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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User guide Xperia ™ C5503/C5502...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    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...
  • Page 3 Conference calls................41 Forwarding calls................42 Restricting calls................42 Contacts ..................43 Transferring contacts using a computer..........43 Synchronising contacts with your device........43 Other methods for transferring contacts.........43 Avoiding duplicate entries in the Contacts application....44 Adding and editing contacts............44 Searching and viewing contacts............45 Favourites and groups..............46 Sending contact information............47 Backing up contacts................47 Messaging..................48...
  • Page 4 Camera..................67 About the camera................67 Using the still camera..............67 Face detection.................68 Using Smile Shutter™ to capture smiling faces......68 Adding the geographical position to your photos......69 Using still camera settings...............69 Using the video camera..............73 Album...................78 About Album..................78 Mobile BRAVIA® Engine..............78 Viewing photos and videos in the Pictures tab .......78 Viewing photos and videos in the My albums tab ......79 Viewing your photos on a map............84 Viewing online albums..............86...
  • Page 5 Using Google Maps™ to get directions.........113 Calendar and alarm clock............114 Calendar..................114 Alarm clock..................114 Support and maintenance............117 Updating your device..............117 Backup and restore application.............118 Resetting your device..............119 Locking and protecting your device..........120 Finding your device................122 Support application...............122 Recycling your device..............123 Reference...................124 Settings overview................124 Status and notification icons overview..........125 Application overview..............126...
  • Page 6: Xperia™ Zr User Guide

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

    Volume/Zoom key Camera key Strap hole Microphone 10 Notification light 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.
  • Page 9 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.
  • Page 10: Turning The Device On And Off

    For example, if you have a Sony Entertainment Network account, you can sign in to it and start enjoying This is an Internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use.
  • Page 11: Accounts And Services

    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 >...
  • Page 12: Getting To Know Your Device

    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.
  • Page 13 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.
  • Page 15: 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 16 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

    Using Low battery mode You can activate the Low battery mode feature to save power when the battery level is low. This feature helps you to adjust the settings for screen brightness, data traffic and the vibrate function so that you can reduce battery consumption. To activate Low battery mode Drag the status bar downwards, then tap Find and tap Power management.
  • Page 18 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.
  • Page 19: Rearranging Your 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.
  • Page 20: Accessing And Using Applications

    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.
  • Page 21: Opening And Closing Applications

    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.
  • Page 22: Status And Notifications

    To download a small app To make the small apps bar appear, press > > Find a small app that you want to download, then follow the instructions to complete the installation. To add a widget as a small app To make the small apps bar appear, press >...
  • Page 23: Checking Notifications And Ongoing Activities

    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.
  • Page 24: Settings Menu

    Setting your device from the Notification panel You can open the settings menu from the Notification panel to adjust device quick ® settings. For example, you can turn on Wi-Fi To open the device settings menu from the Notification panel Drag the status bar downwards.
  • Page 25 On-screen keyboard Tap the keys of the on-screen QWERTY keyboard to enter text conveniently. Some applications open the on-screen keyboard automatically. You can also open this keyboard by touching a text field. 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.
  • Page 26 To shift between upper-case and lower-case letters • Before you enter a letter, tap to switch to upper-case , or vice versa. To turn on the caps lock • Before you type a word, tap until appears. To enter numbers or symbols •...
  • Page 27 Using the Gesture input function to write words You can input text by sliding your finger from letter to letter on the on-screen keyboard. Gesture input is only available when you use the on-screen keyboard. To enter text using the Gesture input function When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard, slide your finger from letter to letter to trace the word you want to write.
  • Page 28: Keyboard And Phonepad Settings

    To open the Phonepad for the first time Tap a text entry field, then tap , then tap Keyboard settings. Tap Keyboard appearance > Keyboard layout. Select the Phonepad. The Phonepad can only be used in portrait mode. To enter text using the Phonepad •...
  • Page 29: Customising Your Device

    To enable voice input When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard or the Phonepad, tap , then tap Keyboard settings . Mark the Google voice typing key checkbox. Press to save your settings. A microphone icon appears on your on- screen keyboard or Phonepad.
  • Page 30: Ringtone Settings

    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

    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

    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.
  • Page 33: Internet And Messaging Settings

    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 >...
  • Page 34: Controlling Data Usage

    Controlling data usage You can keep track of the amount of data transferred to and from your device over your mobile data or Wi-Fi® connection during a given period. For example, you can view the amount of data used by individual applications. For data transferred over your mobile data connection, you can also set data usage warnings and limits to avoid additional charges.
  • Page 35: Mobile Network Settings

    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 >...
  • Page 36: 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

    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: 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 39: Receiving Calls

    To make a call by dialling From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Phone. Enter the number of the recipient and tap Call. To delete a number, tap To make a call using smart dial From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Phone.
  • Page 40: Ongoing Calls

    To edit the message used to reject a call From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Call settings > Reject call with message. Tap the message you want to edit, then make the necessary changes. When you're done, tap OK. Ongoing calls Open your contacts Turn on the loudspeaker during a call...
  • Page 41: Multiple Calls

    To hide call logs From your Home screen, tap Find and tap > . Tap Hide call log to hide call logs. 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 From the Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings >...
  • Page 42: Forwarding Calls

    Forwarding calls You can forward calls, for example, to another phone number, or to an answering service. To forward calls From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Call settings > Call forwarding. Select an option. Enter the number you want to forward the calls to, then tap Enable. To turn off call forwarding From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings >...
  • Page 43: Contacts

    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 44: Avoiding Duplicate Entries In The Contacts Application

    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.
  • Page 45: 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 46: 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 47: Sending Contact Information

    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 48: 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 49: 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 50: Instant Messaging And Video Chat

    Instant messaging and video chat You can use the Hangouts™ instant messaging and video chat application on your device to chat with friends who also use the application on computers, Android™ devices and other devices. You can turn any conversation into a video call with several friends, and you can send messages to friends even when they are offline.
  • Page 51: 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 52: Using Email

    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 53 To change email preview pane settings From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Email. Press , then tap Settings. Tap General > Preview pane, then select an option. To view an email message attachment From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Email.
  • Page 54 To view all folders for one email account From your Home screen, tap . Then find and tap Email. at the top of the screen and select the account you want to check, then again and select Show all folders to view all the folders in this account. To change the inbox check frequency From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Email.
  • Page 55: Socialife

    Socialife™ Using the Socialife™ application Use the Socialife™ application from Sony to get your favourite news, videos and social networking feeds in one place. The Socialife™ home screen gives a clear overview of friends’ Facebook and Twitter activity, plus news feeds that you have subscribed to.
  • Page 56: Walkman" Application

    "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™...
  • 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: Visualiser

    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 Overview of My music Go back to the current track Picture of the currently playing artist (if available) 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...
  • Page 60: Managing Playlists

    Categorising your music using SensMe™ channels The SensMe™ channels application helps you arrange your music by mood and tempo. SensMe™ groups all your songs 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 61: Walkman" Application Widget

    To play your own playlists In My music, tap . Under Playlists, tap a playlist. Tap a song to play it. To remove a song from a playlist In a playlist, touch and hold the title of the song you want to delete. Tap Delete from playlist from the list that appears.
  • Page 62: 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. You can purchase tracks identified by TrackID™...
  • Page 63: 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 64: 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 65: Using Your Favourite Radio Channels

    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.
  • Page 66: 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 67: Camera

    Camera About the camera The camera in your device is equipped with the highly sensitive Exmor RS sensor, which helps you capture 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.
  • Page 68: Face Detection

    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.
  • Page 69: 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 70 Front camera Select the front camera if you want to take self-portrait photos. Picture effect Apply effects to photos. Scene selection Use a pre-programmed scene type to quickly set the camera for common situations. Sweep Panorama Use this setting to take wide-angle, panoramic photos. Just press the camera key and move the camera steadily from one side to the other.
  • Page 71: Quick Launch

    Self-timer With the self-timer you can take a photo without holding the device. Use this function to take self-portraits, or group photos where everyone can be in the photo. You can also use the self-timer to avoid shaking the camera when taking photos. On (10 sec.) Set a 10-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the photo is taken.
  • Page 72: White Balance

    Exposure value Determine the amount of light in the photo you want to take. A higher value indicates an increased amount of light. This setting is only available in Normal capturing mode. Use the HDR (High Dynamic Range) setting to take a photo against strong back light or in conditions where the contrast is sharp.
  • Page 73: Using The Video Camera

    Average Calculates the exposure based on the amount of light striking the whole image. Spot Adjusts the exposure in a very small part of the image that you want to capture. This setting is only available in Normal capturing mode. Image stabiliser When taking a photo, it can be difficult to hold the device steady.
  • Page 74 To record a video by tapping the screen Activate the camera. Point the camera towards the subject. to start recording. to stop recording. Shoot your videos in landscape orientation to get the best results. To play recorded videos Activate the camera. Tap the thumbnails at the top right of the screen.
  • Page 75 Beach Use in bright environments to avoid overexposed videos. Snow Use in bright environments to avoid overexposed videos. Sports Use for videos of fast-moving objects. Short exposure time minimises motion blurring. Party Use for indoor videos in poorly lit environments. This scene picks up indoor background lighting or candlelight.
  • Page 76 Launch only (video camera) By pressing and holding down the camera key, the video camera is launched from sleep mode. Focus mode The focus setting controls which part of a video should be sharp. When continuous autofocus is on, the camera keeps adjusting focus so that the area within the white focus frame stays sharp.
  • Page 77: Shutter Sound

    Geotagging Tag videoss with details of where you took them. When geotagging is turned on, the approximate geographical location is added to videos when you take them. To use geotagging, you must enable location features from the Settings menu. For geotags to be added to a video, the location must be determined before you take the video.
  • Page 78: 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 79: 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 80 • 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 all photos and videos saved to the removable memory card.
  • Page 81: Working With Photos In Album

    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.
  • Page 82 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.
  • 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

    To play a video Open the Pictures tab or the My albums tab in Album. Using grid view or list view, locate the video that you want to open. Tap the video to play it. If the playback controls are not displayed, tap the screen to display them. To hide the controls, tap the screen again.
  • Page 85 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.
  • Page 86: Viewing Online Albums

    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 87 To view and add comments to online album content When viewing a photo from an online album, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap to view the comments. To view more comments, scroll down the screen. To add your own comments, enter your comments at the bottom of the screen, then tap Post.
  • Page 88: Movies

    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...
  • Page 89 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 90: Video Unlimited

    ® 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.
  • Page 91: Watching A Video From Video Unlimited

    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 92: Web Browser

    Web browser About the web browser The Google Chrome™ web browser for Android™ devices comes pre-installed in most markets. Go to and click the "Chrome for Mobile" link to get more detailed information about how to use this web browser. Google Chrome™...
  • Page 93: 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 organisation has a virtual private network (VPN), you can connect to this network using your device.
  • Page 94 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 95: Sharing Your Mobile Data Connection

    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 96: Sharing Content With Dlna Certified™ Devices

    Virtual private networks (VPNs) Use your device to connect to virtual private networks (VPNs), which allow you to access resources inside a secured local network from outside the actual network. For example, VPN connections are commonly used by corporations and educational institutions for users who need to access intranets and other internal services when they are outside of the internal network, for example, when they are travelling.
  • Page 97 To play a shared video on your device Make sure the devices that you want to share files with are connected to the same Wi-Fi® network as your device. From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Movies > Devices. Select a device from the list of connected devices.
  • Page 98: Nfc

    To change the name 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, then select Change name. Enter a new name for the device.
  • Page 99: Nfc Detection Area

    tags that give you more information about a product or service as well as tags that activate certain functions on your device. NFC is a wireless technology with a maximum range of one centimetre, so the devices sharing data must be held close to each other. Before you can use NFC, you must first turn on the NFC function, and the device's screen must be active.
  • Page 100 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.
  • Page 101: Bluetooth® Wireless Technology

    ® Bluetooth wireless technology ® ® Use the Bluetooth function to send files to other Bluetooth compatible devices, or ® to connect to handsfree accessories. Turn on the Bluetooth function in your device ® and create wireless connections to other Bluetooth compatible devices such as ®...
  • Page 102 ® To pair your device with another Bluetooth device ® Make sure that the device you want to pair your device with has the Bluetooth ® function activated and is visible to other Bluetooth devices. Drag the status bar downwards, then tap ®...
  • Page 103: Connecting Your Device To A Computer

    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.
  • Page 104 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 105 Apple computer. You can also use the Sony™ Bridge for Mac application to manage files through a file browser, update your device software, and back up and restore content on your device.
  • Page 106: Connecting Your Device To A Tv Set

    To open the Sony™ Bridge for Mac application Make sure that the Sony™ Bridge for Mac application is installed on the ® ® Apple computer. Computer: Double-click the Sony™ Bridge for Mac application icon in the Applications folder. To transfer content using Sony™ Bridge for Mac ®...
  • Page 107: Scanning Barcodes With The Neoreader™ Application

    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. Drag the status bar downwards, then tap Find and tap Display > Screen mirroring. Tap Turn on Screen mirroring and select a device.
  • Page 108 For example, when you connect your headset, you can create an event so that the following actions are launched on your device: • Between 7am and 9am, when you commute to work, the "WALKMAN" application starts, and the web browser opens the morning paper. The ring volume is set to vibrate.
  • Page 109: Synchronising Data On Your Device

    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.
  • Page 110: Synchronising With Facebook

    To set up corporate email, calendar and contacts From your Home screen, tap Tap Settings > Add account > Exchange ActiveSync. Enter your corporate email address and password. Tap Next. Your device begins to retrieve your account information. If a failure occurs, contact your corporate network administrator for more information.
  • Page 111 To remove an "Xperia™ with Facebook" account When you remove an "Xperia™ with Facebook" account from your device, the associated online Facebook account is not deleted and you can still access it from a computer. From your Home screen, tap Tap Settings >...
  • Page 112: 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 113: 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 114: Calendar And 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 109. To set the calendar view From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Calendar.
  • Page 115 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 116 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 117: 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 118: 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 119: Resetting Your Device

    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 &...
  • Page 120: 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 121: 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 a screen lock From your Home screen, tap >...
  • Page 122: Finding Your Device

    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 123: 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
  • Page 124: Reference

    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 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 125: Status And Notification Icons Overview

    Accessibility Enable your installed accessibility services and adjust related settings. About phone View information about your device, such as the model number, firmware version and signal. You can also update your software to the latest version. Status and notification icons overview Status icons The following status icons may appear on your screen: Signal strength...
  • Page 126: Application Overview

    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 The device is connected to a computer via a USB cable Warning message Error message Missed call...
  • Page 127 View your current location, find other locations, and calculate routes using Google Maps™. Go to Google Play™ to download free and paid applications for your device. Use the Messaging application to send and receive text and multimedia messages. Use the Movies application to play movies and other video content saved or downloaded to your device.
  • Page 128: 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 129 Your smartphone is waterproof and dust resistant in compliance with the Ingress Protection ratings IP5X, IPX5 and IPX8 (see details below). Always firmly attach all covers to ensure the water and dust resistance of the device. If liquid is detected inside the device, for example, underneath one of the covers or on the battery, your warranty will be void.
  • Page 130: 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 131: Index

    Index overview ............67 accounts ..............11 recording videos ........73, 74 Exchange Active Sync® ........11 screen ..............67 Facebook™ .............11 self-portraits ............68 Google™ ............11 settings ............69, 74 adjusting volume .............57 smile detection ..........69 Airplane mode ............31 Smile Shutter™ ..........69 alarm ..............114 taking photos ........67, 68, 69 Album ..............78, 79 using the flash ..........68 map ..............85...
  • Page 132 Facebook™ Maps ..............112, 113 "Like" a song on Facebook™ ......58 marking options ............12 synchronisation ..........110 Media Go™ ............105 Xperia™ with Facebook ........110 messages faces settings ............33 editing ..............83 MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) ......106 favourites micro SIM card removing radio channels as ......65 inserting .............9 saving radio channels as .........65 Microsoft®...
  • Page 133 taking ...........67, 68, 69 services ..............11 transferring to/from a computer ......56 setting using as ............82 light ..............82 viewing ..........68, 78, 79 photos .............82 viewing on a map ..........84 settings viewing same location ........69 camera ............69, 74 zooming ............81 data usage ............34 PIN .................120 Internet ............33 playing...
  • Page 134 transferring contacts ............43 turning off ..............10 turning on ..............10 updating device .............117 usage info ..............33 USB connection ............103 using Movies ............88 using the equaliser ..........57 vibration ............30, 114 video albums viewing ............78 video camera .............67, 73 recording videos ..........74 settings ............74 video chat ..............50 Video Unlimited ............90 buying videos ..........90...

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