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Xperia
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C6502/C6503/C6506

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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User guide Xperia ™ C6502/C6503/C6506...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Xperia™ ZL User guide..............6 Getting started................7 What is Android™?................7 Device overview.................7 Assembly...................9 Turning the device on and off ............11 Screen lock..................12 Setup guide..................12 Accounts and services..............12 Getting to know your device............14 Using the keys.................14 Battery....................14 Using the touchscreen..............16 Using the lockscreen...............18 Home screen..................19 Accessing and using applications...........21 Status and notifications..............24...
  • Page 3 Contacts ..................45 About Contacts................45 Transferring contacts to your new device........45 Contacts screen overview...............47 Managing your contacts..............47 Communicating with your contacts..........49 Sharing your contacts..............49 Backing up contacts................50 Messaging..................51 Using text and multimedia messaging..........51 Text and multimedia message options..........52 Google Talk™ .................53 Email.....................54 Getting started with Email..............54 Using email..................55...
  • Page 4 Using the video camera..............77 Album...................81 About Album..................81 Mobile BRAVIA® Engine..............81 Viewing photos and videos in the Pictures tab .......81 Viewing photos and videos in the My albums tab ......82 Viewing your photos on a map............86 Viewing online albums..............87 Movies..................89 About Movies...................89 Using Movies...................89 Video Unlimited™................91 About Video Unlimited™..............91...
  • Page 5: Xperia™ Zl User Guide

    Support and maintenance............117 Updating your device..............117 Backup and restore application.............118 Locking and protecting your device..........119 Help application................122 Recycling your phone..............122 Reference...................123 Settings overview................123 Status and notification icons overview..........124 Application overview..............125 Important information..............127 Important information leaflet............127 Limitations to services and features..........127 Legal information................127 Index...................128 This is an Internet version of this publication.
  • Page 6: 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 customise them to your own needs. For example, you can add and delete applications, or enhance existing applications to improve functionality.
  • Page 7 Main microphone 10 Notification light 11 Touchscreen 12 Headset connector 13 Second microphone 14 Speaker 15 Port for charger/USB cable 16 Camera lens 17 Camera light 18 Strap hole 19 SIM and memory card cover This is an Internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use.
  • Page 8: Assembly

    Assembly To remove the SIM and memory card cover • Insert the tip of your finger firmly into the opening between the SIM and memory card cover and the bottom of the phone, then lift up the cover. Do not use sharp objects that may damage parts of the phone. This is an Internet version of this publication.
  • Page 9 To insert the memory card and the micro SIM card Remove the cover for the memory card and the micro SIM card. Insert the memory card and the micro SIM card into the relevant slots. The memory card may not be included at purchase in all markets. To remove the micro SIM card Turn off your phone.
  • Page 10: Turning The Device On And Off

    To attach the SIM and memory card cover Place the SIM and memory card cover over the back of the phone so that the top edge of the cover fits into the groove between the SIM and memory card slots and the back of the phone. Press down firmly on both sides of the SIM and memory card cover to reattach Turning the device on and off To turn on the device...
  • Page 11: Screen Lock

    Press and hold down the power key until the device vibrates. If your screen goes dark, briefly press the power key to activate the screen. To unlock the screen, drag up or drag down. Enter your SIM card PIN when requested, then select OK. Wait a while for the device to start.
  • Page 12 account into your phonebook, so you have everything in one place. You can sign up to new online services from your device as well as from a computer. Google™ account Having a Google™ account is key to using a range of applications and services with your Android device.
  • Page 13: Getting To Know Your Device

    Getting to know your device Using the keys Back • Go back to the previous screen • Close the on-screen keypad, a dialog box, an options menu, or the Notification panel Home • Go to the Home screen Task • Tap to open a window showing your most recently used applications and a small apps bar Battery Your device has an embedded battery.
  • Page 14 To charge your device Plug the charger into a power outlet. Plug one end of the USB cable into the charger (or into the USB port of a computer). Plug the other end of the cable into the micro USB port on your device, with the USB symbol facing up.
  • Page 15: Using The Touchscreen

    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 Marking options Marked checkbox Unmarked checkbox Marked list option Unmarked list option To mark or unmark options • Tap the relevant checkbox or list option. Zooming The zoom options available depend on the application you are using. To zoom • Place two fingers on the screen at once and pinch them together (to zoom out) or spread them apart (to zoom in).
  • Page 17: Using The Lockscreen

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

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

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

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

    Application screen The Application screen, which you open from your Home screen, contains the applications that come pre-installed on your device as well as the applications you download. The Application screen extends beyond the regular screen width, so you need to flick left and right to view all content.
  • Page 22: Application Menu

    Using small apps From the recently used applications window, you can get quick access to several small apps at any time using the small apps bar. A small app only takes up a small area of your screen. So you can interact with a small app and another application at the same time on the same screen.
  • Page 23: Status And Notifications

    Rearranging your Application screen Move the applications around on the Application screen according to your preferences. To arrange applications on the Application screen From your Home screen, tap to go to the Application screen. Tap the drop-down list on the top left of the screen and select an option. To move an application on the Application screen Open the Application screen.
  • Page 24 To open the Notification panel • Drag the status bar downwards. To close the Notification panel • Drag the tab at the bottom of the Notification panel upwards. To open a running application from the Notification panel • Tap the icon for the running application to open it. To dismiss a notification from the Notification panel •...
  • Page 25: Settings Menu

    To control the Wi-Fi® function from the Notification panel Drag the status bar downwards. To enable or disable data traffic from the Notification panel Drag the status bar downwards. Settings menu View and change settings for your device from the Settings menu. To access your device settings From your Home screen, tap Tap Settings.
  • Page 26 To display the on-screen keyboard to enter text • Tap a text entry field. To hide the on-screen keyboard • When the on-screen keyboard is open, tap To personalise the on-screen keyboard Open the on-screen keyboard, then tap Follow the instructions to personalise your on-screen keyboard, for example, mark the Smiley key checkbox.
  • Page 27 To edit text in portrait orientation Enter some text, then double-tap the entered text to make the application bar appear. Select the text you want to edit, then use the application bar to make your desired changes. Application bar Close the application bar Select all text Cut text Copy text...
  • Page 28 method via the keyboard settings. The Phonepad is only available in portrait orientation. Using the Phonepad Choose a text input option Change the character case and turn on the caps lock Display numbers Display symbols and smileys Enter a space Enter a carriage return or confirm text input Delete a character before the cursor All illustrations are for illustration purposes only and may not accurately depict the actual...
  • Page 29: Customising Your Device

    Keyboard and Phonepad settings You can select settings for the on-screen keyboard and the Phonepad, such as writing language and automatic correction. To access the on-screen keyboard and Phonepad settings When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard or Phonepad, tap , then tap Keyboard settings.
  • Page 30: Adjusting The Volume

    Adjusting the volume You can adjust the ringtone volume for incoming calls and notifications as well as for music and video playback. To adjust the ring volume with the volume key • Press the volume key up or down. To adjust the media playing volume with the volume key •...
  • Page 31: Ringtone Settings

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

    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 33: Using A Headset

    Formatting the memory card You can format the memory card in your device, for example, to free up memory. This means that you erase all data on the card. All content on the memory card gets erased when you format it. Make sure you make backups of everything you want to save before formatting the memory card.
  • Page 34: Controlling Data Usage

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

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

    To activate automatic network selection From the Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > More… > Mobile networks > Service providers. Tap Search mode. Tap Automatic. Turning off data traffic You can disable all data connections over mobile networks to avoid any unwanted data downloads and synchronisations.
  • 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 synchronise them with contacts saved ®...
  • Page 45: Transferring Contacts Using Synchronisation 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 synchronisation accounts Your device works with popular online synchronisation accounts such as Google ®...
  • 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 synchronise 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 synchronised 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. Favourites You can mark contacts as favourites 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.
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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: Timescape

    Timescape™ This is an Internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use.
  • Page 58: 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 phone from a computer, or purchased and downloaded from online stores. To make content easily available to the "WALKMAN" application, you can use the Media Go™...
  • Page 59: Using The "Walkman" Application

    Using the "WALKMAN" application To play audio content From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap In My music, select a music category and browse to the track that you want to open. Tap a track to play it. You might not be able to play copyright-protected items.
  • Page 60: Visualiser

    To send a track In My music, when browsing your tracks , touch and hold a track title. Tap Send. Select an application from the list, and follow the on-screen instructions. You can also send albums and playlists in the same way. To "Like"...
  • Page 61 Overview of My music Go back to the current track Picture of the currently playing artist (if available) Browse your music by artist 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 62: 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 tracks into several categories, or channels, so you can select music that matches your mood or suits the time of day. To enable the SensMe™...
  • Page 63: Walkman" Application Widget

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

    Music services TrackID technology Identifying music using TrackID technology Use the TrackID™ music recognition service to identify a music track you hear playing in your surroundings. Just record a short sample of the song and you’ll get artist, title and album info within seconds. You can purchase tracks identified by TrackID™...
  • Page 65: Music Unlimited

    To recommend a track on Facebook™ When the TrackID™ application is open, tap a track title. In the track information screen, wait for the tab to appear, then tap this tab. Log in to Facebook™ and recommend the track. The feature may not be supported in all countries/regions, or by all networks and/or service providers in all areas.
  • Page 66 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 67: 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 favourites. 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 68: Using Your Favourite Radio Channels

    A saved favourite channel 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 69: 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 70: 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 71: Face Detection

    To take a self-portrait using the front camera Activate the camera. Tap the icon on the top left of the screen, then find and select Front camera. To take the photo, press the camera key. The photo is taken as soon as you release your finger.
  • Page 72: Adding The Geographical Position To Your Photos

    To take a photo using Smile Shutter™ When the camera is open and Smile Shutter is turned on, point the camera at your subject. The camera selects which face to focus on. The face selected appears inside a green frame and the photo is taken automatically.
  • Page 73: 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.
  • Page 74 Daylight Adjusts the colour balance for sunny outdoor conditions. Cloudy Adjusts the colour balance for a cloudy sky. This setting is only available in Normal capturing mode. You can reduce image blurring caused by dark conditions or moving subjects by increasing the ISO sensitivity.
  • Page 75: Quick Launch

    5MP 4:3 5 megapixel picture size with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos you want to view on non- widescreen displays or print in high resolution. 2MP 16:9 2 megapixel picture size with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos you want to view on widescreen displays.
  • Page 76: 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 to turn on or turn off the shutter sound when you record a video.
  • Page 77: Focus Mode

    Using the video camera settings To adjust the video camera settings Activate the camera. Tap one of the settings icons on the screen. To display all settings, tap Select the setting that want to adjust, then make your changes. To customise the video camera settings panel When the video camera is open, tap to display all settings.
  • Page 78: Shutter Sound

    Self-timer With the self-timer you can record a video without holding the device. Use it to record group videos where everyone can be in the video. You can also use the self-timer to avoid shaking the camera when recording videos. On (10 sec.) Set a 10-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the video begins to record.
  • Page 79: Data Storage

    Video HDR Use the video HDR (High-Dynamic Range) setting to record a video against strong back light or in conditions where the contrast is sharp. Video HDR compensates for the loss of detail and produces a picture that is representative of both dark and bright areas.
  • Page 80: 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 81: 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 82 • 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 83: Working With Photos In Album

    To view content in list view in the My SD card tab From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Album > My albums > My SD card. Tap a folder that you want to open. The folder's content appears in a chronologically ordered grid.
  • Page 84 To edit a photo • When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap > Edit photo. 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.
  • Page 85: Viewing Your Photos On A Map

    To delete a video In Album, find the video you want to delete. Touch and hold the video to activate selection mode. The frame of the video thumbnail turns blue when it is selected. , then tap OK. Viewing your photos on a map If you enable location detection when taking photos, you can use the information gathered at a later stage.
  • Page 86: Viewing Online Albums

    To view geotagged photos on a map in Album From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Album > My albums > Maps. 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 87 Overview of online services Active online service. Name of online album. Number of items in the online album. Refresh. View menu options. 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™.
  • Page 88: 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 89 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 90: 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 91: 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 92: Web Browser

    Web browser About the web browser A version of the Google Chrome™ web browser for Android™ devices comes pre- installed in many markets. Go to http://support.google.com/chrome 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 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: 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 95 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 96: 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 that you want to connect to. Enter the required information. Tap Connect. To disconnect from a virtual private network Drag the status bar downwards.
  • Page 97: Playing Files On A Digital Media Renderer Device

    as client 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.
  • Page 98: Nfc

    render, or 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 99: 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 100: 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 101: 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 102 Pairing with another Bluetooth™ device When you pair your device with another device, you can, for example, connect your device to a Bluetooth™ headset or a Bluetooth™ car kit and use these other devices to make and receive calls. Once you have paired your device with a Bluetooth™ device, your device will remember this pairing.
  • Page 103: Connecting Your Device To A Computer

    To send items using Bluetooth™ Receiving device: Make sure the Bluetooth™ function is turned on and that the device is visible to other Bluetooth™ devices. Sending device: Open the application which contains the item that you want to send, and scroll to the item. Depending on the application and the item you want to send, you may need to, for example, touch and hold the item, open the item or press .
  • Page 104 To transfer content between your device and computer using a USB cable Using a USB cable, connect your device to a computer. Internal storage connected appears in the status bar. Computer: Open Microsoft® Windows® Explorer from the desktop and wait until the internal storage on your device appears as an external disk in Microsoft®...
  • Page 105: Connecting Your Device To A Tv Set

    To disconnect a wirelessly paired device in Media transfer mode From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Xperia™ > USB Connectivity. Tap the paired device that you want to disconnect from under Trusted devices. Tap Disconnect. To remove a pairing with another device From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings >...
  • Page 106: Screen Mirroring

    To view help about using the TV remote control While your device is connected to the TV set, drag the status bar downwards to open the Notification panel. Tap MHL connected. You can also press the yellow button on the TV remote control to open the Notification panel. To disconnect your device from the TV set •...
  • Page 107: Smart Connect

    View a list of previously scanned barcodes View information about the NeoReader™ application. Read more about different barcode types, and about how to use NeoReader™ Select your personal settings, such as language or country. This information is used to personalise barcode content. Also, you can select preferences for how you use the NeoReader™ application Send a text message to invite a friend to download the NeoReader™...
  • Page 108: Synchronising Data On Your Phone

    Synchronising data on your phone About synchronising data on your phone You can sync contacts, email, calendar events, and other information with your phone from multiple email accounts, synchronisation services and other kinds of accounts, depending on the applications installed on your phone. Synchronising your phone with other information sources is an easy and practical way to stay up to date.
  • Page 109: Synchronising Your Corporate Email, Calendar And Contacts

    "WALKMAN" application on your device via Facebook. To synchronise your device with Facebook, you must first set up an "Xperia™ with Facebook" account — a solution developed by Sony to enable easy integration. To set up an "Xperia™ with Facebook" account on your device From your Home screen, tap Tap Settings >...
  • Page 110 To synchronise manually with a Facebook™ integration account From your Home screen, tap Tap Settings > Xperia™ with Facebook. Select the account that you want to synchronise. Press , then tap Sync now. To remove an "Xperia™ with Facebook" account When you remove an "Xperia™...
  • Page 111: 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 112: Using Google Maps™ To Get Directions

    So it's a good idea to download and save maps to your device before you take a trip. This way, you can avoid high roaming costs. Sony does not warrant the accuracy of any directional services. Using the Navigation application Use the Navigation application in your device to get turn-by-turn instructions on how to get places.
  • Page 113: 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 synchronise 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 114 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 115 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 116: 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 117: 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 118: 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 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 protection From your Home screen, tap >...
  • Page 120 To unlock the screen using the Face Unlock feature Activate the screen. Look at your phone from the same angle you used to capture your Face Unlock photo. If Face Unlock fails to recognise your face, you need to draw the backup pattern or PIN to unlock the screen.
  • Page 121: Help Application

    To create a screen lock password From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock > Password. Enter a password. If necessary, tap to minimise the keyboard. Tap Continue. Re-enter and confirm your password. If necessary, tap to minimise the keyboard.
  • Page 122: 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 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 123: Status And Notification Icons Overview

    Enable your installed accessibility services and adjust related Accessibility 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 124 Status and notification icons overview (C6502) Status icons The following status icons may appear on your screen: Signal strength No signal Roaming GPRS is available EDGE is available NFC is activated 3G is available Sending and downloading GPRS data Sending and downloading EDGE data Sending and downloading 3G data Battery status The battery is charging...
  • Page 125: 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 126 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 videos in your device, and share videos with your friends or on other devices using DLNA™.
  • Page 127: Important 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 128: Index

    Index self-portraits ............72 accounts ..............12 settings ............73, 78 Exchange Active Sync® ........13 smile detection ..........73 Facebook™ .............13 smile shutter ............73 Google™ ............13 taking photos ........71, 72, 73 adjusting volume .............60 using the flash ..........72 Airplane mode ............33 video ..............77 alarm ..............114 viewing photos ..........72 Album ..............81, 82 viewing videos ..........77...
  • Page 129 flash micro SIM card using when taking photos .......72 inserting ............10 Flight mode - See Airplane mode ......33 removing ............10 FM radio Microsoft® Exchange synchronisation ....110 favourites ............69 Mobile BRAVIA® Engine .........81 selecting a channel ..........68 movies ..............89 Friends’ music ............63 clearing video information .......90 front camera ............71 Movies ..............89...
  • Page 130 viewing same location ........73 messaging ............34 zooming ............84 MMS ..............34 PIN .................119 quick settings ..........24 playing still camera ............73 music ...............60 video camera ...........78 playlists ..............63 setup guide ..............12 adding a track ..........63 sharing creating ............63 music ...............65 deleting ............64 photos .............85 playing your own ..........64 shuffle music ............63...
  • Page 131 usage info ..............35 USB connection ............104 using movies ............89 using the equaliser ..........60 vibration ............32, 114 video albums viewing ............81 video camera ..........71, 77, 78 recording videos ..........77 settings ............78 Video Unlimited™ ............91 buying videos ..........91 creating an account .........91 menu overview ..........91, 92 notifications .............91 renting videos ..........91...

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