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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User guide Xperia ™ D2303/D2305/D2306...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Getting started................6 About this User guide................6 Overview....................6 Assembly...................7 Starting your device for the first time..........8 Why do I need a Google™ account?..........9 Charging your device...............10 Learning the basics..............11 Using the touchscreen..............11 Locking and unlocking the screen...........13 Home screen..................13 Application screen................15 Navigating applications..............16 Small apps..................16 Widgets....................17...
  • Page 3 SIM card protection.................37 Screen settings................37 Screen lock..................38 Language settings................39 Date and time...................39 Enhancing the sound output............40 Typing text..................41 On-screen keyboard................41 Entering text using voice input............42 Editing text..................42 Personalising the Xperia keyboard..........43 Calling..................44 Making calls..................44 Receiving calls.................45 Ongoing calls...................46 Using the call log................46 Forwarding calls................47 Restricting calls................47 Multiple calls..................47...
  • Page 4 Gmail™....................62 Music...................64 Transferring music to your device...........64 Listening to music................64 WALKMAN home screen ..............65 Playlists....................66 Sharing music..................67 Enhancing the sound...............68 Visualiser ..................68 Recognising music with TrackID™..........68 Music Unlimited online service............70 FM radio..................71 Listening to the radio...............71 Favourite radio channels..............72 Sound settings.................72 Camera..................73 Taking photos and recording videos..........73 Face detection.................74...
  • Page 5 Travel and maps...............101 Using location services..............101 Google Maps™ and navigation.............101 Using data traffic when travelling..........102 Airplane mode................103 Calendar and alarm clock............104 Calendar..................104 Alarm and clock................105 Support and maintenance............107 Support for your device..............107 Computer tools................107 Updating your device..............108 Finding a lost device ..............109 IMEI number...................110 Battery and power management...........110 Memory and storage..............112...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Getting started About this User guide This is the Xperia™ M2 User guide for the Android™ 4.3 (Jelly Bean) software version. If you're not sure which software version your device is running, you can check it via the Settings menu. For more information about software updates, see Updating your device .
  • Page 7: Assembly

    13 Wi-Fi/GPS/Bluetooth antenna area 14 Main camera lens 15 Camera light 16 Headset jack 17 Second microphone 18 Port for charger/USB cable 19 NFC detection area Assembly A protective plastic sheet is attached to the screen. You should peel off this sheet before using the touchscreen.
  • Page 8: Starting Your Device For The First Time

    For example, if you have a Sony Entertainment Network account, you can sign in to it here and get set up straight away. And you can download Internet and Wi-Fi® settings.
  • Page 9: Why Do I Need A Google™ Account

    It may take a while for the device to shut down. Why do I need a Google™ account? Your Xperia™ device from Sony runs on the Android™ platform developed by Google™. A range of Google™ applications and services are available on your device when you purchase it, for example, Gmail™, Google Maps™, YouTube™...
  • Page 10: Charging Your Device

    Charging your device The battery is partly charged when you buy the device. You can still use your device while it is charging. Read more about the battery and how to improve the Battery and power management on page 110. performance in To charge your device Plug the charger into a power outlet.
  • Page 11: Learning The Basics

    Learning the basics Using the touchscreen Tapping • Open or select an item. • Mark or unmark a checkbox or option. • Enter text using the on-screen keyboard. Touching and holding • Move an item. • Activate an item-specific menu. •...
  • Page 12 Pinching and spreading • Zoom in or out on a web page, a photo or a map. Swiping • Scroll up or down a list. • Scroll left or right, for example, between Home screen panes. This is an Internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use.
  • Page 13: Locking And Unlocking The Screen

    Flicking • Scroll quickly, for example, in a list or on a web page. You can stop the scrolling movement by tapping the screen. Locking and unlocking the screen When your device is on and left idle for a set period of time, the screen darkens to save battery power and locks automatically.
  • Page 14 To go to the Home screen • Press To browse the Home screen Home screen panes You can add new panes to your Home screen (up to a maximum of seven panes) and delete panes. You can also set the pane that you want to use as the main Home screen pane.
  • Page 15: Application Screen

    Application screen The Application screen, which you open from the Home screen, contains the applications that come pre-installed on your device as well as applications that you download. To view all applications on the Application screen From your Home screen, tap Flick left or right on the Application screen.
  • Page 16: Navigating Applications

    To uninstall an application from the Application screen To open the Application screen menu, drag the left edge of the Application screen to the right. Tap Uninstall. All uninstallable applications are indicated by Tap the application that you want to uninstall, then tap Uninstall. Navigating applications You can navigate between applications using the navigation keys, the small apps bar and the recently used applications window, which lets you switch easily between all...
  • Page 17: Widgets

    To open a small app To make the small apps bar appear, press Tap the small app that you want to open. You can open several small apps at the same time. To close a small app • on the small app window. To download a small app From the small apps bar, tap , then tap...
  • Page 18: Shortcuts And Folders

    To add a widget to the Home screen Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates, then tap Widgets. Find and tap the widget that you want to add. To resize a widget Touch and hold a widget until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then release the widget.
  • Page 19: Background And Themes

    Access a folder containing applications Access an application using a shortcut To add a shortcut to your Home screen Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates and the customisation menu appears. In the customisation menu, tap Apps. Scroll through the list of applications and select an application.
  • Page 20: Taking A Screenshot

    To change your Home screen wallpaper Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates. Tap Wallpapers and select an option. To set a theme Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates. Tap Themes, then select a theme.
  • Page 21: Icons In The Status Bar

    To open or close the Notification panel You can also double tap to open the Notification panel. To take action on a notification • Tap the notification. To dismiss a notification from the Notification panel • Place your finger on a notification and flick left or right. To clear all notifications from the Notification panel •...
  • Page 22: Notification Icons

    Sending and downloading GPRS data Sending and downloading EDGE data Sending and downloading 3G data Sending and downloading mobile data Battery status The battery is charging STAMINA mode is activated Airplane mode is activated The Bluetooth® function is activated The SIM card is not inserted The microphone is muted The speakerphone is on Silent mode...
  • Page 23: Application Overview

    Downloading data Uploading data More (undisplayed) notifications GPS is activated Application overview Use the Alarm and clock application to set various kinds of alarms. Use your web browser to navigate and view web pages, manage bookmarks, and manage text and images. Use the Calculator application to perform basic calculations.
  • Page 24 Use YouTube™ to share and view videos from around the world. Use the Support application to access user support in the device. For example, you can access a User guide, troubleshooting information, plus tips and tricks. Download and install new applications and updates. Some applications are not supported by all networks and/or service providers in all areas.
  • Page 25: Downloading Applications

    Downloading applications Downloading applications from Google Play™ Google Play™ is the official online Google store for downloading applications, games, music, movies and books. It includes both free and paid applications. Before you start downloading from Google Play™, make sure that you have a working ®...
  • Page 26: Internet And Networks

    Internet and networks Browsing the web The Google Chrome™ web browser for Android™ devices comes pre-installed in most markets. Go to and click the "Chrome for Mobile" link to get more detailed information about how to use this web browser. To browse with Google Chrome™...
  • Page 27: Wi-Fi

    To download Internet and messaging settings From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > More… > Internet settings. Tap Accept. appears in the status bar once the settings have been downloaded successfully. If the settings cannot be downloaded to your device, check the signal strength of your mobile network.
  • Page 28 To connect to a Wi-Fi® network automatically From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings. Tap Wi-Fi. All available Wi-Fi® networks are displayed. Tap a Wi-Fi® network to connect to it. For secured networks, enter the relevant password. is displayed in the status bar once you are connected. To search for new available networks, tap , and then tap Scan.
  • Page 29: Sharing Your Mobile Data Connection

    To enable Wi-Fi® network notifications Turn on Wi-Fi®, if it is not already on. From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi. Press . Tap Advanced. Mark the Network notification checkbox. To view detailed information about a connected Wi-Fi® network From the Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings >...
  • Page 30: Controlling Data Usage

    To rename or secure your portable hotspot From the Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > More… > Tethering & portable hotspot. Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings > Configure Wi-Fi hotspot. Enter the Network SSID for the network. To select a security type, tap the Security field. If required, enter a password.
  • Page 31: Selecting Mobile Networks

    To view data transferred via Wi-Fi® From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Data usage. Tap , then mark the Show Wi-Fi usage checkbox if it is not marked. Tap the Wi-Fi tab. Selecting mobile networks Your device automatically switches between mobile networks depending on which mobile networks are available in different areas.
  • Page 32 To disconnect from a virtual private network Drag the status bar downwards. Tap the notification for the VPN connection to turn it off. This is an Internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use.
  • Page 33: Synchronising Data On Your Device

    Synchronising data on your device Synchronising with online accounts Synchronise your device with contacts, email, calendar events and other information from online accounts, for example, email accounts such as Gmail™ and Exchange ActiveSync, Facebook™, Flickr™ and Twitter™. You can synchronise data automatically for all accounts by activating the auto-sync function.
  • Page 34: Synchronising With Outlook Using A Computer

    Sony™ Bridge for Mac computer programs to synchronise your device with the calendar and contacts from your Outlook account. For more information on how to install the PC Companion on a PC or the Sony™ Bridge for ® ®...
  • Page 35 ® ® Sony™ Bridge for Mac application is installed on the Apple computer. Computer: Open the PC Companion application or the Sony™ Bridge for Mac application. Calendar and Calendar Sync applications and follow the Click Start to start the on-screen instructions to synchronise your device with your Outlook calendar.
  • Page 36: Basic Settings

    Basic settings Accessing settings View and change settings for your device from the Settings menu. The Settings menu is accessible from both the Notification panel and the Application screen. To open the device settings menu from the Notification panel Drag the status bar downwards. To open the device settings menu from the Application screen From your Home screen, tap Tap Settings.
  • Page 37: Sim Card Protection

    To set your device to vibrate and ring mode From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Sound. Mark the Vibrate when ringing checkbox. To select the notification sound From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Sound > Notification sound. Select the sound to be played when notifications arrive.
  • Page 38: Screen Lock

    To set the screen to vibrate on touch From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings> Sound. Mark the Vibrate on touch checkbox. The screen now vibrates when you tap soft keys and certain applications. To adjust the idle time before the screen turns off From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings >...
  • Page 39: Language Settings

    To create a screen lock PIN From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock > PIN. Enter a numeric PIN. If necessary, tap to minimise the keyboard. Tap Continue. Re-enter and confirm your PIN. If necessary, tap to minimise the keyboard.
  • Page 40: 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 41: Typing Text

    Typing text On-screen keyboard You can enter text with the on-screen QWERTY keyboard by tapping each letter individually, or you can use the Gesture input feature and slide your finger from letter to letter to form words. If you prefer to use a smaller version of the on-screen keyboard and input text using only one hand, you can activate the one-handed keyboard instead.
  • Page 42: Entering Text Using Voice Input

    To change the Gesture input settings When the on-screen keyboard is displayed, tap , then tap Keyboard settings > Text input settings. To activate or deactivate the Gesture input function, mark or unmark the Gesture input checkbox. To use the one-handed keyboard Open the on-screen keyboard in portrait mode, then tap , then tap One-handed keyboard.
  • Page 43: Personalising The Xperia Keyboard

    To select text Enter some text, then double-tap the text. The word you tap gets highlighted by tabs on both sides. Drag the tabs left or right to select more text. To edit text Enter some text, then double-tap the entered text to make the application bar appear.
  • Page 44: Calling

    Calling Making calls You can make a call by manually dialling a phone number, by tapping a number saved in your contacts list, or by tapping the phone number in your call log view. You can also use the smart dial feature to quickly find numbers from your contacts list and call logs.
  • Page 45: Receiving Calls

    To make an international call From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Phone. Touch and hold 0 until a “+” sign appears. Enter the country code, area code (without the first 0) and phone number, then Showing or hiding your phone number You can select to show or hide your phone number on call recipients' devices when you call them.
  • Page 46: Ongoing Calls

    Ongoing calls Open your contacts list Turn on the loudspeaker during a call Mute the microphone during a call Enter numbers during a call End a call To change the ear speaker volume during a call • Press the volume key up or down. To activate the screen during a call •...
  • Page 47: 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. Tap Call Forwarding and select an option. Enter the number to which you want to forward calls, then tap Enable. To turn off call forwarding From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings >...
  • Page 48: Conference Calls

    To activate or deactivate call waiting From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Call settings > Additional settings. To activate or deactivate call waiting, tap Call waiting. To answer a second call and put the ongoing call on hold •...
  • Page 49: Emergency Calls

    To set up voicemail From the Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Call settings > Voicemail > Voicemail settings > Voicemail number. Enter your voicemail number. Tap OK. To call your voicemail service From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Phone.
  • Page 50: Contacts

    Transferring contacts using a computer Xperia™ Transfer and Contacts Setup are applications within the PC Companion and the Sony™ Bridge for Mac computer programs that help you to collect contacts from your old device and transfer them to your new device. These applications support several device brands, including iPhone, Samsung, HTC, BlackBerry, LG, Motorola and Nokia.
  • Page 51: Searching And Viewing Contacts

    ® To import contacts using Bluetooth technology ® Make sure you have the Bluetooth function turned on and that your device is set to visible. When you are notified of an incoming file to your device, drag the status bar downwards and tap the notification to accept the file transfer.
  • Page 52: Adding And Editing Contacts

    To select which contacts to display in the Contacts application From your Home screen, tap , then tap . Press , then tap Filter. In the list that appears, mark and unmark the desired options. If you have synchronised your contacts with a synchronisation account, that account appears in the list.
  • Page 53: Favourites And Groups

    To edit contact information about yourself From your Home screen, tap , then tap . Tap Myself, then tap Enter the new information or make the changes you want. When you are done, tap Done. To create a new contact from a text message From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap >...
  • Page 54: Backing Up Contacts

    happens, you can join such duplicates to create a single entry. And if you join entries by mistake, you can separate them again later. To link contacts From your Home screen, tap , then tap . Tap the contact that you want to link with another contact. Press , then tap Link contact.
  • Page 55: Messaging And Chat

    Messaging and chat Reading and sending messages The Messaging application shows your messages as conversations, which means that all messages to and from a particular person are grouped together. To send multimedia messages, you need the correct MMS settings on your device. See Internet and messaging settings on page 26.
  • Page 56: Organising Your Messages

    To reply to a message From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Tap the conversation containing the message. Enter your reply and tap Send. To forward a message From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Tap the conversation containing the message that you want to forward.
  • Page 57: Calling From A Message

    Calling from a message To call a message sender From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Tap a conversation. Tap the recipient name or number at the top of the screen, then select the number that you want to call from the list that appears. If the recipient is saved in your contacts, tap the phone number that you want to call.
  • Page 58 Start a new chat or video call Options List of contacts To start an instant message or a video call From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Hangouts. , then enter a contact name, email address, phone number or circle name and select the relevant entry from the suggested list.
  • Page 59: Email

    Email Setting up email Use the email application in your device to send and receive email messages through your email accounts. You can have one or several email accounts at the same time, including corporate Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync accounts. To set up an email account From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Email.
  • Page 60 Search for email messages Access settings and options List of email messages To download new email messages From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Email. If you are using several email accounts, tap and select the account that you want to check, then tap Inbox in the drop down menu.
  • Page 61: Email Preview Pane

    Email preview pane A preview pane is available for viewing and reading your email messages in landscape orientation. Once activated, you can use it to view both the email message list and one selected email message at the same time. To activate the preview pane From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Email.
  • Page 62: Email Account Settings

    To delete an email message In your email inbox, mark the checkbox for the message that you want to delete, then tap . Tap Delete. In the email inbox view, you can also flick a message to the right to delete it. Email account settings To remove an email account from your device From your Home screen, tap...
  • Page 63 Access settings and options List of email messages To learn more about Gmail™ • When the Gmail application is open, tap , then tap Help. This is an Internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use.
  • Page 64: Music

    113. • If the computer is a PC, you can use the Media Go™ application from Sony and organise your music files, create playlists, subscribe to podcasts, and more. To learn more and download the Media Go™ application, go to features.
  • Page 65: Walkman Home Screen

    To play a song From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap If the WALKMAN home screen is not displayed, tap Select a music category, for example, under Artists, Albums or Songs, then browse to the song that you want to open. Tap a song to play it.
  • Page 66: Playlists

    Manage and edit your music using Music Unlimited channels 10 Open the "WALKMAN" music player application Sony Entertainment Network with Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited is not available in every market. Separate subscription required. Additional terms and conditions apply. To display the WALKMAN home screen From the Home screen, tap >...
  • Page 67: Sharing Music

    To create your own playlists Open the WALKMAN home screen. To add an album or a song to a playlist, touch and hold the name of the album or song. In the menu that opens, tap Add to > Create new playlist. Enter a name for the playlist and tap OK.
  • Page 68: Enhancing The Sound

    To manage music from your friends Open the WALKMAN home screen, then tap Friends' music > Recent. Tap an item to open it, then work on it as desired. to show that you "Like" the song on Facebook™. If desired, add a comment in the comments field.
  • Page 69 View TrackID options View current music charts View the search result history Record and identify music The TrackID™ application and the TrackID™ service are not supported in all countries/regions, or by all networks and/or service providers in all areas. To identify music using TrackID™ technology From your Home screen, tap Find and tap TrackID™, then hold your device towards the music source.
  • Page 70: Music Unlimited Online Service

    PC that runs the Windows operating system. Go to for more information. Sony Entertainment Network with Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited is not available in every market. Separate subscription required. Additional terms and conditions apply. To get started with Music Unlimited Open the WALKMAN home screen.
  • Page 71: Fm Radio

    FM radio Listening to the radio The FM radio in your device works like any FM radio. For example, you can browse and listen to FM radio stations and save them as favourites. You must connect a wired headset or headphones to your device before you can use the radio. This is because the headset or headphones act as an antenna.
  • Page 72: Favourite Radio Channels

    To switch the radio sound to the speaker When the radio is open, press . Tap Play in speaker. To switch the sound back to the wired headset or headphones, press and tap Play in headphones. To identify a song on the FM radio using TrackID™ While the song is playing on your device's FM radio, press , then select TrackID™.
  • Page 73: Camera

    Camera Taking photos and recording videos Zoom in or out Main camera screen Camera key – Activate the camera/Take photos/Record videos View photos and videos Take photos or record video clips Go back a step or exit the camera Capturing mode settings icon Camera settings icon and shortcut icons Front camera To take a photo from the lock screen...
  • Page 74: Face Detection

    To record a video using the camera key Activate the camera. , and select If the video camera is not selected, tap To start recording a video, press the camera key. To stop recording, press the camera key again. To record a video by tapping the screen Activate the camera.
  • Page 75: 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 coloured frame and the photo is taken automatically.
  • Page 76: Quick Launch

    AR effect You can apply AR (augmented reality) effects to your photos and make them more fun. This setting lets you integrate 3D scenes into your photos as you take them. Just select the scene you want and adjust its position in the viewfinder. Timeshift burst The camera takes a burst of 61 photos in a window of two seconds –...
  • Page 77: Still Camera Settings

    Data storage You can choose to save your data either to a removable SD card or to your device's internal storage. Internal storage Photos or videos are saved on the device memory. SD card Photos or videos are saved on the SD card. White balance This function adjusts the colour balance according to the lighting conditions.
  • Page 78: Focus Mode

    Self-timer With the self-timer you can take a photo without holding the device. Use this function to take self-portraits, or group photos where everyone can be in the photo. You can also use the self-timer to avoid shaking the camera when taking photos. On (10 sec.) Set a 10-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the photo is taken.
  • Page 79 Sets the ISO sensitivity to 800. 1600 Sets the ISO sensitivity to 1600. This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode. Metering This function automatically determines a well-balanced exposure by measuring the amount of light striking the image you want to capture. Center Adjusts the exposure to the centre of the image.
  • Page 80: Video Camera Settings

    Reduces the red colour of eyes when taking a photo. The flash is turned off. Sometimes photo quality can be better without the flash, even if lighting conditions are poor. Taking a good photo without using the flash requires a steady hand. Use the self-timer to avoid blurred photos.
  • Page 81 The camera automatically detects up to five human faces, indicated by frames on the screen. The camera automatically focuses on the nearest face. You can also select which face to focus on by tapping it on the screen. When you tap the camera screen, a yellow frame shows which face is selected and in focus.
  • Page 82: Photos And Videos In Album

    Photos and videos in Album Viewing photos and videos Use the Pictures tab in the Album application to view photos and play videos that you’ve taken with your camera, or to view similar content that you've saved to your device. All photos and videos are displayed in a chronologically ordered grid. View photos and videos in the Pictures tab View photos and videos in the My albums tab View menu options...
  • Page 83: Sharing And Managing Photos And Videos

    To watch a slideshow of your photos with music When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap > SensMe™ slideshow. Select the music and theme that you want to use for the slideshow, then tap .
  • Page 84: Editing Photos With The Photo Editor Application

    To work with batches of photos or videos in Album When viewing thumbnails of photos and videos in Album, tap , then tap Select items. Tap the items that you want to work with. Selected items are indicated by a blue frame.
  • Page 85: Photo Albums

    To apply special effects to a photo When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap If prompted, select Photo editor > Just once. , then select an option. To save a copy of the edited photo, tap Save. Photo albums The My albums tab in the Album application gathers together all your photo albums, including albums of photos and videos taken with the camera as well as content that...
  • Page 86: Viewing Your Photos On A Map

    Viewing your photos on a map Adding location information to photos is referred to as geotagging. You can view and tag your photos on a map and show friends and family where you were when you Adding the geographical position to your photos on took a particular photo.
  • Page 87 To change the geotag of a photo When viewing a photo on the map in Album, touch and hold the photo until its frame turns blue, then tap the desired location on the map. Tap OK. To change the map view •...
  • Page 88: Videos

    Browse all applications downloaded or saved to your device View all subscribed or downloaded files in the Podcast application Sony Entertainment Network with Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited is not available in every market. Separate subscription required. Additional terms and conditions apply.
  • Page 89: Transferring Video Content To Your Device

    PC. To learn more and download the Media Go™ application, go to • If your computer is an Apple® Mac®, you can use Sony™ Bridge for Mac to transfer video files from iTunes to your device. To learn more and download Sony™ Bridge .
  • Page 90: Video Unlimited Service

    Sony Entertainment Network account, then you can use that account instead. Sony Entertainment Network with Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited is not available in every market. Separate subscription required. Additional terms and conditions apply. To get started with Video Unlimited...
  • Page 91: Connectivity

    Connectivity Sharing content with DLNA Certified™ devices You can view or play media content saved to your device on other devices such as, for example, a TV, or a computer. Such devices must be DLNA Certified™ by the Digital Living Network Alliance and all devices must be connected to the same Wi- Fi®...
  • Page 92: Playing Files On A Digital Media Renderer Device

    To stop sharing files with other DLNA Certified™ devices From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Tap , then tap Media server. Drag the slider to turn off the Share media function. To set access permissions for a pending device From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Tap , then tap Media server.
  • Page 93: Nfc

    To play a music track from your device on a DMR device Make sure that you have correctly set up the DMR device and that it is connected to the same Wi-Fi® network as your device. From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap WALKMAN.
  • Page 94: Bluetooth® Wireless Technology

    To open the tag, tap it. 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 95 ® computers, handsfree accessories, and phones. Bluetooth connections work better within 10 metres (33 feet), with no solid objects in between. In some cases you have ® to manually pair your device with other Bluetooth devices. ® Interoperability and compatibility among Bluetooth devices can vary.
  • Page 96 ® To pair your device with another Bluetooth device ® Make sure that the device you want to pair with has the Bluetooth function ® activated and is visible to other Bluetooth devices. From your device’s Home screen, tap ® Find and tap Settings >...
  • Page 97 ® 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 98: Smart Apps And Features That Save You Time

    Smart apps and features that save you time Controlling accessories and settings with Smart Connect Use the Smart Connect application to set what happens in your device when you connect or disconnect an accessory. For example, you can decide to always start the FM radio application when you connect a headset.
  • Page 99: Using Your Device As A Fitness Hub With Ant

    Use the Smart Connect application to manage a range of smart accessories that you can connect to your device, including SmartTags, SmartWatch and Smart Wireless Headset pro from Sony. Smart Connect downloads any necessary applications and also finds third-party applications, when available. Previously connected devices show in a list that allows you to get more information about the features of each device.
  • Page 100 for your real wallet. You can also keep information about special offers on your device. To be able to pay for goods using your mobile device, you need to first sign up with a wallet payment service. They can be offered, for example, by Google or by your network operator.
  • Page 101: Travel And Maps

    Travel and maps Using location services Location services allow applications such as Maps and the camera to use information from mobile and Wi-Fi® networks as well as Global Positioning System (GPS) information to determine your approximate location. If you're not within a clear line of sight to GPS satellites, your device can determine your location using the Wi-Fi®...
  • Page 102: Using Data Traffic When Travelling

    Enter an address or name to search for a location, for example, a restaurant’s name or address. Select a transportation mode and get directions to your destination. View your account profile. Location mark – shows a searched location on the map. Show your current location.
  • Page 103: Airplane Mode

    To activate or deactivate data roaming From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > More… > Mobile networks. Mark or unmark the Data roaming checkbox. You can’t activate data roaming when mobile data is turned off. Airplane mode In Airplane mode, the network and radio transceivers are turned off to prevent disturbance to sensitive equipment.
  • Page 104: Calendar And Alarm Clock

    Calendar and alarm clock Calendar Use the Calendar application to manage your time schedule. If you have signed into and sychronised your device with one or several online accounts that include calendars, for example, your Google™ account or Xperia™ with Facebook account, then calendar events from these accounts will also appear in the Calendar application.
  • Page 105: Alarm And Clock

    To zoom the calendar view • When the Week or the Day view is selected, pinch the screen to zoom in. Alarm and clock You can set one or several alarms and use any sound saved on your device as the alarm signal.
  • Page 106 To turn on or off an alarm • Open the Alarm & clock application, then drag the slider next to the alarm to the on or off position. To delete an alarm Open the Alarm & clock application, then touch and hold the alarm that you want to delete.
  • Page 107: Support And Maintenance

    Help us improve our software You can enable the sending of usage info from your device so that Sony Mobile can receive anonymous bug reports and statistics that help improve our software. None of the information gathered includes personal data.
  • Page 108: Updating Your Device

    The easiest way to install a software update is to do it wirelessly from your device. However, some updates are not available for wireless download. You then need to use the PC Companion application on a PC or the Sony™ Bridge for Mac application ®...
  • Page 109: Finding A Lost Device

    Sony™ Bridge for Mac application. If you don’t have the PC Companion or the Sony™ Bridge for Mac application installed on the relevant computer, connect your device to the computer using a USB cable and follow the on- screen installation instructions.
  • Page 110: Imei Number

    • As a last resort, remotely clear the internal and external memory of the device. The my Xperia service may not be available in all countries/regions. To activate the my Xperia service From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Security > MyXperia™ > Activate. Mark the checkbox, then tap Accept.
  • Page 111 Improving battery time using STAMINA mode STAMINA mode turns off functions that you don't need when your device isn't in use. For example, STAMINA mode can pause your Wi-Fi® connection, data traffic and several power consuming applications when your device is powered on but the screen is inactive.
  • Page 112: Memory And Storage

    Memory and storage Your device has different types of memory and storage possibilities for photos, apps and other files: • The internal storage is about 4.8 GB and is used to store downloaded or transferred content along with personal settings and data. Examples are alarm, volume and language settings, emails, bookmarks, call logs, contacts, messages, calendar events, photos, videos and music.
  • Page 113: Managing Files Using A Computer

    SD card, using the computer's file explorer. If you have an Apple® Mac® computer, you can use the Sony™ Bridge for Mac application to access the file system of your device. To download Sony™ Bridge for Mac, go to .
  • Page 114: Backing Up And Restoring Content

    It is recommended to use the PC Companion or the Sony™ Bridge for Mac applications to make backups which save your data safely to a computer, that is, an external device.
  • Page 115: Restarting And Resetting

    The Backup and restore application is recommended for backing up content before you do a factory data reset. With this application you can back up the following types of data to an SD card or to an external USB storage device that you have connected by cable to your device: •...
  • Page 116: Recycling Your Device

    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.