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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User guide Xperia ™ C6616...
  • 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..................10 Setup guide..................11 Accounts and services..............11 Getting to know your device............12 Using the keys..................12 Battery....................12 Using the touchscreen..............15 Using the lockscreen.................17 Home screen..................18 Accessing and using applications............20 Status and notifications..............22...
  • Page 3 Contacts ..................44 About Contacts.................44 Transferring contacts to your new device..........44 Contacts screen overview..............46 Managing your contacts..............46 Communicating with your contacts...........48 Sharing your contacts...............48 Backing up contacts.................49 Messaging..................50 Using text and multimedia messaging..........50 Text and multimedia message options..........51 Google Talk™ ..................52 Email.....................53 Getting started with Email..............53 Using e-mail..................54...
  • Page 4 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 Renting or buying a video..............89 Watching a video from Video Unlimited™..........90...
  • Page 5 Backup and restore application............116 Locking and protecting your device..........117 Support application.................120 Recycling your phone..............120 Reference...................121 Settings overview................121 Status and notification icons overview..........122 Application overview...............123 Important information..............125 Important information leaflet............125 Limitations to services and features..........125 Water resistance................125 Legal information................126 Index...................128 This is an Internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use.
  • 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

    Headset connector 10 Camera lens 11 Second microphone 12 Camera light 13 NFC™ detection area 14 Strap hole 15 Speaker 16 Volume/Zoom key 17 Power key 18 Micro SIM slot Assembly To insert the micro SIM card This is an Internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use.
  • 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 memory card Turn off the phone, or unmount the memory card from Settings > Storage > Unmount SD card. Remove the cover of the memory card slot, then press against the edge of the memory card and release it. Draw the card outward to remove it fully.
  • Page 11: Setup Guide

    touchscreen when you are not using it. On the lockscreen, you can still take photos and play audio tracks. To activate the screen Briefly press the power key • To unlock the screen • Drag up or drag down. To lock the screen manually •...
  • Page 12: 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 13: 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 14 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 15: Using The Touchscreen

    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 16 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 17: Using The Lockscreen

    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 18: Home Screen

    To change the currently playing audio track from the lockscreen To activate the screen, briefly press the power key When the music player controls appear, tap Home screen The Home screen is your gateway to the main features on your device. You can customize your Home screen with widgets, shortcuts, folders, themes, wallpaper, and other items.
  • Page 19: Rearranging Your Home Screen

    To delete a pane from your Home screen 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 delete, then tap Widgets Widgets are small applications that you can use directly on your Home screen. For example, the Music player widget allows you to start playing music directly.
  • Page 20: Accessing And Using Applications

    To create a folder on the Home screen Touch and hold an application icon or a shortcut until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then drag and drop it on top of another application icon or shortcut. Enter a name for the folder and tap Done. To add items to a folder on the Home screen •...
  • Page 21: Opening And Closing Applications

    To share an application from your Application screen From your Home screen, tap Tap , then tap Share. All applications which can be shared are indicated by Tap the application that you want to share, then select an option and confirm, if necessary.
  • Page 22: Status And Notifications

    To rearrange your small apps To make the small apps bar appear, press Touch and hold a small app and drag it to the desired position in the small apps bar. To remove a small app from the small apps bar To make the small apps bar appear, press Touch and hold a small app icon and drag it away from the small apps bar.
  • Page 23: Checking Notifications And Ongoing Activities

    The status bar allows you to adjust basic settings on your device, for example, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth™, data traffic, and sound. You can also open the settings menu from the Notification panel to change other settings. A notification light also gives you battery status information and some notifications. For example, a flashing blue light means there is a new message or a missed call.
  • Page 24: Settings Menu

    To clear the Notification panel From the Notification panel, tap Clear. • Setting your device from the Notification panel You can open the settings menu from the Notification panel to adjust basic device settings. For example, you can turn on Wi-Fi®. To open the device settings menu from the Notification panel Drag the status bar downward.
  • Page 25 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.
  • Page 26: Using The Gesture Input Function To Write Words

    To enter numbers or symbols When you enter text, tap . A keyboard with numbers and symbols appears. Tap • to view more options. To enter common punctuation marks When you finish entering a word, tap the space bar. Select a punctuation mark from the candidate bar. The selected mark is inserted before the space.
  • Page 27: Using The Phonepad

    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. Lift up your finger when you’ve finished entering a word. A word is suggested based on the letters you have traced.
  • 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: Customizing 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 Done.
  • Page 31: Enhancing The Sound Output

    Clear Phase™ and xLOUD™ technology. Using Clear Phase™ technology Use Clear Phase™ technology from Sony to automatically adjust the sound quality coming from your device's internal speakers and get a cleaner, more natural sound. To enhance the speaker sound quality using Clear Phase™...
  • Page 32: Memory

    Using 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. To enhance the speaker volume using xLOUD™ From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings >...
  • Page 33: Internet And Messaging Settings

    To use a headset Connect the headset to your device. To answer a call, press the call handling key. To end the call, press the call handling key. If a headset is not included with the device, you may purchase one separately. If you are listening to music, the music stops when you answer a call and resumes after you end the call.
  • Page 34: Controlling Data Usage

    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 > Xperia™ > Usage info settings.
  • Page 35: Mobile Network Settings

    To control the data usage of individual applications From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Data usage. Find and tap the desired application. Make the necessary adjustments to change the data usage limit, restrict background data, or restrict all data traffic for the application. To access more specific settings for the application, tap View app settings and make the desired changes.
  • Page 36 charges may apply when such Internet connections are established while you are roaming. Consult your network operator for more information. To activate data roaming From the Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > More… > Mobile networks. Mark the Data roaming checkbox. You can’t activate data roaming when data connections have been deactivated.
  • 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: Call Settings

    To make a conference call During an ongoing call, tap . Dial the number of your second participant and tap If the second participant answers, the first call is put on hold. To add more participants, repeat steps 1 to 4. To have a private conversation with a conference call participant During an ongoing conference call, tap the button showing the number of participants.
  • Page 43: 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 44: 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 45: 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 46: 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 47: 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 48: 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 49: 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 50: 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 51: 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 52: 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 53: 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 54: 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 55 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 56 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 57: 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 58: 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 59: 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 60 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 61: 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 62: 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 63: 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 64: 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 65 To download a PlayNow item to your device From your Home screen, tap Find and tap PlayNow™. Find an item you want to download by browsing categories, or by using the search function. Tap the item to view its details. Click “Buy now!”...
  • 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 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 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 This is an Internet version of this publication.
  • 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: Google Wallet

    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 Once you have paired your device with a Bluetooth™ device, your device will remember this pairing. When pairing your device with a Bluetooth™ device, you may need to enter a passcode. Your device will automatically try the generic passcode 0000. If this does not work, refer to the user guide for your Bluetooth™...
  • 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: 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. From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Xperia™ > Screen mirroring. Tap Turn on Screen mirroring and select a device.
  • Page 106 For example, when you connect your headset or headphones, you can set an event so that the following actions are launched on your device: • Between 7am and 9am, when you commute to work, the WALKMAN player starts, and the web browser opens the morning paper. The ring volume is set to vibrate. •...
  • Page 107: 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 108: 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 109 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 110: 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 111: 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 112: 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 113 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 114 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 115: 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 116: 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 117: 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 118: Sim Card Protection

    To view your IMEI number You can also open the phone dialer on your device and enter *#06#* to view the IMEI number of your device. To view your IMEI number in the phone From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > About phone > Status. Scroll to IMEI to view the IMEI number.
  • Page 119: 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 feature From your Home screen, tap >...
  • Page 120: Support Application

    To disable the screen unlock pattern From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock. Draw the screen unlock pattern. Tap Slide. To create a screen unlock PIN From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock > PIN. Enter a numeric PIN.
  • Page 121: 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 122: 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 123: Application Overview

    A Wi-Fi® connection is enabled and wireless networks are available Depending on your service provider, network and/or region, the functions or services represented by some icons in this list may not be available. Notification icons The following notification icons may appear on your screen: New email message New text message or multimedia message New voicemail...
  • Page 124 Use the Gallery application to view and to work with your photos and videos. Use the Gmail™ application to read, write, and organize email messages. Search for information in your device and on the web. View your current location, find other locations, and calculate routes using Google Maps™.
  • Page 125: 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 126: 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 127 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 128: Index

    Index self-portraits ............70 accounts ..............11 settings ..........71, 75, 76 Exchange Active Sync® ........11 smile detection ..........71 Facebook™ .............11 smile shutter ............71 Google™ ............11 taking photos ........69, 70, 71 adjusting volume .............58 using the flash ..........70 Airplane mode ............31 video ..............75 alarm ..............112 viewing photos ..........70 Album ..............79, 80...
  • Page 129 favorites Microsoft® Exchange synchronization ....108 removing radio channels as ......67 Mobile BRAVIA® Engine .........79 saving radio channels as .........67 movies ..............87 fixed dialing .............43 clearing video information .......88 flash Movies ..............87 using when taking photos .......70 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) Flight mode - See Airplane mode ......31 settings ............33 FM radio...
  • Page 130 playing still camera ............71 music ...............58 video camera ...........75 playlists ..............61 setup guide ..............11 adding a track ..........61 sharing creating ............61 music ...............63 deleting ............62 photos .............83 playing your own ..........62 shuffle music ............61 removing tracks ..........62 silent mode ..............29 powering off ............10 SIM card ............117, 118 powering on .............10...
  • Page 131 video camera ..........69, 75, 76 recording videos ..........75 settings ............75, 76 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...