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User guide
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Summary of Contents

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    User guide Xperia ™ ST26i/ST26a...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Important information..............6 Android™ – what and why?............7 Applications..................7 Getting started................8 Assembly....................8 Turning the phone on and off ............10 Setup guide..................11 Screen lock..................11 Accounts and services..............11 Getting to know your phone............13 Phone overview.................13 Using the keys..................14 Battery....................14 Using the touchscreen..............17 Home screen..................19 Notification light for social networking services .........21 Accessing and using applications............22...

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    Sharing your contacts...............45 Backing up contacts.................46 Messaging...................47 Using text and multimedia messaging..........47 Text and multimedia message options..........48 E-mail..................49 Using e-mail..................49 Using email accounts................51 Gmail™ and other Google™ services ..........52 Google Talk™ ................53 Getting started with Google Play™..........54 Downloading from Google Play™............54 Clearing your application data............54 Permissions..................55 Installing applications not from Google Play™...

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    Copying media files to your memory card .........75 Using the music player ..............75 Identifying music using TrackID technology......80 Using TrackID™ technology results...........80 Using the FM radio..............82 FM radio overview................82 Using your favorite radio channels.............82 Making a new search for radio channels..........83 Switching the radio sound between devices........83 Identifying radio tracks using TrackID™..........83 Sharing the details of music you like on Facebook™......83...

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    Setting a screen lock...............111 Updating your phone...............113 Updating your phone wirelessly............113 Updating your phone using a USB cable connection.......113 Phone settings overview............115 Status and notification icons overview........117 Status icons..................117 Notification icons................117 Application overview..............119 User support................121 Troubleshooting...............122 My phone is not working as expected..........122 Resetting the phone................122 I cannot charge the phone..............122 No battery charging icon appears when phone starts charging..122...

  • Page 6: Important Information

    Important information Please read the Important information leaflet before you use your mobile phone. 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.

  • Page 7: Applications

    Android™ – what and why? Your Xperia smartphone from Sony runs on the Android platform. Android phones can perform many of the same functions as a computer and you can customize them to your own needs. For example, you can add and delete applications, or enhance existing applications to improve functionality.

  • Page 8: Getting Started, Assembly

    Getting started Assembly To remove the battery cover • Insert the tip of your finger firmly into the opening on the side of the phone, between the phone and the battery cover. Then lift up the cover slowly but firmly. Do not use sharp objects that may damage parts of the phone.

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    Turn off your phone. Remove the battery cover, then insert the memory card and the SIM card into the relevant slots. A memory card may not be included at purchase in all markets. To remove the SIM card Turn off your phone. Remove the battery cover.

  • Page 10: Turning The Phone On And Off

    To remove the memory card Turn off your phone, or unmount the memory card from Settings > Storage > Unmount SD card. Remove the battery cover, then draw the memory card outward to remove it. To attach the battery cover Place the cover over the back of the phone so that the camera lens hole in the cover fits over the camera lens.

  • Page 11: Setup Guide, Screen Lock, Accounts And Services

    Press and hold down the power key on the right side of the phone until the phone vibrates. If your screen goes dark, briefly press the power key to activate the screen. To unlock the screen, drag to the right across the screen. Enter your SIM card PIN when requested, and select OK.

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    phone calendar with your Google Calendar™, and to download applications and games, music, movies and books from Google Play™. ® ® Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account ® ® Synchronize your phone with your corporate Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account. This way, you keep your work email, contacts, and calendar events with you at all times. Facebook™...

  • Page 13: Getting To Know Your Phone, Phone Overview

    Getting to know your phone Phone overview 2 3 4 This is an Internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use.

  • Page 14: Using The Keys, Battery

    1. Proximity sensor 1 11. Notification light for social networking services 2. Proximity sensor 2 12. Back key 3. Notification LED light 13. Touchscreen 4. Front camera lens 14. Camera lens 5. Ear speaker 15. Camera LED light 6. Power key 16.

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    To charge the phone Plug the phone 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 phone, with the USB symbol facing up.

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    Use the Power Saver feature to reduce battery consumption. You can select the power • saving mode that best suits the way you use your phone. You can also customize the settings of each power saving mode. • Set your synchronization applications (used to synchronize your email, calendar and contacts) to synchronize manually.

  • Page 17: Using The Touchscreen

    To display power saver notifications From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Power Saver. Mark the Status bar checkbox. Using the touchscreen A protective plastic sheet is attached to the screen of your phone when you buy it. You should peel off this sheet before using the touchscreen.

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    Place two fingers on the screen at once and pinch them together (to zoom out) or • spread them apart (to zoom in). Use the zoom function when viewing photos and maps, or when browsing the Web. Scrolling Scroll by moving your finger up or down on the screen. On some web pages you can also scroll to the sides.

  • Page 19: Home Screen

    To flick To scroll more quickly, flick your finger in the direction you want to go on the • screen. You can wait for the scrolling movement to stop by itself, or you can stop it immediately by tapping the screen. Sensors Your phone has sensors that detect both light and proximity.

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    To share an item from your Home screen Press to open your Home screen. Touch and hold an item until it magnifies and the phone vibrates, then drag the item to Select an option and confirm, if necessary. You can now share the applications and widgets you like with your friends so they can download and use them.

  • Page 21: Notification Light For Social Networking Services

    To add a shortcut to the Home screen From your Home screen, press Tap Add > Shortcuts. Find and select a shortcut. Add an application shortcut directly from the Application screen by touching and holding the application. To move an item on the Home screen Press to open your Home screen.

  • Page 22: Accessing And Using Applications

    To turn on the notification light for incoming Facebook™ notifications From your Home screen, tap Tap Facebook™. Log in to Facebook™, if required. > Settings. Mark the Phone LED checkbox. To turn on the notification light for incoming Twitter™ notifications From your Home screen, tap Tap Twitter™.

  • Page 23: Status And Notifications

    To close an application • Press Some applications are paused when you press to exit, while other applications may continue to run in the background. In the first case, the next time you open the application, you can continue where you left off. Recently used applications window You can view and access recently used applications from this window.

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    message and calendar notifications appear here. The right side shows the signal strength, battery status, and other information. A notification light also gives you battery status information and some notifications. For example, a flashing blue light means there is a new message or a missed call. The notification light may not work when the battery level is low.

  • Page 25: Phone Settings Menu, Typing Text

    To open the phone settings menu from the Notification panel • To dismiss a notification from the Notification panel • Place your finger on a notification and flick left or right. To clear all notifications from the Notification panel • Phone settings menu View and change your phone settings from the Settings menu.

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    To display the on-screen keyboard to enter text Tap a text entry field. • To hide the on-screen keyboard • When the on-screen keyboard is open, press To use the on-screen keyboard in landscape orientation • When you enter text, turn the phone sideways. For the keyboard to support this feature, landscape mode must be supported by the application you are using, and your screen orientation settings must be set to automatic.

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    Application bar Close the application bar Select all text Cut text Copy text Paste text only appears when you have text stored on the clipboard. To edit text in landscape orientation When you enter text, touch and hold the text field until Edit... appears. Select the text you want to work with, then tap Edit...

  • Page 28: Keyboard And Phonepad Settings

    8 Delete a character before the cursor All illustrations are for illustration purposes only and may not accurately depict the actual phone. To open the Phonepad for the first time • Tap a text entry field, then tap or touch and hold if you have already selected more than one input language.

  • Page 29: Customizing Your Phone

    Text input settings When entering text using the on-screen keyboard or the Phonepad, you can access a text input settings menu that helps you set options for text prediction. For example, you can decide how you want the phone to present word alternatives and correct words as you type, or enable the text input application to remember new words you write.

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

  • Page 31: Memory

    To set the screen to vibrate From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Sound. Mark the Vibrate on touch checkbox. The screen now vibrates when you tap soft keys and certain applications. To adjust the idle time before the screen turns off From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings >...

  • Page 32: Using A Headset With Your Phone

    To move an application to the phone's internal storage From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Apps. Select the application that you want to move to the internal storage. Tap Move to internal storage. It is not possible to move some applications from the phone memory to the internal storage. Memory card You may have to purchase a memory card separately.

  • Page 33: Internet And Messaging Settings, Controlling Data Usage

    Internet and messaging settings To send text and multimedia messages or to access the Internet, you must have a 2G or 3G mobile data connection with the correct settings. There are different ways to adjust these settings: • For most mobile phone networks and operators, Internet and messaging settings come preinstalled on your phone.

  • Page 34: Mobile Network Settings

    to avoid additional charges. You can also limit the amount of data used by individual applications. Adjusting data usage settings can help you keep greater control over data usage but cannot guarantee the prevention of additional charges. To access data usage settings From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings >...

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

  • Page 36: Calling, Emergency Calls, Call Handling

    Calling Emergency calls Your phone 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 the SIM card inserted if you are within range of a network. To make an emergency call From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Phone.

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    To answer a call • Drag to the right across the screen. If you are using regular headphones without a microphone, you have to remove the headphones from the headset connector to be able to answer the call. To decline a call Drag to the left across the screen.

  • Page 38: Voicemail, Multiple Calls, Conference Calls

    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.

  • Page 39: Call Settings

    To make a conference call During an ongoing call, tap Dial the number of your second participant and tap If the second participant answers, the first call is put on hold. To add more participants, repeat steps 1 to 4. To have a private conversation with a conference call participant During an ongoing conference call, tap the button showing the number of participants.

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

  • Page 41: Contacts, Transferring Contacts To Your New Phone

    Contacts Use the Contacts application to store and manage all your numbers, email addresses, and other contact data in one place. Just tap on a contact to see all communications with that contact in one easy overview. You can add new contacts in your phone and synchronize them with contacts saved in ®...

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    Transferring contacts using an Apple® Mac® computer For detailed instructions on how to use an Apple Mac computer to transfer contacts from your old phone, go to www.sonymobile.com/support/contacts. Transferring contacts using synchronization accounts Your phone works with popular online synchronization accounts such as Google Sync™, ®...

  • Page 43: Contacts Screen Overview, Managing Your Contacts

    Contacts screen overview Tap here to create a contact Contact search field Touch a contact to view its details Alphabetical index for browsing contacts Tap a contact thumbnail to access the Quick Contact menu Shortcut tabs Managing your contacts You can create, edit and synchronize your contacts in a few simple steps. You can select contacts saved in different accounts and manage how you display them in the phone.

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    To edit a contact From the Home screen, tap , then tap Touch and hold the contact you want to edit, then tap Edit contact. Edit the desired information. When you are finished, tap Done. To associate a picture with a contact From your Home screen, tap , then tap Touch and hold the contact you want to edit, then tap Edit contact.

  • Page 45: Communicating With Your Contacts, Sharing Your Contacts

    To mark or unmark a contact as a favorite From the Home screen, tap , then tap Tap the contact you want to add to or remove from your favorites. To view your favorite contacts From your Home screen, tap , then tap Groups You can assign contacts to groups to get quicker access to them from within the...

  • Page 46: Backing Up Contacts

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

  • Page 47: Messaging, Using Text And Multimedia Messaging

    Messaging Using text and multimedia messaging You can send and receive text messages from your phone using SMS (Short Message Service). If your subscription includes MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service), you can also send and receive messages that contain media files, for example, pictures and videos. The number of characters you can send in a single text message varies depending on the operator and the language you use.

  • Page 48: Text And Multimedia Message Options

    To delete conversations From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Press , then tap Delete several. Mark the checkboxes for the conversations you want to delete, then tap Delete. To save a sender's number to a contact From your Home screen, tap , then tap Messaging.

  • Page 49: E-mail, Using E-mail

    E-mail Use the Email application in your phone to send and receive emails through your regular email account or through your corporate account. Or you can do both. Your phone can handle several email accounts at the same time. You can set up these accounts to run through one combined inbox, or through separate inboxes.

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    To receive email messages From your Home screen, tap Find and tap . The inbox of your default email account appears. If you want to check another email account that you have set up on your phone, tap the bar containing , then select the account you want to check.

  • Page 51: Using Email Accounts

    To forward an email message From your Home screen, tap Find and tap . The inbox of your default email account appears. If you want to check another email account that you have set up on your phone, tap the bar containing , then select the account you want to check.

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    To set an email account as your default account From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Press , then tap Settings. Tap the account you want to use as the default account for composing and sending emails. Mark the Default account checkbox. The inbox of the default account appears every time you open the Email application.

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    Google Talk™ You can use Google Talk™ instant messaging in your phone to chat with friends who also use this application. To start Google Talk™ From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Talk. To reply to an instant message with Talk When someone contacts you on Talk, appears in the status bar.

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    Getting started with Google Play™ Open Google Play™ and enter a world of applications and games. You can browse these applications and games through different categories. You can also rate an application or game and send feedback on it. To use Google Play™, you need to have a Google™ account. See To set up a Google™...

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    To delete an installed application From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings. Tap Apps. Select the application you want to delete. Tap Uninstall. It is not possible to delete some preinstalled applications. Permissions Some applications need to access parts of your phone to be able to work properly. For example, a navigation application needs permissions to send and receive data traffic, and access your location.

  • Page 56: Before You Download Content

    PlayNow™ service You can use the PlayNow™ service to download applications, music, games, ringtones, and wallpapers. The PlayNow™ service offers both free and non-free downloads. The PlayNow™ service is not available in all countries. Before you download content Before you download, make sure that you have an Internet connection. Also, you may need to have a memory card inserted in your phone to download content.

  • Page 57: Getting Organized, Calendar, Alarm Clock

    Getting organized Calendar Your phone has a calendar for managing your time schedule. If you have a Google™ account, you can also synchronize your phone calendar with your web calendar. See Synchronizing data on your phone on page 61. To set the calendar view From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Calendar.

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    To edit an existing alarm From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Clock. Tap Set alarm. Tap the alarm you want to edit. Tap Time. Scroll up or down to adjust the time. Tap Set. If desired, edit other alarm settings. Tap OK.

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    To activate the vibrate function for an alarm From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Clock. Tap Set alarm. Tap the alarm you want to edit. Mark the Vibrate checkbox, then tap OK. To set alarms to sound when the phone is in silent mode From your Home screen, tap .

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    Scanning with the NeoReader™ application Use your phone as a barcode scanner to find out more about items you scan. For example, you see a coat in a magazine ad and want to find the nearest retail outlet to buy it. If the ad contains a readable barcode, the NeoReader™ application uses this code to access mobile web content, such as a web page with more product information or a map of nearby outlets.

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    Synchronizing data on your phone You can sync contacts, email, calendar events, and other information with your phone from multiple email accounts, synchronization services, and other kinds of accounts, depending on the applications installed on your phone. Synchronizing your phone with other information sources is an easy and practical way to stay up to date.

  • Page 62: Synchronizing Your Corporate Email, Calendar And Contacts

    Synchronizing your corporate email, calendar and contacts Access your corporate email messages, calendar appointments and contacts directly from your phone. View and manage them just as easily as you would from a computer. After setup, you can find your information in the Mail, Calendar and Contacts applications.

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    To set up a Facebook™ integration account on your phone From your Home screen, tap Tap Settings > Accounts & sync. Make sure that synchronization is turned on so that applications can synchronize data automatically. Tap Add account > Sony™ Facebook integration. Follow the on-screen instructions to create a Facebook™...

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    To set a synchronization interval From your Home screen, tap Tap Settings > Accounts & sync, then tap your SyncML™ account. Tap Account settings. Tap Sync interval and select an interval option. To remove a SyncML™ account from your phone From your Home screen, tap Tap Settings >...

  • Page 65: Connecting To Wireless Networks

    Connecting to wireless networks You can access the Internet wirelessly from your phone using Wi-Fi® technology. This way you can browse the web and access cheaper call and data rates. If your company or organization has a virtual private network (VPN), you can connect to this network with your phone.

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    Advanced Wi-Fi® settings Before you add a Wi-Fi® network manually, you need to turn on the Wi-Fi® setting in your phone. Wi-Fi® network status When you are connected to a Wi-Fi® network or when there are Wi-Fi® networks available in your vicinity, it is possible to see the status of these Wi-Fi® networks. You can also enable the phone to notify you whenever an open Wi-Fi®...

  • Page 67: Virtual Private Networks (vpns)

    Portable Wi-Fi® hotspot is active Both USB tethering and portable hotspot are active To share your phone’s data connection using a USB cable Deactivate all USB cable connections to your phone. Using the USB cable that came with your phone, connect your phone to a computer.

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    To add a virtual private network From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > More… > VPN. Tap Add VPN network. Select the type of VPN to add. Enter your VPN settings. Tap Save. To connect to a virtual private network From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings >...

  • Page 69: Web Browser, Browsing The Web, Navigating Web Pages

    Web browser Use your web browser to view and navigate web pages, add pages as bookmarks, and save pages for offline viewing. You can open up to 16 windows at the same time and switch among them easily. You can also request the desktop version of a web page if you don't want to view the mobile version.

  • Page 70: Managing Bookmarks

    To zoom in or out on a web page Use one of the following methods to zoom in or out on a web page: • Double-tap to zoom in on the web page, or double-tap again to zoom out. • Touch an area of the page with two fingers at once and spread them apart to zoom in, or pinch them together to zoom out.

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    To bookmark a web page While you are viewing the web page, press Tap Save to bookmarks. If desired, edit the bookmark. When you're done, tap OK. To open a bookmark When the browser is open, flick downward on the screen to make the search and address bar appear.

  • Page 72: Managing Text And Images, Multiple Windows

    Managing text and images To find text on a web page When you are viewing a web page, press Tap Find on page. Enter your search text. Characters that match your search get highlighted on the web page. Tap the up or down arrows to go to the previous or next highlighted item. to close the search bar.

  • Page 73: Downloading From The Web, Browser Settings

    Downloading from the web You can download applications and content when you browse the web using the web browser in your phone. Usually you have to touch a download link for the desired file and the download then starts automatically. To view your downloaded files From your Home screen, tap Find and tap...

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    Auto-filling text Auto-filling allows you to automatically enter data such as names and addresses on various web forms, so you don’t have to enter the same information repeatedly on different web pages. To create text for auto-filling When the browser is open, press Tap Settings >...

  • Page 75: Music, Protecting Your Hearing, Copying Media Files To Your Memory Card, Using The Music Player

    Music Get the most out of your music player. Listen to and organize music, audio books and podcasts that you have transferred to your memory card from a computer, or purchased and downloaded from online stores. To make content easily available to the music player, you can use the Media Go™ application.

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    Go to the next track in the current play queue, or fast forward Total time length of the track Elapsed time of current track Progress indicator – drag the indicator or tap along the line to fast forward or rewind Play/Pause button 10 Go to the previous track in the current play queue, or rewind To change tracks...

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    To share a track When browsing your tracks in the music player library, touch and hold a track title. Tap Send. Select an available transfer method, and follow the on-screen instructions. You can also share albums and playlists this way. You might not be able to copy, send or transfer copyright-protected items.

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    Collect links to music and music-related content that you and your friends have shared using online services Browse all playlists Browse audio by track 10 Browse by album Using My music to organize your tracks Tap the My Music tab in the Music player to get an overview of all the tracks you've saved to your phone's memory card.

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    To play tracks in random order In the music player, tap MY MUSIC. and navigate to an album, or tap and browse to a playlist. Open the album or playlist by tapping its name. to turn on Shuffle mode. Playlists The music player automatically creates Smart playlists on the playlist tab in the music player library.

  • Page 80: Identifying Music Using Trackid Technology

    Identifying music using TrackID technology Use the TrackID™ music recognition service to identify a music track you hear playing in your surroundings. Just record a short sample of the song and you’ll get artist, title and album info within seconds. You can purchase tracks identified by TrackID™ and you can view TrackID charts to see what TrackID users around the globe are searching for.

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    To delete a track from the track history When the TrackID™ application is open, tap History. Tap a track title, then tap Delete. Tap Yes. This is an Internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use.

  • Page 82: Using The Fm Radio, Fm Radio Overview, Using Your Favorite Radio Channels

    Using the FM radio The FM radio in your phone works like any FM radio. For example, you can browse and listen to FM radio stations and save them as favorites. You must connect a wired headset or headphones to the phone before you can use the radio. This is because the headset or headphones act as an antenna.

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    To save a channel as a favorite When the radio is open, navigate to the channel that you want to save as a favorite. To remove a channel as a favorite When the radio is open, navigate to the channel that you want to remove as a favorite.

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    To share details of music you like on Facebook™ When the FM radio is playing a music track that you want to share, find and tap Add a comment in the comment field, if desired. Tap Share to send details of the track to Facebook. Tap Cancel to return to the FM radio application.

  • Page 85: Taking Photos And Recording Videos, Camera Controls Overview, Using The Still Camera

    Taking photos and recording videos Take a photo or record a video with the camera in your phone. You can hold the camera horizontally or vertically. Use the front camera to take self-portraits. Photos and videos are saved automatically on the memory card. Share a photo or a video with friends, or upload your photos and videos to a web service.

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    To take a photo by tapping the on-screen button Activate the camera. If the still camera is not selected, drag To display all settings, press Tap Capturing method and select On-screen button if it is not already selected. Point the camera toward the subject. Tap the on-screen button .

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    To turn on geotagging Activate the camera. If the still camera is not selected, drag Press , then tap Geotagging > On. Tap OK to agree to enable GPS and/or wireless networks. Check the options you want to select under Location services. After you confirm your settings, press to return to the camera screen.

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    Determine the amount of light in the photo you want to take. A higher value indicates an increased amount of light. This setting is only available in Normal capturing mode. Metering This function automatically determines a well-balanced exposure by measuring the amount of light striking the image you want to capture.

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    Flash Use the flash to take photos when lighting conditions are poor or when there is a backlight. 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 removes unwanted dark shadows.

  • Page 90: Using The Video Camera

    Capturing method Select the method you use to take photos. On-screen button Take a photo by tapping the on-screen button on the camera screen. The photo is taken as soon as you release your finger. Touch capture Identify a particular focus area by touching the camera screen with your finger. The photo is taken as soon as you release your finger.

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    To play recorded videos Activate the camera. If the video camera is not selected, drag Tap the thumbnails on the bottom of the screen. Flick left or right to browse all photo and video files. Videos are identified by to play a video. To stop playing the video, tap You can also flick the thumbnails from right to left to find the file that you want to play.

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    Sometimes the video quality can be better without a light, even if lighting conditions are poor. Capturing method Select the method you use to record a video. On-screen button Record a video by using the on-screen button on the camera screen. Touch capture Identify a particular focus area by touching the camera screen with your finger.

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    Incandescent Adjusts the color balance for warm lighting conditions, such as under light bulbs. Fluorescent Adjust the color balance for fluorescent lighting. Daylight Adjust the color balance for sunny outdoor conditions. Cloudy Adjust the color balance for a cloudy sky. Microphone Select whether to pick up the surrounding sound when recording videos.

  • Page 94: Viewing Photos And Videos In Album, Album Tab Overview

    Viewing photos and videos in Album Use Album to view photos and play videos that you’ve taken with your phone camera, or to view similar content that you've downloaded or copied to the memory card. You can add geotags to your photos and videos, and then view them on a world map. In Album, you can also view photos and videos that you've uploaded to an online service, for example, to a Picasa™...

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    Tap a photo or video to view it. Scroll up or down to view content. Switch to a list view of all folders containing pictures and videos saved on your phone. List view of all folders containing pictures and videos saved on your phone. Tap to return to grid view in the Pictures tab.

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    To zoom a photo When you are viewing a photo, double-tap the screen to zoom in. Double-tap again to • zoom out. • When you are viewing a photo, spread two fingers apart to zoom in, or pinch two fingers together to zoom out.

  • Page 97: Viewing Your Photos On A Map

    To delete a photo When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap Tap OK. Working with videos in Album Use Album to watch videos that you’ve taken with the camera, downloaded, or copied to your memory card.

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    Overview of Maps tab The number of geotagged photos and videos. Double tap to zoom in. Pinch to zoom out. Drag to view different parts of the map. A group of photos and/or videos geotagged with the same location. Thumbnails of the selected group of photos and/or videos. Tap an item to view it in full screen. Search a location on the map.

  • Page 99: Viewing Your Online Albums

    To change the map view in Album • When viewing the map in Album, press , then select Classic view or Satellite view. Viewing your online albums In Album, you can view the photos and videos you've uploaded to online services, such as Picasa™...

  • Page 100: Playing Video Clips In Movies

    Playing video clips in Movies Use the Movies application to play movies that you’ve copied or downloaded to your phone. Movies also helps you get poster art, plot summaries, genre info, and director details for each movie. You can share your favorite movies with friends, for example, via Bluetooth™...

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    Sharing content with DLNA Certified™ devices You can view or play media content saved in your phone on other devices such as, for example, a TV, a PlayStation®3, a computer, or a tablet. Such devices must be DLNA Certified™ by the Digital Living Network Alliance and must be connected to the same Wi-Fi®...

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    To stop sharing files with other DLNA Certified™ devices From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Connected devices. Press , then tap Media server. Drag the slider to turn off the Share content function. To set access permissions for a pending device From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Connected devices.

  • Page 103: Naming Your Phone

    Bluetooth™ wireless technology Use the Bluetooth™ function to send files to other Bluetooth™ compatible devices, or to connect to handsfree accessories. Turn on the Bluetooth™ function in your phone and create wireless connections to other Bluetooth™ compatible devices such as computers, handsfree accessories, and phones.

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    To connect your phone to another Bluetooth™ device If you are connecting to a Bluetooth device that requires you to first pair your phone before connecting, follow the relevant steps to pair your phone with that device. From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings >...

  • Page 105: Transferring And Handling Content Using A Usb Cable

    Connecting your phone to a computer Connect your phone to a computer and start transferring pictures, music and other file types. The easiest ways to connect are using a USB cable or Bluetooth wireless technology. When you connect your phone to the computer using a USB cable, you are prompted to install the PC Companion application on your computer.

  • Page 106

    To connect paired devices wirelessly in Media transfer mode Make sure Media transfer mode is enabled on your phone. It is normally enabled by default. From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Xperia™ > Connectivity. Tap the paired device that you want to connect to under Trusted devices. Tap Connect.

  • Page 107

    To transfer content using the Media Go™ application Connect your phone to a computer using a supported USB cable. Phone: In the status bar, Internal storage connected appears. Computer: Open the PC Companion application on the PC first. In PC Companion, click Media Go to start the Media Go™ application. In some cases, you may have to wait for Media Go™...

  • Page 108: Using Location Services To Find Your Position, Using Gps

    Using location services to find your position Use your phone to find out where you are. There are two methods: GPS and wireless networks. Enable the wireless networks option if you only need your approximate location, and want it fast. If you want a more exact position, and have a clear view of the sky, enable the GPS option.

  • Page 109

    Google Maps™ Track your current location, view real-time traffic situations and receive detailed directions to your destination. Before taking trips, you can download and save maps to your memory card to avoid high roaming costs. The Google Maps™ application requires an Internet connection. You may incur data connection charges when you connect to the Internet from your phone.

  • Page 110: Locking And Protecting Your Phone, Imei Number, Sim Card Protection

    Locking and protecting your phone IMEI number Every phone has a unique IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number. You should keep a copy of this number. If your phone is stolen, your network provider can use your IMEI number to stop the phone from accessing the network in your country. To view your IMEI number Turn off your phone, then remove the battery cover and battery.

  • Page 111: Setting A Screen Lock

    To change the SIM card PIN From the Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Security > Set up SIM card lock > Change SIM PIN. Enter the old SIM card PIN and tap OK. Enter the new SIM card PIN and tap OK. Retype the new SIM card PIN and tap OK.

  • Page 112

    To create a screen unlock pattern From the Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock > Pattern. Follow the instructions in your phone. You are asked to select a security question that will be used to unlock the phone if you forget your screen unlock pattern. To unlock the screen using a screen unlock pattern Activate the screen.

  • Page 113: Updating Your Phone, Updating Your Phone Wirelessly, Updating Your Phone Using A Usb Cable Connection

    Updating your phone Update your phone to the most recent software version to get optimal performance and the latest enhancements. You can use the Update center application on your phone to run a wireless update, or you can use the PC Companion application on a computer to run an update using a USB cable connection.

  • Page 114

    To download the PC Companion application from your phone Connect your phone to a computer using a USB cable. When prompted, follow the instructions in the phone to launch the installation of PC Companion on the computer. PC Companion can also be downloaded from www.sonymobile.com. To download software updates using a USB cable connection Install the PC Companion application on the computer you are using, if it is not already installed.

  • Page 115: Phone Settings Overview

    Phone settings overview Get to know the settings in your phone so that you can personalize them to your own requirements. Wi-Fi Turn Wi-Fi® on or off, scan available Wi-Fi® networks, or add the Wi-Fi® network. Bluetooth Turn Bluetooth™ on or off, search for available Bluetooth™ devices, and make your phone visible or invisible to other Bluetooth™...

  • Page 116

    Developer Set options for application development. For example, you can options show CPU usage on the phone display. You can also set the phone to enter debug mode when USB connections are active. About phone View information about your phone, such as the model number, firmware version, phone number and signal.

  • Page 117: Status And Notification Icons Overview, Status Icons, Notification Icons

    Status and notification icons overview Status icons The following status icons may appear on your screen: Signal strength No signal Roaming GPRS is available EDGE is available 3G is available Sending and downloading GPRS data Sending and downloading EDGE data Sending and downloading 3G data Battery status The battery is charging...

  • Page 118

    An upcoming calendar event A song is playing The phone is connected to a computer via a USB cable Warning message Error message Missed call Call ongoing Call on hold Call forwarding on Software updates available Downloading data Uploading data More (undisplayed) notifications This is an Internet version of this publication.

  • Page 119: Application Overview

    Application overview Use the Alarm and clock application to set various kinds of alarms. Use your web browser to navigate and view web pages, manage bookmarks, and manage text and images. Use the Calculator application to perform basic calculations. Use the Calendar application to keep track of your events and manage your appointments.

  • Page 120

    Use the subscription-based Music Unlimited™ application to access millions of songs over a 3G or Wi-Fi® connection. Optimize phone settings to suit your own requirements. Use the Setup guide application to learn about basic functions and to get help setting up the phone. Use the Google Talk™...

  • Page 121: User Support

    User support Access user support directly in your phone through the Help application. For example, you can open a User guide with instructions on how to use your phone. You can also get troubleshooting and other help from the Sony Mobile support zone, and from the Sony Mobile Customer support service.

  • Page 122: Troubleshooting, My Phone Is Not Working As Expected, Resetting The Phone

    Troubleshooting My phone is not working as expected If you experience problems with your phone, check these tips before you try anything else: • Restart your phone. • Remove and re-insert the battery and SIM card. Then restart your phone. •...

  • Page 123: My Wired Headset Does Not Work

    My wired headset does not work Make sure the wired headset that you are using complies to the CTIA standard. Your • phone supports the CTIA standard, and may not be fully compatible with other standards, such as OMTP. • If you have a wireless headset that is compatible with your phone, try using that instead.

  • Page 124: Recycling Your Phone

    Recycling your phone Got an old phone 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. This is an Internet version of this publication.

  • Page 125: Legal Information

    Legal information Sony ST26i/ST26a This User guide is published by Sony Mobile Communications AB or its local affiliated company, without any warranty. Improvements and changes to this User guide necessitated by typographical errors, inaccuracies of current information, or improvements to programs and/or equipment, may be made by Sony Mobile Communications AB at any time and without notice.

  • Page 126: Index

    Index settings ............87, 91 accounts ..............11 taking photos ..........85, 86 Exchange Active Sync® ........12 using the flash ..........86 Facebook™ .............12 video ..............90 Google™ ............11 viewing photos ..........86 adjusting volume .............76 viewing videos ..........91 alarm ................57 zoom ..............86 Album ..............94 caps lock ..............25 map ..............98 charging ..............14 online albums ..........99...

  • Page 127

    front camera ............85 hearing protection ...........75 My playlists ............79 pausing a track ..........76 geotagging podcasts ............75 of photos ............86 purchasing ............80 Gmail™ ..............52 searching using TrackID™ ......80 Google Latitude™ ..........109 sharing ............77, 80 Google Maps™ .............109 shortcuts ............78 Google Play™ ............54 using a headset ..........32 Google Talk™...

  • Page 128

    power saver .............16 silent mode ..............29 activating ............16 SIM card ..............110 changing settings ..........16 exporting contacts to ........46 deactivating .............16 importing contacts from ........42 displaying notifications ........17 removing ............9 power saving mode ..........16 slideshow ..............96 powering off ............10 SOS - See emergency numbers ......36 powering on .............10 status ..............117 presets...

  • Page 129

    photos .............86 videos recorded using the camera ....91 voicemail ..............38 volume adjusting for videos .........97 key ..............29 wallpaper ..............21 using a photo as ..........96 web browser ............69 managing bookmarks ........70 settings ............73 Wi-Fi® ..............65 widgets ..............20 resizing ............20 Timescape™ Feed ..........20 Timescape™...

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