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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User guide C6916 TCS520180.1...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Getting started................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................14 Navigating applications..............15 Small apps..................16 Widgets....................17 Lock screen..................18 Shortcuts and folders...............18...

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    Airplane mode..................34 Enhancing the sound output............34 Typing text..................36 On-screen keyboard.................36 Phonepad..................37 Entering text using voice input............38 Editing text..................38 Personalizing the Xperia keyboard..........39 Calling..................40 Making calls..................40 Receiving calls.................41 Ongoing calls...................41 Using the call log................42 Forwarding calls................42 Restricting calls................43 Multiple calls..................43 Conference calls................43 Voicemail..................44 Visual Voicemail................44 Emergency calls................44...

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    Socialife™...................60 Using the Socialife™ application............60 Music...................61 Transferring music to your device............61 Listening to music................61 WALKMAN home screen ..............62 Playlists....................63 Sharing music..................64 Enhancing the sound...............65 Visualizer ..................65 Recognizing music with TrackID™..........65 Music Unlimited online service............67 FM radio..................68 Listening to the radio................68 Favorite radio channels..............69 Sound settings.................69 Camera..................70...

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    Using a headset ................99 Smart Connect.................99 Synchronizing data on your device........101 About synchronizing data on your device........101 Synchronizing with Google™ services...........101 Synchronizing with Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®....101 Synchronizing with Facebook™.............102 Maps and locations..............104 Location services and sources............104 Using GPS..................104 Google Maps™................105 Getting directions................105 Calendar and alarm clock............107 Calendar..................107...

  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Getting started Overview This is an Internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use.

  • Page 7: Assembly

    Inserting the micro SIM card into the device without the SIM card holder could damage your micro SIM card or your device, and Sony Mobile does not warrant and will not be responsible for any damage caused by such action.

  • 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 straightaway. And you can download Internet and Wi-Fi® settings.

  • Page 9: Why Do I Need A Google™ Account

    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™, and Google Play™—the online store for downloading Android™...

  • 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 performance Battery and power management on page 117. 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. • Activate selection mode, for example, to select several items from a list.

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    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: Application Screen

    beyond the regular screen display width. The number of Home screen panes is represented by a series of dots at the top of the Home screen. The highlighted dot shows the pane that you are currently in. To go to the Home screen Press •...

  • Page 15: Navigating Applications

    To view all applications on the Application screen From your Home screen, tap Flick left or right on the Application screen. To open an application from the Application screen Flick left or right to find the application, then tap the application. •...

  • Page 16: Small Apps

    Recently used applications window – Open a recently used application Small apps bar – Open a small app Task navigation key – Open the recently used applications window and the small apps bar Home navigation key – Exit an application and go back to the Home screen Back navigation key –...

  • Page 17: Widgets

    To move a small app When the small app is open, touch and hold the top left corner of the small app, • then move it to the desired location. To minimize a small app When the small app is open, touch and hold the top left corner of the small app, •...

  • Page 18: Lock Screen

    To move a widget on the Home screen Touch and hold the widget until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then drag it • to the new location. To delete a widget from the Home screen Touch and hold the widget until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then drag it •...

  • Page 19: Background And Themes

    To add a shortcut to your Home screen Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates and the customization menu appears. In the customization menu, tap Apps. Scroll through the list of applications and select an application. The selected application gets added to the Home screen.

  • Page 20: Status And Notifications

    To set a Home screen theme Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates. Tap Themes, then select a theme. When you change a theme, the background also changes in some applications. To change the wallpaper for the lock screen Drag the status bar downward, then tap Tap Personalization >...

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    Signal strength No signal Roaming NFC is activated 3G capability 4G capability 4G LTE capability 3G is available 4G is available 4G LTE is available Sending and downloading 3G data Sending and downloading 4G data Sending and downloading 4G LTE data Downloading 3G data Downloading 4G data Downloading 4G LTE data...

  • Page 22: 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...

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    Browse and listen to FM radio stations. Use the Album application to view and 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 24: 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 Internet ®...

  • Page 25: 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 http://support.google.com/chrome 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 26: Internet And Messaging Settings

    To edit a bookmark When a browser tab is open, tap , then tap Bookmarks. Navigate the Bookmarks folder and tap and hold the bookmark that you want to edit. In the pop-up menu, tap Edit bookmark. Edit the bookmark, then tap Save. Preinstalled bookmarks may not be edited.

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    remembers the network and automatically connects to it the next time you come within range. Some Wi-Fi® networks require you to log in to a web page before you can get access. Contact the relevant Wi-Fi® network administrator for more information. The signal strength of Wi-Fi®...

  • Page 28: 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 29: Controlling Data Usage

    To rename or secure your portable hotspot From the Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > More… > Tethering & Mobile 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 30: Selecting Cellular Networks

    Data roaming Some service providers allow you to send and receive mobile data when you are roaming outside of your home network. It's recommended to check the relevant data transmission rates in advance. To activate or deactivate data roaming Drag the status bar downward, then tap Tap More…...

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    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 32: 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 downward. To open the device settings menu from the Application screen From your Home screen, tap Tap Settings.

  • Page 33: Date And Time

    Select an option. X-Reality™ for mobile Sony's X-Reality for mobile technology improves the viewing quality of photos and videos after you take them, giving you clearer, sharper, and more natural images. To reduce battery consumption, X-Reality for mobile is turned off by default.

  • Page 34: Screen Settings

    Screen settings To adjust the screen brightness From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Display > Brightness. Unmark the Adapt to lighting conditions checkbox if it is marked. Drag the slider to adjust the brightness. Lowering the brightness level increases battery performance. To set the screen to vibrate on touch Drag the status bar downward, then tap >...

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    To enhance the sound output automatically Drag the status bar downward, then tap Find and tap Sound > Sound effects. Mark the ClearAudio+ checkbox. To adjust the sound settings manually Drag the status bar downward, then tap Find and tap Sound > Sound effects. Unmark the ClearAudio+ checkbox if it is marked.

  • Page 36: 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. You can type in up to three Latin languages without switching ®...

  • Page 37: Phonepad

    To enter text using the Gesture input function When the on-screen keyboard is displayed, slide your finger from letter to letter to trace the word that 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 38: Entering Text Using Voice Input

    To enter text using the Phonepad When appears in the Phonepad, tap each character key only once, even if • the letter you want is not the first letter on the key. Tap the word that appears or to view more word suggestions and select a word from the list. When appears in the Phonepad, tap the on-screen key for the character you •...

  • Page 39: Personalizing 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 to the left or right to select more text. To edit text in portrait orientation Enter some text, then double-tap the entered text to make the application bar appear.

  • Page 40: Calling

    Calling Making calls You can make a call by manually dialing a phone number, by tapping a number saved in your contact 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 contact list and call logs. Open your contacts list View your call log entries View your favorite contacts...

  • Page 41: Receiving Calls

    Showing or hiding your phone number You can select to show or hide your phone number on call recipients' devices when you call them. To show or hide your phone number From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Call settings > Additional settings > Caller ID. Receiving calls To answer a call To decline a call...

  • Page 42: Using The Call Log

    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. •...

  • Page 43: Restricting Calls

    Restricting calls You can block all or certain categories of incoming and outgoing calls. If you have received a PIN2 code from your service provider, you can also use a list of Fixed Dialing Numbers (FDNs) to restrict outgoing calls. To enable or disable fixed dialing From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings >...

  • Page 44: Voicemail

    To have a private conversation with a conference call participant During an ongoing conference call, tap {0} participants. Tap the telephone number of the participant with whom you want to talk privately. To end the private conversation and return to the conference call, tap To release a participant from a conference call During an ongoing conference call, tap the button showing the number of participants.

  • Page 45: Wi-fi Calling

    To make an emergency call From your Home screen, tap Find and Tap Phone. Enter the emergency number and tap . To delete a number, tap You can make emergency calls when no SIM card is inserted or when outgoing calls are barred.

  • Page 46: Contacts

    Transferring contacts using a computer Contacts Setup is an application within PC Companion and within Sony™ Bridge for Mac that helps you to collect the contacts from your old device and transfer them to your new device. Contacts Setup supports several device brands, including iPhone, Samsung, HTC, and Nokia.

  • Page 47: 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 downward and tap the notification to accept the file transfer.

  • Page 48: 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 synchronized your contacts with a synchronization account, that account appears in the list.

  • Page 49: Favorites 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 50: 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 51: 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 52: Organizing 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 53: 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 recipient name or number from the list that appears. If the recipient is saved in your contacts, tap the phone number that you want to call.

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    To start a chat 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. To start an instant messaging session, tap To start a video call, tap To reply to a chat message or join a video call When someone contacts you on Hangouts,...

  • Page 55: 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.

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    Options Search for email messages View folders Download new email messages Write a new email message To download new email messages From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Email. If you are using several email accounts, tap at the top of the screen and select the account that you want to check.

  • Page 57: Email Preview Pane

    To save a sender's email address to your contacts From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Email. Find and tap a message in your email inbox. Tap the name of the sender, then tap OK. Select an existing contact, or tap Create new contact. Edit the contact information, if desired, then tap Done.

  • Page 58: Email Account Settings

    To view all folders for one email account From your Home screen, tap . Then find and tap Email. at the top of the screen and select the account you want to check, then again, and select Show all folders to view all the folders in this account. To delete an email message From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Email.

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    View a list of all Gmail accounts and recent folders List of email messages Options Download new email messages View all folders Search for email messages Write a new email message To learn more about Gmail™ When the Gmail application is open, tap , then tap Help. •...

  • Page 60: Socialife

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

  • Page 61: Music

    See Connecting your device to a computer on page 95. If the computer is a PC, you can use the Media Go™ application from Sony and • organize your music files, create playlists, subscribe to podcasts, and more. To learn more and download the Media Go™...

  • Page 62: 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 63: Playlists

    Open the "WALKMAN" music player 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 64: Sharing Music

    To create your own playlists Open the WALKMAN home screen. To add an artist, album, or a song to a playlist, touch and hold the name of the artist or the title 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 65: 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.

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    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 67: Music Unlimited Online Service

    PC that runs the Windows operating system. Go to www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com 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 68: 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 favorites. 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 69: Favorite 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 70: 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 71: 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 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 colored frame and the photo is taken automatically.

  • Page 73: 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 74: 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 color balance according to the lighting conditions.

  • Page 75: Self Timer

    2-megapixel resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos you want to view on widescreen displays. This setting is only available in Manual capturing 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.

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    Sets the ISO sensitivity to 200. Sets the ISO sensitivity to 400. Sets the ISO sensitivity to 800. 1600 Sets the ISO sensitivity to 1600. 3200 Sets the ISO sensitivity to 3200. 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.

  • Page 77: Video Camera Settings

    The camera automatically determines if the lighting conditions require the use of a flash. Fill flash Use this setting when the background is brighter than the subject. This removes unwanted dark shadows. Red-eye reduction Reduces the red color of eyes when taking a photo. The flash is turned off.

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    Focus mode The focus setting controls which part of a video should be sharp. When continuous autofocus is on, the camera keeps adjusting focus so that the area within the white focus frame stays sharp. Single autofocus The camera automatically focuses on the selected subject. Continuous autofocus is on. Face detection The camera automatically detects up to five human faces, indicated by frames on the screen.

  • Page 79: Album

    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 80: 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 The Album application analyses your photos and uses SensMe™...

  • Page 81: 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 82: 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. To improve a photo using advanced settings When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap If prompted, select Photo editor >...

  • Page 83: Viewing Your Photos On A Map

    View all photos and videos saved to your device's internal storage View your photos in globe mode View your photos on a map View all photos and videos saved to the removable memory card 10 View all photos with faces The PlayMemories online service is not available in all countries or regions.

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    Search a location on the map. View menu options. A group of photos and/or videos geotagged with the same location. Double tap to zoom in. Pinch to zoom out. Drag to view different parts of the map. Thumbnails of the selected group of photos and/or videos. Tap an item to view it in full screen. If several photos were taken at the same location, only one of them appears on the map.

  • Page 85: Videos

    Tap to view all videos in Video Unlimited Tap to view details of a video in Video Unlimited Sony Entertainment Network with Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited is not available in every market. Separate subscription required. Additional terms and conditions apply.

  • Page 86: Transferring Video Content To Your Device

    PC. To learn more and download the Media Go™ application, go to http://mediago.sony.com/enu/features. 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 for www.sonymobile.com/global-en/tools/bridge-for-mac/ .

  • Page 87: Managing Video Content

    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 88: 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® network in order for content to be shared.

  • Page 89: Playing Files On A Digital Media Renderer Device

    To set up file sharing with other DLNA Certified™ devices Connect your device to a Wi-Fi® network. From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Tap , then tap Media server. To turn on the Share media function, drag the slider. appears in the status bar.

  • Page 90: Nfc

    To view photos or videos from your device on a DMR device Ensure 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 Find and tap Album. Browse to and open the file that you want to view.

  • Page 91: 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 92: 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.

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    ® To turn on the Bluetooth function and make your device visible Drag the status bar downward, then tap ® Tap the on-off switch beside Bluetooth to turn on the Bluetooth function. ® Tap Bluetooth. Your device and a list of available Bluetooth devices appear.

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    ® To connect your device to another Bluetooth device ® If you are connecting to a Bluetooth device that requires you to first pair your device before connecting, follow the relevant steps to pair your device with that device. Drag the status bar downward, then tap Find and tap Bluetooth.

  • Page 95: Connecting Your Device To A Computer

    PC Companion application on a ® ® PC or the Sony™ Bridge for Mac application on an Apple computer. PC Companion and Sony™ Bridge for Mac help you access additional computer applications to transfer and organize media files, update your device, synchronize device content, and more.

  • Page 96

    the computer. Media Go™ converts media files so that you can use them on your device. ® In order to use this feature, you need a Wi-Fi enabled device that supports Media transfer, ® ® ® for example, a computer running Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows To pair your device wirelessly with a computer using Media transfer mode...

  • Page 97: Connecting Your Device To A Tv Set Using A Cable

    Apple computer. You can also use the Sony™ Bridge for Mac application to manage files through a file browser, update your device software, and back up and restore content on your device.

  • Page 98: Screen Mirroring

    application opens. This application helps you to play media files from your device on TVs and other devices. You may have to purchase an MHL cable separately. To view content from your device on a TV which supports MHL input Connect your device to the TV using an MHL cable.

  • Page 99: Using A Headset

    Using a headset Use the accessories provided with your device, or other compatible accessories, for optimal performance. 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.

  • Page 100

    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 101: Synchronizing Data On Your Device

    Synchronizing data on your device About synchronizing data on your device You can sync contacts, email, calendar events, and other information with your device from multiple email accounts, synchronization services, and other kinds of accounts, depending on the applications installed on your device. Synchronizing your device with other information sources is an easy and practical way to stay up to date.

  • Page 102: Synchronizing With Facebook

    setup, you can find your information in the Email, Calendar, and Contacts applications. To set up corporate email, calendar, and contacts for synchronization From your Home screen, tap Tap Settings > Add account > Exchange ActiveSync. Enter your corporate email address and password. Tap Next.

  • Page 103

    From your Home screen, tap Tap Settings > Xperia™ with Facebook. Select the account that you want to remove. Press , then tap Remove account. Tap Remove account again to confirm. This is an Internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use.

  • Page 104: Maps And Locations

    Both options are activated by default when you enable location services. Sony does not warrant the accuracy of any location services including but not limited to navigational services. To enable location services Drag the status bar downward, then tap Tap Location services.

  • Page 105: 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.

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    To start the Navigation application From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Navigation. This is an Internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use.

  • Page 107: Calendar And Alarm Clock

    Calendar and alarm clock Calendar About the calendar Your device has a calendar for managing your schedule. If you have a Google™ account, you can also synchronize your device's calendar with your web calendar. Synchronizing with Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® on page 101. To set the calendar view From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Calendar.

  • Page 108

    To set a new alarm From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Alarm & clock. Tap Time and adjust the time by scrolling up and down. Tap Set. If desired, edit other alarm settings. Tap Done. To edit an existing alarm From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Alarm &...

  • Page 109

    To activate the vibrate function for an alarm From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Alarm & clock. Tap the alarm you want to edit. Mark the Vibrate checkbox. Tap Done. The vibrate feature is enabled by default when you create a new alarm. To set alarms to sound when the device is in silent mode From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Alarm &...

  • Page 110: Locking And Protecting Your Device

    Locking and protecting your device IMEI number Every device has a unique IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number. You should keep a copy of this number. If your device is stolen, your network provider can use your IMEI number to stop the device from accessing the network in your country.

  • Page 111

    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 112

    To create a screen unlock PIN From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock > PIN. Enter a numeric PIN. If necessary, tap to minimize the keyboard. Tap Continue. Re-enter and confirm your PIN. If necessary, tap to minimize the keyboard.

  • Page 113: 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 114: Finding Your Device

    ® Using a USB cable, connect your device to the Apple computer. Computer: Launch the Sony™ Bridge for Mac application. After a few moments, the Sony™ Bridge for Mac application detects your device and searches for new software for it.

  • Page 115: Backup And Restore Application

    Safely removing the memory card You can safely remove the memory card from your device any time when the device is turned off. If you want to remove the memory card when your device is on, you must first unmount the memory card before you physically remove it from the device. This can prevent damaging the memory card or losing data stored on the memory card.

  • Page 116: Preparing To Use The Backup And Restore Application

    Preparing to use the Backup and restore application Before backing up your content, you can select the backup destination and the types of data that you want to back up. To select the backup destination From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Back up &...

  • Page 117: Resetting And Restarting

    Resetting and restarting You can reset your device to its original factory settings, with or without deleting all of your personal data. This action is sometimes necessary if your device stops functioning properly. You can also force your device to shut down in situations where it hangs or won't restart normally.

  • Page 118

    • network coverage. 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 whenever possible. Standby time refers to the time •...

  • Page 119: Hearing Aid Compatibility

    Consult your service provider or local Sony service center for information on hearing aid compatibility. If you have questions about return or exchange policies, consult your service provider or mobile device retailer.

  • Page 120: Support Application

    Accessory selection subject to change and may vary by location. Usage info For quality purposes, Sony Mobile collects anonymous bug reports and statistics regarding your device. None of the information gathered includes personal data. To allow the sending of usage info Drag the status bar downward, then tap Find and tap About phone >...

  • Page 121: 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 122

    your device in salt water or let the micro USB port, the micro SIM slot, the memory card slot, or the headset jack come in contact with salt water. Also, never expose the device to any liquid chemicals, or to moist environments with extreme high or low temperatures.

  • Page 123: 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.

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