Contents Getting started................6 About this User guide................6 Overview....................6 Assembly...................7 Starting your device for the first time..........9 Why do I need a Google™ account?..........9 Charging your device...............10 Multiple user accounts..............11 Learning the basics..............13 Using the touchscreen..............13 Locking and unlocking the screen...........15 Home screen..................15 Application screen................17 Navigating applications..............18...
Basic settings................39 Accessing settings................39 Sound, ringtone and volume............39 Managing notifications..............40 SIM card protection.................41 Screen settings................42 Daydream..................43 Screen lock..................44 Language settings................45 Date and time...................45 X-Reality™ for mobile..............45 Enhancing the sound output............46 Typing text...................47 On-screen keyboard................47 Phonepad..................48 Entering text using voice input............49 Editing text..................49 Personalising the on-screen keyboard..........50 Calling..................52...
Messaging settings................69 Instant messaging and video chat...........69 Email.....................70 Setting up email................70 Sending and receiving email messages..........70 Organising your email messages.............71 Email account settings..............72 Gmail™....................72 Music....................74 Transferring music to your device...........74 Listening to music................74 Music home screen menu..............75 Playlists....................76 Sharing music..................77 Enhancing the sound...............77 Visualiser ..................77 Recognising music with TrackID™..........77...
Video Unlimited service..............104 Connectivity................105 Mirroring the screen of your device on a TV using a cable....105 Mirroring the screen of your device wirelessly on a TV....105 Sharing content with DLNA Certified™ devices......106 Connecting your device to USB mass storage devices....108 Connecting your device to a DUALSHOCK™...
Getting started About this User guide This is the Xperia™ Z1 User guide for the Android™ 5.0 software version. If you're not sure which software version your device is running, you can check it via the Settings menu. For more information about software updates, see Updating your device on page 124.
11 Main camera lens 12 Camera light 13 Second microphone 14 NFC™ detection area 15 Memory card slot cover 16 Charger/USB cable port cover 17 Charging dock connector Do not insert fingers or other objects into the opening for the second microphone (illustrated in item 13 above) to avoid damaging your device.
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.
The first time you start your device, a setup guide opens to help you configure basic settings, sign in to online accounts and personalise your device. For example, if you have a Sony Entertainment Network account, you can sign in to it here and get set up straight away.
Your device has an embedded, rechargeable battery that should be replaced only by Sony or an authorised Sony repair centre. You should never try to open or take apart this device yourself. Opening the device can cause damage that will void your warranty.
Orange The battery is charging and the battery charge level is less than 90% Multiple user accounts Your device supports multiple user accounts so that different users can log in separately to the device and use it. Multiple user accounts work well in situations where you share the same device with other people or lend your device to someone to use for a while.
To set up the guest user account Make sure you are logged in as the owner, that is, the user who set up the device for the first time. From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Users > Guest. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the procedure.
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. •...
Pinching and spreading • Zoom in or out on web pages, photos and maps, and when you’re taking photos or shooting videos. 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.
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.
To go to the Home screen • Press To browse the Home screen Home screen panes You can add new panes to your Home screen (up to a maximum of seven panes) and delete panes. You can also set the pane that you want to use as the main Home screen pane.
Home screen settings Use the Home Settings shortcut to adjust some basic settings on your Home screen. For example, you can set your Home screen to auto rotate and adjust the size of icons. To set your Home screen to auto rotate Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates, then tap Home Settings.
To add an application shortcut to the Home screen To open the Application screen menu, drag the left edge of the Application screen to the right. Make sure that Custom order is selected under SHOW APPS. On the Application screen, touch and hold an application icon, then drag the icon to the top of the screen.
To open the recently used applications window • Press To close all the recently used applications • and then tap To open a menu in an application • While using the application, press . A menu is not available in all applications. Small apps Small apps are miniature apps that run on top of other applications on the same screen, to enable multi-tasking.
To add a widget as a small app To make the favourites bar appear, press > > Select a widget. Enter a name for the widget, if desired, then tap OK. Widgets Widgets are small applications that you can use directly on your Home screen. They also function as shortcuts.
Access an application using a shortcut Access a folder containing applications To add an application shortcut to your Home screen Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates and the customisation menu appears. In the customisation menu, tap Apps. Scroll through the list of applications and select an application.
To change your Home screen wallpaper Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates. Tap Wallpapers and select an option. To set a theme Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates. Tap Themes.
Access the screen recording settings Close the screen recording window To record your screen Press and hold down the power key until a prompt window appears. When the record screen window is open, tap . The timer for recording appears. To stop the screen recording, tap the timer, then tap To record your screen when the front camera is activated When the record screen window is open, tap...
To take action on a notification in the Notification panel • Tap the notification. To dismiss a notification from the Notification panel • Place your finger on a notification and flick left or right. To clear all notifications from the Notification panel •...
When the notification light is disabled, it only lights up when there is a battery status warning, for example, when the battery level goes below 15 percent. To enable the notification light From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification . Drag the slider beside Notification light to the right.
Problem with sign-in or synchronisation Depending on your service provider, network and/or region, the functions or services represented by some icons in this list may not be available. To manage status bar icons From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Personalization> Status bar icons. Mark the checkboxes for the system icons that you want to appear in the status bar.
More (undisplayed) notifications Not all icons that may appear in your device are listed here. These icons are for reference purposes only, and changes may be made without notice. To block an application from sending notifications From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings >...
Identify music tracks that you hear playing in your surroundings, and get artist, album and other info. Use YouTube™ to share and view videos from around the world. The Xperia™ Movie Creator automatically creates short videos of around 30 seconds in length using existing photos and videos. The application automatically determines the timeline to create its movie.
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 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™...
To add Internet and MMS settings manually From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks. Tap Access Point Names > Tap Name and enter a name as desired. Tap APN and enter the access point name. Enter all other information as required.
To add a Wi-Fi® network manually From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi. Tap > Add network. Enter the Network name (SSID) information. To select a security type, tap the Security field. If required, enter a password. To edit some advanced options such as proxy and IP settings, mark the Advanced options checkbox and then edit as desired.
To connect to a Wi-Fi® network using a WPS button From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi. Turn on Wi-Fi® if it is not already on. Tap > Advanced > WPS Push Button, then press the WPS button on the WPS-supported device.
To use your device as a portable Wi-Fi® hotspot From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot. Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings > Configure Wi-Fi hotspot. Enter the Network name (SSID) information. To select a security type, tap the Security field.
To set a data usage warning Make sure that mobile data traffic is turned on. From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Data usage. To set the warning level, drag the warning line to the desired value. You receive a warning notification when the amount of data traffic approaches the level you set.
To select another network manually From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks > Network operators. Tap Search mode, then select Manual. Select a network. If you select a network manually, your device will not search for other networks, even if you move out of range of the manually selected network.
Synchronising data on your device Synchronising with online accounts Synchronise your device with contacts, email, calendar events and other information from online accounts, for example, email accounts such as Gmail™ and Exchange ActiveSync, Facebook™, Flickr™ and Twitter™. You can synchronise data automatically for all accounts by activating the auto-sync function.
Basic settings Accessing settings View and change settings for your device from the Settings menu. The Settings menu is accessible from both the Application screen and the Quick settings panel. To open the device settings menu from the Application screen From your Home screen, tap Tap Settings.
To select the notification sound From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Notification sound. Select an option from the list or tap and select a music file that is saved to your device. To confirm, tap Done.
To set time intervals for priority interruptions From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Interruptions > Days. Mark the checkboxes for the relevant days, then tap Done. To adjust the start time, tap Start time and select a value, then tap OK. To adjust the end time, tap End time and select a value, then tap OK.
If you enter the PIN incorrectly more times than the maximum number of attempts allowed, your SIM card will become blocked. You then need to enter your PUK (Personal Unblocking Key) and a new PIN. Your PIN and PUK are supplied by your network operator.
Screen pinning Use screen pinning to set your device to display only the screen for a specific application. For example, if you are playing a game and you accidentally touch the Home navigation key, the screen pinning feature prevents the active game app screen from being minimised.
To set when the Daydream screen saver starts From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Display > Daydream. Drag the slider to the right. To activate the Daydream screen saver immediately, tap , then tap Start now. To set automatic activation options, tap , then tap When to daydream and select an option.
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. X- Reality™ for mobile is turned on by default, but you can turn it off if you want to reduce battery consumption.
Enhancing the sound output You can enhance the sound of your device by manually enabling individual sound settings such as Equaliser and Surround sound. You can also enable the Dynamic normaliser to minimise volume differences between songs or videos. To enhance the sound output manually From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings >...
Typing text On-screen keyboard You can enter text with the on-screen QWERTY keyboard by tapping each letter individually, or you can use the Gesture input feature and slide your finger from letter to letter to form words. If you prefer to use a smaller version of the on-screen keyboard and input text using only one hand, you can activate the one-handed keyboard instead.
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. After you finish entering a word, lift up your finger. A word suggestion appears based on the letters that you have traced.
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 tap to view more word suggestions and select a word from the list. •...
To select text Enter some text, then double-tap the text. The word you tap gets highlighted by tabs on both sides. Drag the tabs left or right to select more text. To edit text Enter some text, then double-tap the entered text to make the application bar appear.
To change the Smart language detection settings Smart language detection may not be available for all writing languages. When the on-screen keyboard is displayed, tap , then tap Keyboard settings . To activate or deactivate the Smart language detection function, mark or unmark the Smart language detection checkbox.
Calling Making calls You can make a call by manually dialling a phone number, by tapping a number saved in your contacts list, or by tapping the phone number in your call log view. You can also use the smart dial feature to quickly find numbers from your contacts list and call logs.
To add a direct dial number to your Home screen Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates and the customisation menu appears. In the customisation menu, tap Apps > Shortcuts. Scroll through the list of applications and select Direct dial. Select the contact and the number that you want to use as the direct dial number.
To record a greeting message for the answering machine From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Call > Xperia™ Answering Machine > Greetings. Tap Record new greeting and follow the on-screen instructions. To enable automatic answering From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings >...
Ongoing calls Enter numbers during a call Turn on the loudspeaker during a call Put the current call on hold or retrieve a call on hold Make a second call Mute the microphone during a call End a call To change the ear speaker volume during a call •...
To view call log options From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Phone. The call log is displayed. Tap . You can also access general call settings using the instructions above. Forwarding calls You can direct calls to a different recipient, for example, to another phone number, another device, or an answering service.
To change the SIM card PIN2 From the Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Call. Tap Fixed dialing numbers > Change PIN2. Enter the old SIM card PIN2 and tap OK. Enter the new SIM card PIN2 and tap OK. Confirm the new PIN2 and tap OK.
To make a conference call During an ongoing call, tap . The call log appears. To display the dialpad, tap Dial the number of the second participant and tap . The first participant is put on hold temporarily. To add the second participant to the call and start the conference, tap . To add more participants to the call, repeat the relevant steps as described above.
Xperia™ Transfer is an application that helps you to collect contacts from your old device and transfer them to your new device. Xperia™ Transfer, which you can access from within the PC Companion and the Sony Bridge for Mac computer programs, supports mobile devices that run on several operating systems, including iOS, Android™, Windows®...
® To import contacts using Bluetooth technology ® Make sure you have the Bluetooth function turned on and that your device is set to visible. When you are notified of an incoming file to your device, drag the status bar downwards and tap the notification to accept the file transfer.
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 or unmark the desired options. If you have synchronised your contacts with a synchronisation account, that account appears in the list.
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 >...
To add a new ICE contact From your Home screen, tap , then tap . Tap ICE – In Case of Emergency, then tap If you have synchronised your contacts with one or more accounts and you are adding a contact for the first time, you must select the account to which you want to add this contact.
To assign a contact to a group In the Contacts application, tap the contact that you want to assign to a group. , then tap the bar directly under Groups. Mark the checkboxes for the groups to which you want to add the contact. Tap Done.
To export all contacts to a memory card From your Home screen, tap , then tap . Press , then tap Export contacts > SD card. Tap OK. To export all contacts to a USB storage device When you export contacts using this method, you must first connect your device to a USB storage device, for example, a flash drive or an external hard drive, using a Connecting your device to USB mass storage devices USB Host adapter cable.
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 MMS settings on page 30.
To read a received message From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Tap the desired conversation. If the message is not yet downloaded, tap and hold the message, then tap Download message. All received messages are saved by default to the device memory. To reply to a message From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap...
To search for messages From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Tap , then tap Search. Enter your search keywords. The search results appear in a list. Calling from a message To call a message sender From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Tap a conversation and tap , then tap...
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.
To read your email messages From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Email. If you are using several email accounts, drag the left edge of the screen to the right and select the account that you want to check. If you want to check all your email accounts at once, drag the left edge of the screen to the right, then tap Combined inbox.
To search for emails , then find and tap Email. From your Home screen, tap If you are using several email accounts, drag the left edge of the screen to the right and select the account that you want to search. If you want to search all your email accounts at once, drag the left edge of the screen to the right, then tap Combined inbox.
View a list of all Gmail accounts and folders Search for email messages List of email messages Write an email message To learn more about Gmail™ • When the Gmail application is open, drag the left edge of the screen to the right, then find and tap Help.
129. • If the computer is a PC, you can use the Media Go™ application from Sony and organise your music files, create playlists, subscribe to podcasts, and more. To learn more and download the Media Go™ application, go to http://mediago.sony.com/enu/ features.
Music home screen Drag the left edge of the screen to the right to open the Music home screen menu Scroll up or down to view content Play a song using the Music application Return to the music player screen To play a song using the Music application From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap...
To return to the Music home screen • When the Music home screen menu is open, tap Home. • When the Music home screen menu is open, tap on the screen to the right of the menu. To update your music with the latest information From the Music home screen, tap .
To delete a playlist Open the Music home screen menu, then tap Playlists. Touch and hold the playlist that you want to delete. Tap Delete. Tap Delete again to confirm. You cannot delete smart playlists. Sharing music To share a song From the Music home screen, browse to the song or album that you want to share.
View TrackID™ options Drag the left edge of the screen to the right to open the TrackID™ home screen menu Identify the music that you are listening to 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.
FM radio Listening to the radio The FM radio in your device works like any FM radio. For example, you can browse and listen to FM radio stations and save them as favourites. You must connect a wired headset or headphones to your device before you can use the radio. This is because the headset or headphones act as an antenna.
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, tap , then select TrackID™.
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...
To use the zoom function • When the camera is open, press the volume key up or down. • When the camera is open, pinch in or pinch out on the camera screen. To record a video using the camera key Activate the camera.
To turn on Smile Shutter™ Activate the camera. Tap , then tap Tap Smile Shutter and select a smile level. To take a photo using Smile Shutter™ When the camera is open and Smile Shutter™ is turned on, point the camera at your subject.
Manual mode Use Manual mode when you want to manually adjust your camera settings for taking photos and videos. AR effect You can apply AR (augmented reality) effects to your photos or videos and make them more fun. When using the camera, this setting lets you integrate 3D scenes into your photos or videos.
You see two images in the camera viewfinder of your device – one from your own camera and one from a connected Xperia™ device or a Sony camera that supports NFC and Wi-Fi direct technology. You can then edit what you see in the viewfinder before taking a photo.
Touch capture Identify a focus area, and then touch the camera screen with your finger. The photo is taken as soon as you release your finger. Sound Choose to turn on or turn off the shutter sound. Data storage You can choose to save your data either to a removable SD card or to your device's internal storage.
15.5 megapixel resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos you want to view on widescreen displays. 3264×2448(4:3) 8 megapixel resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos you want to view on non-widescreen displays or print in high resolution. 3840×2160(16:9) 8 megapixel resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio.
Touch a specific area on the camera screen to set the area of focus. Continuous autofocus is off. Touch and hold the camera screen until the yellow focus frame turns blue, indicating that the focus is set. The photo is taken when you release your finger. Object tracking When you select an object by touching it in the viewfinder, the camera tracks it for you.
Image stabiliser When taking a photo, it can be difficult to hold the device steady. The stabiliser helps you by compensating for small movements of the hand. This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode. Preview You can choose to preview photos or videos just after you shoot them. Unlimited The preview of the photo or video appears after you shoot it.
Landscape Use for landscape photos. The camera focuses on distant objects. Backlight correction HDR Use to improve details in high contrast shots. The built-in backlight correction analyses the image and automatically adjusts it to give you a perfectly lit shot. Night portrait Use for portrait photos taken at night or in poorly lit environments.
HD (High Definition) format with 16:9 aspect ratio. 640×480(4:3) VGA format with 4:3 aspect ratio. Record videos suitable for sending in multimedia messages. The recording time of this video format is limited so that video files can fit in a multimedia message. This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.
Center Measures the centre of the image, and determines the exposure based on the brightness of the subject there. Spot Adjusts the exposure in a very small part of the image that you want to capture. Face Measures the amount of light on the face, and adjusts the exposure so that the face is neither too dark or too bright.
Use for videos of landscapes. The camera focuses on distant objects. Night When turned on, light sensitivity is increased. Use in poorly lit environments. Videos of fast- moving objects may get blurred. Hold your hand steady, or use a support. Turn off night mode when lighting conditions are good, to improve the video quality.
Photos and videos in Album Viewing photos and videos Use 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. Tap the icon to open the Album home screen menu View menu options A slideshow of all your images, or the ones you added to favourites...
To watch a slideshow of your photos When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap > Slideshow to start playing all the photos in an album. Tap a photo to end the slideshow. To watch a slideshow of your photos with music When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap >...
To rotate a photo When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap Select Rotate. The photo is saved in the new orientation. To delete a photo or video When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap Tap Delete.
To crop a photo When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap If prompted, select Photo editor > Just once. > Crop. Tap Crop to select an option. To adjust the crop frame, touch and hold the edge of the crop frame. When the squares at the edges disappear, drag inward or outward to resize the frame.
To adjust the speed of a video While the video is playing, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap > Speed. Select an option, then touch and hold the edge of the timeline and drag it to the desired position and tap Apply To save a copy of the edited video, tap Save.
View all photos and videos taken with your device’s camera View all photos and videos saved to your device in different folders View your favorite photos and videos View all photos with faces View your photos on a map or in globe mode View photos and videos on the same network View photos and videos on Facebook™...
View geotagged photos in Globe view Search a location on the map View menu options Double tap to zoom in. Pinch to zoom out. Drag to view different parts of the map A group of photos and/or videos geotagged with the same location Thumbnails of the selected group of photos and/or videos.
Drag the left edge of the screen to the right to browse all downloaded and saved videos Tap to play saved or downloaded video files Scroll up or down to view content Sony Entertainment Network with Video Unlimited is not available in every market. Additional terms and conditions apply. To play a video in Video , then find and tap Video.
129. • If you have a PC, use the Media Go™ application from Sony to organise content and transfer video files to your device via the PC. To learn more and download the Media Go™ application, go to http://mediago.sony.com/enu/features.
Hollywood releases, action movies, comedies, classics, and a range of other categories. You need to create a Sony Entertainment Network account if you want to buy or rent movies through the Video Unlimited service. If you already have a PlayStation®...
Connectivity Mirroring the screen of your device on a TV using a cable You can connect your device to a TV set using an MHL cable or an HDMI cable and view content saved in your device on the TV screen. When you connect your device using either an MHL or an HDMI cable to a compatible TV set, the TV launcher application opens.
To mirror the screen of your device on a TV screen TV: Follow the instructions in the User guide of your TV to turn on the screen mirroring function. Your device: From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Xperia™ Connectivity > Screen mirroring. Tap Start.
To view a shared photo on your device Make sure the devices that you want to share files with are connected to the same Wi-Fi® network as your device. , then find and tap Album. From your Home screen, tap Drag the left edge of the Album home screen to the right, and tap Devices.
You can use a USB Host adapter to connect your device to USB mass storage devices. USB Host adapters are sold separately. Sony does not guarantee that all USB mass storage devices are supported by your device. To access content on a USB mass storage device using a USB Host adapter Attach the USB Host adapter to your device, then connect the adapter to the USB mass storage device.
To disconnect a USB mass storage device To open the Notification Panel, drag the status bar downwards, then tap USB storage connected. Tap OK. Detach the USB Host adapter from your device. Connecting your device to a DUALSHOCK™ series wireless controller You can play games stored on your device using a DUALSHOCK™...
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.
Bluetooth® wireless technology Use the Bluetooth® function to send files to other Bluetooth® compatible devices, or to connect to handsfree accessories.Bluetooth® connections work better within 10 metres (33 feet), with no solid objects in between. In some cases you have to manually pair your device with other Bluetooth®...
® To pair your device with another Bluetooth device ® Make sure that the device you want to pair with has the Bluetooth function ® activated and is visible to other Bluetooth devices. From your device’s Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth. Drag the slider beside Bluetooth to turn on the Bluetooth ®...
® To receive items using Bluetooth ® ® Make sure that the Bluetooth function is on and is visible to other Bluetooth devices. The sending device now starts sending data to your device. If prompted, enter the same passcode on both devices, or confirm the suggested passcode.
Smart apps and features that save you time Controlling accessories and settings with Smart Connect™ Use the Smart Connect™ application to set what happens in your device when you connect or disconnect an accessory. For example, you can decide to always start the FM radio application when you connect a headset.
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 accessories show in a list that allows you to get more information about the features of each accessory.
To adjust the settings for a connected accessory Pair and connect the accessory with your device. Start the Smart Connect™ application. Tap Devices, then tap the name of the connected accessory. Adjust the desired settings. Using your device as a fitness hub with ANT+™ You can use your device with health and fitness products that also support ANT+™...
Travel and maps Using location services Location services allow applications such as Maps and the camera to use information from mobile and Wi-Fi® networks as well as Global Positioning System (GPS) information to determine your approximate location. If you're not within a clear line of sight to GPS satellites, your device can determine your location using the Wi-Fi®...
Using data traffic when travelling When you travel outside of your home mobile network, you might need to access the Internet using mobile data traffic. In this case, you need to activate data roaming on your device. It is recommended to check the relevant data transmission charges in advance.
memory card or internal storage. You can also be notified by alarms, if alarms are activated. Turning on Airplane mode reduces battery consumption. To turn on Airplane mode From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings> More. Drag the slider beside Airplane mode to the right. This is an Internet version of this publication.
Calendar and alarm clock Calendar Use the Calendar application to manage your time schedule. If you have signed into and sychronised your device with one or several online accounts that include calendars, for example, your Google™ account or Xperia™ with Facebook account, then calendar events from these accounts will also appear in the Calendar application.
To zoom the calendar view • When the Week or the Day view is selected, pinch the screen to zoom in. To display national holidays in the Calendar application , then tap Calendar. From your Home screen, tap Tap , then tap Settings. Tap National holidays.
View options Open date and time settings for the clock Turn an alarm on or off Add a new alarm Alarms are always set as priority interruptions. However, if you use the Silent or No interruptions settings for notifications, your alarms don't make a sound when they go off. If you need to use an alarm, make sure you allow either all interruptions or priority interruptions.
Help us improve our software You can enable the sending of usage info from your device so that Sony Mobile can receive anonymous bug reports and statistics that help improve our software. None of the information gathered includes personal data.
The easiest way to install a software update is to do it wirelessly from your device. However, some updates are not available for wireless download. You then need to use the PC Companion application on a PC or the Sony Bridge for Mac application ®...
Sony Bridge for Mac application. If you don’t have the PC Companion or the Sony Bridge for Mac application installed on the relevant computer, connect your device to the computer using a USB cable and follow the on- screen installation instructions.
To verify that the my Xperia service can locate your device, go to and sign in using either the Google™ account or the Sony Entertainment Network account that you have set up on your device. If you are using a device with multiple users, my Xperia service can only be used by the owner.
To manage your battery consumption From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Power management > App power consumption. An overview appears showing applications that have high data traffic rates or that you have not used for a long time. Review the information, then act as required, for example, to uninstall an application or restrict its usage.
To activate STAMINA mode features From your Home screen, tap Find and tap Settings > Power management, then tap STAMINA mode. Activate STAMINA mode if it is deactivated. Drag the sliders beside the features that you want to activate, then tap Activate, if prompted.
SD card, using the computer's file explorer. If you have an Apple® Mac® computer, you can use the Sony Bridge for Mac application to access the file system of your device. You can download Sony Bridge for Mac from http://support.sonymobile.com/global-en/tools/bridge-for-mac/.
Media transfer mode Use MTP for managing files, updating device software and connecting via WLAN. (MTP) ® ® This USB mode is used with Microsoft Windows computers. MTP is enabled by default. Mass storage mode ® Use MSC for managing files using MAC OS and Linux computers that don’t have (MSC) MTP support.
It is recommended to use the PC Companion or the Sony Bridge for Mac applications to make backups which save your data safely to a computer, that is, an external device.
• Identify installed software and provide useful details about your device. The Xperia™ Diagnostics application is pre-installed on most Android™ devices from Sony. If the Diagnostics option is not available under Settings > About tablet, you can download a light version from Google Play™.
To view details about your device From your Home screen , tap Find and tap Settings > About phone > Diagnostics > Facts. Restarting and resetting You can force your device to restart or shut down in situations where it stops responding or won't restart normally.
If you forget your screen unlock password, PIN or pattern in step 6, you can use the device repair feature in PC Companion or Sony Bridge for Mac to erase the security layer. By running the repair feature, you are reinstalling software for your device and you may lose some personal data in the process.
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