Sony Mobile Communications AB
User guide
Xperia™ XA Ultra
F3212/F3216
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
Charging your device....................................................................... 10
Device security............................................................................. 12
Making sure your device is protected..............................................12
Screen lock...................................................................................... 12
Unlocking your device automatically............................................... 14
SIM card protection ........................................................................ 17
Using multiple SIM cards.................................................................18
Finding the identification number of your device.............................19
Finding a lost device ....................................................................... 19
Learning the basics...................................................................... 21
Using the touchscreen..................................................................... 21
Locking and unlocking the screen................................................... 22
Home screen....................................................................................23
Application screen........................................................................... 24
Navigating applications....................................................................25
Widgets............................................................................................ 26
Shortcuts and folders...................................................................... 26
Background and themes..................................................................27
Battery and power management..................................................... 28
Taking a screenshot.........................................................................29
Notifications..................................................................................... 30
Icons in the status bar..................................................................... 32
Applications overview...................................................................... 34
Downloading applications............................................................36
Downloading applications from Google Play™............................... 36
Downloading applications from other sources................................ 36
Internet and networks.................................................................. 37
Browsing the web............................................................................ 37
Internet and MMS settings ..............................................................37
Wi-Fi® .............................................................................................38
Sharing your mobile data connection.............................................. 40
Controlling data usage.....................................................................41
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Selecting a SIM card for data traffic................................................ 42
Selecting mobile networks...............................................................42
Virtual private networks (VPNs)........................................................43
Synchronising data on your device..............................................45
Synchronising with online accounts................................................ 45
Synchronising with Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®.................45
Basic settings...............................................................................47
Accessing settings........................................................................... 47
Volume settings .............................................................................. 47
Do not disturb mode settings.......................................................... 48
Screen settings................................................................................ 49
Application settings......................................................................... 50
Resetting your applications............................................................. 51
Daydream.........................................................................................52
Language settings............................................................................52
Date and time...................................................................................52
Mobile BRAVIA® Engine..................................................................53
Super-vivid mode.............................................................................53
Enhancing the sound output............................................................53
Multiple user accounts.....................................................................54
Typing text................................................................................... 56
On-screen keyboard........................................................................ 56
Editing text....................................................................................... 57
Calling.......................................................................................... 58
Making calls..................................................................................... 58
Receiving calls................................................................................. 59
Smart call handling.......................................................................... 61
Ongoing calls................................................................................... 61
Using the call log............................................................................. 62
Forwarding calls...............................................................................62
Restricting calls................................................................................63
Multiple calls.................................................................................... 63
Conference calls.............................................................................. 64
Voicemail..........................................................................................64
Emergency calls...............................................................................65
Contacts ......................................................................................66
Transferring contacts....................................................................... 66
Searching and viewing contacts......................................................67
Adding and editing contacts............................................................68
Adding medical and emergency contact information...................... 69
Favourites and groups..................................................................... 70
Sending contact information............................................................71
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Avoiding duplicate entries in the Contacts application................... 71
Backing up contacts........................................................................ 71
Messaging and chat.....................................................................73
Reading and sending messages......................................................73
Organising your messages.............................................................. 74
Calling from a message................................................................... 74
Messaging settings.......................................................................... 75
Instant messaging and video chat................................................... 75
Email.............................................................................................76
Setting up email............................................................................... 76
Sending and receiving email messages.......................................... 76
Organising your email messages.....................................................77
Email account settings.....................................................................78
Gmail™............................................................................................ 78
Music ...........................................................................................80
Transferring music to your device .................................................. 80
Listening to music............................................................................80
Music menu..................................................................................... 81
Playlists............................................................................................ 82
Sharing music.................................................................................. 83
Enhancing the sound....................................................................... 83
Recognising music with TrackID™.................................................. 83
FM radio....................................................................................... 85
Listening to the radio....................................................................... 85
Favourite radio channels..................................................................86
Sound settings................................................................................. 86
Camera.........................................................................................87
Taking photos and recording videos............................................... 87
Face detection................................................................................. 88
Using Smile Shutter™ to capture smiling faces.............................. 88
Adding geographical positions to your photos................................88
General camera settings.................................................................. 89
Still camera settings.........................................................................93
Video camera settings..................................................................... 96
Photos and videos in Album........................................................ 98
Viewing photos and videos..............................................................98
Sharing and managing photos and videos...................................... 99
Editing photos with the Photo editor application...........................100
Editing videos with the Video editor application............................101
Hiding photos and videos.............................................................. 101
Album home screen menu............................................................. 101
Viewing your photos on a map...................................................... 102
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Videos........................................................................................ 104
The Video application.................................................................... 104
Transferring video content to your device .................................... 105
Managing video content................................................................ 105
Movie Creator................................................................................ 105
Connectivity............................................................................... 107
Mirroring the screen of your device on a TV using a cable............107
Mirroring the screen of your device wirelessly on a TV................. 107
Sharing content with home network devices.................................108
Connecting your device to USB accessories................................ 110
NFC................................................................................................110
Bluetooth® wireless technology.................................................... 112
Smart apps and features that save you time............................. 115
Using your device as a wallet........................................................ 115
News Suite..................................................................................... 115
Travel and maps.........................................................................116
Using location services.................................................................. 116
Google Maps™ and navigation..................................................... 116
Using data traffic when travelling.................................................. 117
Using your device with a car infotainment system........................ 117
Airplane mode................................................................................117
Calendar and alarm clock.......................................................... 119
Calendar.........................................................................................119
Alarm and clock............................................................................. 119
Accessibility............................................................................... 122
Magnification gestures...................................................................122
Large text....................................................................................... 122
Colour correction........................................................................... 122
TalkBack........................................................................................ 122
Support and maintenance..........................................................124
Support for your device................................................................. 124
Computer tools.............................................................................. 124
Updating your device.....................................................................125
Memory and storage......................................................................126
Managing files using a computer...................................................127
Backing up and restoring content................................................. 127
Running diagnostic tests on your device.......................................130
Restarting and resetting your device............................................. 130
Warranty, SAR and usage guidelines............................................ 132
Limitations to services and features.............................................. 132
Legal information........................................................................... 132
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Getting started
About this User guide
This is the Xperia™ XA Ultra User guide for the Android™ 6.0 software version. If
you're not sure which software version your device is running, you can check it via
the Settings menu. For more information about software updates, see Updating your
device on page 125 .
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To check the current software version of your device
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > About phone > Android™ version.
Overview
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1. Charging/Notification light
11. Charger/USB cable port
2. Headset jack
12. Main loudspeaker
3. Proximity/Light sensor
13. Main camera lens
4. Ear speaker
14. Main camera light
5. Front camera lens
15. Second microphone
6. Front camera light
16. Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/GPS antenna area
7. Power key
17. Nano SIM/Memory card slot cover
8. Volume/Zoom key
18. NFC™ detection area
9. Camera key
10. Main microphone
Assembly
Your device only supports nano SIM cards.
To insert the nano SIM cards
If you insert the nano SIM card while the device is powered on, the device restarts
automatically.
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Open the cover for the nano SIM card and memory card slots.
Using a fingernail or other similar object, drag out the nano SIM card holder.
Place the nano SIM card (or cards) in the relevant nano SIM card slot (or slots )
in the holder, then re-insert the holder.
Close the cover.
Make sure you re-insert the nano SIM card holder in the correct orientation. When you drag
out the holder to insert the nano SIM card, do not turn the holder around.
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To insert a memory card
Open the cover for the nano SIM card and memory card slots.
Place the memory card in the memory card slot, then push the memory card all
the way into the slot until you hear a clicking sound.
Close the cover.
Make sure you insert the memory card in the correct orientation.
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To remove the nano SIM card
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With the screen facing down, open the cover for the nano SIM card and
memory card slots.
Using your fingernail or a similar object, drag out the nano SIM card holder.
Remove the nano SIM card (or cards) from the relevant nano SIM card slot (or
slots) in the holder, then re-insert the holder.
Close the cover.
To remove the memory card
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Either turn off the device, or unmount the memory card under Settings >
next to SD card, then open
Storage & memory > > Advanced > Storage >
the cover for the nano SIM card and memory card slots.
Press the memory card inwards and then release it quickly.
Drag out the memory card fully and remove it.
Close the cover.
Screen protection
Before using your device, remove the protection film by pulling up on the protruding tab.
It is recommended to protect your device with a Sony branded screen cover or a
protector intended for your Xperia™ model. 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.
Starting your device for the first time
The first time you start your device, a setup guide opens to help you configure basic
settings, sign in to some accounts and personalise your device. For example, if you
have a Google™ account, you can sign in to it here and get set up straight away.
To turn on the device
Make sure that the battery is charged for at least 30 minutes before you turn on the device for
the first time.
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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 while for the device to start.
Your SIM card PIN is initially supplied by your network operator, but you can change it later
from the Settings menu. To correct a mistake made while entering your SIM card PIN, tap
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To turn off the device
Press and hold down the power key
In the options menu, tap Power off.
until the options menu opens.
It may take a while for the device to shut down.
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 Hangouts™ 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.
For more information about Android™ and Google™, go to
http://support.google.com.
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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To set up a Google™ account on your device
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.
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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To remove a Google™ account
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.
If you remove your Google™ account, any security features that are linked to your Google™
account will no longer be available.
If you are lending your device to someone to use for an extended period, it is recommended
that you create a guest user account for the other user, and set up a screen lock to protect
your own user account.
Charging your device
Your device has an embedded, rechargeable battery that should be replaced only by
Sony or an authorised Sony repair centre. You should never try to open or take apart
the device yourself. Opening the device can cause damage that voids your warranty.
The battery is partly charged when the device is shipped from the factory. Depending
on how long your device was in the box before you purchased it, the battery level
may be quite low. It is therefore 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. To read more about how to improve the battery
performance, see Battery and power management on page 28 .
To charge your device
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Plug the charger into a power outlet.
Plug one end of the USB cable into the charger (or into the USB port of a
computer).
Plug the other end of the cable into the micro USB port on your device, with
the USB symbol facing up. The notification light illuminates when charging
begins.
When the device is fully charged, disconnect the cable from your device by
pulling it straight outwards. Make sure not to bend the connector.
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%
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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. For more information, see Screen
lock on page 12 .
Add a Google™ account to prevent others from using your device if it gets stolen or
wiped. For more information, see Why do I need a Google™ account? on page 9 .
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. For more information, see Finding a lost device on page 19 .
Verifying the ownership of your device
When your device is protected, you need to either unlock your screen with your PIN,
password or pattern, or enter your Google™ account information depending on the
protection features you are using. Below are examples of protection features and
some of the required credentials:
Factory Data
You must unlock your screen before you are allowed to perform a Factory Data Reset.
Reset protection
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
If you use the Xperia™ Companion software to perform a software repair, you’re
asked to enter your Google™ account username and password when you start the
device after the repair is complete.
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. 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 unlock 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 specific lock screen type for all EAS
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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.
Fingerprint functionality is not available in the US market.
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To change screen lock type
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Screen lock.
Follow the instructions on your device.
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To create a screen lock pattern
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Screen lock > Pattern.
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.
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To change the screen lock pattern
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings> Lock screen & security > Screen lock.
Draw your screen unlock pattern.
Tap Pattern and follow the instructions on your device.
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To create a screen lock PIN
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Screen lock > PIN.
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
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Screen lock > Password.
Enter a password, then tap Continue.
Re-enter and confirm your password, then tap OK.
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To activate the Swipe unlock function
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.
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 activate the Protection by my Xperia service, see Finding a lost device on
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To reset the screen lock using Protection by my Xperia
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 or Change PIN2 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.
Unlocking your device automatically
The Smart Lock feature makes unlocking your device easier by letting you set it to
unlock automatically in certain situations. You can keep your device unlocked, for
example, when it’s connected to a Bluetooth® device or when you’re carrying it with
you.
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To prepare your device to unlock automatically, you first need to perform the
following steps in the order given:
Make sure you have an active Internet connection, preferably a Wi-Fi® connection to
limit data traffic charges.
Make sure that all your apps are updated using the Play Store™ application in order
to ensure that the Google Play™ services app is updated. Having an up-to-date
Google Play™ services app ensures that you can use the latest Smart Lock features.
Enable Smart Lock.
Set when you want your device to unlock automatically.
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The Smart Lock feature is developed by Google™ and the exact functionality may change
over time due to updates from Google™.
The Smart Lock feature may not be available in every market, country or region.
To enable Smart Lock
Make sure that you’ve set a pattern, PIN or password for your screen lock.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Trust agents.
Drag the slider beside Smart Lock (Google) to the right.
Tap the back arrow next to Trust agents.
Find and tap Smart Lock.
Enter your pattern, PIN or password. You need to enter this screen lock any
time you want to change your Smart Lock settings.
Select a Smart Lock type.
Setting when to keep the device automatically unlocked
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You can set Smart Lock to keep your device unlocked using the following settings:
Trusted devices — Keep your device unlocked when a trusted Bluetooth® or NFC
device is connected.
Trusted places — Keep your device unlocked when you're in a trusted location.
On-body detection — Keep your device unlocked when you're carrying your device
with you.
Trusted face —Unlock your phone by looking at it.
Trusted voice — Set up voice recognition to search in any screen.
You have to manually unlock your device when you don't use it for 4 hours and after
you restart it.
Connecting to trusted Bluetooth® devices
You can designate a connected Bluetooth® device as a trusted device and keep your
Xperia™ device unlocked while it’s connected to it. So if you have Bluetooth®
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devices that you connect to regularly, for example, a car speaker or home
entertainment system, a Bluetooth® watch or a fitness tracker, you can add them as
trusted devices and bypass the added security of the lockscreen to save time. This
feature is suitable if you’re normally in a relatively secure place when you use these
devices. In some cases, you may still need to manually unlock your device before a
trusted device can be connected.
It is not recommended to add devices that are constantly connected to your device as trusted
devices, for example, Bluetooth® keyboards or cases.
As soon as a trusted Bluetooth® device is switched off or moves out of range, your screen
locks and you need your PIN, pattern or password to unlock it.
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To add a trusted Bluetooth® device
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 >Add trusted
device > Bluetooth.
Tap a device name to select it from the list of connected devices. Only paired
devices appear in this list.
Depending on the security of your connection, you may need to manually
unlock your device before the trusted device can keep it unlocked.
To remove a trusted Bluetooth® device
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted
devices.
Tap the device that you want to remove.
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.
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.
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.
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To add your home location
Make sure location is turned on and that you are using either the High accuracy
or Battery saving Location mode setting.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted places
> Home.
Tap Turn on this location.
To edit your home location
Make sure location mode is turned on and that you are using either the High
accuracy or Battery saving setting.
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.
If other residences share your street address, you can add the actual location of your home
within the building complex as a custom place.
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To remove your home location
Make sure location mode is turned on and that you are using either the High
accuracy or Battery saving setting.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted places
> Home.
Tap Turn off this location.
Using custom locations
You can add any location as a trusted, custom place where your device can remain
unlocked.
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To add a custom place
Make sure location mode is turned on and that you are using either the High
accuracy or Battery saving setting.
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 trusted, custom place, tap Select this
location.
Alternatively, to enter another location, tap the magnification glass icon and
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 edit a custom place
Make sure location mode is turned on and that you are using either the High
accuracy or Battery saving setting.
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 the magnification glass icon and 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, then drag the
location pin to the desired location, then tap Select this location.
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To remove a custom place
Make sure location mode is turned on and that you are using either the High
accuracy or Battery saving setting.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted places.
Select the place that you want to remove.
Tap Delete.
Keeping your device unlocked while you’re carrying it
Using the On-body detection feature, you can keep your device stay unlocked while
you have it on you, for example, if you're carrying it in your hand, pocket or bag. The
accelerometer in your device keeps your device unlocked when it senses that it's
being carried. The device locks when the accelerometer detects that the device has
been put down.
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.
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To enable On-body detection
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > On-body
detection.
Drag the slider beside Off to the right, then tap Continue.
Using On-body detection
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When you use the On-body detection feature, you need to be aware of the following
behaviours:
When your device senses that it's on your body, it stays unlocked after you unlock it.
Any time you put your device down and it senses that it's no longer on your body,
your device locks automatically.
After you put your device down, for example, if you place it on a table, your device
can take up to one minute to lock.
After you get into a car, bus, train or other land vehicles, your device can take
between 5 and 10 minutes to lock.
Note that when you get on an airplane or a boat (or other non-land based vehicles),
your device may not lock automatically, so make sure to lock it manually if needed.
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.
To turn off On-body detection
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > On-body
detection.
Drag the slider beside On to the left.
SIM card protection
You can lock and unlock each SIM card that you use in your device with a PIN
(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.
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.
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To set up a SIM card lock
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Set up SIM card lock.
Select a SIM card.
Drag the slider beside Lock SIM card to the right.
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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From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Set up SIM card lock.
Select a SIM card.
Drag the slider beside Lock SIM card to the left.
Enter the SIM card PIN and tap OK.
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To change the SIM card PIN
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Set up SIM card lock.
Select a SIM card.
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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Enter the PUK code and tap
Enter a new PIN code and tap
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Re-enter the new PIN code and tap
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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.
Using multiple SIM cards
Your device works with either one or two SIM cards inserted. You get incoming
communication to both SIM cards and you can select from which number you want
to place outgoing communication. Before you can use both SIM cards, you need to
enable them and select the SIM card that will handle data traffic.
You can forward calls that come in on SIM card 1 to SIM card 2 when SIM card 1 is
unreachable, and vice versa. This function is called Dual SIM reachability. You must
enable it manually. See Forwarding calls on page 62 .
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To enable or disable the use of two SIM cards
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Dual SIM.
Drag the sliders beside SIM1 and SIM2 to the right or left.
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To rename a SIM card
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Dual SIM.
Select a SIM card and enter a new name for it.
Tap OK.
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To select the SIM card that handles data traffic
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Dual SIM > Mobile data.
Select the SIM card you want to use for data traffic.
For higher data speeds, select the SIM card that supports the fastest mobile network, for
example, 3G.
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Finding the identification number of your device
Your device has a unique ID (identification) number. In your device, 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 and need 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.
For devices with two SIM cards, there are two IMEI numbers, one for each SIM card slot.
To view your IMEI numbers on the label tray
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Drag out the label tray. The IMEI numbers are displayed on the label tray.
To view the IMEI numbers, you can also open the phone dialer and enter *#06#.
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To view your IMEI numbers via the device settings
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > About phone > Status > General > IMEI information.
Finding a lost device
If you have a Google™ account, the “Protection by my Xperia” web service can help
you locate and secure your device if you ever lose it. If you have activated this service
on your device, you can:
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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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To activate Protection by my Xperia
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 using the Google™ account that you are
using on your device.
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
Google™ offers a location and security web service called Android™ Device
Manager. You can use it in parallel with, or as an alternative to, the my Xperia service.
If you lose your device, you can use Android™ Device Manager to:
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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.
For additional information about Android™ Device Manager, go to
www.support.google.com.
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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To activate Android™ Device Manager
If you are using 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.
Drag the sliders beside Remotely locate this device and Allow remote lock and
erase to the On position.
If prompted, agree to the terms and conditions by tapping Activate.
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
Tapping
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Open or select an item.
Mark or unmark a checkbox or option.
Enter text using the on-screen keyboard.
Touching and holding
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Move an item.
Activate an item-specific menu.
Activate selection mode, for example, to select several items from a list.
Pinching and spreading
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Zoom in or out on web pages, photos and maps, and when you’re taking photos or
shooting videos.
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Swiping
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Scroll up or down a list.
Scroll left or right, for example, between Home screen panes.
Swipe left or right to reveal more options.
Flicking
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Scroll quickly, for example, in a list or on a web page. You can stop the scrolling
movement by tapping the screen.
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 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 12 .
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Briefly press the power key
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To lock the screen
When the screen is active, briefly press the power key
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Home screen
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 seven 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 you are currently in.
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To go to the Home screen
Press .
To browse the Home screen
Home screen panes
You can add new panes to your Home screen (up to a maximum of seven 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
Touch and hold any area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
Flick left or right to browse to the pane that you want to set as your main Home
screen pane, then tap in the top-left corner.
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 .
To delete a pane from your Home screen
Touch and hold any area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
Flick left or right to browse to the pane that you want to delete, then tap
the top right corner of the pane.
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Home screen settings
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To uninstall an application from the Home screen
Touch and hold any area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
Flick left or right to browse the panes. All uninstallable applications are
indicated by .
Tap the application that you want to uninstall, then tap Delete.
Some apps indicated by
can only be disabled and not uninstalled. Disabling an app deletes
all data, but the app can be enabled again from Settings > Apps.
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To adjust the size of icons on your Home screen
Touch and hold any area on your Home screen until the device vibrates, then
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
From your Home screen, tap .
Flick left or right on the Application screen.
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.
To search for an application from the Application screen
When the Application screen is open, tap Search applications.
Enter the name of the application that you want to search for.
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To arrange applications on the Application screen
When the Application screen is open, tap .
Tap Sort apps, then select an option.
To add an application shortcut to the Home screen
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 your
finger.
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To move an application on the Application screen
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.
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Touch and hold any area on the Application screen until the device vibrates. All
applications that can be uninstalled are then indicated by .
Select the application that you want to uninstall, then tap Delete.
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can only be disabled and not uninstalled. Disabling an app deletes
all data, but the app can be enabled again from Settings > Apps.
Navigating applications
You can navigate between applications using the navigation keys, the favourites bar,
and the recently used applications window, which lets you switch easily between all
recently used applications. The navigation keys are the Home key, the Recent apps
key and the Back key. 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.
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Press .
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Tap and then tap .
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To open a menu in an application
While using the application, press .
A menu is not available in all applications.
Widgets
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. But when you tap the widget, the
full Weather application opens. You can download additional widgets from Google
Play™.
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To add a widget to the Home screen
Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates,
then tap Widgets.
Find and tap the widget that you want to add.
To resize a widget
Touch and hold a widget until the device vibrates, then release it. If the widget
can be resized, for example, the Calendar widget, then a highlighted frame and
resizing dots appear.
Drag the dots inward or outward to shrink or expand the widget.
To confirm the new size of the widget, tap anywhere on the Home screen.
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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
Use shortcuts and folders to manage your applications and keep your Home screen
tidy.
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To add an application shortcut to your Home screen
Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen.
In the customisation menu, tap Widgets > Apps.
Scroll through the list of applications and select an application. The selected
application gets added to the Home screen.
In step 3, alternatively, you can tap Widgets > Shortcuts and then select an application from
the list available. If you use this method to add shortcuts, some of the applications available
allow you to add specific functionality to the shortcut.
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To move an item on the Home screen
Touch and hold the item until the device vibrates, then drag the item to the
new location.
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To remove an item from the Home screen
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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To create a folder on the Home screen
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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To add items to a folder on the Home screen
Touch and hold an item until the device vibrates, then drag the item to the
folder.
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Tap the folder to open it.
Tap the folder's title bar to show the Folder name field.
Enter the new folder name and tap Done.
Background and themes
You can adapt the Home screen to your own style using wallpapers and different
themes.
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To change your Home screen wallpaper
Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
Tap Wallpapers and select an option.
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To set a theme
Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
Tap Themes.
Select an option and follow the instructions in your device.
When you change a theme, the background also changes in some applications.
Battery and power management
Your device has an embedded battery. You can keep track of your battery
consumption and see how much power applications are using. You can remove apps
and activate Battery saver to get more out of your battery. You can also view an
estimate of how much battery time is left and adjust your settings to improve
performance and make your battery last longer.
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To view your battery consumption and estimated battery time
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Battery usage. An overview appears showing battery
usage data and an estimated battery time.
Review the information, then proceed as required, for example, uninstall an
application or restrict its usage.
To view how much battery power applications use
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Apps.
Select an application and review its battery consumption under Battery usage.
Doze and App Standby
Doze and App Standby are powerful and convenient built-in modes which improve
your battery life significantly by reducing battery consumption when you are not using
the device or certain apps.
Doze
Doze suspends battery draining network activities, such as location services, syncing
and Wi-Fi® scanning in the background when you have not been using your device
for a long time.
Phone calls and SMS messaging are not affected.
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Your device’s screen is off,
Your device is not charging,
You have not used your device for more than 1 hour.
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Doze is cancelled when you resume using the device. The mode is also paused
periodically when the device is being updated.
This feature is enabled by default and is recommended for best performance. However, if you
wish to make exceptions for certain applications, see To make specific applications exempt
from optimisation on page 29 .
App Standby
App Standby suspends the network activity of unused applications in the
background, thus preserving battery life for the activities that are important to you.
Phone calls and SMS messaging are not affected.
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App Standby marks an app as idle if:
The app has not been used for more than 2 days.
The app has not shown a notification for more than 12 hours.
This feature is enabled by default and is recommended for best performance. However, if you
wish to make exceptions for certain applications, see To make specific applications exempt
from optimisation on page 29 .
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Battery usage.
Tap the and select Battery optimisation. You will see a list of applications that
are not optimised.
To add or remove applications from this list, tap Not optimised > All apps and
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. These settings are valid for both Doze and App Standby.
You can also configure Battery optimisation from the Apps menu by tapping
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Battery saver
Battery saver is a powerful feature to improve battery life by reducing battery draining
services, like vibration, location services and most background data. You can turn it
on manually, or set it to turn on automatically when a certain battery level percentage
is reached. Battery saver turns off when your device is charging.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Battery usage.
Tap the and select Battery saver.
Tap the on-off switch to turn it on/off.
mode is active.
appears in the status bar when this
To set it to turn on automatically just tap Turn on automatically and select the
preferred option.
Taking a screenshot
You can capture still images of any screen on your device as a screenshot.
Screenshots you take are automatically saved in Album.
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Press and hold down the power key until a prompt window appears.
Tap .
You can also take a screenshot by pressing and holding the power key and volume down key
at the same time. Once the screenshot is captured, you can release the keys.
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To view your screenshot
Drag the status bar fully downwards, then tap the screenshot you want to view.
You can also view your screenshots by opening the Album application.
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
To open or close the Notification panel
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To close the Notification panel, drag the panel upwards.
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To take action on a notification in the Notification panel
Tap the notification.
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To dismiss a notification from the Notification panel
Place your finger on a notification and flick left or right.
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To expand a notification on the Notification panel
Drag the notification downwards.
Not all notifications are expandable.
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To take action on a notification from the lock screen
Double-tap the notification.
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Place your finger on the notification and flick 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
You can set up your device so that only selected notifications get displayed on your
lock screen. You can make all notifications and their content accessible, hide
sensitive content for all notifications or specific apps, or choose not to show any
notifications at all.
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To select the notifications to display on the lock screen
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > When device is locked.
Select an option.
Notification display options 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 chats)
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.
Setting the notification level for an app
You can set different notification behaviour for individual applications. For example,
you can block all email notifications, prioritise Facebook™ notifications and make the
content of messaging notifications invisible on the lock screen.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > App notifications.
Select the app for which you want to change the notification settings.
Drag the relevant slider to the right.
Notification levels and options for specific applications
Block all
Never show notifications for the selected app.
Treat as priority Receive the selected app’s notifications when Do not disturb is set to Priority only.
Allow peeking
Let the selected app emphasise certain notifications by sliding them briefly into view on
the current screen.
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.
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To enable the notification light
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification .
Drag the slider beside Notification light to the right.
Icons in the status bar
Status icon
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 mobile data
A Wi-Fi® connection is enabled and data is being transmitted
A Wi-Fi® connection is enabled but there is no Internet connection.
This icon also appears when you are trying to connect to a secured Wi-Fi®
network. After a successful login, the exclamation mark disappears.
In places where Google™ is blocked, for example, China, the exclamation
mark may appear even when the device is connected to a Wi-Fi® network
and there is a working Internet connection
Battery status
The battery is charging
Battery saver is activated
Airplane mode is activated
The Bluetooth® function is activated
SIM card 1 is inserted
SIM card 2 is inserted
The microphone is muted
The speakerphone is on
Do not disturb mode is activated
Allow exceptions in Do not disturb mode
Vibrate mode
An alarm is set
GPS is activated
Synchronisation is ongoing
Problem with sign-in or synchronisation
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The Hearing aid function is activated
Depending on your service provider, network and/or region, the functions or services
represented by some icons in this list may not be available.
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To manage status bar icons
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Display> System icons.
Mark the checkboxes for the system icons that you want to appear in the
status bar.
Notification icons
New text or multimedia message
Missed call
Call on hold
Call forwarding is turned on
New voicemail message
New email message
Downloading data
Uploading data
Mobile data is disabled
Perform a basic setup of your device
A software update is available
System updates are available
Downloading system updates
Tap to install the downloaded system updates
Noise cancelling is on
Screenshot captured
New Hangouts™ chat message
Video chat with friends using the Hangouts™ application
Smart Connect is activated
A song is playing
The radio is on
The device is connected to a computer via a USB cable
Internal storage is 75% full — tap to transfer data to a memory card
Warning
More (undisplayed) notifications
Not all icons that may appear on your device are listed here. These icons are for reference
purposes only, and changes may be made without notice.
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To block an application from sending notifications
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification> App notifications.
Select an application.
Drag the slider beside Block all to the right.
Applications overview
Use the Alarm & clock application to set various kinds of alarms.
Use your web browser to navigate and view web pages, manage bookmarks,
text and images.
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 Contacts application to manage phone numbers, email addresses
and other information related to your contacts.
Access your downloaded applications, documents and pictures.
Use the Email application to send and receive emails through both private
and corporate accounts.
Use the Facebook™ application to engage in social networking with friends,
family members and colleagues around the world.
Browse and listen to FM radio stations.
Use the Album application to view and to work with your photos and videos.
Use the Gmail™ application to read, write and organise email messages.
Search for information on your device and on the web.
View your current location, find other locations and plan routes using Google
Maps™.
Use the Play Store™ application to download free and paid applications for
your device.
Use the Messaging application to send and receive text and multimedia
messages.
Use the Video application to play videos on your device and share content
with your friends.
Use the Music application to organise and play music and audio books.
View news stories from Xperia™ News.
Use the Weather application to view weather forecasts.
Make phone calls by dialling the number manually or by using the smart dial
function.
Optimise settings to suit your own requirements.
Use the Hangouts™ application to chat with friends online.
Identify music tracks that you hear playing in your surroundings, and get
artist, album and other info.
Use YouTube™ to share and view videos from around the world.
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The Xperia™ Movie Creator automatically creates short videos of around 30
seconds in length using existing photos and videos.
Use the Lifelog application to automatically log events about your daily life.
For example, you can set goals and track your progress in achieving them or
bookmark special moments.
Use the Support application to access user support on your device. For
example, you can access a User guide, troubleshooting information, plus tips
and tricks.
Some applications are not supported or listed by all networks and/or service providers in all
areas.
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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.
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To download an application from Google Play™
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Play Store.
Find an item you wish to download by browsing categories, or by using the
search function.
Tap the item to view its details, and follow the instructions to complete the
installation.
Some applications may need to access data, settings and various functions on your device in
order to work properly. Only install and give permissions to applications that you trust. You
can view the permissions granted to a downloaded application and also change their status by
tapping the application under Settings > Apps.
Downloading applications from other sources
When your device is set to allow downloads from sources other than Google Play™,
you can download applications directly from other websites by following the relevant
download instructions.
Installing applications of unknown or unreliable origin can damage your device. Download
applications only from reliable sources. Contact the application provider if you have any
questions or concerns.
If you are using a device with multiple users, only the owner, that is, the primary user, can
allow downloads from sources other than Google Play™. Changes made by the owner affect
all other users.
To allow downloading of applications from other sources
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Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security .
Drag the slider beside Unknown sources to the right.
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.
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To browse with Google Chrome™
From your Home screen, tap .
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
Go on the keyboard.
Internet and MMS settings
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To send multimedia messages, or to access the Internet when there is no available
Wi-Fi® network, you must have a working mobile data connection with the correct
Internet and MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) settings. Here are some tips:
For most mobile networks and operators, Internet and MMS settings come preinstalled on your device. You can then start using the Internet and send multimedia
messages right away.
It is possible to download these settings via Wi-Fi®.
You can manually add, change or delete Internet and MMS settings on your device at
any time. If you change or delete an Internet or MMS setting by mistake, you can
simply download the Internet and MMS settings again.
If you cannot access the Internet over a mobile network or if multimedia messaging is
not working, even though the Internet and MMS settings have been downloaded
successfully to your device, refer to the troubleshooting tips for your device at
www.sonymobile.com/support/ for network coverage, mobile data, and MMS issues.
If Battery saver 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 Battery saver mode
temporarily. For more information, see Battery saver on page 29 .
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.
To download Internet and MMS settings
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More > Internet settings.
Tap Accept. Once the settings have been downloaded successfully,
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
network. Move to an open location free from obstructions or get close to a window and then
try again.
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To add Internet and MMS settings manually
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks.
Select a SIM card.
Tap Access Point Names > .
Tap Name and enter a name as desired.
Tap APN and enter the access point name.
Enter all other information as required. 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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To view the downloaded Internet and MMS settings
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks.
Select a SIM card.
Tap Access Point Names.
To view more details, tap any of the available items.
If you have several available connections, the active network connection is indicated by a
marked button .
Wi-Fi®
Use Wi-Fi® connections 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.
Some Wi-Fi® networks do not show up in the list of available networks because they do not
broadcast their network name (SSID). If you know the network name, you can add it manually
to your list of available Wi-Fi® networks.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Tap the on-off switch to turn on the Wi-Fi® function.
It may take a few seconds before Wi-Fi® is enabled.
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To connect to a Wi-Fi® network automatically
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Tap the on-off switch to turn on the Wi-Fi function. All available Wi-Fi®
networks are displayed.
Tap a Wi-Fi® network to connect to it. For secured networks, enter the
relevant password.
is displayed in the status bar once you are connected.
To search for new available networks, tap , then tap Refresh. If you cannot connect to a Wi-Fi
network successfully, refer to the relevant troubleshooting tips for your device at
www.sonymobile.com/support/ .
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To add a Wi-Fi® network manually
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Tap > Add network.
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.
Increasing Wi-Fi® signal strength
There are a number of things you can do to increase the strength of a Wi-Fi® signal:
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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).
Wi-Fi® settings
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.
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To enable Wi-Fi® network notifications
Turn on Wi-Fi®, if it is not already on.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Tap > Advanced.
Drag the slider beside Network notification to the right.
To view detailed information about a connected Wi-Fi® network
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Tap the Wi-Fi® network that you are currently connected to. Detailed network
information is displayed.
To add a Wi-Fi® sleep policy
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Tap , then tap Advanced > Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep.
Select an option.
WPS
WPS (Wi-Fi® Protected Setup) is a wireless networking standard that helps you
establish secure wireless network connections. If you have little background
knowledge of wireless security, 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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Push button method – simply push a button on a WPS-supported device, for
example, a router.
PIN method – your device creates a random PIN (Personal Identification Number),
which you enter on the WPS-supported device.
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To connect to a Wi-Fi® network using a WPS button
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Turn on Wi-Fi® if it is not already on.
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
From your Home screen, tap .
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.
Bluetooth® tethering – share your mobile data connection with up to five other
devices via Bluetooth®.
Portable Wi-Fi® hotspot – share your mobile data connection simultaneously with up
to 10 other devices, including devices that support WPS technology.
To share your data connection using a USB cable
Deactivate all USB cable connections to your device.
Using the USB cable that came with your device, connect your device to a
computer.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot.
Drag the slider beside USB tethering to the right, then tap OK if prompted. is
displayed in the status bar once you are connected.
To stop sharing your data connection, drag the slider beside USB tethering to
the left or disconnect the USB cable.
You cannot share your device's data connection and SD card over a USB cable at the same
time.
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To share your mobile data connection with another Bluetooth® device
Make sure that your device and the 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 drag the
slider beside Bluetooth tethering to the right.
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.
To stop sharing your mobile data connection, drag the slider beside Bluetooth
tethering to the left.
The Bluetooth tethering function is turned off every time you turn off your device or turn off the
Bluetooth® function.
For more information about pairing and turning on mobile data traffic, see To pair your device
with another Bluetooth® device on page 113 and To add a virtual private network on
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To use your device as a portable Wi-Fi® hotspot
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot.
Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings > Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.
Enter the Network name (SSID) information.
To select a security type, tap the Security field. If required, enter a password.
Tap Save.
Tap and drag the slider beside Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to the right.
If prompted, tap OK to confirm. appears in the status bar once the portable
Wi-Fi® hotspot is active.
To stop sharing your data connection via Wi-Fi®, drag the slider beside
Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to the left.
To allow a WPS-supported device to use your mobile data connection
Make sure that your device is functioning as a portable Wi-Fi® hotspot.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot > Portable Wi-Fi
hotspot settings.
Drag the slider beside Discoverable to the right.
Under Configure Wi-Fi hotspot, make sure that your portable hotspot is
secured by a password.
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.
To rename or secure your portable hotspot
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot.
Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings > Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.
Enter the Network name (SSID) for the network.
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
your mobile data connection, you can also set data usage warnings and limits to
avoid additional charges.
Adjusting data usage settings can help you keep greater control over data usage but cannot
guarantee the prevention of additional charges.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Data usage.
Select the SIM card that you use for data traffic.
Drag the slider beside Mobile data to turn data traffic on or off.
When data traffic is turned off, your device can still establish Wi-Fi®, NFC and Bluetooth®
connections.
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To set a data usage warning
Make sure that mobile data traffic is turned on.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Data usage.
Select a SIM card.
To set the warning level, drag the warning line to the desired value. You receive
a warning notification when the amount of data traffic approaches the level you
set.
To set a mobile data usage limit
Make sure that mobile data traffic is turned on.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Data usage.
Select a SIM card.
Drag the slider beside Set mobile data limit to the right, then tap OK.
To set the mobile data usage limit, drag the data limit line to the desired value.
Once your mobile data usage reaches the set limit, mobile data traffic on your device gets
turned off automatically.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Data usage.
Tap the application that you want to control, then drag the slider beside
Restrict app background data to the right and tap OK.
To access more specific settings for the application (if available), tap App
settings and make the desired changes.
The performance of individual applications may be affected if you change the related data
usage settings.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Data usage.
Tap , then tap Show Wi‑Fi.
To view information about the amount of data transferred via Wi-Fi®, tap the
Wi-Fi tab.
To view the information about the amount of data transferred via mobile data
connection, tap the Mobile tab.
Selecting a SIM card for data traffic
Either of the two SIM cards inserted in your device can handle data traffic, but only
one SIM card can be selected to handle data at any given time. You can select the
SIM card to use for data traffic during the initial setup of your device, or you can
select or change it later via the Settings menu.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Dual SIM > Mobile data.
Select a SIM card that you want to use for data traffic.
For higher data speeds, select the SIM card that supports the fastest mobile network, for
example, 3G.
Selecting mobile networks
Your device supports the use of two different networks at the same time. You can
select from the following network mode combinations when two SIM cards are
inserted in your device:
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One WCDMA network and one GSM network
Two GSM networks
For each SIM card, you can set your device to switch automatically 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 each SIM
card, 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 icon on page 32 to see what
the different status icons look like.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks.
Select a SIM card.
Tap Preferred network type, then select a network mode.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks.
Select a SIM card.
Tap Network operators.
Tap Search mode, then select Manual.
Select a network.
If you select a network manually, your device will not search for other networks, even if you
move out of range of the manually selected network.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks.
Select a SIM card.
Tap Network operators.
Tap Search mode, then select Automatic.
Virtual private networks (VPNs)
Use your device to connect to virtual private networks (VPNs), which allow you to
access resources inside a secured local network from a public network. For example,
VPN connections are commonly used by corporations and educational institutions for
users who need to access intranets and other internal services when they are outside
of the internal network, for example, when they are travelling.
VPN connections can be set up in many ways, depending on the network. Some
networks may require you to transfer and install a security certificate on your device.
For detailed information about how to set up a connection to your virtual private
network, contact the network administrator of your company or organisation.
If you are using a device with multiple users, you may need to log in as the owner, that is, the
primary user, to adjust the settings for VPN.
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To add a virtual private network
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More > VPN.
Tap .
Select the type of VPN to add.
Enter your VPN settings.
Tap Save.
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To connect to a virtual private network
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More > VPN.
In the list of available networks, tap the VPN that you want to connect to.
Enter the required information.
Tap Connect.
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Drag the status bar downwards.
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™, Flickr™ and Twitter™. You can synchronise data
automatically for such accounts by activating the auto-sync function. Or you can
synchronise each account manually.
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From your Home screen, tap .
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.
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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 on-off switch next to the item you want to synchronise.
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From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Accounts & sync.
Tap the name of the account that you want to remove.
Tap , then tap Remove account.
Tap Remove account again to confirm.
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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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Make sure that you have your domain and server details available (as provided
by your corporate network administrator).
From your Home screen, tap .
Tap Settings > Accounts & sync > Add account > Exchange ActiveSync.
Enter your corporate email address and password.
Tap Next. Your device begins to retrieve your account information. If a failure
occurs, 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 what data you
want to sync with your device, such as contacts and calendar entries.
Tap Next, then select the type of notification you want to receive when a new
email arrives.
Tap Next again. 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. Otherwise, the account setup fails.
When you change the login password for an EAS account on your computer, you have to log
in to the EAS account on your device again.
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To change the settings of an EAS account
From your Home screen, tap .
Tap Email, then tap .
Tap Settings and select an EAS account, then change the settings of the EAS
account as desired.
To set a synchronisation interval for an EAS account
From your Home screen, tap .
Tap Email, then tap .
Tap Settings and select an EAS account.
Tap Check frequency > Check frequency and select an interval option.
To remove an EAS account
From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Accounts & sync.
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.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Tap Settings.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > About phone.
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To open the Quick settings panel, drag the status bar downwards.
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To select which settings to display on the Quick settings panel
Using two fingers, drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
In the bar at the top of the screen, touch and hold the icon for the quick setting
that you want to add, then drag and drop it in the lower part of the screen.
To rearrange the Quick settings panel
Using two fingers, drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
Touch and hold an icon, then move it to the desired position.
Volume settings
You can adjust the ringtone volume for incoming calls and notifications as well as for
music and video playback.
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To adjust the ringtone volume with the volume key
Press the volume key up or down.
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.
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Press the volume key down or up until
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To adjust the volume levels
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification.
Drag the volume sliders to the desired positions.
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You can also press the volume key up or down and tap
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To set your device to vibrate for incoming calls
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification.
Drag the slider beside Also vibrate for calls to the right.
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To set a ringtone
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Phone ringtone.
Select a SIM card.
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
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Notification sound.
Select an option from the list or tap and select a music file that is saved on
your device.
To confirm, tap Done.
Some applications have their own specific notification sounds, which you can select from the
application settings.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Other sounds.
Drag the sliders beside Dialpad tones and Touch sounds to the right.
Do not disturb mode settings
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.
No time limit
Keep the device silent until you manually turn the sound back on.
For one hour Keep the device silent for one hour. You can tap the minus and plus icons to adjust the
duration.
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Press the volume key down until
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To quickly shift between Do not disturb/Vibrate/Sound mode
Press the volume key down or up until ,
or appears.
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
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Do not disturb> Automatic rules.
Select the time or event to schedule Do not disturb mode for, or add a new
rule.
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.
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
most common types of exceptions include:
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To allow exceptions in Do not disturb mode
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Do not disturb > Priority only
allows.
Drag the slider beside the desired option.
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To associate exceptions with specific contact types
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Do not disturb > Priority only
allows.
Tap Calls or Messages.
Select an option.
Screen settings
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To adjust the screen brightness
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Display > Brightness level.
Drag the slider to adjust the brightness.
Lowering the brightness level increases battery performance.
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To set the screen to vibrate on touch
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Other sounds.
Drag the slider beside Vibrate on touch to the right. The screen now vibrates
when you tap soft keys and certain applications.
To adjust the idle time before the screen turns off
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Display > Sleep.
Select an option.
To turn off the screen quickly, briefly press the power key
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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.
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To turn on the Smart backlight control function
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Display > Smart backlight control.
Drag the slider to the right.
Screen pinning
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
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pin the screen to the Camera application so that the person can't easily use other
apps such as Email.
Screen pinning is not a security feature and does not fully prevent other users from unpinning
a 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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To activate screen pinning
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Screen pinning.
Drag the slider to the right.
If you have not set up a pattern, PIN or password screen lock on your device,
drag the slider beside Lock device when unpinning to the right and then select
an option. If you already have a screen lock enabled, then drag the slider to
activate the relevant security option after you activate screen pinning.
A pattern, PIN or password is not mandatory for screen pinning to work.
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To pin a screen
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 popup window that appears, tap Got it.
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To unpin a screen
On the pinned screen, touch and hold
Release both buttons.
and
at the same time.
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, tap Allow.
When the confirm dialog appears for the second time, you can choose the
Never 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.
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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.
To allow critical permissions
To allow a permission, tap Continue > App info > Permission.
Find the critical permission you need.
Drag the slider to the right.
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
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Apps.
Tap and find App links.
Select the app for which you want to set the supported links.
Set the App links property to Open in this app option.
Resetting your applications
You can reset an application or clear application data if your application stops
responding or causes issues with your device.
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To reset application preferences
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Apps.
Tap , then tap Reset app preferences.
Resetting application preferences does not delete any application data from your device.
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To clear application data
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Apps.
Select an application or service, then tap Storage > CLEAR DATA.
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 all applications or
services.
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To clear application cache
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Apps.
Select an application or service, then tap Storage > CLEAR CACHE.
The option to clear the application cache is not available for all applications or services.
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To clear the application default setting
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Apps.
Select an application or service, then tap Open by default > CLEAR
DEFAULTS.
The option to clear the application default setting is not available for all applications or
services.
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Daydream
Daydream is 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 Daydream settings.
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To activate the Daydream screen saver
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Display > Daydream.
Drag the slider to the right.
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To select content for the Daydream screen saver
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Display > Daydream.
Drag the slider to the right.
Select what you want to display when the screen saver is active.
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To set when the Daydream screen saver starts
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Display > Daydream.
Drag the slider to the right.
To activate the Daydream screen saver immediately, tap , then tap Start now.
To set automatic activation options, tap , then tap When to daydream and
select an option.
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.
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To change the language
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Language & input > Language.
Select an option.
Tap OK.
If you select the wrong language and cannot read the menu texts, find and tap . Then select
the text beside
and select the first entry in the menu that opens. You can then select the
language you want.
Date and time
You can change the date and time on your device.
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To set the date manually
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Date & time.
Drag the slider beside Automatic date & time to the left.
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
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Date & time.
Drag the slider beside Automatic date & time to the left.
Tap Set time.
Select the relevant values for the hour and minute.
Tap OK.
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To set the time zone
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Date & time.
Drag the slider beside Automatic time zone to the left.
Tap Select time zone.
Select an option.
Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
Sony's Mobile BRAVIA® Engine technology improves the viewing quality of photos
and videos, giving you clearer, sharper and more natural images. To reduce battery
consumption, Mobile BRAVIA Engine is turned off by default.
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To turn on Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Display > Image enhancement.
Tap the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 radio button if it is not already selected.
Super-vivid mode
Super-vivid mode enhances the colour brightness and saturation of your photos and
videos while you view them on your device.
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To turn on Super-vivid mode
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Display > Image enhancement.
Tap the Super-vivid mode radio button if it is not already selected.
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.
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To enhance the sound output automatically
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Audio settings.
Drag the slider beside ClearAudio+ to the right.
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To adjust the sound settings manually
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Audio settings.
Drag the slider beside ClearAudio+ to the left.
Tap Sound effects > Equaliser.
Adjust the sound settings by dragging the frequency band buttons up or down.
The manual adjustment of sound output settings has no effect on voice communication
applications. For example, there is no change in the voice call sound quality.
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From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Audio settings.
Drag the slider beside Dynamic normaliser to the right.
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Multiple user accounts
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:
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Regular User: This account type is suitable for someone who regularly uses your
device.
Guest User: Enable the guest account option for someone who just wants to use your
device temporarily.
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 three regular user accounts on your device.
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Make sure you are logged in as the owner, that is, the user who set up the
device for the first time.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Users > Add user.
Tap OK. The new account is created.
Tap SET UP NOW. The screen locks and an icon representing the newly
added user appears in the top right corner.
Unlock the screen by swiping left or upwards.
Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the account for the user.
In cases where the person using the new account wants to set up the account but is not
available at the time, you can tap NOT NOW in step 5. When the user is ready, they can select
Users under Settings and see the new account, which appears as New user. Just tap the
account and follow the instructions to finish setting it up.
You can also add a regular user account from the status bar on any screen. Just drag the
status bar downwards and tap the user icon, then tap Add user.
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Make sure you are logged in as the owner.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Users.
Tap beside the name of the relevant user, then drag the slider beside Turn
on phone calls and SMS to the right.
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To delete a regular user account from your device
Make sure you are logged in as the owner.
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 .
About the Guest User account
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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To activate the guest user account
Make sure you are logged in as the owner, that is, the user who set up the
device for the first time.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Users > Guest.
You can also activate the guest 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 guest.
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To allow the guest user to make phone calls
Make sure you are logged in as the owner.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Users.
Tap beside Guest, then drag the slider beside Turn on phone calls to the
right.
To clear the guest session data
Make sure you are logged in to the guest account.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Users.
Find and tap Remove guest.
Tap Remove.
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 using two fingers and tap
the user icon, then tap Remove guest.
Switching between multiple user accounts
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To view the list of users, drag the status bar downwards using two fingers,
then tap the user icon at the top right of the screen.
Tap the icon representing 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.
Each user can set their own lock screen. See Screen lock on page 12 .
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
settings.
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Typing text
On-screen keyboard
SwiftKey® is the default text entry provider. You can enter text using the on-screen
keyboard by tapping each letter individually, or you can use the SwitfKey® flow
feature and slide your finger from letter to letter to form words.
You can personalize SwiftKey® settings by accessing SwiftKey® Keyboard from the
Application screen.
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Delete a character before the cursor.
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Tap to access smileys, or touch and hold to enter a carriage return.
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Enter punctuation.
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Enter a space.
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Tap to enter a comma, or touch and hold to enter text using voice input.
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Display numbers and symbols.
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Switch between lower case, upper case and caps.
For more information about SwiftKey®, go to https://swiftkey.com/
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To display the on-screen keyboard to enter text
Tap a text entry field.
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When the on-screen keyboard is displayed, turn the device sideways.
You may need to adjust the settings in some applications to enable landscape orientation.
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To enter text character by character
To enter a character visible on the keyboard, tap the character.
To enter a character variant, touch and hold a regular keyboard character to
get a list of available options, then select from the list. For example, to enter
"é", touch and hold "e" until other options appear, then, while keeping your
finger pressed on the keyboard, drag to and select "é".
To enter a period
After you enter a word, double-tap the space bar.
To enter text using the SwifKey® Flow input function
When the on-screen keyboard is displayed, slide your finger from letter to letter
to trace the word that you want to write.
After you finish entering a word, lift up your finger. A word suggestion appears
based on the letters that you have traced.
If the word that you want does not appear, tap
to see other options and
select accordingly. If the desired option does not appear, delete the entire
word and trace it again, or enter the word by tapping each letter individually.
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Editing text
You can select, cut, copy and paste text as you write. You can access the editing
options by double-tapping the entered text. The editing options then become
available via an application bar.
Application bar
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Cut
Copy
Paste
Share
Select all
The Paste option only appears when you have text saved on the clipboard.
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To select text
Enter some text, then double-tap the text. The word you tap gets highlighted
by tabs on both sides.
Drag the tabs left or right to select more text.
To edit text
Enter some text, then double-tap the entered text to make the application bar
appear.
Select the text that you want to edit, then use the application bar to make your
desired changes.
To use the magnifier
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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Calling
Making calls
You can make a call by manually dialling a phone number, by tapping a number
saved in your contacts list, or by tapping the phone number in your call log view. You
can also use the smart dial 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 Hangouts™ instant
messaging and video chat application on your device. See Instant messaging and
video chat on page 75 .
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To open the dialpad
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap .
If the dialpad does not appear, tap
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To dial a phone number
Open the dialpad.
Enter the phone number, then select a SIM card.
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To make a call using the smart dial function
Open the dialpad.
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.
Select a SIM card.
To make an international call
Open the dialpad.
Touch and hold 0 until a “+” sign appears.
Enter the country code, area code (without the initial zeros) and phone number,
then select a SIM card.
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To add a direct dial number to your Home screen
Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates
and the customisation menu appears.
In the customisation menu, tap 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.
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To show or hide your phone number
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call.
Select a SIM card.
Tap Additional settings > Caller ID.
Receiving calls
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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Drag to the right.
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To answer an incoming call when the screen is active
In the floating notification that appears at the top of the screen, tap ANSWER.
Instead of answering the call, you can go to the main phone application screen by tapping the
upper part of the floating 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 or forward the
call to the answering machine.
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To reject an incoming call when the screen is inactive
Drag to the left.
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To reject an incoming call when the screen is active
In the floating 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
upper part of the floating 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 or forward the
call to the answering machine.
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To mute the ringtone for an incoming call
When you receive the call, press the volume key.
Using the answering machine
You can use the answering machine application in your device to answer calls when
you are busy or miss a call. You can enable the automatic answering function and
determine how many seconds to wait before the calls get answered automatically.
You can also manually route calls to the answering machine when you are too busy
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to answer them. And you can access messages left on your answering machine
directly from your device.
Before using the answering machine, you must record a greeting message.
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To record a greeting message for the answering machine
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call.
Select a SIM card.
Tap Xperia™ Answering Machine > Greetings.
Tap Record new greeting and follow the on-screen instructions.
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To enable automatic answering
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call.
Select a SIM card, then tap Xperia™ Answering Machine.
Drag the slider beside Answering Machine to the right.
If you don't set a time delay for the automatic answering of calls, the default value is used.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call.
Select a SIM card, then tap Xperia™ Answering Machine.
Tap Pick up after.
Adjust the time by scrolling up and down.
Tap Done.
To forward an incoming call to the answering machine
When a call comes in, drag Response options upwards, then select Reject with
Answering Machine.
When a call comes in, you can also just wait until the preset time delay elapses so that the
answering machine picks up the call automatically.
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To listen to messages on the answering machine
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call.
Select a SIM card.
Tap Xperia™ Answering Machine > Messages.
Select the voice message that you want to listen to.
You can also listen to answering machine messages directly from the call log by tapping
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Rejecting a call with a text message
You can reject a call with a text message. When you reject a call with such a
message, the message is automatically sent 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
When an incoming call arrives, tap Response options.
Select a predefined message or tap Write new message.
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To reject a call with a text message when the screen is active
When an incoming call arrives, tap the upper part of the floating notification
window where the phone number or the name of the contact appears.
Tap Response options.
Select a predefined message or tap Write new 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.
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To edit the text message used to reject a call
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call > General > Reject call with message.
Tap the message that you want to edit, then make the necessary changes.
Tap OK.
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You can handle incoming calls without touching the screen by turning on the Smart
call handling function. Once activated, you can handle calls in the following way:
Answer: bring the device to your ear.
Reject: shake the device.
Ringer off: place the device face down.
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To turn on Smart call handling
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call.
Select a SIM card.
Tap Smart call handling.
Under Smart call handling, drag the slider to the right.
Ongoing calls
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End a call
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Make a second call
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Put the current call on hold or retrieve a call on hold
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Enter numbers during a call
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Mute the microphone during a call
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To change the ear speaker volume during a call
Press the volume key up or down.
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Using the call log
In the call log, you can view missed calls
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To open the call log
From your Home screen, tap
Find and tap .
and dialled calls .
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To view your missed calls
When you have missed a call,
downwards.
Tap Missed call.
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Tap the number, then select a SIM card.
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appears in the status bar. Drag the status bar
To edit the number before calling, touch and hold the number in the call log, then tap Edit
number before call.
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To add a number from the call log to your contacts
Touch and hold a number displayed in the call log, then tap Add to Contacts.
Select an existing contact to which you want to add the number, or tap Create
new contact.
Edit the contact details, then tap SAVE.
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When the call log is open, tap .
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Forwarding calls
You can direct calls to a different recipient, such as another phone number, another
device or to an answering service. You can also forward calls that come in on SIM
card 1 to SIM card 2 when SIM card 1 is unreachable, and vice versa. This function is
called Dual SIM reachability. You must enable it manually.
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To forward calls
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call.
Select a SIM card.
Tap Call forwarding and select an option.
Enter the number you want to forward calls to, then tap Turn on.
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To turn off call forwarding
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call.
Select a SIM card.
Tap Call forwarding.
Select an option, then tap Turn off.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Dual SIM > Dual SIM reachability.
Under Dual SIM reachability, drag the slider to the right.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the procedure.
If the Dual SIM reachability function does not work after you enable it, check that you have
entered the phone numbers correctly for each SIM card. In some cases, the numbers are
detected automatically during setup. Otherwise, you are prompted to enter them manually.
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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. If you want to block a certain number, you can go to Google Play™ and
download applications that support this function.
FDN is not supported by all network operators. Contact your network operator to verify if your
SIM card or network service supports this feature.
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To block incoming or outgoing calls
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call.
Select a SIM card.
Tap Call Barring, then select an option.
Enter the password and tap OK.
When you set up call barring for the first time, you need to enter a password to activate the call
barring function. You must use this same password later if you want to edit call barring
settings.
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To enable or disable fixed dialling
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call > Fixed dialling numbers.
Tap Activate fixed dialling or Deactivate fixed dialling.
Enter your PIN2 and tap OK.
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To access the list of accepted call recipients
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call > Fixed dialling numbers > Fixed dialling numbers.
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To change the SIM card PIN2
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call.
Select a SIM card.
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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To send incoming calls from a specific contact directly to voicemail
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap .
Select the contact for which you want to direct all incoming calls automatically
to voicemail.
Tap > .
Mark the checkbox beside All calls to voicemail.
Tap SAVE.
Multiple calls
If you have activated call waiting, you can handle multiple calls at the same time.
When it is activated, you will be notified by a beep if you receive another call.
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To activate or deactivate call waiting
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call.
Select a SIM card.
Tap Additional settings.
To activate or deactivate call waiting, tap Call waiting.
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To answer a second call and put the ongoing call on hold
When you hear repeated beeps during a call, drag to the right.
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To reject a second call
When you hear repeated beeps during a call, drag
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To make a second call
During an ongoing call, tap . 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 between multiple calls
To switch to another call and put the current call on hold, tap Switch to this
call.
Conference calls
With a conference or multiparty call, you can have a joint conversation with two or
more persons.
For details about the number of participants that you can add to a conference call, contact
your network operator.
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To make a conference call
During an ongoing call, tap . The call log appears.
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, tap .
To add more participants to the call, repeat the relevant steps as described
above.
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During an ongoing conference call, tap Manage conference.
Tap the telephone number 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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During the conference call, tap
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Voicemail
If your subscription includes a voicemail service, callers can leave voice messages for
you when you can't answer calls. Your voicemail service number is normally saved on
your SIM card. If not, you can get the number from your service provider and enter it
manually.
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To enter your voicemail number
From the Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Call > Voicemail > Voicemail settings > Voicemail
number.
Enter your voicemail number.
Tap OK.
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Open the dialpad.
Touch and hold 1, then select a SIM card.
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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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Open the dialpad.
Enter the emergency number, then select a SIM card.
You can make emergency calls even when no SIM card is inserted or when all outgoing calls
are blocked.
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Tap Emergency call.
Enter the emergency number and tap .
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To make an emergency call while the device is locked
To activate the screen, briefly press the power key .
Swipe left or up and tap the Emergency icon .
Enter the emergency number, then select a SIM card.
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Contacts
Transferring contacts
There are several ways to transfer contacts to your new device. You can sync
contacts from an online account or import contacts directly from another device.
Transferring contacts using a computer
Xperia™ Transfer is an application that helps you to collect contacts from your old
device and transfer them to your new device. Xperia™ Transfer, which you can
access from within the Xperia™ Companion computer program, supports mobile
devices that run on iOS/iCloud and Android™. If you are switching from an iOS
device, the App Matching feature suggests the Android equivalents of your iOS apps.
To use Xperia™ Transfer, you need:
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Your new Android™ device.
A USB cable for your new Android™ device.
Your old device.
A USB cable for your old device.
You may not need your old device. For iOS devices, you can connect directly to iCloud or use
a local backup. For previously owned Sony devices you can use local backups.
To transfer contacts to your new device
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http://support.sonymobile.com/global-en/tools/xperia-companion if the
software is not already installed.
After successful installation, open the Xperia™ Companion software, then click
Xperia™ Transfer and follow the relevant instructions to transfer your contacts.
Transferring contacts using an online account
If you sync the contacts in your old device or your computer with an online account,
for example, Google Sync™, Facebook™ or Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®, you
can transfer your contacts to your new device using that account.
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To synchronise contacts to your new device using a synchronisation account
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap , then tap Settings > Accounts & sync.
Select the account that you want to sync your contacts with, then tap > Sync
now.
You need to be signed in to the relevant sync account before you can sync your contacts with
it.
Other methods for transferring contacts
There are several other ways to transfer contacts from your old device to your new
device. For example, you can copy contacts to a memory card, use Bluetooth®
technology, or save contacts to a SIM card. For more specific information about
transferring the contacts from your old device, refer to the relevant User guide.
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To import contacts from a memory card
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Press , then tap Import contacts > SD card.
Select where to store your contacts.
Select the files that you want to import and tap OK.
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Make sure you have the Bluetooth® function turned on and that your device is
set to visible.
When you are notified of an incoming file to your device, drag the status bar
downwards and tap the notification to accept the file transfer.
Tap Accept to start the file transfer.
Drag the status bar downwards. When the transfer is complete, tap the
notification.
Tap the received file and select where to store your contacts.
To import contacts from a SIM card
You may lose information or get multiple contact entries if you transfer contacts using a SIM
card.
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From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap , then tap Import contacts.
Select a SIM card.
Select where to store your contacts.
To import an individual contact, find and tap the contact. To import all
contacts, tap Import all.
Searching and viewing contacts
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View more options
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Contacts, Favourites and Groups tabs
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Edit and view medical and emergency contact information
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View contact details
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Jump to contacts starting with the selected letter
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To search for a contact
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap and enter a phone number, name or other information in the Search
contacts field. The result list is filtered as you enter each character.
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To select which contacts to display in the Contacts application
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Press , then tap Filter.
In the list that appears, mark or unmark the desired options. If you have
synchronised your contacts with a synchronisation account, that account
appears in the list. To further expand the list of options, tap the account.
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Adding and editing contacts
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To add a contact
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap .
If you have synchronised your contacts with one or more accounts and you are
adding a contact for the first time, you must select the account to which you
want to add this contact. Alternatively, tap No backup 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.
After you select a synchronisation account in step 3, that account will show as the default
account offered the next time you add a contact. When you save a contact to a particular
account, that account will show as the default account to save to the next time you add a
contact. If you have saved a contact to a particular account and want to change it, you need to
create a new contact and select a different account to save it to.
If you add a plus sign and the country code before a contact's phone number, you do not
have to edit the number again when you make calls from other countries.
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To edit a contact
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap the contact that you want to edit, then tap
Edit the desired information.
When you are finished, tap SAVE.
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To associate a picture with a contact
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap the contact that you want to edit, then tap .
Tap
, then select a method for adding the contact picture and edit as
desired.
After you add the picture, tap SAVE.
You can also add a picture to a contact directly from the Album application. If you want to
add a picture that is saved to an online account, you must download the picture first.
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To personalise the ringtone for a contact
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap the contact that you want to edit, then tap .
Tap > Set ringtone.
Select an option from the list or tap to select a music file saved to your
device, then tap Done.
Tap SAVE.
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From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Touch and hold the contact that you want to delete.
To delete all contacts, tap the downwards arrow to open the drop down menu,
then select Mark all.
Tap , then tap Delete.
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To edit contact information about yourself
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap Myself, then tap .
Enter the new information or make the changes you want.
When you are finished, tap SAVE.
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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.
Adding medical and emergency contact information
You can add and edit ICE (In Case of 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 ICE 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 ICE information.
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Go back to the main Contacts screen
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Medical information
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ICE contact list
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Create new ICE contacts
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To show your medical and personal information as part of the ICE information
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap ICE – In Case of Emergency.
Tap , then mark the Show personal information checkbox.
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To enter your medical information
From your Home screen, tap , then tap
Tap ICE – In Case of Emergency.
Tap , then tap Edit medical info.
Edit the desired information.
When you are finished, tap SAVE.
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To add a new ICE contact
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap ICE – In Case of Emergency, then tap .
If you have synchronised your contacts with one or more accounts and you are
adding a contact for the first time, you must select the account to which you
want to add this contact. Alternatively, tap No backup 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.
The ICE contact must have at least a phone number to which emergency personnel can make
a call. If your device is locked by a security screen lock, emergency personnel can only see the
phone number of the ICE contact, even if there is other information entered in the Contacts
application about the contact.
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To use existing contacts as ICE contacts
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap ICE – In Case of Emergency, then tap .
Mark the contacts that you want to use as ICE contacts.
When you are finished, tap Done.
The ICE contacts that you select must have at least a phone number to which emergency
personnel can make a call. If your device is locked by a security screen lock, emergency
personnel can only see the phone number of the ICE contacts, even if there is other
information entered in the Contacts application about the contacts.
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To make your ICE information visible from the security lock screen
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap ICE – In Case of Emergency.
Tap , then tap Settings.
Mark the ICE in lock screen checkbox.
Your ICE information is visible from the security lock screen by default.
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To enable calls to ICE contacts from the security lock screen
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap ICE – In Case of Emergency.
Tap , then tap Settings.
Mark the Enable calling in ICE checkbox.
Some network operators may not support ICE calls.
Favourites and groups
You can mark contacts as favourites so that you can get quick access to them from
the Contacts application. You can also assign contacts to groups, to get quicker
access to a group of contacts from within the Contacts application.
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To mark or unmark a contact as a favourite
From the Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap the contact you want to add to or remove from your favourites.
Tap .
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From your Home screen, tap , then tap
Tap Favourites.
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To assign a contact to a group
In the Contacts application, tap the contact that you want to assign to a group.
Tap , then tap the bar directly under Groups.
Mark the checkboxes for the groups to which you want to add the contact.
Tap SAVE.
Sending contact information
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To send your business card
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap Myself.
Tap , then tap Share.
Select an available transfer method and follow the on-screen instructions.
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To send a contact
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap the contact whose details you want to send.
Tap , then tap Share.
Select an available transfer method and follow the on-screen instructions.
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To send several contacts at once
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Press , then tap Mark several.
Mark the contacts you want to send, or select all if you want to send all
contacts.
Tap , then select an available transfer method and follow the on-screen
instructions.
Avoiding duplicate entries in the Contacts application
If you synchronise your contacts with a new account or import contact information in
other ways, you could end up with duplicate entries in the Contacts application. If this
happens, you can join such duplicates to create a single entry. And if you join entries
by mistake, you can separate them again later.
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To link contacts
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap the contact that you want to link with another contact.
Press , then tap Link contact.
Tap the contact whose information you want to join with the first contact, then
tap OK to confirm. The information from the first contact is merged with the
second contact, and the linked contacts are displayed as one contact in the
Contacts list.
To separate linked contacts
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap the linked contact that you want to edit, then tap
Tap Unlink contact > Unlink.
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Backing up contacts
You can use a memory card, a SIM card or a USB storage device to back up
contacts. See Transferring contacts on page 66 for more information about how to
restore contacts to your device.
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To export all contacts to a memory card
From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Press , then tap Export contacts > SD card.
Tap OK.
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To export contacts to a SIM card
When you export contacts to a SIM card, not all information may get exported. This is due to
memory limitations on SIM cards.
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From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Press , then tap Export contacts.
Select a SIM card.
Mark the contacts you want to export, or tap Mark all if you want to export all
your contacts.
Tap Export.
Select Add contacts if you want to add the contacts to existing contacts on
your SIM card, or select Replace all contacts if you want to replace the existing
contacts on your SIM card.
To export all contacts to a USB storage device
When you export contacts using this method, you must first connect your device to a USB
storage device, for example, a flash drive or an external hard drive, using a
USB Host adapter cable. See Connecting your device to USB accessories on page 110 for
more information about how to connect your device to a USB storage device.
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From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap , then tap Export contacts > USB storage.
Tap OK.
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Messaging and chat
Reading and sending messages
The Messaging application shows your messages as conversations, which means
that all messages to and from a particular person are grouped together. To send
multimedia messages, you need the correct MMS settings on your device. See
Internet and MMS settings on page 37 .
The number of characters that you can send in a single message varies depending on the
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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Add attachments
To create and send a message
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap .
Enter the recipient’s name or phone number, or other contact information that
you have saved about the recipient, then select from the list that appears. 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 either of the
buttons according to which SIM card
you wish to use.
If you exit a message before sending, it gets saved as a draft. The conversation gets tagged
with the word Draft:.
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To read a received message
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap the desired conversation.
If the message is not yet downloaded, tap the message.
All received messages are saved by default to the device memory.
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To reply to a message
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap the conversation containing the message.
Enter your reply and tap either of the
buttons according to which SIM card
you wish to use.
To forward a message
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap the conversation containing the message that you want to forward.
Touch and hold the message that you want to forward, then tap Forward
message.
Enter the recipient’s name or phone number, or other contact information that
you have saved about the recipient, then select from the list that appears. If the
recipient is not listed as a contact, enter the recipient's number manually.
buttons according to
Edit the message, if necessary, then tap either of the
which SIM card you wish to use.
To save a file contained in received message
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
If the message has not been downloaded yet, tap the message.
Touch and hold the file that you want to save, then select the desired option.
Organising your messages
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To delete a message
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap the conversation containing the message you want to delete.
Touch and hold the message you want to delete, then tap Delete message >
Delete.
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To delete conversations
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap , then tap Delete conversations.
Mark the checkboxes for the conversations that you want to delete, then tap
> Delete.
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To star a message
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap the conversation 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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To view starred messages
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap
Tap , then tap Starred messages.
All starred messages appear in a list.
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To search for messages
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap .
Enter your search keywords. The search results appear in a list.
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From your Home screen, tap
Tap a conversation, then tap
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To save a sender's number as a contact
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
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To change your message notification settings
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap , then tap Settings.
To set a notification sound, tap Notification sound, then select an option or tap
and select a music file that is saved to your device.
To confirm, tap Done.
For other notification settings, drag the relevant sliders to the right or left.
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To turn the delivery report function on or off for outgoing messages
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap , then tap Settings.
Drag the slider beside Delivery report to the right or left.
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After the delivery report function is turned on, a check mark is displayed in messages that have
been successfully delivered.
Instant messaging and video chat
You can use the Google Hangouts™ instant messaging and video chat application on
your device to chat with friends who also use the application on computers,
Android™ devices and other devices. You can turn any conversation into a video call
with several friends, and you can send messages to friends even when they are
offline. You can also view and share photos easily.
Hangouts™ requires Internet access and a Google™ account. Go to http://
support.google.com/hangouts and click the "Hangouts on your Android" link to get
more detailed information about how to use this application.
The video call function only works on devices with a front camera.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Hangouts.
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Email
Setting up email
Use the email application in your device to send and receive email messages through
your email accounts. You can have one or several email accounts at the same time,
including corporate Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync accounts.
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To set up an email account
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Email.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the setup.
For some email services, you may need to contact your email service provider for information
on detailed settings for the email account.
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To add an extra email account
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Email.
Tap , then tap Settings > Add account.
Enter the email address and password, then tap Next. If the settings for the
email account cannot be downloaded automatically, complete the setup
manually.
When you are finished, tap Next.
Sending and receiving email messages
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Access settings and options
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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 37 .
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To read your email messages
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Email.
If you are using several email accounts, tap and select the account that you
want to check. If you want to check all your email accounts at once, tap ,
then tap 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
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Email.
If you are using several email accounts, 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
In your email inbox, find and tap the message that you want to reply to, then
tap Reply or Reply all.
Enter your reply, then tap .
To forward an email message
In your email inbox, find and tap the message that you want to forward, then
tap Forward.
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, tap Load. The attachment starts to download.
After the attachment finishes downloading, tap View.
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To save a sender's email address to your contacts
Find and tap a message in your email inbox.
Tap the name of the sender, 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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To sort your emails
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Email.
If you are using several email accounts, tap and select the 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 Combined inbox.
Tap , then tap Sort.
Select a sorting option.
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To search for emails
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Email.
If you are using several email accounts, tap and select the account that you
want to search. If you want to search all your email accounts at once, tap ,
then tap Combined inbox.
Tap .
Enter your search text, then tap on the keyboard.
The search result appears in a list sorted by date. Tap the email message that
you want to open.
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To view all folders for one email account
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Email.
Tap , then select the account that you want to check.
Under the account that you want to check, select Show all folders.
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In your email inbox, flick the message that you want to delete to the right.
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To move an email message to another folder
In your email inbox, flick the message that you want to move to the left.
Tap Move, then select a folder.
Email account settings
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To remove an email account from your device
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Email.
Press , then tap Settings.
Select the account you want to remove.
Tap Delete account > OK.
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To change the inbox check frequency
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Email.
Tap , then tap Settings.
Select the account for which you want to change the inbox check frequency.
Tap Check frequency > Check frequency and select an option.
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To set an Out of Office auto-reply in an Exchange Active Sync account
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Email.
Press , then tap Settings.
Select the EAS (Exchange Active Sync) account for which you want to set an
Out of Office auto-reply.
Tap Out of office.
Drag the slider beside Out of office to the right to turn on 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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Search for email messages
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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
, then find and tap Help.
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Music
Transferring music to your device
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There are different ways to transfer music from a computer to your device:
For Windows® only: Connect the device and computer using a USB cable and then
drag and drop the music files directly into the file manager application on the
computer. See Managing files using a computer on page 127 .
You can use the Xperia™ Companion software to transfer your media files between
the computer and your device. To learn more and to download Xperia™ Companion,
go to www.sonymobile.com/global-en/tools/xperia-companion.
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.
Listening to music
Use the Music application to listen to your favourite music and audio books.
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Minimise the full screen player
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Search all songs saved to your device
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View the current play queue
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Album art (if available)
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Progress indicator – drag the indicator or tap along the line to fast forward or rewind
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Elapsed time of current song
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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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Music home screen
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Tap
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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
in the top left corner to open the Music menu
To play a song using the Music application
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap
Tap .
Select a music category.
Tap a song to play it.
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You might not be able to play copyright-protected items. Verify that you have the necessary
rights to the material that you intend to share.
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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
More about this.
Online resources related to the song can include videos on YouTube™, song lyrics, and artist
information on Wikipedia.
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To adjust the audio volume
Press the volume key.
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To minimise the Music application
When a song is playing, tap to go to the Home screen. The Music
application remains running in the background and the music playing does not
pause.
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To open the Music application when it is playing in the background
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.
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Return to the Music home screen
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View the current play queue
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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 folders
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Browse all playlists
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Play a shared music file on another device
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Open the settings menu for the Music application
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To open the Music menu
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.
When the Music menu is open, tap on the screen to the right of the menu.
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To delete a song
From the Music menu, browse to the song that you want to delete.
Touch and hold the song title, then tap Delete in the list that appears.
Tap Delete again to confirm.
, then find and tap
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Playlists
On the Music home screen, you can create your own playlists from the music that is
saved on your device.
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To create your own playlists
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.
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To play your own playlists
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.
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To add songs to a playlist
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
In a playlist, touch and hold the title of the song that you want to delete.
Tap Delete from playlist.
You might not be able to delete a song that is saved on the memory card or on your device's
internal storage.
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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 again to confirm.
You cannot delete smart playlists.
Sharing music
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To share a song
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.
You can also share albums and playlists in the same way.
Enhancing the sound
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To improve the sound quality using the Equaliser
Open the Music menu, then tap Settings > Audio settings > Sound effects >
Equaliser.
To adjust the sound manually, drag the frequency band buttons up or down.
and select a style.
To adjust the sound automatically, tap
To turn on the Surround sound feature
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.
Recognising music with TrackID™
Use the TrackID™ music recognition service to identify a song you hear playing in
your surroundings. Just record a short sample of the song and you’ll get artist, title
and album info within seconds. You can purchase songs identified by TrackID™ and
you can view TrackID™ charts to see what TrackID™ users around the globe are
searching for. For best results, use TrackID™ in a quiet area.
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Create an online TrackID™ profile
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View current music charts
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View TrackID™ options
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View the history of your previous searches
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Check out what others are tracking
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Identify the music that you are listening to
The TrackID™ application and the TrackID™ service are not supported in all countries/regions
or by all networks and/or service providers. TrackID™ can be connected to music streaming
services available in your country.
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To identify music using TrackID™ technology
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap TrackID™, then hold your device close to the music source.
Tap . If the song is recognised by the TrackID™ service, the results appear
on the screen.
To return to the TrackID™ start screen, tap
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To view artist information for a song
After a song is recognised by the TrackID™ application, the result is displayed
on the TrackID™ home screen.
Scroll to the result that you want to view, then tap to open it.
To delete a song from the track history
Open the TrackID™ application, then browse to the song that you want to
delete.
Touch and hold the screen to make appear.
Tap .
To use TrackID™ LIVE
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You can use TrackID™ LIVE to see real time LIVE trackings from around the world.
There are two ways to start TrackID™ LIVE:
Tap the map on the TrackID™ home screen.
Or press , then tap TrackID™ LIVE.
You can change how fast you want to get the trackings and you can mute or unmute the song
previews.
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FM radio
Listening to the radio
The FM radio in your device works like any FM radio. For example, you can browse
and listen to FM radio stations and save them as favourites. You must connect a
wired headset or headphones to your device before you can use the radio. This is
because the headset or headphones act as an antenna. After one of these devices is
connected, you can then switch the audio to the speaker, if desired.
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Favourites list
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Radio on/off button
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View menu options
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Tuned frequency
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Save or remove a channel as a favourite
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Tuning dial
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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
To listen to the FM radio
Connect a headset or a set of headphones to your device.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap FM radio . The available channels appear as you scroll through
the frequency band.
When you start the FM radio, available channels appear automatically. If a channel has RDS
information, it appears a few seconds after you start listening to the channel.
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To move between radio channels
Drag the frequency band left or right.
To start a new search for radio channels
When the radio is open, press .
Tap Search for channels. The radio scans the whole frequency band, and all
available channels are displayed.
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To switch the radio sound to the speaker
When the radio is open, press .
Tap Play in speaker.
To switch the sound back to the wired headset or headphones, press and tap Play in
headphones.
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To identify a song on the FM radio using TrackID™
While the song is playing on your device's FM radio, tap , then select
TrackID™.
A progress indicator appears while the TrackID™ application samples the
song. If identification is successful, you are presented with a result or a list of
possible results.
To return to the FM Radio, tap .
The TrackID™ application and the TrackID™ service are not supported in all countries/regions,
or by all networks and/or service providers in all areas.
Favourite radio channels
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To save a channel as a favourite
When the radio is open, navigate to the channel that you want to save as a
favourite.
Tap .
Enter a name and select a colour for the channel, then press Save.
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To listen to a favourite radio channel
Tap .
Select an option.
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To remove a channel as a favourite
When the radio is open, navigate to the channel that you want to remove.
Tap , then tap Delete.
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Sound settings
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To switch between mono and stereo sound mode
When the radio is open, press .
Tap Enable stereo sound.
To listen to the radio in mono sound mode again, press and tap Force mono
sound.
To select the radio region
When the radio is open, press .
Tap Set radio region.
Select an option.
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Camera
Taking photos and recording videos
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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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Camera key – Activate the camera/Take photos/Record videos
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View photos and videos
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Save location
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Take photos or record videos
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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
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 the camera icon
left.
After the camera opens, tap .
, then drag it to the
You can activate the camera when the screen is locked and inactive. To do this, press the
camera key fully. Press again to take a photo.
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To take a photo using the camera key
Activate the camera.
Press the camera key fully down.
To take a selfie using the front camera
Activate the camera.
Tap
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To take the photo, press the camera key. The photo is taken as soon as you
release the camera key.
To use the still camera flash
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, press the volume key up or down.
When the camera is open, pinch in or pinch out on the camera screen.
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To record a video using the camera key
Activate the camera.
Video mode.
Swipe the screen to
To start recording a video, press the camera key.
To stop recording, press the camera key again.
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To record a video
Activate the camera.
Point the camera towards the subject.
To start recording, tap .
To pause when recording a video, tap
To stop recording, tap .
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To take a photo when recording a video
To take a photo when recording a video, tap
you release the camera button.
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. The photo is taken as soon as
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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.
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To delete a photo or recorded video
Browse to the photo or video that you want to delete.
Tap the screen to make appear.
Tap .
Tap Delete to confirm.
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 camera. You can also tap one of the frames to select which face should be in
focus.
Using Smile Shutter™ to capture smiling faces
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.
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To turn on Smile Shutter™
Activate the camera.
Tap .
Find and tap Auto-capturing > Smile Shutter.
To take a photo using Smile Shutter™
When the camera is open and Smile Shutter™ is turned on, point the camera
at your subject. The camera selects which face to focus on.
The face selected appears inside a coloured frame and the photo is taken
automatically.
If no smile is detected, press the camera key to take the photo manually.
Adding geographical positions to your photos
Enable the Save location function to add the approximate geographical location to
photos when you take them. The geographical location is determined by wireless
networks and/or 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
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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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To turn on geotagging
From your Home screen, tap .
Tap Settings > Location.
Drag the slider to the On position.
Activate the camera.
Tap .
Find Save location. Drag the slider to the On position.
General camera settings
Capturing modes
Superior auto
Optimise your settings to suit any scene.
Manual
Adjust camera settings manually.
AR effect
Take photos or videos with virtual scenes and characters.
Style portrait
Take photos with real-time portrait styles.
Creative effect
Apply effects to photos or videos.
Sweep Panorama
Take wide-angle and panoramic photos.
Sticker creator
Create unique stickers from your favourite photos or from your camera viewfinder.
Face in picture
Take photos using the front and rear cameras at the same time.
Multi camera
Record the same scene from multiple angles on a single screen.
Sound Photo
Take photos with background sound.
To learn more about how to take better photos, go to support.sonymobile.com.
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To switch between capturing modes
Press and hold down the camera key.
Swipe the screen to the desired capturing mode.
Superior auto
Superior auto mode detects the conditions in which you are taking photos and
automatically adjusts the settings to ensure that you take the best photos possible.
Manual mode
Use Manual mode when you want to manually adjust your camera settings for taking
photos and videos.
AR effect
You can apply AR (augmented reality) effects to your photos or videos and make
them more fun. When using the camera, this setting lets you integrate 3D scenes into
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your photos or videos. Just select the scene you want and adjust its position in the
viewfinder.
Style Portrait
You can use the Style Portrait feature to apply touch-up effects to portrait photos as
you take them, to ensure the best results. You can also use the Magic beam setting
to add a spotlight pattern for the eyes.
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To use the Style portrait feature
Activate the camera.
, then select .
Swipe the screen to go to
To display all styles, tap the style name that is currently selected, for example,
Bubble.
To add more styles, tap More.
Select the style that you want to apply, then tap to take a photo.
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To use the Magic beam feature
Activate the camera.
, then tap > .
Swipe screen to go to
To apply an inside eye spotlight effect, select a customised pattern.
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Creative effect
You can apply different effects on your photos or videos. For example, you can add a
Nostalgic effect to make photos look older or a Sketch effect for a more fun image.
Sweep Panorama
You can take wide-angle and panoramic photos from the horizontal or vertical
direction in an easy press-and-sweep motion.
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To take a panoramic photo
Activate the camera.
Swipe the screen to go to
, then select .
To select a shooting direction, tap
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Press the camera key and move the camera slowly and steadily in the direction
of movement indicated on the screen.
Face in picture
You can use the Face in picture mode to turn on the front and main cameras at the
same time, so you can take a photo of yourself together with the subject.
Multi camera mode
Multi camera mode lets you take a photo that combines images from two different
angles and devices. You see two images in the camera viewfinder of your device –
one from your own camera and one from a connected Xperia™ device or a Sony
camera that supports NFC and Wi-Fi Direct™ technology. You can then edit what
you see in the viewfinder before taking a photo.
So if you’re at a concert venue, for example, and you want to capture a photo that
combines a view of the band from one angle and the audience from another, you can
use Multi camera mode for the best effect.
You can set up Multi camera mode using NFC, which launches the pairing of the two
devices using Wi-Fi Direct™ technology.
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To use Multi camera mode
Turn on the NFC functions on both devices that you want to connect.
Activate the camera on your device.
Swipe the screen to go to
, then select .
On the screens of both devices, tap .
Touch the NFC detection areas of each device to one other. Both devices
should now connect using Wi-Fi Direct™ technology.
Once the devices are connected, two images appear in the viewfinder of your
device – one from the viewfinder of your camera and another from the
viewfinder of the connected device.
To edit the images in your viewfinder, tap .
Edit the images as desired. For example, you can tap and hold an image and
drag it to the other side of the viewfinder to change the order.
When you are finished editing and are ready to capture the final combined
image, tap Done > .
Downloading camera applications
You can download free or paid camera applications from Google Play™ or other
sources. Before you start downloading, make sure that you have a working Internet
connection, preferably over Wi-Fi® to limit data traffic charges.
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To download camera applications
Open the camera application.
, then tap .
Swipe the screen to go to
Select the application that you want to download, and follow the instructions to
complete the installation.
Save location
Add geographical location (geotag) information to your photos when you take them.
Touch capture
Identify a focus area, and then touch the camera screen with your finger. The photo is
taken as soon as you release your finger.
Grid lines
Choose to turn on or turn off the grid lines in your camera viewfinder.
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.
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.
Shutter
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Use the volume key to take photos.
Sound
Choose to turn on or turn off the shutter sound.
Data storage
You can choose to save your data either to a removable SD card or to your device's
internal storage.
Internal storage
Photos or videos are saved on the device memory.
SD card
Photos or videos are saved on the SD card.
Quick launch
Use Quick launch settings to launch the camera when the screen is locked.
Launch only
When this setting is activated, you can launch the camera when the screen is locked by pressing and
holding down the camera key.
Launch and capture
When this setting is activated, you can launch the camera and capture a photo automatically when the
screen is locked by pressing and holding down the camera key.
Launch and record video
When this setting is activated, you can launch the camera and start capturing video when the screen is
locked by pressing and holding down the camera key.
Off
Colour and brightness
You can adjust colour and brightness manually when the colour and brightness
settings icon is displayed.
This setting is only available in Superior auto capturing mode and in Video mode.
White balance
This setting, 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
accordingly when the white balance setting icon is displayed.
Auto
Adjusts the colour balance automatically to suit the lighting conditions.
Incandescent
Adjusts the colour balance for warm lighting conditions, such as under light bulbs.
Fluorescent
Adjusts the colour balance for fluorescent lighting.
Daylight
Adjusts the colour balance for sunny outdoor conditions.
Cloudy
Adjusts the colour balance for a cloudy sky.
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Still camera settings
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To adjust the still camera settings
Activate the camera.
To display all settings, tap .
Select the setting that you want to adjust, then edit as desired.
Still camera settings overview
Resolution
Choose between several resolutions and aspect ratios before taking a photo. A photo
with a higher resolution requires more memory.
21MP
5312×3984(4:3)
21 megapixel resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on nonwidescreen displays or print in high resolution.
16MP
5344×3008(16:9)
16 megapixel resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on widescreen
displays.
8MP
3264×2448(4:3)
8 megapixel resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on nonwidescreen displays or print in high resolution.
8MP
3840×2160(16:9)
8 megapixel resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on widescreen
displays.
3MP
2048×1536(4:3)
3 megapixel resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on nonwidescreen displays or print in high resolution.
2MP
1920×1088(16:9)
2 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 where everyone can be in the photo.
You can also use the self-timer if you want to avoid shaking the camera when taking
photos.
On (10 s.)
Set a 10-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the photo is taken.
On (2 s.)
Set a 2-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the photo is taken.
0.5 sec.
Set a half-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the photo is taken.
Off
The photo is taken as soon as you tap the camera screen.
Object tracking
When you select an object by touching it in the viewfinder, the camera tracks it for
you.
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HDR
Use the HDR (High Dynamic Range) setting to take a photo against strong back light
or in conditions where the contrast is sharp. HDR compensates for the loss of detail
and produces a picture that is representative of both dark and bright areas.
This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.
ISO
You can reduce image blurring caused by dark conditions or moving subjects by
increasing the ISO sensitivity. Also, if you want to take a bright image even in dark
conditions, you can set the ISO sensitivity to a higher value.
Auto
Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically.
50
Sets the ISO sensitivity to 50.
100
Sets the ISO sensitivity to 100.
200
Sets the ISO sensitivity to 200.
400
Sets the ISO sensitivity to 400.
800
Sets the ISO sensitivity to 800.
1600
Sets the ISO sensitivity to 1600.
3200
Sets the ISO sensitivity 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.
Centre
Determines the exposure based on the brightness of the centre of the subject.
Spot
Adjusts the exposure on a small part of the subject that you want to capture.
Average
Calculates the exposure based on the amount of light striking the whole subject.
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 if 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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Off
The flash is turned off. Sometimes photo quality can be better without the flash, even if lighting
conditions are poor. Taking a good photo without using the flash requires a steady hand. Use the
self-timer to avoid blurred photos.
Torch
The flash light is turned on when you take photos.
Scene selection
Use the Scene selection feature to quickly set up the camera for common situations
using pre-programmed scenes. The camera determines a number of settings for you
to fit the selected scene, ensuring the best possible photo.
Off
The Scene selection feature is off and you can take photos manually.
Soft Skin
Take photos of faces using an enhanced beauty effect.
Soft snap
Use for shooting photos against a soft background.
Anti motion blur
Use for minimising camera shake when shooting a slightly dark scene.
Landscape
Use for landscape photos. The camera focuses on distant objects.
Backlight correction HDR
Use to improve details in high contrast shots. The built-in backlight correction analyses the image
and automatically adjusts it to give you a perfectly lit shot.
Night portrait
Use for portrait photos taken at night or in poorly lit environments. Due to long exposure time, the
camera must be held still or placed on a stable surface.
Night scene
Use when taking photos at night or in poorly lit environments. Due to long exposure time, the
camera must be held still or placed on a stable surface.
Hand-held twilight
Use for taking hand-held low-light photos with reduced noise and blur.
High sensitivity
Use for taking photos without a flash under low light conditions. Reduces blur.
Gourmet
Use for shooting food arrangements in bright colour.
Pet
Use for taking photos of your pet. Reduces blur and red eyes.
Beach
Use for taking photos of seaside or lakeside scenes.
Snow
Use in bright environments to avoid overexposed photos.
Party
Use for indoor photos in poorly lit environments. This scene picks up indoor background lighting
or candlelight. Due to long exposure time, the camera must be held still or placed on a stable
surface.
Sports
Use for photos of fast-moving objects. Short exposure time minimises motion blurring.
Document
Use for photos of text or drawings. Gives the photo increased, sharper contrast.
Fireworks
Use for taking photos of fireworks in all their splendour.
This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.
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Video camera settings
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Activate the camera.
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To display settings, tap .
Select the setting that you want to adjust, then make your changes.
Video camera settings overview
Scene selection
The Scene selection feature helps you to quickly set up the camera for common
situations using pre-programmed video scenes. Each scene setting is designed to
produce the best quality video possible in a specific recording environment.
Off
The Scene selection feature is off and you can shoot videos manually.
Soft snap
Use for shooting videos against soft backgrounds.
Landscape
Use for videos of landscapes. The camera focuses on distant objects.
Night scene
When turned on, light sensitivity is increased. Use in poorly lit environments. Videos of fastmoving objects may get blurred. Hold your hand steady, or use a support. Turn off night mode
when lighting conditions are good, to improve the video quality.
Beach
Use for videos of seaside or lakeside scenes.
Snow
Use in bright environments to avoid overexposed videos.
Sports
Use for videos of fast-moving objects. Short exposure time minimises motion blurring.
Party
Use for indoor videos in poorly lit environments. This scene picks up indoor background lighting
or candlelight. Videos of fast-moving objects may get blurred. Hold your hand steady, or use a
support.
HDR video
Use the video HDR (High-Dynamic Range) setting to record a video against strong
back light or in conditions where the contrast is sharp. Video HDR compensates for
the loss of detail and produces a picture that is representative of both dark and bright
areas.
This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.
Video resolution
Adjust the video resolution for different formats.
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.
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Record videos suitable for sending in multimedia messages. The recording time of this video format is
limited so that video files can fit in a multimedia message.
Object tracking
When you select an object by touching it in the viewfinder, the camera tracks it for
you.
SteadyShot™
When recording a video, it can be difficult to hold the device steady. The stabiliser
helps you by compensating for small movements of the hand.
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Photos and videos in Album
Viewing photos and videos
Use the Album application to view photos and play videos that you’ve taken with your
camera, or to view similar content that you've saved to your device. All photos and
videos are displayed in a chronologically ordered grid.
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View a slideshow of all images or just the ones you've added to your favourites
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The date range of items in the current group
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Tap a photo or video to open it in full screen view
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Scroll up or down to view content
To view photos and videos
From your Home screen, tap .
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.
To set the screen to rotate automatically when turned sideways, tap Rotate the contents of the
screen under Settings > Display > When device is rotated.
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When viewing thumbnails of photos and videos in Album, spread two fingers
apart to zoom in, or pinch two fingers together to zoom out.
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fingers together to zoom out.
To watch a slideshow of your photos
When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
> Slideshow to start playing all the photos in an album.
Tap a photo to end the slideshow.
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To play a video
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.
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When a video is playing, tap the screen to display the controls.
Tap .
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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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Press the volume key.
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 127 .
You might not be able to copy, send or transfer copyright-protected items. Also, some items
may not send if the file size is too large.
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In Album, find and tap the photo or video that you want to share.
Tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap .
Tap the application that you want to use to share the photo, then follow the
steps to send it.
To use a photo as a contact picture
When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
> Use as > Contact picture.
Select a contact, then edit the photo as desired.
Tap Save.
To use a photo as wallpaper
When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
> Use as > Wallpaper.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
To rotate a photo
When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
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Tap Rotate, then select an option. The photo is saved in the new orientation.
To delete a photo or video
When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
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Tap Delete.
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To work with batches of photos or videos in Album
When viewing thumbnails of photos and videos in Album, 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.
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
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.
Tap .
To save a copy of the photo as you cropped it, tap Save.
To apply special effects to a photo
When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
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If prompted, select Photo editor.
Tap , or , then select an option.
Edit the photo as desired, then tap Save.
To add a photo frame effect to a photo
When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
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If prompted, select Photo editor.
Tap , then select an option.
To save a copy of the edited photo, tap Save.
To adjust the light settings for a photo
When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap
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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
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.
To save a copy of the edited photo, tap Save.
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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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In the Album, find and tap the video that you want to edit.
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.
To adjust the speed of a video
In the Album, find and tap the video that you want to play.
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.
To capture a photo from a video
In the Album, find and tap the video that you want to play.
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.
Hiding photos and videos
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
Hidden folder.
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To hide a photo or video
In Album, find and tap the photo or video that you want to hide.
Tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap .
Tap Hide > OK.
To view your hidden photos and videos
In Album, tap , then tap Hidden.
Tap a photo or video to view it.
Flick left to view the next photo or video. Flick right to view the previous photo
or video.
To unhide a photo or video
In Album, tap , then tap Hidden.
Tap a photo or video that you want to unhide.
Tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap .
Tap Don't hide.
Album home screen menu
From the Album home screen menu you can browse to all your photo albums,
including photos and videos taken with your device's camera using special effects,
as well as content that you have shared online via services such as PlayMemories
Online, Picasa™ and Facebook. Once you are logged in to such services, you can
manage content and view online images. From the Album application, you can also
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add geotags to photos, perform basic editing tasks, and use methods such as
Bluetooth® wireless technology and email to share content.
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View photos and videos that you have hidden from view
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View all photos and videos taken with your device's camera using special effects
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View all photos and videos saved on your device in different folders
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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.
Viewing your photos on a map
Adding location information to photos is referred to as geotagging. You can view and
tag your photos on a map and show friends and family where you were when you
took a particular photo. See Adding geographical positions to your photos on
page 88 for more information.
If you have turned on location detection and activated geotagging in the camera, you can tag
your photos directly for map viewing at a later stage.
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View geotagged photos in Globe view
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Search a location on the map
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Thumbnails of the selected group of photos and/or videos. Tap an item to view it in full screen
If several photos were taken at the same location, only one of them appears on the map. The
total number of photos appears in the top right corner, for example, . To view all photos in
the group, tap the cover photo and then tap one of the thumbnails at the bottom of the
screen.
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When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars.
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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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Album.
Tap , then tap Places.
Tap the photo that you want to view on a map.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Album.
Tap , then tap Places > .
Tap the photo that you want to view on a globe.
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When viewing a photo on the map in Album, touch and hold the photo until its
frame turns blue, then tap the desired location on the map.
Tap OK.
To change the map view
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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.
Some video files may not be playable in the Video application. Availabilities of the TV
programme guide and the remote controller vary by market and connected device.
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Switch between viewing contents of your library, Popular programmes, On Air programmes, TV
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To use your device as a remote controller
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device, first you need to pair the 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.
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Video.
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 will appear
enabling you to use your device as a fully functional remote controller for the home
device.
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From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Video.
Tap to open the home screen menu, then tap Settings.
Change the settings as desired.
To play a video
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Video.
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.
To change the sound settings while a video is playing
While a video is playing, tap the screen to display the controls.
Tap > Sound settings, then change the settings as desired.
When you're finished, tap OK.
To share a video
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 relevant steps to send it.
Transferring video content to your device
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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 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 127 .
If you have a PC or an Apple® Mac® computer, use Xperia™ Companion to organise
content and transfer video files to your device.
Managing video content
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To view movie information
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 video file that you would
like to know more about.
Tap the video thumbnail.
To delete a video
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 video file that you would
like to know more about.
Tap the video thumbnail, then tap .
Tap Delete again to confirm.
Movie Creator
The Xperia™ Movie Creator automatically creates short videos using existing photos
and videos. The application automatically determines the timeline to create its movie.
For example, it can take a selection of photos and videos from a Saturday afternoon
outing or from a weekly, monthly, even a yearly period and create a movie for you.
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When this highlight-style movie is ready, you get notified. You can then edit it as
desired. For example, you can edit the title, delete scenes, change the music or add
more photos and videos. You can create Highlight Movies by selecting photos and
videos manually.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Movie Creator.
Tap , then tap Settings and deactivate Notifications.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Movie Creator.
Tap , then tap Settings and deactivate Auto-creating.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Movie Creator.
Tap > Create new > Select photos and/or videos.
Touch an item to select it, then tap other items that you want to add to select
them.
Tap Create. If you want to edit a Highlight Movie, tap View story, then use the
tools in the toolbar to edit as desired.
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Connectivity
Mirroring the screen of your device on a TV using a cable
You can connect your device to a compatible TV set using an MHL cable and mirror
the screen of your device on the TV screen.
MHL and HDMI™ cables and adaptors are sold separately.
Sony does not guarantee that all types of MHL and HDMI™ cables and adaptors are
supported by your device.
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Connect your device to the TV using an MHL cable.
appears in your
device's status bar after a connection is established.
The TV displays the screen of your device.
If your device fails to detect the display that is connected to the MHL cable, reconnect the
MHL cable and tap Settings > Device connection > USB Connectivity > Detect USB device.
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Connect your device to an MHL adaptor, and connect the adaptor to a
powered USB port.
Connect the adaptor to a TV using an HDMI™ cable.
appears in your
device's status bar after a connection is established.
The TV displays the screen of your device.
To view help about using a TV remote control
While your device is connected to the TV set, drag the status bar downwards
to open the Notification panel.
Tap MHL connected. The MHL settings appear on the TV screen.
Select Remote control usage.
You can select Video Output Size to adjust the size of the output on the TV screen. If the TV
already has an auto scaling option enabled, this setting does not appear under the MHL
settings.
You can also press the yellow button on the TV remote control to open the Notification panel.
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Disconnect the MHL cable or the MHL adaptor from your device.
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 via 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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TV: Follow the instructions in the User guide of your TV to turn on the screen
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.
Your TV must support screen mirroring based on Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast™ for the
functionality 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 WiFi antenna area of your device.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Screen mirroring.
Tap Disconnect, then tap OK.
Sharing content with home network devices
You can view or play media content saved to your device on other devices such as a
TV or a computer. These devices must be on the same wireless network and can be
Sony TVs or speakers. You can also view or play content from other home network
devices on your device.
After you set up media sharing between devices, you can, for example, listen to
music files stored on your home computer from your device, or view photos taken
with your device's camera on a large-screen TV.
Playing files from home network devices on your device
When you play files from another home network device on your device, this other
device acts as a server. In other words, it shares content over a network. The server
device must have its content sharing function enabled and give access permission to
your device. It also must be connected to the same Wi-Fi® network as your device.
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Make sure the devices that you want to share files with are connected to the
same Wi-Fi® network as your device.
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap .
Tap , then tap Home network.
Select a device from the list of connected devices.
Browse the folders of the connected device and select the track that you want
to play. Once selected, the track starts playing automatically.
To play a shared video on your device
Make sure the devices that you want to share files with are connected to the
same Wi-Fi® network as your device.
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Video.
Tap , then tap Home network.
Select a device from the list of connected devices.
Browse the folders of the connected device and select the video that you want
to play.
To view a shared photo on your device
Make sure the devices that you want to share files with are connected to the
same Wi-Fi® network as your device.
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Album.
Tap , and then tap Home network.
Select a device from the list of connected devices.
Browse the folders of the connected device and select a photo to view it.
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Playing files from your device on home network devices
Before you can view or play media files from your device on other home network
devices, you must set up file sharing on your device. The devices that you share
content with are called client devices. For example, a TV, computer or tablet can act
as client devices. Your device works as a media server when it makes content
available to client devices. When you set up file sharing on your device, you must
also give access permission to client devices. After you do so, such devices appear
as registered devices. Devices that are waiting for access permission are listed as
pending devices.
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Connect your device to a Wi-Fi® network.
From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Settings > Device connection
> Media server.
Drag the Share media slider to the right.
Use your computer or other home network client devices on the same Wi-Fi®
network to connect to your device.
A notification appears in the status bar of your device. Open the notification
and set access permissions for each client device attempting to connect to
your device.
The steps for accessing media on your device using a home network client differ between
client devices. Refer to your client device User guide for more information. If your device is
inaccessible to a client on the network, check if your Wi-Fi® network is working.
You can also access the Media server menu from certain applications like Music or Album by
dragging the left edge of the application’s home screen to the right and then tapping Settings
> Media server.
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To stop sharing files with other home network devices
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Media server.
Drag the slider beside Share media to the left.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Media server.
Select a device from the Pending devices list.
Select an access permission level.
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To change the name of a registered device
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Media server.
Select a device from the Registered devices list, then select Change name.
Enter a new name for the device, then tap OK.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Media server.
Select a device from the Registered devices list.
Tap Change access level and select an option.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings >Device connection > Media server.
Tap and then tap Help.
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Connecting your device to USB accessories
You can use a USB Host adapter to connect your device to USB accessories such as
USB mass storage devices and USB mice. If the USB device has a micro USB
connector, a USB Host adapter is not necessary.
This device has a capless USB port. If your device gets exposed to water, ensure the USB port
is completely dry before inserting a USB cable.
USB Host adapters are sold separately. Sony does not guarantee that all USB accessories are
supported by your device.
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To connect a USB accessory using a USB host adapter
Attach the USB Host adapter to your device, then connect the adapter 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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To access content on a USB mass storage device using a USB Host adapter
Attach the USB Host adapter to your device, then connect the adapter to the
USB mass storage device.
From your Home screen , tap .
Find and tap Settings > Device connection > USB Connectivity > Detect USB
device.
To access files and folders on the USB storage device, use a file manager app
such as File Commander.
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 connect a USB accessory using a micro USB connector
Attach the micro USB connector of the USB accessory to your device.
From your Home screen , tap .
Find and tap Settings > Device connection > USB Connectivity > Detect USB
device.
Sony does not guarantee that all USB accessories with a micro USB connector are supported
by your device.
NFC
Use Near Field Communications (NFC) to share data with other devices, such as a
video, photo, web page address, music file or contact. You can also use NFC to scan
tags that give you more information about a product or service as well as tags that
activate certain functions on your device.
NFC is a wireless technology with a maximum range of one centimetre, so the
devices sharing data must be held close to each other. Before you can use NFC, you
must first turn on the NFC function, and the screen of your device must be active.
NFC may not be available in all countries and/or regions.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More.
Tap the on-off switch beside NFC.
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To share a contact with another device using NFC
Make sure that both devices have the NFC function turned on, and that both
screens are active.
To view contacts, go to your Home screen, tap , then tap .
Tap the contact that you want to share.
Hold your device and the receiving device back to back so that the NFC
detection areas of each device touch each other. When the devices connect, a
thumbnail of the contact appears.
Tap the thumbnail to start the transfer.
When the transfer is done, the contact information is displayed on the screen
of the receiving device and is also saved on the receiving device.
To share a music file with another device using NFC
Make sure that both your device and the receiving device have the NFC
function turned on, and that both screens are active.
To open the 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.
Hold your device and the receiving device back to back so that the NFC
detection areas of each device touch each other. When the devices connect, a
thumbnail of the track appears.
Tap the thumbnail to start the transfer.
When the transfer is done, the music file plays immediately on the receiving
device. At the same time, the file is saved on the receiving device.
To share a photo or video with another device using NFC
Make sure that both devices have the NFC function turned on, and that both
screens are active.
To view photos and videos in your device, go to your Home screen, tap ,
then find and tap Album.
Tap the photo or video that you want to share.
Hold your device and the receiving device back to back so that the NFC
detection areas of each device touch each other. When the devices connect, a
thumbnail of the track appears.
Tap the thumbnail to start the transfer.
When the transfer is done, the photo or video is displayed on the screen of the
receiving device. At the same time, the item is saved on the receiving device.
To share a web address with another device using NFC
Make sure that both devices have the NFC function turned on, and that both
screens are active.
From your Home screen, tap .
To open the web browser, find and tap .
Load the web page that you want to share.
Hold your device and the receiving device back to back so that the NFC
detection areas of each device touch each other. When the devices connect, a
thumbnail appears.
Tap the thumbnail to start the transfer.
When the transfer is done, the web page is displayed on the screen of the
receiving device.
Scanning NFC tags
Your device can scan various kinds of NFC tags. For example, it can scan embedded
tags on a poster, on a billboard advertisement, or beside a product in a retail store.
You can receive additional information, such as a web address.
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To scan an NFC tag
Make sure that your device has the NFC function turned on and that the screen
is active.
Place your device over the tag so that the NFC detection area touches it. Your
device scans the tag and displays the content collected. Tap the content of the
tag to open it.
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.
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To turn on the Bluetooth® function
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth.
Tap the on-off switch beside Bluetooth so that the Bluetooth® function is
turned on. Your device is now visible to nearby devices and a list of available
Bluetooth® devices appears.
Naming your device
You can give your device a name. This name is shown to other devices after you
have turned on the Bluetooth® function and your device is set to visible.
To give your device a name
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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.
Pairing with another Bluetooth® device
When you pair your device with another device, you can, for example, connect your
device to a Bluetooth® headset or a Bluetooth® car kit and use these other devices to
share music.
Once you pair your device with another Bluetooth® device, your device remembers
this pairing. When pairing your device with a Bluetooth® device, you may need to
enter a passcode. Your device will automatically try the generic passcode 0000. If
this does not work, refer to the user guide for your Bluetooth® device to get the
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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.
To pair your device with another Bluetooth® device
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Make sure that the device you want to pair with has the Bluetooth® function
activated and is visible to other Bluetooth® devices.
From your device’s Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth .
Drag the slider beside Bluetooth to turn on the Bluetooth® function. A list of
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.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth.
Tap the Bluetooth® device to which you want to connect.
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To unpair a Bluetooth® device
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth.
Under Paired devices, tap beside the name of the device that you want to
unpair.
Tap Forget.
Sending and receiving items using Bluetooth® technology
Use Bluetooth® technology to share items with other Bluetooth® compatible devices
such as phones or computers. You can send and receive the following kinds of items:
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device is visible to other Bluetooth® devices.
Sending device: Open the application which contains the item that you want to
send, and scroll to the item.
Depending on the application and on the item that you want to send, you may
need to, for example, touch and hold the item, open the item, and press .
Other ways to send an item may exist.
Select Bluetooth.
Turn on Bluetooth® if you are asked to do so.
Tap the name of the receiving device.
Receiving device: If asked, accept the connection.
Sending device: If asked, confirm the transfer to the receiving device.
Receiving device: Accept the incoming item.
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To receive items using Bluetooth®
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Make sure that the Bluetooth® function is on and is visible to other Bluetooth®
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.
To view files you have received using Bluetooth®
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth.
Press and select Show received files.
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Smart apps and features that save you
time
Using your device as a wallet
Use your device as a wallet to pay for goods without reaching for your real wallet. All
of your installed payment services are put together to be viewed and managed. Note
that when making a payment, you must first turn on the NFC function before your
device touches a card reader. For more information about NFC, see NFC on
page 110 .
NFC-initiated payments are only supported when an NFC-enabled SIM card is inserted in SIM
card slot 1 (the lower SIM card slot). Also, mobile payment services may not yet be available in
your region.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More > Tap & pay. A list of payment services appears.
Manage the payment services as desired, for example, change your default
payment service.
News Suite
Using the News Suite application
News Suite is a two-in-one news app featuring a new two-tab concept: switch
between the News tab, where you can find out about all the latest current affairs and
the My Feeds tab, where you can read up on all the news that's most relevant to your
own interests.
The News Suite application is not available in all markets.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap .
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Travel and maps
Using location services
Location services allow applications such as Maps and the camera to use information
from mobile and Wi-Fi® networks 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 Wi-Fi® 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.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Location, then tap the on-off switch accordingly to
enable or disable location services.
Improving GPS accuracy
The first time you use the GPS function in your device, it can take 5 to 10 minutes for
your location to be found. To help the search, make sure you have a clear view of the
sky. Stand still and don't cover the GPS antenna (the highlighted area in the image).
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 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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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Google > Maps.
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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.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks.
Select a SIM card.
Drag the slider beside Data roaming to the right.
You can’t activate data roaming while mobile data traffic is turned off.
Using your device with a car infotainment system
Connect your device to a MirrorLink™ certified car infotainment system using a USB
cable to, for example, use a navigation app or play music from your device while
driving. When connected, you can navigate the apps using the car infotainment
system controls.
Some applications may not be available during MirrorLink™ connection. Also, protected data,
such as videos that are strictly protected under Digital Rights Management (DRM), is not made
available via MirrorLink™.
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Connect your device and the car infotainment system using a USB cable. The
screen of your device appears on the screen of the infotainment system.
You may need to start MirrorLink™ manually if the connection between your device and the
infotainment system is not established automatically.
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Make sure that your device is connected to the car infotainment system using
a USB cable.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Device connection > MirrorLink™.
Tap Start MirrorLink™, then tap OK.
If the connection still fails, tap Network address to change to another network
address (in case the same network address is being used by other services
such as Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi®) and then try again.
Airplane mode
In Airplane mode, the network and radio transceivers are turned off to prevent
disturbance to sensitive equipment. However, you can still play games, listen to
music, watch videos and other content, as long as all this content is saved on your
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memory card or internal storage. You can also be notified by alarms, if alarms are
activated.
Turning on Airplane mode reduces battery consumption.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings.
Drag the slider beside Airplane mode to the On position.
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Calendar and alarm clock
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 or Xperia™ with Facebook 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.
When an appointment time approaches, your device plays a notification sound to
remind you.
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To learn more about Calendar
When the Calendar application is open, tap
, then find and tap Help.
Alarm and clock
You can set one or several alarms and use any sound 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 alarm home screen
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Access the stopwatch function
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View options
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Open date and time settings for the clock
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To set 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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Tap Snooze.
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Drag to the right.
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.
To turn an alarm on or off
Find and tap Clock, then drag the slider next to the alarm to the on or off
position.
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Find and tap Clock, then touch and hold the alarm that you want to delete.
Tap Delete alarm, then tap Yes.
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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
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To adjust the volume level for an alarm
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.
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To set a recurring alarm
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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Find and tap Clock, then tap the alarm that you want to edit.
Mark the Vibrate checkbox.
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 gestures
Magnification gestures allow you to zoom in to parts of the screen by tapping an area
of the touchscreen three times in succession.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Accessibility > Magnification gestures.
Tap the on-off switch.
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Make sure that Magnification gestures is enabled.
Tap an area three times and then hold and drag your finger across the screen.
Large text
You can enable the Large text option to increase the default size of text displayed on
your device.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Accessibility.
Drag the slider next to Large text.
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.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Accessibility > Colour correction.
Tap the on-off switch.
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. TalkBack describes the user interface and reads out software errors,
notifications and messages.
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To enable TalkBack
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Accessibility > TalkBack.
Tap the on-off switch and then tap OK.
To change speech, feedback and touch preferences for TalkBack, tap Settings.
TalkBack launches a tutorial immediately after you enable the feature. To exit the tutorial, tap
the Exit button twice.
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To disable TalkBack
From your Home screen, double-tap .
Find and double-tap Settings > Accessibility> TalkBack.
Double-tap the on-off switch and then double-tap OK.
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Support and maintenance
Support for your device
Use the Support application in your device to search a User guide, read
troubleshooting guides, and find information about software updates and other
product-related information.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap , then select the required support item.
For the best support available, we recommend connecting to the Internet when using the
Support application.
Help in menus and applications
Some applications and settings have help available in the options menu, which is
normally indicated by in the specific applications.
Help us improve our software
You can enable 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.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > About phone > Usage info settings.
Mark the Send usage info checkbox if it is not already marked.
Tap Agree.
Computer tools
There are a number of tools available to help you connect your device to a computer
and manage content such as contacts, movies, music and photos.
This device has a capless USB port. If your device gets exposed to water, ensure the USB port
is completely dry before inserting a USB cable.
Xperia™ Companion
Xperia™ Companion is a computer software with 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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Transfer your content from an old device using Xperia™ Transfer.
Back up and restore content on your computer.
Sync multimedia content – camera content, music and playlists between your device
and computer.
Browse files on your device.
To use Xperia™ Companion, you need an Internet-connected computer running one
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You can download Xperia™ Companion at http://support.sonymobile.com/global-en/
tools/xperia-companion.
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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.
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.
For more information about software updates, go to www.sonymobile.com/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.
Insufficient remaining storage capacity may prevent updates. Ensure you have sufficient
storage capacity before attempting to update.
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If you are using 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 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 (device
memory) available, you do not receive any information about new software. The following
notification appears in the Notification panel to warn of the lack of storage space: Storage
space running out. Some system functions may not work. If you receive this notification, you
must free up internal memory (device memory) before you can get notifications about new
software being available.
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If you are using 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 Download to download it to your device.
When the download is finished, tap Install and follow the on-screen instructions
to complete the installation.
To download and install a system update from the Notification panel
If you are using a device with multiple users, make sure you are logged in as
the owner.
Drag the status bar downwards to open the Notification panel.
Scroll down and select the desired system update, then tap Download.
When the download is finished, open the Notification panel again if it is closed,
then tap Install and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the
installation.
Updating your device using a computer
You can download and install software updates on your device using a computer
with an Internet connection. You need a USB cable and a PC or an Apple® Mac®
computer running the Xperia™ Companion software.
If you don’t have the Xperia™ Companion software installed on the relevant computer,
connect your device to the computer using a USB cable and follow the on-screen installation
instructions.
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Make sure you have the Xperia™ Companion software installed on your PC or
Apple® Mac® computer.
Using a USB cable, connect your device to the computer.
Computer: If a new software update is detected, a popup window appears.
Follow the on-screen instructions to run the relevant software updates.
When you connect the device to the computer via a USB cable, you are prompted to install the
software, or cancel, unless you have previously selected Do not show again.
Memory and storage
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Your device has different types of memory and storage 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 stored 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 128 GB to
get more storage space. Media files and some apps (with their 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.
You may have to 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
The memory in your device 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
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Always have more than 500 MB of free internal storage available.
Close down 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.
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 using 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.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Storage & memory.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Apps.
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To clear the cache memory for all applications
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Storage & memory.
Tap , then tap Advanced > Storage > Internal storage, then find and tap
Cached data > OK.
When you clear the cache memory, you don't lose any important information or settings.
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To transfer media files to the memory card
Make sure you have a memory card inserted into your device.
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Storage & memory > Transfer data.
Mark the file types that you want to transfer to the memory card.
Tap Transfer.
To move apps to the memory card
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Apps.
Select the app that you want to move, then tap Storage, then under Storage
used tap Change > SD Card > Move.
Some apps cannot be moved to the memory card.
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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Apps.
Select an application or service, then tap FORCE STOP > OK.
To format the memory card
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Storage & memory.
Tap , then tap Advanced > Storage > SD Card > , then tap Settings > Format
> Erase & format.
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 127 .
Managing files using a computer
Use a USB cable connection between a Windows® computer and your device to
transfer and manage your files. Once the two devices are connected, you can drag
and drop content between your device and the computer, or between your device's
internal storage and SD card, using the computer's file explorer.
If you have a PC or an Apple® Mac® computer, you can use Xperia™ Companion to
access the file system of your device.
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 something should happen with the hardware, or
if your device is lost or stolen, the data stored on its internal memory is gone forever.
It is recommended to use the Xperia™ Companion software to make backups which
save your data safely to a computer, that is, an external device. This method is
especially recommended if you are updating your device software to a newer Android
version.
Using Backup & Restore, you can make a quick online backup of basic settings and
data with your Google™ account.
It is very important that you remember the password that you set when you make a data
backup. If you forget the password, it may not be possible to restore important data such as
contacts and messages.
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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Calendar
Settings and bookmarks
Media files such as music and videos
Photos and images
To back up your data using a computer
Make sure that the Xperia™ Companion software is installed on the PC or
Apple® Mac® computer.
Connect your device to the computer using a USB cable.
Computer: Open the Xperia™ Companion software. After a few moments, the
computer detects your device.
Select Backup on the main screen.
Follow the on-screen instructions to back up data from your device.
To restore your data using a computer
Make sure that the Xperia™ Companion software is installed on the PC or on
the Apple® Mac® computer.
Connect your device to the computer using a USB cable.
Computer: Open the Xperia™ Companion software.
Click Restore .
Select a backup file from the backup records, then tap Next and follow the onscreen instructions to restore data to your device.
Backing up data with the Xperia™ Backup & restore application
Using the Xperia™ Backup & restore application, you can make an online backup or
a local backup of data. For example, you can back up data 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 to an external USB
storage device that you have connected to your device using a USB Host adapter:
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Contacts and call log
Conversations
Calendar data
Email accounts
Wi-Fi® networks
Device settings
Applications
Xperia™ Home layout
To back up content to an online account
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset.
To enable the automatic backup function, tap Automatic backup and then tap
the on-off switch.
To enable the manual backup function, tap More > Manual backup.
Under Where to store files, tap Select storage > Online account.
If prompted, read the relevant terms and provided you agree, tap I agree, then
follow the on-screen instructions to sign in to your Google™ account.
Select the types of data to back up, then tap Back up.
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To set up the automatic backup function
If you are backing up content to a USB storage device, make sure the storage
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 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 Automatic backup.
To enable the automatic backup function, tap the on-off switch.
Select a backup frequency, where to save backup files, the time to back up
and the types of data to back up.
To save your settings, tap .
To back up content manually
If you are backing up content to a USB storage device, make sure the storage
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 in 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 types that
you want to back up.
Tap Back up.
After the data is backed up, tap Finish.
To edit a backup file
From your Home screen, tap .
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.
To restore backed up content
If you are restoring content from a USB storage device, make sure the storage
device is connected to your device using the USB Host adapter. If you are
restoring content from an SD card, make sure the SD card is properly inserted
in your device. If you are restoring content from 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 Restore data, then select a restore
source and the data types 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, including any applications you download, get deleted during a restore procedure.
Backing up data with the Google Backup & restore application
Using the Google Backup & restore application, you can back up data to a Google
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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From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset.
Under Google™ Backup & Restore, tap Back up my data and drag the slider to
the right.
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To enable automatic restore when you reinstall an application
From your Home screen, tap .
Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset.
Under Google™ Backup & Restore, drag the slider beside Automatic restore to
the right.
Running diagnostic tests on your device
The Xperia™ Diagnostics application can test a specific function or run a full
diagnostic test to check if your Xperia™ device is working properly.
Xperia™ Diagnostics can:
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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.
The Xperia™ Diagnostics application is pre-installed on most Android™ devices from Sony. If
the Diagnostics option is not available under Settings > About phone, you can download a
light version using the Play Store™ application.
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To run a specific diagnostic test
From your Home screen , tap .
Find and tap Settings > About phone > Diagnostics > Test .
Select a test from the list.
Follow the instructions and tap Yes or No to confirm if a feature works.
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To run all diagnostic tests
From your Home screen , tap .
Find and tap Settings > About phone > Diagnostics > Test > Run all.
Follow the instructions and tap Yes or No to confirm if a feature works.
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To view details about your device
From your Home screen , tap .
Find and tap Settings > About phone > Diagnostics > Facts.
Restarting and resetting your device
You can force your device to restart or shut down in situations where 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 have to 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 127 .
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If your device fails to power 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 Computer tools on page 124 .
Your device may fail to restart if the battery level is low. Connect your device to a charger and
try restarting again.
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
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In the menu that opens, tap Restart. The device restarts automatically.
To force the device to restart or shut down
Press and hold down the power key and the volume up key at the same time
for 10 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 buttons at this point. The
device restarts.
• If you wish to force shut down the device: Continue pressing the buttons.
After a few more seconds, the device vibrates three times and turns off.
To perform a factory data reset
Before you start, make sure to back up any important data that is saved on the internal
memory of your device to a memory card or other non-internal memory. Factory data reset will
erase all data from your device’s internal storage, and you will not be able to access the files
on any of your encrypted SD cards again.
To avoid permanent damage to your device, do not restart your device while a reset procedure
is underway.
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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.
Your device does not revert to an earlier software version of Android™ when you perform a
factory data reset.
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.
To repair the device software using Xperia™ Companion
Before performing a software repair, make sure you know your Google™ credentials.
Depending on your security settings, you may need to enter them in order to start up the
device after a software repair.
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Open the Xperia™ Companion software on the computer and press Software
repair on the main screen.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to reinstall the software and
complete the repair.
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Warranty, SAR and usage guidelines
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.
Recycling your device
Got an old device lying around the house? Why not recycle it? By doing so, you will
help us reuse its materials and components, and you’ll protect the environment, too!
Find out more about the recycling options in your region at
www.sonymobile.com/recycle.
Limitations to services and features
Some of the services and features described in this User guide are not supported in
all countries/regions or by all networks and/or service providers in all areas. Without
limitation, this applies to the GSM International Emergency Number, 112. Please
contact your network operator or service provider to determine availability of any
specific service or feature and whether additional access or usage fees apply.
Use of certain features and applications described in this guide may require access
to the Internet. You may incur data connection charges when you connect to the
Internet from your device. Contact your wireless service provider for more
information.
Legal information
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