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User guide

Xperia SP C5302/C5303/C5306

Contents

Xperia SP User guide...............................................................6

Getting started..............................................................................7 About this User guide.........................................................................7 Androidwhat and why?................................................................7 Device overview.................................................................................7 Assembly............................................................................................8 Turning the device on and off...........................................................10 Locking and unlocking the screen....................................................11 Setup guide......................................................................................11 Accounts and services.....................................................................11

Getting to know your device.....................................................13 Using the keys..................................................................................13 Using the touchscreen.....................................................................13 Battery..............................................................................................15 Lock screen......................................................................................18 Home screen....................................................................................18 Taking a screenshot.........................................................................21 Accessing and using applications....................................................21 Status and notifications....................................................................23 Accessing settings...........................................................................25 On-screen keyboard.........................................................................26 Phonepad.........................................................................................27 Entering text using voice input.........................................................28 Editing text.......................................................................................28 Personalizing the Xperia keyboard..................................................29 Customizing your device..................................................................29 Memory............................................................................................32 Using a headset ..............................................................................33 Internet and messaging settings......................................................33 Controlling data usage.....................................................................34 Mobile network settings....................................................................35

Downloading applications.........................................................37 Downloading applications from Google Play................................37 Downloading applications from other sources.................................37

Calling..........................................................................................38 Making calls.....................................................................................38 Receiving calls.................................................................................39 Ongoing calls...................................................................................40 Using the call log..............................................................................40

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Forwarding calls...............................................................................41 Restricting calls................................................................................41 Multiple calls.....................................................................................41 Conference calls..............................................................................42 Voicemail..........................................................................................42 Emergency calls...............................................................................43

Contacts......................................................................................44 Transferring contacts.......................................................................44 Searching and viewing contacts.......................................................45 Adding and editing contacts.............................................................46 Favorites and groups.......................................................................47 Sending contact information.............................................................47 Avoiding duplicate entries in the Contacts application.....................47 Backing up contacts.........................................................................48

Messaging and chat...................................................................49 Reading and sending messages......................................................49 Organizing your messages..............................................................50 Calling from a message...................................................................51 Messaging settings..........................................................................51 Instant messaging and video chat....................................................51

Email............................................................................................53 Setting up email...............................................................................53 Sending and receiving email messages...........................................53 Email preview pane..........................................................................54 Organizing your email messages.....................................................55 Email account settings.....................................................................56 Gmail............................................................................................56

Music...........................................................................................57 Transferring music to your device....................................................57 Listening to music............................................................................57 WALKMAN home screen ................................................................58 Playlists............................................................................................59 Sharing music..................................................................................60 Enhancing the sound.......................................................................61 Visualizer .........................................................................................61 Recognizing music with TrackID..................................................61 Music Unlimited online service.........................................................63

FM radio......................................................................................64 Listening to the radio........................................................................64 Favorite radio channels....................................................................65 Sound settings.................................................................................65

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Camera........................................................................................66 Taking photos and recording videos................................................66 Face detection..................................................................................67 Using Smile Shutter to capture smiling faces...............................67 Adding the geographical position to your photos.............................68 General camera settings..................................................................68 Still camera settings.........................................................................69 Video camera settings......................................................................72

Album..........................................................................................74 Viewing photos and videos..............................................................74 Sharing and managing photos and videos.......................................75 Editing photos with the Photo editor application..............................76 Photo albums...................................................................................77 Viewing your photos on a map.........................................................78

Movies.........................................................................................80 Watching videos in the Movies application......................................80 Transferring video content to your device........................................81 Managing video content...................................................................81

Video Unlimited..........................................................................83 Video Unlimited service....................................................................83

Web browser...............................................................................84 Browsing the web.............................................................................84

Connectivity................................................................................85 Connecting to wireless networks......................................................85 Sharing content with DLNA Certified devices...............................88 NFC..................................................................................................90 Bluetooth wireless technology.......................................................92 Connecting your device to a computer.............................................95 Connecting your device to a TV set using a cable...........................97 Screen mirroring...............................................................................98 Scanning barcodes with the NeoReader application....................98 Smart Connect.................................................................................99

Synchronizing data on your device........................................101 About synchronizing data on your device......................................101 Synchronizing with Google services...........................................101 Synchronizing with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync................101 Synchronizing with Facebook.....................................................102

Maps and locations..................................................................104 Location services and sources.......................................................104 Using GPS.....................................................................................104 Google Maps..............................................................................105

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Calendar and alarm clock.......................................................106 Calendar.........................................................................................106 Alarm clock.....................................................................................106

Support and maintenance.......................................................109 Updating your device.....................................................................109 Backup and restore application......................................................110 Resetting your device.....................................................................111 Locking and protecting your device................................................112 Finding your device........................................................................114 Support application........................................................................115 Recycling your device....................................................................115

Reference..................................................................................116 Status and notification icons overview...........................................116 Application overview......................................................................117

Important information..............................................................119 Important information leaflet...........................................................119 Limitations to services and features...............................................119 Legal information............................................................................119

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Xperia SP User guide

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Getting started

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

To check the current software version of your device 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > About phone > Android version.

Androidwhat and why? Your Xperia from Sony runs on the Android platform. Android devices can perform many of the same functions as a computer and you can customize them to your own needs. For example, you can add and delete applications, or enhance existing applications to improve functionality. On Google Play you can download a range of applications and games from a constantly growing collection. You can also integrate applications on your Android device with other applications and with online services you use. For example, you can back up your contacts, access your different email accounts and calendars from one place, keep track of your appointments, and engage in social networking. Android devices are constantly evolving. When a new software version is available that your device supports, you can update your device to get new features and the latest improvements.

Your Android device comes pre-loaded with Google services. To get the most out of the provided Google services, you should have a Google account and sign in to it when you first start your device. You also need to have Internet access to use many of the features in Android.

New software releases may not be compatible with all devices.

Device overview

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1 Front camera lens

2 Light sensor

3 Proximity sensor

4 Ear speaker

5 Volume/Zoom key

6 Power key

7 Camera key

8 Main microphone

9 Port for charger/USB cable

10 Headset jack

11 Camera lens

12 Camera light

13 Second microphone

14 Illuminating transparent band

15 Speaker

Assembly

To remove the back cover

Insert a thumbnail into the gap between the back cover and one side of your device, then lift up the cover.

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To insert the micro SIM card and the memory card

Turn off your device and remove the back cover, then insert the memory card and the micro SIM card into the relevant slots. The memory card may not be included at purchase in all markets.

Your device requires a micro SIM card. Inserting an incompatible SIM card in the micro SIM card slot could damage the card or your device, and Sony does not warrant and will not be responsible for any damage caused by use of incompatible or modified SIM cards.

To attach the back cover

1 Place the back cover over the back of the device, then press down on the top corners to lock them into place.

2 Moving from top to bottom, press down the sides of the cover. The clips on the inside of the cover make clicking noises as they lock into place.

Illuminating transparent band The transparent band on your phone illuminates when you use certain applications, when an incoming call arrives, and when an alarm sounds. It then fades out after a few seconds to save power. The color of the illuminated band varies depending on the theme you are using. When you view photos in Gallery, the color changes according to the photo you are viewing. When you play music with the music player, the color changes every time a new album cover is displayed. You can adjust these various light effects.

To set light effects for your device 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Tap Settings > Display > Light effects. 3 Select the effects that you want to use.

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Turning the device on and off

To turn on the device

Make sure that the battery is charged for at least 30 minutes before you turn on the device for the first time.

1 Press and hold down the power key until the device vibrates. 2 If your screen goes dark, briefly press the power key to activate the screen. 3 Enter your SIM card PIN when requested, then tap . 4 If your screen is locked, place a finger on the screen and swipe up or down to

unlock it. 5 Wait a while for the device to start.

Your SIM card PIN is initially supplied by your network operator, but you can change it later from the Settings menu. To correct a mistake made while entering your SIM card PIN, tap .

To turn off the device 1 Press and hold down the power key until the options menu opens. 2 In the options menu, tap Power off. 3 Tap OK.

It may take a while for the device to shut down.

To force the device to shut down

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1 Remove the back cover. 2 Press and hold down the OFF button using the tip of a pen or a similar object.

The device turns off automatically.

Do not use overly sharp objects that could damage the OFF button.

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. This lock prevents unwanted actions on the touch screen when you are not using it.

To activate the screen Briefly press the power key .

To unlock the screen

Place a finger on the screen and swipe up or down. There are several ways to unlock the screen. For more information, see Setting a screen lock on page 113.

To lock the screen When the screen is active, briefly press the power key .

Setup guide The first time you start your device, a setup guide opens to help you configure basic settings, sign in to some accounts, and personalize your device. For example, if you have a Sony Entertainment Network account, you can sign in to it and start enjoying music, videos and games from the Sony Entertainment Network on your device. Or you can create a new account directly on your device.

You can also access the setup guide later from the Settings menu.

Sony Entertainment Network with Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited is not available in every market. Separate subscription required. Additional terms and conditions apply.

To access the setup guide manually 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Tap Settings > Setup guide.

Accounts and services Sign in to your online service accounts from your device to get easy access when you're on the move. For example, you can integrate contacts from your Google

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account into your Contacts, so you have everything in one place. You can sign up to new online services from your device as well as from a computer.

Google account Having a Google account is key to using a range of applications and services with your Android device. You need a Google account, for example, to use the Gmail application in your device, to chat with friends using Hangouts, and to synchronize the calendar application on your device with your Google Calendar. You also need a Google account to download applications and games, music, movies, and books from Google Play.

Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account

Synchronize your device with your corporate Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync

account. This way, you keep your work email, contacts, and calendar events with you at all times.

Facebook account Facebook is a social networking service that connects you with friends, family, and colleagues around the world. Set up Facebook to work on your device so that you can stay in touch from anywhere.

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Getting to know your device

Using the keys

Back Go back to the previous screen Close the on-screen keypad, a dialog box, an options menu, the Notification panel, or an

application

Home Go to the Home screen

Task Tap to open a window showing your most recently used applications and a small apps bar

Using the touchscreen

To open or highlight an item Tap the item.

Marking options

Marked checkbox

Unmarked checkbox

Switched on

Switched off

To mark or unmark options Tap the relevant checkbox or the switch beside the option name.

Zooming The zoom options available depend on the application you are using.

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To zoom

Place two fingers on the screen at once and pinch them together (to zoom out) or spread them apart (to zoom in). When you use two fingers on the screen to zoom, it is only possible to zoom if both fingers are within the zoomable area. If you, for example, want to zoom in on a photo, make sure that both fingers are within the photo frame area.

Scrolling Scroll by moving your finger up or down on the screen. On some web pages you can also scroll to the sides.

Dragging or flicking will not activate anything on the screen.

To scroll

Drag or flick your finger in the direction you want to scroll on the screen. To scroll more quickly, flick your finger in the direction you want to go on the screen.

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To flick

To scroll more quickly, flick your finger in the direction you want to go on the screen. You can wait for the scrolling movement to stop by itself, or you can stop it immediately by tapping the screen.

Sensors Your device has sensors that detect both light and proximity. The light sensor detects the ambient light level and adjusts the brightness of the screen accordingly. The proximity sensor turns the touch screen off during voice calls when your ear is close to the screen. This prevents you from unintentionally activating other functions on your device when you are engaged in a call.

Battery Your device has an embedded battery.

Charging the battery Your battery is partly charged when you buy your device. It may take a few minutes before the battery icon appears on the screen when you connect the charger cable to a power source, such as a USB port or a charger. You can still use your device while it is charging. Charging your device over a long period of time, for example, overnight, does not damage the battery or the device.

To charge your device

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1 Plug the charger into a power outlet. 2 Plug one end of the USB cable into the charger (or into the USB port of a

computer). 3 Plug the other end of the cable into the micro USB port on your device, with the

USB symbol facing up. The notification light illuminates when charging begins. 4 When the device is fully charged, disconnect the cable from your device by

pulling it straight outward. Make sure not to bend the connector.

Use the charger and USB cable provided with the device to ensure faster charging. If the battery is completely discharged, it may take a few minutes before the notification light illuminates and the charging icon appears.

Battery notification light status

Green The battery charge level is greater than 90%

Flashing red The battery level is low

Orange The battery is charging and the battery charge level is less than 90%

To check the battery level 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > About phone > Status > Battery level.

Improving battery performance The following tips can help you improve battery performance:

Charge your device often. This will not affect the lifetime of the battery. Downloading data from the Internet is power consuming. When you're not using the

Internet, you can save power by disabling all data connections over mobile networks. This setting does not prevent your device from transmitting data over other wireless networks.

Turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections when you don't need these features. You can turn them on and off more easily from the Notification panel by dragging down the status bar.

Use the STAMINA mode and Low battery mode features to reduce battery consumption. You can select the power saving mode that best suits the way you use your device. You can also customize the settings of each power saving mode.

Set your synchronization applications (used to synchronize your email, calendar, and contacts) to synchronize manually. You can also synchronize automatically, but increase the synchronization intervals.

Check the battery usage menu in your device to see which applications use the most power. Your battery consumes more power when you use video and music streaming applications, such as YouTube. Some applications downloaded from Google Play may also consume more power.

Close and exit applications that you are not using. Lower the screen display brightness level. Turn off your device or activate the Airplane mode setting if you are in an area with no

network coverage. Otherwise, your device repeatedly scans for available networks, and this consumes power.

Use a Sony original handsfree device to listen to music. Handsfree devices demand less battery power than your device's own loudspeakers.

Keep your device in standby whenever possible. Standby time refers to the time during which your device is connected to the network and is not being used.

Disable any live wallpaper.

To access the battery usage menu 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Power management > Battery usage.

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Using STAMINA mode Activate the STAMINA mode feature to pause your Wi-Fi connection, data traffic and several power consuming applications when your screen is inactive. When STAMINA mode is active, you can still receive phone calls, and text and multimedia messages. You can also set up an applications list to allow some applications to keep running when your screen is inactive. Once the screen becomes active again, all paused functions are resumed.

To activate STAMINA mode 1 Drag the status bar downwards, then tap . 2 Find and tap Power management. 3 Drag the slider beside STAMINA mode to the right, then tap Activate.

appears in the status bar when STAMINA mode is activated.

To deactivate STAMINA mode 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Power management. 3 Tap next to STAMINA mode.

To change the settings for STAMINA mode 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Power management. 3 To open the settings menu, tap STAMINA mode. 4 Add or remove applications, as desired. 5 When you're finished, tap Done.

Estimating the standby time of your device Standby time refers to the amount of time the battery can last when your device is connected to the network but is not in active use, for example, to receive or make phone calls. STAMINA mode, when activated, continuously evaluates the remaining standby time, which can vary depending on how you use your device. STAMINA mode is more effective in lengthening the standby time if you keep the screen of your device locked. If you rarely lock the screen, you may not see much improvement in battery performance.

When you use your device for the first time, the estimated standby time may not be accurate since there is no previous usage history to estimate from.

To view the estimated standby time 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Power management.

Using Low battery mode You can activate the Low battery mode feature to save power when the battery level is low. This feature helps you to adjust the settings for screen brightness, data traffic and the vibrate function so that you can reduce battery consumption.

To activate Low battery mode 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Power management. 3 Tap next to Low battery mode, then tap Activate.

To deactivate Low battery mode 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Power management. 3 Tap next to Low battery mode.

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To change the settings for Low battery mode 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Power management. 3 To open the settings menu, tap Low battery mode. 4 Adjust the settings as desired. 5 When you're finished, tap .

Lock screen The lock screen is the screen that you see when the device is locked but the screen is active. The lock screen can have up to five panes and you can add one widget to each pane. You can then access these widgets from the lock screen. For example, you can add the Calendar widget and an email widget so that you can gain quicker access to these applications.

The Clock widget is located by default in the middle pane of the lock screen.

To add a widget to the lock screen

1 To activate the screen, briefly press the power key . 2 Swipe inward from the top-left area of the screen until appears, then tap it. 3 If required, enter your PIN code, pattern, or password to unlock the screen. 4 Find and tap the widget that you want to add. 5 Follow the on-screen instructions, if necessary, to finish adding the widget.

To remove a widget from the lock screen

1 To activate the screen, briefly press the power key . 2 Touch and hold the widget that you want to remove, then drag it to .

To move a widget on the lock screen

1 To activate the screen, briefly press the power key . 2 Touch and hold the widget that you want to move, then drag it to the new

location.

Home screen The Home screen is the starting point for using your device. You can customize it with applications, widgets, shortcuts, folders, themes, and wallpaper. You can also add extra panes. The Home screen extends beyond the regular screen display width, so you need to flick left or right to view content in all of the Home screen's panes.

shows which part of the Home screen you are in. You can set a pane as the main Home screen pane, and add or delete panes.

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To go to the Home screen Press .

To browse the Home screen Flick right or left.

To set a pane as the main Home screen pane 1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates. 2 Flick left or right to browse to the pane that you want to set as your main Home

screen pane, then tap .

To add a pane to your Home screen 1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates. 2 Flick left or right to browse the panes, then tap .

To delete a pane from your Home screen 1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates. 2 Flick left or right to browse to the pane that you want to delete, then tap .

Widgets Widgets are small applications that you can use directly on your Home screen. For example, the WALKMAN widget allows you to start playing music directly. Some widgets are resizable, so you can expand them to view more content or shrink them to save space on your Home screen.

To add a widget to the Home screen 1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates,

then tap Widgets. 2 Find and tap the widget that you want to add.

To resize a widget 1 Touch and hold a widget until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then release

the widget. If the widget can be resized, for example, the Calendar widget, then a highlighted frame and resizing dots appear.

2 Drag the dots inward or outward to shrink or expand the widget. 3 To confirm the new size of the widget, tap anywhere on the Home screen.

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Rearranging your Home screen Customize the appearance of your Home screen and change the features you can access from it. Change the screen background, move items around, create folders, and add shortcuts and widgets.

Customization options When you touch and hold an empty area of your Home screen, the following customization options appear:

Add widgets to your Home screen.

Add applications and shortcuts.

Set a wallpaper for your Home screen.

Set a background theme.

To view customization options from the Home screen Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates

and customization options appear at the bottom of the screen.

To add a shortcut to your Home screen 1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates

and the customization menu appears. 2 In the customization menu, tap Apps. 3 Scroll through the list of applications and select an application. The selected

application gets added to the Home screen.

In step 3, alternatively, you can tap Shortcuts and then select an application from the list available. If you use this method to add shortcuts, some of the applications available allow you to add specific functionality to the shortcut.

To move an item on the Home screen Touch and hold the item until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then drag the

item to the new location.

To delete an item from the Home screen Touch and hold an item until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then drag the

item to .

To create a folder on the Home screen Touch and hold an application icon or a shortcut until it magnifies and the

device vibrates, then drag and drop it on top of another application icon or shortcut.

To add items to a folder on the Home screen Touch and hold an item until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then drag the

item to the folder.

To rename a folder on the Home screen 1 Tap the folder to open it. 2 Tap the folder's title bar to show the Folder name field. 3 Enter the new folder name and tap Done.

Changing the background of your Home screen Adapt the Home screen to your own style using wallpapers and different themes.

To change your Home screen wallpaper 1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates. 2 Tap Wallpapers and select an option.

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To set a theme for your Home screen 1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates. 2 Tap Themes, then select a theme.

When you change a theme, the background also changes in some applications.

Taking a screenshot You can capture still images of any screen on your device as a screenshot. Screenshots you take are automatically saved in Album.

To take a screenshot 1 Press and hold down the power key and the volume down key simultaneously

until you hear a clicking sound. 2 To view the screenshot, drag the status bar fully downwards.

Accessing and using applications Open applications from shortcuts on your Home screen or from the Application screen.

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

To open the Application screen

From your Home screen, tap .

To browse the Application screen From the Application screen, flick right or left.

To open the Application screen menu When the Application screen is open, drag the left edge of the screen to the

right.

To add an application shortcut to the Home screen 1 From the Application screen, touch and hold an application icon until the screen

vibrates, then drag the icon to the top of the screen. The Home screen opens. 2 Drag the icon to the desired location on the Home screen, then release your

finger.

Opening and closing applications

To open an application From your Home screen or the Application screen, tap the application.

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To close an application Press .

Some applications are paused when you press to exit, while other applications may continue to run in the background. In the first case, the next time you open the application, you can continue where you left off. Remember that some applications may cause data connection charges when they are running in the background, for example, social networking services.

Recently used applications window You can switch between recently used applications from this window. You can also open small apps.

To open the recently used applications window Press .

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

To open the small apps bar Press .

To open a small app 1 To make the small apps bar appear, press . 2 Tap the small app that you want to open.

You can open several small apps at the same time.

To close a small app Tap on the small app window.

To move a small app When the small app is open, touch and hold the top left corner of the small app,

then move it to the desired location.

To minimize a small app When the small app is open, touch and hold the top left corner of the small app,

then drag it to the right edge or to the bottom edge of the screen.

To rearrange the small apps in the small apps bar Touch and hold a small app and drag it to the desired position.

To remove a small app from the small apps bar Touch and hold a small app, then drag it to .

To restore a previously removed small app 1 Open the small apps bar, then tap . 2 Touch and hold the small app you want to restore, then drag it into the small

apps bar.

To download a small app 1 From the small apps bar, tap , then tap and tap . 2 Search for the small app that you want to download, then follow the instructions

to download it and complete the installation.

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To add a widget as a small app 1 To make the small apps bar appear, press . 2 Tap > > . 3 Select a widget. 4 Enter a name for the widget, if desired, then tap OK.

Application menu You can open a menu at any time when you are using an application. The menu will look different depending on which application you are using.

To open a menu in an application While using the application, press .

A menu is not available in all applications.

Rearranging your Application screen Move the applications around on the Application screen according to your preferences.

To arrange applications on the Application screen 1 To open the Application screen menu, drag the left edge of the Application

screen to the right. 2 Select the desired option under SHOW APPS.

To move an application on the Application screen 1 To open the Application screen menu, drag the left edge of the Application

screen to the right. 2 Make sure that Own order is selected underSHOW APPS. 3 Touch and hold the application until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then

drag it to the new location.

To uninstall an application from the Application screen 1 To open the Application screen menu, drag the left edge of the Application

screen to the right. 2 Tap Uninstall. All uninstallable applications are indicated by . 3 Tap the application that you want to uninstall, then tap Uninstall.

Status and notifications The status bar at the top of your screen shows what's going on in your device. To the left you get notifications when there is something new or ongoing. For example, new message and calendar notifications appear here. The right side shows the signal strength, battery status, and other information.

The status bar allows you to adjust basic settings on your device, for example, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, data traffic, and sound. You can also open the settings menu from the Notification panel to change other settings. A notification light also gives you battery status information and some notifications. For example, a flashing blue light means there is a new message or a missed call. The notification light may not work when the battery level is low.

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Checking notifications and ongoing activities You can drag down the status bar to open the Notification panel and get more information. For example, you can use the panel to open a new message or view a calendar event. You can also open some applications that run in the background, such as the music player.

To open the Notification panel

Drag the status bar downwards.

To close the Notification panel

Drag the tab at the bottom of the Notification panel upwards.

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To take action on a notification Tap the notification.

To dismiss a notification from the Notification panel Place your finger on a notification and flick left or right.

To clear all notifications from the Notification panel Tap Clear.

Setting your device from the Notification panel You can open the settings menu from the Notification panel to adjust device quick settings. For example, you can turn on Wi-Fi.

To open the device settings menu from the Notification panel 1 Drag the status bar downward. 2 Tap .

To adjust sound settings from the Notification panel 1 Drag the status bar downwards. 2 Tap .

To control the Bluetooth function from the Notification panel 1 Drag the status bar downward. 2 Tap .

To control the Wi-Fi function from the Notification panel 1 Drag the status bar downwards. 2 Tap .

To adjust brightness level from the Notification panel 1 Drag the status bar downwards. 2 Tap .

Customizing quick settings from the Notification panel You can customize quick settings from the Notification panel by selecting the quick settings you want and rearranging their order. You can select up to 10 quick settings, or you can also select none of them.

To select quick settings from the Notification panel 1 Drag the status bar downwards, then tap . 2 Find and tap Display > Quick settings. 3 Select the quick settings you want.

To rearrange the quick settings from the Notification panel 1 Drag the status bar downwards, then tap . 2 Find and tap Display > Quick settings. 3 Touch and hold beside a quick setting, then move it to the desired position.

Accessing settings View and change settings for your device from the Settings menu. The Settings menu is accessible from both the Notification panel and the Application screen.

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To access your device settings 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Tap Settings.

You can also drag the status bar downward on the Home screen and tap to access your device settings.

On-screen keyboard You can enter text with the on-screen QWERTY keyboard by tapping each letter individually, or you can use the Gesture input feature and slide your finger from letter to letter to form words. You can select up to three languages for text input. The keyboard detects the language that you are using and predicts the words for that language as you type. Some applications open the on-screen keyboard automatically, for example, email and text messaging applications.

1 Delete a character before the cursor.

2 Enter a carriage return or confirm text input.

3 Enter a space.

4 Personalize your keyboard. This key disappears after the keyboard is personalized.

5 Display numbers and symbols. For even more symbols, tap .

6 Switch between lower-case , upper-case and caps . For some languages, this key is used to access extra characters in the language.

To display the on-screen keyboard to enter text Tap a text entry field.

To use the on-screen keyboard in landscape orientation When the on-screen keyboard is displayed, turn the device sideways.

You may need to adjust the settings in some applications to enable landscape orientation.

To enter text character by character 1 To enter a character visible on the keyboard, tap the character. 2 To enter a character variant, touch and hold a regular keyboard character to get

a list of available options, then select from the list. For example, to enter "," touch and hold "e" until other options appear, then, while keeping your finger pressed on the keyboard, drag to and select "."

To enter a period After you enter a word, double-tap the space bar.

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To enter text using the Gesture input function 1 When the on-screen keyboard is displayed, slide your finger from letter to letter

to trace the word that you want to write. 2 After you finish entering a word, lift up your finger. A word suggestion appears

based on the letters that you have traced. 3 If the word that you want does not appear, tap to see other options and

select accordingly. If the desired option does not appear, delete the entire word and trace it again, or enter the word by tapping each letter individually.

To change the Gesture input settings 1 When the on-screen keyboard is displayed, tap . 2 Tap , then tap Keyboard settings> Text input settings. 3 To activate or deactivate the Gesture input function, mark or unmark the

Gesture input checkbox.

Phonepad The Phonepad is similar to a standard 12-key telephone keypad. It gives you predictive text and multi-tap input options. You can activate the Phonepad text input method via the keyboard settings. The Phonepad is only available in portrait orientation.

1 Choose a text input option. You can tap each character once and use word suggestions, or keep tapping the key until the desired character is selected.

2 Delete a character before the cursor.

3 Enter a carriage return or confirm text input.

4 Enter a space.

5 Display symbols and smileys.

6 Display numbers.

7 Change the character case and turn on the caps lock.

To open the Phonepad for the first time 1 Tap a text entry field, then tap . 2 Tap , then tap Keyboard settings. 3 Tap Keyboard appearance > Keyboard layout. 4 Select the Phonepad.

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.

When appears in the Phonepad, tap the on-screen key for the character you want to enter. Keep tapping this button until the desired character is selected. Then do the same for the next character you want to enter, and so on.

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To enter numbers using the Phonepad When the Phonepad is displayed, tap . A Phonepad with numbers appears.

To insert symbols and smileys using the Phonepad 1 When the Phonepad is displayed, tap . A grid with symbols and smileys

appears. 2 Scroll up or down to view more options. Tap a symbol or smiley to select it.

Entering text using voice input When you enter text, you can use the voice input function instead of typing the words. Just speak the words that you want to enter. Voice input is an experimental technology from Google, and is available for a number of languages and regions.

To enable voice input 1 When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard or the Phonepad, tap or

. 2 Tap , then tap Keyboard settings. 3 Mark the Google voice typing key checkbox. 4 Press to save your settings. A microphone icon appears on your on-screen

keyboard or Phonepad.

To enter text using voice input 1 Open the on-screen keyboard or the Phonepad. 2 Tap . When appears, speak to enter text. When you're done, tap again.

The suggested text appears. 3 Edit the text manually if necessary.

Editing text You can select, cut, copy, and paste text as you write in both portrait and landscape orientation by double-tapping the entered text. In portrait orientation, the necessary editing tools are available via an application bar. In landscape orientation, an Edit button provides the same tools.

Application bar

1 Close the application bar

2 Select all text

3 Cut text

4 Copy text

5 Paste text

only appears when you have text saved on the clipboard.

To select text 1 Enter some text, then double-tap the text. The word you tap gets highlighted by

tabs on both sides. 2 Drag the tabs to the left or right to select more text.

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To edit text in portrait orientation 1 Enter some text, then double-tap the entered text to make the application bar

appear. 2 Select the text you want to edit, then use the application bar to make your

desired changes.

To edit text in landscape orientation 1 Enter some text, then double-tap the entered text. 2 Select the text you want to work with, then tap Edit and select an option.

Personalizing the Xperia keyboard When entering text using the on-screen keyboard or the Phonepad, you can access a keyboard settings and other text input settings that help you set options for writing languages, text prediction, automatic spacing, and quick period insertion. For example, you can decide how word options are presented and how words get corrected as you type. And you can get your message data scanned so that word predictions fit your writing style. You can also set the text input application to remember new words that you write.

To access the on-screen keyboard and Phonepad settings 1 When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard or Phonepad, tap or . 2 Tap , then tap Keyboard settings, and change the settings as you desired. 3 To add a writing language for text input, tap Writing languages and mark the

relevant checkboxes. 4 Tap OK to confirm.

To change the text input settings 1 When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard or the Phonepad, tap or

. 2 Tap , then tap Keyboard settings > Text input settings and select the

relevant settings.

To display the Smiley key 1 When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard, tap . 2 Tap , then tap Keyboard settings > Keyboard appearance > Additional

keys. 3 Mark the Smiley key checkbox.

To use your writing style 1 When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard or Phonepad, tap or . 2 Tap , then tap Keyboard settings > Use my writing style and select a source.

To select a keyboard layout variant

Layout variants are only available for the on-screen keyboard when you select two or three writing languages and may not be available in all writing languages.

1 When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard, tap . 2 Tap , then tap Keyboard settings. 3 Tap Writing languages, then tap . 4 Select a keyboard layout variant. 5 Tap OK to confirm.

Customizing your device You can adjust several device settings to suit your own needs. For example, you can change the language, add a personal ringtone, or change the screen brightness.

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Adjusting the volume You can adjust the ringtone volume for incoming calls and notifications as well as for music and video playback.

To adjust the ringtone volume with the volume key Press the volume key up or down.

To adjust the media playing volume with the volume key When playing music or watching video, press the volume key up or down.

Adjusting the sound settings You can adjust several sound settings. For example, you can set your device to silent mode so that it doesn't ring when you're in a meeting.

To set your device to vibrate mode Press the volume key down until appears in the status bar.

To set your device to silent mode 1 Press the volume key down until the device vibrates and appears in the

status bar. 2 Press the volume key down again. appears in the status bar.

To set your device to vibrate and ring mode 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound. 3 Mark the Vibrate when ringing checkbox.

Date and time You can change the date and time on your device.

To set the date manually 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Date & time. 3 Unmark the Automatic date & time checkbox, if it is marked. 4 Tap Set date. 5 Adjust the date by scrolling up and down. 6 Tap Set.

To set the time manually 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Date & time. 3 Unmark the Automatic date & time checkbox if it is marked. 4 Tap Set time. 5 Scroll up or down to adjust the hour and minute. 6 If applicable, scroll up to change AM to PM, or vice versa. 7 Tap Set.

To set the time zone 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Date & time. 3 Unmark the Automatic time zone checkbox, if it is marked. 4 Tap Select time zone. 5 Select an option.

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Ringtone settings

To set a ringtone 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound > Phone ringtone. 3 Select a ringtone. 4 Tap Done.

To enable touch tones 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound. 3 Mark the Dial pad touch tones and Touch sounds checkboxes.

To select the notification sound 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound > Notification sound. 3 Select the sound to be played when notifications arrive. 4 Tap Done.

Screen settings

To adjust the screen brightness 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Display > Brightness. 3 Unmark the Adapt to lighting conditions checkbox if it is marked. 4 Drag the slider to adjust the brightness.

Lowering the brightness level increases battery performance.

To set the screen to vibrate on touch 1 Drag the status bar downward, then tap > Sound. 2 Mark the Vibrate on touch checkbox. The screen now vibrates when you tap

soft keys and certain applications.

To adjust the idle time before the screen turns off 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Display > Sleep. 3 Select an option.

To turn off the screen quickly, briefly press the power key .

Language settings You can select a default language for your device and change it again at a later time.

To change the language 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Language & input > Language. 3 Select an option. 4 Tap OK.

If you select the wrong language and cannot read the menu texts, find and tap . Then select the text beside and select the first entry in the menu that opens. You can then select the language you want.

Airplane mode In Airplane mode, the network and radio transceivers are turned off to prevent disturbance to sensitive equipment. However, you can still play games, listen to music,

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watch videos and other content, as long as all this content is saved on your 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 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > More. 3 Mark the Airplane mode checkbox.

You can also press and hold down the power key and then select Airplane mode in the menu that opens.

Glove mode Using glove mode, you can wear gloves and still navigate the screen on your device. When you use glove mode, a cursor ring appears on the area of the screen where a touch is registered.

To enable glove mode 1 From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Display and make sure the Glove

mode checkbox is marked. 2 Lock the screen of your device. 3 Make sure you are wearing a glove. 4 Using a gloved finger, unlock the screen. Glove mode is now enabled. The

device remains in glove mode until the screen becomes locked again.

The sensitivity depends on the size of the contact area between the screen and the gloved finger that you use to navigate the screen. If the contact area is too small, the sensitivity will be low, and glove mode may not get enabled.

Memory You can save content to your device's internal storage and to a memory card.

To view the status of your memory 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Storage to view the status of your memory.

Memory card Your device supports a microSD memory card, which is used for storing content. This type of card can also be used as a portable memory card with other compatible devices.

You may have to purchase a memory card separately.

Formatting the memory card You can format the memory card in your device, for example, to free up memory. This means that you erase all data on the card.

All content on the memory card gets erased when you format it. Make sure you make backups of everything you want to save before formatting the memory card. To back up your content, you can copy it to your computer. For more information, refer to the chapter Connecting your device to a computer on page 95.

To format the memory card 1 Drag the status bar downwards, then tap . 2 Find and tap Storage > Erase SD card. 3 To confirm, tap Erase SD card > Erase everything

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Clearing the application memory You may sometimes need to clear the memory for an application. This might happen if, for example, the application memory becomes full, or you want to clear scores for a game. You might also want to delete incoming email, text, and multimedia messages in some applications.

To clear the memory for an application 1 Drag the status bar downward, then tap . 2 Find and tap Apps. 3 Tap the application you want to clear the memory for. 4 Tap Clear cache.

It is not possible to clear the memory for some applications.

Using a headset

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

To use a headset 1 Connect the headset to your device. 2 To answer a call, press the call handling key. 3 To end the call, press the call handling key.

If a headset is not included with the device, you may purchase one separately.

If you are listening to music, the music stops when you answer a call and resumes after you end the call.

Internet and messaging settings To access the Internet and to send multimedia messages, you must have a mobile data connection and the correct settings, also known as APN (Access Point Name) settings. The APN identifies the network that a mobile device can connect to. You can usually download Internet and messaging settings when you set up your device for the first time with a SIM card inserted. In other cases, the settings may be pre-installed. If not, you can download or add the settings manually. Contact your network operator for detailed information about Internet and messaging settings.

If you cannot access the Internet, have no data connection, or cannot send or receive multimedia messages, try deleting all Internet and messaging settings and then add them again.

To download Internet and messaging settings 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Xperia > Internet settings. 3 Tap Accept.

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To reset the default Internet settings 1 Drag the status bar downwards, then tap . 2 Tap More > Mobile networks. 3 Tap Access Point Names, then tap . 4 Tap Reset to default.

Access Point Names (APNs) An APN is used to establish data connections between your device and the Internet. The APN defines which type of IP address to use, which security methods to invoke, and which fixed-end connections to use. Checking the APN is useful when you cannot access the Internet, have no data connection, or cannot send or receive multimedia messages.

To view the current APN 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks. 3 Tap Access Point Names.

If you have several available connections, the active network connection is indicated by a marked button.

To add Internet settings manually 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks. 3 Tap Access Point Names > . 4 Tap Name and enter the name of the network profile that you want to create. 5 Tap APN and enter the access point name. 6 Enter all other information required by your network operator. 7 When you're done, tap , then tap Save.

Usage info For quality purposes, Sony Mobile collects anonymous bug reports and statistics regarding your device. None of the information gathered includes personal data.

To allow the sending of usage info 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Xperia > Usage info settings. 3 Mark the Send usage info checkbox if it is not already marked. 4 Tap OK.

Controlling data usage You can keep track of the amount of data transferred to and from your device over your mobile data or Wi-Fi connection during a given period. For example, you can view the amount of data used by individual applications. For data transferred over your mobile data connection, you can also set data usage warnings and limits to avoid additional charges.

Adjusting data usage settings can help you keep greater control over data usage but cannot guarantee the prevention of additional charges.

To turn data traffic on or off 1 Drag the status bar downwards, then tap . 2 Tap Data usage. 3 Drag the slider beside Mobile data traffic to turn data traffic on or off.

When data traffic is turned off, your device can still establish Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections.

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To set a data usage warning 1 Make sure that data traffic is turned on. 2 Drag the status bar downwards, then tap . 3 Find and tap Data usage. 4 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 set a data usage limit 1 Make sure that data traffic is turned on. 2 Drag the status bar downwards, then tap . 3 Find and tap Data usage. 4 Mark the Set mobile data limit checkbox if it is not marked, then tap OK. 5 To set the data usage limit, drag the corresponding line to the desired value.

Once your data usage reaches the set limit, data traffic on your device will be turned off automatically.

To control the data usage of individual applications 1 Drag the status bar downwards, then tap . 2 Find and tap Data usage. 3 Find and tap the desired application. 4 Mark the Restrict background data checkbox. 5 To access more specific settings for the application (if available), tap View app

settings and make the desired changes.

The performance of individual applications may be affected if you change the related data usage settings.

To view data transferred via Wi-Fi 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Data usage. 3 Tap , then mark the Show Wi-Fi usage checkbox if it is not marked. 4 Tap the Wi-Fi tab.

Mobile network settings Your device automatically switches between mobile networks depending on what mobile networks are available in different areas. You can also manually set your device to use a particular mobile network mode, for example, WCDMA or GSM.

To select a network mode 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks. 3 Tap Network Mode. 4 Select a network mode.

To select another network manually 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks > Service providers. 3 Tap Search mode > Manual. 4 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.

To activate automatic network selection 1 Drag the status bar downwards, then tap . 2 Find and tap More > Mobile networks > Service providers. 3 Tap Search mode > Automatic.

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Data roaming Some service providers allow you to send and receive mobile data when you are roaming outside of your home network. It's recommended to check the relevant data transmission rates in advance.

To activate data roaming 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks. 3 Mark the Data roaming checkbox.

You cant activate data roaming when data connections have been deactivated.

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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 connection, preferably over Wi-Fi to limit data traffic charges.

To use Google Play, you need to have a Google account. Google Play may not be available in all countries or regions.

To download an application from Google Play 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Play Store. 3 Find an item you wish to download by browsing categories, or by using the

search function. 4 Tap the item to view its details, and follow the instructions to complete the

installation.

Some applications may need to access data, settings, and various functions on your device in order to work properly. Only install and give permissions to applications you trust.

You can view the permissions granted to a downloaded application by tapping the application under Settings > Apps.

Downloading applications from other sources When your device is set to allow downloads from sources other than Google Play, you can download applications directly from other websites by following the relevant download instructions.

Installing applications of unknown or unreliable origin can damage your device. Only download applications from reliable sources. Contact the application provider if you have any questions or concerns.

To allow the download of applications from other sources

1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Security. 3 Mark the Unknown sources checkbox. 4 Tap OK.

Some applications may need to access data, settings, and various functions on your device in order to work properly. Only install and give permissions to applications you trust.

You can view the permissions granted to a downloaded application by tapping the application under Settings > Apps.

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Calling

Making calls

Making calls overview You can make a call by manually dialing 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 make a video call, you can use the Hangouts instant messaging and video chat application on your device. See Instant messaging and video chat on page 51.

1 Open your contacts list

2 View your call log entries

3 View your favorite contacts

4 View all contact groups saved to your device

5 Delete number

6 Dialpad

7 Hide or clear the call log

8 Call button

9 Hide or show the dialer

To make a call by dialing 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Phone. 3 Enter the number of the recipient and tap .

To make a call using smart dial 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Phone. 3 Use the dialpad to enter letters or numbers that correspond to the contact you

want to call. As you enter each letter or number, a list of possible matches appears.

4 Tap the contact you want to call.

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To make an international call 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Phone. 3 Touch and hold 0 until a + sign appears. 4 Enter the country code, area code (without the first 0) and phone number, then

tap .

Showing or hiding your phone number You can select to show or hide your phone number on call recipients' devices when you call them.

To show or hide your phone number 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Call settings > Additional settings > Caller ID.

Receiving calls

To answer a call

To decline a call

To mute the ringtone for an incoming call When you receive the call, press the volume key.

Rejecting a call with a message You can reject a call with a predefined message. When you reject a call with such a message, the message is automatically sent to the caller and saved on your device. Six messages are predefined on your device. You can select from these predefined messages, which can also be edited if necessary.

To reject a call with a predefined message Drag Reject with message upward, then select a message.

To reject a second call with a predefined message When you hear repeated beeps during a call, drag Reject with message

upward, then select a message.

To edit the message used to reject a call 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Call settings > Reject call with message. 3 Tap the message you want to edit, then make the necessary changes. 4 When you're done, tap OK.

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Ongoing calls

Ongoing calls overview

1 Open your contacts list

2 Turn on the loudspeaker during a call

3 Mute the microphone during a call

4 Enter numbers during a call

5 End a call

To change the ear speaker volume during a call Press the volume key up or down.

To activate the screen during a call Briefly press .

Using the call log In the call log, you can view missed calls , received calls and dialed calls .

To view your missed calls 1 When you have missed a call, appears in the status bar. Drag the status bar

downwards. 2 Tap Missed call.

To call a number from your call log 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Phone.The call log view appears on the upper part of the screen. 3 To call a number directly, tap the number. To edit a number before calling,

touch and hold the number, then tap Edit number before call.

You can also call a number by tapping > Call back.

To add a number from the call log to your contacts 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Phone.The call log view appears on the upper part of the screen. 3 Touch and hold the number, then tap Add to Contacts. 4 Tap the desired contact, or tap Create new contact. 5 Edit the contact details and tap Done.

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To hide the call log 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Phone. 3 Tap > Hide call log.

Forwarding calls You can forward calls, for example, to another phone number, or to an answering service.

To forward calls 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Call settings > Call forwarding. 3 Select an option. 4 Enter the number you want to forward the calls to, then tap Enable.

To turn off call forwarding 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Call settings > Call forwarding. 3 Select an option, then tap Disable.

Restricting calls You can block all or certain categories of incoming and outgoing calls. If you have received a PIN2 code from your service provider, you can also use a list of Fixed Dialing Numbers (FDNs) to restrict outgoing calls.

To block incoming or outgoing calls 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Call settings. 3 Tap Call blocking, and select an option. 4 Enter the password and tap Enable.

When you set up call blocking for the first time, you need to enter a password to activate the call blocking function. You must use this same password later if you want to edit call blocking settings.

To enable or disable fixed dialing 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Call settings > Fixed dialing numbers. 3 Tap Activate fixed dialing or Deactivate fixed dialing. 4 Enter your PIN2 and tap OK.

To access the list of accepted call recipients 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Call settings > Fixed dialing numbers > Fixed dialing

numbers.

Multiple calls If you have activated call waiting, you can handle multiple calls at the same time. When it is activated, you will be notified by a beep if you receive another call.

To activate or deactivate call waiting 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Call settings > Additional settings. 3 To activate or deactivate call waiting, tap Call waiting.

To answer a second call and put the ongoing call on hold When you hear repeated beeps during a call, drag to the right.

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To reject a second call When you hear repeated beeps during a call, drag to the left.

To make a second call 1 During an ongoing call, tap . 2 Enter the number of the recipient and tap . The first call is put on hold.

To switch between multiple calls To switch to another call and put the current call on hold, tap Switch to this

call.

Conference calls With a conference or multiparty call, you can have a joint conversation with two or more people.

For details about the number of participants that you can add to a conference call, contact your network operator.

To make a conference call 1 During an ongoing call, tap . 2 Dial the number of the second participant and tap . After the second

participant answers, the first participant is put on hold. 3 Tap to add the second participant to the conference call. 4 Repeat steps 1 to 3 to add more call participants.

To have a private conversation with a conference call participant 1 During an ongoing conference call, tap {0} participants. 2 Tap the telephone number of the participant with whom you want to talk

privately. 3 To end the private conversation and return to the conference call, tap .

To release a participant from a conference call 1 During an ongoing conference call, tap the button showing the number of

participants. For example, tap 3 participants if there are three participants. 2 Tap next to the participant you want to release.

To end a conference call During the conference call, tap End conference call.

Voicemail If your subscription includes a voicemail service, callers can leave voice messages for you when you can't answer calls. Your voicemail service number is normally saved on your SIM card. If not, you can get the number from your service provider and enter it manually.

To enter your voicemail number 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Call settings > Voicemail >Voicemail settings >

Voicemail number. 3 Enter your voicemail number. 4 Tap OK.

To call your voicemail service 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Phone. 3 Touch and hold 1.

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Emergency calls Your device supports international emergency numbers, for example, 112 or 911. You can normally use these numbers to make emergency calls in any country, with or without a SIM card inserted if you are within range of a network.

To make an emergency call 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and Tap Phone. 3 Enter the emergency number and tap . To delete a number, tap .

You can make emergency calls when no SIM card is inserted or when outgoing calls are barred.

To make an emergency call while the SIM card is locked 1 From the lock screen, tap Emergency call. 2 Enter the emergency number and tap .

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Contacts

Transferring contacts There are several ways to transfer contacts to your new device. To get help with choosing a transfer method, read the article about transferring contacts.

Transferring contacts using a computer Xperia Transfer and Contacts Setup are applications within the PC Companion computer program that help you to collect contacts from your old device and transfer them to your new device. These applications support several device brands, including iPhone, Samsung, HTC, BlackBerry, LG, Motorola and Nokia. You need:

An Internet-connected computer. A USB cable for your old device. A USB cable for your new Android device. Your old device. Your new Android device.

To transfer contacts to your new device using a computer 1 Make sure that PC Companion is installed on the PC. 2 Open the PC Companion application, then click Xperia Transfer or Contacts

Setup and follow the instructions to transfer your contacts.

Transferring contacts using an online account If you sync the contacts in your old device or your computer with an online account, for example, Google Sync, Facebook, or Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, you can transfer your contacts to your new device using that account.

To synchronize contacts to your new device using a synchronization account 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap , then tap Settings > Accounts & sync. 3 Select the account that you want to sync your contacts with, then tap > Sync

now.

You need to be signed in to the relevant sync account before you can sync your contacts with it.

Other methods for transferring contacts There are several other ways to transfer contacts from your old device to your new device. For example, you can copy contacts to a memory card, use Bluetooth

technology, or save contacts to a SIM card. For more specific information about transferring the contacts from your old device, refer to the relevant User guide.

To import contacts from a memory card 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Press , then tap Import contacts > SD card. 3 Select where to store your contacts. 4 Select the file that you want to import.

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To import contacts using Bluetooth technology 1 Make sure you have the Bluetooth function turned on and that your device is

set to visible. 2 When you are notified of an incoming file to your device, drag the status bar

downward and tap the notification to accept the file transfer. 3 Tap Accept to start the file transfer. 4 Drag the status bar downward. When the transfer is complete, tap the

notification. 5 Tap the received file and select where to store your contacts.

To import contacts from a SIM card

You may lose information or get multiple contact entries if you transfer contacts using a SIM card.

1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap , then tap Import contacts > SIM card. 3 Select where to store your contacts. 4 To import an individual contact, find and tap the contact. To import all contacts,

tap Import all.

Searching and viewing contacts

Contacts screen overview

1 Contacts, Calling, Favorites, and Groups tabs

2 View contact details

3 Jump to contacts starting with the selected letter

4 Access communication options for the contact

5 Search for contacts

6 Add a contact

7 View more options

To search for a contact 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap and enter the first few letters of the contact name in the Search contacts

field. All contacts beginning with those letters appear.

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To select which contacts to display in the Contacts application 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Press , then tap Filter. 3 In the list that appears, mark and unmark the desired options. If you have

synchronized your contacts with a synchronization account, that account appears in the list. To further expand the list of options, tap the account.

4 When you are finished, tap OK.

Adding and editing contacts

To add a contact 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap . 3 If you have synchronized your contacts with one or more accounts and you are

adding a contact for the first time, you must select the account you want to add this contact to. Alternatively, tap Phone contact if you only want to use and save this contact on your device.

4 Enter or select the desired information for the contact. 5 When you are finished, tap Done.

After you select a synchronization account in step 3, that account will show as the default account offered the next time you add a contact, but you can change the account by editing the contact after it is saved.

If you add a plus sign and the country code before a contact's phone number, you do not have to edit the number again when you make calls from other countries.

To edit a contact 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap the contact that you want to edit, then tap . 3 Edit the desired information. 4 When you are done, tap Done.

Some synchronization services do not allow you to edit contact details.

To associate a picture with a contact 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap the contact you want to edit, then tap . 3 Tap and select the desired method for adding the contact picture. 4 When you have added the picture, tap Done.

You can also add a picture to a contact directly from the Album application.

To personalize the ringtone for a contact 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap the contact that you want to edit, then tap . 3 Tap > Set ringtone. 4 Select an option, then tap Done. 5 Tap Done.

To delete contacts 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Touch and hold the contact that you want to delete. 3 To delete all contacts, tap the downward arrow to open the drop-down menu,

then select Mark all. 4 Tap , then tap Delete.

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To edit contact information about yourself 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap Myself, then tap . 3 Enter the new information or make the changes you want. 4 When you are done, tap Done.

To create a new contact from a text message 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap > Save. 3 Select an existing contact, or tap Create new contact. 4 Edit the contact information and tap Done.

Favorites and groups You can mark contacts as favorites so that you can get quick access to them from the Contacts application. You can also assign contacts to groups, to get quicker access to them from within the Contacts application.

To mark or unmark a contact as a favorite 1 From the Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap the contact you want to add to or remove from your favorites. 3 Tap .

To view your favorite contacts 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap .

To assign a contact to a group 1 In the Contacts application, tap the contact that you want to assign to a group. 2 Tap , then tap the bar directly under Groups. 3 Mark the checkboxes for the groups you want to add the contact to. 4 Tap Done.

Sending contact information

To send your business card 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap Myself. 3 Press , then tap Send contact > OK. 4 Select an available transfer method and follow the on-screen instructions.

To send a contact 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap the contact whose details you want to send. 3 Press , then tap Send contact > OK. 4 Select an available transfer method and follow the on-screen instructions.

To send several contacts at once 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Press , then tap Mark several. 3 Mark the contacts you want to send, or select all if you want to send all

contacts. 4 Tap , then select an available transfer method and follow the on-screen

instructions.

Avoiding duplicate entries in the Contacts application If you synchronize your contacts with a new account or import contact information in other ways, you could end up with duplicate entries in the Contacts application. If this

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happens, you can join such duplicates to create a single entry. And if you join entries by mistake, you can separate them again later.

To link contacts 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap the contact that you want to link with another contact. 3 Press , then tap Link contact. 4 Tap the contact whose information you want to join with the first contact, then

tap OK to confirm. The information from the first contact is merged with the second contact, and the linked contacts are displayed as one contact in the Contacts list.

To separate linked contacts 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap the linked contact that you want to edit, then tap . 3 Tap Unlink contact > Unlink.

Backing up contacts You can use a memory card or a SIM card to back up contacts.

To export all contacts to a memory card 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Press , then tap Export contacts > SD card. 3 Tap OK.

To export contacts to a SIM card 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Press , then tap Export contacts > SIM card. 3 Mark the contacts you want to export, or tap Mark all if you want to export all

your contacts. 4 Tap Export. 5 Select Add contacts if you want to add the contacts to existing contacts on your

SIM card, or select Replace all contacts if you want to replace the existing contacts on your SIM card.

When you export contacts to a SIM card, not all information may get exported. This is due to memory limitations on SIM cards.

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Messaging and chat

Reading and sending messages The Messaging application shows your messages as conversations, which means that all messages to and from a particular person are grouped together. To send multimedia messages, you need the correct MMS settings on your device. See Internet and messaging settings on page 33.

1 Go back to the list of conversations

2 View options

3 Sent and received messages

4 Send button

5 Attach a file

6 Attach a location

7 Attach a sound clip

8 Take a photo and attach it

9 Attach a photo saved on your device

10 Text field

To create and send a message 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap . 3 Tap , then tap Add recipient, and select a contact from the Contacts list. If the

recipient is not listed as a contact, enter the recipient's number manually and tap .

4 When you are finished adding recipients, tap Done. 5 Tap Write message and enter your message text. 6 If you want to add a media file, tap and select an option. 7 To send the message, tap Send.

If you exit a message before sending, it gets saved as a draft. The conversation gets tagged with the word Draft:.

To read a received message 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap the desired conversation. 3 If the message is not yet downloaded, tap and hold the message, then tap

Download message.

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To reply to a message 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap the conversation containing the message. 3 Enter your reply and tap Send.

To forward a message 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap the conversation containing the message that you want to forward. 3 Touch and hold the message that you want to forward, then tap Forward

message. 4 Tap , then tap Add recipient, and select a contact from the Contacts list. If the

recipient is not listed as a contact, enter the contact's number manually and tap .

5 When you are finished adding recipients, tap Done. 6 Edit the message, if necessary, then tap Send.

In step 4, you can also tap To and enter the recipient's phone number manually.

To save a file contained in a message you receive 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap the conversation you want to open. 3 If the message has not been downloaded yet, tap and hold the message, then

tap Download message. 4 Touch and hold the file you want to save, then select the desired option.

Organizing your messages

To delete a message 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap the conversation containing the message you want to delete. 3 Touch and hold the message you want to delete, then tap Delete message >

Delete.

To delete conversations 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap , then tap Delete conversations. 3 Mark the checkboxes for the conversations that you want to delete, then tap >

Delete.

To star a message 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap the conversation you want to open. 3 In the message you want to star, tap . 4 To unstar a message, tap .

To view starred messages 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap , then tap Starred messages. 3 All starred messages appear in a list.

To search for messages 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap , then tap Search. 3 Enter your search keywords. The search results appear in a list.

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Calling from a message

To call a message sender 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap a conversation. 3 Tap the recipient name or number at the top of the screen, then select the

recipient name or number from the list that appears. 4 If the recipient is saved in your contacts, tap the phone number that you want to

call. If you have not saved the recipient in your contacts, tap .

To save a sender's number as a contact 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap > Save. 3 Select an existing contact, or tap Create new contact. 4 Edit the contact information and tap Done.

Messaging settings

To change your message notification settings 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap , then tap Settings. 3 To set a notification sound, tap Notification tone and select an option. 4 For other notification settings, check or uncheck the relevant checkboxes.

To change the delivery report settings for outgoing messages 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap , then tap Settings. 3 Tap Delivery report to activate or deactivate delivery reports.

Instant messaging and video chat You can use the Google Hangouts instant messaging and video chat application on your device to chat with friends who also use the application on computers, Android devices and other devices. You can turn any conversation into a video call with several friends, and you can send messages to friends even when they are offline. You can also view and share photos easily. Before you start using Hangouts, make sure that you have a working Internet connection and a Google account. Go to http://support.google.com/hangouts and click the "Hangouts on your Android" link to get more detailed information about how to use this application.

The video call function only works on devices with a front camera.

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1 Start a new chat or video call

2 Options

3 List of contacts

To start an instant message or a video call 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Hangouts. 3 Tap , then enter a contact name, email address, phone number or circle name

and select the relevant entry from the suggested list. 4 To start an instant messaging session, tap . 5 To start a video call, tap .

To reply to a chat message or join a video call 1 When someone contacts you on Hangouts, , or appears in the status bar. 2 Drag the status bar downward, then tap the message or video call and begin to

chat.

To learn more about Hangouts When the Hangouts application is open, tap , then tap Help.

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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 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Email. 3 Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the setup.

For some email services, you may need to contact your email service provider for information on detailed settings for the email account.

To add an extra email account 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Email. 3 If you are using several email accounts, tap , then tap Add account. 4 Enter the email address and password, then tap Next. If the settings for the

email account cannot be downloaded automatically, complete the setup manually.

5 When prompted, enter a name for your email account so that it is easily identifiable.

6 When you are finished, tap Next.

To set an email account as your default account 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Email. 3 Press , then tap Settings. 4 Select the account you want to use as the default account for composing and

sending email messages. 5 Mark the Default account checkbox. The inbox of the default account appears

every time you open the email application.

If you only have one email account, this account is automatically the default account.

Sending and receiving email messages

1 View a list of all email accounts and recent folders

2 Write a new email message

3 Search for email messages

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4 Access settings and options

5 List of email messages

To download new email messages 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Email. 3 If you are using several email accounts, tap and select the Inbox of the

account that you want to check. 4 To download new messages, tap .

When the inbox is open, swipe downwards on the screen to refresh the message list.

To read your email messages 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Email. 3 If you are using several email accounts, tap and select the account that you

want to check, then tap Inbox in the drop down menu. If you want to check all your email accounts at once, tap , then tap Combined inboxin the drop down menu.

4 In the email inbox, scroll up or down and tap the email message that you want to read.

To create and send an email message 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Email. 2 If you are using several email accounts, tap and select the account from

which you want to send the email, then tap Inbox in the drop down menu. 3 Tap , then type the recipient's name or email address, or tap and select

one or more recipients from your Contacts list. 4 Enter the email subject and message text, then tap .

To reply to an email message 1 In your email inbox, find and tap the message that you want to reply to, then tap

Reply or Reply all. 2 Enter your reply, then tap .

To forward an email message 1 In your email inbox, find and tap the message that you want to forward, then tap

Forward. 2 Enter the recipient's email address manually, or tap and select a recipient

from your Contacts list. 3 Enter your message text, then tap .

To view an email message attachment 1 Find and tap the email message containing the attachment that you want to

view. Email messages with attachments are indicated by . 2 After the email message opens, tap Load, The attachment starts to download. 3 After the attachment finishes downloading, tap View.

To save a sender's email address to your contacts 1 Find and tap a message in your email inbox. 2 Tap the name of the sender, then tap OK. 3 Select an existing contact, or tap Create new contact. 4 Edit the contact information, if desired, then tap Done.

Email preview pane A preview pane is available for viewing and reading your email messages in landscape orientation. Once activated, you can use it to view both the email message list and one selected email message at the same time.

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To activate the preview pane 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Email. 2 Tap , then tap Settings. 3 Tap General > Preview pane. 4 Select an option, or a combination of options, then tap OK.

To read email messages using the preview pane 1 Make sure the preview pane is activated. 2 Open your email inbox. 3 Scroll up or down and tap the email message that you want to read. 4 To view the email message in fullscreen format, tap the split bar (located

between the email list and the email body). 5 To return to the regular inbox view, tap the split bar again.

Organizing your email messages

To sort your emails 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Email. 3 If you are using several email accounts, tap and select the account that you

want to sort, then tap Inbox in the drop down menu. If you want to sort all your email accounts at once, tap , then tap Combined inbox.

4 Tap , then tap Sort. 5 Select a sorting option.

To search for emails 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Email. 2 If you are using several email accounts, tap and select the name of the

account that you want to check, then tap Inbox in the drop down menu. If you want to search all your email accounts at once, tap , then tap Combined view.

3 Tap . 4 Enter your search text, then tap on the keyboard. 5 The search result appears in a list sorted by date. Tap the email message that

you want to open.

To view all folders for one email account 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Email. 2 If you are using several email accounts, tap , and select the account you

want to check. 3 Under the account that you want to check, select Show all folders.

To delete an email message 1 In your email inbox, mark the checkbox for the message that you want to delete,

then tap . 2 Tap Delete.

In the email inbox view, you can also flick a message to the right to delete it.

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Email account settings

To remove an email account from your device 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Email. 3 Press , then tap Settings. 4 Select the account you want to remove. 5 Tap Delete account > OK.

To change the inbox check frequency 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Email. 3 Tap , then tap Settings. 4 Select the account for which you want to change the inbox check frequency. 5 Tap Inbox check frequency > Check frequency and select an option.

To set an Out of Office auto-reply in an Exchange Active Sync account 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Email. 2 Press , then tap Settings. 3 Select the EAS (Exchange Active Sync) account for which you want to set an

Out of Office auto-reply. 4 Tap Out of office. 5 Tap beside Out of office so that changes to . 6 If needed, mark the Set time range checkbox and set the time range for the

auto reply. 7 Enter your Out of Office message in the body text field. 8 Tap OK to confirm.

Gmail If you have a Google account, you can use the Gmail application to read and write email messages.

1 View a list of all Gmail accounts and recent folders

2 Write a new email message

3 Search for email messages

4 Access settings and options

5 List of email messages

To learn more about Gmail When the Gmail application is open, tap , then tap Help.

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Music

Transferring music to your device There are different ways to get music from a computer to your device:

Connect the device and computer using a USB cable and drag and drop music files directly into the file manager application on the computer. See Connecting your device to a computer on page 95.

If the computer is a PC, you can use the Media Go application from Sony and organize your music files, create playlists, subscribe to podcasts, and more. Learn more and download the Media Go application.

If the computer is an Apple Mac, you can use the Sony Bridge for Mac application to transfer your media files from iTunes to your device. Learn more and download Sony Bridge for Mac.

Listening to music Use the "WALKMAN" application to listen to your favorite music and audio books.

1 Browse your music

2 Search songs on Music Unlimited and all songs saved to your device

3 View the current play queue

4 Album art (if available)

5 Tap to go to the previous song in the play queue Touch and hold to rewind within the current song

6 Play or pause a song

7 Tap to go to the next song in the play queue Touch and hold to fast forward within the current song

8 Shuffle songs in the current play queue

9 Repeat all songs in the current play queue

10 Progress indicator Drag the indicator or tap along the line to fast forward or rewind

11 Total length of current song

12 Elapsed time of current song

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To play a song 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 If the WALKMAN home screen is not displayed, tap . 3 Select a music category, for example, under Artists, Albums, or Songs, then

browse to the song that you want to open. 4 Tap a song to play it.

You might not be able to play copyright-protected items. Please verify that you have necessary rights in material that you intend to share.

To find song-related information online While a song is playing in the "WALKMAN" application, tap the album art to

display the infinite button , then tap . The infinite button gives you access to several sources of information including videos on YouTube, lyrics, and artist info on Wikipedia.

To adjust the audio volume Press the volume key.

To minimize the "WALKMAN" application When a song is playing, tap to go to the Home screen. The "WALKMAN"

application stays playing in the background.

To open the "WALKMAN" application when it is playing in the background 1 While a song is playing in the background, tap the to open the recently used

applications window. 2 Tap the "WALKMAN" application.

WALKMAN home screen The WALKMAN home screen gives you an overview of all the songs on your device as well as of the songs available on Music Unlimited. From here you can manage your albums and playlists, create shortcuts, and organize your music by mood and tempo using SensMe channels.

1 Charts provided by Music Unlimited

2 New releases provided by Music Unlimited

3 Featured playlists provided by Music Unlimited

4 Browse your music by artist

5 Browse your music by song

6 Browse your music by album

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7 Browse all playlists

8 Collect links to music and related content that you and friends have shared using online services

9 Manage and edit your music using Music Unlimited channels

10 Open the "WALKMAN" music player

Sony Entertainment Network with Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited is not available in every market. Separate subscription required. Additional terms and conditions apply.

To display the WALKMAN home screen 1 From the Home screen, tap > . 2 If the WALKMAN home screen is not displayed, tap .

To add a shortcut to a song 1 From the WALKMAN home screen, browse to the song you want to create a

shortcut for. 2 Touch and hold the song title. 3 Tap Add as shortcut. The shortcut now appears in the WALKMAN home

screen.

You cannot add shortcuts to songs from Music Unlimited.

To rearrange shortcuts From the WALKMAN home screen, touch and hold a shortcut until it magnifies

and your device vibrates, then drag the item to a new location.

To delete a shortcut From the WALKMAN home screen, touch and hold a shortcut until it magnifies

and your device vibrates, then drag the item to . You can only delete shortcuts that you create yourself.

You can also drag default shortcuts to but they only get hidden, not deleted.

To update your music with the latest information 1 From the WALKMAN home screen, tap . 2 Tap Download music info > Start. Your device searches online and downloads

the latest available album art and song information for your music.

The SensMe channels application is activated when you download music information.

To enable the SensMe channels application From the WALKMAN home screen, tap , then tap Download music info >

Start. This application requires a cellular or Wi-Fi network connection.

To delete a song 1 Open the WALKMAN home screen, then browse to the song you want to delete. 2 Touch and hold the song title, then tap Delete.

You can also delete albums this way.

Playlists On the WALKMAN home screen, you can create your own playlists from the music that is saved on your device.

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To create your own playlists 1 Open the WALKMAN home screen. 2 To add an artist, album, or a song to a playlist, touch and hold the name of the

artist or the title of the album or song. 3 In the menu that opens, tap Add to > Create new playlist. 4 Enter a name for the playlist and tap OK.

You can also tap the album art and then tap to create a new playlist.

To add songs to a playlist 1 Open the WALKMAN home screen. 2 Browse to the song or album that you want to add to a playlist, then touch and

hold the song or the album title. 3 Tap Add to. 4 Tap the name of the playlist you want to add the album or song to. The album

or song is added to the playlist.

To play your own playlists 1 Open the WALKMAN home screen, then tap Playlists. 2 Under Playlists, tap a playlist. 3 Tap a song to play it.

To remove a song from a playlist 1 In a playlist, touch and hold the title of the song you want to delete. 2 Tap Delete from playlist from the list that appears.

To delete a playlist 1 Open the WALKMAN home screen, then tap Playlists. 2 Touch and hold the playlist that you want to delete. 3 Tap Delete. 4 Tap Delete again to confirm.

You cannot delete default playlists.

Sharing music

To send a song 1 Open the WALKMAN home screen. 2 Browse to the song or album that you want to send, then touch and hold the

song title. 3 Tap Share. 4 Select an application from the list, then follow the on-screen instructions.

You can also send albums and playlists in the same way.

Sharing music on Facebook The Friends music function collects links to music and music-related content that you and your friends have shared using Facebook.

To "Like" a song on Facebook 1 While the song is playing in the "WALKMAN" application, tap the album art. 2 Tap to show that you "Like" the song on Facebook. If desired, add a

comment in the comments field. 3 Tap Share to send the song to Facebook. If the song is received successfully,

you will get a confirmation message from Facebook.

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To manage music from your friends 1 Open the WALKMAN home screen, then tap Friends' music > Recent. 2 Tap an item to open it, then work on it as desired. 3 Tap to show that you "Like" the song on Facebook. If desired, add a

comment in the comments field.

To view your shared music 1 Open the WALKMAN home screen, then tap Friends' music > My shares. 2 Scroll to an item that you want to open, then tap it. All comments about the item,

if any, are displayed.

Enhancing the sound

To improve the sound quality using the Equalizer 1 When a song is playing in the "WALKMAN" application, tap . 2 Tap Settings > Sound effects > Sound enhancements. 3 To adjust the sound manually, drag the frequency band buttons up or down. To

adjust the sound automatically, tap and select a style.

To turn on the surround sound 1 When the "WALKMAN" application is open, tap . 2 Tap Settings > Sound effects > Sound enhancements > Settings > Surround

sound (VPT). 3 Select a setting, then tap OK to confirm.

Visualizer The Visualizer adds visual effects to your songs as you play them. The effects for each song are based on the characteristics of the music. They change, for example, in response to changes in the musics volume, rhythm, and frequency level. You can also change the background theme.

To turn on the Visualizer 1 In the "WALKMAN" application, tap . 2 Tap Visualizer.

Tap the screen to switch to full-screen view.

To change the background theme 1 In the "WALKMAN" application, tap . 2 Tap Visualizer. 3 Tap > Theme and select a theme.

Recognizing music with TrackID Use the TrackID music recognition service to identify a music track you hear playing in your surroundings. Just record a short sample of the song and youll get artist, title, and album info within seconds. You can purchase tracks identified by TrackID and you can view TrackID charts to see what TrackID users around the globe are searching for. For best results, use TrackID technology in a quiet area.

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1 View TrackID options

2 View current music charts

3 View the search result history

4 Record and identify music

The TrackID application and the TrackID service are not supported in all countries/regions, or by all networks and/or service providers in all areas.

To identify music using TrackID technology 1 From your Home screen, tap 2 Find and tap TrackID, then hold your device towards the music source. 3 Tap . If the track is recognized by the TrackID service, the results appear

on the screen.

To return to the TrackID start screen, press .

To view TrackID charts Open the TrackID application, then tap Charts. A chart from your own region

is shown.

To view TrackID charts from another region 1 Open the TrackID application, then tap Charts. 2 Tap > Regions, then select a country or region.

To buy a track recognized by the TrackID application 1 After a track has been recognized by the TrackID application, tap Download. 2 Follow the instructions in your device to complete your purchase.

You can also select a track to buy by opening the History or Charts tabs from the TrackID start screen.

To share a track 1 After a track has been recognized by the TrackID application, tap Share, then

select a sharing method. 2 Follow the instructions on your device to complete the procedure.

To view artist information for a track After a track has been recognized by the TrackID application, tap Artist info.

To delete a track from the track history 1 Open the TrackID application, then tap History. 2 Tap a track title, then tap Delete. 3 Tap Yes to confirm.

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Music Unlimited online service Music Unlimited is a subscription-based service that offers access to millions of songs over a mobile network or Wi-Fi connection. You can manage and edit your personal music library in the cloud from a variety of devices, or sync your playlists and music using a PC that runs the Windows operating system. Go to www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com for more information.

Sony Entertainment Network with Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited is not available in every market. Separate subscription required. Additional terms and conditions apply.

To get started with Music Unlimited 1 Open the WALKMAN home screen. 2 Tap Music Unlimited, then follow the on-screen instructions to get started with

the Music Unlimited service.

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FM radio

Listening to the radio The FM radio in your device works like any FM radio. For example, you can browse and listen to FM radio stations and save them as favorites. You must connect a wired headset or headphones to your device before you can use the radio. This is because the headset or headphones act as an antenna. After one of these devices is connected, you can then switch the radio sound to the speaker, if desired.

1 Favorites list

2 Radio on/off button

3 View menu options

4 Tuned frequency

5 Save or remove a channel as a favorite

6 Tuning dial

7 Move left the frequency band to search for a channel

8 Move right the frequency band to search for a channel

9 A saved favorite channel

To listen to the FM radio 1 Connect a headset or a set of headphones to your device. 2 From your Home screen, tap . 3 Find and tap FM radio . The available channels appear as you scroll through

the frequency band.

When you start the FM radio, available channels appear automatically. If a channel has RDS information, it appears a few seconds after you start listening to the channel.

To move between radio channels Drag the frequency band left or right.

To start a new search for radio channels 1 When the radio is open, press . 2 Tap Search for channels. The radio scans the whole frequency band, and all

available channels are displayed.

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To switch the radio sound to the speaker 1 When the radio is open, press . 2 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 1 While the song is playing on your device's FM radio, press , then select

TrackID. 2 A progress indicator appears while the TrackID application samples the song.

If successful, you are presented with a track result, or a list of possible tracks. 3 Press to return the FM Radio.

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.

Favorite radio channels

To save a channel as a favorite 1 When the radio is open, navigate to the channel that you want to save as a

favorite. 2 Tap . 3 Enter a name and select a color for the channel, then press Save.

To listen to a favorite radio channel 1 Tap . 2 Select an option.

To remove a channel as a favorite 1 When the radio is open, navigate to the channel that you want to remove. 2 Tap , then tap Delete.

Sound settings

To switch between mono and stereo sound mode 1 When the radio is open, press . 2 Tap Enable stereo sound. 3 To listen to the radio in mono sound mode again, press and tap Force mono

sound.

To select the radio region 1 When the radio is open, press . 2 Tap Set radio region. 3 Select an option.

To adjust the Visualizer 1 When the radio is open, tap . 2 Tap Visualizer. 3 Select an option.

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Camera

Taking photos and recording videos

1 Zoom in or out

2 Main camera screen

3 Camera key Activate the camera/Take photos/Record videos

4 View photos and videos

5 Take photos or record video clips

6 Go back a step or exit the camera

7 Capturing mode settings icon

8 Camera settings icon and shortcut icons

9 Front camera

To take a photo from the lock screen

1 To activate the screen, briefly press the power key . 2 To activate the camera, swipe to the left in the upper part of the screen. 3 After the camera opens, tap .

To take a photo using the camera key 1 Activate the camera. 2 Press the camera key fully down.

To take a photo by tapping the on-screen camera button 1 Activate the camera. 2 Point the camera toward the subject. 3 Tap the on-screen camera button . The photo is taken as soon as you release

your finger.

To take a self-portrait using the front camera 1 Activate the camera. 2 Tap . 3 To take the photo, press the camera key. The photo is taken as soon as you

release your finger.

To use the still camera flash 1 When the camera is open, tap . 2 Select your desired flash setting. 3 Take the photo.

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To record a video using the camera key 1 Activate the camera. 2 Tap , and select . 3 If the video camera is not selected, tap . 4 To start recording a video, press the camera key. 5 To stop recording, press the camera key again.

To record a video by tapping the screen 1 Activate the camera. 2 Point the camera toward the subject. 3 Tap to start recording. 4 Tap to stop recording.

This function is only available in Superior auto capturing mode.

To view your photos and videos 1 Activate the camera, then tap a thumbnail to open a photo or video. 2 Flick left or right to view your photos and videos.

To delete a photo or recorded video 1 Browse to the photo or video that you want to delete. 2 Tap the screen to make appear. 3 Tap . 4 Tap Delete to confirm.

Face detection You can use face detection to bring an off-center face into focus. The camera automatically detects up to five faces, indicated by white frames. A yellow frame shows which face has been selected for focus. Focus is set to the face closest to the camera. You can also tap one of the frames to select which face should be in focus.

To turn on face detection 1 Activate the camera. 2 Tap , then select . 3 Tap , then tap . 4 Tap Focus mode > Face detection.

To take a photo using face detection 1 When the camera is open and Face detection turned on, point the camera at

your subject. Up to five faces can be detected, and each detected face is framed.

2 Press the camera key halfway down. A yellow frame shows which face is in focus.

3 To take the photo, press the camera key fully down.

Using Smile Shutter to capture smiling faces Use Smile Shutter technology to photograph a face just as it smiles. The camera detects up to five faces and selects one face for smile detection and auto focus. When the selected face smiles, the camera automatically takes a photo.

To turn on Smile Shutter 1 Activate the camera. 2 Tap , then tap 3 Tap Smile Shutter and select a smile level.

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To take a photo using Smile Shutter 1 When the camera is open and Smile Shutter is turned on, point the camera at

your subject. The camera selects which face to focus on. 2 The face selected appears inside a colored frame and the photo is taken

automatically. 3 If no smile is detected, press the camera key to take the photo manually.

Adding the geographical position to your photos Turn on geotagging to add the approximate geographical location (a geotag) to photos when you take them. The geographical location is determined either by wireless networks (mobile or Wi-Fi networks) or GPS technology. When appears on the camera screen, geotagging is turned on but the geographical position has not been found. When appears, geotagging is turned on and the geographical location is available, so your photo can get geotagged. When neither of these two symbols appear, geotagging is turned off.

To turn on geotagging 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Tap Settings > Location services. 3 Drag the slider beside Access to my location to the right. 4 Activate the camera. 5 Tap , then tap . 6 Drag the slider beside Geotagging to the right. 7 Tap OK.

General camera settings

Capturing mode settings overview

Superior auto Optimize your settings to suit any scene.

Manual Adjust camera settings manually.

Picture effect Apply effects to photos.

Sweep Panorama Use this setting to take wide-angle, panoramic photos. Just press the camera key and move the camera steadily from one side to the other.

Quick launch Use Quick launch settings to launch the camera when the screen is locked.

Launch only When this setting is activated, you can launch the camera when the screen is locked by pressing and holding down the camera key.

Launch and capture When this setting is activated, you can launch the camera and capture a photo automatically when the screen is locked by pressing and holding down the camera key.

Launch and record video When this setting is activated, you can launch the camera and start capturing video when the screen is locked by pressing and holding down the camera key.

Off

Geotagging Tag photos with details of where you took them.

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Touch capture Identify a particular focus area by touching the camera screen with your finger. The photo is taken as soon as you release your finger. This setting is only available when focus mode is set to touch focus.

Shutter sound Choose whether to turn on or turn off the shutter sound when you record a video.

Data storage You can choose to save your data either to a removable SD card or to your device's internal storage.

Internal storage Photos or videos are saved on the device memory.

SD card Photos or videos are saved on the SD card.

White balance This function adjusts the color balance according to the lighting conditions. The white balance setting icon is available on the camera screen.

Auto Adjusts the color balance automatically to suit the lighting conditions.

Incandescent Adjusts the color balance for warm lighting conditions, such as under light bulbs.

Fluorescent Adjusts the color balance for fluorescent lighting.

Daylight Adjusts the color balance for sunny outdoor conditions.

Cloudy Adjusts the color balance for a cloudy sky.

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

Still camera settings

To adjust the still camera settings 1 Activate the camera. 2 To display all settings, tap . 3 Select the setting you want to adjust, then edit as desired.

Still camera settings overview

Resolution Choose between several picture sizes and aspect ratios before taking a photo. A photo with a higher resolution requires more memory.

32642448(4:3) 8 megapixel picture size with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on non- widescreen displays or print in high resolution.

31041746(16:9) 5 megapixel picture size with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on non- widescreen displays or print in high resolution.

16321224(4:3) 2 megapixel picture size with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on non- widescreen displays.

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19201080(16:9) 2 megapixel picture size with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on widescreen displays.

Self timer With the self-timer you can take a photo without holding the device. Use this function to take self-portraits, or group photos where everyone can be in the photo. You can also use the self-timer to avoid shaking the camera when taking photos.

On (10 sec.) Set a 10-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the photo is taken.

On (2 sec.) Set a 2-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the photo is taken.

Off The photo is taken as soon as you tap the camera screen.

Smile Shutter Use the Smile Shutter function to determine what kind of smile the camera reacts to before taking a photo.

Focus mode The focus function controls which part of a photo should be sharp. When continuous autofocus is on, the camera keeps adjusting focus so that the area within the yellow focus frame stays sharp.

Single autofocus The camera automatically focuses on the selected subject. Continuous autofocus is on. 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.

Multi autofocus The focus is automatically set on several areas of the image. 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. Continuous autofocus is off.

Face detection The camera automatically detects up to five human faces, indicated by frames on the screen. The camera automatically focuses on the nearest face. You can also select which face to focus on by tapping it on the screen. When you tap the camera screen, a blue frame shows which face is selected and in focus. Face detection cannot be used for all scene types. Continuous autofocus is on.

Touch focus 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.

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

ISO You can reduce image blurring caused by dark conditions or moving subjects by increasing the ISO sensitivity.

Auto Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically.

100 Sets the ISO sensitivity to 100.

200 Sets the ISO sensitivity to 200.

400 Sets the ISO sensitivity to 400.

800

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Sets the ISO sensitivity to 800.

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

Metering This function automatically determines a well-balanced exposure by measuring the amount of light striking the image you want to capture.

Center Adjusts the exposure to the center of the image.

Average Calculates the exposure based on the amount of light striking the whole image.

Spot Adjusts the exposure in a very small part of the image that you want to capture.

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

Image stabilizer When taking a photo, it can be difficult to hold the device steady. The stabilizer 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.

5 seconds The preview of the photo or video appears for 5 seconds after you shoot it.

3 seconds The preview of the photo or video appears for 3 seconds after you shoot it.

Edit The photo or video opens for editing after you shoot it.

Off The photo or video is saved after you shoot it, and no preview appears.

Flash Use the flash to take photos when lighting conditions are poor or when there is a backlight. The following options are available when you tap the flash icon in the camera screen:

Auto The camera automatically determines if the lighting conditions require the use of a flash.

Fill flash Use this setting when the background is brighter than the subject. This removes unwanted dark shadows.

Red-eye reduction Reduces the red color of eyes when taking a photo.

Off The flash is turned off. Sometimes photo quality can be better without the flash, even if lighting conditions are poor. Taking a good photo without using the flash requires a steady hand. Use the self-timer to avoid blurred photos.

Flashlight A torch or camera light is turned on when you take photos.

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Video camera settings

To adjust the video camera settings 1 Activate the camera. 2 Tap one of the settings icons on the screen. 3 To display all settings, tap . 4 Select the setting that you want to adjust, then make your changes.

Video camera settings overview

Video resolution Adjust the video resolution for different formats.

Full HD 19801080(16:9) Full HD (Full High Definition) format with 16:9 aspect ratio. 19801080 pixels.

HD 1280720(16:9) HD (High Definition) format with 16:9 aspect ratio. 1280720 pixels.

MMS Record videos suitable for sending in multimedia messages. The recording time of this video format is limited to fit in a multimedia message.

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

Self timer With the self-timer you can record a video without holding the device. Use it to record group videos where everyone can be in the video. You can also use the self-timer to avoid shaking the camera when recording videos.

On (10 sec.) Set a 10-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the video begins to record.

On (2 sec.) Set a 2-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the video begins to record.

Off The video begins to record as soon as you tap the camera screen.

Focus mode The focus setting controls which part of a video should be sharp. When continuous autofocus is on, the camera keeps adjusting focus so that the area within the white focus frame stays sharp.

Single autofocus The camera automatically focuses on the selected subject. Continuous autofocus is on.

Face detection The camera automatically detects up to five human faces, indicated by frames on the screen. The camera automatically focuses on the nearest face. You can also select which face to focus on by tapping it on the screen. When you tap the camera screen, a yellow frame shows which face is selected and in focus. Face detection cannot be used for all scene types. Continuous autofocus is on.

Object tracking When you select an object by touching it in the viewfinder, the camera tracks it for you.

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

Metering This function automatically determines a well-balanced exposure by measuring the amount of light striking the image you want to capture.

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Center Adjusts the exposure to the center of the image.

Average Calculates the exposure based on the amount of light striking the whole image.

Spot Adjusts the exposure in a very small part of the image that you want to capture.

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

Microphone Select whether to pick up the surrounding sound when recording videos.

Flash Use the flash light to record videos when lighting conditions are poor or when there is a backlight. The video flash icon is only available on the video camera screen. Note that the video quality can sometimes be better without a light even if lighting conditions are poor.

On

Off

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Album

Viewing photos and videos Use the Pictures tab in the Album application to view photos and play videos that youve 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.

1 View photos and videos in the Pictures tab

2 View photos and videos in the My albums tab

3 View menu options

4 The date of items in the group

5 Tap a photo or video to view it

6 Scroll up or down to view content

To view photos and videos 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Album. 3 Tap a photo or video to view it. 4 Flick left to view the next photo or video. Flick right to view the previous photo or

video.

If the screen orientation does not change automatically when you turn your device sideways, mark the Auto-rotate screen checkbox under Settings > Display.

To change the size of the thumbnails When viewing thumbnails of photos and videos in Album, spread two fingers

apart to zoom in, or pinch two fingers together to zoom out.

To zoom a photo When you are viewing a photo, spread two fingers apart to zoom in, or pinch two

fingers together to zoom out.

To watch a slideshow of your photos 1 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. 2 Tap a photo to end the slideshow.

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To watch a slideshow of your photos with music 1 When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap

> SensMe slideshow. 2 Select the music and theme that you want to use for the slideshow, then tap .

The Album application analyses your photos and uses SensMe music data to play a slideshow.

3 To pause playing, tap the screen to display the controls, then tap .

To play a video 1 Open the Pictures tab or the My albums tab in Album. 2 Using grid view or list view, locate the video that you want to open. 3 Tap the video to play it. 4 If the playback controls are not displayed, tap the screen to display them. To

hide the controls, tap the screen again.

To pause a video 1 When a video is playing, tap the screen to display the controls. 2 Tap .

To fast forward and rewind a video 1 When a video is playing, tap the screen to display the controls. 2 Drag the progress bar marker left to rewind, or right to fast forward.

To adjust the volume of a video Press the volume key.

Sharing and managing photos and videos You can share photos and videos that youve stored on your device. You can also manage them in different ways. For example, you can work with photos in batches, delete photos and link them to contacts.

You might not be able to copy, send, or transfer copyright-protected items. Also, some items may not send if the file size is too large.

To share a photo or video 1 In Album, find and tap the photo or video that you want to share. 2 Tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap . 3 Tap the application that you want to use to share the photo, then follow the

steps to send it.

To use a photo as a contact picture 1 When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap

> Use as > Contact picture. 2 If asked, select Contacts > Just once, then select a contact.

To use a photo as wallpaper 1 When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap

> Use as > Wallpaper. 2 Follow the instructions on the screen.

To rotate a photo 1 When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap . 2 Select Rotate. The photo is saved in the new orientation.

To delete a photo or video 1 When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap

. 2 Tap Delete.

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To work with batches of photos or videos in Album 1 When viewing thumbnails of photos and videos in Album, tap , then tap Select

items. 2 Tap the items that you want to work with. Selected items are indicated by a blue

frame. 3 Use the tools in the toolbars to work with your selected items.

To activate selection mode, you can also touch and hold an item until its frame turns blue. Then you can tap other items to select them.

Analyzing photos with faces in Album You can analyze any photos on your device that feature people's faces. Once activated, the photo analysis feature stays on, and new photos get analyzed as they are added. After running an analysis, you can then group all photos of the same person in one folder.

To turn on the photo analysis feature 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Album > My albums > Faces. 3 All photos on your device get analyzed and grouped in the Unnamed faces

folder accordingly.

To name a face 1 In the Faces tile, tap the Unnamed faces folder, then browse to the Other

faces folder and choose the face that you want to name. 2 Tap Add name. 3 Type a name, then tap Done > Add as new person.

To edit a face name 1 When you are viewing a face in full-screen view, tap the screen to display the

toolbars, then tap > Edit name tags. 2 Tap OK. 3 Tap the name of the face that you want to edit. 4 Edit the name, then tap Done >Add as new person.

Editing photos with the Photo editor application You can edit and apply effects to original photos that youve taken with your camera. For example, you can change the light effects. After you save the edited photo, the original unchanged version of the photo remains on your device.

To edit a photo When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap

.

To crop a photo 1 When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap

. 2 If prompted, select Photo editor > Just once. 3 Tap > Crop. 4 Tap to select an option. 5 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. 6 To resize all sides of the crop frame at the same time, touch and hold one of the

four corners to make the squares at the edges disappear, then drag the corner accordingly.

7 To move the crop frame to another area of the photo, touch and hold inside the frame, then drag it to the desired position.

8 Tap Apply Crop. 9 To save a copy of the photo as you cropped it, tap Save.

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To apply special effects to a photo 1 When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap

. 2 If prompted, select Photo editor > Just once. 3 Tap , then select an option. 4 To save a copy of the edited photo, tap Save.

To improve a photo using advanced settings 1 When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap

. 2 If prompted, select Photo editor > Just once. 3 Tap , then select an option. 4 To save a copy of the edited photo, tap Save.

To adjust the light settings for a photo 1 When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap

. 2 If prompted, select Photo editor > Just once. 3 Tap , then select an option. 4 To save a copy of the edited photo, tap Save.

To set the saturation level of colors in a photo 1 When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap

. 2 If prompted, select Photo editor > Just once. 3 Tap , then select an option. 4 To save a copy of the edited photo, tap Save.

Photo albums The My albums tab in the Album application gathers together all your photo albums, including albums of photos and videos taken with the camera as well as content that you share online via services such as PlayMemories, Picasa, and Facebook. Once you are logged in to such services, you can manage content, comment on photos and videos, and view comments from friends. From the Album application, you can also add geotags to photos, perform basic editing tasks, and use methods such as Bluetooth wireless technology, email, and messaging to share content.

1 View photos and videos using the PlayMemories online service

2 View photos and videos on Facebook

3 View photos and videos in Picasa

4 View photos using the Flickr online service

5 View all photos and videos taken with your devices camera

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6 View all photos and videos saved to your device's internal storage

7 View your photos in globe mode

8 View your photos on a map

9 View all photos and videos saved to the removable memory card

10 View all photos with faces

The PlayMemories online service is not available in all countries or regions.

To view photos from online services in Album 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Album > My albums. 3 Tap the desired online service. 4 Tap Connect. All available online albums that you have uploaded to the service

are displayed. 5 Tap any album to view its content, then tap a photo in the album. 6 Flick left to view the next photo or video. Flick right to view the previous photo or

video.

To view and add comments to online album content 1 When viewing a photo from an online album, tap the screen to display the

toolbars, then tap to view the comments. 2 Enter your comments in the input field, then tap Post.

To "Like" a photo or video on Facebook While viewing a photo or video from one of your Facebook albums, tap the

screen to display the toolbars, then tap to show that you "Like" the item on Facebook.

Viewing your photos on a map Adding location information to photos is referred to as geotagging. You can view and tag your photos on a map and show friends and family where you were when you took a particular photo. See Adding the geographical position to your photos on page 68 for more information.

If you have turned on location detection and activated geotagging in the camera, you can tag your photos directly for map viewing at a later stage.

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1 Search a location on the map.

2 View menu options.

3 A group of photos and/or videos geotagged with the same location.

4 Double tap to zoom in. Pinch to zoom out. Drag to view different parts of the map.

5 Thumbnails of the selected group of photos and/or videos. Tap an item to view it in full screen.

If several photos were taken at the same location, only one of them appears on the map. The total number of photos appears in the top right corner, for example, . To view all photos in the group, tap the cover photo and then tap one of the thumbnails at the bottom of the screen.

To add a geotag to a photo 1 When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap

Tap to set location to open the map screen. 2 Find and tap the desired location to put the photo on the map. 3 To adjust the location of the photo, tap the location on the map where you want

to move the photo to. 4 When you are done, tap OK to save the geotag and return to the photo viewer.

To view geotagged photos on a map 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Album > My albums > Maps. 3 Tap a photo to view it in full screen.

To view geotagged photos on a globe 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Album > My albums > Globe. 3 Tap a photo to view it in full screen.

To change the geotag of a photo 1 When viewing a photo on the map in Album, touch and hold the photo until its

frame turns blue, then tap the desired location on the map. 2 Tap OK.

To change the map view When viewing the map in Album, tap , then select Classic view or Satellite view.

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Movies

Watching videos in the Movies application Use the Movies application to play movies and other video content that youve saved or downloaded to your device. The Movies application also helps you get poster art, plot summaries, genre info, and director details for each movie. You can also play your movies on other devices that are connected to the same network.

Videos taken with your device's camera are displayed in the Album application, not in the Movies application.

Some video files may not be playable in the Movies application.

Overview of Movies

1 Open the Video Unlimited application

2 View menu options

3 Tap to play your most recently watched video

4 Browse all videos downloaded or saved to your device

5 Tap to play saved or downloaded video files

6 Tap to view all videos in Video Unlimited

7 Tap to view details of a video in Video Unlimited

Sony Entertainment Network with Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited is not available in every market. Separate subscription required. Additional terms and conditions apply.

To play a video in Movies 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Movies. 2 Find and tap the video that you want to play. If the video is not displayed on the

screen, tap All in the My Collection tab, then find and tap the video that you want to play.

3 To display or hide the controls, tap the screen. 4 To pause playing, tap . To resume playing, tap . 5 To rewind, drag the progress bar marker to the left. To fast forward, drag the

progress bar marker to the right.

To play a video on an external device

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1 When the video is playing, tap the screen to display all the controls. 2 Tap > Throw. 3 Select an external device on which to play the video. If there is no external

device available, follow the on-screen instructions to add one.

To change settings in Movies 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Movies. 2 Tap , then change the settings as desired.

To change the sound settings while a video is playing 1 While a video is playing, tap the screen to display the controls. 2 Tap , then tap Sound settings. 3 Mark the checkboxes for the sound settings that you want to activate. 4 When you're finished, tap OK.

To share a video 1 When a video is playing, tap , then tap Share. 2 In the menu that opens, tap the application that you want to use to share the

selected video, then follow the relevant steps to send it.

Transferring video content to your device Before you start using the Movies application, its a good idea to transfer movies, TV shows, and other video content to your device from other devices, such as a computer. There are several ways to transfer your content:

Connect your device to a computer using a USB cable and drag and drop the video files directly using the file manager application on the computer. See Connecting your device to a computer on page 95.

If you have a PC, use the Media Go application from Sony to organize content and transfer video files to your device via the PC. Learn more and download the Media Go application.

If your computer is an Apple Mac, you can use Sony Bridge for Mac to transfer video files from iTunes to your device. Learn more and download Sony Bridge for Mac.

Managing video content

To get movie information manually 1 Make sure your device has an active data connection. 2 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Movies. 3 Tap All in the My Collection tab to browse to the thumbnail of a file that you

want to get information about. 4 Touch and hold the thumbnail for the video, then tap Search for info. 5 If prompted, allow your device to download video details using your mobile data

connection. 6 In the search field, enter keywords for the video, then tap the confirm key on the

keyboard. All matches are displayed in a list. 7 Select a search result, then tap Done. The download of the information begins.

You can get information about newly added videos automatically every time the Movies application opens if you mark the Get video details checkbox under Settings. Data transmission charges may apply.

If the downloaded information is not correct, search again using different keywords.

To clear information about a video 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Movies. 2 Tap All in the My Collection tab to browse to the video that you want to edit. 3 Touch and hold the video thumbnail, then tap Clear info.

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To delete a video 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Movies. 2 Tap All in the My Collection tab to browse to the video that you want to delete. 3 Touch and hold the video thumbnail, then tap Delete from the list that appears. 4 Tap Delete again to confirm.

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Video Unlimited

Video Unlimited service Use the Video Unlimited service to rent and buy movies or TV shows that you can view not only on your Android device, but also on a PC, PlayStation Portable (PSP), PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita. Select your pick from the latest Hollywood releases, action movies, comedies, classics, and a range of other categories. You need to create a Video Unlimited account if you want to buy or rent movies through the Video Unlimited service. If you already have a PlayStation network account or a Sony Entertainment Network account, then you can use that account instead.

Sony Entertainment Network with Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited is not available in every market. Separate subscription required. Additional terms and conditions apply.

To get started with Video Unlimited 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap . 3 If you are starting Video Unlimited for the first time, tap Continue in the

Welcome screen and enter your birth date if required, then tap Continue again to go to the main screen of Video Unlimited.

4 Tap > Sign In, then follow the on-screen instructions to sign in to your account, or create a new account, to buy or rent movies.

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Web browser

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 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap . 3 Enter a search term or web address in the search and address field, then tap

Go on the keyboard.

Web browser overview

1 Search and address field

2 Refresh the page

3 Access browser tabs

4 View help and options

5 Go back a page in the browser history

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Connectivity

Connecting to wireless networks You can access the Internet wirelessly from your device using Wi-Fi technology. This way you can browse the web and share media files over the same Wi-Fi network with other DLNA Certified devices, for example, TVs and computers. If your company or organization has a virtual private network (VPN), you can connect to this network using your device. You can use a VPN to access intranets and other internal services at your company.

Before using Wi-Fi To browse the Internet using a Wi-Fi connection, you need to search for and connect to an available Wi-Fi network, and then open the Internet browser. The signal strength of the Wi-Fi network may differ depending on your device's location. Move closer to the Wi-Fi access point to increase the signal strength.

To turn on Wi-Fi 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings. 3 Drag the slider beside Wi-Fi to the right to turn on the Wi-Fi function.

It may take a few seconds before Wi-Fi is enabled.

To connect to a Wi-Fi network automatically 1 Make sure the Wi-Fi function is turned on. 2 Drag the status bar downward, then tap . 3 Tap Wi-Fi. All available Wi-Fi networks are displayed. 4 Tap a Wi-Fi network to connect to it. For secured networks, enter the relevant

password. is displayed in the status bar once you are connected.

Tap and then tap Scan to search for new available networks.

To connect to another Wi-Fi network 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi. Detected Wi-Fi networks are displayed. 3 Tap another Wi-Fi network to connect to it.

To scan for Wi-Fi networks manually 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi. 3 Press , then tap Scan. 4 To connect to a Wi-Fi network, tap the network name.

To add a Wi-Fi network manually 1 Make sure the Wi-Fi function is turned on. 2 Drag the status bar downward, then tap . 3 Tap Wi-Fi. 4 Tap . 5 Enter the Network SSID information. 6 To select a security type, tap the Security field. 7 If required, enter a password. 8 Tap Save.

Contact your Wi-Fi network administrator to get the Network SSID and password.

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Advanced Wi-Fi settings

Wi-Fi network status When you are connected to a Wi-Fi network or when there are Wi-Fi networks available in your vicinity, it is possible to see the status of these Wi-Fi networks. You can also enable your device to notify you whenever an open Wi-Fi network is detected.

To enable Wi-Fi network notifications 1 Turn on Wi-Fi, if it is not already on. 2 From your Home screen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi. 4 Press . 5 Tap Advanced. 6 Mark the Network notification checkbox.

To view detailed information about a connected Wi-Fi network 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi. 3 Tap the Wi-Fi network that you are currently connected to. Detailed network

information is displayed.

Wi-Fi sleep policy By adding a Wi-Fi sleep policy, you can specify when to switch from Wi-Fi to mobile data.

If you are not connected to a Wi-Fi network, your device uses a mobile data connection to access the Internet (if you have set up and enabled a mobile data connection on your device).

To add a Wi-Fi sleep policy 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi. 3 Press . 4 Tap Advanced. 5 Tap Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep. 6 Select an option.

Wi-Fi Direct Use Wi-Fi Direct to connect to other devices directly, without joining a traditional home, office or hotspot network. For example, you can enable your device to be connected directly to a computer so that you can access content from your device on the computer. The devices that you share content with must have Wi-Fi Direct certification.

To turn on Wi-Fi Direct 1 Make sure your device has the Wi-Fifunction turned on. 2 From your Home screen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi. 4 Tap > Wi-Fi Direct.

Sharing your mobile data connection You can share your device's mobile data connection with a single computer using a USB cable. This process is called USB tethering. You can also share your device's data connection with up to eight other devices at once by turning your device into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot. When your device's mobile data connection is successfully

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shared, the sharing devices can use your device's data connection, for example, to surf the Internet, download applications, or send and receive emails.

You may need to prepare your computer to establish a network connection via USB cable. Go to www.android.com/tether to get the most current information.

To share your data connection using a USB cable 1 Deactivate all USB cable connections to your device. 2 Using the USB cable that came with your device, connect your device to a

computer. 3 From your Home screen, tap . 4 Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot. 5 Mark the USB tethering checkbox, then tap OK if prompted. is displayed in

the status bar once you are connected. 6 To stop sharing your data connection, unmark the USB tethering checkbox or

disconnect the USB cable.

You cannot share your device's data connection and SD card over a USB cable at the same time.

To use your device as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot. 3 Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings > Configure Wi-Fi hotspot. 4 Enter the Network SSID information. 5 To select a security type, tap the Security field. If required, enter a password. 6 Tap Save. 7 Tap and mark the Portable Wi-Fi hotspot checkbox. 8 If prompted, tap OK to confirm. appears in the status bar once the portable

Wi-Fi hotspot is active. 9 To stop sharing your data connection via Wi-Fi, unmark the Portable Wi-Fi

hotspot checkbox.

To rename or secure your portable hotspot 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot. 3 Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings > Configure Wi-Fi hotspot. 4 Enter the Network SSID for the network. 5 To select a security type, tap the Security field. 6 If required, enter a password. 7 Tap Save.

Virtual private networks (VPNs) Use your device to connect to virtual private networks (VPNs), which allow you to access resources inside a secured local network from a public network. For example, VPN connections are commonly used by corporations and educational institutions for users who need to access intranets and other internal services when they are outside of the internal network, for example, when they are traveling. VPN connections can be set up in many ways, depending on the network. Some networks may require you to transfer and install a security certificate on your device. For detailed information on how to set up a connection to your virtual private network, please contact the network administrator of your company or organization.

To add a virtual private network 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > More > VPN. 3 Tap . 4 Select the type of VPN to add. 5 Enter your VPN settings. 6 Tap Save.

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To connect to a virtual private network 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > More > VPN. 3 In the list of available networks, tap the VPN you want to connect to. 4 Enter the required information. 5 Tap Connect.

To disconnect from a virtual private network 1 Drag the status bar downwards. 2 Tap the notification for the VPN connection to turn it off.

Sharing content with DLNA Certified devices You can view or play media content saved to your device on other devices such as, for example, a TV, or a computer. Such devices must be DLNA Certified by the Digital Living Network Alliance and all devices must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network in order for content to be shared. You can also view or play content from other DLNA Certified devices on your device. After you set up the sharing of content between devices, you can, for example, listen to music files stored on your home computer from your device, or view photos taken with your device's camera on a large-screen TV.

Playing files from DLNA Certified devices on your device When you play files from another DLNA Certified device on your device, this other device acts as a server. In other words, it shares content over a network. The server device must have its content sharing function enabled and give access permission to your device. It also must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your device.

To play a shared track on your device 1 Make sure the devices that you want to share files with are connected to the

same Wi-Fi network as your device. 2 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap WALKMAN. 3 Select a device from the list of connected devices. 4 Browse the folders of the connected device and select the track that you want to

play. The track starts playing automatically.

To play a shared video on your device 1 Make sure the devices that you want to share files with are connected to the

same Wi-Fi network as your device. 2 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Movies. 3 Select a device from the list of connected devices. 4 Browse the folders of the connected device and select the video that you want

to play.

To view a shared photo on your device 1 Make sure the devices that you want to share files with are connected to the

same Wi-Fi network as your device. 2 From your Home screen, tap . 3 Find and tap Album > My albums. All your available online albums and

connected devices are displayed. 4 Select a device from the list of connected devices. 5 Browse the folders of the connected device and select a photo to view it.

Preparing to play content from your device on DLNA Certified devices Before you can view or play media files from your device on other DLNA Certified devices, you must set up file sharing on your device. The devices that you share content with are called client devices. For example, a TV, computer or tablet can act as client devices. Your device works as a media server when it makes content

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available to client devices. When you set up file sharing on your device, you must also give access permission to client devices. After you do so, such devices appear as registered devices. Devices that are waiting for access permission are listed as pending devices.

To set up file sharing using the Connected devices feature[MR2] 1 Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network. 2 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 3 Tap , then tap Media server. 4 To turn on the Share media function, drag the slider. appears in the status

bar. Your device can now work as a media server. 5 Connect your computer or other devices to the same Wi-Fi network as your

device. 6 A notification appears in the status bar of your device. Open the notification and

set the relevant access permissions for other devices.

The instructions described above may differ depending on the client devices used. Refer to your client device User guide for more information. If the device cannot connect, check that your Wi-Finetwork is working.

You can also access the Media server menu under Settings > Xperia > Media server settings. If you close the Media server view, the file sharing function stays running in the background.

To stop sharing files with other DLNA Certified devices 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap , then tap Media server. 3 Drag the slider to turn off the Share media function.

To set access permissions for a pending device 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap , then tap Media server. 3 Select a device from the Pending devices list. 4 Select an access permission level.

To change the name of a registered device 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap , then tap Media server. 3 Select a device from the Registered devices list, then select Change name. 4 Enter a new name for the device.

To change the access level of a registered device 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap , then tap Media server. 3 Select a device from the Registered devices list. 4 Tap Change access level and select an option.

To get help about sharing content with other DLNA Certified devices 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap , then tap Media server. 3 Tap .

Playing files on a Digital Media Renderer device Using DLNA technology, you can push media content saved on your device to another device connected to the same Wi-Fi network. The other device must be able to function as a Digital Media Renderer (DMR) device, which means that it can render,

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or play, content received from your device. A DMR device can be, for example, a TV with DLNA function, or a PC running Windows 7 or higher.

The settings for enabling the Digital Media Renderer may vary depending on the device used. Refer to the user guide for the respective device for more detailed information.

Content with Digital Rights Management (DRM) cannot be played on a Digital Media Renderer device using DLNA technology.

To view photos or videos from your device on a DMR device 1 Ensure you have correctly set up the DMR device and that it is connected to the

same Wi-Fi network as your device. 2 From your Home screen, tap . 3 Find and tap Album. 4 Browse to and open the file that you want to view. 5 Tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap and select a DMR device to

share your content with. The selected files start playing in chronological order on the device that you select.

6 To disconnect from the DMR device, tap and select your device. The file stops playing on the DMR device but continues playing on your device.

You can also share a video from the Movies application on your device by tapping the video and then tapping .

To play a music track from your device on a DMR device 1 Make sure that you have correctly set up the DMR device and that it is

connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your device. 2 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap WALKMAN. 3 Select a music category and browse to the track that you want to share, then

tap the track. 4 Tap and select a DMR device to share your content with. The track plays

automatically on the device that you select. 5 To disconnect from the DMR device, tap and select your device. The track

stops playing on the DMR device but continues playing on your device.

NFC Use Near Field Communications (NFC) to share data with other devices, such as a video, photo, web page address, music file, or contact. You can also use NFC to scan tags that give you more information about a product or service as well as tags that activate certain functions on your device. NFC is a wireless technology with a maximum range of one centimeter, so the devices sharing data must be held close to each other. Before you can use NFC, you must first turn on the NFC function, and the screen of your device must be active.

NFC may not be available in all countries and/or regions.

To turn on the NFC function 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > More. 3 Mark the NFC checkbox.

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NFC detection area

The location of the NFC detection area is not the same on all devices. When sharing data with another device using NFC, refer to the User guide of the other device for more information.

To share a contact with another device using NFC 1 Make sure that both devices have the NFC function turned on, and that both

screens are active. 2 To view contacts, go to your Home screen, tap , then tap . 3 Tap the contact that you want to share. 4 Hold your device and the receiving device back to back so that the NFC

detection areas of each device touch each other. When the devices connect, they vibrate and play a short sound. A thumbnail of the contact appears.

5 Tap the thumbnail to start the transfer. 6 When the transfer is done, the contact information is displayed on the screen of

the receiving device and is also saved on the receiving device.

To share a music file with another device using NFC 1 Make sure that both your device and the receiving device have the NFC

function turned on, and that both screens are active. 2 To open the "WALKMAN" application, tap , then find and tap . 3 Select a music category and browse to the track you want to share. 4 Tap the track to play it. You can then tap to pause the track. The transfer

works whether the track is playing or paused. 5 Hold your device and the receiving device back to back so that the NFC

detection areas of each device touch each other. When the devices connect, they vibrate and play a short sound. A thumbnail of the track appears.

6 Tap the thumbnail to start the transfer. 7 When the transfer is done, the music file plays immediately on the receiving

device. At the same time, the file is saved on the receiving device.

You might not be able to copy, send, or transfer copyright-protected items.

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To share a photo or video with another device using NFC 1 Make sure that both devices have the NFC function turned on, and that both

screens are active. 2 To view photos and videos in your device, go to your Home screen, tap , then

find and tap Album. 3 Tap the photo or video that you want to share. 4 Hold your device and the receiving device back to back so that the NFC

detection areas touch each other. When the devices connect, they vibrate and play a short sound. A thumbnail of the photo or video appears.

5 Tap the thumbnail to start the transfer. 6 When the transfer is done, the photo or video is displayed on the screen of the

receiving device. At the same time, the item is saved on the receiving device.

You can also use NFC to share a video from the Movies application.

To share a web address with another device using NFC 1 Make sure that both devices have the NFC function turned on, and that both

screens are active. 2 From your Home screen, tap . 3 To open the web browser, find and tap . 4 Load the web page that you want to share. 5 Hold your device and the receiving device back to back so that the NFC

detection areas touch each other. When the devices connect, they vibrate and play a short sound. A thumbnail of the web page appears.

6 Tap the thumbnail to start the transfer. 7 When the transfer is done, the web page is displayed on the screen of the

receiving device.

Scanning NFC tags Your device can scan various kinds of NFC tags. For example, it can scan embedded tags on a poster, on a billboard advertisement, or beside a product in a retail store. You can receive additional information, such as a web address.

To scan an NFC tag 1 Make sure that your device has the NFC function turned on and that the screen

is active. 2 Place your device over the tag so that the NFC detection area touches it. Your

device scans the tag and displays the content collected. Tap the content of the tag to open it.

3 To open the tag, tap it.

Connecting to an NFC compatible device You can connect your device to other NFC compatible devices produced by Sony, such as a speaker or a headphone. When establishing this kind of connection, refer to the User guide of the compatible device for more information.

You may need to have Wi-Fi or Bluetooth activated on both devices for the connection to work.

Bluetooth wireless technology

Use the Bluetooth function to send files to other Bluetooth compatible devices, or to connect to hands-free accessories. Turn on the Bluetooth function in your device and create wireless connections to other Bluetooth compatible devices such as computers, hands-free accessories, and phones. Bluetooth connections work better within 33 feet (10 meters), with no solid objects in between. In some cases you have to manually pair your device with other Bluetooth devices.

Interoperability and compatibility among Bluetooth devices can vary.

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To turn on the Bluetooth function and make your device visible 1 Drag the status bar downward, then tap . 2 Tap the on-off switch beside Bluetooth to turn on the Bluetooth function. 3 Tap Bluetooth. Your device and a list of available Bluetooth devices appear. 4 Tap your device name to make your device visible to other Bluetooth devices.

To adjust your device's visibility time to other Bluetooth devices 1 Drag the status bar downward, then tap . 2 Find and tap Bluetooth. 3 Press and select Visibility timeout. 4 Select an option.

Naming your device You can give your device a name. This name is shown to other devices after you have turned on the Bluetooth function and your device is set to visible.

To give your device a name 1 Make sure the Bluetooth function is turned on. 2 Drag the status bar downward, then tap . 3 Find and tap Bluetooth. 4 Tap and select Rename phone. 5 Enter a name for your device. 6 Tap Rename.

Pairing with another Bluetooth device When you pair your device with another device, you can, for example, connect your device to a Bluetooth headset or a Bluetooth car kit and use these other devices to share music.

Once you pair your device with another Bluetooth device, your device remembers this pairing. When pairing your device with a Bluetooth device, you may need to enter a passcode. Your device will automatically try the generic passcode 0000. If this does not work, refer to the user guide for your Bluetooth device to get the device passcode. You do not need to re-enter the passcode the next time you connect to a previously paired Bluetooth device.

Some Bluetooth devices, for example, most Bluetooth headsets, require you to both pair and connect with the other device.

You can pair your device with several Bluetooth devices, but you can only connect to one Bluetooth profile at the same time.

To pair your device with another Bluetooth device 1 Make sure the device you want to pair your device with has the Bluetooth

function activated and is visible to other Bluetooth devices. 2 Drag the status bar downward, then tap . 3 Find and tap Bluetooth. All available Bluetooth devices appear in a list. 4 Tap the Bluetooth device that you want to pair with your device. 5 Enter a passcode, if required, or confirm the same passcode on both devices.

Your device and the Bluetooth device are now paired.

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To connect your device to another Bluetooth device 1 If you are connecting to a Bluetooth device that requires you to first pair your

device before connecting, follow the relevant steps to pair your device with that device.

2 Drag the status bar downward, then tap . 3 Find and tap Bluetooth. 4 Tap the Bluetooth device you want to connect your device to.

To unpair a Bluetooth device 1 Drag the status bar downward, then tap . 2 Find and tap Bluetooth. 3 Under Paired devices, tap beside the name of the device you want to unpair. 4 Tap Unpair.

Sending and receiving items using Bluetooth technology

Share items with other Bluetooth compatible devices such as phones or computers. You can send and receive several kinds of items using the Bluetooth function, such as:

Photos and videos Music and other audio files Contacts Web pages

To send items using Bluetooth

1 Receiving device: Make sure the Bluetooth function is turned on and that the device is visible to other Bluetooth devices.

2 Sending device: Open the application which contains the item that you want to send, and scroll to the item.

3 Depending on the application and on the item that you want to send, you may need to, for example, touch and hold the item, open the item, and press . Other ways to send an item may exist.

4 Select Bluetooth. 5 Turn on Bluetooth if you are asked to do so. 6 Tap the name of the receiving device. 7 Receiving device: If asked, accept the connection. 8 Sending device: If asked, confirm the transfer to the receiving device. 9 Receiving device: Accept the incoming item.

To receive items using Bluetooth

1 Make sure that the Bluetooth function is on and is visible to other Bluetooth

devices. 2 The sending device now starts sending data to your device. 3 If prompted, enter the same passcode on both devices, or confirm the

suggested passcode. 4 When you are notified of an incoming file to your device, drag the status bar

downward and tap the notification to accept the file transfer. 5 Tap Accept to start the file transfer. 6 To view the progress of the transfer, drag the status bar downward. 7 To open a received item, drag the status bar downward and tap the relevant

notification.

To view files you have received using Bluetooth

1 Drag the status bar downward, then tap . 2 Find and tap Bluetooth. 3 Press and select Show received files.

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Connecting your device to a computer Connect your device to a computer and start transferring pictures, music, and other types of files. The easiest ways to connect are using a USB cable or Bluetooth

wireless technology. When you connect your device to the computer using a USB cable, you are prompted to install software on the computer, for example, the PC Companion application on a PC or the Sony Bridge for Mac application on an Apple Mac computer. PC Companion and Sony Bridge for Mac help you access additional computer applications to transfer and organize media files, update your device, synchronize device content, and more.

You might not be able to transfer some copyright-protected material between your device and a computer.

Transferring and handling content using a USB cable Use a USB cable connection between a computer and your device for easy transfer and management of your files. Once the two devices are connected, you can drag and drop content between your device and the computer, or between your device's internal storage and SD card, using the computer's file explorer. If you're transferring music, video, pictures or other media files to your device, it's best to use the Media Go application on your computer. Media Go converts media files so that you can use them on your device.

To transfer content between your device and computer using a USB cable 1 Connect your device to a computer using a USB cable. Internal storage & SD

card connected appears in the status bar on the screen of your device. 2 Computer: Open Microsoft Windows Explorer from the desktop and wait

until your device's internal storage and your SD card appear as external disks in Microsoft Windows Explorer.

3 Computer: Drag and drop the desired files between your device and the computer.

To transfer content between internal storage and an SD card via USB 1 Connect your device to a computer using a USB cable. Internal storage & SD

card connected appears in the status bar on the screen of your device. 2 Computer: Open Microsoft Windows Explorer from the desktop and wait

until your device's internal storage and your SD card appear as external disks in Microsoft Windows Explorer.

3 Computer: Drag and drop the desired files between the device's internal storage and the SD card.

To transfer files directly from internal storage to an SD card in the device 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Storage > Transfer data to SD card. 3 Mark the file types you want to transfer to the SD card. 4 Tap Transfer.

The direct transfer method means that a USB cable connection to a computer is not necessary.

Transferring files using Media transfer mode via Wi-Fi

You can transfer files between your device and other MTP compatible devices, such as a computer, using a Wi-Fi connection. Before connecting, you first need to pair the two devices. If you're transferring music, video, pictures or other media files between your device and a computer, it's best to use the Media Go application on

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the computer. Media Go converts media files so that you can use them on your device.

In order to use this feature, you need a Wi-Fi enabled device that supports Media transfer, for example, a computer running Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7.

To pair your device wirelessly with a computer using Media transfer mode 1 Make sure Media transfer mode is enabled on your device. It is normally

enabled by default. 2 Connect your device to the computer using a USB cable. 3 Computer: Once the name of your device appears on the screen, click Network

configuration and follow the instructions to pair the computer. 4 When you are finished pairing, disconnect the USB cable from both devices.

The above instructions only work if Windows 7 is installed on your computer and the computer is connected to a Wi-Fi Access Point via a network cable.

To connect paired devices wirelessly in Media transfer mode[MR2] 1 Make sure Media transfer mode is enabled on your device. It is normally

enabled by default. 2 Drag the status bar downwards, then tap . 3 Tap Xperia > USB Connectivity. 4 Tap the paired device that you want to connect to under Trusted devices. 5 Tap Connect.

Make sure the Wi-Fi function is turned on.

To disconnect from connected device [MR2] 1 Drag the status bar downwards, then tap . 2 Tap Settings > Xperia > USB Connectivity. 3 Tap the paired device that you want to disconnect from under Trusted devices. 4 Tap Disconnect.

To remove from the paired host [MR2] 1 Drag the status bar downwards, then tap . 2 Tap Settings > Xperia > USB Connectivity. 3 Tap the paired device that you want to remove. 4 Tap Forget.

PC Companion PC Companion is a computer application that gives you access to additional features and services which help you transfer music, video, and pictures to and from your device. You can also use PC Companion to update your device and get the latest software version available. The installation files for PC Companion are saved on your device and the installation is launched from the device when you connect it to a computer via USB cable. You need an internet connected computer running one of the following operating systems to use the PC Companion application:

Microsoft Windows 7 Microsoft Windows 8 Microsoft Windows Vista Microsoft Windows XP (Service Pack 3 or higher)

To install PC Companion [MR2] 1 Make sure the Install software checkbox under Settings > Xperia > USB

Connectivity is marked. 2 Connect your device to a PC using a USB cable. 3 Device: Tap Install. 4 Computer: The PC Companion installer starts automatically after a few

seconds. Follow the on-screen instructions to install PC Companion.

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To start PC Companion 1 Make sure that PC Companion is installed on your PC. 2 Open the PC Companion application on the PC, then click Start to open one of

the features you want to use.

Media Go The Media Go computer application helps you transfer and manage media content in your device and computer. You can install and access Media Go from within the PC Companion application. You need one of these operating systems to use the Media Go application:

Microsoft Windows 7 Microsoft Windows Vista Microsoft Windows XP, Service Pack 3 or higher

To transfer content using the Media Go application 1 Connect your device to a computer using a supported USB cable. 2 Device: In the status bar, Internal storage connected appears. 3 Computer: Open the PC Companion application on the PC first. In

PC Companion, click Media Go to start the Media Go application. In some cases, you may have to wait for Media Go to install.

4 Using Media Go, drag and drop files between your computer and device.

Sony Bridge for Mac The Sony Bridge for Mac application helps you transfer music, video, picture or other kinds of media files between your device and an Apple Mac computer. You can also use the Sony Bridge for Mac application to manage files through a file browser, update your device software, and back up and restore content on your device. To use the Sony Bridge for Mac application, you must have an Internet-connected Apple Mac computer that runs MacOS version 10.6 or later.

To install Sony Bridge for Mac on an Apple Mac computer 1 Make sure the Install software checkbox under Settings > Xperia

Connectivity > USB Connectivity is marked. 2 Connect your device to an Apple Mac computer using a USB cable. 3 Device: Tap Install. 4 Computer: The Sony Bridge for Mac installer starts automatically after a few

seconds. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

To open the Sony Bridge for Mac application 1 Make sure that the Sony Bridge for Mac application is installed on the Apple

Mac computer. 2 Computer: Double-click the Sony Bridge for Mac application icon in the

Applications folder.

To transfer content using Sony Bridge for Mac 1 Using a USB cable, connect your device to an Apple Mac computer. 2 Computer: Open the Sony Bridge for Mac application. After a few moments,

The Sony Bridge for Mac application detects your device. 3 Computer: Drag and drop the desired files between your device and the Apple

Mac computer.

Connecting your device to a TV set using a cable Connect your device to a TV set and start viewing content saved in your device on a larger screen. When you connect your device to the TV set, the TV launcher

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application opens. This application helps you to play media files from your device on TVs and other devices.

You may have to purchase an MHL cable separately.

To view content from your device on a TV which supports MHL input 1 Connect your device to the TV using an MHL cable. appears in your device's

status bar after a connection is established. 2 The TV launcher application starts automatically. Follow the instructions to view

your media files on the TV.

To view content from your device on a TV which supports HDMI input 1 Connect your device to an MHL adaptor and connect the adaptor to a USB

power supply. 2 Connect the adaptor to a TV using a HDMI cable. appears in your device's

status bar after a connection is established. 3 The TV launcher application starts automatically. Follow the instructions to view

your media files on the TV.

To view help about using the TV remote control 1 While your device is connected to the TV set, drag the status bar downward to

open the Notification panel. 2 Tap MHL connected.

You can also press the yellow button on the TV remote control to open the Notification panel.

To disconnect your device from the TV set Disconnect the MHL cable or the MHL adaptor from your device.

Screen mirroring Use Screen mirroring to show the screen of your device on a TV or other large display without using a cable connection. Wi-Fi Direct technology creates a wireless connection between the two devices, so you can sit back and enjoy your favorite photos from the comfort of your couch. You can also use this feature to listen to music from your device via the TV's speakers.

Your TV must support screen mirroring based on Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast for the functionality described above to work. If your TV does not support screen mirroring, you need to purchase a wireless display adapter separately.

When using screen mirroring, the image quality may sometimes be negatively impacted if there is interference from other Wi-Fi networks.

To mirror the screen of your device on a TV screen 1 TV: Follow the instructions in the User guide for your TV to turn on the screen

mirroring function. 2 Your device: Drag the status bar downward, then tap . 3 Find and tap Xperia Connectivity > Screen mirroring. 4 Tap Turn on Screen mirroring and select a device.

When using screen mirroring, do not cover the Wi-Fi antenna area of your device.

Scanning barcodes with the NeoReader application

About scanning with the NeoReader application Use your device as a barcode scanner to find out more about items you scan. For example, you see a coat in a magazine ad and want to find the nearest retail outlet to buy it. If the ad contains a readable barcode, the NeoReader application uses this code to access mobile web content, such as a web page with more product

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information or a map of nearby outlets. NeoReader supports most standard barcode types.

To start the NeoReader application 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap NeoReader.

To scan a barcode 1 When the NeoReader application is open, hold your device over the barcode

until the complete barcode is visible in the viewfinder. 2 Your device automatically scans the barcode, and vibrates when the barcode is

recognized.

To enter a barcode manually 1 When the NeoReader application is open, tap . 2 Enter the numbers of the barcode in the text field, then tap GO!.

NeoReader application menu overview The following menu options are available in the NeoReader application:

Tap to open more options

Enter the barcode numbers manually. This option can be used if your camera has difficulty reading the barcode

View a list of previously scanned barcodes

View information about the NeoReader application. Read more about different barcode types, and about how to use NeoReader

Select your personal settings, such as language or country. This information is used to personalize barcode content. Also, you can select preferences for how you use the NeoReader application

Send a text message to invite a friend to download the NeoReader application

Smart Connect Use the Smart Connect application to set what happens in your device when you connect or disconnect an accessory. You can also use Smart Connect to set a specific action or a group of actions to launch on your device at certain times of the day. For example, when you connect your headset, you can create an event so that the following actions are launched on your device:

Between 7am and 9am, when you commute to work, the "WALKMAN" application starts, and the web browser opens the morning paper. The ring volume is set to vibrate.

On the way back from work, the FM radio starts, and a notes app opens showing your shopping list.

To start the Smart Connect application 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap .

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To create a Smart Connect event 1 Start the Smart Connection application. If you are opening Smart Connect for

the first time, tap OK to close the introduction screen. 2 On the Events tab, tap . 3 Give the event a name, then tap Create. 4 Under When, add either an accessory or a time interval, or both. 5 Under Do this, add what you want to happen in your device. 6 Under At the end, add what you want to happen when you disconnect the

accessory or when the time interval comes to an end. If both these conditions are set, the actions start either when you disconnect the accessory, or when the time interval comes to an end.

7 To save the event, press .

To add a Bluetooth accessory, you have to first pair it with your device.

To edit a Smart Connect event 1 Start the Smart Connection application. 2 On the Events tab, tap an event. 3 If the event is switched off, drag the slider to the right. 4 Adjust the settings as desired.

To remove an event, tap the events row, then tap > Delete event and tap Delete to confirm.

Managing devices Use the Smart Connect application to manage a range of smart accessories that you can connect to your device, including SmartTags, SmartWatch, and Smart Wireless Headset pro from Sony. Smart Connect downloads any necessary applications and also finds third-party applications, when available. Previously connected devices show in a list that allows you to get more information about the features of each device.

To pair and connect an accessory 1 Start the Smart Connection application. If you are opening Smart Connect for

the first time, tap OK to close the introduction screen. 2 Tap Devices, then tap . 3 Tap OK to start searching for devices. 4 In the search result list, tap the name of the device that you want to add.

To adjust the settings for a connected accessory 1 Pair and connect the accessory with your device. 2 Start the Smart Connection application. 3 Tap Devices, then tap the name of the connected accessory. 4 Adjust the desired settings.

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Synchronizing data on your device

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

To activate the auto-sync function 1 Drag the status bar downward, then tap . 2 Drag the slider beside Auto-sync to the right.

Synchronizing with Google services Synchronize your device with different Google services to keep your information up to date, regardless of which device you're using your Google account from. For example, you can synchronize your contacts, Gmail, and calendar data.

To set up a Google account for synchronization 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Tap Settings > Add account > Google. 3 Follow the registration wizard to create a Google account, or sign in if you

already have an account. 4 Tap your newly created Google account, then tap the items that you want to

synchronize.

To synchronize manually with your Google account 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Tap Settings > Google. 3 Tap the Google account that you want to synchronize. 4 Press , then tap Sync now.

To synchronize an application with a Google account 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Tap Settings > Google. 3 Tap the Google account that you want to synchronize with. A list appears of

applications that can be synchronized with the Google account. 4 Tap the application that you want to synchronize with the selected Google

account.

To synchronize the web browser data 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Tap Settings > Google. 3 Tap the Google account that you want to synchronize with, then tap Sync

Browser.

To remove a Google account 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Tap Settings > Google. 3 Tap the Google account you want to remove from the accounts list. 4 Press , then tap Remove account. 5 Tap Remove account again to confirm.

Synchronizing with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Using a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account, you can access your corporate email messages, calendar appointments, and contacts directly on your device. After

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setup, you can find your information in the Email, Calendar, and Contacts applications.

To set up corporate email, calendar, and contacts for synchronization 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Tap Settings > Add account > Exchange ActiveSync. 3 Enter your corporate email address and password. 4 Tap Next. Your device begins to retrieve your account information. If a failure

occurs, contact your corporate network administrator for more information, then enter the domain and server details for your account manually.

5 Tap OK to allow your corporate server to control your device. 6 Select what data you want to sync with your device, such as contacts and

calendar entries. 7 If desired, activate the device administrator to allow your corporate server to

control certain security features on your device. For example, you can allow your corporate server to set password rules and set storage encryption.

8 When the setup is done, enter a name for the corporate account.

To edit the setup of corporate email, calendar, and contacts 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Tap Email, then tap . 3 Tap Settings and select a corporate account. 4 Change the desired settings.

To set a synchronization interval for a corporate account 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Tap Email, then tap . 3 Tap Settings and select a corporate account. 4 Tap Check frequency and select an interval option.

To remove a corporate account 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Tap Settings > Exchange ActiveSync, then select the corporate account. 3 Tap , then tap Remove account. 4 Tap Remove account again to confirm.

Synchronizing with Facebook There are two ways to use Facebook on your device. You can use the standard Facebook application to access your online Facebook account, or you can synchronize your Facebook account with your device and share content between Facebook and a range of other applications. For example, you can share music in the "WALKMAN" application on your device via Facebook. To synchronize your device with Facebook, you must first set up an "Xperia with Facebook" account.

To set up an "Xperia with Facebook" account on your device 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Tap Settings > Add account > Xperia with Facebook. 3 Follow the on-screen instructions to sign in to your Facebook account, or

create a new account.

To synchronize manually with an "Xperia with Facebook" account 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Tap Settings > Xperia with Facebook. 3 Select the account that you want to synchronize. 4 Press , then tap Sync now.

To remove an "Xperia with Facebook" account

When you remove an "Xperia with Facebook" account from your device, the associated online Facebook account is not deleted and you can still access it from a computer.

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1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Tap Settings > Xperia with Facebook. 3 Select the account that you want to remove. 4 Press , then tap Remove account. 5 Tap Remove account again to confirm.

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Maps and locations

Location services and sources Use your device to find out where you are. There are two methods, or sources: GPS satellites and wireless networks. Enable the wireless networks option (Wi-Fi and mobile networks) if you only need your approximate location, and want it fast. If you want a more exact position, and have a clear view of the sky, enable the GPS satellites option. In situations where the wireless network connection is weak, you should enable both options to ensure that your location is found. Both options are activated by default when you enable location services.

Sony does not warrant the accuracy of any location services including but not limited to navigational services.

To enable location services 1 Drag the status bar downward, then tap . 2 Tap Location services. 3 Drag the slider beside Access to my location to the right. 4 Tap Agree twice to confirm.

When you enable location services, both GPS satellites and Google's location service (Wi-Fi and cellular networks) get enabled by default. You can disable either option manually.

To allow Google apps to access your location 1 Drag the status bar downward, then tap . 2 Tap Google > Location settings. 3 Drag the slider beside Let Google apps access your location to the right.

You must be logged into your Google account to be able to use location services.

Using GPS Your device has a GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver that uses satellite signals to calculate your location. Your device also supports GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System). Both systems can complement and replace each other, if necessary, to ensure positioning accuracy and a smooth navigation experience. When you enable GPS, the GLONASS system also gets enabled automatically.

When you use features that require the GPS and GLONASS receiver to find your location, make sure you have a clear view of the sky.

To enable GPS 1 Drag the status bar downward, then tap . 2 Tap Location services. 3 Drag the slider beside Access to my location to the right. 4 Tap Agree to confirm.

When you enable GPS, the GLONASS system gets enabled automatically.

Getting the best performance The first time you use the GPS it can take 5 to 10 minutes for your location to be found. To help the search, make sure you have a clear view of the sky. Stand still and don't cover the GPS antenna (the highlighted area in the image). The GPS signals can pass through clouds and plastic, but not through most solid objects such as buildings and mountains. If your location isn't found after a few minutes, move to another location.

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Google Maps Use Google Maps to track your current location, view real-time traffic situations, and receive detailed directions to your destination. Before taking trips, you can download and save maps to your memory card to avoid high roaming costs.

The Google Maps application requires the use of an Internet connection. You may incur data connection charges when you connect to the Internet from your device. Contact your network operator for more information. The Google Maps application may not be available in every market, country, or region.

To use Google Maps 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Maps.

If you want to use Google Maps, you have to enable one of the location methods available under Settings > Location services.

To learn more about Google Maps When you use Google Maps, tap , then tap Help.

Viewing your friends locations with Google Latitude Join Google Latitude to view your friends locations on maps and share your location and other information with them.

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Calendar and alarm clock

Calendar

About the calendar Your device has a calendar for managing your schedule. If you have a Google account, you can also synchronize your device's calendar with your web calendar. See Synchronizing with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync on page 101.

To set the calendar view 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Calendar. 2 Tap the downward arrow to open the drop-down menu, then select an option.

To view multiple calendars 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Calendar. 2 Press , then tap Calendars. 3 Select the calendars you want to view.

To create a calendar event 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap Calendar. 2 Tap . 3 If you have synchronized your calendar with one or more accounts, select the

account you want to add this event to. If you only want to add this event on your device, tap Device calendar.

4 Enter the name, time, location, and description for the event. 5 Tap More and select a reminder for the event. To add a new reminder for the

event, tap . 6 If desired, select another option under Repetition. 7 Tap Done.

When the appointment time approaches, your device plays a short sound to remind you. Also, appears in the status bar.

To view a calendar event 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap Calendar. 2 Tap the event you want to view.

To change the calendar settings 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap Calendar. 2 Press , then tap Settings. 3 Tap the setting you want to change, then edit as desired.

Alarm clock

About the alarm clock Use your device as an alarm clock and select any sound in your device as your alarm signal. The alarm does not sound if your device is turned off. But it does sound when your device is set to silent mode or Airplane mode. If you use one of these modes, you can keep your device on when you are sleeping and not get woken up by phone calls.

To open the alarm clock 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Alarm & clock.

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To set a new alarm 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Alarm & clock. 3 Tap . 4 Tap Time and adjust the time by scrolling up and down. 5 Tap Set. 6 If desired, edit other alarm settings. 7 Tap Done.

To edit an existing alarm 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Alarm & clock. 3 Tap the alarm that you want to edit. 4 Tap Time and adjust the time by scrolling up and down. 5 Tap Set. 6 If desired, edit other alarm settings. 7 Tap Done.

The alarm time format displayed is the same as the format you select for your general time settings, for example, 12-hour or 24-hour.

To deactivate an alarm 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Alarm & clock. 3 Drag the slider to the left next to the alarm that you want to deactivate.

To activate an existing alarm 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Alarm & clock. 3 Drag the slider to the right next to the alarm that you want to activate.

To delete an alarm 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Alarm & clock. 3 Touch and hold the alarm you want to delete. 4 Tap Delete alarm, then tap Yes.

To set the ringtone for an alarm 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Alarm & clock. 3 Tap the alarm you want to edit. 4 Tap Alarm sound and select an option, then tap Done. 5 Tap Done.

To set a recurring alarm 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Alarm & clock. 3 Tap the alarm you want to edit. 4 Tap Repeat. 5 Mark the checkboxes for the desired days, then tap OK. 6 Tap Done.

To set the title for an alarm 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Alarm & clock. 3 Tap the alarm that you want to edit. 4 Enter a name for the alarm in the Alarm text field. 5 Tap Done.

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To activate the vibrate function for an alarm 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Alarm & clock. 3 Tap the alarm you want to edit. 4 Mark the Vibrate checkbox. 5 Tap Done.

The vibrate feature is enabled by default when you create a new alarm.

To set alarms to sound when the device is in silent mode 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Alarm & clock, then tap to select an alarm. 3 Mark the Alarm in silent mode checkbox. 4 Tap Done.

The alarm in silent mode feature is enabled by default when you create a new alarm.

To snooze an alarm when it sounds Tap Snooze.

To turn off an alarm when it sounds Slide to the right.

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Support and maintenance

Updating your device Update your device to the most recent software version to get optimal performance and the latest enhancements. You can use the Update center application on your device to run a wireless update or you can use the PC Companion application on a computer to run an update using a USB cable connection.

If you update wirelessly, you can use either a cellular network or a Wi-Fi network connection. Make sure you back up and save all data stored on your device before you run an update.

New software releases may not be compatible with all devices. When you run an update using the Update center application, a data connection is established and related charges may be incurred. Also, the availability of updates over a cellular network depends on your operator. Contact your network operator for more information.

Updating your device wirelessly Use the Update center application to update your device wirelessly. You can download software updates manually, or you can allow Update service to update your device automatically whenever downloads become available. When the automatic update feature is activated, a notification appears in the status bar every time an update becomes available.

To download software updates manually from Update center 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Update Center. 3 Select the desired application or system update and tap , or tap to

download all application updates.

Application updates launch automatically after download. With system updates, install the update manually after download. Your device will then restart automatically after the installation is finished. You may incur data connection charges when downloading updates over mobile networks.

To activate automatic software updates using the Update Center application 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Update Center. 3 Press , then tap Settings. 4 Mark the Allow automatic downloads checkbox, then tap Agree. Updates are

now downloaded automatically as soon as they become available.

You may incur data connection charges when downloading updates over mobile networks.

To install system updates 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Update Center. 3 Select a system update that you want to install, then tap .

Updating your device using a USB cable connection Some updates are not available for wireless download. Notifications appear in the status bar to inform you of such updates. To download and run the updates, you need a USB cable and a computer running the PC Companion application. You can install PC Companion on the computer using installation files saved on your device, or you can download the application directly from the PC Companion software page.

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To launch the download of PC Companion using your device 1 Connect your device to a computer using a USB cable. 2 When prompted, follow the instructions in your device to launch the installation

of PC Companion on the computer.

To download software updates using a USB cable connection 1 Install the PC Companion application on the computer you are using, if it is not

already installed. 2 Connect your device to the computer using a USB cable. 3 Computer: Launch the PC Companion application. After a few moments, PC

Companion detects your device and searches for new software for it. 4 Device: When notifications appear in the status bar, follow the on-screen

instructions to carry out the relevant software updates.

To update your device using an Apple Mac computer 1 Install the Sony Bridge for Mac application on the Apple Mac computer that

you are using, if it is not already installed. 2 Using a USB cable, connect your device to the Apple Mac computer. 3 Computer: Launch the Sony Bridge for Mac application. After a few

moments, the Sony Bridge for Mac application detects your device and searches for new software for it.

4 Computer: If a new software update is detected, a popup window appears. Follow the on-screen instructions to run the relevant software updates.

The Sony Bridge for Mac application is downloadable from the Bridge for Mac software page.

Backup and restore application Use the Backup and restore application to make backups of content to a memory card or a USB storage device. Such backups can be used to restore your content and some settings in cases where your data gets lost or deleted.

Types of content you can back up Use the Backup and restore application to back up the following types of data:

Bookmarks Call log Contacts Applications downloaded from Google Play Multimedia messages System settings (such as alarms, ringer volume, and language settings) Text messages

You may incur additional data transmission charges when you restore applications from Google Play.

Preparing to use the Backup and restore application Before backing up your content, you can select the backup destination and the types of data that you want to back up.

To select the backup destination 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Back up & restore. 3 Tap Back up. 4 Tap the bar under Where to store data. 5 Select the destination to which you want to back up your content.

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To select the data types to back up 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Back up & restore. 3 Tap Back up. 4 Select the data types that you want to back up.

To back up content 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Back up & restore. 3 Tap Back up, then tap Back up now. 4 Enter a password for the backup, then tap OK.

Restoring backed up content using the Backup and restore application When you restore backed up content, you must select a backup record to restore from. If you have backed up content several times, you may have several backup records. After you select a backup record, you can then select which types of data to restore.

To restore content from a backup record 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Back up & restore. 3 Tap Restore. 4 Select the record that you want to restore from, then tap Restore now. 5 Enter the password for the backup record, then tap OK.

Remember that any changes you make to your data and settings after you create a backup will get deleted during a restore procedure.

Managing backup records You can delete or rename records of the backups that you make using the Backup & restore function.

To rename a backup record 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Back up & restore. 3 Press , then tap Manage backup records. 4 Select the backup record that you want to rename. 5 Tap . 6 Enter a new name and tap Rename.

To delete backup records 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Back up & restore. 3 Press , then tap Manage backup records. 4 Select the backup record that you want to delete, or tap if you want to delete

all records. 5 Tap > Delete.

Resetting your device You can reset your device to its original settings, with or without deleting all of your personal data. Before you perform a reset, make sure to back up any important data saved on your device.

To perform a factory data reset

To avoid permanent damage to your device, do not restart your device while a reset procedure is underway.

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1 Before you start, be sure to back up any important data that is saved on the internal memory of your device to a memory card or other non-internal memory.

2 From your Home screen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset > Factory data reset. 4 To delete information, such as pictures and music, from your internal storage,

mark the Erase internal storage checkbox. 5 Tap Reset phone. 6 To confirm, tap Erase everything.

Locking and protecting your device

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

To view your IMEI number

Remove the cover to view your IMEI number. Open the phone dialer on your device and enter *#06#*.

To view your IMEI number in the device 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > About phone > Status. 3 Scroll to IMEI to view the IMEI number.

SIM card protection You can lock and unlock each SIM card that you use in your device with a PIN (Personal Identity Number). When a SIM card is locked, the subscription linked to the card is protected. 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.

To lock a SIM card 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Set up SIM card lock > Lock SIM card. 3 Enter the SIM card PIN and tap OK.

To change the SIM card PIN 1 From the Home screen, tap . . 2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Set up SIM card lock. 3 Tap Change SIM PIN. 4 Enter the old SIM card PIN and tap OK. 5 Enter the new SIM card PIN and tap OK. 6 Retype the new SIM card PIN and tap OK.

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To change the SIM card PIN2 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Call settings 3 Tap Fixed dialing numbers > Change PIN2. 4 Enter the old SIM card PIN2 and tap OK. 5 Enter the new SIM card PIN2 and tap OK. 6 Confirm the new PIN2 and tap OK.

To unlock a locked SIM card 1 Enter the PUK code and tap . 2 Enter a new PIN code and tap . 3 Re-enter the new PIN code and tap .

If you enter an incorrect PUK code too many times, the SIM card becomes locked. If this happens, contact your service provider to get a new SIM card.

Setting a screen lock There are several ways to lock the screen on your device. For example, you can use the Face Unlock feature, which uses a picture of your face to unlock the screen. You can also set a screen unlock pattern, a number-based PIN lock, or a text-based password. It is very important that you remember your screen unlock pattern, PIN or password. If you forget this information, it may not be possible to restore important data such as contacts and messages. Refer to Sony customer support for more information.

To set a screen lock 1 From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock. 2 Select an option.

To set up the Face Unlock feature 1 From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock. 2 Tap Face Unlock, then follow the instructions on your device to capture your

face. 3 After your face is successfully captured, tap Continue. 4 Select a backup lock method and follow the instructions in the device to

complete the setup.

The Face Unlock feature is less secure than a screen lock pattern, PIN, or password. Someone who looks similar to you could unlock your device.

For best results, capture your face in an indoor area that is well lit but not too bright, and hold the device at eye level.

To unlock the screen using the Face Unlock feature 1 Activate the screen. 2 Look at your device from the same angle you used to capture your Face Unlock

photo.

If the Face Unlock feature fails to recognize your face, you need to draw the backup pattern or enter the PIN to unlock the screen.

To disable the Face Unlock feature 1 From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock. 2 Draw your backup screen unlock pattern or enter your PIN. 3 Tap Swipe.

To create a screen unlock pattern 1 Drag the status bar downward, then tap . 2 Tap Security > Screen lock > Pattern. 3 Follow the instructions on your device.

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To unlock the screen using a screen unlock pattern 1 Activate the screen. 2 Draw your screen unlock pattern.

If the unlock pattern you draw on the screen is rejected five times in a row, you must wait 30 seconds and then try again.

To change the screen unlock pattern 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock. 3 Draw your screen unlock pattern. 4 Tap Pattern. 5 Follow the instructions in your device.

To disable the screen unlock pattern 1 From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock. 2 Draw the screen unlock pattern. 3 Tap Swipe.

To create a screen unlock PIN 1 From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock > PIN. 2 Enter a numeric PIN. 3 If necessary, tap to minimize the keyboard. 4 Tap Continue. 5 Re-enter and confirm your PIN. 6 If necessary, tap to minimize the keyboard. 7 Tap OK.

To disable the screen unlock PIN 1 From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock. 2 Enter your PIN, then tap Next. 3 Tap Swipe.

To create a screen lock password 1 From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock >

Password. 2 Enter a password. 3 If necessary, tap to minimize the keyboard. 4 Tap Continue. 5 Re-enter and confirm your password. 6 If necessary, tap to minimize the keyboard. 7 Tap OK.

To disable the screen unlock password 1 From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock. 2 Enter your password and tap Next. 3 Tap Swipe.

Finding your device There are several ways to find and protect your device if you ever lose it. Using the my Xperia service, you can:

Look for your device on a map. Sound an alert which works even if the device is in silent mode. Remotely lock the device and display your contact information on it. Remotely wipe the internal and external memories on the device as a last resort.

Before using the my Xperia service, you must activate it on your device. Once the service is activated, all you have to do is go to myxperia.sonymobile.com and sign in using the same Google account that you have set up on your device.

The my Xperia service may not available in all countries/regions.

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To activate the my Xperia service 1 Drag the status bar downward, then tap . 2 Tap Security > MyXperia > Activate. 3 Mark the checkbox, then tap Accept.

Support application

To access the Support application 1 From your Application screen, find and tap . 2 Find and tap the required support item.

Recycling your device Got an old device lying around the house? Why not recycle it? By doing so, you will help us reuse its materials and components, and youll protect the environment, too! Find out more about the recycling options in your region at www.sonymobile.com/recycle.

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Status and notification icons overview

Status icons The following status icons may appear on your screen:

Signal strength

No signal

Roaming

GPRS is available

EDGE is available

LTE is available

NFC is activated

3G is available

Sending and downloading GPRS data

Sending and downloading EDGE data

Sending and downloading 3G data

Network is available

Sending and downloading data

STAMINA mode is activated

Battery status

The battery is charging

GPS is activated

Airplane mode is activated

The Bluetooth function is activated

The SIM card is not inserted

The microphone is muted

The speakerphone is on

Silent mode

Vibrate mode

An alarm is set

Synchronization is ongoing

Problem with sign in or synchronization

A Wi-Fi connection is enabled and wireless networks are available

Depending on your service provider, network and/or region, the functions or services represented by some icons in this list may not be available.

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Notification icons The following notification icons may appear on your screen:

New email message

New text message or multimedia message

New voicemail

Upcoming calendar event

A song is playing

The device is connected to a computer via a USB cable

Warning message

Error message

Missed call

Call ongoing

Call on hold

Call forwarding is turned on

Software updates are available

Downloading data

Uploading data

More (undisplayed) notifications

Application overview

Use the Alarm and clock application to set various kinds of alarms.

Use your web browser to navigate and view web pages, manage bookmarks, and manage text and images.

Use the Calculator application to perform basic calculations.

Use the Calendar application to keep track of your events and manage your appointments.

Use the camera to take photos and record video clips.

Use the Contacts application to manage phone numbers, email address and other information related to your contacts.

Access your downloaded applications.

Use the Email application to send and receive emails through both private and corporate accounts.

Use the Facebook application to engage in social networking with friends, family members, and colleagues around the world.

Browse and listen to FM radio stations.

Use the Album application to view and to work with your photos and videos.

Use the Gmail application to read, write and organize email messages.

Search for information in your device and on the web.

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View your current location, find other locations, and calculate routes using Google Maps.

Go to Google Play to download free and paid applications for your device.

Use the Messaging application to send and receive text and multimedia messages.

Use the Movies application to play videos in your device and share content with your friends.

Use the "WALKMAN" application to organize and play music, audio books and podcasts.

View news stories and weather forecasts.

Make phone calls by dialing the number manually or by using the smart dial function.

Use the Video Unlimited application to rent and purchase videos.

Optimize settings to suit your own requirements.

Use the Hangouts application to chat with friends online.

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.

Use the Support application to access user support in the device. For example, you can access a User guide, troubleshooting information, plus tips and tricks.

Download and install new applications and updates.

Some applications are not supported by all networks and/or service providers in all areas.

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Important information

Important information leaflet Before you use your device, please read the Important information leaflet provided in the Setup guide in your device or in the box.

To access the setup guide manually 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Tap Settings > Setup guide.

Limitations to services and features Some of the services and features described in this User guide are not supported in all countries/regions or by all networks and/or service providers in all areas. Without limitation, this applies to the GSM International Emergency Number, 112. Please contact your network operator or service provider to determine availability of any specific service or feature and whether additional access or usage fees apply. Use of certain features and applications described in this guide may require access to the Internet. You may incur data connection charges when you connect to the Internet from your device. Contact your wireless service provider for more information.

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Manualsnet FAQs

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