Contents Xperia™ ZR User guide..............6 Getting started................7 Android™ – what and why?...............7 Device overview.................7 Assembly...................8 Turning the device on and off ............10 Screen lock..................10 Setup guide..................10 Accounts and services..............11 Getting to know your device............12 Using the keys.................12 Using the touchscreen..............12 Battery....................14 Using the lock screen..............17 Home screen..................17...
Synchronising contacts with your device........39 Other methods for transferring contacts.........39 Avoiding duplicate entries in the Contacts application....40 Adding and editing contacts............40 Searching and viewing contacts............41 Favourites and groups..............42 Sending contact information............42 Backing up contacts................43 Messaging..................44 Using text and multimedia messaging..........44 Text and multimedia message options..........45 Email.....................46 Getting started with Email..............46...
Viewing photos and videos in the My albums tab ......71 Movies..................77 About Movies...................77 Using Movies...................77 Web browser................79 About the web browser..............79 Connectivity.................80 WLAN....................80 Sharing content with DLNA Certified™ devices......80 NFC....................83 Bluetooth® wireless technology............85 Connecting your device to a computer...........87 Connecting your device to a TV set..........89 Screen mirroring................90 Scanning barcodes with the NeoReader™...
Getting started Android™ – what and why? An Android™ device can perform many of the same functions as a computer and you can customise it to your own needs. For example, you can add and delete applications, or enhance existing applications to improve functionality. You can also integrate applications on your Android™...
11 Camera lens 12 Camera light 13 Port for charger/USB cable 14 Connector for charging dock 15 Speaker Assembly To remove the back cover • Insert a thumbnail into the gap between the back cover and the bottom side of your device, then lift up the cover.
To insert the micro SIM card Remove the battery cover and the battery, then pull out the micro SIM card holder. Place the micro SIM card into the micro SIM card holder, with the gold- coloured contacts facing down. Push the micro SIM card and the holder back into the phone. To insert a memory card Remove the back cover and the battery.
Sony Entertainment Network on your device. Or you can create a new account directly on your device. You can also access the setup guide later from the settings menu. To access the setup guide manually From the Home screen, tap Tap Settings >...
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.
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.
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.
UMTS network (the test results are based on GSMA battery life test technology). Use only Sony branded original batteries intended for use with your mobile phone. If you use other batteries you may not be able to charge your phone.
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.
standby time, which can vary depending on how you use your device. STAMINA mode is more effective in lengthening the standby time if you keep the screen of your device locked. If you rarely lock the screen, you may not see much improvement in battery performance.
shows which part of the Home screen you are in. You can set a pane as the main Home screen pane, and add or delete panes. The items in the bar at the bottom of the screen are always available for quick access. To go to the Home screen •...
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.
To rename a folder Tap the folder to open it. Touch 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. To change your Home screen wallpaper Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
Opening and closing applications To open an application • From your Home screen or the Application screen, tap the application. 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.
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.
Checking notifications and ongoing activities You can drag down the status bar to open the Notification panel and get more information. For example, you can use the panel to open a new message or view a calendar event. You can also open some applications that run in the background, such as the music player.
To adjust sound settings from the Notification panel Drag the status bar downwards. ® To control the Bluetooth function from the Notification panel Drag the status bar downwards. Tap . To control the WLAN 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.
Using the on-screen keyboard 1 Change the character case and turn on the caps lock. For some languages, this key is used to access extra characters in the language. 2 Close the on-screen keyboard view. Note that this icon does not appear in portrait mode. 3 Display numbers and symbols.
To select text Enter some text, then double-tap the text. The word you tap gets highlighted by tabs on both sides. Drag the tabs left or right to select more text. Phonepad The Phonepad is similar to a standard 12-key telephone keypad. It gives you predictive text and multi-tap input options.
and character candidates that started with that stroke are displayed in the candidate row. Using components is a fast method for entering complex characters. Pinyin input Select the required Pinyin letters, and the device will make various proposals on the screen, according to the pronunciation rules of Mandarin.
To set the time manually From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Date & time. Unmark the Automatic date & time checkbox if it is marked. Tap Set time. Scroll up or down to adjust the hour and minute. If applicable, scroll up to change AM to PM, or vice versa.
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™...
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. For example, there is no change in the voice call sound quality. Memory You can save content to your device's internal storage and to a memory card.
Enter all other information required by your network operator. Tap , then tap Save. Usage info For quality purposes, Sony Mobile 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 >...
Controlling data usage You can keep track of the amount of data transferred to and from your device over your mobile data or WLAN connection during a given period. For example, you can view the amount of data used by individual applications. For data transferred over your mobile data connection, you can also set data usage warnings and limits to avoid additional charges.
Mobile network settings Your device automatically switches between mobile networks depending on what mobile networks are available in different areas. You can also manually set your device to use a particular mobile network mode, for example, WCDMA or GSM. To select a network mode From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings >...
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.
To make an international call From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Phone. Touch and hold 0 until a “+” sign appears. Enter the country code, area code (without the first 0) and phone number, then tap Call. Showing or hiding your phone number You can select to show or hide your phone number on call recipients' devices when you call them.
Enter numbers during a call End a call To change the ear speaker volume during a call • Press the volume key up or down. To activate the screen during a call • Briefly press Using the call log In the call log, you can view missed calls , received calls and dialled calls .
To make a second call During an ongoing call, tap Dialpad. Enter the number of the recipient and tap Call. The first call is put on hold. The same procedure applies to subsequent calls. To switch between multiple calls • To switch to another call and put the current call on hold, tap Conference calls With a conference or multiparty call, you can have a joint conversation with two or...
Restricting calls 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 bar incoming or outgoing calls From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings >...
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.
To receive contact data sent using Bluetooth™ technology Make sure you have the Bluetooth™ function turned on and your device set to visible. If not, then you cannot receive data from other devices. When you are asked to confirm whether you want to receive the file, tap Accept.
To associate a picture with a contact From your Home screen, tap , then tap . Tap the contact you want to edit, then tap and select the desired method for adding the contact picture. When you have added the picture, tap Done. You can also add a picture to a contact directly from the Album application.
Search for contacts Create a contact Open more options To search for a contact From your Home screen, tap , then tap . and enter the first few letters of the contact name in the Search contacts field. All contacts beginning with those letters appear. To select which contacts to display in the Contacts application From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
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 .
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.
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.
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. Using email accounts To set up an email account on your device From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Email.
To receive email messages 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.
To reply to an email message From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Email. In your email inbox, find and tap the message you want to reply to, then tap Tap Reply or Reply all. Enter your reply, then tap To forward an email message From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Email.
To set an Out of Office auto-reply in an Exchange Active Sync account From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Email. Press , then tap Settings. Select the EAS (Exchange Active Sync) account for which you want to set an Out of Office auto-reply.
"WALKMAN" application About the "WALKMAN" application Get the most out of your "WALKMAN" application. Listen to and organise music and audio books that you have transferred to your device 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™...
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.
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. Visualiser The Visualiser adds visual effects to your music songs as you play them.
To add a shortcut to a song In My music, tap , then browse to the song for which you want to create a shortcut. Touch and hold the song title. Tap Add as shortcut. The shortcut now appears in the My music main view. To rearrange shortcuts •...
To add songs to a playlist In My music, when browsing your songs, touch and hold the name of the artist or the title of the album or song that you want to add. Tap Add to. Tap the name of the playlist to which you want to add the artist, album or song. The artist, album or song is added to the playlist.
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. For best results, use TrackID™ technology in a quiet area.
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.
Move down the frequency band to search for a channel 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.
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™.
Camera About the camera The camera in your device is equipped with the highly sensitive Exmor RS sensor, which enables sharp photos and videos even in low lighting conditions. 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.
To take a photo by tapping the on-screen camera button Activate the camera. Point the camera towards 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.
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.
12 megapixel picture size with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos you want to view on non- widescreen displays or print in high resolution. 12MP is maximum resoluted in Superior Auto mode. 9 MP 16:9 9 megapixel picture size with 16:9 aspect ratio. A high resolution widescreen format. Has a higher resolution than full HD.
By pressing and holding down the camera key, the first photo is captured immediately after the camera is launched from sleep mode. Launch only (still camera) By pressing and holding down the camera key, the still camera is launched from sleep mode. Launch and record video By pressing and holding down the camera key, the first video is shot immediately after the camera video camera is launched from sleep mode.
Incandescent Adjusts the colour balance for warm lighting conditions, such as under light bulbs. Fluorescent Adjusts the colour balance for fluorescent lighting. Daylight Adjusts the colour balance for sunny outdoor conditions. Cloudy Adjusts the colour balance for a cloudy sky. 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. Shutter sound Choose to turn on or turn off the shutter sound when you record a video.
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.
176×144(11:9) 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.
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. Video HDR Use the video HDR (High-Dynamic Range) setting to record a video against strong back light or in conditions where the contrast is sharp.
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.
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.
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.
• My SD card – view all photos and videos saved to a removable memory card in your device. Overview of My albums tab View all photos and videos taken with your device’s camera. View all photos and videos saved to your device's internal storage. View your photos in globe mode.
To view content in list view in the My SD card tile 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.
To crop a photo When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap > Edit photo> > Crop. To adjust the crop frame, touch and hold the edge of the crop frame. When the squares at the edges disappear, drag inward or outward to resize the frame.
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 delete a photo When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap Tap Delete.
To share a video When a video is playing, tap the screen to display the toolbars, 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. You might not be able to copy, send or transfer copyright-protected items.
Browse all shortcut items Access all connected DLNA Certified™ devices Video file – tap to play Sony Entertainment Network with Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited is not available in every market. Separate subscription required. Additional terms and conditions apply. Using Movies...
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.
Web browser About the 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.
Connectivity WLAN Using WLAN you can access the Internet wirelessly with your phone. Before using WLAN To be able to browse the Internet using a WLAN connection you need to search for and connect to an available WLAN network and then open the Internet browser. The signal strength of the WLAN network may differ depending on your phone's location.
To play a shared track on your device Make sure the devices that you want to share files with are connected to the same WLAN network as your device. From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap WALKMAN. Tap My music to open the music library.
To stop sharing files with other DLNA Certified™ devices From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Tap My music to open the music library. 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...
To play a music track from your device on a DMR device Make sure that you have correctly set up the DMR device and that it is connected to the same WLAN network as your device. From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap WALKMAN.
To share a contact with another device using NFC Make sure that both devices have the NFC function turned on, and that both screens are active. To view contacts, go to your Home screen, tap , then tap Tap the contact that you want to share. Hold your device and the receiving device back to back so that the NFC detection areas of each device touch each other.
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.
device passcode. You do not need to re-enter the passcode the next time you ® connect to a previously paired Bluetooth device. ® ® Some Bluetooth devices, for example, most Bluetooth headsets, require you to both pair and connect with the other device. ®...
PC Companion ® ® application on a PC or the Sony™ Bridge for Mac application on an Apple computer. PC Companion and Sony™ Bridge for Mac help you access additional computer applications to transfer and organise media files, update your device, synchronise device content, and more.
Screen mirroring Use Screen mirroring to show the screen of your device on a TV or other large display without using a cable connection. WLAN Direct™ technology creates a wireless connection between the two devices, so you can sit back and enjoy your favourite photos from the comfort of your couch.
Select your personal settings, such as language or country. This information is used to personalise barcode content. Also, you can select preferences for how you use the NeoReader™ application Send a text message to invite a friend to download the NeoReader™ application Smart Connect Use the Smart Connect application to set what happens in your device when you connect or disconnect an accessory.
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.
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.
Calendar and alarm clock Calendar About the calendar Your device has a calendar for managing your time schedule. To set the calendar view From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Calendar. Tap Month, Week or Day to select an option. To view multiple calendars From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Calendar.
To edit an existing alarm From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Alarm & clock. Tap the alarm that you want to edit. Tap Time and adjust the time by scrolling up and down. Tap Set. If desired, edit other alarm settings. Tap Done.
To set alarms to sound when the device 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.
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.
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.
To select the data types to back up From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Back up & 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 Back up &...
To set a screen lock From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock. Select an option. To set up the Face Unlock feature From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock. Tap Face Unlock, then follow the instructions in your device to capture your face.
To create a screen unlock PIN From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock > PIN. Enter a numeric PIN. If necessary, tap to minimise the keyboard. Tap Continue. Re-enter and confirm your PIN. If necessary, tap to minimise the keyboard.
Reference Settings overview Get to know the settings in your device so that you can personalise them to your own requirements. More… Turn Airplane mode on or off, configure settings for VPN and mobile networks, and enable your device to share its mobile data connection as a portable hotspot, or through USB tethering.
LTE is available NFC is activated 3G is available Sending and downloading GPRS data Sending and downloading EDGE data Sending and downloading 3G data Network is available Sending and downloading data Battery status The battery is charging GPS is activated Airplane mode is activated The Bluetooth™...
The WLAN connection is enabled and wireless networks are available The phone is connected to a computer with a USB cable Error message Missed call Call on hold Call forwarding on Downloading data Uploading data More (undisplayed) notifications Applications overview Browser Browse the web and download new programs and files Perform basic calculations...
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.
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(The SMS expense is upon the mobile fee bill from the operator) to the server of Sony Mobile Communications (China) Co., Ltd. once the device is in use. Sony and any other 3rd party will not charge any additional cost of it.
Index Smile Shutter™ ..........61 accounts ..............11 taking photos ........59, 60, 61 Exchange Active Sync® ........11 using the flash ..........60 adjusting volume .............51 video ..............65 Airplane mode ............29 viewing photos ..........60 alarm ................94 viewing videos ..........65 Album ..............70, 71 zoom ..............60 My albums ............72 caps lock ..............24 opening ............70...
Flight mode - See Airplane mode ......29 viewing artist info ..........55 FM radio Visualiser ............52 favourites ............57 music services ............55 selecting a channel ..........56 My music ..............52 front camera ............59 notification .............104 GPS .................93 customising .............24 light ..............22 panel ............23, 24 headset ..............30 ringtone ............28 using ..............30...
recording videos ............59 taking photos ............59 using the camera key ........65 by tapping ............60 recycling your device ..........102 self-portraits ............60 resetting ..............99 using face detection ........60 resizing using smile detection ........61 photos .............74 using Smile Shutter™ ........61 ringtone ..............94 using the camera key ........59 rotating telephony - See calls ..........34 photos .............73...