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Tablet Device Help Guide
Read This First
Downloading the Help guide
Turning On or Shutting Down Your Tablet Device
Turning the Screen On/Off (Sleep Mode)
Setting the Time that Elapses Before the Screen Turns Off (Goes to Sleep)
Notes on Using the AC Adapter
Charging the Battery
Notes on Charging
Installing/Removing the Battery Pack
Touch Screen Operations
Notes on the Screen
Turning On/Off the Wi-Fi Function
Connecting to Wi-Fi
Connecting by Pressing the WPS Button on the Wi-Fi Router
Connecting from the Wi-Fi Network List
Notes on Using the Wi-Fi Function
Turning On/Off the Bluetooth Function
Paring with a Bluetooth Device
Notes on Using the Bluetooth Function
Enabling Mobile Communications
Disabling Mobile Communications
Inserting/Removing a SIM Card
Notes on the SIM Card
Setting Up an Access Point
Using Location Services
Notes on GPS Function
Removing/Inserting a microSD Memory Card
Notes on microSD Memory Cards
Compatibility of microSD Memory Cards
Connecting to a Computer
Parts and Controls
Checking the Supplied Items
Notes on Holding Your Tablet Device
Resetting Your Tablet Device
Reverting to Factory Default (Initializing Data)

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  Summary of Contents for Sony Tablet device

  • Page 1 Tablet Device Help Guide Read This First Downloading the Help guide Turning On or Shutting Down Your Tablet Device Turning the Screen On/Off (Sleep Mode) Setting the Time that Elapses Before the Screen Turns Off (Goes to Sleep) Notes on Using the AC Adapter...
  • Page 2 Checking the Android Version Updating Android to the Latest Version Using the Home Screen Sharing the Tablet Device with Family or Friends (Guest Mode) Switching to Guest Mode Adding Apps or Widgets to the Home Screen Using the Apps & Widgets List Using “Small Apps”...
  • Page 3 The charge indicator does not appear. Battery consumption increases. The charge indicator blinks. Heat builds up in the tablet device, the battery, and the AC adapter while the tablet device is in use or being charged. The screen is dark.
  • Page 4 The screen does not rotate when you turn your tablet device. You want to turn off screen rotation. You want to deactivate the lock screen function/use your tablet device without locking the screen. A headset cannot be used. A file cannot be displayed or does not play.
  • Page 5: Read This First

    Congratulations on your purchase of a Sony tablet device. Before you start using your tablet device, read the supplied Important Information (safety instructions). This Help guide explains how to operate your tablet device and apps. You can download the Help guide (PDF file) to the tablet device [Details].
  • Page 6 You can download the PDF Help guide to your tablet device. Install the Reader by Sony app or another PDF reader app to view the PDF file on your tablet device. 1. Tap “Download Help guide (PDF file)” from the top page of the Help guide.
  • Page 7 If you press the power button with the touch screen lid closed, your tablet device will not turn on. In the default setting, if you do not operate the tablet device for a certain period of time, the screen turns off and becomes locked.
  • Page 8 Turning the Screen On/Off (Sleep Mode) In the default setting, if you do not operate the tablet device for a certain period of time, the screen turns off and becomes locked. To turn on the screen, press the power button to display the screen, and then unlock it.
  • Page 9 Setting the Time that Elapses Before the Screen Turns Off (Goes to Sleep) In the default setting, the screen automatically goes to sleep if the tablet device has not been operated for a certain period. You can change the time that elapses before the screen turns off.
  • Page 10 Notes on Using the AC Adapter Use the AC adapter supplied with your tablet device or a genuine Sony AC adapter. Do not use any other AC adapter as it may cause malfunctions. Do not connect the AC adapter to a power conversion device such as a travel power converter. Doing so may cause overheating or a malfunction.
  • Page 11: Charging The Battery

    Charging the Battery The battery charges while your tablet device is plugged in. Charging time will vary depending on how you use your tablet device. 1. Install the battery pack into your tablet device [Details]. 2. Plug the AC power cord (mains lead) into the AC adapter.
  • Page 12 Confirming Download or Update Information on the Status Bar Notes on Using the AC Adapter Notes on Charging...
  • Page 13: Notes On Charging

    After charging, the battery gradually loses its charge even if it is not used. If it is left unused for a long time, the battery charge may be depleted. We recommend recharging the battery before use. If you do not use your tablet device for an extended period of time, fully charge the battery every six months. Battery life Battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and temperatures.
  • Page 14: Installing/Removing The Battery Pack

    Note If you insert the battery pack into your tablet device with the touch screen lid opened, the backlight of the LCD screen may be lit for a few seconds and then turn off. This does not indicate a malfunction.
  • Page 15 2. Remove the battery pack. Related Topic Notes on Charging...
  • Page 16: Touch Screen Operations

    Touch Screen Operations Selects an icon or option. Tapping quickly twice allows you to zoom in or out on images or other on-screen items. Tap & hold Opens an option menu. Drag Moves an item or scrolls a page slowly. Flick Scrolls a page quickly.
  • Page 17 Related Topic Notes on the Screen...
  • Page 18: Notes On The Screen

    Notes on the LCD screen Do not leave the LCD screen facing the sun. Be sure to block direct sunlight when using your tablet device near a window. Using your tablet device in low temperature conditions may produce a residual image on the LCD screen.
  • Page 19 2. Set [Wi-Fi] to [ON]. Note The Wi-Fi antenna is built in to your tablet device. If you cover the antenna with your hands or other objects while connected to the Internet using the Wi-Fi function, the communications quality may deteriorate.
  • Page 20 Confirming Download or Update Information on the Status Bar Notes on Holding Your Tablet Device...
  • Page 21 Connecting to Wi-Fi Set the Wi-Fi connection on the tablet device to connect to the Internet. Connect the tablet device to the Wi-Fi router (access point) in a manner suitable for the situation: at home or the office or using a public wireless service, etc.
  • Page 22 Related Topic Turning On/Off the Wi-Fi Function Connecting by Pressing the WPS Button on the Wi-Fi Router Connecting from the Wi-Fi Network List Checking the Wi-Fi Connection Notes on Using the Wi-Fi Function Notes on Holding Your Tablet Device...
  • Page 23 5. Tap [Off] for [WPS], and then tap [Push button]. 6. Press the WPS button on the Wi-Fi router (access point). The Wi-Fi settings of the tablet device are automatically configured. Hint For details on how to use the WPS button, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the Wi-Fi...
  • Page 24 When a connection is established, [Connected] appears under the SSID of the network the tablet device is connected to. Hint When the tablet device connects using Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi icon is displayed on the status bar at the bottom right of the screen. Related Topic...
  • Page 25 Connecting from the Wi-Fi Network List If you are at home or using a public wireless service, connect the tablet device to an available network on the Wi- Fi network list. Some Wi-Fi routers (access points) require you to enter a password.
  • Page 26 Turning On/Off the Wi-Fi Function Connecting to Wi-Fi Connecting by Pressing the WPS Button on the Wi-Fi Router Confirming Download or Update Information on the Status Bar Notes on Using the Wi-Fi Function Checking the Wi-Fi Connection...
  • Page 27 If both the Bluetooth function and the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi function of your tablet device are enabled, interference may occur and cause slower data transfer speeds or other problems.
  • Page 28: Turning On/Off The Bluetooth Function

    Note The Bluetooth antenna is built in to your tablet device. If you cover the antenna with your hands or other objects while using the Bluetooth function, the communications quality may deteriorate. To turn off the Bluetooth function To reduce battery consumption, turn off the Bluetooth function when not in use.
  • Page 29 To make the Bluetooth device settings detectable, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the Bluetooth device. To set the tablet device so that it can be detected by the Bluetooth device, tap the model name of your tablet device in the list displayed on the right side of the screen in step 3.
  • Page 30 If you turn off a Bluetooth audio device connected to your tablet device while an app such as a game is running, the app may no longer work properly. If that occurs, exit the app and restart your tablet device.
  • Page 31 Your tablet device will be detected by other Bluetooth devices only when it is set to allow detection by such devices. You can set how long your tablet device is detectable or whether or not to allow reception after a connection is established.
  • Page 32 Make sure a SIM card is inserted before using the mobile communications function. The mobile communications antenna is built in to your tablet device. If you cover the antenna with your hands or other objects while connected to the Internet using the mobile communications function, the communications quality may deteriorate.
  • Page 33 Disabling Mobile Communications 1. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] - [ Settings] - [More…] - [Mobile networks] - [Data enabled]. The check mark is removed from the box for that setting. Hint To temporarily turn off functions that use mobile networks in an area where wireless communications is restricted, turn on [Airplane mode] on the control panel displayed from the status bar.
  • Page 34: Inserting/Removing A Sim Card

    Inserting/Removing a SIM Card To insert a SIM card 1. Make sure all the cables are unplugged from your tablet device, and then turn off your tablet device. 2. Slide off the upper cover. 3. Align a SIM card with the mark above the slot, and then carefully slide the SIM card into the slot until it clicks into place.
  • Page 35 Related Topic Enabling Mobile Communications Turning On or Shutting Down Your Tablet Device Setting Up an Access Point Notes on the SIM Card...
  • Page 36 Do not press the SIM card more than necessary when inserting or removing a SIM card. If you remove the SIM card right after using your tablet device, the SIM card may be warm. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction.
  • Page 37: Setting Up An Access Point

    Setting Up an Access Point To confirm the current access point 1. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] - [ Settings] - [More…] - [Mobile networks] - [Access Point Names]. To add an access point 1. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] - [ Settings] - [More…] - [Mobile networks] - [Access Point Names].
  • Page 38: Using Location Services

    You can see the location where you are with your tablet device by using an app that supports the GPS function. Note The GPS antenna is built in to your tablet device. If you cover the antenna with your hands or other objects while using the GPS function, the positioning accuracy may deteriorate. Related Topic...
  • Page 39 Notes on GPS Function Move your tablet device as little as possible in an area with a clear view of the sky until the present location is displayed by the GPS function. The present location can be displayed quicker when stationary than while moving.
  • Page 40 Removing/Inserting a microSD Memory Card Your tablet device is equipped with a microSD memory card slot. A microSD memory card is inserted in the microSD memory card slot at time of purchase. When you replace a microSD memory card with a new one, follow the procedure below.
  • Page 41 To insert a microSD memory card 1. Open the bottom cover and remove the battery pack. 2. Locate the microSD memory card slot. 3. Hold the microSD memory card with the contacts facing down and the arrow pointing toward the microSD memory card slot.
  • Page 42 When carrying microSD memory cards, be sure to put them in their case to avoid static electricity damage. Before using a microSD memory card with a device other than a tablet device, such as a digital camera or a portable audio, format (initialize) the microSD memory card using the device. Some devices may not support the file format for tablet devices and show you a message that recommends you to format the card.
  • Page 43 (up to 2 GB) and microSDHC memory cards (up to 32 GB) available as of September 2011 have been tested and found compatible with your tablet device. However, this does not guarantee that all microSD memory cards or microSDHC memory cards will be compatible with your tablet device.
  • Page 44: Connecting To A Computer

    Connecting to a Computer You can connect your tablet device to a computer by using the USB Micro-B connector of the tablet device. 1. Connect your tablet device to a computer using a Sony Micro-USB cable type S (SPA-US2/SPA-US15, sold separately) or a commercially available Micro-USB cable.
  • Page 45: Parts And Controls

    Parts and Controls Front 1. Front camera lens (Headphone) jack 3. Notification LED 4. Touch screen (Lower screen) 5. Touch screen (Upper screen) 6. Ambient light sensor Top & side 1. Rear camera lens 2. VOL + / – (Volume) button 3.
  • Page 46 Bottom (bottom cover opened) 1. Battery pack 2. microSD memory card slot 3. Buttons for opening the bottom cover Related Topic Turning On or Shutting Down Your Tablet Device Charging the Battery Using the Home Screen...
  • Page 47: Checking The Supplied Items

    Checking the Supplied Items AC adapter AC power cord (mains lead) microSD memory card (2 GB) (trial sample) Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack Quick Start Guide Important Information...
  • Page 48 In landscape orientation, hold your tablet device so the front camera lens is at the top. In portrait orientation, hold your tablet device so the front camera lens is at the bottom. Be careful not to hold the ambient light sensor.
  • Page 49 10 seconds, remove the battery pack after unplugging the AC adapter, then install the battery pack in your tablet device again. Wait a while after you install the battery pack in your tablet device before turning on your tablet device.
  • Page 50 Reverting to Factory Default (Initializing Data) By reverting the tablet device factory default, all installed apps and settings will be deleted to give you a “clean” tablet. 1. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] - [ Settings] - [Backup & reset] - [Factory data reset].
  • Page 51 Set a short period of inactivity before the screen turns off (switches to sleep mode) automatically. Turn the screen off (switch to sleep mode) when you will not be using your tablet device. Shut down your tablet device when you do not use it for a long time.
  • Page 52: Adjusting The Screen Brightness

    Adjusting the Screen Brightness You can set the screen brightness manually, or set the automatic brightness setting to let the tablet device adjust the brightness automatically. 1. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] - [ Settings] - [Display] - [Brightness]. 2. To adjust the brightness manually, tap or drag the brightness adjustment bar. To adjust the brightness automatically, Tap [Automatic brightness].
  • Page 53 Notes on Using Voice Communications Apps When you use voice communications apps such as those for Internet telephone or voice chat in the following cases, both parties cannot talk simultaneously. Take turns speaking. Headphones without a microphone function are connected to the headphone jack. Nothing is connected to the headphone jack.
  • Page 54: Notes On Use

    Do not use or leave the tablet device where the temperature is extremely high (about 35 °C or higher) or low (about 5 °C or lower), or in a humid place such as a bathroom or sauna. If you use or leave the tablet device out of the range stated, the tablet device may stop automatically to protect the internal circuitry.
  • Page 55 Checking the Android Version You can confirm the version of the Android operating system running on your tablet device. 1. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] - [ Settings] - [About tablet]. You can check the version of Android running on your tablet device in [Android version].
  • Page 56 Once you have updated, you cannot return your tablet device to an older version of Android. Updating requires the remaining battery level to be at 50% or greater and use of the AC adapter. Your tablet device may no longer turn on if the battery is depleted while updating.
  • Page 57: Using The Home Screen

    You can move icons within Quick launcher, and move them out of the Quick launcher. Guest Mode Tap this to use Guest Mode for sharing the tablet device with other users such as your family or friends. Apps & Widgets Tap this to display the apps list and the widgets list.
  • Page 58 Related Topic Searching with Google Sharing the Tablet Device with Family or Friends (Guest Mode) Using the Apps & Widgets List Confirming Download or Update Information on the Status Bar...
  • Page 59 Sharing the Tablet Device with Family or Friends (Guest Mode) If you share your tablet device with other users, registering Guest Mode enables you to make a Home screen for the guest. On the Home screen for the guest, only apps the guest is allowed to use are displayed, and you can set what wallpaper is displayed according to the mode.
  • Page 60 Even if you switch to Guest Mode, apps used recently and notifications will remain. Apps running in the background such as apps playing music in the background also will not stop. Since some tablet device functions are restricted in Guest Mode, Small Apps and the Quick launcher will not be available.
  • Page 61 Adding Apps or Widgets to the Home Screen You can flick the Home screen right/left to scroll between up to five screens. Adding app icons or widgets to your favorite location allows you to start apps easily. 1. Flick to display the Home screen on which you want to place apps icons or widgets, and then tap [ Apps &...
  • Page 62 2. While holding the icon, drag and drop it to [ Uninstall] displayed on the Home screen. Note Some applications cannot be uninstalled (deleted). This does not indicate a malfunction of the tablet device or a bug in the application. Displaying the app information 1.
  • Page 63 Using the Home Screen Adding Apps or Widgets to the Home Screen List of Apps...
  • Page 64 Using “Small Apps” There are a number of apps installed on the tablet device called Small Apps. Small Apps give you the flexibility to open certain apps without closing other apps. For example, you may have an app such as the Email app open and want to open another app such as the Browser app.
  • Page 65 set. To use a widget You can display a widget while another app is in use. To add a widget 1. Tap [ Add] on the Small Apps launcher. 2. Tap the widget you want to add. 3. Enter a label name, and then tap [OK]. The widget is added to the Small Apps launcher.
  • Page 66: Searching With Google

    Searching with Google You can search websites, apps downloaded to the tablet device or data using Google Search. To search by text 1. Tap [Google] on the top left of the Home screen, and enter keywords. 2. Tap an item on the search result list.
  • Page 67 Confirming Download or Update Information on the Status Bar The notification icons tell you that downloading is complete, you have e-mails, or updates are available. By tapping the status bar, you can display the notification panel. You can display the control panel and open downloaded files directly from the notification panel.
  • Page 68 The screen rotates when you turn your tablet device sideways as shown below. Note Depending on the application, the screen may rotate regardless of the direction your tablet device is held. Some apps may not support screen rotation. Some apps may rotate the screen in reverse.
  • Page 69 Configuring to Lock the Screen If you set the lock function, the screen is automatically locked for security purposes when turning the screen on (deactivating sleep mode). To configure the lock function 1. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] - [ Settings] - [Security] - [Screen lock] in that order.
  • Page 70: Entering Text

    Entering Text You can enter text using the keyboard displayed on the screen. Display on the screen Description Switches between letters, numbers and symbols. Enters capital letters. Enters other symbols. Switches the input language. Deletes text. Enters or adds linefeeds. *1 Capital-letter entry will deactivate after you enter one letter.
  • Page 71: Selecting Text

    Selecting Text You can copy or search text from the menu that is displayed by selecting text on a website or URL. 1. Tap and hold the text. The selected text will be highlighted. 2. Tap the desired item from the menu at the top right of the screen. Hint You can change the range of text selected by dragging the cursor that appears in step 1 across the text.
  • Page 72 Sign up for a new Google account on your tablet device You can sign up for a Google account when you use your tablet device for the first time or start a Google service app for the first time.
  • Page 73 Backing Up Data on Your Tablet Device You should copy the data in your tablet device and store it on another storage device (backup). Various data such as recorded images, downloaded music and video content will accumulate in your tablet device as you use them.
  • Page 74 If you connect a computer to your tablet device using a commercially available Micro-USB cable, you can copy data on the computer to your tablet device. The copied data can then be played back on your tablet device. 1. Connect your tablet device to your computer with a commercially available Micro-USB cable.
  • Page 75: Supported Formats

    Supported Formats Playable formats vary depending on the app or content used. Note Some files may not be playable on your tablet device. Videos Maximum Format/ Maximum Profile bit rate Gallery Codec resolution (Mbps) Extension 704 × 576 .mp4 H.263...
  • Page 76 Photos Format/ Maximum Gallery Codec resolution (pixels) Extension JPEG 6048 × 4032 .jpg 2000 × 2000 .gif 2000 × 2000 .png 2000 × 2000 .bmp WBMP 2000 × 2000 .wbmp WEBP 2000 × 2000 .webp Related Topic Importing Content from Your Computer...
  • Page 77: Changing The Settings

    Display: Settings such as screen brightness [Details], time that elapses before the screen turns off (goes to sleep) [Details], and font size. Storage: Checking the capacity of the internal memory of the tablet device or SD memory card. Battery: Checking the remaining battery level and operating time.
  • Page 78 Checking the Free Space When you install apps or import data from other devices, etc., you can check the free space of the tablet device. 1. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] - [ Settings] - [Storage]. Related Topic Backing Up Data on Your Tablet Device...
  • Page 79 Synchronizing the Account Synchronizing with the account enables you to check variety of information set on the tablet device online. 1. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] - [ Settings] - [Accounts & sync]. 2. Set the switch at the top right of the screen to [ON].
  • Page 80: List Of Apps

    List of Apps The following apps are preinstalled on your tablet device. You can start each app by tapping its icon. Hint When (Option menu) appears at the top right of the screen, you can tap it to display the option menu.
  • Page 81 Use your Skype account to make Internet voice and video calls with other Skype users anywhere in the world free of charge, and save on calls to domestic and international phones [Details]. Help guide Display this Help guide online. You can download it to the tablet device [Details]. Sony Select Access a website that introduces Sony-recommended apps [Details].
  • Page 82 MediEvil * Play this classic game for the first generation PlayStation. Pinball Heroes Play pinball on your tablet device. Settings Change various settings of your tablet device [Details]. Messaging Send or receive SMS (short messages). Play Music Play back music.
  • Page 83 Send or receive Gmail [Details]. Google Search Make Google searches [Details]. Messenger Exchange instant messages with other Google+ users. Play Movies * Play back movies you have rented from Google Play. Maps Find your location and search destinations/routes (Google Maps). Local Use this service to find information on shops and places.
  • Page 84 View full-length and full-size Hollywood movies and TV programs [Details]. Ustream * Stream live video using the built-in camera, and communicate with viewers [Details]. Evernote Evernote turns your tablet into an extension of your brain. Evernote is a free app that helps you remember everything across all of your tablet [Details].
  • Page 85: Using The Calendar

    Using the Calendar You can manage your schedule on your tablet device. By registering your Google account, you can sync your Google Calendar and your schedule data. 1. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] - [ Calendar]. The calendar is displayed.
  • Page 86 2. Input the starting date and time and details of the schedule, and then tap [ DONE] at the top right of the screen. Hint You can have your tablet device notify you when close to the scheduled date and time. Changing an event 1. Tap the event you want to change. 2. Tap , input the item to be changed, and then tap [ DONE] at the top right of the screen.
  • Page 87 Do not touch the lenses of the built-in cameras. If the lenses become dirty or scratched, image quality may be affected. Do not let direct sunlight enter the lenses of the built-in cameras regardless of whether your tablet device is turned on or off. Doing so may cause the camera to malfunction.
  • Page 88 , a photo is shot when the subject comes into focus. In order to add location information to the photos, GPS must be enabled or your tablet device must be connected to the network when you take photos [Details]. You can also view pictures you took and media from apps you play back.
  • Page 89 Notes on Recorded Photos/Movies Copyright and portrait rights The images and sounds you record on your tablet device may be copyrighted. Unauthorized use of such materials other than for personal use may violate copyright laws. Using or modifying images or names of other people without their permission may violate portrait rights.
  • Page 90: Configuring An E-Mail Account

    Configuring an E-mail Account The e-mail account you usually use on your computer can be used on the tablet device. If you register multiple e- mail accounts, you can handle e-mails of all the accounts at the same time. You can also search or sort received e-mail messages.
  • Page 91 menu) - [Settings] - (e-mail account you want to change settings of) - [Messages per folder] on the e-mail list screen. Searches cover the subject, sender, and e-mail body of all the e-mails saved on the server. Results are displayed 10 at a time from the latest e-mails. To search for older e-mails, tap [Load more messages].
  • Page 92: Composing/Sending An E-Mail

    Composing/Sending an E-mail 1. On the e-mail list screen, tap at the top right of the screen. The e-mail composing screen is displayed. 2. Tap [To], and then input the recipient’s e-mail address. 3. Input the subject at [Subject]. 4. Input the message at [Compose email]. 5.
  • Page 93 Receiving/Deleting E-mails 1. On the e-mail list screen, tap at the top right of the screen. New messages are displayed in the inbox. Tap on the e-mails to open them. To display the e-mail full-screen On the e-mail list screen, tap .
  • Page 94: Browsing Websites

    Browsing Websites The Browser app lets you access and browse websites on the Internet. You can display/switch between multiple websites by using tabs. 1. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] - [ Browser]. The Browser app starts. Display on the screen Description 1 Tab Allows you to add a tab to browse multiple websites by switching between tabs.
  • Page 95 Hint You can search the Internet by inputting a keyword or phrase instead of the address (URL) in step 3. If the address bar is not displayed at the top of the screen, tap the tab. You can copy or search text from the menu that is displayed by selecting text on a website or URL. If the website is displayed differently from when browsed on a computer, tap (Option menu) at the top right of the screen and put a check mark in [Request desktop site] in the menu.
  • Page 96: Adding Bookmarks

    Adding Bookmarks The bookmark function allows you to record addresses (URLs) of websites you visit frequently, allowing you to access those sites quickly. You can also add shortcuts to these URLs on the Home screen. To add a bookmark for an address (URL) at the right of the address bar to check the detailed information, and then tap [OK].
  • Page 97 Accessing Sites from Bookmarks/Access History You can access a website from a registered bookmark or the access history. 1. Tap 2. Tap [BOOKMARKS] or [HISTORY]. [BOOKMARKS]: Displays the list of registered bookmarks. [HISTORY]: Displays the list of websites you accessed previously. 3.
  • Page 98: Using The Calculator

    Using the Calculator You can use your tablet device as a calculator. In addition to the four arithmetic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, trigonometric function, exponent function, logarithm, etc. are available. 1. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] - [ Calculator].
  • Page 99: Registering Contacts

    Registering Contacts You can register names, phone numbers, addresses, etc. as frequently used contacts. By registering your Google account, you can sync People with Gmail Contacts, making your contacts even more handy. If using Microsoft Exchange Server, you can manage your work contacts by connecting to Microsoft Exchange Server.
  • Page 100 To edit contacts Tap the contact you want to edit, and then tap at the top right of the displayed screen. To delete contacts Tap the contact you want to delete, and then tap (Option menu) - [Delete]. To switch what contacts are displayed (Option menu) - [Contacts to display] - (the account), and you can switch between the contacts lists of individual accounts.
  • Page 101 Grouping/Joining Contacts Registering groups 1. Tap [GROUPS] at the top left of the screen, and then tap If you have multiple accounts, tap the account you want to register the group to. 2. Input the group’s name, and then type the name of the person you want to be included. 3.
  • Page 102: Displaying The Clock

    Displaying the Clock The clock is easy to see even from a distance, and it has a background that changes according to the time. 1. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] - [ Desk clock]. The Desk clock app starts and the digital clock is displayed. Tapping the icons allows you to do the following operations.
  • Page 103 Sharing Moving Experiences via Social Networks You can manage and browse multiple social network services (SNS) such as Twitter and Facebook with one application. Day-to-day operations such as posting, replying, “liking” or retweeting can be performed with the same ease of use. You can also post the same message on multiple services. 1.
  • Page 104 Registering an Account with the Social Feed Reader You can register a Twitter or Facebook account with the Social Feed Reader app. You need to acquire a Twitter or Facebook account beforehand. 1. Tap the service to register from the [Services] displayed on the lower Social Feed Reader app screen. 2.
  • Page 105 Adding/Deleting an Account for the Social Feed Reader To add an account 1. Tap (option menu) - [Accounts] of the post list screen. 2. Tap the service to register from the [Services] displayed on the lower Social Feed Reader app screen. 3.
  • Page 106 Setting Filters for the Social Feed Reader You can set filters for the posts (articles) to be displayed. The filtered sets of posts are called “streams,” and multiple streams can be registered in Social Feed Reader. The registered streams are displayed as tabs at the top left of the screen.
  • Page 107 Reading/Writing Posts on the Social Feed Reader You can write the same post on multiple services simultaneously. Reading posts Posts made by the people you follow on Twitter or your Facebook friends will be displayed on the post list screen in the order that they were written.
  • Page 108 Searching for Posts (Articles) or Friends on the Social Feed Reader You can search for posts or friends who have signed up for the services. 1. Tap the [Search] tab at the top of the post list screen. The search screen is displayed. 2.
  • Page 109 Using Sony Select Sony Select allows you to access a website that introduces a select range of apps appropriate for use with your tablet device. 1. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] - [ Sony Select]. The browser starts and displays the website.
  • Page 110 Playing Photos/Videos The Gallery app allows you to show or play photos and video on your tablet device or Picasa web albums. You can also easily post photos to online services to share them. You can display detailed information as well as sort or filter your photos and videos.
  • Page 111 To display photos full-screen Tap [Fill display area] from the option menu of the photo playback screen. To cancel full-screen view, tap [Fit to display area]. To display shooting location with the display area not expanded. If the photo has information on where it was shot, a map appears with the location indicated on the map.
  • Page 112: Sharing Photos/Videos

    Sharing Photos/Videos 1. Tap and hold the album or thumbnail for photos you want to share, and then tap , or tap on the playback screen. 2. Tap on the name of the service you want to use to share photos or videos. 3.
  • Page 113: Editing Photos

    Editing Photos 1. On the playback screen, tap (Option menu) - [Edit]. 2. Tap [Photo editor]. 3. Tap the edit icon at the bottom of the screen. You can add various effects to your photos. Display on the screen Description Brightness Sets photo brightness settings such as for highlights.
  • Page 114 Checking the Wi-Fi Connection The Wi-Fi checker app enables you to check the Wi-Fi connection of your tablet device when a connection problem occurs. 1. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] - [ Wi-Fi checker]. Wi-Fi checker app starts. 2. Tap [Test] at the top right of the screen to start checking the connection.
  • Page 115 Reader (TM) Store will automatically be displayed in your library. With the Reader by Sony app on your tablet, you can enjoy books other than those from the Reader (TM) Store EPUB or PDF eBooks by loading them via USB or SD card or by downloading the content directly from your tablet’s browser.
  • Page 116 Movies See the help for this app to find out how to use the app. English http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/movies/h_at/gb/ French http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/movies/h_at/fr_eu/ Dutch http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/movies/h_at/nl/ German http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/movies/h_at/de/ Italian http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/movies/h_at/it/ Spanish http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/movies/h_at/es_eu/ Norwegian http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/movies/h_at/no/ Swedish http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/movies/h_at/se/ Portuguese http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/movies/h_at/pt_eu/ Polish http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/movies/h_at/pl/ Russian http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/movies/h_at/ru/ Turkish http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/movies/h_at/tr/ Czech http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/movies/h_at/cz/...
  • Page 117 WALKMAN See the help for this app to find out how to use the app. English http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/walkman/h_at/gb/ French http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/walkman/h_at/fr_eu/ Dutch http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/walkman/h_at/nl/ German http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/walkman/h_at/de/ Italian http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/walkman/h_at/it/ Spanish http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/walkman/h_at/es_eu/ Norwegian http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/walkman/h_at/no/ Swedish http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/walkman/h_at/se/ Portuguese http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/walkman/h_at/pt_eu/ Polish http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/walkman/h_at/pl/ Russian http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/walkman/h_at/ru/ Turkish http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/walkman/h_at/tr/ Czech http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/walkman/h_at/cz/...
  • Page 118 Album See the help for this app to find out how to use the app. English http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/album/h_at/gb/ French http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/album/h_at/fr_eu/ Dutch http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/album/h_at/nl/ German http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/album/h_at/de/ Italian http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/album/h_at/it/ Spanish http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/album/h_at/es_eu/ Norwegian http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/album/h_at/no/ Swedish http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/album/h_at/se/ Portuguese http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/album/h_at/pt_eu/ Polish http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/album/h_at/pl/ Russian http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/album/h_at/ru/ Turkish http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/album/h_at/tr/ Czech http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_td/album/h_at/cz/...
  • Page 119 Socialife See the help for this app to find out how to use the app. English http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_c/socialife/h_at/gb/ French http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_c/socialife/h_at/fr1/ Dutch http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_c/socialife/h_at/nl/ German http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_c/socialife/h_at/de/ Italian http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_c/socialife/h_at/it/ Spanish http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_c/socialife/h_at/es1/ Portuguese http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_c/socialife/h_at/pt1/ Russian http://helpguide.sony.net/apps_c/socialife/h_at/ru/...
  • Page 120 You can browse the content without signing in, however please make sure that you have a registered account to purchase and download contents. Your tablet device must be connected to a network using Wi-Fi or mobile communications to use the preview feature.
  • Page 121 Using the “Music Unlimited” Music Delivery Service Music Unlimited is a music service available on Sony Entertainment Network. You can choose your favorite music from a variety of music content and listen to it whenever you want. Upload your personal library to access it anytime, anywhere as well as to discover new favorites from automatic recommendations based on your unique listening habits.
  • Page 122 Using “Gmail” You can use Gmail on your tablet device if you register your Google account on your tablet device. 1. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] - [ Gmail]. Gmail starts. Display on the screen Description 1 Compose an e-mail Composes and sends an e-mail.
  • Page 123: Searching For Apps

    Searching for Apps Apps such as helpful tools and games can be downloaded to your tablet device from Google Play provided by Google. You can also check for app updates and update apps to the latest version. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] at the top right of the Home screen, followed by [ Play Store] on the apps list.
  • Page 124: Using "Media Go

    Note If [the model name of your tablet device] is not displayed on the left of the Media Go screen, this means that your tablet device is not recognized by the computer. Check whether or not the device driver is installed correctly.
  • Page 125 Internet to friends and family around the world using your Skype Account with your tablet device. When you start Video chat for Sony Tablet P - plugged into Skype on your tablet device, use a Skype account you already have or create a new account from your tablet device.
  • Page 126 Support for PlayStation(R) in General U.S.A./Canada/Brazil http://us.playstation.com/support/ Mexico/Latin America (Chile, Colombia, Panama, Argentina) http://mx.playstation.com/soporte/ United Kingdom http://uk.playstation.com/support/ Germany http://de.playstation.com/support/ Spain http://es.playstation.com/support/ France http://fr.playstation.com/support/ Italy http://it.playstation.com/support/ Russia http://ru.playstation.com/support/ Sweden http://se.playstation.com/support/ Netherlands http://nl.playstation.com/support/ Belgium http://be.playstation.com/support/ Norway http://no.playstation.com/support/...
  • Page 127 Austria http://at.playstation.com/support/ Switzerland http://ch.playstation.com/support/ Portugal http://pt.playstation.com/support/ Turkey http://tr.playstation.com/support/ Poland http://pl.playstation.com/support/ India http://in.playstation.com/support/ Taiwan http://asia.playstation.com/tw/cht/support/ Hong Kong http://asia.playstation.com/hk/en/support/ Singapore http://asia.playstation.com/sg/en/support/ Australia http://au.playstation.com/support/ New Zealand http://nz.playstation.com/support/ United Arab Emirates/Middle East (Saudi Arabia) http://ae.playstation.com/support/ Indonesia http://asia.playstation.com/id/en/support/ Thailand http://asia.playstation.com/th/en/support/...
  • Page 128 Malaysia http://asia.playstation.com/my/en/support/ Related Topic Purchasing Games from PS Store...
  • Page 129 Your PSN or SEN sign-in ID is required to purchase PlayStation(R) games from PlayStation(R)Store. Connect your tablet device to a Wi-Fi network when downloading purchased content. Make sure there is enough free space on your tablet device before you download the purchased content. Related Topic...
  • Page 130 Ustream Ustream powers live video that enables anyone to watch and interact with a global audience. With Ustream for Android, broadcast at a moment’s notice and never miss a moment of your favorite shows! Watch live events, sign up for upcoming events, catch up on recent broadcasts, and share with your social networks on the go. Broadcast and interact with your audience through chats and polls Watch live events and participate through chat Discover the hottest Ustream content under “Featured”...
  • Page 131 Evernote Evernote turns your tablet into an extension of your brain. Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of your tablet. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.
  • Page 132 Foursquare Foursquare helps you explore the world around you. Keep up with friends, get insider tips, and unlock discounts and rewards. While on the go, you can easily tell friends where you are, share pictures, get their comments (“I’m right around the corner, I’ll stop by to say hello”), and get insider tips (“Order the Lobster Ravioli;...
  • Page 133 Crackle Watch full-length uncut Hollywood movies & TV shows on your tablet device. 250 movies and over 1,000 TV episodes are available on your tablet device, all on demand. Note This app or service may not be available in some countries/regions.
  • Page 134 Top HD Games - Gameloft Download high quality games to your Android tablet from the top HD Games at Gameloft’s online store. Choose from hit titles such as Asphalt 6, Real Football 2011, and N.O.V.A. 2 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance. Support information http://support.gameloft.com/ support@gameloft.com...
  • Page 135 Greece e-mail support only Hungary e-mail support only Romania e-mail support only Slovakia e-mail support only Slovenia e-mail support only Croatia e-mail support only...
  • Page 136 Privately share your favorite memories with friends and family using Albums and Postcards. Note This app or service may not be available in some countries/regions. “PlayMemories Online” service offering 5GB of FREE storage for photos and videos. Support information United Kingdom 0844-8466-555 http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/topics/landing/playmemories France 01-55-90-34-34 http://www.sony.fr/support/fr/topics/landing/playmemories Germany 030-58-58-12345 http://www.sony.de/support/de/topics/landing/playmemories...
  • Page 137 Xperia Link You can connect your tablet to internet by using tethering function of Xperia(TM) smartphone*. Tethering settings of smartphone can be controlled from tablet by remote control, so you can connect your tablet to internet with your smartphone in bag or pocket. * You need Xperia(TM) smartphone with tethering capability and “Xperia Link”...
  • Page 138 IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE HTTP://MPEGLA.COM Bluetooth is a trademark or a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG Inc. and any use of such mark by Sony is under license. “Crackle” and the Crackle logo are trademarks of Crackle, Inc.
  • Page 139 MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson. THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE MPEG4 PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER TO (i) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE MPEG4 STANDARD (“MPEG4 VIDEO”) AND/OR (ii) DECODE MPEG4 VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE MPEG4 VIDEO.
  • Page 140: Specifications

    Specifications Operating System Android (TM) NVIDIA(R) Tegra(R) 2 mobile Processor Processor Operating Speed 1.0 GHz Main Memory Memory size (installed) 1 GB Screen size 13.9 cm (5.5” Ultra Wide VGA) (1024 × 480) × 2 Display Type TFT Color LCD × 2 Storage Total capacity 4 GB...
  • Page 141 Make sure the battery pack is installed in your tablet device properly. If you press the power button with the touch screen lid closed, your tablet device will not turn on. Press the power button with the touch screen lid opened.
  • Page 142 The tablet device starts up slowly. When you boot your tablet device with the power turned off, it may take some time to boot up.
  • Page 143: The Battery Does Not Charge

    Make sure the battery pack is installed in your tablet device properly. Make sure you have securely connected the tablet device with the AC adapter, the AC adapter with the AC power cord (mains lead), and the AC power cord (mains lead) with an AC outlet (wall socket).
  • Page 144 Make sure the battery pack is installed in your tablet device properly. Make sure you securely connected the tablet device with the AC adapter, the AC adapter with the AC power cord (mains lead), and the AC power cord (mains lead) with an AC outlet (wall socket).
  • Page 145 Battery consumption increases. The battery may be deteriorated. Replace the battery pack with a new one specified by Sony.
  • Page 146: The Charge Indicator Blinks

    The charge indicator blinks slowly (every 3 seconds) when the remaining battery level is 15% or less. Plug in your tablet device and charge the battery [Details]. The charge indicator does not blink while your tablet device is turned off, even if the remaining battery level is 15% or less.
  • Page 147 Heat buildup while the tablet device is in use or being charged is normal and should not affect the performance of your tablet device. The tablet device may shut down for safety when overheated. If this happens, use the tablet device in a cool area until it cools down.
  • Page 148: The Screen Is Dark

    The screen is dark. Make sure the screen brightness of your tablet device is not set at the lowest level. Make sure the remaining battery level is sufficient. Be careful not to cover the ambient light sensor. The screen may seem dark if used outdoors on a clear day.
  • Page 149 Some points on the screen are not displayed properly. You may see tiny black points on the LCD screen on rare occasions. This does not indicate a malfunction [Details].
  • Page 150 Bring the Bluetooth device you are pairing with as close to your tablet device as possible, and try again. Make sure the Bluetooth device your are pairing with is in discoverable mode.
  • Page 151 Your tablet device becomes slow or is not performing as expected. Your tablet device may slow down when you use it in a hot or cold environment. Use the tablet device in a place with a suitable temperature as much as possible.
  • Page 152 If you cannot force your tablet device to turn off, remove the battery pack after unplugging the AC adapter, then install the battery pack in your tablet device again. Wait a while after you install the battery pack in your tablet device before turning on your tablet device.
  • Page 153 Your tablet device needs to be reset. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] - [ Settings] - [Backup & reset] - [Factory data reset], and then tap [Reset tablet] at the bottom of the menu on the right. All data in the data storage area is deleted, including the Google account information, the system data and settings, and any application data you have downloaded.
  • Page 154: The Sound From The Speaker Is Distorted

    The sound from the speaker is distorted. Adjust the playback volume. Make sure the tablet device is sufficiently charged. If the sound effects are turned off, the sound might improve.
  • Page 155: The Screen Brightness Is Not Stable

    The screen brightness is not stable. When you set the screen brightness to adjust automatically, the screen brightness will adjust according to the surrounding light. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] - [ Settings] - [Display] - [Brightness] - [Automatic brightness] to remove the check mark and disable the automatic brightness setting.
  • Page 156: The Screen Brightness Cannot Be Adjusted

    The screen brightness cannot be adjusted. When the screen brightness is set to adjust automatically, you cannot adjust the screen brightness manually. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] - [ Settings] - [Display] - [Brightness] - [Automatic brightness] to remove the check mark and disable the automatic brightness setting.
  • Page 157 The screen brightness does not adjust automatically as expected. When you set the screen brightness to adjust automatically, the screen will not darken once it gets brighter. This does not indicate a malfunction. Brightness returns to normal when you press the power button to turn off the screen (switch to sleep mode) and press it again to turn the screen back on.
  • Page 158 The brightness of the upper and lower screen is different. When you do not see the upper and lower screen at the same angle, you may feel the brightness is different. Even if you still feel the brightness is different after adjusting the angle, the difference is a normal result of the manufacturing process and does not indicate a malfunction.
  • Page 159 The color of the upper and lower screen is different. When you do not see the upper and lower screen at the same angle, you may feel the color is different. Even if you still feel the color is different after adjusting the angle, the difference is a normal result of the manufacturing process and does not indicate a malfunction.
  • Page 160 The screen disappears/darkens unexpectedly. The screen goes to sleep automatically after a certain period of time to reduce battery consumption. The screen turns on again when you push the power button. When you want to change the time before the screen goes to sleep, tap [ Apps &...
  • Page 161 If the touch screen does not work, turn off your tablet device, and then turn it on again. If you cannot turn off your tablet device, press and hold the power button for about 10 seconds to force it to turn off, and then turn it on again [Details].
  • Page 162 The date and time are reset. When the remaining battery power is extremely low, the date and time might be reset. Charge the battery, and then set the date and time again.
  • Page 163 Settings] - [Sound] - [Touch sounds] to remove the check mark and disable the tap sound. Press and hold the VOL – (Volume) button of your tablet device until the volume indicator displayed on the screen minimizes and the icon reverses.
  • Page 164 The screen does not rotate when you turn your tablet device. Some applications may not support screen rotation. This does not indicate a malfunction.
  • Page 165 You want to turn off screen rotation. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] - [ Settings] - [Display] - [Auto-rotate screen] to remove the check mark and turn off screen rotation.
  • Page 166 You want to deactivate the lock screen function/use your tablet device without locking the screen. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] - [ Settings] - [Security] - [Screen lock], then tap [None] to deactivate the lock function.
  • Page 167 A headset cannot be used. Use the Sony MDR-EX38IP headset that has been confirmed to work with your tablet device. When the MDR-EX38IP headset is connected to your tablet device, the following functions cannot be used. Skipping to the next song Skipping to the previous song Adjusting the volume (+/–)
  • Page 168 A file cannot be displayed or does not play. Remove the microSD memory card from your tablet device once, and insert it again when the file name disappears from the display. The data may be damaged if the file cannot be played back even though the file name is displayed.
  • Page 169 The video is interrupted/is jumpy/is not synchronized with the audio. Make sure the file is of a format supported by the application [Details]. Turn off your tablet device, and then turn it on again. The data may be damaged. Make sure that other apps are not doing processor intensive tasks in the background.
  • Page 170 Your tablet device cannot receive GPS signals or takes a long time for positioning. Move to an area with good reception of GPS signals and with a clear view of the sky [Details].
  • Page 171 The results of GPS positioning are different from the actual location. Move to an area with good reception of GPS signals and with a clear view of the sky [Details].
  • Page 172 The photos and movies taken with the camera are blurry. Make sure any condensation or dirt is removed from the lens or the cover of the camera.
  • Page 173 Some applications are not displayed in the selected language. Some applications do not accommodate the language selected in the language settings of your tablet device and are displayed in a different language.
  • Page 174 Some applications cannot be uninstalled. Some applications cannot be uninstalled (deleted). This does not indicate a malfunction of the tablet device or a bug in the application.
  • Page 175 A website for mobile phones or smartphones is displayed. Some websites may be displayed in a layout for mobile phones or smartphones layout.
  • Page 176 You cannot use Internet telephone or voice chat. Use Internet telephone or voice chat with Wi-Fi.
  • Page 177 Your tablet device cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network. Make sure the Wi-Fi function is turned on. Tap [ Apps & Widgets] - [ Settings] - [Wi-Fi] in that order, and then set [Wi-Fi] to [ON]. Make sure there is not anything blocking the signal between devices and that the devices are not too far away from each other [Details].