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User guide
Xperia
M dual
C2004/C2005

Summary of Contents

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    User guide Xperia M dual ™ C2004/C2005...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Xperia™ M dual User guide............6 Getting started................7 Android™ – what and why?...............7 Overview....................7 Assembly...................8 Turning the device on and off ............10 Screen lock..................10 Setup guide..................11 Accounts and services..............11 Getting to know your phone............12 Using the keys.................12 Using the touchscreen..............12 Battery....................14 Using the lock screen..............17 Home screen..................17...

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    Call settings..................41 Contacts ..................44 Transferring contacts using a computer..........44 Transferring contacts using synchronisation accounts....44 Other methods for transferring contacts.........44 Avoiding duplicate entries in the Contacts application....45 Adding and editing contacts............45 Searching and viewing contacts............46 Favourites and groups..............47 Sending contact information............48 Backing up contacts................48 Messaging..................49 Using text and multimedia messaging..........49...

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    Album...................77 Viewing photos and videos in Album..........77 Movies..................84 About Movies...................84 Using Movies...................84 Video Unlimited................86 About Video Unlimited..............86 Renting or buying a video..............86 Web browser................88 About the web browser..............88 Connectivity.................89 Connecting to wireless networks.............89 Sharing content with DLNA Certified™ devices......92 NFC....................94 Bluetooth®...

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    Application overview..............118 Important information..............120 Important information leaflet............120 Limitations to services and features..........120 Legal information................120 Index...................121 This is an Internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use.

  • Page 6: Xperia™ M Dual User Guide

    Xperia™ M dual User guide This is an Internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use.

  • Page 7: Android™ – What And Why, Overview, Getting Started

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

  • Page 8: Assembly

    Main camera lens 10 Microphone 2 11 Headset jack 12 Camera light 13 Port for charger/USB cable 14 NFC™ detection area 15 Speaker 16 Strap hole Assembly To remove the back cover Insert a thumbnail into the opening, as shown in the illustration, then lift up the side of the cover.

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    To insert the memory card Remove the back cover. Insert the memory card into the memory card slot, with the gold-coloured contacts facing down. The memory card may not be included at purchase in all markets. To insert the SIM card Do not insert an incompatible SIM card in the SIM card slot.

  • Page 10: Turning The Device On And Off, Screen Lock

    To attach the back cover Place the back cover over the back of the device. Press down the sides of the cover until you hear clicking noises. Turning the device on and off To turn on the device Press and hold down the power key until the device vibrates.

  • Page 11: Setup Guide, Accounts And Services

    For example, if you have a Sony Entertainment Network account, you can sign in to it and start enjoying music, videos and games from the Sony Entertainment Network on your device. Or you can create a new account directly on your device.

  • Page 12: Using The Keys, Using The Touchscreen, Getting To Know Your Phone

    The device screen is made from glass. Do not touch the screen if the glass is cracked or shattered. Avoid trying to repair a damaged screen yourself. Glass screens are sensitive to drops and mechanical shocks. Cases of negligent care are not covered by the Sony warranty service.

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    To zoom • Place two fingers on the screen at once and pinch them together (to zoom out) or spread them apart (to zoom in). When you use two fingers on the screen to zoom, it is only possible to zoom if both fingers are within the zoomable area.

  • Page 14: Battery

    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 device has sensors that detect both light and proximity.

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    To charge your device 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.

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    Otherwise, your device repeatedly scans for available networks, and this consumes power. • Use a Sony™ original handsfree device to listen to music. Handsfree devices demand less battery power than your device's own loudspeakers. • Keep your device in standby mode whenever possible. Standby time refers to the time during which your device is connected to the network and is not being used.

  • Page 17: Using The Lock Screen, Home Screen

    To activate Low battery mode Drag the status bar downwards, then tap Find and tap Power management. Drag the slider beside Low battery mode to the right. To deactivate Low battery mode From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Power management. next to Low battery mode.

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    The items in the bar at the bottom of the screen are always available for quick access. To go to the Home screen • Press To browse the Home screen • Flick right or left. To set a pane as the main Home screen pane Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.

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    To add a widget to the Home screen Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates, then tap Widgets. Find and tap the widget that you want to add. To resize a widget Touch and hold a widget until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then release the widget.

  • Page 20: Accessing And Using Applications

    To rename a folder on the Home screen Tap the folder to open it. Tap the folder's title bar to show the Folder name field. Enter the new folder name and tap Done. Changing the background of your Home screen Adapt the Home screen to your own style using wallpapers and different themes.

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

  • Page 22: Status And Notifications

    To add a widget as a small app To make the small apps bar appear, press > > Select a widget. Enter a name for the widget, if desired, then tap OK. Application menu You can open a menu at any time when you are using an application. The menu will look different depending on which application you are using.

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    To open the Notification panel • Drag the status bar downwards. To close the Notification panel • Drag the tab at the bottom of the Notification panel upwards. To open a running application from the Notification panel • Tap the icon for the running application to open it. To dismiss a notification from the Notification panel •...

  • Page 24: Settings Menu, Typing Text

    ® To control the Bluetooth function from the Notification panel Drag the status bar downwards. Tap . To control the Wi-Fi® function from the Notification panel Drag the status bar downwards. To enable or disable data traffic from the Notification panel Drag the status bar downwards.

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    7 Delete a character before the cursor. All illustrations are for illustration purposes only and may not accurately depict the actual device. To display the on-screen keyboard to enter text • Tap a text entry field. To hide the on-screen keyboard •...

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    To edit text in landscape orientation Enter some text, then double-tap the entered text. Select the text you want to work with, then tap Edit... and select an option. To edit text in portrait orientation Enter some text, then double-tap the entered text to make the application bar appear.

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    Phonepad The Phonepad is similar to a standard 12-key telephone keypad. It gives you predictive text and multi-tap input options. You can activate the Phonepad text input method via the keyboard settings. The Phonepad is only available in portrait orientation. Using the Phonepad Choose a text input option Change the character case and turn on the caps lock...

  • Page 28: Customising Your Device

    Keyboard and Phonepad settings You can select settings for the on-screen keyboard and the Phonepad, such as writing language and automatic correction. To access the on-screen keyboard and Phonepad settings When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard or Phonepad, tap , then tap Keyboard settings.

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    To enable or disable the use of two SIM cards Drag the status bar downwards, then tap Find and tap Dual SIM settings. Mark or unmark the SIM1 and SIM2 checkboxes. To rename a SIM card Drag the status bar downwards, then tap Find and tap Dual SIM settings.

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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: Enhancing The Sound Output

    Clear Phase™ and xLOUD™ technology. Using Clear Phase™ technology Use Clear Phase™ technology from Sony to automatically adjust the sound quality coming from your device's internal speakers and get a cleaner, more natural sound. To enhance the speaker sound quality using Clear Phase™...

  • Page 32: Memory, Using A Headset

    To enhance the speaker volume using xLOUD™ From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Sound. Mark the xLOUD™ checkbox. The activation of the xLOUD™ feature has no effect on voice communication applications. Memory You can save content to your device's internal storage and to a memory card. Memory card Your device supports a microSD™...

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

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

  • Page 34: Selecting Networks For Data Traffic

    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. To turn data traffic on or off Drag the status bar downwards, then tap Tap Data usage.

  • Page 35: Mobile Network Settings

    To change the SIM card used for data traffic Drag the status bar downwards, then tap Find and tap Dual SIM settings. Under SIM card for data traffic, tap the available SIM card, that is, the card that you want to switch from. Select the SIM card that you want to switch to.

  • Page 36: Getting Started With Google Play, Downloading From Google Play, Clearing Your Application Data, Google Play

    Google Play™ 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™...

  • Page 37: Permissions, Installing Applications Not From Google Play

    However, you can change this setting and allow installations from unknown sources. Sony does not warrant or guarantee the performance of any third-party applications or content transferred via download or other interface to your device. Similarly, Sony is not responsible for any damage or reduced performance of your device attributable to the transfer of third- party content.

  • Page 38: Emergency Calls, Call Handling, Calling

    Calling 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. To make an emergency call From your Home screen, tap Find and Tap Phone.

  • Page 39: Voicemail

    To reject a second call • When you hear repeated beeps during a call, tap To change the ear speaker volume during a call • Press the volume key up or down. To turn on the loudspeaker during a call •...

  • Page 40: Multiple Calls, Conference Calls

    To call your voicemail service From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Phone. Touch and hold 1. 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. To activate or deactivate call waiting Drag the status bar downwards, then tap >...

  • Page 41: Call Settings

    Call settings Barring calls You can bar all or certain categories of incoming and outgoing calls. When you use call barring for the first time, you need to enter your PUK (Personal Unblocking Key) and then a new password to activate the call barring function. To block incoming or outgoing calls Drag the status bar downwards, then tap >...

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    By activating mutual call forwarding, you ensure that don't miss any incoming calls to either SIM card. Additional charges may be incurred when calls are forwarded using this feature. To turn on the mutual call forwarding function Drag the status bar downwards, then tap >...

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    To add a number to the list of Fixed Dialing Numbers Drag the status bar downwards, then tap > Call settings. Select a SIM card. Tap Fixed dialling numbers > FDN list. If there are no contacts on your SIM card, tap . Enter the desired information, then tap Save.

  • Page 44: Contacts, Transferring Contacts Using A Computer, Transferring Contacts Using Synchronisation Accounts

    Contacts Transferring contacts using a computer Contacts Setup is an application within the PC Companion and the Sony™ Bridge for Mac applications which helps you to gather contacts from your old device and transfer them to your new device. The Contacts Setup application supports several device brands, including iPhone, Samsung, HTC and Nokia.

  • Page 45: Avoiding Duplicate Entries In The Contacts Application, Adding And Editing Contacts

    ® To receive contact data sent using Bluetooth technology ® Make sure you have the Bluetooth function turned on and your device set to visible. When you are asked to confirm whether you want to receive the file, tap Accept. Drag down the Notification panel and tap the file you received to import the contact data.

  • Page 46: Searching And Viewing Contacts

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

  • Page 47: Favourites And Groups

    Shortcut tabs Tap a contact to view its details Alphabetical index for browsing contacts Tap a contact thumbnail to access the quick contact menu Search for contacts Create a contact Open more options To search for a contact From your Home screen, tap , then tap .

  • Page 48: Sending Contact Information, Backing Up Contacts

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

  • Page 49: Messaging, Using Text And Multimedia Messaging

    Messaging Using text and multimedia messaging You can send and receive text messages from your device 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.

  • Page 50: Text And Multimedia Message Options

    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. To delete conversations From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Press , then tap Delete conversations.

  • Page 51: Google Talk

    Google Talk™ You can use the Google Talk™ instant messaging application on your device 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 Google Talk™ When someone contacts you on Google Talk™, appears in the status bar.

  • Page 52: Email, Getting Started With Email

    Email Getting started with Email 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.

  • Page 53: Using Email

    To remove an email account from your device From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Press , then tap Settings. Tap the account you want to remove. Find and tap Delete account > OK. Gmail™ and other Google™ services If you have a Google™...

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    To read your 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 , and select the account you want to check.

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    To mark a read email as unread 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 56: Walkman" Application, About Music, Transferring Media Files To Your Device

    "WALKMAN" application About Music Get the most out of your Walkman™ player. Listen to and organise 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.

  • Page 57: Using The "walkman" Application

    Using the "WALKMAN" application To play audio content From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap In My music, select a music category and browse to the song that you want to open. Tap a song to play it. You might not be able to play copyright-protected items.

  • Page 58: Getting More Information About A Song Or Artist, Using My Music To Organise Your Songs

    To send a song In My music, when browsing your songs , touch and hold a song title. Tap Send. Select an application from the list, and follow the on-screen instructions. You can also send albums and playlists in the same way. To "Like"...

  • Page 59: Managing Playlists

    Browse your music by artist Categorise your music using SensMe™ channels Manage and edit your music using Music Unlimited™ Browse your favourite playlists Collect links to music and related content that you and friends have shared using online services Browse all playlists Browse audio by track 10 Browse by album To add a shortcut to a song...

  • Page 60: Walkman" Application Widget, Protecting Your Hearing

    For more information, see Connecting your device to a computer on page 98. To create your own playlists In My music, to add an artist, album or a song to a playlist, touch and hold the name of the artist or the title of the album or song. In the menu that opens, tap Add to >...

  • Page 61: Trackid™ Technology

    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™...

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    To recommend a track on Facebook™ When the TrackID™ application is open, tap a track title. In the track information screen, wait for the tab to appear, then tap this tab. Log in to Facebook™ and recommend the track. The feature may not be supported in all countries/regions, or by all networks and/or service providers in all areas.

  • Page 63: Fm Radio, About The Fm Radio

    FM radio About the FM 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.

  • Page 64: Using Your Favourite Radio Channels, Sound Settings

    Tuning dial Save or remove a channel as a favourite Tuned frequency Using your favourite radio channels You can save the radio channels you most frequently listen to as favourites. By using favourites you can quickly return to a radio channel. To save a channel as a favourite When the radio is open, navigate to the channel that you want to save as a favourite.

  • Page 65: Identifying Radio Tracks Using Trackid

    Identifying radio tracks using TrackID™ Use TrackID™ technology to identify music tracks as they play on your device's FM radio. To identify a song on the FM radio using TrackID™ While the song is playing on your device's FM radio, press , then select TrackID™.

  • Page 66: Camera, About The Camera, Using The Still Camera

    Camera About the camera The camera application has several other features. For example, you can use it to send photos and videos to friends as messages, or upload them to a web service. Your device also has a front camera, which is useful for self-portraits. Camera controls overview Zoom in or out Main camera screen...

  • Page 67: Face Detection, Using Smile Shutter™ To Capture Smiling Faces

    To take a self-portrait using the front camera Activate the camera. Tap the icon on the top left of the screen, then find and select Front camera. To take the photo, press the camera key. The photo is taken as soon as you release your finger.

  • Page 68: Adding The Geographical Position To Your Photos, Using Still Camera Settings

    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.

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    2592×1944(4:3) 5 megapixel resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on non- widescreen displays or print in high resolution. 2560×1440(16:9) 3 megapixel resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. 1632×1224(4:3) 2 megapixel resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on non- widescreen displays.

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    Focus mode The focus function controls which part of a photo should be sharp. When continuous autofocus is on, the camera keeps adjusting focus so that the area within the yellow focus frame stays sharp. Single auto focus The camera automatically focuses on the selected subject. Continuous autofocus is on. Touch and hold the camera screen until the yellow focus frame turns blue, indicating that the focus is set.

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    Auto Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically. Sets the ISO sensitivity to 100. Sets the ISO sensitivity to 200. Sets the ISO sensitivity to 400. Sets the ISO sensitivity to 800. 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.

  • Page 72: Using The Video Camera

    The photo or video is saved after you shoot it, and no preview appears. This setting is only available in Normal capturing mode. Touch capture Identify a particular focus area by touching the camera screen with your finger. The photo is taken as soon as you release your finger. This setting is only available when focus mode is set to touch focus.

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

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    Record videos suitable for sending in multimedia messages. The recording time of this video format is limited to fit in a multimedia message. Photo light Use the light to record videos when lighting conditions are poor or when there is a backlight.

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    White balance The white balance setting adjusts the colour balance according to the lighting conditions. Auto Adjust the colour balance automatically to the lighting conditions. Incandescent Adjusts the colour balance for warm lighting conditions, such as under light bulbs. Fluorescent Adjust the colour balance for fluorescent lighting.

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    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. This is an Internet version of this publication.

  • Page 77: Album, Viewing Photos And Videos In Album

    Album Viewing photos and videos in Album Use Album 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. 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. The date and number of items in the group below. To view photos and videos in grid view From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Album. All photos and videos are displayed in a chronologically ordered grid.

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    View your photos on a map. View all photos and videos saved to your device's internal storage. View all photos and videos saved to the removable memory card. To view content in list view in the Camera albums tile From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Album >...

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    To watch a slideshow of your photos with music When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap > SensMe™ slideshow. Select the music and theme that you want to use for the slideshow, then tap .

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    Working with videos in Album Use Album to watch videos that you’ve taken with the camera, downloaded, or copied to your device. You can also share your videos with friends, for example, by uploading them to online services. To play a video Open the Pictures tab or the My albums tab in Album.

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    Overview of Maps tile Search a location on the map. View menu options. A group of photos and/or videos geotagged with the same location. Double tap to zoom in. Pinch to zoom out. Drag to view different parts of the map. Thumbnails of the selected group of photos and/or videos.

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    To add a geotag when viewing the map in Album When viewing the map in Album, tap , then tap Add geotag. Find and tap the photo to which you want to add the geotag. Tap the desired location on the map to set the geotag, then tap OK. To edit the geotag of a photo in Album When viewing a photo on the map in Album, touch and hold the photo until its frame turns blue.

  • Page 84: Movies, About Movies, Using Movies

    Movies About Movies Use the Movies application to play movies and other video content that you’ve saved on your device. The Movies application also helps you get poster art, plot summaries, genre info and director details for each movie. You can also play your movies on other devices that are connected to the same network.

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    To play a video in full screen mode When a video is playing, tap the screen to display the controls. You can only switch to full screen mode if the video is not playing in full screen mode already. To play the video in its original size, tap To share a video When a video is playing, tap , then tap Share.

  • Page 86: Video Unlimited, About Video Unlimited, Renting Or Buying A Video

    ® through the Video Unlimited service. If you already have a PlayStation network account or a Sony Entertainment Network account, then you can use that account instead. Exploring the Video Unlimited selection Browse videos by category, or enter text to search for a particular item. You can also choose to preview videos that you're interested in.

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    Rental countdown period has started Watching a video from Video Unlimited You can watch your rented or purchased videos on most Sony™ devices that are connected to your Video Unlimited account. This is an Internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use.

  • Page 88: Web Browser, About The Web Browser

    Web browser About the web browser 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. Google Chrome™...

  • Page 89: Connectivity, Connecting To Wireless Networks

    Connectivity Connecting to wireless networks You can access the Internet wirelessly from your device using Wi-Fi® technology. This way you can browse the web and share media files over the same Wi-Fi® network with other DLNA Certified™ devices, for example, TVs and computers. If your company or organisation has a virtual private network (VPN), you can connect to this network using your device.

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    To add a Wi-Fi® network manually Make sure that Wi-Fi® is turned on. From the Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi . Enter the Network SSID for the network. Tap the Security field to select a security type. If required, enter a password.

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    To turn on Wi-Fi Direct™ Make sure your device has the Wi-Fi® function turned on. From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi. Tap > Wi-Fi Direct. Sharing your mobile data connection You can share your device's mobile data connection with a single computer using a USB cable.

  • Page 92: Sharing Content With Dlna Certified™ Devices

    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 in your device.

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    To view a shared photo on your device Make sure the devices that you want to share files with are connected to the same Wi-Fi® network as your device. From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Album > My albums. All your available online albums and connected devices are displayed.

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

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    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.

  • Page 96: Bluetooth® Wireless Technology

    Tap NFC security handler and select an option. 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.

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    ® To adjust your device's visibility time to other Bluetooth devices Drag the status bar downwards, then tap Find and tap Bluetooth. Press and select Visibility timeout. Select an option. Naming your device You can give your device a name. This name is shown to other devices after you ®...

  • Page 98: Connecting Your Device To A Computer

    ® To unpair a Bluetooth device Drag the status bar downwards, then tap Find and tap Bluetooth. Under Paired devices, tap beside the name of the device that you want to unpair. Tap Unpair. ® Sending and receiving items using Bluetooth technology ®...

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    helps you access additional computer applications to transfer and organise media files, update your device, synchronise device content, and more. You might not be able to transfer some copyright-protected material between your device and a computer. Transferring and handling content using a USB cable Use a USB cable connection between a computer and your device for easy transfer and management of your files.

  • Page 100: Scanning Barcodes With The Neoreader™ Application

    To disconnect a wirelessly paired device in Media transfer mode From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Xperia™ > USB Connectivity. Tap the paired device that you want to disconnect from under Trusted devices. Tap Disconnect. To remove a pairing with another device From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings >...

  • Page 101: Smart Connect

    information or a map of nearby outlets. NeoReader™ supports most standard barcode types. To start the NeoReader™ application From the Home screen, tap Find and tap NeoReader™. To scan a barcode When the NeoReader™ application is open, hold your device over the barcode until the complete barcode is visible in the viewfinder.

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    To create a Smart Connect event Start the Smart Connection application. If you are opening Smart Connect for the first time, tap OK to close the introduction screen. On the Events tab, tap Give the event a name, then tap Create. Under When, add either an accessory or a time interval, or both.

  • Page 103: Synchronising Data On Your Device, About Synchronising Data On Your Device, Synchronising With Google

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

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    To edit the setup of corporate email, calendar and contacts From your Home screen, tap Tap Email, then tap . Tap Settings and select a corporate account. Change the desired settings. To set a synchronisation interval for a corporate account From your Home screen, tap Tap Email, then tap .

  • Page 105: Maps And Locations, About Location Services, Using Gps, Google Maps

    GPS option. In situations where the wireless network connection is weak, you should enable both options to ensure that your location is found. Sony does not warrant the accuracy of any location services including but not limited to navigational services.

  • Page 106: Using Google Maps™ To Get Directions

    So it's a good idea to download and save maps to your device before you take a trip. This way, you can avoid high roaming costs. Sony does not warrant the accuracy of any directional services. Using the Navigation application Use the Navigation application in your device to get turn-by-turn instructions on how to get places.

  • Page 107: Calendar And Alarm Clock, Calendar, Alarm Clock

    Calendar and alarm clock Calendar About the calendar Your device has a calendar for managing your time schedule. If you have a Google™ account, you can also synchronise your device calendar with your web calendar. See Synchronising your corporate email, calendar and contacts on page 103. To set the calendar view From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Calendar.

  • Page 108

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

  • Page 109

    To activate the vibrate function for an alarm From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Alarm & clock. Tap the alarm you want to edit. Tap Advanced alarm settings, then mark the Vibrate checkbox. Tap Done. To set alarms to sound when the device is in silent mode From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Alarm &...

  • Page 110: Support And Maintenance, Updating Your Device

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

  • Page 111: Backing Up And Restoring Device Content, Resetting Your Device

    Using a USB cable, connect your device to the Apple computer. Computer: Launch Sony™ Bridge for Mac application. After a few moments, Sony™ Bridge for Mac application detects your device and searches for new software for it. Computer: If a new software update is detected, a popup window appears.

  • Page 112: Locking And Protecting Your Device

    To perform a factory data reset To avoid permanent damage to your device, do not restart your device while a reset procedure is underway. Drag the status bar downwards, then tap Find and tap Backup & reset> Factory data reset. If you also want to erase data such as pictures and music, which is saved to your device's internal storage, mark the Erase internal storage checkbox.

  • Page 113

    To lock a SIM card From the Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Security > Set up SIM/RUIM card lock. Select a SIM card. Tap Lock SIM card. Enter the SIM card PIN and tap OK. To change the SIM card PIN From the Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings >...

  • Page 114: Finding Your Device, Support Application

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

  • Page 115: Recycling 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.

  • Page 116: Reference, Settings Overview

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

  • Page 117: Status And Notification Icons Overview

    Setup guide Get help setting up your device. Add account Add an account on your device, for example, an email account or a Google™ account. Date & time Set the time and date, or choose the network-provided values. Select your preferred date and hour format. Accessibility Enable your installed accessibility services and adjust related settings.

  • Page 118: Application Overview

    Vibrate mode An alarm is set Synchronisation is ongoing Problem with sign-in or synchronisation A Wi-Fi® connection is enabled and wireless networks are available Notification icons The following notification icons may appear on your screen: New email message New text message or multimedia message New voicemail An upcoming calendar event A song is playing...

  • Page 119

    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 in your device and on the web.

  • Page 120: Important Information, Important Information Leaflet, Limitations To Services And Features, Legal Information

    Sony does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of any additional content or any other third party content. Under no circumstances will Sony be liable in any way for your improper use of additional content or other third party content.

  • Page 121: Index

    Index overview ............66 accounts ..............11 recording videos ..........72 Exchange Active Sync® ........11 screen ..............66 Facebook™ .............11 self-portraits ............67 Google™ ............11 settings ............68, 73 adjusting volume .............57 smile detection ..........68 Airplane mode ............31 Smile Shutter™ ..........68 alarm ..............107 taking photos ........66, 67, 68 Album ..............77, 78 using the flash ..........67 map ..............82...

  • Page 122

    Facebook™ messages "Like" a song on Facebook™ ......58 settings ............33 favourites Microsoft® Exchange synchronisation ....103 removing radio channels as ......64 Movies ..............84 saving radio channels as .........64 clearing video information .......85 finding your device ..........114 settings ............85 fixed dialling ............42 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) flash settings ............33...

  • Page 123

    creating ............60 sharing deleting ............60 music ...............61 playing your own ..........60 photos .............80 removing songs ..........60 shuffle music ............59 powering off ............10 silent mode ..............29 powering on .............10 SIM card ..............112 presets exporting contacts to ........48 removing radio channels as ......64 importing contacts from ........45 saving radio channels as .........64 inserting .............9...

  • Page 124

    video camera .............66, 72 recording videos ..........72 settings ............73 Video Unlimited ............86 buying videos ..........86 creating an account .........86 menu overview ..........86 notifications .............86 renting videos ..........86 watching a video ..........87 videos ..............81 adjusting volume ..........81 deleting ............81 fast forwarding and rewinding ......81 pausing ............81 playing .............81 recording ............72...

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