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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User guide Xperia ™ C6606...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Xperia™ Z User guide..............6 Getting started................7 What is Android™?................7 Device overview..................7 Assembly....................8 Turning the device on and off ............10 Screen lock..................11 Setup guide..................11 Accounts and services..............12 Getting to know your device............13 Using the keys..................13 Battery....................13 Using the touchscreen..............15 Using the lockscreen.................17 Home screen..................18 Accessing and using applications............20 Status and notifications..............23...
  • Page 3 Wi-Fi calling..................42 Call settings..................43 Contacts ..................45 About Contacts.................45 Transferring contacts to your new device..........45 Contacts screen overview..............47 Managing your contacts..............47 Communicating with your contacts...........49 Sharing your contacts...............49 Backing up contacts.................50 Messaging..................51 Using text and multimedia messaging..........51 Text and multimedia message options..........52 Google Talk™...
  • Page 4 Using the video camera..............75 Album...................79 About Album..................79 Mobile BRAVIA® Engine..............79 Viewing photos and videos in the Pictures tab ........79 Viewing photos and videos in the My albums tab ......80 Viewing your photos on a map............84 Viewing online albums...............85 Movies..................87 About Movies..................87 Using Movies..................87 Video Unlimited™................89 About Video Unlimited™..............89...
  • Page 5 Support and maintenance............114 Updating your device..............114 Backup and restore application............115 Locking and protecting your device..........116 Help application................119 Recycling your phone..............119 Reference...................120 Settings overview................120 Status and notification icons overview..........121 Application overview...............122 Important information..............124 Important information leaflet............124 Limitations to services and features..........124 Water resistance................124 Legal information................125 Index...................127...
  • Page 6: Xperia™ Z User Guide

    Xperia™ Z User guide This is an Internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use.
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    Getting started What is Android™? 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: Assembly

    1. Front camera lens 10. Camera lens 2. Ear speaker 11. Second microphone 3. Ambient light sensor 12. Camera light 4. Notification light 13. NFC™ detection area 5. Main microphone 14. Phone strap holder 6. Charging dock connector 15. Speaker 7.
  • Page 9 Re-attach the micro SIM card slot cover. Inserting the micro SIM card without the SIM card holder could damage your micro SIM card or your phone, and Sony does not warrant and will not be responsible for any damages caused by such action.
  • Page 10: Turning The Device On And Off

    To remove the micro SIM card Remove the cover of the micro SIM card slot cover. Pull out the micro SIM card holder. Remove the micro SIM card. Insert the micro SIM card holder back into its slot. Re-attach the micro SIM card slot cover. To remove the memory card Turn off the phone, or unmount the memory card from Settings >...
  • Page 11: Screen Lock

    Press and hold down the power key until the device vibrates. If your screen goes dark, briefly press the power key to activate the screen. To unlock the screen, drag up or drag down. Enter your SIM card PIN when requested, then select OK. Wait a while for the device to start.
  • Page 12: Accounts And Services

    Accounts and services Sign in to your online service accounts from your device to get easy access when you're on the move. For example, you can integrate contacts from your Google™ account into your phonebook, so you have everything in one place. You can sign up to new online services from your device as well as from a computer.
  • Page 13: Getting To Know Your Device

    Getting to know your device Using the keys Back • Go back to the previous screen • Close the on-screen keypad, a dialog box, an options menu, or the Notification panel Home • Go to the Home screen Task Tap to open a window showing your most recently used applications and a small apps bar •...
  • Page 14: Improving Battery Performance

    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.
  • Page 15: Using The Touchscreen

    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 your device is connected to the network and is not being used.
  • Page 16 Cases of negligent care are not covered by the Sony warranty service. To open or highlight an item • Tap the item. Marking options Marked checkbox Unmarked checkbox Marked list option Unmarked list option To mark or unmark options •...
  • Page 17: Using The Lockscreen

    To scroll Drag or flick your finger in the direction you want to scroll on the screen. • To scroll more quickly, flick your finger in the direction you want to go on the screen. To flick To scroll more quickly, flick your finger in the direction you want to go on the •...
  • Page 18: Home Screen

    To take a photo from the lockscreen To activate the screen, briefly press the power key To activate the camera controls, drag to the left across the screen. To play an audio track from the lockscreen To activate the screen, briefly press the power key To display the music player controls, drag to the right across the screen.
  • Page 19: Rearranging Your Home Screen

    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. Flick left or right to browse to the pane that you want to set as your main Home screen pane, then tap To add a pane to your Home screen Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
  • Page 20: Accessing And Using Applications

    Set a wallpaper for your Home screen. Set a background theme. To view customization options from the Home screen • Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates and customization options appear at the bottom of the screen. To add a shortcut to your Home screen Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
  • Page 21: Opening And Closing Applications

    The Application screen extends beyond the regular screen width, so you need to flick left and right to view all content. To open the Application screen From your Home screen, tap • To browse the Application screen From the Application screen, flick right or left. •...
  • Page 22: Application Menu

    To open the small apps bar Press . The small apps bar appears at the bottom of the screen. • To open a small app To make the small apps bar appear, press Tap the small app that you want to open. A small app window appears. To close a small app •...
  • Page 23: Status And Notifications

    To move an application on the Application screen Open the Application screen. Touch and hold an item until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then drag the item to the new location. You can only move your applications when Own order is selected. To uninstall an application from the Application screen From your Home screen, tap Tap , then tap Uninstall.
  • Page 24: Settings Menu

    To close the Notification panel Drag the tab at the bottom of the Notification panel upward. • 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 Place your finger on a notification and flick left or right.
  • Page 25: Typing Text

    To access your device settings From your Home screen, tap Tap Settings. You can also drag the status bar downward on the Home screen and tap to access your device settings. Typing text You can select from a number of keyboards and input methods to type text containing letters, numbers and other characters.
  • Page 26 To personalize the on-screen keyboard Open the on-screen keyboard, then tap Follow the instructions to personalize your on-screen keyboard, for example, mark the Smiley key checkbox. If you don't mark the Smiley key checkbox when you personalize the on-screen keyboard, the smiley icon will not appear.
  • Page 27: Using The Gesture Input Function To Write Words

    To edit text in portrait orientation Enter some text, then double-tap the entered text to make the application bar appear. Select the text you want to edit, then use the application bar to make your desired changes. Application bar Close the application bar Select all text Cut text Copy text...
  • Page 28: Keyboard And Phonepad Settings

    Using the Phonepad Choose a text input option Change the character case and turn on the caps lock Display numbers Display symbols and smileys Enter a space Enter a carriage return or confirm text input Delete a character before the cursor All illustrations are for illustration purposes only and may not accurately depict the actual device.
  • Page 29: Customizing Your Device

    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. To add a writing language for text input When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard or Phonepad, tap , then tap Keyboard settings.
  • Page 30: Time And Date

    To adjust the ring volume with the volume key Press the volume key up or down. • To adjust the media playing volume with the volume key When playing music or watching video, press the volume key up or down. •...
  • Page 31: Ringtone Settings

    Ringtone settings To set a ringtone From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Sound > Phone ringtone. Select a ringtone. Tap Done. To enable touch tones From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Sound. Mark the Dial pad touch tones and Touch sounds checkboxes.
  • Page 32: Enhancing The Sound Output

    For example, there is no change in the voice call sound quality. Using xLOUD™ technology Use xLOUD™ audio filter technology from Sony to enhance the speaker volume without sacrificing quality. Get a more dynamic sound as you listen to your favorite songs.
  • Page 33: Using A Headset

    unmount the memory card before you physically remove it from the phone. This can prevent damaging the memory card or losing data stored on the memory card. To unmount the memory card From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Storage > Unmount SD card. Formatting the memory card You can format the memory card in your device, for example, to free up memory.
  • Page 34: Controlling Data Usage

    Enter all other information required by your network operator. Tap , then tap Save. Usage info For quality purposes, Sony collects anonymous bug reports and statistics regarding your device. None of the information gathered includes personal data. To allow the sending of usage info From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings >...
  • Page 35: Mobile Network Settings

    To turn data traffic on or off From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Data usage. To turn data traffic on or off, tap the on-off switch beside Mobile data traffic accordingly. You can also turn data traffic on or off by marking or unmarking the Mobile data traffic checkbox under Settings >...
  • Page 36: Turning Off Data Traffic

    To activate automatic network selection From the Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > More… > Mobile networks > Service providers. Tap Search mode. Tap Automatic. Turning off data traffic You can disable all data connections over mobile networks to avoid any unwanted data downloads and synchronizations.
  • Page 37: 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 38: Permissions

    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 39: 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 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.
  • Page 40: Recent Calls

    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 •...
  • Page 41: Voicemail

    To add a number from the call log to your contacts From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Phone.The call log view appears on the upper part of the screen. Touch and hold the number, then tap Add to Contacts. Tap the desired contact, or tap Create new contact.
  • Page 42: Conference Calls

    To make a second call During an ongoing call, tap . Enter the number of the recipient and tap If the recipient answers, the first call is put on hold. The same procedure applies to subsequent calls. To switch between multiple calls •...
  • Page 43: Call Settings

    To enable Wi-Fi calling From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings. Tap More…. beside Wi-Fi calling so that changes to To change the connection preference for Wi-Fi calling From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings. Tap More… > Wi-Fi calling. Select the desired connection preference.
  • Page 44: Fixed Dialing Numbers

    Fixed Dialing Numbers If you have received a PIN2 code from your service provider, you can use a list of Fixed Dialing Numbers (FDN) to restrict outgoing calls. To enable or disable fixed dialing From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Call settings > Fixed dialing numbers. Tap Activate fixed dialing or Deactivate fixed dialing.
  • Page 45: Contacts

    Contacts About 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 ®...
  • Page 46: Transferring Contacts Using Synchronization Accounts

    Transferring contacts using an Apple® Mac® computer For detailed instructions on how to use an Apple Mac computer to transfer contacts from your old device, go to Transfer your contacts. Transferring contacts using synchronization accounts Your device works with popular online synchronization accounts such as Google Sync™, ®...
  • Page 47: Contacts Screen Overview

    Contacts screen overview 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 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 on your device.
  • Page 48: Avoiding Duplicate Entries In The Contacts Application

    To add a contact From your Home screen, tap , then tap . If you have synchronized your contacts with one or more accounts, select the account to which you want to add this contact, or tap Phone contact if you only want to use this contact on your device.
  • Page 49: Communicating With Your Contacts

    To separate linked contacts From your Home screen, tap , then tap . Tap the linked contact you want to edit, then tap Tap Unlink contact. Tap OK. Favorites You can mark contacts as favorites so that you can get quick access to them from the Contacts application.
  • Page 50: Backing Up Contacts

    To send a contact From your Home screen, tap , then tap . Tap the contact whose details you want to send. Press , then tap Send contact > OK. Select an available transfer method and follow the on-screen instructions. To send several contacts at once From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
  • Page 51: 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. The number of characters you can send in a single text message varies depending on the operator and the language you use.
  • Page 52: Text And Multimedia Message Options

    To delete conversations From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Press , then tap Delete conversations. Mark the checkboxes for the conversations that you want to delete, then tap > Delete. To save a sender's number From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap >...
  • Page 53: 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 54: Email

    Email Getting started with Email You can handle several email accounts at the same time using the Email application, including corporate Microsoft Exchange Active Sync accounts. Emails you receive to your Gmail™ account can be accessed on your device from both the Email and the Gmail™...
  • Page 55: Using E-Mail

    To set up a Google™ account on your device From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Add account > Google. Follow the registration wizard to create a Google™ account, or sign in if you already have an account. You can also sign in to or create a Google™...
  • Page 56 To use the email preview pane From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Email. If you are using several email accounts, tap and select the account you want to check. If you want to check all your email accounts at once, tap Combined view. Hold your device horizontally.
  • Page 57 To sort your emails From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Email. If you are using several email accounts, tap at the top of the screen and select the account that you want to check. If you want to check all your email accounts at once, tap Combined view.
  • Page 58: Walkman" Application

    "WALKMAN" application About the "WALKMAN" application Get the most out of your "WALKMAN" application. Listen to and organize music and audio books that you have transferred to your phone from a computer, or purchased and downloaded from online stores. To make content easily available to the "WALKMAN" application, you can use the Media Go™...
  • Page 59: 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 track that you want to open. Tap a track to play it. You might not be able to play copyright-protected items.
  • Page 60: Visualizer

    To send a track In My music, when browsing your tracks, touch and hold a track 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 61 Overview of My music Go back to the current track Picture of the currently playing artist (if available) Browse your music by artist Categorize your music using SensMe™ channels Manage and edit your music using Music Unlimited™ Browse your favorite playlists Collect links to music and related content that you and friends have shared using online services Browse all playlists Browse audio by track...
  • Page 62: Managing Playlists

    Categorizing your music using SensMe™ channels The SensMe™ channels application helps you arrange your music by mood and tempo. SensMe™ groups all your tracks into several categories, or channels, so you can select music that matches your mood or suits the time of day. To enable the SensMe™...
  • Page 63: Walkman" Application Widget

    To play your own playlists In My music, tap . Under Playlists, tap a playlist. Tap a track to play it. To remove a track from a playlist In a playlist, touch and hold the title of the track you want to delete. Tap Delete from playlist from the list that appears.
  • Page 64: Music Services

    Music services 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.
  • Page 65: Music Unlimited

    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 66: Fm Radio

    FM radio About 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.
  • Page 67: Using Your Favorite Radio Channels

    A saved favorite channel Move down the frequency band to search for a channel Tuning dial Save or remove a channel as a favorite Tuned frequency Using your favorite radio channels You can save the radio channels you most frequently listen to as favorites. By using favorites you can quickly return to a radio channel.
  • Page 68: 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, tap TrackID™. A progress indicator appears while the TrackID™...
  • Page 69: Camera

    Camera About the camera Your phone camera is equipped with the highly sensitive Exmor R sensor, which helps you capture sharp photos and videos even in low lighting conditions. From the camera, you can, for example, send your photos and videos to friends as messages, or upload them to a web service.
  • Page 70: Face Detection

    To take a photo by tapping the on-screen camera button Activate the camera. Point the camera toward the subject. Tap the on-screen camera button . The photo is taken as soon as you release your finger. To take a self-portrait using the front camera Activate the camera.
  • Page 71: Adding The Geographical Position To Your Photos

    To turn on Smile Shutter™ Activate the camera. To display all settings, tap Tap Smile Shutter and select a smile level. To take a photo using Smile Shutter™ When the camera is open and Smile Shutter is turned on, point the camera at your subject.
  • Page 72: White Balance

    Burst speed Use the Burst speed shooting mode to capture several photos in quick succession by keeping your finger pressed on the shutter button. You can choose between three burst speeds, which come with different resolution levels, that is, different picture sizes. High 1280×720(16:9) High frame rate per second with 1280×720 pixel resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • Page 73 Cloudy Adjusts the color balance for a cloudy sky. This setting is only available in Normal capturing mode. You can reduce image blurring caused by dark conditions or moving subjects by increasing the ISO sensitivity. Auto Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically. Sets the ISO sensitivity to 100.
  • Page 74: Quick Launch

    2MP 16:9 2 megapixel picture size with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos you want to view on widescreen displays. VGA format with 4:3 aspect ratio. 640x480 pixels. 12 MP is the maximum resolution available when photos are taken using Superior auto mode; when HDR is turned on in Normal mode;...
  • Page 75: Using The Video Camera

    Touch capture Identify a particular focus area by touching the camera screen with your finger. The photo is taken as soon as you release your finger. This setting is only available when focus mode is set to touch focus. Shutter sound Choose whether to turn on or turn off the shutter sound when you record a video.
  • Page 76: Focus Mode

    To customize the video camera settings panel When the video camera is open, tap to display all settings. Touch and hold the setting that you want to move, then drag it to the desired position. If you drag the setting outside of the settings panel, the change is canceled. Video camera settings overview Video resolution Adjust the video resolution for different formats.
  • Page 77: Shutter Sound

    Exposure value This setting allows you to determine the amount of light in the image you capture. A higher value indicates an increased amount of light. Metering This function automatically determines a well-balanced exposure by measuring the amount of light striking the image that you want to capture. Center Adjust the exposure to the center of the image.
  • Page 78: Data Storage

    Launch only (movie camera) After you tap the screen, the video camera is launched from sleep 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.
  • Page 79: Album

    Auto-rotate screen checkbox under Settings > Display. Mobile BRAVIA® Engine Sony's Mobile BRAVIA® Engine technology improves the viewing quality of photos and videos after you take them, giving you clearer, sharper, and more natural images. Mobile BRAVIA Engine is turned on by default, but you can turn it off if you want to reduce battery consumption.
  • Page 80: Viewing Photos And Videos In The My Albums Tab

    Overview of Pictures tab Grid view of photos and videos. View menu options. Scroll up or down to view content. 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.
  • Page 81 My SD card – view all photos and videos saved to a removable memory card in your • device. Overview of My albums tab View photos and videos using the PlayMemories online service. View photos and videos on Facebook™. View photos and videos in Picasa™. View your photos on a map.
  • Page 82: Working With Photos In Album

    To view content in list view in the My SD card tab From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Album > My albums > My SD card. Tap a folder that you want to open. The folder's content appears in a chronologically ordered grid.
  • Page 83 To share a photo When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap In the menu that opens, tap the application that you want to use to share the photo, then follow the steps to send it. To add a geotag to a photo When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap to open the map screen.
  • Page 84: Viewing Your Photos On A Map

    Viewing your photos on a map If you enable location detection when taking photos, you can use the information gathered at a later stage. For example, you can view your photos on a map and show friends and family where you were when you took the photo. Adding location information is also referred to as geotagging.
  • Page 85: Viewing Online Albums

    To view geotagged photos on a globe in Album From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Album > My albums > Globe. Tap a photo to view it in full screen. If several photos were taken at the same location, only one of them appears on the map.
  • Page 86 To view photos from online services in Album Make sure you are signed in to the online service that you want to use, for example, Facebook™. From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Album > My albums. Tap the desired online service. Tap Connect.
  • Page 87: Movies

    Movies About Movies Use the Movies application to play movies and other video content that you’ve saved on your phone. 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.
  • Page 88 To play a video in full screen When a video is playing, tap the screen to display the controls. To play the video in its original size, tap To share a video When a video is playing, tap , then tap Share. In the menu that opens, tap the application that you want to use to share the selected video, then follow the relevant steps to send it.
  • Page 89: Video Unlimited

    When you rent a video, you have a fixed amount of time in which to view it. This time period varies from market to market. You can also choose to download a purchased video to most Sony™ devices that are connected to your Video Unlimited™ account. Video Unlimited™ notifications overview When you buy or rent videos, the following notifications may appear: This is an Internet version of this publication.
  • Page 90: Watching A Video From Video Unlimited

    Confirmation of successful purchase Rental countdown period has started Watching a video from Video Unlimited™ You can watch your rented or purchased videos on most Sony™ device that are connected to your Video Unlimited™ account. Video menu overview When you watch a video from Video Unlimited™, you can open a menu to get the...
  • Page 91: Web Browser

    Web browser About the web browser A version of the Google Chrome™ web browser for Android™ devices comes preinstalled in many markets. Go to for detailed Google Chrome™ information. Google Chrome™ is not available in all markets. To open the web browser From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Managing bookmarks...
  • Page 92: Connectivity

    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 organization has a virtual private network (VPN), you can connect to this network using your device.
  • Page 93: Sharing Your Mobile Data Connection

    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.
  • Page 94 Portable Wi-Fi® hotspot is active To share your data connection using a USB cable Deactivate all USB cable connections to your device. Using the USB cable that came with your device, connect your device to a computer. From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings >...
  • Page 95: Sharing Content With Dlna Certified™ Devices

    To connect to a virtual private network From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > More… > VPN. In the list of available networks, tap the VPN you want to connect to. Enter the required information. Tap Connect. To disconnect from a virtual private network Drag the status bar downwards.
  • Page 96: Playing Files On A Digital Media Renderer Device

    devices. Your device works as a media server when it makes content available to client devices. When you set up file sharing on your device, you must also give access permission to client devices. After you do so, such devices appear as registered devices. Devices that are waiting for access permission are listed as pending devices.
  • Page 97: Nfc

    play, content received from your device. A DMR device can be, for example, a TV with DLNA function, or a PC running Windows® 7 or higher. The settings for enabling the Digital Media Renderer may vary depending on the device used. Refer to the user guide for the respective device for more detailed information.
  • Page 98: Nfc Detection Area

    NFC detection area The location of the NFC detection area is not the same on all devices. When sharing data with another device using NFC, refer to the User guide of the other device for more information. To share a contact with another device using NFC Make sure that both devices have the NFC function turned on, and that both screens are active.
  • Page 99 To share a photo or video with another device using NFC Make sure that both devices have the NFC function turned on, and that both screens are active. To view photos and videos in your device, go to your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Album.
  • Page 100: Bluetooth™ Wireless Technology

    Tap Wallet 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.
  • Page 101 not work, refer to the user guide for your Bluetooth™ device to get the device passcode. You do not need to re-enter the passcode the next time you connect to a paired Bluetooth™ device. Some Bluetooth™ devices, for example, most Bluetooth™ headsets, require you to both pair and connect with the other device.
  • Page 102: Connecting Your Device To A Computer

    To receive items using Bluetooth™ Make sure that the Bluetooth™ function is on and is visible to other Bluetooth™ devices. The sending device now starts sending data to your device. If prompted, enter the same passcode on both devices, or confirm the suggested passcode.
  • Page 103 To transfer files directly from internal storage to an SD card in the device From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Storage > Transfer data to SD card. Mark the file types you want to transfer to the SD card. Tap Transfer.
  • Page 104: Connecting Your Device To A Tv Set

    You need an internet-connected computer running one of the following operating systems to use the PC Companion application: • Microsoft® Windows® 7 • Microsoft® Windows Vista® • Microsoft® Windows® XP (Service Pack 3 or higher) To start PC Companion Make sure that PC Companion is installed on your PC. Open the PC Companion application on the PC, then click Start to open one of the features you want to use.
  • Page 105: Smart Connect

    To mirror the screen of your device on a TV screen Follow the instructions in the User guide for your TV to turn on the screen mirroring function. From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Xperia™ > Screen mirroring. Tap Turn on Screen mirroring and select a device.
  • Page 106: Synchronizing Data On Your Phone

    Synchronizing data on your phone About 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 107: Synchronizing Your Corporate Email, Calendar, And Contacts

    For example, you can share music in the "WALKMAN" application on your device via Facebook. To synchronize your device with Facebook, you must first set up an "Xperia™ with Facebook" account — a solution developed by Sony to enable easy integration.
  • Page 108 To synchronize manually with a Facebook™ integration account From your Home screen, tap Tap Settings > Xperia™ with Facebook. Select the account that you want to synchronize. Press , then tap Sync now. To remove an "Xperia™ with Facebook" account When you remove an "Xperia™...
  • Page 109: Maps And Locations

    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 110: Google Maps

    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 111: Calendar And Alarm Clock

    Calendar and alarm clock Calendar Your device has a calendar application for managing your time schedule. If you have a Google™ account, you can also synchronize the calendar application on your device with your web calendar. To set the calendar view From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Calendar.
  • Page 112 To edit an existing alarm From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Alarm & clock. Tap the alarm you want to edit. Tap Time and adjust the time by scrolling up and down. Tap Done. If desired, edit other alarm settings. Tap Done.
  • Page 113 To set alarms to sound when the phone is in silent mode From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Alarm & clock, then tap to select an alarm. Tap Advanced alarm settings, then mark the Alarm in silent mode checkbox. Tap Done.
  • Page 114: Support And Maintenance

    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 115: Backup And Restore Application

    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 116: Locking And Protecting Your Device

    To select the data types to back up From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Backup & restore. Tap Back up. Select the data types that you want to back up. To back up content From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Backup &...
  • Page 117: Setting A Screen Lock

    It is very important that you remember your screen unlock pattern, PIN or password. If you forget this information, it may not be possible to restore important data such as contacts and messages. Refer to Sony Customer support for more information. To set up the Face Unlock protection From your Home screen, tap >...
  • Page 118 To disable the Face Unlock protection From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock. Draw your backup screen unlock pattern or enter your PIN. Tap Slide. To create a screen unlock pattern From the Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings >...
  • Page 119: Help Application

    Help application To access the Help application From your Application screen, find and tap Find and tap the required support item. 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 sustainability/commitment/overview/.
  • Page 120: Reference

    Reference Settings overview Get to know the settings in your device 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 device visible or invisible to other Bluetooth™...
  • Page 121: Status And Notification Icons Overview

    Accessibility Enable your installed accessibility services, and adjust related settings. Developer Set options for application development. For example, you can options display CPU usage on the home screen or set your device to enter debug mode when USB connections are active. About phone View information about your device, such as the model number, firmware version, and signal.
  • Page 122: Application Overview

    The SIM card is not inserted The microphone is muted The speakerphone is on Silent mode Vibrate mode An alarm is set Synchronization is ongoing Problem with sign-in or synchronization 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...
  • Page 123 Use the camera to take photos and record video clips. Use the Contact application to manage phone numbers, email addresses, and other information related to your contacts. Access your downloaded applications. Use the Email application to send and receive emails through both private and corporate accounts.
  • Page 124: Important Information

    Important information Important information leaflet Before you use your device, please read the Important information leaflet provided in the Setup guide in your device or in the box. To access the setup guide manually From the Home screen, tap Tap Settings > Setup guide. Limitations to services and features Some of the services and features described in this user guide are not supported in all countries/regions or by all networks and/or service providers in all areas.
  • Page 125: 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 126 WMDRM software fails to protect the content, content owners may ask Microsoft to revoke the software's ability to use WMDRM to play or copy protected content. Revocation does not affect unprotected content. When you download licenses for protected content, you agree that Microsoft may include a revocation list with the licenses. Content owners may require you to upgrade WMDRM to access their content.
  • Page 127: Index

    Index settings ..........71, 75, 76 accounts ..............12 smile detection ..........71 Exchange Active Sync® ........12 smile shutter ............71 Facebook™ .............12 taking photos ........69, 70, 71 Google™ ............12 using the flash ..........70 adjusting volume .............59 video ..............75 Airplane mode ............32 viewing photos ..........70 alarm ..............111 viewing videos ..........75 Album ..............79, 80...
  • Page 128 fixed dialing .............44 movies ..............87 flash clearing video information .......88 using when taking photos .......70 Movies ..............87 Flight mode - See Airplane mode ......32 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) FM radio settings ............33 favorites ............67 music ............33, 58, 63 selecting a channel ..........66 adjusting volume ..........59 Friends’...
  • Page 129 playlists ..............62 sharing adding a track ..........62 music ...............64 creating ............62 photos .............83 deleting ............63 shuffle music ............62 playing your own ..........63 silent mode ..............29 removing tracks ..........63 SIM card ..............116 powering off ............10 exporting contacts to ........50 powering on .............10 importing contacts from ........46 presets slideshow ..............82...
  • Page 130 Video Unlimited™ ............89 buying videos ..........89 creating an account .........89 menu overview ..........89, 90 notifications .............89 renting videos ..........89 watching a video ..........90 videos ..............83 adjusting volume ..........83 deleting ............83 fast forwarding and rewinding ......83 pausing ............83 playing .............83 recording ............75 selecting ............80 sending ............83 sharing .............83...