Network notification slider.
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Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Tap the Wi-Fi network that you are currently connected to. Detailed network
information is displayed.
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From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Tap , then tap Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep.
Select an option.
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To find the MAC address for your device
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Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Tap . The MAC address is displayed in the list.
WPS
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup™) is a wireless networking standard that helps you
establish secure wireless network connections. WPS makes it easy for you to set up
Wi-Fi Protected Access® (WPA) encryption to secure your network. You can also add
new devices to an existing network without entering long passwords.
Use one of these methods to enable WPS:
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which you enter on the WPS-supported device.
To connect to a Wi-Fi network using a WPS button
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Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Turn on Wi-Fi if it is not already on.
Tap , then tap Advanced > WPS Push Button, then press the WPS button on
the WPS-supported device.
To connect to a Wi-Fi network using a WPS PIN
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Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Turn on Wi-Fi if it is not already on.
Tap > Advanced > WPS PIN Entry.
On the WPS-supported device, enter the PIN that appears on your device.
Sharing your mobile data connection
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You can share your mobile data connection with other devices in several ways.
USB tethering: share your mobile data connection with a single computer using a
USB cable.
Portable Wi-Fi hotspot: share your mobile data connection with up to 10 other
devices simultaneously, including devices that support WPS technology.
One-touch portable hotspot: touch devices to start sharing your mobile connection
over Wi-Fi.
Bluetooth® tethering: share your mobile data connection with up to four other
devices via Bluetooth®.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot.
Tap the USB tethering slider, then tap OK if prompted.
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status bar once you are connected.
To stop sharing your data connection, tap the USB tethering slider or
disconnect the USB cable.
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To share your mobile connection by One-touch tethering
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screens are active.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot. > One-touch
tethering.
Tap the Portable hotspot slider to enable the function.
Hold devices back to back so that the NFC detection areas of each device
touch each other, then tap CONNECT.
This function only works with devices that also support NFC Wi-Fi tethering.
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Make sure that your device and the other Bluetooth® device are paired with
each other and that mobile data traffic is activated on your device.
Your device: From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot and then tap the
Bluetooth tethering slider to enable the function.
Bluetooth® device: Set up the device so that it obtains its network connection
using Bluetooth®. If the device is a computer, refer to the relevant instructions
to complete the setup. If the device runs on the Android™ operating system,
tap the settings icon beside the name of the device that it is paired with under
Settings > Bluetooth > Paired devices, then mark the Internet access checkbox.
Your device: Wait for to appear in the status bar. Once it appears, the setup
is complete.
Tap the Bluetooth tethering slider again to disable the function.
The Bluetooth tethering function is turned off every time you turn off your device or turn off the
Bluetooth® function.
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Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot.
Tap Portable hotspot settings > Configure hotspot.
Enter the Network name (SSID) information.
To select a security type, tap the Security field. If required, enter a password.
Tap SAVE.
Tap , then tap the Portable hotspot slider to enable the function.
If prompted, tap OK to confirm. appears in the status bar once the portable
Wi-Fi hotspot is active.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot > Portable hotspot
settings.
Under Configure hotspot, make sure that your portable hotspot is secured by a
password.
Enable Discoverable, if it was disabled.
Tap WPS Push Button, then follow the relevant instructions. Alternatively, tap
> WPS PIN Entry, then enter the PIN that appears on the WPS-supported
device.
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To rename or secure your Mobile Hotspot
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Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot.
Tap Portable hotspot settings > Configure hotspot.
Enter the Network name (SSID) information.
To select a security type, tap the Security field.
If required, enter a password.
Tap SAVE.
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
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your mobile data connection, you can also set data usage warnings and limits to
avoid additional charges.
If you are using a device with multiple users, only the owner, that is, the primary user, can
adjust data usage settings. Adjusting data usage settings can help you keep greater control
over data usage but cannot guarantee the prevention of additional charges.
To help reduce data usage
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Find and tap Settings > Data usage > Data Saver.
Tap the slider to enable or disable the function.
To turn data traffic on or off
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Find and tap Settings > Data usage.
Tap the Mobile data slider to turn data traffic on or off.
When data traffic is turned off, your device can still establish Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®
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Make sure that mobile data traffic is turned on.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Data usage > Billing cycle.
To set the warning level, tap Data warning, enter the desired data limit and tap
SET. You receive a warning notification when the amount of data traffic
reaches the level you set.
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Make sure that mobile data traffic is turned on.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Data usage.
Tap Billing cycle and tap the slider beside Set data limit, then tap OK.
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Find and tap Settings > Apps.
Tap the application that you want to control, then tap Data usage.
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The performance of individual applications may be affected if you change the related data
usage settings.
To check your data usage
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Find and tap Settings > Data usage.
To view information about the amount of data transferred via mobile data
connection, tap Mobile data usage.
To view information about the amount of data transferred via Wi-Fi connection,
tap the Wi-Fi data usage.
Selecting mobile networks
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One GSM network
One WCDMA and one GSM network
One LTE, one WCDMA and one GSM network
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Your device automatically switches between mobile networks depending on which
mobile networks are available where you are. You can also manually set your device
to use a particular mobile network mode, for example, WCDMA or GSM.
Different status icons are displayed in the status bar depending on the type or mode
of network that you are connected to. Refer to Status icons on page 29 to see what
the different status icons look like.
To select a network mode
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Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks.
Tap Preferred network type, then select a network mode.
To select another network manually
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Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks > Network operators.
Tap Search mode, then select Manual.
Select a network.
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move out of range of the manually selected network.
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Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks > Network operators.
Tap Search mode, then select Automatic.
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Virtual private networks (VPNs)
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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.
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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 about how to set up a connection to your virtual private
network, contact the network administrator of your company or organisation.
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primary user, to adjust the settings for VPN.
To add a virtual private network
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Find and tap Settings > More > VPN.
Tap .
Select the type of VPN to add.
Enter your VPN settings.
Tap SAVE.
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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.
Tap Connect.
To disconnect from a virtual private network
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Tap the notification for the VPN connection to turn it off.
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Synchronising data on your device
Synchronising with online accounts
Synchronise your device with contacts, email, calendar events and other information
from online accounts, for example, email accounts such as Gmail™ and Exchange
ActiveSync, Facebook™ and Flickr™. You can synchronise data automatically for
such accounts by activating the auto-sync function, or you can synchronise each
account manually.
To set up an online account for synchronisation
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Tap Settings > Accounts & sync > Add account, then select the account that
you want to add.
Follow the instructions to create or sign in to an account.
To synchronise manually with an online account
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From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Accounts & sync.
Tap the name of the account that you want to synchronise with. A list of items
appears showing what can be synchronised with the account.
Tap the slider next to the item that you want to synchronise.
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Select the account type, then tap the account you want to remove.
Tap , then tap Remove account.
Tap REMOVE ACCOUNT again to confirm.
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Synchronising with Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
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If your company uses a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account, you can access
your corporate email messages, calendar appointments and contacts directly on your
device. After setup, you can find your information in the Email, Calendar and
Contacts applications.
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If you have set up a Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS) account on your Xperia™
device, the EAS security settings may limit the lock screen type to only a PIN or password.
This occurs when your network administrator specifies a lock screen type for all EAS accounts
for enterprise security reasons. Contact the network administrator of your company or
organisation to check what network security policies are implemented for mobile devices.
To set up an EAS account for synchronisation
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From your Home screen, tap .
Tap Settings > Accounts & sync > Add account > Exchange ActiveSync.
Enter your corporate email address and password.
Tap NEXT. If a failure occurs, enter the domain and server details for your
account manually and then tap NEXT.
Tap OK to allow your corporate server to control your device.
Select a synchronisation method, a synchronisation interval and the data that
you want to sync with your device.
Tap NEXT, then select how you want to be notified when a new email arrives.
Tap NEXT, enter a name for the corporate account, then tap Finish setup.
If prompted, activate the device administrator to allow your corporate server to
set certain security rules on your device, such as disabling voice recording and
using storage encryption.
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To remove an EAS account
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Tap Exchange ActiveSync, then select the EAS account that you want to
remove.
Tap , then tap Remove account.
Tap REMOVE ACCOUNT again to confirm.
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Basic settings
Accessing settings
View and change settings for your device from the Settings menu. The Settings menu
is accessible from both the Application screen and the Quick settings panel.
To open the device settings menu from the Application screen
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Find and tap Settings.
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To view information about your device
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Find and tap Settings > About phone.
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Drag the status bar downwards using two fingers.
Drag the status bar downwards using two fingers.
Tap .
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Using two fingers, drag the status bar fully downwards, then tap EDIT.
To add a setting to the Quick settings panel, drag and drop the icon into the
upper part of the screen. To remove a setting, drag and drop the icon into the
lower part of the screen.
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To rearrange the Quick settings panel
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Touch and hold an icon, then move it to the desired position.
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music and video playback.
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Press the volume key up or down.
To adjust the media playing volume with the volume key
When playing music or watching video, press the volume key up or down even
when the screen is locked.
To turn on vibrate mode
Press the volume key up or down until
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To adjust the volume levels
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Find and tap Settings > Sound.
Drag the volume sliders to the desired positions.
You can also press the volume key up or down and tap
playback or alarm volume levels separately.
to adjust the ringtone, media
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To set your device to vibrate for incoming calls
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound.
Tap the Also vibrate for calls slider to enable the function.
To set a ringtone
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Find and tap Settings > Sound > Phone ringtone.
Select an option from the list or tap and select a music file that is saved on
your device.
To confirm, tap DONE.
To select the notification sound
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Find and tap Settings > Sound > Default notification ringtone.
Select an option from the list or tap Add and select a music file that is saved to
your device.
To confirm, tap DONE.
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application settings.
To enable touch tones
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Find and tap Settings > Sound > Other sounds.
Tap the sliders to enable or disable the different touch tones as desired.
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You can set your device to Do not disturb mode and decide how long your device will
be in Do not disturb mode manually. You can also preset when your device will be in
Do not disturb mode automatically.
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settings panel.
Find and tap .
Select an option, then tap DONE.
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Press the volume key up or down until ,
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Tap
or to quickly shift between Vibrate/Sound mode. To activate Do not
disturb mode, press the volume key down when in vibrate mode.
To schedule Do not disturb mode time intervals
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Find and tap Settings > Sound > Do not disturb> Automatic rules.
Select from the automatic rules or tap to add a new rule.
Tap Choose rule type and select an option.
Enter the desired name for the rule, then tap OK
Find and tap Days and mark the checkboxes for the relevant days, then tap
DONE.
To adjust the start time, tap Start time and select a value, then tap OK.
To adjust the end time, tap End time and select a value, then tap OK. Your
device stays in Do not disturb mode during the selected time interval.
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Setting exceptions for Do not disturb mode
You can select which types of notifications are allowed to sound in Do not disturb
mode and you can filter exceptions based on who the notifications come from. The
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To allow priority notifications in Do not disturb mode
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Find and tap Settings > Sound > Do not disturb > Priority only allows.
Tap Calls or Messages.
Select an option.
Screen settings
To adjust the screen brightness manually regardless of lighting condition
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Find and tap Settings > Display and tap the Adaptive brightness slider to
disable this function, if it is not already disabled.
Tap Brightness level.
Drag the slider to adjust the brightness.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound > Other sounds.
Tap the Vibrate on tap slider to enable or disable the function.
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Find and tap Settings > Display > Sleep.
Select an option.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Display > Font size.
Drag the slider to select the preferred option.
To adjust the display size
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Find and tap Settings > Display > Display size.
Drag the slider to select the preferred option.
To adjust the white balance of the display
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Find and tap Settings > Display > White balance.
Drag the sliders to the desired positions to adjust the white balance.
To revert the white balance setting back to its default values, tap > Default values.
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Smart backlight control
The smart backlight control keeps the screen on as long as the device is held in your
hand. Once you put down the device, the screen turns off according to your sleep
setting.
To enable or disable the Smart backlight control function
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Find and tap Settings > Display > Smart backlight control.
Tap the slider to enable or disable the function.
Screen pinning
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Use screen pinning to set your device to display only the screen for a specific
application. For example, if you are playing a game and you accidentally touch the
Home navigation key, the screen pinning feature prevents the active game app screen
from being minimised. You can also use this feature when you lend your device to
another person to make it harder for them to access more than one application. For
example, you can lend your device to somebody to take a photo and pin the screen
to the Camera application so that the person can't easily use other apps such as
Email.
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screen and accessing your device. To protect your data, you should set up your device to
request a screen lock PIN, password or pattern before someone can unpin the screen.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Screen pinning.
Tap the slider to enable or disable the function.
If you have enabled Screen pinning, you can tap the Lock device when
unpinning slider to enable or disable this additional security function, as
desired.
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Make sure that screen pinning is activated on your device.
Open an app and go to the screen that you want to pin.
Tap .
To display the screen pinning icon , swipe upwards.
Tap .
In the window that appears, tap Got it.
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On the pinned screen, touch and hold
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If you selected a security option when you activated the screen pinning function, you have to
enter your pattern, PIN or password to unlock the device before the screen can be unpinned.
Application settings
Some apps will ask for permissions once you start using them. You can allow or deny
permissions individually for each app, either from the Settings menu or from the
Permission confirm dialog. Permission requirements depend on the app’s design.
Allowing or denying permissions
You can choose whether to allow or deny permissions when the dialog is shown. If
you have used another Android version previously, most apps will have already been
granted the necessary permissions.
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To allow a permission
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When the confirm dialog appears for the second time, you can choose the
Don't ask again option if you wish.
A dialog will also explain why the app needs the permissions and what it uses
them for specifically. To dismiss this dialog, tap OK.
To deny a permission
To deny a permission, tap Deny when the dialog is shown.
Some applications can still be used even if you have denied permissions.
Critical permissions
Some permissions are mandatory for apps to work as intended. In such cases, a
dialog will inform you.
To configure applications
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Apps > .
Select a configuration option, for example App permissions, then choose an
application that you want to configure.
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Find the critical permission you need.
Tap the relevant slider to adjust permissions.
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You can also manage permissions in Settings > Apps. Tap an app and change the permissions
as desired.
Allowing or denying automatic application updates
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If the automatic update feature is enabled, your applications get updated without you
being asked, so you may not realise that large volumes of data are being
downloaded. In order to avoid potentially high data transfer costs, you can disable
automatic updates or enable automatic updates only over Wi-Fi connection. You
have to disable the automatic update feature both in the Play Store™ app and the
What's New app (where available) to avoid the automatic updating of apps.
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From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap
Tap , then tap Settings > Auto-update apps.
Select the preferred option.
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Tap , then tap Settings > Auto-update apps.
Select the preferred option.
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Application linking
Your device can determine the default app to handle a particular web link. This
means that if the link is set, you don’t need to select an app each time you open a
link. You can change the default app any time you want.
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To manage app links from the Settings menu
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Apps.
Tap and find Opening links.
Select an app, and adjust the settings as desired.
Resetting your applications
You can reset an application or clear application data if your application stops
responding or causes issues with your device.
To reset application preferences
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Find and tap Settings > Apps.
Tap , then tap Reset app preferences > Reset apps.
Resetting application preferences does not delete any application data from your device.
To clear application data
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Apps.
Select an application or service, then tap Storage > CLEAR DATA > OK.
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When you clear application data, data for the selected application is deleted from your device
permanently. The option to clear application data is not available for every application or
service.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Apps.
Select an application or service, then tap Storage > CLEAR CACHE.
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The option to clear the application cache is not available for every application or service.
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Find and tap Settings > Apps.
Select an application or service, then tap Open by default > CLEAR
DEFAULTS.
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The option to clear the application default setting is not available for every application or
service.
Screen saver
Set up an interactive screen saver that automatically displays colours, photos or a
slideshow while your device is docked or charging and the screen is idle.
On a device with multiple users, each user can have individual Screen saver settings.
To enable or disable the screen saver
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Find and tap Settings > Display > Screen saver.
Tap the slider to enable or disable the function.
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Find and tap Settings > Display > Screen saver.
Tap the slider to enable the function.
Select what the screen saver should display.
To start the Screen saver manually
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Find and tap Settings > Display > Screen saver.
Tap the slider to enable the function.
To activate the Screen saver immediately, tap , then tap Start now.
Language settings
You can select a default language for your device and change it again at a later time.
You can also change the writing language for text input.
To change the language
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Find and tap Settings > Languages & input > Languages.
To change the language, drag and drop the desired language to the top of the
list. If the desired language is not currently listed, tap to add it.
Tap OK.
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If you select the wrong language and cannot read the menu texts, find and tap . Then select
and select the first entry in the menu that opens. You can then select the
the text beside
language you want.
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Date and time
To set the date manually
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Find and tap Settings > Date & time.
Disable the Automatic date & time function by tapping the slider.
Tap Set date.
Flick left or right, or use the arrows to set the desired date.
Tap OK.
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To set the time manually
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Find and tap Settings > Date & time.
Disable the Automatic date & time function by tapping the slider.
Tap Set time.
Select the relevant values for the hour and minute.
Tap OK.
To set the time zone
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Find and tap Settings > Date & time.
Disable the Automatic time zone function by tapping the slider.
Tap Select time zone.
Select an option.
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Enhancing the sound output
You can enhance the sound of your device by manually enabling individual sound
settings such as Equaliser and Surround sound. You can enable the Dynamic
normaliser to minimise volume differences between songs or videos. You can also
improve the quality of compressed music files to near High-resolution Audio quality
when you are using a wired headphone.
To enhance the sound output automatically
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound > Audio settings.
Enable the ClearAudio+ function by tapping the slider.
To adjust the sound settings manually
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound > Audio settings.
If the ClearAudio+ function is enabled, tap the slider to disable it.
Tap Sound effects > Equaliser.
To adjust the sound manually, drag the frequency band buttons. To choose a
, select an arrangement, then tap OK to confirm.
preset arrangement, tap
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applications. For example, there is no change in the voice call sound quality.
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Find and tap Settings > Sound > Audio settings.
Enable the Dynamic normaliser function by tapping the slider.
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device.
Guest User: Enable the guest account option for someone who just wants to use your
device temporarily.
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Your device supports multiple user accounts so that different users can log in
separately to the device and use it. Multiple user accounts work well in situations
where you share the same device with other people or lend your device to someone
to use for a while. The user who sets up the device for the first time becomes the
owner of the device. Only the owner can manage the accounts of other users. Apart
from the owner account, there are two different types of accounts:
Some features are only available to the owner. For example, only the owner can allow
downloads from sources other than Google Play™.
About the Regular User account
By adding Regular User accounts, you can allow different users to have different
home screens, wallpapers and general settings. They also get separate access to
applications and memory storage for files such as music and photos. You can add up
to seven regular user accounts on your device.
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To add a regular user account
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Log in as the owner, that is, the user who set up the device for the first time.
From your Home screen, tap .
Tap Settings > Users > Add user.
Tap OK. The new account is created.
Choose from the following options:
1 Tap SET UP NOW to create the new user now. The screen locks and the
new user’s icon appears in the top right corner.
2 Tap NOT NOW to create the new user later. When the new user is ready,
they can select Users under Settings. Tap New user and follow the
instruction to complete the set-up.
6 Unlock the screen by swiping upwards.
7 Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the account for the user.
You can also add a regular user account from the status bar on any screen. Just drag the
status bar downwards using two fingers and tap the user icon, then tap Add user.
To delete a regular user account from your device
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Users.
Tap beside the name of the user that you want to delete, then tap Remove
user > Delete .
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If someone just wants to use your device temporarily, you can enable a guest
account for this user. In guest mode, your device starts up as a freshly installed
system with only the pre-installed apps. Once your guest is finished using your
device, you can wipe the session clean so that the next guest can start fresh. The
guest user account is pre-installed and cannot be deleted.
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device for the first time.
Drag the status bar downwards using two fingers and tap the user icon.
Tap Add guest.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Users.
Find and tap Remove guest.
Tap Remove.
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You can also clear the guest session from the status bar on any screen as long as you are
logged in to the guest account. Just drag the status bar downwards and tap the user icon,
then tap Remove guest.
Switching between multiple user accounts
To switch between multiple user accounts
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Select the user account that you want to switch to. The lock screen for that
user account appears.
When you switch to the guest account, tap Start again if you want to wipe the previous
session or tap Yes, continue to continue the previous session.
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Settings for multiple user accounts
There are three different types of settings on devices with multiple users:
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Settings that can be changed by any user and affect all users. Examples include
language, Wi-Fi, Airplane mode, NFC and Bluetooth®.
Settings that only affect an individual user account. Examples include automatic data
syncing, screen lock, various accounts added, and wallpaper.
Settings that are only visible to the owner and affect all users, for example, VPN
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Typing text
On-screen keyboards
There are a number of pre-installed text entry providers on your device.
The default text entry provider may depend on the regional or language settings you use. One
or more text entry providers might not be available in your region.
SwiftKey® keyboard
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or you can use the SwiftKey® flow feature and slide your finger from letter to letter to
form words.
Delete a character before the cursor.
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Tap to enter a carriage return, or touch and hold to access smileys.
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Enter punctuation.
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Enter a space.
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Tap to enter a comma.
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Display numbers and symbols.
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When the on-screen keyboard is displayed, turn the device sideways.
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Tap a text entry field.
You may need to adjust the settings in some applications to enable landscape orientation.
To switch between different on-screen keyboard options
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From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Languages & input > Virtual keyboard.
Tap Manage keyboards, then tap the slider to enable or disable the keyboard.
To enter text character by character
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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.
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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.
to see other options and
If the word that you want does not appear, tap
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.
Editing text
You can select, cut, copy and paste text as you write. Double-tap on the written text
to make editing options appear on the application bar.
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Double-tap a word to highlight it.
You can drag the tabs on both sides of the highlighted word to select more
text.
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When you enter text, tap and hold on the text field to view the text magnified
and to place the cursor where you want within the text field.
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Select the text that you want to edit, then use the application bar to make your
desired changes.
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Calling
Making calls
Making calls overview
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You can make a call by manually dialling a phone number or use the smart dial
function to quickly find numbers from your contacts list and call logs by entering part
of a contact number or name and selecting from the suggestions that appear. To
make a video call, you can use the Duo™ video chat application on your device.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap .
If the dialpad does not appear, tap
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To dial a phone number
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Find and tap .
If the call log appears, tap to display the dialpad.
Enter the phone number, and tap .
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Find and tap .
If the call log appears, tap to display the dialpad.
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 that you want to call.
To make an international call
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Find and tap . The call log is displayed.
Tap to display the dialpad.
Touch and hold 0 until a “+” sign appears.
Enter the country code, the area code without the initial zeros, followed by the
phone number. Then tap .
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To add a direct dial number to your Home screen
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Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates
and the customisation menu appears.
In the customisation menu, tap Widgets > Shortcuts.
Scroll through the list of applications and select Direct dial.
Select the contact and the number that you want to use as the direct dial
number.
Showing or hiding your phone number
You can select to show or hide your phone number on call recipients' devices when
you call them.
To show or hide your phone number during outgoing calls
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Find and tap Settings > Call > Additional settings > Caller ID, and choose an
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When a call comes in, in the heads-up notification that appears at the top of
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When a call comes in, drag to the right.
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If you receive an incoming call when the device is in sleep mode or the screen is
locked, the phone application opens in fullscreen format. If you receive an incoming
call when the screen is active, the incoming call is displayed as a floating notification,
that is, in a minimised window that floats at the top of whatever screen is open. When
such a notification arrives, you can choose to answer the call and open the phone
application screen, or you can reject the call and stay on the current screen.
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Instead of answering the call, you can go to the main phone application screen by tapping the
heads-up notification window. Using this method, you get more options to manage the call.
For example, you can decide to reject the call with a message.
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When a call comes in, drag to the left.
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When a call comes in, in the heads-up notification that appears at the top of
the screen, tap DECLINE.
Instead of rejecting the call, you can go to the main phone application screen by tapping the
heads-up notification window. This way you get more options to manage the call. For
example, you can decide to reject the call with a message.
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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 text message
You can reject a call with a text message, sent automatically to the caller and stored
in the Messaging conversation with the contact.
You can select from a number of predefined messages available on your device, or
you can create a new message. You can also create your own personalised
messages by editing the predefined ones.
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To reject a call with a text message when the screen is inactive
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When an incoming call arrives, tap RESPONSE OPTIONS.
Select a predefined message or tap Write new message.
To reject a call with a text message when the screen is active
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When an incoming call arrives, tap RESPONSE OPTIONS .
Select a predefined message or tap Write new message.
To reject a second call with a text message
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When you hear repeated beeps during a call, tap RESPONSE OPTIONS.
Select a predefined message or tap Write new message.
To edit the text message used to reject a call
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Find and tap Settings > Call > Reject call with message.
Tap the message that you want to edit, then make the necessary changes.
Tap OK.
End a call
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Put the current call on hold or retrieve a call on hold
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Enter DTMF digits during a call
Mute the microphone during a call
Turn on the loudspeaker during a call
To change the volume during a call
Press the volume key up or down.
Using the call log
In the call log, you can view missed calls
, received calls
and dialled calls .
To open the call log
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Find and tap .
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To view your missed calls
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When you have missed a call,
downwards.
Tap Missed call.
appears in the status bar. Drag the status bar
To call a number from your call log
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap . The call log is displayed.
To call a number directly from the call log, tap the beside the number. To edit
a number before calling, touch and hold the number, then tap Edit number
before call.
To add a number from the call log to your contacts
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap .
Tap a number displayed in the call log, then select Create new contact or Add
to a contact.
Edit the contact details, then tap SAVE.
From your Home screen, tap
Find and tap .
Tap .
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Find and tap Settings > Call.
Tap Call forwarding > Voice and select an option.
Enter the number you want to forward calls to, then tap Turn on.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call > Call forwarding > Voice.
Select an option, then tap Turn off.
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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. If your subscription includes a
voicemail service, you can send all incoming calls from a specific contact directly to
voicemail.
FDN is not supported by all network operators. Contact your network operator to verify if your
SIM card or network service supports this feature.
To block calls and messages from a specific number
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap > Settings > Block numbers > Add a number.
Enter the phone number you want to block calls and texts from, then tap
BLOCK .
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To enable or disable fixed dialling
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call > Fixed dialling numbers.
If you want to enable fixed dialling, select Activate fixed dialling. If you want to
disable fixed dialling, select Deactivate fixed dialling.
Enter your PIN2 and tap OK.
To access the list of accepted call recipients
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call.
Tap Fixed dialling numbers > Fixed dialling numbers.
To change the SIM card PIN2
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call.
Tap Fixed dialling numbers > Change PIN2.
Enter the old SIM card PIN2 and tap OK.
Enter the new SIM card PIN2 and tap OK.
Confirm the new PIN2 and tap OK.
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Find and tap .
Select the desired contact.
Tap > .
Mark the checkbox beside All calls to voicemail.
Tap SAVE.
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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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Find and tap Settings > Call > Additional settings.
To activate or deactivate call waiting, tap Call waiting.
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When you hear repeated beeps during a call, drag
to the right.
to the left.
To make a second call
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During an ongoing call, tap . The call log is displayed.
Tap to display the dialpad.
Enter the number of the recipient and tap . The first call is put on hold.
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To switch to another call and put the current call on hold, tap On hold.
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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.
To make a conference call
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To display the dialpad, tap .
Dial the number of the second participant and tap . The first participant is put
on hold temporarily.
To add the second participant to the call and start the conference call, tap .
To add more participants to the call, repeat the relevant steps as described
above.
To have a private conversation with a conference call participant
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Tap the separate button of the participant with whom you want to have a
private conversation.
To end the private conversation and return to the conference call, tap .
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During an ongoing conference call, tap Manage conference.
Tap next to the participant you want to release.
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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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Find and tap Settings > Call.
Select a SIM card.
Tap Voicemail > Voicemail settings > Voicemail number.
Enter your voicemail number.
Tap OK.
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Touch and hold 1 until your voicemail number is dialed.
The first time you call your voicemail number, your network operator’s voicemail system
normally prompts you to set up your voicemail. For example, you may be asked to record a
greeting and set a password.
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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Enter the emergency number, then tap
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You can make emergency calls even when no SIM card is inserted or when all outgoing calls
are blocked.
To make an emergency call while the SIM card is locked
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Enter the emergency number and tap
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To make an emergency call while the screen is locked
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If the active screen lock type is Swipe, swipe up and tap , then tap to
display the dialpad. Enter the emergency number and tap .
If your screen is locked with a pattern, PIN or password, swipe up and tap
EMERGENCY. Enter the emergency number and tap .
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Contacts
Searching and viewing contacts
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Favourites and All contacts tabs
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View contact details
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Tap and enter a phone number, name or other information in the Find
contacts field. The result list is filtered as you enter each character.
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From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Press , then tap Select Groups/Accounts.
In the list that appears, select the desired option. If you have synchronised your
contacts with a synchronisation account, that account appears in the list.
To further expand the list of options, tap Select groups, select the appropriate
drop-down list and mark or unmark the checkboxes as desired.
When you’re finished, tap OK.
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To add a contact
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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 that you want
to add the contact to. 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 SAVE.
Once you save a contact to an account, that account will show as the default account to save
to the next time you add a contact. If you want to change which account a contact is saved to,
you need to create the contact again and save it to the correct account.
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 abroad.
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 SAVE.
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Tap the contact that you want to edit, then tap .
Tap , then select a method for adding the contact picture and edit it as
desired.
After you add the picture, tap SAVE.
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a picture that is saved to an online account, you must download the picture first.
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Tap the contact that you want to edit, then tap .
Tap > Set ringtone.
Select an option from the list or tap to select a music file saved on your
device, then tap DONE.
Tap SAVE.
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To send all calls to voicemail for a contact
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Tap the contact that you want to edit, then tap .
Tap , then mark the All calls to voicemail checkbox.
When you are finished, tap SAVE.
To block a phone number
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From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap , then tap Blocked numbers.
Tap ADD A NUMBER, then enter the phone number you want to block calls
and texts from.
Tap BLOCK.
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From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Touch and hold the contact that you want to delete.
To delete several or all contacts, mark the checkboxes beside the contacts that
you want to delete.
Tap , then tap Delete contact.
Tap DELETE to confirm.
To edit contact information about yourself
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From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap ME, then tap .
Enter the new information or make the changes you want.
When you are finished, tap SAVE.
To create a new contact from a text message
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap the icon next to the phone number, then tap SAVE.
Select an existing contact, or tap Create new contact.
Edit the contact information and tap SAVE.
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contacts from an online account or import contacts directly from another device.
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Google Sync™ or Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®, you can transfer your contacts
to your new device using that account.
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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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Tap , then tap Manage accounts.
Select the account that you want to sync your contacts with, then tap > Sync
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You need to be signed in to the relevant sync account before you can sync your contacts with
it.
To import contacts from a SIM card
When transferring contacts to or from a SIM card, some contacts may get duplicated at the
destination. For information on how to resolve this, see Avoiding duplicate entries in the
Contacts application on page 77.
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Tap , then tap Import/export > Import from SIM card.
Select where to store your contacts.
Select contacts to import. To import an individual contact, find and tap the
contact. To import all contacts, tap , then tap Import all.
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From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Press , then tap Import/export > Import from SD card or internal storage (.vcf
file).
Select where to store your contacts.
Tap SD card.
Select the files that you want to import by tapping them.
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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.
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You can use internal storage, a memory card or a SIM card to back up contacts.
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Press , then tap Import/export > Export to SD card or internal storage (.vcf file).
Tap > Show internal storage.
Tap , then tap your device’s model number beside .
Select a destination folder or simply tap SAVE.
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Press , then tap Import/export > Export to SD card or internal storage (.vcf file).
Tap > SD card.
Tap SAVE.
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memory limitations on SIM cards.
From your Home screen, tap
Tap > Import/export.
Tap Export to SIM card.
Tap OK.
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Adding medical and emergency contact information
You can add and edit emergency information in the Contacts application. You can
enter medical details, such as allergies and medications that you are using, plus
information about relatives and friends who can be contacted in case of emergency.
After setup, your emergency information can be accessed from the security lock
screen. This means that even if the screen is locked, for example, by a PIN, pattern or
password, emergency personnel can still retrieve your emergency information.
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Go back to the main Contacts screen
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View more options
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Medical and personal information and emergency contacts tab
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Medical and personal information
To enter your medical information
From your Home screen, tap
Tap .
Edit the desired information.
, then tap
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Tap , then tap CONTACTS > Add contact.
Tap the contact that you want to use as an emergency contact.
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call. If your device is locked by a security screen lock, emergency personnel can only see the
phone number of the emergency contact, even if there is other information entered in the
Contacts application.
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Contacts that you mark as favourites appear under the favourites tab in the Contacts
application along with your most frequently called contacts or "top contacts". This
way you get quicker access to these contacts.
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From the Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap the contact you want to add to or remove from your favourites.
Tap .
To view your favourite contacts
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Tap Favourites.
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Sending contact information
To send your business card
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Tap ME.
Tap , then tap Share.
Select an available transfer method and follow the on-screen instructions.
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From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap the contact whose details you want to send.
Tap , then tap Share.
Select an available transfer method and follow the on-screen instructions.
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From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Touch and hold a contact then mark or unmark the checkboxes beside the
contacts that you want to share.
Tap , then tap Share.
Select an available transfer method and follow the on-screen instructions.
To send all contacts
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From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Press , then tap Import/export > Share all contacts to start exporting all your
contacts.
Drag the status bar downwards. When the export is complete, tap the
notification.
Select an available transfer method and follow the on-screen instructions.
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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
happens, you can link such duplicates to create a single entry. If you link entries by
mistake, you can unlink them again later.
To link contacts
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Tap and hold the contact that you want to link with another contact.
Tick the checkbox beside the contact that you want to link.
Tap , then tap Link. 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.
Tap Link to confirm.
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Tap the linked contact that you want to edit, then tap
Tap , then tap Unlink.
Tap UNLINK to confirm.
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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.
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Sent and received messages
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Send a completed message
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operator and the language you use. The maximum size of a multimedia message, which
includes the size of added media files, is also operator dependent. Contact your network
operator for more information.
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From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap .
Enter the recipient’s name or phone number, then select from the suggestions
that appear. If the recipient is not listed as a contact, enter the recipient's
number manually.
If you want to send a group message, repeat the procedure described above to
add more recipients.
Tap Write message and enter your message text.
If you want to add an attachment, select the relevant attachment option.
To send the message, tap .
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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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From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap
Tap the desired conversation.
If the message is not yet downloaded, tap it.
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From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap
Tap the conversation containing the message.
Enter your reply and tap .
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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.
Enter the recipient’s name or phone number, then select from the suggestions
that appear. If the recipient is not listed as a contact, enter the recipient's
number manually.
Edit the message, if necessary, then tap .
To save a file contained in a received message
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If the message has not been downloaded yet, tap it.
Touch and hold the file that you want to save, then select the desired option.
Organising your messages
To delete a message
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Tap the conversation containing the message that you want to delete.
Touch and hold the message that you want to delete, then tap Delete message
> DELETE.
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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
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From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap the conversation that you want to open.
Touch and hold the message that you want to star, then tap Add star.
To unstar a message, touch and hold the starred message, then tap Delete
star.
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Tap , then tap Starred messages.
All starred messages appear in a list.
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To search for messages
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From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap .
Enter your search keywords. The search results appear in a list.
Calling from Messaging
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Tap a conversation and tap .
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To save a sender's number as a contact
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From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap the icon next to the phone number, then tap SAVE.
Select an existing contact, or tap Create new contact.
Edit the contact information and tap SAVE.
Messaging settings
To change your message notification settings
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Tap , then tap Settings.
To set a notification sound, tap Notification sound, then select an option or tap
and select a music file that is saved on your device.
To confirm, tap DONE.
To adjust additional notification settings, tap the sliders.
To enable or disable delivery reports for outgoing messages
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap , then tap Settings.
Tap the Delivery report slider to enable or disable the function.
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Video chat
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friends who also use the application on Android™ and iOS devices.
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Email
Setting up email
Use the email application on 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.
To set up an email account
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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.
To add an extra email account
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Find and tap Email.
Tap , then tap Settings > Add account.
Follow the on-screen instructions. If the settings for the email account cannot
be downloaded automatically, complete the setup manually.
When you are finished, tap NEXT.
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Sending and receiving email messages
Search for email messages
Access other options
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List of email messages
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Write an email message
To download new email messages
When the email inbox is open, swipe downwards on the message list.
Before trying to download new email messages, make sure that you have a working data
connection. For more information about ensuring successful data connections, see Internet
and MMS settings on page 44.
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To read your email messages
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Email.
and select the
If you are using several email accounts, tap , then tap
account that you want to check. If you want to check all your email accounts at
once, tap , then tap
and select Combined inbox.
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
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From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Email.
If you are using several email accounts, tap , then tap
and select the
account from which you want to send the email.
Tap , then type the recipient's name or email address and select one or more
recipients from the drop-down list.
Enter the email subject and message text, then tap .
To reply to an email message
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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 .
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In your email inbox, find and tap the message that you want to forward, then
tap FORWARD.
Enter the recipient's name or email address, then select one or more recipients
from the drop-down list.
Enter your message text, then tap .
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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, find the attachment in the email body, then tap
SAVE or VIEW next to it.
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Find and tap a message in your email inbox.
Tap the name of the sender, tap Add to Contacts then tap OK.
Select an existing contact, or tap Create new contact.
Edit the contact information if desired, then tap SAVE.
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Organising your email messages
To sort your emails
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Email.
and select the
If you are using several email accounts, tap , then tap
account with the inbox that you want to sort. If you want to sort email in all
your email accounts at once, tap , then tap
and select Combined inbox.
Tap , then tap Sort.
Select a sorting option.
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To search for emails
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From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Email.
and select the
If you are using several email accounts, tap , then tap
account that you want to search. If you want to search all your email accounts
at once, tap , then tap
and select Combined inbox.
Tap .
Enter your search text.
The search results appear in a list sorted by date. Tap the email message that
you want to open.
To view all folders for one email account
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From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Email.
Tap , then tap
and select the account that you want to check.
Under the account that you want to check, select Show all folders.
To delete email messages
Tap and hold the message that you want to delete until the device vibrates.
Mark the checkboxes for the messages that you want to delete.
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Tap Move, then select a folder.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Email.
Tap , then tap Settings.
Select the account you want to remove.
Tap Delete account > OK.
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Find and tap Email.
Tap , then tap Settings.
Select the desired account.
Tap Check frequency > Check frequency and select an option.
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Tap , then tap Settings.
Select the EAS (Exchange ActiveSync) account for which you want to set an
Out of Office auto-reply.
Tap Out of office.
Tap the slider to enable the function.
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.
Gmail™
If you have a Google™ account, you can use the Gmail™ application to read and
write email messages.
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View a list of all Gmail accounts and folders
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List of email messages
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Write an email message
To learn more about Gmail™
When the Gmail application is open, tap
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Music and FM radio
Transferring music to your device
The Music application may not support all music file formats. For more information about
supported file formats and the use of multimedia (audio, image and video) files, download the
White paper for your device at www.sonymobile.com/support/.
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Use the Music application to listen to your favourite music and audio books.
Minimise the full screen player
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You can transfer music files between your device and a computer using the provided
USB Type-C™ cable. After connecting, select Transfer files on your device and then
simply copy and paste or drag and drop the files using the computer. See Managing
files using a computer on page 37.
You can use the Xperia™ Companion software to transfer your media files between
the computer and your device. Learn more and download Xperia™ Companion for
Windows at http://support.sonymobile.com/tools/xperia-companion/ or Xperia™
Companion for Mac at http://support.sonymobile.com/tools/xperia-companion-mac/.
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Album art (if available)
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Elapsed time of current song
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Add a song to a playlist
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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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Repeat all songs in the current play queue
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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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Play or pause a song
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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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Shuffle songs in the current play queue
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Scroll up or down to view content
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Play a song using the Music application
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Play all songs in shuffle mode
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Return to the music player screen
To play a song using the Music application
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Select a music category.
Tap a song to play it.
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To find song-related information online
While a song is playing in the Music application, tap the Album art and then tap
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You might not be able to play copyright-protected items. Make sure that you have the
necessary rights for the content you wish to use.
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Online resources related to the song can include videos on YouTube™, song lyrics, and artist
information on Wikipedia.
To edit music information and download album art
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Edit the information as desired.
To set or download album art, tap , then select an option.
When you are finished, tap SAVE.
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Press the volume key up or down.
To minimise the Music application
When a song is playing, tap to go to the Home screen. The Music
application keeps running in the background.
To open the Music application when it is playing in the background
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While a song is playing in the background, drag the status bar downwards and
tap the Music application.
Alternatively, from your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
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Music menu
The Music menu gives you an overview of all the songs on your device. From here
you can manage your albums and playlists.
Return to the Music home screen
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View the current play queue
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Browse all playlists
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Browse all artists
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Browse all albums
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Browse all songs
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Browse all genres
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Browse all folders
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Open the settings menu for the Music application
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Open the support menu for the Music application
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From your Home screen, tap
Tap .
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To return to the Music home screen
When the Music menu is open, tap Home or simply tap on the screen to the
right of the menu.
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From the Music menu, browse to the song that you want to delete.
Touch and hold the song title, then tap Delete from storage in the list that
appears.
Tap DELETE to confirm.
You cannot delete a song that is currently playing.
Playlists
On the Music home screen, you can create your own playlists from the music that is
saved on your device.
To create your own playlists
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From the Music home screen, touch and hold the name of the album or song
that you want to add to a playlist.
In the menu that opens, tap Add to playlist > Create new playlist.
Enter a name for the playlist and tap OK.
You can also open the Music home screen menu, tap Playlists, then tap
playlist.
to create a new
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To play your own playlists
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Open the Music menu, then tap Playlists.
Under Playlists, select the playlist that you want to open.
If you want to play all songs, tap any song or Shuffle all.
To add songs to a playlist
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From the Music home screen, browse to the song or album that you want to
add to a playlist.
Touch and hold the song or the album title, then tap Add to playlist.
Tap the name of the playlist to which you want to add the album or song. The
album or song is now added to the playlist.
To remove a song from a playlist
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In a playlist, touch and hold the title of the song that you want to remove.
Tap Remove from playlist.
To delete a playlist
Open the Music menu, then tap Playlists.
Touch and hold the playlist that you want to delete.
Tap Delete.
Tap DELETE to confirm.
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From the Music home screen, browse to the song or album that you want to
share.
Touch and hold the song title, then tap Share.
Select an application from the list, then follow the on-screen instructions.
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Enhancing the sound
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Open the Music menu, then tap Settings > Audio settings > Sound effects >
Equaliser.
Drag the frequency band buttons to adjust the sound manually. To choose a
preset arrangement, tap
to select an arrangement, then tap OK to confirm.
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To turn on the Surround sound feature
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Open the Music menu, then tap Settings > Audio settings > Sound effects >
Surround sound (VPT).
Flick left or right to select a setting, then tap OK to confirm.
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 audio to the speaker, if desired.
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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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Frequency band – drag left or right to move between channels
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Move up the frequency band to search for a channel
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A saved favourite channel
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Move down the frequency band to search for a channel
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Connect a headset or a set of headphones to your device.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap . The available channels appear as you scroll through the
frequency band.
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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.
Drag the frequency band left or right.
Alternatively, tap the arrows on either side of the band to jump to the next clear
radio signal.
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To start a new search for radio channels
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When the radio is open, tap .
Tap Search for channels. The radio scans the whole frequency band and marks
all available channels.
To switch the radio sound to the speaker
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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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Favourite radio channels
To save a channel as a favourite
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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.
To listen to a favourite radio channel
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Tap .
Select an option.
To remove a channel as a favourite
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When the radio is open, navigate to the channel that you want to remove.
Tap , then tap DELETE.
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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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When the radio is open, press .
Tap Set radio region.
Select an option.
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Camera
Taking photos and recording videos
Front camera lens
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Select capturing mode
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Switch between the front and main camera
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Zoom in or out
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View photos and videos
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Save location
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Shutter button – Take photos
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Go back a step or exit the camera
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Capturing mode settings
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Flash settings
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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, touch and hold , then swipe it anywhere.
After the camera opens, tap .
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Activate the camera.
Point the camera towards the subject.
Tap the on-screen camera button . The photo is taken as soon as you release
the camera button.
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To take a selfie using the front camera
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Activate the camera.
Tap
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To take the photo, tap the on-screen camera button
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To use the still camera flash
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When the camera is open, tap .
Select your desired flash setting.
Take the photo.
To use the zoom function
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When the camera is open, pinch or spread on the camera screen.
You can also use the volume key, pressing up or down. To enable this function,
tap then tap More > Use Volume key as.
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To record a video
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Activate the camera.
If video mode is not selected, swipe the screen to select
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Point the camera towards the subject.
To start recording, tap .
To pause when recording a video, tap . To resume recording, tap
To stop recording, tap .
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To take a photo when recording a video
To take a photo while recording a video, tap
you release the camera button.
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. The photo is taken as soon as
To view your photos and videos
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Activate the camera, then tap a thumbnail to open a photo or video.
Flick left or right to view your photos and videos.
To delete a photo or video
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Find the photo or video that you want to delete.
Tap the screen to display the toolbar.
Tap .
Tap DELETE to confirm.
Capturing modes overview
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You can choose from a range of capturing modes. Simply swipe up or down on the
camera screen to switch between them.
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Manually adjust camera settings such as resolution, white balance and ISO.
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Superior auto
Optimise your settings to suit any scene.
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Manually adjust video settings to suit any scene.
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Auto face detection
The camera automatically detects faces and indicates them with frames. A coloured
frame shows which face has been selected for focus. Focus is set to the face closest
to the centre of the camera. You can also tap one of the frames to select which face
should be in focus.
Auto-capturing
Turn on auto-capturing to take pictures automatically using one of the options below.
Smile Shutter
Use Smile Shutter™ technology to photograph a face just as it smiles. The camera detects up to five
faces and selects one face for smile detection and auto focus. When the selected face smiles, the
camera automatically takes a photo.
Off
When auto-capturing is off, you can take photos using the shutter button or the camera key.
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To take a photo using Smile Shutter™
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Activate the camera.
Tap .
Find and tap Auto-capturing > Smile Shutter.
Point the camera at your subject. The camera selects which face to focus on.
The face appears inside a coloured frame and the photo is taken automatically
as soon as a smile is detected.
If no smile is detected, press the shutter button to take the photo manually.
Saving a photo's geographic location
Enable the Save location function to geotag your photos - saving the approximate
geographical location as you shoot. The geographical location is determined by
wireless networks and GPS technology.
When appears on the camera screen, Saving location is turned on but the
geographical position has not been found. When appears, Saving location is
turned on and the geographical location is available, so the geographical location can
be added to your photo. When neither of these two symbols appears, Saving location
is disabled.
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Touch to adjust
Touch the screen to choose an area to focus on while taking pictures.
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Activate the camera.
Tap .
Tap More, then tap the slider beside Save location to enable or disable the
function.
If you are enabling geotagging, you are prompted to enable Location services if
they are not already enabled. Tap OK, then tap the Location slider.
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Focus only
Focus and brightness
This function is available in Superior auto mode only.
Auto photo preview
You can choose to preview photos just after you shoot them.
On
After you shoot a photo, a preview of it appears in the lower right corner of the screen for 3 seconds.
Front camera only
After you shoot a photo with the front camera, a preview of it appears in the lower right corner of the
screen for 3 seconds.
Off
The photo or video is saved after you shoot it, and no preview appears.
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Use Volume key as
You can choose how you want to use the volume key when taking photos.
Zoom
Use the volume key to zoom in or out.
Volume
Use the volume key to adjust the volume of notifications, ringtones and music.
Shutter
Use the volume key to take photos.
Sound
When you take a photo or start recording a video, the Camera makes a shutter
sound. If you use the self-timer, it will make a series of beeps to mark the countdown.
You can choose to turn these sounds on or off.
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internal storage.
Internal storage
Photos or videos are saved on the device memory.
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Photos or videos are saved on the SD card.
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You can use grid lines as a visual aid while shooting to help you find the right
composition for your photo.
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photo.
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inwards, the main camera is launched from sleep mode.
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After you drag
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Launch and capture
After you drag
inwards, the still camera is launched from sleep mode and a photo is captured.
Launch and record video
After you drag
inwards, the video camera is launched from sleep mode and starts recording.
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To adjust colour and brightness
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Activate the camera.
Tap > Colour and brightness.
Drag the sliders to the desired positions to adjust colour and brightness.
This setting is only available in the Superior auto and Video camera modes.
White balance, focus, exposure and shutter speed
White balance, which is only available in Manual capturing mode, adjusts the colour
balance according to the lighting conditions. You can also adjust the exposure
manually in the -2.0 EV to +2.0 EV range. For example, you can increase the image
brightness or decrease the overall exposure by tapping the plus or minus controls
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accordingly when is displayed. Focus and shutter speed can be set for either
manual or automatic adjustment.
Auto
White balance
Adjust the colour balance automatically.
Incandescent
Adjust the colour balance for warm lighting conditions, such as
under light bulbs.
Fluorescent
Adjust the colour balance for fluorescent lighting.
Daylight
Adjust the colour balance for sunny outdoor conditions.
Cloudy
Adjust the colour balance for a cloudy sky.
Adjust focus automatically.
Focus MF
Adjust focus manually.
SS auto
Adjust shutter speed automatically.
SS 1/8
Adjust shutter speed manually.
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Activate the camera.
To display all settings, tap .
Select the setting that you want to adjust, then edit as desired.
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Choose between several resolutions and aspect ratios before taking a photo. A photo
with a higher resolution has a higher quality, but requires more memory.
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Main camera:
13MP
4096×3072 (4:3)
13 megapixel resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to
view on non-widescreen displays or print in high resolution.
10MP
4208×2368 (16:9)
10 megapixel resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to
view on widescreen displays.
Front camera:
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5MP
2560×1920 (4:3)
5 megapixel resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to
view on non-widescreen displays or print in high resolution.
3MP
2560×1440 (16:9)
3 megapixel resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to
view on widescreen displays.
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 with everyone in the photo. You can also use
the self-timer if you want to avoid shaking the camera when taking photos.
10 sec.
Set a 10-second delay in taking the photo from when you tap the shutter button or press the camera key.
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Set a 3-second delay in taking the photo from when you tap the shutter button or press the camera key.
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The photo is taken as soon as you tap the shutter button or press the camera key.
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You can turn on the Soft Skin Effect on your device to make skin tones slightly
softened while taking selfies in Manual and Superior auto capturing modes.
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When you select an object by touching it in the viewfinder, the camera tracks it for
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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.
ISO
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The ISO sensitivity can be set to adjust automatically, or can be manually adjusted to
sensitivity settings ranging from 100 to 3200.
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 subject you want to capture.
Face
Measures the amount of light on your subject’s face, and adjusts the exposure so that the face is neither
too dark nor too bright.
Centre
Determines the centre of the image, and sets the exposure based on the brightness of the subject there.
Spot
Adjusts the exposure in a very small part of the subject that you want to capture.
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Touch
Adjusts the exposure to the desired part of the subject when you touch the screen.
This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.
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 on the
camera screen:
Auto
The camera automatically determines whether the lighting conditions require the use of a flash.
Fill flash
Use this setting when the background is brighter than the subject. This setting removes unwanted
dark shadows.
Red-eye reduction
Reduces the red colour of eyes when taking a photo.
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Activate the camera.
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Swipe the screen to select
To display settings, tap .
Select the setting that you want to adjust, then make your changes.
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Adjust the video resolution for different formats. HD refers to High Definition, while
FPS refers to Frames Per Second. A higher FPS rate provides a smoother video, at
the cost of a larger file size.
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The flash shines continuously while taking pictures.
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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.
Main camera:
Full HD (30 fps)
1920×1080 (16:9)
Full HD (Full High Definition) format with 30 FPS and 16:9 aspect ratio.
HD
1280×720 (16:9)
HD (High Definition) format with 16:9 aspect ratio.
VGA
640×480 (4:3)
VGA format with 4:3 aspect ratio.
MMS
Record videos suitable for sending in multimedia messages. The recording time of
this format is limited so that the video file can fit in a multimedia message.
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Front camera:
Full HD
1920×1080 (16:9)
Full HD (Full High Definition) format with 16:9 aspect ratio.
HD
1280×720 (16:9)
HD (High Definition) format with 16:9 aspect ratio.
VGA
640×480 (4:3)
VGA format with 4:3 aspect ratio.
MMS
Record videos suitable for sending in multimedia messages. The recording time of
this format is limited so that the video file can fit in a multimedia message.
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the Smile Shutter™ feature the camera automatically takes snapshots of smiling
faces while you continue to record your video.
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Tap .
Find and tap Auto-capturing (video) > Smile Shutter.
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is available on the video camera
or when there is a backlight. The video flash icon
screen. Note that the video quality can sometimes be better without a light even if
lighting conditions are poor.
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Further Camera support information
Use the Help menu to search for camera-related tests and other useful information.
To access support, follow the steps below.
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Open the camera application.
Tap then tap More > Help
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Photos and videos in Album
Viewing photos and videos
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Tap
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View menu options
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A slideshow of all your photos and videos, or of those added to favourites
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Drag the left edge of the screen to the right to open the Album home screen menu
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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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Find and tap Album.
Tap a photo or video that you want to view. If prompted, tap .
Flick left to view the next photo or video. Flick right to view the previous photo
or video.
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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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screen under Settings > Display > When device is rotated.
The Album application may not support all file formats. For more information about supported
file formats and the use of multimedia (audio, image and video) files, download the White
paper for your device at www.sonymobile.com/support/.
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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.
To zoom a photo
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When you are viewing a photo, spread two fingers apart to zoom in, or pinch two
fingers together to zoom out.
To watch a slideshow of your photos
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> Slideshow to start playing all the photos in an album.
Tap a photo to end the slideshow.
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To play a video
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In Album, find and tap the video that you want to play.
Tap .
If the playback controls are not displayed, tap the screen to display them. To
hide the controls, tap the screen again.
To pause a video
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When a video is playing, tap the screen to display the controls.
Tap .
To fast-forward and rewind a video
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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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To adjust the sound volume of a video
Press the volume key up or down.
Album home screen menu
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From the Album home screen menu you can browse your photo albums, including
photos and videos taken using special effects, as well as content that you have
shared online via services such as Picasa™ and Facebook. Once you are logged in to
such platforms, you can manage content and view online images. From the Album
application you can also add geotags to photos, perform basic editing tasks, and use
methods such as Bluetooth® wireless technology and email to share content.
Return to the Album application home screen to view all content
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View all photos and videos taken with your device's camera
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View your photos on a map or in Globe view
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View your favourite photos and videos
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Open the settings menu for the Album application
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Open web support
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View photos from online services
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View all photos and videos saved on your device in different folders
View all videos saved on your device
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To view photos from online services in Album
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Album, then tap .
Tap the desired online service, then follow the on-screen instructions to get
started. 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.
Sharing and managing photos and videos
You can share photos and videos that you’ve saved 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. If you have lots of photos saved on your
device, it’s a good idea to regularly transfer them to a computer or to an external
storage device in order to avoid any unpredictable loss of data. Doing so also frees
up more space on your device. See Managing files using a computer on page 37.
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may not send if the file size is too large.
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To use a photo as a contact picture
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Select a contact, then edit the photo as desired.
Tap SAVE.
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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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When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
> Use as > Wallpaper.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
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When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
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Tap Rotate, then select an option. The photo is saved in the new orientation.
To delete a photo or video
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When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
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Tap DELETE.
To work with batches of photos or videos in Album
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When viewing thumbnails of photos and videos in Album, touch and hold an
item until it is highlighted.
Tap other items that you want to work with to select them. If you want to select
all items, tap , then tap Select all.
Use the tools in the toolbar to work with your selected items.
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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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When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
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To crop a photo
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When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
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If prompted, select Photo editor.
Tap > Crop.
Tap Crop to select an option.
To adjust the crop frame, touch and hold the edge of the crop frame. When the
circles 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. When the circles at the edges disappear, 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.
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To save a copy of the cropped photo, tap SAVE.
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If prompted, select Photo editor.
Tap
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Edit the photo as desired, then tap SAVE.
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If prompted, select Photo editor.
Tap , then select an option.
To save a copy of the edited photo, tap SAVE.
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When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
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If prompted, select Photo editor.
Tap , then select an option and edit as desired.
To save a copy of the edited photo, tap SAVE.
To set the saturation level of colours in a photo
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If prompted, select Photo editor.
Tap , then select an option.
To save a copy of the edited photo, tap SAVE.
Editing videos with the Video editor application
You can edit videos that you’ve taken with your camera. For example, you can trim a
video to the desired length or adjust the speed of a video. After you save the edited
video, the original unchanged version of the video remains on your device.
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Tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap .
If prompted, select Video Editor then tap Trim.
To move the trim frame to another part of the timeline, touch and hold the edge
of the trim frame and drag it to the desired position, then tap Apply.
To save a copy of the trimmed video, tap SAVE.
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Tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap .
If prompted, select Video Editor then tap Speed.
Select an option, then touch and hold the edge of the timeline and drag it to
the desired position and tap Apply.
To save a copy of the edited video, tap SAVE.
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Tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap .
If prompted, select Video Editor then tap Photo Capture.
With the help of the arrows, or by dragging the marker on the progress bar,
select the preferred frame that you want to capture, then tap Save.
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You can hide any photos and videos from the Album home screen. Once photos and
videos are hidden from the Album home screen, they can only be viewed from the
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Tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap .
Tap Hide > OK.
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Tap a photo or video to view it.
Flick left to view the next photo or video. Flick right to view the previous photo
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Tap a photo or video that you want to unhide.
Tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap .
Tap Don't hide.
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 Saving a photo's geographic location on page 93 for
more information.
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Tap , then tap Add geotag or Edit geotag to open the map screen.
Tap on the map to set the location for the photo.
To reset the location for the photo, tap the new location on the map.
When you are finished, tap OK.
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Find and tap Album.
Tap , then tap Places.
Tap the photo that you want to view on a map.
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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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Find and tap Album.
Tap , then tap Places > .
Tap the photo that you want to view on a globe.
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Videos
The Video application
Use the Video application to play movies and other video content that you’ve saved
or downloaded to your device. The application also serves as a TV programme guide
with the option to show detailed programme information and related content,
including social media posts about the programme you are interested in. You can use
the application as a fully functioning remote controller with your compatible home
device. You can also play your movies on other devices that are connected to the
same network or saved in the cloud.
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programme guide and the remote controller vary by market and connected device.
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Switch between viewing the contents of your library, Popular programmes, On Air programmes,
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Tap a programme to get detailed information and related content
To use your device as a remote controller
To use your device as a remote controller with another compatible home network
device, you first need to pair the two devices. In order to do this, both devices need
to be connected to the same network. For more information on compatible devices,
visit Compatible device list.
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Tap to open the home screen menu, then tap Add device.
Select the home device from the list.
Enter the registration number shown on the home device and follow the
instructions to finish pairing.
After the successful pairing, the icon for the remote controller function
appears. You can now use your device as a fully functional remote controller
for the home device.
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Tap to open the home screen menu, then tap Settings.
Change the settings as desired.
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Find and tap the video that you want to play. If the video is not displayed on
the screen, tap to open the home screen menu, 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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Tap > Audio settings, then change the settings as desired.
When a video is playing, tap , then tap Share.
Tap the application that you want to use to share the selected video, then
follow the instructions provided.
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Transferring video content to your device
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Before you start using the Video 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:
For Windows® only: Connect your device to a computer using a USB Type-C™ cable
and drag and drop the video files directly using the file manager application on the
computer. See Managing files using a computer on page 37.
If you have a PC or an Apple® Mac® computer, use Xperia™ Companion to organise
content and transfer video files to your device.
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From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Video.
Tap to open the home screen menu, then tap Mobile device.
Browse through the different categories and find the desired video.
Tap the video thumbnail.
To delete a video
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Tap to open the home screen menu, then tap Mobile device.
Browse through the different categories and find the desired video.
Tap the video thumbnail, then tap .
Tap Delete again to confirm.
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Connectivity
Mirroring the screen of your device wirelessly on a TV
You can use the Screen mirroring feature to show the screen of your device on a TV
or other large display without using a cable connection. Wi-Fi Direct™ 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 using the TV's speakers.
When using Screen mirroring, the image quality may sometimes be negatively impacted if
there is interference from other Wi-Fi networks.
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mirroring function.
Your device: From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Screen mirroring.
Tap START.
Tap OK and select a device.
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Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Screen mirroring.
Tap Disconnect, then tap OK.
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Your TV must support Screen mirroring based on Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast™ for the function
to work. If your TV does not support Screen mirroring, you may need to purchase a wireless
display adapter separately. Also, when using Screen mirroring, do not cover the Wi-Fi antenna
area of your device.
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You can push media content from your device to another device connected to the
same Wi-Fi network. The receiving device must be able to function as a Digital Media
Renderer (DMR) device and play content received from your device. A TV or a PC
running Windows® 7 or later are examples of DMR devices.
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Make sure that you have correctly set up the DMR client 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 and open the photos or videos that you want to view.
and select the device
Swipe down the status bar with two fingers, then tap
that you want to share your content with.
and then
To stop sharing the photo or video with the client device, tap
select Stop casting.
You may also see Google Cast devices shown on the list when tapping
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Make sure that you have correctly set up the DMR client device and that it is
connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your device.
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Select a music category and browse to the track that you want to share, then
tap the track.
and select a client device to share your content with. The track starts
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playing on the device that you select.
To disconnect from the client device, tap
and then select Stop casting.
You may also see Google Cast devices shown on the list when tapping
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Connecting your device to USB accessories
You can use a USB Type-C™ host adapter to connect your device to USB
accessories such as USB mass storage devices, game controllers, USB keyboards
and USB mice. If the USB accessory has a USB Type-C connector, a USB Type-C
host adapter is not necessary.
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USB Type-C host adapters are sold separately. Sony does not guarantee that all USB
accessories are supported by your device.
This device has a capless USB Type-C port. If your device gets exposed to water, ensure that
the port is completely dry before connecting a USB Type-C cable.
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host adapter.
To access files and folders on the USB storage device, use a file manager app
such as File Commander.
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You can also open the relevant media application on your device to view content directly. For
example, you can open the Album application to view photos stored on USB mass storage
devices.
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To open the Notification Panel, drag the status bar downwards.
Tap the drop-down arrow beside Android System.
Tap EJECT in the drop-down list.
Detach the USB Type-C™ host adapter from your device.
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next to Portable storage.
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to the USB accessory.
From your Home screen , tap .
Find and tap Settings > Device connection > USB Connectivity > Detect USB
device.
Additional steps or software may be required to set up game controllers, USB audio and USB
Ethernet accessories. Sony does not guarantee that all USB accessories are supported by
your device.
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device.
From your Home screen , tap .
Find and tap Settings > Device connection > USB Connectivity > Detect USB
device.
Sony does not guarantee that all USB Type-C accessories with a USB Type-C connector are
supported by your device.
NFC
Use Near Field Communication (NFC) to share data with other devices, such as
videos, photos, web page addresses, music files or contacts. 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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The NFC detection area is located on the back of the device. Hold your device close
to another device or an NFC reader so that the NFC detection areas touch each
other.
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can be enabled even when the device is switched off. Note that not all devices support this
feature.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More.
Tap the NFC slider.
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screens are active and unlocked.
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 close to each other so that the NFC
detection areas of each device touch. When the devices connect, a thumbnail
of the contact appears.
Tap the thumbnail to start the transfer.
When the transfer is done, the contact information is saved on the receiving
device and displayed on its screen.
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Make sure that both your device and the receiving device have the NFC
function turned on, and that both screens are active and unlocked.
To open the Music 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.
Make sure the track is displayed on full screen.
Hold your device and the receiving device close to each other so that the NFC
detection areas of each device touch. When the devices connect, a thumbnail
of the track appears.
Tap the thumbnail to start the transfer.
When the transfer is done, the music file is saved on the receiving device.
To display the music file, double-tap the status bar to open the Notification
panel, and then tap Beam complete .
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screens are active and unlocked.
To view photos and videos on 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 close to each other so that the NFC
detection areas of each device touch. When the devices connect, 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 saved on the receiving device.
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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 close to each other so that the NFC
detection areas of each device touch. When the devices connect, 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
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Your device can scan various kinds of NFC tags to receive additional information,
such as a web address. For example, it can scan embedded tags on a poster, on a
billboard advertisement, or beside a product in a retail store.
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is active and unlocked.
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.
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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. 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.
Interoperability and compatibility among Bluetooth® devices can vary.
If you are using a device with multiple users, each user can change the Bluetooth® settings,
and the changes affect all users.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth.
Tap the Bluetooth slider to enable or disable the function.
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Make sure that the Bluetooth® function is turned on.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth.
Tap > Rename this device.
Enter a name for your device.
Tap RENAME.
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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.
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 for the first time, 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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activated and is visible to other Bluetooth® devices.
From your device’s Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth.
Tap the Bluetooth slider to enable the function. A list of the available
Bluetooth® devices appears.
Tap the Bluetooth® device that you want to pair with.
Enter a passcode, if required, or confirm the same passcode on both devices.
To connect your device to another Bluetooth® device
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Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth.
Tap the Bluetooth® device that you want to connect to.
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Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth.
Under Paired devices, tap beside the name of the device that you want to
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Tap FORGET.
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Photos and videos
Music and other audio files
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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 .
Select Bluetooth.
Turn on Bluetooth® if you are prompted to do so.
Tap the name of the receiving device.
Receiving device: If prompted, accept the connection.
Sending device: If prompted, confirm the transfer to the receiving device.
Receiving device: Accept the incoming item.
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devices.
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.
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Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth.
Press and select Show received files.
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Smart apps and features that save you
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Google Search & Now
Use the Google app to search the internet. You can also enable a feed for regular
updates ‒ for example, you can get traffic information before commuting to work, find
popular restaurants in your area, see your favourite team's current score, and more.
The app can be accessed by tapping in the application list, or you can reserve a
pane on your Home screen for quick access and easy reading.
To enable or disable Your feed
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Find and tap Settings > Google > Search > Your feed.
Tap the slider to enable or disable the feed.
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Tap , then tap the Google Now™ slider.
You can now swipe to the left-most pane on the Home screen to access the
Google Search & Now interface.
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cannot be changed and additional panes cannot be added to the left. Only the left-most pane
can be reserved.
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You can use your device to pay for goods without reaching for your real wallet and
manage all payment services in one place. When making a payment, remember to
turn on the NFC function before you touch your device to a card reader. For more
information about NFC, see NFC on page 109.
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Find and tap Settings > More > Tap & pay. A list of payment services appears.
Manage the payment services as desired, for example, you can change your
default payment service.
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Travel and maps
Using location services
Location services allow applications such as Maps and the camera to use information
from your mobile or Wi-Fi network as well as Global Positioning System (GPS)
information to determine your approximate location. If you're not within a clear line of
sight to GPS satellites, your device can determine your location using the Wi-Fi
function. And if you're not within range of a network, your device can determine your
location using your mobile network.
In order to use your device to find out where you are, you need to enable location
services.
You may incur data connection charges when you connect to the internet from your device.
To enable or disable location services
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Location, then tap the slider to enable or disable
location services.
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The first time you use the GPS function in your device, it can take a few 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).
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 another location.
Google Maps™ and navigation
Use Google Maps™ to track your current location, view real-time traffic situations
and receive detailed directions to your destination.
The Google Maps™ application requires an internet connection when used online.
You may incur data connection charges when you connect to the internet from your
device. To get more detailed information about how to use this application, go to
http://support.google.com and click the “Maps for mobile” link.
The Google Maps™ application may not be available in every market, country or region.
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Using data traffic when travelling
When you travel outside of your home mobile network, you may need to access the
internet using mobile data traffic. If so, you need to activate data roaming on your
device. You may incur additional charges when you activate data roaming. It is
recommended to check the relevant data transmission charges in advance.
If you are using a device with multiple users, you may need to log in as the owner, that is, the
primary user, to activate or deactivate data roaming.
To enable or disable data roaming
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Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks.
Tap the Data roaming slider to enable or disable the function.
You can’t activate data roaming while mobile data traffic is turned off.
Airplane mode
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More.
Tap the Airplane mode slider.
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In Airplane mode, the network and radio transceivers are turned off to prevent
disturbance to sensitive equipment. However, you can still make emergency calls,
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.
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Clock and Calendar
Calendar
Use the Calendar application to manage your time schedule. If you have signed in to
and synchronised your device with one or several online accounts that include
calendars, for example, your Google™ account, then calendar events from these
accounts will also appear in the Calendar application. You can select which
calendars you want to integrate into the combined Calendar view.
Access settings, select a view type and the calendars that you want to view
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Access an overview of the current month
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Return to the current date
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Access other options
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Scroll up or down to browse the calendar
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Add a calendar entry
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To learn more about Calendar
When the Calendar application is open, tap
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When an appointment time approaches, your device plays a notification sound to
remind you.
You can set one or several alarms and use any sound file saved on your device as the
alarm signal. The alarm does not sound if your device is turned off.
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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Access the alarms tab
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Access the world clock tab
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Access the stopwatch tab
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Access the timer tab
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View options for the current tab
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Open date and time settings
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Turn an alarm on or off
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Add a new alarm
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Clock.
Tap .
Tap Time and select the desired value.
Tap OK.
If desired, edit other alarm settings.
Tap SAVE.
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To snooze an alarm when it sounds
Tap SNOOZE.
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To turn off an alarm when it sounds
Drag to the right.
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To turn off a snoozed alarm, you can drag down the status bar to open the Notification panel
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Find and tap Clock, then tap the alarm that you want to edit.
Make the desired changes.
Tap SAVE.
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Find and tap Clock, then tap the slider for the alarm you want to turn on or off.
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Tap Delete alarm, then tap YES.
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To set the sound for an alarm
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Find and tap Clock, then tap the alarm that you want to edit.
Tap Alarm sound and select an option, or tap and select a music file.
Tap DONE, then tap SAVE.
For more information about how to adjust the alarm volume levels, see Volume settings on
page 53.
To adjust the volume level for an alarm
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Find and tap Clock, then tap the alarm that you want to edit.
Drag the volume slider under Alarm volume to the desired position.
Tap SAVE.
To set a recurring alarm
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Find and tap Clock, then tap the alarm that you want to edit.
Tap Repeat.
Mark the checkboxes for the relevant days, then tap OK.
Tap SAVE.
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To activate the vibrate function for an alarm
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Find and tap Clock, then tap the alarm that you want to edit.
Tap the Vibrate slider to enable or disable the function.
Tap SAVE.
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Find and tap Clock, then select the alarm that you want to edit.
Tap Side keys behaviour, then select the desired behaviour of side keys when
they are pressed during the alarm.
Tap SAVE.
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Accessibility
Magnification gesture
Magnification gesture allows you to zoom in to parts of the screen by tapping an area
of the touchscreen three times in succession.
To enable or disable Magnification gesture
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Accessibility > Magnification gesture.
Tap the slider under Magnification gesture.
To magnify an area and pan across the screen
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Make sure that Magnification gesture is enabled.
To temporarily magnify an area, tap it three times.
Move the area by dragging it with two or more fingers.
To exit zoom mode, tap the area three times again.
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Font size
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You can enable the Font size option to increase the default size of text displayed on
your device.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Accessibility.
Tap Font size, and then set the desired font size by tapping the scale.
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You can use the Display size setting to increase or decrease all elements on your
screen, not just text.
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Find and tap Settings > Accessibility.
Tap Display size, and then set the desired display size by tapping the scale.
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Colour correction
The Colour correction setting adjusts how colours are displayed on the screen for
users who are colour blind or have difficulty distinguishing between colours.
To enable Colour correction
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Accessibility > Colour correction.
Tap the slider under Colour correction.
Tap Correction mode, then select the appropriate colour sensitivity.
Colour correction is currently an experimental feature and may affect device performance.
TalkBack
TalkBack is a screen reader service for visually impaired users. TalkBack uses spoken
feedback to describe any events or actions performed on your Android device.
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TalkBack describes the user interface and reads out software errors, notifications and
messages.
To enable TalkBack
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Accessibility > TalkBack.
Tap the slider under TalkBack and then tap OK.
To change speech, feedback and touch preferences for TalkBack, tap Settings, then tap the
screen twice.
TalkBack launches a tutorial immediately after you enable the feature. To exit the tutorial, tap
, then tap the screen twice.
To disable TalkBack
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From your Home screen, tap , then tap anywhere on the screen twice.
Find and tap Settings, then tap anywhere on the screen twice.
Find and tap Accessibility by scrolling through the list with two or more fingers,
then tap anywhere on the screen twice.
Find and tap TalkBack by scrolling through the list with two or more fingers,
then tap anywhere on the screen twice.
Tap the on-off switch, and then tap anywhere on the screen twice.
Tap OK, and then tap anywhere on the screen twice.
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Mono audio
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The Mono audio setting makes both left and right audio channels get played back
simultaneously when playing audio. Using Mono instead of Stereo playback is most
useful for users with certain types of hearing loss or for safety reasons, for example
when you need to listen to your surroundings.
To enable or disable Mono audio
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Find and tap Settings > Accessibility.
Tap the slider beside Mono audio.
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The TTY (Teletypewriter) feature on your device allows people who are deaf, hard of
hearing, or who have speech or language disabilities, to communicate using a TTY
device or a relay service.
To enable TTY mode
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call.
Tap Accessibility > TTY mode.
Select the applicable TTY mode.
Switch Access
With Switch Access, you can interact with your Xperia™ device using one or more
switches. A switch is a device used to send a keystroke signal to your Android
device. These can be helpful for users with mobility limitations. For more information
about Switch Access, see Settings > Accessibility > Switch Access > SETTINGS >
Help & feedback.
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To enable or disable Switch Access
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Accessibility > Switch Access.
Tap the slider to enable or disable the function, then tap OK.
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Support and legal
Support application
Use the Support application on your device to browse User guides, troubleshooting
guides, and to find information about software updates and other product-related
information.
To access the Support application
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Find and tap , then select the required support item.
Connect to the internet when using the Support application for the best available support.
Xperia™ Tips
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Using Xperia™ Tips you can get useful information for your device via notifications,
and learn all you need to get started.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Assistant.
Tap the Xperia™ Tips slider to enable or disable.
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Some applications and settings have help available in the options menu, which is
normally indicated by in the individual applications.
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Running diagnostic tests on your device
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The Xperia™ Diagnostics application can test a specific function or run a full
diagnostic test to check if your Xperia™ device is working properly.
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Assess potential hardware or software issues on your Xperia™ device.
Analyse how well applications perform on your device.
Log the number of dropped calls during the previous 10 days.
Identify installed software and provide useful details about your device.
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Xperia™ Diagnostics can:
The Xperia™ Diagnostics application is pre-installed on most Android™ devices from Sony. If
the Diagnostics option is not available under Settings > About phone or from the TOOLS
menu in the Support application, you can download a light version using the Play Store™
application.
Restarting, resetting and repairing
You can force your device to restart or shut down if it stops responding or won't
restart normally. No settings or personal data get deleted.
You can also reset your device to its original factory settings. This action is
sometimes necessary if your device stops functioning properly, but note that if you
want to keep any important data, you should first back up this data to a memory card
or other non-internal memory. For more information, see Backing up and restoring
content on page 40.
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If your device fails to turn on or you want to reset your device’s software, you can use
Xperia™ Companion to repair your device. For more information on using Xperia™
Companion, see Xperia™ Companion on page 37.
If you are sharing a device with multiple users, you may need to log in as the owner, that is,
the primary user, to reset your device to its original factory settings.
To restart your device
Your device may fail to restart if the battery level is low. Connect your device to a charger and
try restarting again.
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Press and hold down the power key .
In the menu that opens, tap Restart. The device restarts automatically.
To force the device to restart or shut down
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Press and hold down the power key and the volume up key at the same time
for 6 seconds.
Your device vibrates once. Depending on whether you wish to force the device
to restart or shut down, proceed as follows.
• If you wish to force restart the device: Release the keys at this point. The
device restarts.
• If you wish to force shut down the device: Continue pressing the keys. After
a few more seconds, the device vibrates three times and turns off.
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To perform a factory data reset
Back up any important data that is saved on the internal memory of your
device to a memory card or other non-internal memory. If you have any
encrypted files stored on an SD card, you should also remove the encryption to
ensure you can still access them after the reset.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset > Factory data reset.
Tap Reset phone.
If required, draw your screen unlock pattern or enter your screen unlock
password or PIN to continue.
To confirm, tap Erase everything.
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factory data reset.
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To avoid permanent damage to your device, do not interrupt a factory data reset procedure.
If you forget your screen unlock password, PIN or pattern, you can use the device
repair feature in Xperia™ Companion to erase the security layer. You need to provide
your Google account login details to perform this operation. By running the repair
feature, you reinstall software for your device and you may lose some personal data
in the process.
If you can’t turn off your device before performing a software repair, force it to shut
down.
When you receive a new Google™ account username or password, you might not be able to
use them to log in to and recover your device for 72 hours.
To repair the device software using Xperia™ Companion
Before performing a software repair, make sure you know your Google™ account username
and password. Depending on your security settings, you may need to enter them in order to
restart the device after a software repair.
If your device seems to have frozen, restarts repeatedly or doesn’t start at all after
you’ve updated the Xperia™ software or after you’ve performed a software repair or a
factory data reset, try forcing the device to shut down then try turning it back on. If
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the problem still exists, force the device to shut down then perform a software repair
by following the steps below:
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Open the Xperia™ Companion software on the computer and click on Software
repair on the main screen.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to reinstall the software and
complete the repair.
Help us improve our software
You can allow the sending of usage info from your device so that Sony Mobile can
receive anonymous bug reports and statistics that help improve our software. None
of the information gathered includes personal data.
To allow the sending of usage info
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Find and tap Settings > About phone > Usage info settings.
Mark the Send usage info checkbox if it is not already marked.
Tap Agree.
Warranty, SAR and usage guidelines
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For information about warranty, SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) and safety guidelines,
please read the Important information provided under Settings > About phone > Legal
information on your device.
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Recycling your device
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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 http://
blogs.sonymobile.com/about-us/sustainability/commitment/overview/.
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Sony G3311/G3313
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