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User guide

Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP511/SGP512

Contents

Getting started............................................................................... 6 About This User Guide........................................................................ 6 Overview.............................................................................................6 Assembly............................................................................................ 7 Screen Protection............................................................................... 8 Starting Your Device for the First Time.................................................8 Why do I need a Google account?...................................................8

Device security.............................................................................10 Making Sure your Device is Protected............................................... 10 Screen Lock......................................................................................10 Unlocking Your Device Automatically.................................................12 Finding the identification number of your device................................ 15 Finding a lost device .........................................................................16

Learning the basics......................................................................18 Using the touchscreen...................................................................... 18 Locking and Unlocking the Screen.................................................... 19 Home screen.................................................................................... 20 Application screen.............................................................................21 Navigating Applications..................................................................... 21 Widgets............................................................................................ 22 Shortcuts and folders........................................................................23 Background and Themes..................................................................23 Taking a screenshot.......................................................................... 24 Notifications...................................................................................... 24 Icons in the status bar.......................................................................26 Application Overview.........................................................................28

Battery and Maintenance............................................................. 30 Charging Your Device........................................................................30 Battery and Power Management.......................................................30 Updating your device........................................................................ 32 Maintenance Using a Computer........................................................ 33 Storage and Memory........................................................................ 34 Backing Up and Restoring Content................................................... 35

Downloading applications............................................................39 Downloading applications from Google Play.................................. 39 Downloading applications from other sources................................... 39

Internet and networks.................................................................. 40 Browsing the web............................................................................. 40 Wi-Fi................................................................................................. 40

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Tethering with Xperia Link.............................................................. 41 Virtual private networks (VPNs)..........................................................42

Synchronizing data on your device.............................................. 44 Synchronizing with Online Accounts..................................................44 Synchronizing with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.....................44

Basic settings...............................................................................46 Accessing settings............................................................................ 46 Sound volume...................................................................................46 Do not disturb mode settings............................................................ 47 Screen settings................................................................................. 48 Application settings...........................................................................49 Resetting Your Applications...............................................................50 Daydream......................................................................................... 51 Language settings.............................................................................51 Date and time................................................................................... 52 X-Reality for mobile........................................................................52 Super-Vivid Mode..............................................................................52 Enhancing the sound output............................................................. 52 Noise cancellation............................................................................. 53 Multiple User Accounts..................................................................... 53

Typing text....................................................................................56 On-screen keyboard......................................................................... 56 Entering text using voice input...........................................................57 Editing text........................................................................................57 Personalizing the On-Screen Keyboard............................................. 58

Contacts.......................................................................................60 Transferring contacts.........................................................................60 Searching and viewing contacts........................................................61 Adding and editing contacts..............................................................62 Favorites and groups.........................................................................63 Sending contact information..............................................................63 Avoiding duplicate entries in the Contacts application....................... 63 Backing Up Contacts........................................................................ 64

Email.............................................................................................65 Setting up email................................................................................ 65 Sending and Receiving Email Messages........................................... 65 Organizing your email messages....................................................... 66 Email account settings...................................................................... 67 Gmail.............................................................................................67

Music............................................................................................69 Transferring Music to Your Device......................................................69 Listening to music............................................................................. 69

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Music home screen menu................................................................. 70 Playlists.............................................................................................71 Sharing music................................................................................... 72 Enhancing the sound........................................................................ 72 Recognizing Music with TrackID.................................................... 72

FM radio....................................................................................... 74 Listening to the Radio....................................................................... 74 Favorite radio channels..................................................................... 75 Sound settings..................................................................................75

Camera.........................................................................................76 Taking photos and recording videos.................................................. 76 Face Detection..................................................................................77 Using Smile Shutter to capture smiling faces................................. 77 Adding the Geographical Position to Your Photos............................. 78 General camera settings................................................................... 78 Still camera settings.......................................................................... 81 Video camera settings.......................................................................85

Photos and videos in Album........................................................ 88 Viewing Photos and Videos...............................................................88 Sharing and Managing Photos and Videos........................................89 Editing photos with the Photo editor application................................90 Editing videos with the Video editor application................................. 91 Hiding photos and videos..................................................................91 Album homescreen menu................................................................. 92 Viewing your photos on a map..........................................................92

Videos...........................................................................................94 Watching videos in the Video application...........................................94 Transferring video content to your device.......................................... 95 Managing video content....................................................................95 Movie Creator................................................................................... 95

Connectivity................................................................................. 97 Mirroring the Screen of Your Device on a TV Using a Cable...............97 Mirroring the Screen of your Device Wirelessly.................................. 97 Sharing Content with DLNA Certified Devices................................98 Connecting Your Device to USB Accessories.................................. 100 Connecting Your Device to a DUALSHOCK Series Wireless Controller........................................................................................ 101 NFC................................................................................................ 101 Bluetooth Wireless Technology.....................................................103

Smart apps and features that save you time............................. 106 Controlling Accessories and Settings with Smart Connect........... 106 Using your device as a fitness hub with ANT+............................. 107

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Using your device as a wallet.......................................................... 108

Travel and maps......................................................................... 109 Using location services....................................................................109 Google Maps and Navigation.......................................................109 Using your device with a car infotainment system............................109 Airplane mode.................................................................................110

Calendar and alarm clock.......................................................... 111 Calendar......................................................................................... 111 Clock.............................................................................................. 112

Accessibility............................................................................... 115 Magnification Gestures....................................................................115 Large Text....................................................................................... 115 Color Correction..............................................................................115 TalkBack......................................................................................... 115

Support and Legal......................................................................117 Support Application........................................................................ 117 Xperia Tips.................................................................................. 117 Help in menus and applications.......................................................117 Running Diagnostic Tests on Your Device........................................117 Restarting, Resetting, and Repairing............................................... 118 Help us improve our software..........................................................119 Warranty, SAR, and Usage Guidelines.............................................119 Recycling Your Device.....................................................................119 Legal information.............................................................................120

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Getting started About This User Guide This is the Xperia Z2 Tablet User Guide for the Android 6.0 software version. If you're not sure which software version your device is running, you can check it in the Settings menu.

System and application updates can present the features in your device in another way than described in this User Guide. The Android version might not be affected in an update. For more information about software updates, see Updating your device on the 32 page.

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

To Find the Model Number and Name of Your Device 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap .

The device model number and name are displayed.

Limitations to Services and Features Some of the services and features described in this User Guide may not be supported in all countries or regions, or by all networks or service providers. The GSM International Emergency Number can always be used in all countries, regions, networks and by all service providers, provided that the device is connected to the cellphone network. Please contact your network operator or service provider to determine the availability of any specific service or feature and whether additional access or usage fees apply.

The 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 with your device. Contact your wireless service provider for more information.

Overview

1 Front camera

2 Light sensor

3 Charging/Notification light

4 Speaker A

5 Speaker B

6 Volume/Zoom key

7 Power key

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8 Microphone

9 Infrared sensor

10 Charger/USB port cover

11 Memory card slot cover

12 Wi-Fi/GPS/Bluetooth antenna area

13 Main camera

14 NFC detection area

15 Headset jack

16 Charging dock connector

Assembly A protective plastic sheet is attached to the screen. You should peel off this sheet before using the touchscreen. Otherwise, the touchscreen might not function properly.

To insert a memory card

1 Insert a fingernail into the gap between the memory card slot cover and the top side of the device, then detach the cover.

2 Place the memory card in the memory card slot, with the gold-colored contacts facing down, then push the memory card all the way into the slot until you hear a locking sound.

3 Reattach the memory card cover.

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To Remove the Memory Card 1 Turn off the device and detach the memory card slot cover. 2 Push the memory card inward, and then release it immediately. 3 Draw the memory card fully outward and remove it. 4 Re-attach the cover.

You can also remove the memory card without turning the device off as described in step 1. To use this method, you must first unmount the memory card. Tap Settings > Storage, then tap beside SD card, and then follow the rest of the instructions above.

Screen Protection

Before using your device, remove the transparent protection film by pulling up on the protruding tab.

It is recommended to protect your device with a Sony-branded screen cover or a protector intended for your Xperia model. The use of third-party screen protection accessories may prevent your device from working correctly by covering sensors, lenses, speakers, or microphones, and can invalidate the warranty.

Starting Your Device for the First Time It is recommended that you charge the battery for at least 30 minutes before starting up your device for the first time. You can still use your device while it is charging. For more information on charging, see Charging Your Device on page 30.

The first time you start your device, a setup guide helps you to configure basic settings, personalize your device, and sign in to your accounts, for example a Google account.

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 Wait a while for the device to start.

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.

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

Why do I need a Google account? Your Xperia device from Sony runs on the Android platform developed by Google. A range of Google applications and services is available on your device when you purchase it, for example, Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube and the Play Store application, which gives you access to the Google Play online store for downloading Android applications. To get the most out of these services, you need a Google account. For example, a Google account is mandatory if you want to:

Download and install applications from Google Play.

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Synchronize email, contacts and the calendar using Gmail. Chat with friends using the Hangouts application. Synchronize your browsing history and bookmarks using the Google Chrome web

browser. Identify yourself as the authorized user after a software repair using Xperia Companion. Remotely find, lock or clear a lost or stolen device using the my Xperia or Android

Device Manager services.

For more information about Android and Google, go to http://support.google.com.

It is crucial that you remember your Google account username and password. In some situations, you may need to identify yourself for security reasons using your Google account. If you fail to give your Google username and password in such situations, your device is locked. Also, if you have more than one Google account, make sure to enter the details for the relevant account.

To Set up a Google Account on Your Device 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Accounts > Add account > Google. 3 Follow the registration wizard to create a Google account, or sign in if you

already have an account.

You can also sign in to or create a Google account from the setup guide the first time you start your device. Or you can go online and create an account at www.google.com/accounts.

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Device security Making Sure your Device is Protected You can prevent other people from using your device without your permission. For example, if your device is lost, stolen, or wiped, only someone with your Google account or screen lock information can use the device. To make sure your device is protected, it is important that you set a secure screen lock and add your Google account to your device. It is crucial that you remember both your screen lock information and your Google account credentials. To make sure your device is protected, you can:

Set a secure screen lock on your device, that is, a PIN, password, or pattern screen lock to prevent anyone from resetting your device. For more information, see Screen Lock on the 10 page.

Add a Google account to prevent others from using your device if it gets stolen and/or wiped. For more information, see Why do I need a Google account? on the 8 page.

Activate either the Protection by my Xperia or the Android Device Manager web service. Using one of these services, you can remotely locate, lock, or format a lost device. For more information, see Finding a lost device on the 16 page.

Verifying the Ownership of Your Device Certain protection features require you to either unlock your screen with your PIN, password, or pattern, or enter your Google account information. Below are examples of protection features and some of the required credentials:

Factory Data Reset protection

You must unlock your screen before you are allowed to perform a Factory Data Reset.

Protection by my Xperia

If you remotely reset your device using this service, you must enter the username and password for a Google account associated with the service. The device must be connected to the internet before the setup process can be completed. Otherwise, you will not be able to use your device after the reset.

Android Device Manager

If you remotely reset your device using this service, you must enter the username and password for a Google account. The device must be connected to the internet before the setup process can be completed. Otherwise, you will not be able to use your device after the reset.

Software repair If you use the Xperia Companion software to perform a software repair, youre asked to enter your Google account username and password when you start the device after the repair is complete.

For Android Device Manager, it is necessary to enter information from a Google account. This can be any Google account which you have set up on the device as an owner. If you cannot provide the relevant account information during a setup process, you won't be able to use the device at all.

Screen Lock There are several ways to lock the screen. The security level of each lock type is listed below in order of weakest to strongest:

Swipe no protection, but you have quick access to the Homescreen

Pattern draw a simple pattern with your finger to unlock your device

PIN enter a numeric PIN of at least four digits to unlock your device

Password

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enter an alpha-numeric password to unlock your device

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.

To Create a Screen Lock Pattern 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock > Pattern. 3 Follow the instructions on your device.

If your lock pattern is rejected five times in a row when you try to unlock your device, you must wait 30 seconds before you can try again.

To change screen lock type 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock. 3 Follow the instructions in your device and select another screen lock type.

To change the screen lock pattern 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings> Security > Screen lock. 3 Draw your screen unlock pattern. 4 Tap Pattern and follow the instructions on your device.

To Create a Screen Lock PIN 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock > PIN. 3 Enter a numeric PIN, then tap Continue. 4 Re-enter and confirm your PIN, then tap OK. 5 Follow the instructions on your device.

To Create a Screen Lock Password 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock > Password. 3 Enter a password, then tap Continue. 4 Re-enter and confirm your password, then tap OK. 5 Follow the instructions on your device.

To Activate The Swipe Unlock Function 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock. 3 Draw your screen unlock pattern, or enter your PIN or password if one of these

screen lock types is enabled. 4 Tap Swipe.

Resetting a Forgotten Screen Lock If you forgot your screen lock PIN, password, or pattern, you might be able to reset it using the Protection by my Xperia service. No content on your device is lost after you perform a screen lock reset using the Protection by my Xperia service.

To activate the Protection by my Xperia service, see Finding a lost device on the 16 page.

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To Reset the Screen Lock using Protection by my Xperia 1 Make sure you know your Google account username and password and that

you have enabled the Protection by my Xperia service on your device. 2 Go to myxperia.sonymobile.com using any internet-connected device. 3 Sign in using the same Google account you have set up on your device. 4 Click the picture of your device under Your devices. 5 Select Lock or Change PIN2 to replace the current screen lock with a new PIN

code. 6 Follow the on-screen instructions provided by Protection by my Xperia.

Depending on your security settings, your device may lock after a screen lock reset. You then need to enter your Google account username and password in order to use the device.

Unlocking Your Device Automatically

The Smart Lock feature may not be available in every market, country, or region.

The Smart Lock feature makes unlocking your device easier by letting you set it to unlock automatically in certain situations. You can keep your device unlocked, for example, when its connected to a Bluetooth device or when youre carrying it with you.

You can set Smart Lock to keep your device unlocked using the following settings: Trusted face: Unlock your device by looking at it. Trusted voice: Set up voice recognition to search in any screen. Trusted devices: Keep your device unlocked when a trusted Bluetooth or NFC device

is connected. Trusted places: Keep your device unlocked when you're in a trusted location. On-body detection: Keep your device unlocked when youre carrying your device with

you.

You have to manually unlock your device if you dont use it for 4 hours and after you restart it.

The Smart Lock feature is developed by Google and the exact functionality may change over time due to updates from Google.

To Enable Smart Lock 1 Make sure youve set a pattern, PIN, or password for your screen lock. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Security > Trust agents. 4 Drag the slider beside Smart Lock (Google) to the right. 5 Tap the back arrow next to Trust agents. 6 Find and tap Smart Lock. 7 Enter your pattern, PIN, or password. You need to enter this screen lock every

time you want to change your Smart Lock settings. 8 Select a Smart Lock type.

Setting When to Keep the Device Automatically Unlocked You can set Smart Lock to keep your device unlocked using the following settings:

Trusted devices Keep your device unlocked when a trusted Bluetooth device is connected.

Trusted places Keep your device unlocked when you're in a trusted location. On-body detection Keep your device unlocked when you're carrying your device with

you. Trusted face Unlock your phone by looking at it. Trusted voice Set up voice recognition to search in any screen.

You have to manually unlock your device when you don't use it for 4 hours and after you restart it.

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Connecting to trusted Bluetooth devices You can designate a connected Bluetooth device as a trusted device and keep your Xperia device unlocked while its connected to it. So if you have Bluetooth devices that you connect to regularly, such as a car speaker or home entertainment system, a Bluetooth watch or a fitness tracker, you can add them as trusted devices and bypass the added security of the lockscreen to save time. This feature is suitable if youre normally in a relatively secure place when you use these devices. In some cases, you may still need to manually unlock your device before a trusted device can be connected.

It is not recommended to add devices that are constantly connected to your device as trusted devices, such as Bluetooth keyboards or cases.

As soon as a trusted Bluetooth device is switched off or moves out of range, your screen locks and you need your PIN, pattern, or password to unlock it.

To Add a Trusted Bluetooth Device 1 Make sure your device is paired and connected to the Bluetooth device that you

want to add as a trusted device. 2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Smart Lock > Add trusted device > Bluetooth. 3 Tap a device name to select it from the list of connected devices. Only paired

devices appear in this list. 4 Depending on the security of your connection, you may need to manually unlock

your device before the trusted device can keep it unlocked.

To Remove a Trusted Bluetooth Device 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Smart Lock > Trusted devices. 3 Tap the device you want to remove. 4 Tap Remove trusted device.

Making Sure You're Secure when Using Trusted Devices Different Bluetooth devices support different Bluetooth standards and security capabilities. There's a chance someone could keep your Xperia device unlocked by imitating your Bluetooth connection, even if your trusted device is no longer nearby. Your device is not always able to determine whether your connection is secure from someone trying to imitate it.

When your device can't determine that you're using a secure connection, you'll get a notification on your Xperia device and may need to manually unlock it before the trusted device can keep it unlocked.

Bluetooth connectivity range can vary depending on factors like the model of your device, the connected Bluetooth device, and your environment. Depending on these factors, Bluetooth connections can work over distances of up to 325 feet (100 meters). If someone takes your Xperia device while it's near a trusted device, they may be able to access your Xperia device if the trusted device has unlocked it.

Connecting to Trusted Places When the Trusted places feature is set up, the lockscreen security on your Xperia device gets disabled when you are in a designated trusted location. For this feature to work, you must have an internet connection (preferably over Wi-Fi) and allow your device to use your current location.

To set up trusted places, first make sure high-accuracy location mode or battery-saving location mode is enabled on your device before you add home or custom locations.

The exact dimensions of a trusted location are an estimate and may extend beyond the physical walls of your home or other areas you have added as trusted locations. This feature can keep your device unlocked within a radius of up to 80 meters. Also be aware that location signals can be replicated or manipulated. Someone with access to specialized equipment could unlock your device.

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To Add Your Home Location 1 Make sure location is turned on and you are using either the High accuracy or

Battery saving Location mode setting. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Security > Smart Lock > Trusted places > Home. 4 Tap Turn on this location.

To Edit Your Home Location 1 Make sure location mode is turned on and you are using either the High accuracy

or Battery saving setting. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Security > Smart Lock > Trusted places. 4 Select your home location. 5 Tap Edit. 6 In the search bar, enter the location you want to use as your home location.

If your home has multiple buildings at the same address, the trusted place you want to add might be different from the actual address. To ensure better location accuracy, you can add the actual location of your home within the building complex as a custom place.

To Remove Your Home Location 1 Make sure location mode is turned on and you are using either the High accuracy

or Battery saving setting. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Security > Smart Lock >Trusted places > Home. 4 Tap Turn off this location.

Using Custom Locations You can add any location as a trusted, custom place where your device can remain unlocked.

To Add a Custom Place 1 Make sure location mode is turned on and you are using either the High accuracy

or Battery saving setting. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Security > Smart Lock > Trusted places. 4 Tap Add trusted place. 5 To use your current location as a trusted, custom place, tap Select this location. 6 Alternately, to enter another location, tap the magnification glass icon and type the

address. Your device searches for the entered location. To use the suggested address, tap the address.

7 To fine-tune the location, tap the back arrow next to the address, then drag the location pin to the desired location and tap Select this location.

To Edit a Custom Place 1 Make sure location mode is turned on and you are using either the High accuracy

or Battery saving setting. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Security > Smart Lock > Trusted places. 4 Select the place you want to edit. 5 Tap Edit Address. 6 To enter another location, tap the magnification glass icon and type the address.

Your device searches for the entered location. To use the suggested address, tap the address.

7 To fine-tune the location, tap the back arrow next to the address, then drag the location pin to the desired location and tap Select this location.

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To Remove a Custom Place 1 Make sure location mode is turned on and you are using either the High accuracy

or Battery saving setting. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Security > Smart Lock > Trusted places. 4 Select the place you want to remove. 5 Tap Delete.

Keeping Your Device Unlocked while Youre Carrying It Using the On-body detection feature, you can have your device stay unlocked when you have it on you, for example, if you're carrying it in your hand, pocket, or bag. The accelerometer in your device keeps your device unlocked when it senses that it's being carried. The device locks when the accelerometer detects that the device has been put down.

The On-body detection feature can't distinguish whose body is connected. If you give your device to someone else while it's unlocked using On-body detection, your device may stay unlocked for the other user. Keep in mind that On-body detection as a security feature is less secure than a pattern, PIN, or password.

To Enable On-Body Detection 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Smart Lock > On-body detection. 3 Drag the slider to the On position, and then tap Continue.

Using On-body Detection When you use the On-body detection feature, you need to be aware of the following behaviors:

When your device senses that it's on your body, it stays unlocked after you unlock it. Any time you put your device down and it senses that it's no longer on your body, your

device locks automatically. After you put your device down, for example, if you place it on a table, your device can

take up to one minute to lock. After you get into a car, bus, train, or other land vehicle, your device can take between 5

and 10 minutes to lock. Note that when you get on an airplane or a boat (or other non-land-based vehicles), your

device may not lock automatically, so be sure to lock it manually if needed. When you pick up your device again or get out of the vehicle, just unlock it once and

your device then stays unlocked for as long as you have it on you.

To Turn off On-Body Detection 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Smart Lock > On-body detection. 3 Drag the slider to the Off position.

Finding the identification number of your device Your device has a unique ID (identification) number. You should keep a copy of this number. You may require it, for example, when you access the Xperia Care support service and need to register your device.

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To View Your Devices ID Number

To View the Device ID Number via the Device Settings 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > About tablet > Status. 3 Scroll to IDID to view the ID number.

Finding a lost device

If you have a Google account, the my Xperia web service can help you locate and secure your device if you ever lose it. You can:

Locate your device on a map. Sound an alert, even if the device is in silent mode. Remotely lock the device and make the device display your contact information to

anyone who finds it. As a last resort, remotely clear the internal and external memory of the device.

The my Xperia service may not be available in all countries/regions.

To Activate the My Xperia Service 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Protection by my Xperia > Activate. 3 Mark the checkbox, then tap Accept. 4 If prompted, sign in to your Sony Entertainment Network account, or create a new

one if you dont have one. 5 Enable location services on your device if this function is not already enabled.

To verify that the my Xperia service can locate your device, go to myxperia.sonymobile.com and sign in using either the Google account or the Sony Entertainment Network account that you have set up on your device.

If you are using a device with multiple users, my Xperia service can only be used by the owner.

Finding a Lost Device Using Android Device Manager Google offers a location and security web service called Android Device Manager. You can use it in parallel with, or as an alternative to, the Protection by my Xperia service. If you lose your device, you can use Android Device Manager to:

Find and show where your device is located.

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Ring or lock your device, erase everything on it, or add a phone number to the lockscreen.

For additional information about Android Device Manager, go to www.support.google.com.

Android Device Manager does not work if your device is turned off or if it does not have a connection to the internet. The Android Device Manager service may not be available in all countries or regions.

To Activate Android Device Manager 1 If you are using a device with multiple users, be sure you are logged in as the

owner. 2 Make sure you have an active data connection and that location services are

enabled. 3 From your Homescreen, tap . 4 Find and tap Settings > Google > Security. 5 Drag the sliders beside Remotely locate this device and Allow remote lock and

erase to the On position. 6 If prompted, agree to the terms and conditions by tapping Activate. 7 To verify that Android Device Manager can locate your device after you activate

the service, go to www.android.com/devicemanager and sign in using your Google account.

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Learning the basics Using the touchscreen

Tapping

Open or select an item. Mark or unmark a checkbox or option. Enter text using the on-screen keyboard.

Touching and holding

Move an item. Activate an item-specific menu. Activate selection mode, for example, to select several items from a list.

Pinching and spreading

Zoom in or out on web pages, photos, and maps, and when youre taking photos or shooting videos.

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Swiping

Scroll up or down a list. Scroll left or right, for example, between Homescreen panes. Swipe left or right to reveal more options.

Flicking

Scroll quickly, for example, in a list or on a web page. You can stop the scrolling movement by tapping the screen.

Locking and Unlocking the Screen When your device is on and left idle for a set period of time, the screen darkens to save battery power and locks automatically. This lock prevents unwanted actions on the touchscreen when you are not using it. When you buy your device, a basic screen swipe lock is already set. This means you have to swipe upward on the screen to unlock it. You can change the security settings later and add other kinds of locks. See Screen Lock on the 10 page.

To activate the screen Briefly press the power key .

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

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Home screen The Homescreen is the starting point for using your device. It's similar to the desktop on a computer screen. Your Home screen can have up to seven panes, which extend beyond the regular screen display width. The number of Home screen panes is represented by a series of dots at the lower part of the Home screen. The highlighted dot shows the pane that you are currently in.

To go to the Home screen Press .

To browse the Home screen

Home screen panes You can add new panes to your Home screen (up to a maximum of seven panes) and delete panes. You can also set the pane that you want to use as the main Home screen pane.

To Set a Pane as the Main Homescreen Pane 1 Touch and hold any area on your Homescreen until the device vibrates. 2 Flick left or right to browse to the pane you want to set as your main Homescreen

pane, and then tap in the top-left corner.

To add a pane to your Homescreen 1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Homescreen. 2 To browse the panes, flick all the way to the right or left, then tap .

To Delete a Pane from your Homescreen 1 Touch and hold any area on your Homescreen until the device vibrates. 2 Flick left or right to browse to the pane you want to delete, then tap in the top-

right corner of the pane.

Homescreen Settings Use the Home Settings shortcut to adjust some basic settings on your Homescreen. For example, you can set your Homescreen to auto-rotate and adjust the size of icons.

To Set your Homescreen to Auto Rotate 1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Homescreen, and then tap Settings. 2 Drag the slider beside Auto rotation to the On position.

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To Adjust the Size of Icons on Your Homescreen 1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Homescreen, then tap Home Settings. 2 Tap Icon size, then select an option.

Application screen The Application screen, which you open from the Homescreen, contains the applications that come pre-installed on your device as well as applications that you download.

To view all applications on the Application screen 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Flick left or right on the Application screen.

To open an application from the Application screen Flick left or right to find the application, then tap the application.

To Search for an Application from the Application Screen 1 When the Application screen is open, tap Search applications. 2 Enter the name of the application you want to search for.

To Arrange Applications on the Application Screen 1 When the Application screen is open, tap . 2 Tap Sort apps, then select an option.

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

selected, 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.

To Move an Application on the Application Screen 1 When the Application screen is open, tap . 2 Make sure Own order is selected under Sort apps. 3 Touch and hold the application until it becomes selected, then drag it to the new

location.

To Uninstall an Application from the Application Screen 1 Touch and hold any area on the Application screen until the device vibrates. All

applications that can be uninstalled are then indicated by . 2 Select the application you want to uninstall, and then tap Delete.

Navigating Applications You can navigate between applications using the navigation keys, the favorites bar, and the recently used applications window, which lets you switch easily between all recently used applications. The navigation keys are the Home key, the Recent apps key, and the Back key. Some applications get closed when you press the Home key to exit, while others are paused or continue to run in the background. If an application is paused or running in the background, you can continue where you left off the next time you open the application.

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1 Recently used applications window Open a recently used application

2 Favorites bar Use a shortcut to access applications or widgets

3 Recent apps key Open the recently used applications window and the favorites bar

4 Home key Exit an application and go back to the Homescreen

5 Back key Go back to the previous screen within an application or close the application

To open the recently used applications window Press .

To Close All the Recently Used Applications Tap and then tap .

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

A menu is not available in all applications.

Widgets Widgets are small applications that you can use directly on your Homescreen. They also function as shortcuts. For example, the Weather widget allows you to see basic weather information directly on your Homescreen. When you tap the widget, the full Weather application opens. You can download additional widgets from Google Play.

To add a widget to the Home screen 1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Homescreen, 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, 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 Homescreen.

To move a widget Touch and hold the widget until it magnifies, then drag it to the new location.

To Remove a Widget Touch and hold the widget until it is selected, then drag it to Remove from home

screen.

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Shortcuts and folders Use shortcuts and folders to manage your applications and keep your Home screen tidy.

1 Access an application using a shortcut

2 Access a folder containing applications

To add an application shortcut to your Home screen 1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Homescreen. 2 In the customization menu, tap Widgets > Apps. 3 Scroll through the list of applications and select an application. The selected

application gets added to the Homescreen.

In step 3, alternatively, you can tap Widgets > 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 Homescreen Touch and hold the item until it is selected, then drag the item to the new location.

To Remove an Item from the Homescreen Touch and hold the item until it becomes selected, then drag the item to Remove

from home screen at the top of the screen.

To Create a Folder on the Homescreen Touch and hold an application icon or a shortcut until it is selected, then drag and

drop it on top of another application icon or shortcut.

To Add Items to a Folder on the Homescreen Touch and hold an item until it is selected, 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.

Background and Themes You can adapt the Homescreen to your own style using wallpapers and themes.

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

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To set a theme 1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Homescreen. 2 Tap Themes. 3 Select an option and follow the instructions in your device.

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 until a prompt window appears. 2 Tap .

You can also take a screenshot by pressing and holding down the power key and volume down key at the same time. Once the screenshot is captured, you can release the keys.

To View your Screenshot Drag the status bar fully downward, and then tap the screenshot you want to view.

You can also view your screenshots in the Album application.

Notifications Notifications inform you of events such as new messages and calendar notifications as well as activities in progress, such as file downloads. Notifications appear in the following places:

The status bar The Notification panel The lockscreen

To open or close the Notification panel

1 To open the Notification panel, drag the status bar downward. 2 To close the Notification panel, drag the panel upward.

To Take Action on a Notification in the Notification Panel Tap the notification.

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

To Expand a Notification on the Notification Panel Drag the notification downward.

Not all notifications are expandable.

To Clear All Notifications from the Notification Panel Tap .

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To Take Action on a Notification from the Lockscreen Double-tap the notification.

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

To Expand a Notification on the Lockscreen Drag the notification downward.

Not all notifications are expandable.

Managing Notifications on the Lockscreen You can set up your device so that only selected notifications get displayed on your lockscreen. You can make all notifications and their content accessible, hide sensitive content for all notifications or specific apps, or choose not to show any notifications at all.

To Select the Notifications to Display on the Lockscreen 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > When device is locked. 3 Select an option.

Notification Display Options on the Lockscreen

Show all notification content

Get all notifications on the lockscreen. When you have this setting turned on, keep in mind that all content (including the content of incoming email and chat messages) will be visible on your lockscreen unless you designate the relevant apps as Hide sensitive content in the App notifications settings menu.

Hide sensitive notification content

You must have a PIN, password, or pattern set up as your screen lock in order for this setting to be available. Contents hidden is displayed on the lockscreen when sensitive notifications arrive. For example, you'll get a notification for an incoming email or chat, but the content won't be visible on your lockscreen.

Don't show notifications at all

You won't get any notifications on the lockscreen.

Setting the Notification Level for an App You can set different notification behaviors for individual applications. For example, you can block all email notifications, prioritize Facebook notifications, and make the content of messaging notifications invisible on the lockscreen.

To Set the Notification Level for an App 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > App notifications. 3 Select the app you want to change the notification settings for. 4 Drag the relevant slider to the right.

Notification levels and options for specific applications

Block all Never show notifications for the selected app.

Treat as priority Receive the selected apps notifications when Do not disturb is set to Priority only.

Allow peeking Let the selected app emphasis certain notifications by sliding them briefly into view on the current screen.

Notification Light The notification light informs you about battery status and some other events. The notification light is enabled by default but can be disabled manually.

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When the notification light is disabled, it only lights up when there is a battery status warning, such as when the battery level falls below 15 percent.

To Enable the Notification Light 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification. 3 Drag the slider beside Notification light to the right.

Icons in the status bar

Status icons

A Wi-Ficonnection is enabled and data is being transmitted

Wi-Fi connection is enabled but there is no internet connection.

This icon also appears when you are trying to connect to a secured Wi-Fi network. After a successful login, the exclamation mark will disappear.

If Google is blocked in your area, the exclamation mark may appear even when the device is connected to a Wi-Fi network and there is a working internet connection.

Battery status

The battery is charging

Airplane mode is activated

The Bluetooth function is activated

The microphone is muted

The speakerphone is on

Do not disturb mode

Vibrate mode

An alarm is set

GPS is activated

Synchronization is ongoing

Problem with sign-in or synchronization

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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To Manage Status Bar Icons 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Display > System icons. 3 Mark the checkboxes for the system icons that you want to appear in the status

bar.

Notification icons

New voicemail message

New email message

Downloading data

Uploading data

Perform a basic setup of your device

A software update is available

System updates are available

Downloading system updates

Tap to install the downloaded system updates

STAMINA mode is activated

Noise canceling is on

Screenshot captured

New Hangouts chat message has arrived

Video chat with friends using the Hangouts application

Upcoming calendar event

A small app is running

Smart Connect is activated

A song is playing

The radio is playing

The device is connected to a computer via a USB cable

Internal storage is 75% full. Tap to transfer data to the memory card

Warning

More (undisplayed) notifications

Not all icons that may appear in your device are listed here. These icons are for reference purposes only, and changes may be made without notice.

To block an application from sending notifications 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification> App notifications. 3 Select an application. 4 Drag the slider beside Block all to the right.

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Application Overview

Use the Clock application to set various kinds of alarms.

Use the web browser to navigate and view web pages, and manage bookmarks, text, and images.

Use the Calculator application to perform calculations.

Use the Calendar application to keep track of events and manage your appointments.

Use the Camera application to take photos and record video clips.

Use the Contacts application to manage phone numbers, email addresses, and other information related to your contacts.

Use the Downloads application to access your browsers download history.

Use the Email application to send and receive email through both private and corporate accounts.

Use the Facebook application to engage in social networking with friends, family members, and co-workers around the world.

Use the FM radio application to browse and listen to FM radio stations.

Use the Album application to view, edit, and share your photos and videos.

Use the Gmail application to read, write, and organize email messages.

Use the Google application to search your device and the web.

Use the Google Maps application to view your current location, find other locations and places, and calculate routes.

Use the Play Store application to download free and paid applications for your device.

Use the Video application to play videos on your device and share content with your friends.

Use the Music application to organize and play music, audio books, and podcasts.

Use the News & Weather application to read news and check the weather forecast.

Use the Settings application to customize your phones settings.

Use the Hangouts application to chat with friends online.

Use the TrackID application to identify music tracks you hear playing in your surroundings, and to get artist, album, and other info.

Use the YouTube application to share and view videos from around the world.

Use the Backup and restore application to back up or restore content on your device, such as contacts, bookmarks, calendar data, etc.

Use the Smart Connect application to set what happens in your device when you connect or disconnect an accessory.

The Xperia Movie Creator automatically creates short videos around 30 seconds long using existing photos and videos. The application automatically determines the timeline to create its movie.

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Use the Lifelog application to automatically log events about your daily life. For example, you can set goals and track your progress in achieving them, or bookmark special moments.

Use the Support application to access user support on your device. For example, you can access a User guide, troubleshooting information, plus tips and tricks.

Some applications are not supported or listed by all service providers in all areas.

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Battery and Maintenance Charging Your Device

Always use an original Sony charger and USB cable intended for your specific Xperia model. Other chargers and cables may increase charging time, not charge at all, or may even damage your device. Make sure all USB ports and connectors are completely dry, before inserting the USB cable.

A wall socket charger will charge your device faster than charging via your computer. You can still use your device while charging.

If the battery is depleted, it may take up to 30 minutes for your device to respond to the charging. During this time, the screen may remain completely dark, not showing the charging icon. Also note that it can take up to 4 hours for a completely drained battery to charge fully.

Your device has an embedded, rechargeable battery that can only be replaced by an authorized Sony repair center. You should never try to open or take apart the device yourself. Doing so can cause damage and void your warranty.

To charge your device

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.

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 is charging and the battery charge level is greater than 90%

Red The battery is charging and the battery charge level is less than 15%

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

Battery and Power Management Your device has an embedded battery. To get the most use from it, keep track of the power consumed by different apps and features. Background power-saving features are activated by default to help you reduce battery consumption, and additional power saving modes are available to help you reduce battery consumption further when necessary.

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Power-saving features lower the priority for certain non-essential device functions, such as higher-grade image performance, network activities such as location services, app synchronization and background Wi-Fi scanning. If you do not want an application to be affected, you can exempt it in the Battery Optimization menu.

System updates may change the power saving features available on your device.

To View Battery Consumption, Estimated Time, and Power-Saving Tips 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Battery. An overview appears showing the battery

percentage and an estimated battery time. 3 Tap SHOW BATTERY USAGE to view a list of features and services that have

consumed battery power since the last charging cycle. Tap an item to get information on how to reduce its battery consumption.

To View Battery Consumption For Applications 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Apps. 3 Select an application and review its battery consumption under Battery usage.

General Usage Tips to Improve Battery Performance The following tips can help you improve battery performance:

Lower the screen brightness level, see Screen settings on page 48. Turn off Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and location services when you don't need these

features. Turn off your device or use Airplane mode if you are in an area with no or low

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

Change the synchronization settings for your email, calendar, and contacts, see Synchronizing with Online Accounts on page 44.

Check the applications that have a high battery consumption and consider the battery saving tips provided on your device for these applications.

Change the notification level for an application, see Notifications on page 24. Turn off the location-sharing permission for an application, see Application

settings on page 49. Uninstall applications that you are not using, see Application screen on page 21. Use a Sony original handsfree device to listen to music. Handsfree devices

consume less battery than your device's loudspeakers. Restart your device every now and then.

To Make Specific Applications Exempt From Battery Optimization 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Battery. 3 Tap and select Battery optimization. You will see a list of applications that are not

optimized. 4 To add or remove applications from this list, tap Apps and select or de-select an

application from the list to edit its optimization settings. 5 The list of applications that are not optimized will get updated according to your

settings.

You can also configure Battery optimization from the Apps menu by tapping .

Power-Saving Modes There are several power-saving modes available for you to use if you want to make your battery last longer:

STAMINA mode

Depending on the STAMINA level, different features will be restricted or disabled in order to reduce battery consumption. These include rendering performance, animation and screen brightness, image enhancement, background app data syncing, vibration (except for incoming calls), streaming, and GPS (while the screen is off). appears in the status bar.

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To Activate or Deactivate STAMINA Mode 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Battery. 3 Tap STAMINA mode and tap the slider to activate or deactivate the function.

When STAMINA mode is activated you can select additional options, for example you can adjust the Auto-start percentage according to your preferences.

You can exempt applications from being optimized by STAMINA mode in the Battery Optimization menu.

Updating your device You should update the software on your device to get the latest functionality, enhancements, and bug fixes in order to ensure optimal performance. When a software update is available, appears in the status bar. You can also check for new updates manually, or schedule an update.

Before updating your device, consider the following: Ensure you have sufficient storage capacity before attempting to update. If you are using a device with multiple users, you must log in as the owner, that is, the

primary user, to update the device. System and application updates can present the features on your device in another way

than described in this User Guide. The Android version might not be affected after an update.

For more information about software updates, go to http://support.sonymobile.com/ software/.

To check for new software 1 If you are using a device with multiple users, make sure you are logged in as the

owner. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > About tablet > Software update.

If no new software is available, its possible that you may not have enough free memory on your device. If your Xperia device has less than 500 MB of free internal memory (device memory) available, you do not receive any information about new software. The following notification appears in the Notification panel to warn of the lack of storage space: Storage space running out. Some system functions may not work. If you receive this notification, you must free up internal memory (device memory) before you can get notifications about new software being available.

Updating your device wirelessly Use the Update Center application to update your device wirelessly. It handles both application updates and system updates and can also facilitate the download of new applications developed for your device.

To download and install a system update 1 If you are using a device with multiple users, make sure you are logged in as the

owner. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > About tablet > Software update. 4 If a system update is available, tap Download to download it to your device. 5 When the download is finished, tap Install and follow the on-screen instructions to

complete the installation.

To Set Up Automatic Installation 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > About tablet > Software update. 3 Tap , then tap Settings and select an option.

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To Update Your Device Using a Computer 1 Using a USB cable, connect your device to the computer. 2 Make sure the screen of your device is unlocked, and the USB connection mode

on the device is set to Transfer files (MTP). 3 Open Xperia Companion, if it is not automatically launched. 4 Make sure the computer can access the internet. 5 Computer: If a new software update is detected, a popup window appears.

Follow the on-screen instructions to run the relevant software updates.

If you dont have the Xperia Companion software installed on the relevant computer, connect your device to the computer and follow the on-screen installation instructions. Make sure you are using the USB cable that came with your device and it is properly connected to the device and computer.

Maintenance Using a Computer

Xperia Companion Xperia Companion is a software service which provides a collection of tools and applications you can use when you connect your device to a computer. With Xperia Companion, you can:

Update or repair your devices software. Transfer your content from an old device using Xperia Transfer. Back up and restore content on your computer. Sync multimedia contentphotos, videos, music, and playlistsbetween your device

and computer. Browse files on your device.

To use Xperia Companion, you need an internet-connected computer running one of the following operating systems:

Microsoft Windows 7 or later Mac OS X 10.11 or later

Learn more and download Xperia Companion for Windows at http://support.sonymobile.com/tools/xperia-companion/ or Xperia Companion for Mac at http://support.sonymobile.com/tools/xperia-companion-mac/.

Managing Files Using a Computer Use a USB cable connection between a Windows computer and your device to transfer and manage your files.

Once the two devices are connected, you can choose if you want to charge your device, transfer files, use it as a power supply, or use it for MIDI input. Your computer will detect your device when you select the Transfer files (MTP) connection mode. The default connection mode is set to Charging only.

With Xperia Companion you can access the file system of your device. If you do not have Xperia Companion installed, you are requested to install it when you connect your device to the computer.

Always use a USB cable intended for your specific Xperia model and make sure it is completely dry.

USB Connection Mode You can use the Transfer files (MTP) connection mode for managing files and updating device software. This USB mode is used with Microsoft Windows computers. Charging is enabled by default.

Using the MIDI mode, your device can function as a MIDI input for musical instrument apps.

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To Change USB Connection Mode 1 Attach a USB connector to your device. 2 Drag the Status bar downward to access the Notifications panel. 3 A notification shows the current correction mode, USB charging this device or

USB for file transfer. 4 Tap the notification, and then tap the desired connection mode.

Storage and Memory Your device has several different storage and memory options.

The internal storage is about 12 GB and is used to store downloaded or transferred content along with personal settings and data. Some examples of data saved to internal storage are alarm, volume, and language settings; emails; bookmarks; calendar events; photos; videos and music.

You can use a removable memory card with a storage capacity of up to 128 GB to get more storage space. Media files and some apps, along with their associated data, can be moved to this type of memory to free up internal storage. Some apps, for example, the Camera app, can save data directly to a memory card.

The dynamic memory (RAM) is about 3 GB and cannot be used for storage. RAM is used to handle running applications and the operating system.

You may have to purchase a memory card separately.

Read more about the use of memory in Android devices by downloading the White paper for your device at www.sonymobile.com/support/.

Improving Memory Performance The memory in your device tends to fill up as a result of normal usage. If the device starts to slow down, or applications suddenly shut down, you should consider the following:

Always have more than 100 MB of free internal storage available. Close down running applications that you are not using. Clear the memory cache for all applications. Uninstall downloaded applications that you don't use. Move applications to the memory card if the internal storage is full. Transfer photos, videos, and music from the internal memory to the memory card. If your device can't read content on the memory card, you may need to format the card.

Note that all content on the card gets erased when you format it.

If you are using a device with multiple users, you must log in as the owner, that is, the primary user, to be able to perform certain actions, such as transferring data to the memory card and formatting the memory card.

To view the memory status 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Storage.

To view the amount of free and used RAM 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Apps.

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To clear the cache memory for all applications 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Storage. 3 Tap Internal storage > Cached data > OK.

When you clear the cache memory, you don't lose any important information or settings.

To transfer media files to the memory card 1 Make sure you have a memory card inserted in your device. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Storage > Transfer data to SD card. 4 Mark the file types you want to transfer to the memory card. 5 Tap Transfer.

To move apps to the memory card 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Apps. 3 Select the app that you want to move, then tap Storage, then under Storage used

tap Change > SD Card > Move.

Some apps cannot be moved to the memory card.

To stop applications and services from running 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Apps. 3 Select an application or service, then tap FORCE STOP > OK.

To format the memory card 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Storage > Erase SD card. 3 To confirm, tap Erase SD card > Erase everything.

All content on the memory card gets erased when you format it. Be sure to make backups of all data that you want to save before formatting the memory card. To back up your content, you can copy it to a computer. For more information, see Managing Files Using a Computer on the 33 page.

Backing Up and Restoring Content Generally, you should not save photos, videos, and other personal content solely on the internal memory of your device. If your device is damaged, lost or stolen, the data stored on its internal memory may be impossible to recover. It is recommended to use the Xperia Companion software to make backups which save your data safely to an external device. This method is especially recommended if you are updating your device software to a newer Android version.

The Xperia Backup & restore application is recommended for backing up data before you do a factory data reset. With this application you can back up data to an online account, an SD card or to an external USB storage device that you have connected to your device using a USB Host adapter:

With the Google Backup & restore application, you can back up data to a Google server.

Backing up Data to a Computer Use the Xperia Companion software to back up data from your device to a PC or an Apple Mac computer. You can back up the following types of data:

Contacts Calendar Settings and bookmarks Media files such as music and videos

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Photos and images

To Back Up Your Data Using a Computer 1 Unlock the screen of your device and connect it to the computer using a USB

cable. 2 Open the Xperia Companion software on your computer if it is not automatically

launched. After a few moments, the computer detects your device. Make sure to select Transfer files (MTP) mode on your device.

3 Click on Backup on the Xperia Companion main screen. 4 Follow the on-screen instructions to back up data from your device.

If you do not have Xperia Companion installed, you are requested to install it when you connect your device to the computer.

To Restore Your Data Using a Computer 1 Unlock the screen of your device and connect it to the computer using a USB

cable. 2 Open the Xperia Companion software on your computer if it is not automatically

launched. After a few moments, the computer detects your device. Make sure to select Transfer files (MTP) mode on your device.

3 Click on Restore on the Xperia Companion main screen. 4 Select a backup file from the backup records, then click on Next and follow the

on-screen instructions to restore data to your device.

If you do not have Xperia Companion installed, you are requested to install it when you connect your device to the computer.

Backing Up Data with the Xperia Backup & Restore Application Using the Xperia Backup & Restore application, you can make an online backup or a local backup of data. For example, you can back up data manually or turn on the automatic backup function to save data periodically.

The Xperia Backup & Restore application is recommended for backing up data before you do a factory data reset. With this application you can back up the following types of data to an online account, an SD card, or an external USB storage device that you have connected to your device using a USB host adapter:

Bookmarks Contacts Calendar data Email accounts Wi-Fi networks Device settings Applications Xperia Home layout

To Back Up Content to an Online Account of the Xperia Backup & Restore Service 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset. 3 To enable the automatic backup function, tap Automatic backup, then tap the on-

off switch. 4 To enable the manual backup function, tap More > Manual backup. 5 If the automatic backup function is enabled, under Select storage, tap Online

account. 6 If prompted, read the relevant terms and, provided you agree, tap I agree, then

follow the on-screen instructions to sign in to your Google account. 7 If the manual backup function is enabled, under Where to store files, tap Select

storage > Online account. 8 Select the data to back up. 9 If the manual backup function is enabled, tap Backup.

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To Set up the Automatic Backup Function 1 If you are backing up content to a USB storage device, make sure the storage

device is connected to your device using the USB Host adapter. If you are backing up to an SD card, make sure the SD card is properly inserted in your device.

2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Backup & Restore. 4 To enable the automatic backup function, drag the slider beside Automatic

backup to the right. 5 Tap Automatic backup again, then select a backup frequency, where to save

backup files, and the types of data to back up. 6 To save your settings, tap .

To Back up Content Manually 1 If you are backing up content to a USB storage device, make sure the storage

device is connected to your device using the USB Host adapter. If you are backing up to an SD card, make sure the SD card is properly inserted in your device.

2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Backup & Restore. 4 Tap Manual backup, then select a backup destination and the data types that you

want to back up. 5 Tap Backup. 6 After the data is backed up, tap Finish.

To Edit a Backup File 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset. 3 Under Xperia Backup & restore, tap More. 4 Tap Edit backup file, then select a backup source and the data types you want to

delete. 5 Tap Delete data. 6 Tap OK to confirm. 7 After the data is deleted, tap Finish.

To Restore Backed-Up Content 1 If you are restoring content from a USB storage device, ensure the storage device

is connected to your device using the USB Host adapter. If you are restoring content from an SD card, ensure the SD card is properly inserted in your device.

2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Backup & Restore. 4 Tap Restore data, then select a restore source and the data types you want to

restore. 5 Tap Restore data. 6 After the content is restored, tap Finish.

Remember that any changes you make to your data and settings after you create a backup, including any applications you download, get deleted during a restore procedure.

Backing Up Data With the Google Backup & Restore Application Using the Google Backup & restore application, you can back up data to a Google server. You can also turn on the automatic restore function to restore application data and settings when you reinstall an application.

With this application you can back up the following types of data:

Applications Bookmarks Wi-Fi networks Other settings

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To Back Up Data to a Google Account 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset. 3 Under Google Backup & restore, tap Back up my data, then tap the slider.

To Enable or Disable Automatic Restore when you Reinstall an Application 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset. 3 Under Google Backup & restore, tap the Automatic restore slider.

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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.

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 Homescreen, 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 that you trust. You can view the permissions granted to a downloaded application and also change their status 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. Download applications only from reliable sources. Contact the application provider if you have any questions or concerns.

If you are using a device with multiple users, only the owner, that is, the primary user, can allow downloads from sources other than Google Play. Changes made by the owner affect all other users.

To allow downloading of applications from other sources

1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Security. 3 Drag the slider beside Unknown sources to the right. 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 that you trust. You can view the permissions granted to a downloaded application and also change their status by tapping the application under Settings > Apps.

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Internet and networks Browsing the web The Google Chrome web browser for Android devices comes pre-installed in most markets. Go to http://support.google.com/chrome and click the "Chrome for Mobile" link to get more detailed information about how to use this web browser.

To browse with Google Chrome 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap . 3 If you are using Google Chrome for the first time, select to either sign in to a

Google account or browse with Google Chrome anonymously. 4 Enter a search term or web address in the search and address field, then tap Go

on the keyboard.

Wi-Fi Use Wi-Fi to surf the internet, download applications, or send and receive emails. Once you connect to a Wi-Fi network, your device remembers the network and automatically connects to it the next time you come within range.

Some Wi-Fi networks require you to log in to a web page before you can get access. Contact the relevant Wi-Fi network administrator for more information.

Available Wi-Fi networks may be open or secured:

Open networks are indicated by next to the Wi-Fi network name. Secured networks are indicated by next to the Wi-Fi network name.

Some Wi-Fi networks do not show up in the list of available networks because they do not broadcast their network name (SSID). If you know the network name, you can add it manually to your list of available Wi-Fi networks.

To Turn Wi-Fi On or Off 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi. 3 Tap the slider to enable or disable Wi-Fi.

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

To Connect to A Wi-Fi Network 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi. 3 Tap the slider to turn on 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.

To search for new available networks, tap , then tap Refresh. If you cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network successfully, refer to the relevant troubleshooting tips for your device at www.sonymobile.com/support/.

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To Add a Wi-Fi Network Manually 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi. 3 Tap > Add network. 4 Enter the Network name (SSID) information. 5 To select a security type, tap the Security field. 6 If required, enter a password. 7 To edit advanced options, such as proxy and IP settings, tap Advanced options

and then edit the options as desired. 8 Tap Save.

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

Increasing Wi-Fi Signal Strength

There are a number of things you can do to improve Wi-Fi reception: Move your device closer to the Wi-Fi access point. Move the Wi-Fi access point away from any potential obstructions or interference. Dont cover the Wi-Fi antenna area of your device (the highlighted area in the illustration).

Wi-Fi Settings When you are connected to a Wi-Fi network or when there are Wi-Fi networks available in your vicinity, you can view the status of these 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 isnt on already. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi. 4 Tap > Advanced. 5 Drag the slider beside Network notification to the right.

To View Detailed Information About a Connected Wi-Fi Network 1 From the Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi. 3 Tap the Wi-Fi network you are currently connected to. Detailed network

information is displayed.

To Find the MAC Address for Your Device 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi. 3 Tap . The MAC address is displayed in the list.

Tethering with Xperia Link If you have an Xperia device, you can share your internet connection with another Xperia device. This way, your device can connect to the internet without having to use its own connection. This feature is useful when you are out and about and your device doesnt have or support a cellular or Wi-Fi connection on your tablet. Before you use

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tethering with Xperia Link, make sure the Xperia Link application is installed and set up on both devices. Also, your Xperia device must have a camera with auto focus.

The Xperia Link application is only supported by Xperia devices running the Android 4.0 software version or higher. If the Xperia Link application is not pre-installed on your Xperia device, you can download it from Google Play.

To Connect Your Xperia Devices Using a QR Code 1 Make sure the Bluetooth function is activated on both Xperia devices and that

the devices have an active internet connection. 2 Tablet: From your Homescreen, tap > Xperia Link > Add device, then follow

the instructions to complete the setup. A QR Code appears on the screen. 3 The other device: From your Homescreen, tap > Xperia Link > Add device >

Scan. 4 Hold your device over the QR Code on the screen until the complete QR

Code is visible in the viewfinder of the device. 5 Your device automatically scans the QR Code and connects to your tablet once

the QR Code is recognized. 6 To confirm the connection, tap OK.

To Connect Your Tablet with an Xperia Device Using NFC 1 Make sure the NFC and the Android Beam functions are activated on both your

Xperia devices and have an active internet connection. 2 Tablet: From your Homescreen, tap > Xperia Link > Add device, then follow

the instructions to complete the setup. Once the setup is complete, a QR Code appears on the screen. You can ignore this code.

3 The other device: From your Homescreen, tap > Xperia Link > Add device. 4 Hold the devices back to back so the NFC detection areas of each device touch

each other. 5 When Touch your screen to beam appears, touch the screen of one of the

devices. 6 To confirm the connection, tap OK.

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 Homescreen, 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.

To connect to a virtual private network 1 From your Homescreen, 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.

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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.

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Synchronizing data on your device Synchronizing with Online Accounts Synchronize your device with contacts, email, calendar events, and other information from online accounts, for example, email accounts such as Gmail and Exchange ActiveSync, Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter. You can synchronize data automatically for such accounts by activating the auto-sync function. Or you can synchronize each account manually.

To Set Up an Online Account for Synchronization 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Tap Settings > Accounts > Add account, then select the account you want to

add. 3 Follow the instructions to create an account, or sign in if you already have an

account.

To synchronize manually with an online account 1 From your Homescreen, tap > Settings > Accounts. 2 Under Accounts, tap the name of the account that you want to synchronize with.

A list of items appears showing what can be synchronized with the account. 3 Tap the items that you want to synchronize.

To remove an online account 1 From your Homescreen, tap > Settings > Accounts. 2 Under Accounts tap the name of the account that you want to remove. 3 Tap , then tap Remove account. 4 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 setup, you can find your information in the Email, Calendar, and Contacts applications.

To Set Up an EAS Account for Synchronization 1 Be sure to have your domain and server details available (as provided by your

corporate network administrator). 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Tap Settings > Accounts > Add account > Exchange ActiveSync. 4 Enter your corporate email address and password. 5 Tap Next. Your device begins to retrieve your account information. If a failure

occurs, enter the domain and server details for your account manually and then tap Next.

6 Tap OK to allow your corporate server to control your device. 7 Select what data you want to sync with your device, such as contacts and

calendar entries. 8 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.

9 When the setup is done, enter a name for the corporate account.

When you change the login password for an EAS account on your computer, you have to log in again to the EAS account on your device.

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To Change the Settings of an EAS Account 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Email, and then tap . 3 Tap Settings, select an EAS account, and then change the settings of the EAS

account as desired.

To set a synchronisation interval for an EAS account 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Tap Email, then tap . 3 Tap Settings and select an EAS account. 4 Tap Check frequency > Check frequency and select an interval option.

To Remove an EAS Account 1 From your Homescreen, tap > Settings > Accounts. 2 Under Accounts, tap Exchange ActiveSync, then select the EAS account you

want to remove. 3 Tap , then tap Remove account. 4 Tap Remove account again to confirm.

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

To open the device settings menu from the Application screen 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Tap Settings.

To view information about your device 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > About tablet.

To Activate the Screen Using Tap to Wake Up Mode 1 Be sure that Tap to Wake Up mode is turned on. To turn it on, tap Settings >

Display, then drag the slider beside Tap to wake up to the right. 2 Double-tap the screen.

To Open or Close the Quick Settings Panel To open the Quick settings panel, drag the status bar downward.

To Turn On the Flashlight 1 Drag the status bar downward using two fingers. 2 Tap .

To Select which Settings to Display on the Quick Settings Panel 1 Using two fingers, drag the status bar downward, then tap . 2 In the bar at the top of the screen, touch and hold the icon for the quick setting

you want to add, then drag and drop it in the lower part of the screen.

To Rearrange the Quick Settings Panel 1 Using two fingers, drag the status bar downward, then tap . 2 Touch and hold an icon, then move it to the desired position.

Sound volume You can adjust the ringtone volume for notifications as well as for music and video playback.

To Adjust the Media Playing Volume with the Volume Key When playing music or watching video, press the volume key up or down, even

when the screen is locked.

To Turn On Vibrate Mode Press the volume key down or up until appears in the status bar.

To Adjust the Volume Levels 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification. 3 Drag the volume sliders to the desired positions.

You can also press the volume key up or down and tap to adjust the notification, media playback, or alarm volume levels separately.

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To Select the Notification Sound 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Notification sound. 3 Select an option from the list or tap and select a music file that is saved on your

device. 4 To confirm, tap Done.

Some applications have their own specific notification sounds, which you can select from the application settings.

To Enable Touch Tones 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Other sounds. 3 Drag the slider beside Touch sounds to the right.

Do not disturb mode settings You can set your device to Do not disturb mode and decide how long your device will be in Do not disturb mode manually. You can also preset when your device will be in Do not disturb mode automatically.

No time limit Keep the device silent until you manually turn the sound back on.

For one hour Keep the device silent for one hour. You can tap the minus and plus icons to adjust the duration.

To Activate Do Not Disturb Mode Press the volume key down until appears.

To Quickly Shift Between Do Not Disturb/Vibrate/Sound Mode 1 Press the volume key down or up until , or appears. 2 Tap , , or to quickly shift between Do not disturb/Vibrate/Sound mode. To

activate Do not disturb mode, press the volume key down when in vibrate mode.

To Schedule Do Not Disturb Mode Time Intervals 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Do not disturb> Automatic rules. 3 Select the time or event to schedule Do not disturb mode for, or add a new rule. 4 Find and tap Days and mark the checkboxes for the relevant days, and then tap

Done. 5 To adjust the start time, tap Start time and select a value, and then tap OK. 6 To adjust the end time, tap End time and select a value, and then tap OK. Your

device stays in Do not disturb mode during the selected time interval.

Setting Exceptions for Do Not Disturb Mode You can select which types of notifications are allowed to sound in Do not disturb mode and you can filter exceptions based on who the notifications come from. The most common types of exceptions include:

Events and reminders Messages Alarms

To Allow Exceptions in Do Not Disturb Mode 1 From the Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Do not disturb > Allowed in

Priority only. 3 Drag the slider beside the desired option.

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To Associate Exceptions with Specific Contact Types 1 From the Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Do not disturb > Allowed in

Priority only. 3 Tap Calls or Messages. 4 Select an option.

Screen settings

To Adjust the Screen Brightness 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Display > Brightness level. 3 Drag the slider to adjust the brightness.

Lowering the brightness level increases battery performance.

To Enable Vibrate on Touch 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Other sounds. 3 Drag the slider beside Vibrate on touch to the On position. The phone now

vibrates when you tap soft keys.

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

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

Smart backlight control The smart backlight control keeps the screen on as long as the device is held in your hand. Once you put down the device, the screen turns off according to your sleep setting.

To Turn on the Smart Backlight Control Function 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Display > Smart backlight control. 3 Drag the slider to the right.

Screen Pinning Use screen pinning to set your device to display only the screen for a specific application. For example, if you are playing a game and you accidentally touch the Home navigation key, the screen pinning feature prevents the active game app screen from being minimized. You can also use this feature when you lend your device to another person to make it harder for them to access more than one application. For example, you can lend your device to somebody to take a photo and pin the screen to the Camera application so that the person can't easily use other apps such as Email.

Screen pinning is not a security feature and does not fully prevent other users from unpinning a screen and accessing your device. To protect your data, you should set up your device to request a screen lock PIN, password, or pattern before someone can unpin the screen.

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To Activate Screen Pinning 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen pinning. 3 Drag the slider to the right. 4 If you haven't set up a pattern, PIN, or password screen lock on your device, drag

the slider beside Lock device when unpinning to the right, then select an option. If you already have a screen lock enabled, then drag the slider to activate the relevant security option after you activate screen pinning.

A pattern, PIN, or password is not mandatory for screen pinning to work.

To Pin a Screen 1 Make sure screen pinning is activated on your device. 2 Open an app and go to the screen you want to pin. 3 Tap . 4 To display the screen pinning icon , swipe upward. 5 Tap . 6 In the pop-up window that appears, tap Got it.

To Unpin a Screen 1 On the pinned screen, touch and hold and at the same time. 2 Release both buttons.

If you selected a security option when you activated the screen pinning function, you have to enter your pattern, PIN, or password to unlock the device before the screen can be unpinned.

Application settings Some apps will ask for permissions once you start using them. You can allow or deny permissions individually for each app, either from the Settings menu or from the Permission confirm dialog. Permission requirements depend on the apps design.

Allowing or denying permissions You can choose whether to allow or deny permissions when the dialog is shown. If you have used another Android version previously, most apps will have already been granted the necessary permissions.

To allow a permission 1 To allow a permission, tap Allow. 2 When the confirm dialog appears for the second time, you can choose the Never

ask again option if you wish. 3 A dialog will also explain why the app needs the permissions and what it uses

them for specifically. To dismiss this dialog, tap OK.

To deny a permission To deny a permission, tap Deny when the dialog is shown.

Some applications can still be used even if you have denied permissions.

Critical permissions Some permissions are mandatory for apps to work as intended. In such cases, a dialog will inform you.

To configure applications 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Apps > . 3 Select a configuration option, for example App permissions, then choose an

application that you want to configure.

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To allow critical permissions 1 To allow a permission, tap Continue > APP INFO > Permissions. 2 Find the critical permission you need. 3 Drag the slider to the right.

You can also manage permissions in Settings > Apps. Tap an app and change the permissions as desired.

Allowing or Denying Automatic Application Updates If the automatic update feature is enabled, your applications get updated without you being asked, so you may not realize that large volumes of data are being downloaded. In order to avoid potentially high data transfer costs, you can disable automatic updates or enable automatic updates only over Wi-Fi connection. You have to disable the automatic update feature both in the Play Store app and the What's New app (where available) to avoid the automatic updating of apps.

To Enable or Disable Automatic Updates for All Applications in the Play Store 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap , then tap Settings > Auto-update apps. 3 Select the preferred option.

To Enable or Disable Automatic Updates for All Applications in Whats New 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap , then tap Settings > Auto-update apps. 3 Select the preferred option.

Application linking Your device can determine the default app to handle a particular web link. This means that if the link is set, you dont need to select an app each time you open a link. You can change the default app any time you want.

To manage app links from the Settings menu 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Apps. 3 Tap and find App links. 4 Select the app for which you want to set the supported links. 5 Set the App links property to Open in this app option.

Resetting Your Applications You can reset an application or clear application data if your application stops responding or causes issues with your device.

To Reset Application Preferences 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Apps. 3 Tap , then tap Reset app preferences.

Resetting application preferences does not delete any application data from your device.

To clear application data 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Apps. 3 Select an application or service, then tap Storage > CLEAR DATA.

When you clear application data, data for the selected application is deleted from your device permanently. The option to clear application data is not available for all applications or services.

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To clear application cache 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Apps. 3 Select an application or service, then tap Storage > CLEAR CACHE.

The option to clear the application cache is not available for all applications or services.

To clear the application default setting 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Apps. 3 Select an application or service, then tap Open by default > CLEAR DEFAULTS.

The option to clear the application default setting is not available for all applications or services.

Daydream Daydream is an interactive screen saver that automatically displays colors, photos or a slideshow while your device is docked or charging and the screen is idle.

On a device with multiple users, each user can have individual Daydream settings.

To Activate the Daydream Screen Saver 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Display > Daydream. 3 Drag the slider to the right.

To Select Content for the Daydream Screen Saver 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Display > Daydream. 3 Drag the slider to the right. 4 Select what you want to display when the screen saver is active.

To Set when the Daydream Screen Saver Starts 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Display > Daydream. 3 Drag the slider to the right. 4 To activate the Daydream screen saver immediately, tap , then tap Start now. 5 To set automatic activation options, tap , then tap When to daydream, and select

an option.

Language settings You can select a default language for your device and change it again at a later time. You can also change the writing language for text input. See Personalizing the On-Screen Keyboard on page 58.

To change the language 1 From the Homescreen, 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.

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

To Set the Date Manually 1 From the Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Date & time. 3 Drag the slider beside Automatic date & time to the left. 4 Tap Set date. 5 Scroll up and down to select the desired date. 6 Tap OK.

To Set the Time Manually 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Date & time. 3 Drag the slider beside Automatic date & time to the left. 4 Tap Set time. 5 Select the relevant hour and minute values. 6 Tap OK.

To set the time zone 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Date & time. 3 Tap Select time zone. 4 Select an option.

X-Reality for mobile Sony's X-Reality for mobile technology improves the viewing quality of photos and videos, giving you clearer, sharper, and more natural images. X-Reality for mobile is turned on by default, but you can turn it off if you want to reduce battery consumption.

To turn on X-Reality for mobile 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Display >Image enhancement. 3 Tap the X-Reality for mobile radio button if it is not already selected.

Super-Vivid Mode Super-Vivid mode enhances the color brightness and saturation of your photos and videos while you view them on your device.

To turn on Super-vivid mode 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Display >Image enhancement. 3 Tap the Super-vivid mode radio button if it is not already selected.

Enhancing the sound output You can enhance the sound of your device by manually enabling individual sound settings such as Equalizer and Surround sound. You can also enable the Dynamic normalizer to minimize volume differences between songs or videos.

To Enhance the Sound Output Manually 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Audio settings. 3 Drag the slider beside ClearAudio+ to the right.

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To adjust the sound settings manually 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound > Audio settings. 3 Unmark the ClearAudio+ checkbox if it is marked. 4 Tap Sound effects. 5 Adjust the sound settings by dragging the frequency band buttons up or down.

To Minimize Volume Differences Using the Dynamic Normalizer 1 From the Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Audio settings. 3 Drag the slider beside Dynamic normalizer to the right.

Noise cancellation Your device supports noise canceling headsets. By using a noise canceling headset with your device, you can get much clearer audio quality when listening, for example, to music in a noisy environment, such as on a bus, a train or a plane. You can also use this feature to create a silent environment in which to study, work or read.

To ensure optimal performance, noise canceling headsets from Sony are recommended.

To Use a Noise-Canceling Headset 1 Connect the noise-canceling headset to your device. 2 From your Homescreen, tap > Settings > Sound & notification > Accessory

settings > Noise canceling, then drag the slider beside Noise canceling to the right.

3 If you want Noise canceling to be enabled only during music or video playback or when the screen is active, drag the slider beside Power save mode to the right.

4 If you want Noise canceling to be enabled for as long as the headset is connected, drag the slider beside Power save mode to the left.

A noise-canceling headset may not be included with your device at purchase.

To Adjust the Settings to the Noise Environment 1 Make sure a noise-canceling headset is connected to your device. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Accessory settings >Noise

canceling > Noise environment. 4 Select the relevant noise environment type, then tap OK.

Multiple User Accounts Your device supports multiple user accounts so that different users can log in separately to the device and use it. Multiple user accounts work well in situations where you share the same device with other people or lend your device to someone to use for a while. The user who sets up the device for the first time becomes the owner of the device. Only the owner can manage the accounts of other users. Apart from the owner account, there are three different types of accounts:

Regular User: This account type is suitable for someone who regularly uses your device. Guest User: Enable the guest account option for someone who just wants to use your

device temporarily. Restricted Profile: Use this option if you want to make only a restricted number of

applications available to a person using your device.

Some features are only available to the owner. For example, only the owner can allow downloads from sources other than Google Play.

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About the Regular User Account By adding Regular User accounts, you can allow different users to have different homescreens, wallpapers, and general settings. They also get separate access to applications and memory storage for files such as music and photos. You can add up to seven Regular User accounts on your device.

To Add a Regular User Account 1 Make sure you are logged in as the owner, that is, the user who set up the device

for the first time. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Users > Add user or profile > User. 4 Tap OK. The new account is created. 5 Tap SET UP NOW. The screen locks and an icon representing the newly added

user appears in the top-right corner. 6 Unlock the screen by swiping upward. 7 Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the account for the new user.

In cases where the person using the new account wants to set up the account but is not available at the time, you can tap NOT NOW in step 5. When the user is ready, they can select Users under Settings and see the new account, which appears as New user. Just tap the account and follow the instructions to finish setting it up.

You can also add a regular user account from the status bar on any screen. Just drag the status bar downward using two fingers and tap the user icon, then tap Add user.

To Delete a Regular User Account from Your Device 1 Be sure you are logged in as the owner. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Users. 4 Tap beside the name of the user you want to delete, then tap Remove user >

Delete.

About the Guest User Account If someone just wants to use your device temporarily, you can enable a guest account for that user. In Guest mode, your device starts up as a freshly installed system with only the preinstalled apps. Once your guest is finished using your device, you can wipe the session clean so that the next guest can start fresh. The Guest User account is preinstalled and cannot be deleted.

To Activate the Guest User Account 1 Make sure you are logged in as the owner, that is, the user who set up the device

for the first time. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Users > Guest.

You can also activate the guest user account from the status bar on any screen. Just drag the status bar downward using two fingers and tap the user icon, then tap Add guest.

To clear the guest session data 1 Make sure you are logged in to the guest account. 2 From your Home screen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Users. 4 Find and tap Remove guest. 5 Tap Remove.

You can also clear the guest session from the status bar on any screen as long as you are logged in to the guest account. Just drag the status bar downwards using two fingers and tap the user icon, then tap Remove guest.

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About Restricted Profiles You can add Restricted Profiles, which only allow restricted access to apps from the owner account. For example, you can create a restricted profile for children to prevent them from playing games or viewing mature content from your account. You can add up to seven restricted profiles on your device.

To Add a Restricted Profile 1 Be sure you are logged in as the owner, that is, the user who set up the device for

the first time. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Users > Add user or profile. 4 Tap Restricted profile. A list of available apps appears. 5 To name the profile, tap New profile and enter a name, then tap OK. 6 Drag the relevant slider to the right beside the apps you want to grant access to.

If you dont have a PIN, password, or pattern set up as your screen lock when you are adding a restricted profile, after tapping Restricted profile in step 4, you will be asked to set up a screen lock and select an option about how to display notifications on your lockscreen. Please follow the on-screen instructions you are prompted with. For more information about notification display options on the lockscreen, see Notification Display Options on the Lockscreen on page 25.

To Delete a Restricted Profile from Your Device 1 Be sure you are logged in as the owner. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Users. 4 Tap beside the name of the profile you want to delete, then tap > Delete .

Switching between Multiple User Accounts

To Switch between Multiple User Accounts 1 To view the list of users, drag the status bar downward using two fingers, then tap

the user icon at the top right of the screen. 2 Tap the icon representing the user account you want to switch to. The lockscreen

for that user account appears.

When you switch to the guest account, tap Start over if you want to wipe the previous session, or tap Yes, continue to continue the previous session.

Each user can set their own lockscreen. See Screen Lock on the 10 page.

Settings for Multiple User Accounts There are three different types of settings on devices with multiple users:

Settings that can be changed by any user and affect all users. Examples include language, Wi-Fi, Airplane mode, NFC, and Bluetooth.

Settings that only affect an individual user account. Examples include automatic data syncing, screen lock, various accounts added, and wallpaper.

Settings that are only visible to the owner and affect all users, for example, VPN settings.

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Typing text On-screen keyboard You can enter text with the on-screen QWERTY keyboard by tapping each letter individually, or you can use the Gesture input feature and slide your finger from letter to letter to form words. If you prefer to use a smaller and moveable version of the on-screen keyboard, you can activate the thumb keyboard or the mini keyboard instead.

You can select up to three languages for text input. The Smart language detection feature detects the language you are using and predicts the words for that language as you type.

1 Delete a character before the cursor.

2 Insert a new line or confirm text input.

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

4 Shift to the moveable thumb keyboard or the mini keyboard.

5 Enter a space.

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

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

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

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.

To switch between the full keyboard and a smaller keyboard 1 When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard, tap , or . 2 Select a keyboard.

Tap and hold , then drag it to move the small keyboard as desired.

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To Change the Gesture Input Settings 1 When the on-screen keyboard is displayed, tap . 2 Tap , then tap Keyboard settings. 3 To activate or deactivate the Gesture input function, drag the slider beside

Gesture input to the on or off position.

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.

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 the on-screen keyboard is displayed, tap . 2 Tap , then tap Keyboard settings. 3 Drag the slider beside Google voice typing key to the right. 4 Tap to save your settings. A microphone icon now appears on your on-screen

keyboard.

To enter text using voice input 1 Open the on-screen keyboard. 2 Tap . When appears, speak to enter text. 3 When you're done, tap again. The suggested text appears. 4 Edit the text manually if necessary.

To make the keyboard appear and enter text manually, tap .

Editing text You can select, cut, copy and paste text as you write. You can access the editing options by double-tapping the entered text. The editing options then become available via an application bar.

Application bar The following actions are available on the selected text:

Cut Copy Paste Share Select all

The Paste option 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 1 Enter some text, then double-tap the entered text to make the application bar

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

desired changes.

To use the magnifier When you enter text, tap and hold on the text field to view the text magnified and

to place the cursor where you want within the text field.

Personalizing the On-Screen Keyboard When entering text using the on-screen keyboard, you can access keyboard and other text input settings that help you, for example to set options for writing languages, text prediction and correction. You can get word suggestions for one language at a time by deactivating the Smart language detection feature.

The keyboard can use text that you have written in messaging and other applications to learn your writing style. There is also a Personalization guide that runs you through the most basic settings to get you started quickly. You can select to use other keyboards and switch between keyboards. For example, you can select the Xperia Chinese keyboard or the Xperia Japanese keyboard.

To access the on-screen keyboard settings 1 When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard, tap . 2 Tap , then tap Keyboard settings and change the settings as 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 word suggestion settings 1 When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard, tap . 2 Tap , then tap Keyboard settings > Word suggestions. 3 Select an option.

To Select a Keyboard 1 When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard, tap at the bottom-right of

the screen. 2 Select an option.

To enable more keyboard options, tap More keyboards, then drag the relevant sliders to the right.

To Change Writing Language Using the On-Screen Keyboard

This feature is only available if you have added more than one input language and the Smart language detection feature is off, or if the languages that you selected include non-Latin languages.

When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard, tap the writing language icon to switch between the selected writing languages. For example, tap until the desired writing language appears.

To Change the Smart Language Detection Settings

To use Smart language detection, more than one language must be selected in Writing languages. Also note that only languages using the Latin alphabet are supported.

1 When the on-screen keyboard is displayed, tap . 2 Tap , then tap Keyboard settings . 3 To activate or deactivate the Smart language detection function, drag the slider

beside Smart language detection to the on or off position.

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To Change the Use My Writing Style Settings 1 When you enter text using the on-screen keyboard, tap . 2 Tap , then tap Keyboard settings > Use my writing style and select an option.

To Select a Keyboard Layout Variant

Layout variants for the on-screen keyboard may not be available for all writing languages. You can select different keyboard layouts for each writing language.

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

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Contacts Transferring contacts There are several ways to transfer contacts to your new device. You can sync contacts from an online account or import contacts directly from another device.

Transferring Contacts Using a Computer Xperia Transfer is an application that helps you to collect contacts from your old device and transfer them to your new device. Xperia Transfer, which you can access from within the Xperia Companion software, supports cellular devices that run on iOS/ iCloud and Android. If you are switching from an iOS device, the App Matching feature suggests the Android equivalents of your iOS apps.

To use Xperia Transfer, you need:

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

You may not need your old device. For iOS devices, you can connect directly to iCloud or use a local backup. For previously owned Sony devices, you can use local backups.

To Transfer Contacts to Your New Device 1 Search for and download Xperia Companion for Windows at

http://support.sonymobile.com/tools/xperia-companion/ or Xperia Companion for Mac at http://support.sonymobile.com/tools/xperia-companion-mac/ if the software is not already installed.

2 Using a USB cable, connect your device to the computer. 3 After successful installation, open the Xperia Companion software if it is not

automatically launched, and then click Xperia Transfer and follow the relevant 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 Homescreen, 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, or use Bluetooth

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

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

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.

Searching and viewing contacts

1 Search for contacts

2 View more options

3 Contacts, Favorites, and Groups tabs

4 Edit and view medical and emergency contact information

5 View contact details

6 Jump to contacts starting with the selected letter

7 Add a contact

To search for a contact 1 From your Homescreen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap and enter a phone number, name, or other information in the Search

contacts field. The result list is filtered as you enter each character.

To select which contacts to display in the Contacts application 1 From your Homescreen, tap , then tap . 2 Press , then tap Filter. 3 In the list that appears, mark or 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.

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Adding and editing contacts

To Add a Contact 1 From your Homescreen, 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. Alternately, tap No backup 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 done, tap SAVE.

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. When you save a contact to a particular account, that account will show as the default account to save to the next time you add a contact. If you have saved a contact to a particular account and want to change it, you need to create a new contact and select a different account to save them to.

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 Homescreen, 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 SAVE.

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

To Associate a Picture with a Contact 1 From your Homescreen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap the contact that you want to edit, then tap . 3 Tap , then select a method for adding the contact picture and edit as desired. 4 After you add the picture, tap SAVE.

You can also add a picture to a contact directly from the Album application. If you want to add a picture that is saved to an online account, you must download the picture first.

To personalize the ringtone for a contact 1 From your Homescreen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap the contact that you want to edit, then tap . 3 Tap > Set ringtone. 4 Select an option from the list or tap to select a music file saved to your device,

then tap Done. 5 Tap SAVE.

To Delete Contacts 1 From your Homescreen, tap , then tap . 2 Touch and hold the contact 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.

To Edit Contact Information about Yourself 1 From your Homescreen, 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 SAVE.

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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 a group of contacts from within the Contacts application.

To mark or unmark a contact as a favorite 1 From the Homescreen, 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 Homescreen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap Favorites.

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 SAVE.

Sending contact information

To Send Your Business Card 1 From your Homescreen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap Myself. 3 Tap , then tap Share. 4 Select an available transfer method and follow the on-screen instructions.

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

To send several contacts at once 1 From your Homescreen, 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 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 Homescreen, 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.

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To separate linked contacts 1 From your Homescreen, 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 USB storage device to back up contacts. See Transferring contacts on page 60 for more information about how to restore contacts to your device.

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

To Export All Contacts to a USB Storage Device

When you export contacts using this method, you must first connect your device to a USB storage device, such as a flash drive or an external hard drive, using a USB Host adapter cable. See Connecting Your Device to USB Accessories on page 100 for more information about how to connect your device to a USB storage device.

1 From your Homescreen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap , then tap Export contacts > USB storage. 3 Tap OK.

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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 Homescreen, 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 Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Email. 3 Tap , then tap Settings > 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 you are finished, tap Next.

Sending and Receiving Email Messages

1 View a list of all email accounts and recent folders

2 Sort email messages

3 Search for email messages

4 Access settings and options

5 Write an email message

6 List of email messages

To download new email messages When the inbox is open, swipe downward on the message list.

To Read Your Email Messages 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Email. 3 If you are using several email accounts, tap and select the account you want to

check. If you want to check all your email accounts at once, tap , and then tap Combined inbox.

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

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To Create and Send an Email Message 1 From your Homescreen, tap , and then find and tap Email. 2 If you are using several email accounts, tap and select the account you want to

send the email from. 3 Tap , and then type the recipient's name or email address and select one or

more recipients from the drop-down list. 4 Enter the email subject and message text, and 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 name or email address, then select one or more recipients

from the drop-down 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, tap Add to Contacts then tap OK. 3 Select an existing contact, or tap Create new contact. 4 Edit the contact information, if desired, then tap Save.

Organizing your email messages

To Sort your Email 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Email. 3 If you are using several email accounts, tap and select the account with the

inbox you want to sort. If you want to sort email in all your email accounts at once, tap , and then tap Combined inbox.

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

To Search for Emails 1 From your Homescreen, tap , and then find and tap Email. 2 If you are using several email accounts, tap and select the account you want to

search. If you want to search all your email accounts at once, tap , and then tap Combined inbox.

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

want to open.

To View All Folders for One Email Account 1 From your Homescreen, tap , then find and tap Email. 2 Drag the left edge of the screen to the right, then select the account you want to

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

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To delete an email message In your email inbox, flick the message that you want to delete to the right.

To move an email message to another folder 1 In your email inbox, flick the message that you want to move to the left. 2 Tap Move, then select a folder.

Email account settings

To remove an email account from your device 1 From your Homescreen, 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 Homescreen, 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 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 Homescreen, 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 Drag the slider beside Out of office to the right to turn on the function. 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 folders

2 Search for email messages

3 Archive an email message

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4 Delete an email message

5 Mark an email message as unread

6 Move an email message to a folder

7 Access settings and options

8 List of email messages

9 Write an email message

To Learn More About Gmail When the Gmail application is open, drag the left edge of the screen to the right,

and then find and tap Help.

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Music Transferring Music to Your Device There are different ways to transfer music from a computer to your device:

You can transfer music files between your device and a computer using the provided USB cable. After connecting, select Transfer files (MTP) on your device and then simply copy and paste or drag and drop the files using the computer. See Managing Files Using a Computer on page 33.

You can use the Xperia Companion software to transfer your media files between the computer and your device. Learn more and download Xperia Companion for Windows at http://support.sonymobile.com/tools/xperia-companion/ or Xperia Companion for Mac at http://support.sonymobile.com/tools/xperia-companion-mac/.

The Music application may not support all music file formats. For more information about supported file formats and the use of multimedia (audio, image, and video) files, download the White Paper for your device at www.sonymobile.com/support/.

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

1 Go to the Music home screen

2 Search all songs saved to your device

3 View the current play queue

4 Album art (if available)

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

6 Elapsed time of current song

7 Total time length of current song

8 Repeat all songs in the current play queue

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

10 Play or pause a song

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

12 Shuffle songs in the current play queue

Music home screen

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1 Drag the left edge of the screen to the right to open the Music home screen menu

2 Scroll up or down to view content

3 Play a song using the Music application

4 Return to the music player screen

5 Play all songs in shuffle mode

To Play a Song Using the Music Application 1 From your Homescreen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Drag the left edge of the screen to the right. 3 Select a music category. 4 Tap a song to play it.

You might not be able to play copyright-protected items. Verify that you have the necessary rights for the material you intend to share.

To Find Song-Related Information Online While a song is playing in the Music application, tap the Album art, then tap More

about this.

Online resources related to the song can include videos on YouTube, song lyrics, and artist information on Wikipedia.

To Edit Music Information and Download Album Art 1 From the Music application, tap the Album art, and then tap Edit music info. 2 Edit the information as desired. 3 To set or download album art, tap , then select an option. 4 When you are finished, tap SAVE.

You can also set album art to download automatically in the Music menu, under Settings.

To adjust the audio volume Press the volume key.

To Minimize the Music Application When a song is playing, tap to go to the Homescreen. The Music application

keeps running in the background.

To open the Music 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 Music application.

Music home screen menu The Music home screen menu gives you an overview of all the songs on your device. From here you can manage your albums and playlists.

1 Return to the Music home screen

2 View the current play queue

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3 Browse all artists

4 Browse all albums

5 Browse all songs

6 Browse your music library and filter by artist, album or song name

7 Browse all playlists

8 Play a shared music file on another device

9 View all subscribed or downloaded files in Podcast

10 Open the settings menu for the Music application

11 Open the support menu for the Music application

To open the Music homescreen menu 1 From your Homescreen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Drag the left edge of the screen to the right.

To return to the Music homescreen When the Music homescreen menu is open, tap Home. When the Music homescreen menu is open, tap on the screen to the right of the

menu.

To delete a song 1 From the Music homescreen menu, browse to the song that you want to delete. 2 Touch and hold the song title, then tap Delete in the list that appears. 3 Tap Delete again to confirm.

Playlists On the Music homescreen, you can create your own playlists from the music that is saved on your device.

To Create Your Own Playlists 1 From the Music homescreen, touch and hold the name of the album or song that

you want to add to a playlist. 2 In the menu that opens, tap Add to playlist > Create new playlist. 3 Enter a name for the playlist and tap OK.

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

To play your own playlists 1 Open the Music homescreen menu, then tap Playlists. 2 Under Playlists, select the playlist that you want to open. 3 If you want to play all songs, tap Shuffle all.

To Add Songs to a Playlist 1 From the Music homescreen, browse to the song or album that you want to add

to a playlist. 2 Touch and hold the song or the album title, then tap Add to playlist. 3 Tap the name of the playlist you want to add the album or song to. The album or

song is now added to the playlist.

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

You might not be able to delete a song that is saved on the memory card or on your device's internal storage.

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To delete a playlist 1 Open the Music homescreen menu, 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 smart playlists.

Sharing music

To share a song 1 From the Music homescreen, browse to the song or album that you want to share. 2 Touch and hold the song title, then tap Share. 3 Select an application from the list, then follow the on-screen instructions.

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

Enhancing the sound

To Improve the Sound Quality Using the Equalizer 1 Open the Music homescreen menu, and then tap Settings > Audio settings >

Sound effects > Equalizer. 2 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 feature 1 Open the Music home screen menu, then tap Settings > Audio settings > Sound

effects > Surround sound (VPT). 2 Flick left or right to select a setting, then tap OK to confirm.

Recognizing Music with TrackID Use the TrackID music recognition service to identify a song 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 in a quiet area.

1 Search for tracks, albums, and artists

2 Create an online TrackID profile

3 View current music charts

4 View TrackID options

5 View the history of your previous searches

6 Check out what others are tracking

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7 Identify the music youre listening to

The TrackID application and the TrackID service are not supported in all countries/regions or by all networks and/or service providers. TrackID can be connected to music streaming services available in your country.

To Identify Music Using TrackID Technology 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap TrackID, then hold your device close to the music source. 3 Tap . If the song is recognized by the TrackID service, the results appear on

the screen.

To return to the TrackID start screen, tap .

To View Artist Information for a Song 1 After a song is recognized by the TrackID application, the result is displayed on

the TrackID homescreen. 2 Scroll to the result you want to view and then tap to open it.

To Delete a Song from the Track History 1 Open the TrackID application, then browse to the song that you want to delete. 2 Touch and hold the screen to make appear. 3 Tap .

To Use TrackID LIVE You can use TrackID LIVE to see real-time LIVE trackings from around the world. There are two ways to start TrackID LIVE:

Tap the map on the TrackID homescreen. Or press , then tap TrackID LIVE.

You can change how fast you want to get the trackings and you can mute or unmute the song previews.

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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 audio to the speaker, if desired.

1 Save or remove a channel as a favorite

2 Tuned frequency

3 Favorites list

4 Launch the TrackID music recognition application

5 Radio on/off button

6 View menu options

7 Frequency band drag left or right to move between channels

8 Move up the frequency band to search for a channel

9 Tuning dial

10 A saved favorite channel

11 Move down the frequency band to search for a channel

To listen to the FM radio 1 Connect a headset or a set of headphones to your device. 2 From your Homescreen, 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.

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.

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To identify a song on the FM radio using TrackID 1 While the song is playing on your device's FM radio, tap . 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.

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Camera Taking photos and recording videos

1 Zoom in or out

2 Switch between the front and main camera

3 Front camera

4 Main camera screen

5 View photos and videos

6 Take photos or record videos

7 Adjust capturing mode settings

8 Go back a step or exit the camera

9 Select capturing mode

To Take a Photo from the Lockscreen 1 To activate the screen, briefly press the power key . 2 To activate the camera, touch and hold the camera icon , then drag it to the left. 3 After the camera opens, tap .

To Take a Photo by Touching the Screen 1 Activate the camera. 2 Tap . 3 Drag the Touch capture slider to the right. 4 Point the camera toward the subject. 5 To take a photo, tap any area on the screen that you want the camera to focus on.

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 selfie using the front camera 1 Activate the camera. 2 Tap . 3 To take the photo, tap the on-screen camera button . The photo is taken as

soon as you release your finger.

To use the zoom function When the camera is open, press the volume key up or down. When the camera is open, pinch in or pinch out on the camera screen.

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To Record a Video 1 Activate the camera. 2 If video mode is not selected, swipe the screen to select . 3 Point the camera toward the subject. 4 To start recording, tap . 5 To pause when recording a video, tap . To resume recording, tap . 6 To stop recording, tap .

To take a photo when recording a video To take a photo when recording a video, tap . The photo is taken as soon as

you release your finger.

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 The camera automatically detects faces and indicates them with frames. A colored 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 Swipe the screen to select Manual capturing mode. 2 Tap . 3 Find and 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 Tap the frame you want to select for focus. Do not tap if you want the camera to

select focus automatically. 3 A colored frame shows which face is in focus. Tap the screen to take the photo.

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 . 3 Find and tap Smile Shutter and select a smile level.

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, tap the screen to take the photo manually.

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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 appears, geotagging is turned off.

To Turn on Geotagging 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Tap Settings > Location. 3 Tap the on-off switch. 4 Activate the camera. 5 Tap . 6 Find Save location. Drag the slider to the right.

General camera settings

Capturing Mode Settings Overview

Superior auto Optimize your settings to suit any scene.

Manual Adjust camera settings manually.

Background defocus Blur the background of your photos to make your subject look sharper in comparison.

AR effect Take photos or videos with virtual scenes and characters.

Creative effect Apply effects to photos or videos.

Timeshift burst Find the best photo from a burst of images.

Sweep Panorama Take wide-angle and panoramic photos.

Face in picture Take photos using the front and rear cameras at the same time.

Multi camera Record the same scene from multiple angles on a single screen.

Sound Photo Take photos with background sound.

AR fun Play in your camera view finder with virtual objects and enrich your photos or videos.

To switch between capturing modes 1 Activate the camera. 2 Swipe the screen to the desired capturing mode.

Superior Auto Superior auto mode detects the conditions you are taking photos in and automatically adjusts the settings to ensure you take the best photos possible.

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Manual mode Use Manual mode when you want to manually adjust your camera settings for photos and videos.

AR effect You can apply AR (augmented reality) effects to your photos or videos and make them more fun. When using the camera, this setting lets you integrate 3D scenes into your photos or videos. Just select the scene you want and adjust its position in the viewfinder.

Creative effect You can apply different effects on your photos or videos. Add a Nostalgic effect to make photos look older, or a Sketch effect for a more fun image.

Sweep Panorama You can take wide-angle and panoramic photos from the horizontal or vertical direction in an easy press-and-sweep motion.

To take a panoramic photo 1 Activate the camera. 2 Swipe the screen to go to , then select . 3 To select a shooting direction, tap . 4 Tap the screen and move the camera slowly and steadily in the direction of

movement indicated on the screen.

Timeshift Burst The camera takes a burst of 61 photos in a window of two secondsone second before and after you tap the on-screen camera button. So you can go back and find the perfect image.

To Use Timeshift Burst 1 Activate the camera. 2 Swipe the screen to go to , and then select . 3 Take photos. The photos taken appear in thumbnail view. 4 Scroll through the thumbnails and select the photo you want to save, and then tap

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Background Defocus Mode Use your camera's blurred background effect to make your subjects look sharper and more vivid in comparison with their background. In Background defocus mode, the camera takes two shots, identifies the background, and then blurs it while keeping the subject sharp and in focus, like shooting with a digital SLR camera. You can select from three different blur variations and tune the blur level in the preview display.

Face in Picture You can use the Face in Picture mode to turn on the front and main cameras at the same time, so you can take a photo of yourself together with the subject.

Multi-Camera Mode Multi-camera mode lets you take a photo that combines images from two different angles and devices. You see two images in the camera viewfinder of your deviceone from your own camera and one from a connected Xperia device or a Sony camera that supports NFC and Wi-Fi Direct technology. You can then edit what you see in the viewfinder before taking a photo.

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So if youre at a concert venue, for example, and you want to capture a photo that combines a view of the band from one angle and the audience from another, you can use multi-camera mode for the best effect.

You can set up multi-camera mode using NFC, which launches the pairing of the two devices using Wi-Fi Direct technology.

To use Multi camera mode 1 Turn on the NFC functions on both devices that you want to connect. 2 Activate the camera on your device. 3 Swipe the screen to go to , then select . 4 On the screens of both devices, tap . 5 Touch the NFC detection areas of each device to one other. Both devices should

now connect using Wi-Fi Direct technology. 6 Once the devices are connected, two images appear in the viewfinder of your

device one from the viewfinder of your camera and another from the viewfinder of the connected device.

7 To edit the images in your viewfinder, tap . 8 Edit the images as desired. For example, you can tap and hold an image and drag

it to the other side of the viewfinder to change the order. 9 When you are finished editing and are ready to capture the final combined image,

tap Done > .

Downloading Camera Applications You can download free or paid camera applications from Google Play or other sources. Before you start downloading, make sure you have a working internet connection, preferably over Wi-Fi to limit data traffic charges.

To download camera applications 1 Open the camera application. 2 Swipe the screen to go to , then tap . 3 Select the application that you want to download, and follow the instructions to

complete the installation.

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

Launch only After you drag inward, the main camera is launched from sleep mode.

Launch and capture After you drag inward, the still camera is launched from sleep mode and a photo is captured.

Launch and record video After you drag inward, the video camera is launched from sleep mode and starts recording.

Off

Save location Add geographical location (geotag) information to your photos when you take them.

Touch capture Identify a focus area, and then touch the camera screen with your finger. The photo is taken as soon as you release your finger.

Sound Choose to turn on or turn off the shutter sound.

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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.

Touch Block You can disable the touchscreen to avoid unintended touches when you are using the camera.

White Balance This setting, which is only available in Manual capturing mode, adjusts the color balance according to the lighting conditions. It also allows you to adjust the exposure manually in the -2.0 EV to +2.0 EV range. For example, you can increase the image brightness or decrease the overall exposure by tapping the plus or minus controls accordingly when the white balance setting icon is displayed.

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.

Still camera settings

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

Still camera settings overview

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

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

6MP 32641836(16:9) 6 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.

3MP 20481536(4:3) 3 megapixel resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on non-widescreen displays or print in high resolution.

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

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

Self-Timer With the self-timer you can take a photo without holding the device. Use this function to take self-portraits, or group photos where everyone can be in the photo. You can also use the self-timer if you want 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.

0.5 sec. Set a half-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 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 focus frame changes color, 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 focus frame changes color, 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 colored 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 focus frame changes color, indicating that the focus is set. The photo is taken when you release your finger.

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

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

HDR Use the HDR (High Dynamic Range) setting to take a photo against strong backlight or in conditions where the contrast is sharp. HDR compensates for the loss of detail and produces a picture that is representative of both dark and bright areas.

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

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ISO You can reduce image blurring caused by dark conditions or moving subjects by increasing the ISO sensitivity. Also, if you want to capture a bright image even in dark conditions, you can set the ISO sensitivity to a higher value.

Auto Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically.

50 Sets the ISO sensitivity to 50.

100 Sets the ISO sensitivity to 100.

200 Sets the ISO sensitivity to 200.

400 Sets the ISO sensitivity to 400.

800 Sets the ISO sensitivity to 800.

1600 Sets the ISO sensitivity to 1600.

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

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

Center Measures the center of the image, and determines the exposure based on the brightness of the subject there.

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

Face Measures the amount of light on the face, and adjusts the exposure so that the face is neither too dark or too bright.

Multi Divides the image into multiple regions, and measures each region to determine a well-balanced exposure.

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

Preview You can choose to preview photos 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.

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Face Recognition You can register faces in the Camera application so that the camera automatically focuses on these faces when they appear in the viewfinder.

Scene selection Use the Scene selection feature to quickly set up the camera for common situations using pre-programmed scenes. The camera determines a number of settings for you to fit the selected scene, ensuring the best possible photo.

Off The Scene selection feature is off and you can take photos manually.

Soft skin Take photos of faces using an enhanced beauty effect.

Soft snap Use for shooting photos against a soft background.

Anti motion blur Use for minimizing camera shake when shooting a slightly dark scene.

Landscape Use for landscape photos. The camera focuses on distant objects.

Backlight correction HDR Use to improve details in high contrast shots. The built-in backlight correction analyzes the image and automatically adjusts it to give you a perfectly lit shot.

Night portrait Use for portrait photos taken at night or in poorly lit environments. Due to the long exposure time, the camera must be held still or placed on a stable surface.

Night scene Use when taking photos at night or in poorly lit environments. Due to the long exposure time, the camera must be held still or placed on a stable surface.

Hand-held twilight Use for taking hand-held low-light photos with reduced noise and blur.

High sensitivity Use for taking photos without a flash under low light conditions. Reduces blur.

Gourmet Use for shooting food arrangements in bright color.

Pet Use for taking photos of your pet. Reduces blur and red eyes.

Beach Use for taking photos of seaside or lakeside scenes.

Snow Use in bright environments to avoid overexposed photos.

Party Use for indoor photos in poorly lit environments. This scene picks up indoor background lighting or candlelight. Due to the long exposure time, the camera must be held still or placed on a stable surface.

Sports Use for taking photos of fast-moving objects. Short exposure time minimizes motion blurring.

Document Use for photos of text or drawings. Gives the photo increased, sharper contrast.

Fireworks Use for taking photos of fireworks in all their glory.

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

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Video camera settings

To adjust the video camera settings 1 Activate the camera. 2 Swipe to . 3 To display 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 19201080(16:9) Full HD (Full High Definition) format with 16:9 aspect ratio.

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

VGA 640480(4:3) VGA format with 4:3 aspect ratio.

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

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 if you want 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.

0.5 sec. Set a half-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.

Smile Shutter(video) Use the Smile Shutter function to determine what kind of smile the camera reacts to before recording a video.

Focus mode The focus setting controls which part of a video-recorded subject 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.

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

HDR video Use the video HDR (High-Dynamic Range) setting to record a video against strong backlight or in conditions where the contrast is sharp. Video HDR compensates for the loss of detail and produces a picture that is representative of both dark and bright areas.

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 Measures the center of the image, and determines the exposure based on the brightness of the subject there.

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

Face Measures the amount of light on the face, and adjusts the exposure so that the face is neither too dark or too bright.

Multi Divides the image into multiple regions, and measures each region to determine a well-balanced exposure.

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

SteadyShot When recording a video, it can be difficult to hold the device steady. The stabilizer helps by compensating for the small movements of your hand.

Standard Activate to remove the camera shakes.

Off The stabilizer is turned off.

Scene selection The Scene selection feature helps you to quickly set up the camera for common situations using preprogrammed video scenes. Each scene setting is designed to produce the best quality video possible in a specific recording environment.

Off The Scene selection feature is off and you can shoot videos manually.

Soft snap Use for shooting videos against soft backgrounds.

Landscape Use for videos of landscapes. The camera focuses on distant objects.

Night scene When turned on, light sensitivity is increased. Use in poorly lit environments. Videos of fast-moving objects may get blurred. Hold your hand steady, or use a support. Turn off night mode when lighting conditions are good, to improve the video quality.

Beach Use for videos of seaside or lakeside scenes.

Snow Use in bright environments to avoid overexposed videos.

Sports

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Use for videos of fast-moving objects. Short exposure time minimizes motion blurring.

Party Use for indoor videos in poorly lit environments. This scene picks up indoor background lighting or candlelight. Videos of fast-moving objects may get blurred. Hold your hand steady, or use a support.

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Photos and videos in Album Viewing Photos and Videos Use the Album application to view photos and play videos youve taken with your camera, or to view similar content youve saved to your device. All photos and videos are displayed in a chronologically ordered grid.

1 Tap the icon to open the Album homescreen menu

2 View a slideshow of all images or just the ones you've added to your favorites

3 Drag the left edge of the screen to the right to open the Album homescreen menu

4 The date range of items in the current group

5 Tap a photo or video to open it in full-screen view

6 Scroll up or down to view content

To View Photos and Videos 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Album. 3 Tap a photo or video you want to view. If prompted, tap . 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, you can enable this by tappingRotate the contents of the screen under Settings > Display > When device is rotated.

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.

To Play a Video 1 In Album, find and tap the video you want to play. 2 Tap . 3 If the playback controls are not displayed, tap the screen to display them. To hide

the controls, tap the screen again.

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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 saved 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. If you have lots of photos saved on your device, its a good idea to routinely transfer them to a computer or to an external storage device in order to avoid any inadvertent loss of data. Doing so also frees up more space on your device. See Managing Files Using a Computer on the 33 page.

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 Select a contact, then edit the photo as desired. 3 Tap Save.

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 Tap Rotate, then select an option. 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.

To Work with Batches of Photos or Videos in Album 1 When viewing thumbnails of photos and videos in Album, touch and hold an item

until it's highlighted. 2 Tap other desired items to select and work with them. If you want to select all

items, tap , then tap Select all. 3 Use the tools in the toolbar to work with your selected items.

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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 Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Album. 3 Drag the left edge of the Album home screen to the right, then tap Faces. All

photos on your device get analyzed and grouped in the Unnamed faces folder.

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. 3 Tap > Crop. 4 Tap Crop to select an option. 5 To adjust the crop frame, touch and hold the edge of the crop frame. When the

circles 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. When the circles at the edges disappear, 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 . 9 To save a copy of the photo as you cropped it, tap Save.

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. 3 Tap , then select an option. 4 Edit the photo as desired, then tap Save.

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To Add a Photo Frame Effect to a Photo 1 When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, and then

tap . 2 If prompted, select Photo editor. 3 Tap , and 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. 3 Tap , then select an option and edit as desired. 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. 3 Tap , then select an option. 4 To save a copy of the edited photo, tap Save.

Editing videos with the Video editor application You can edit videos that youve taken with your camera. For example, you can trim a video to the desired length or adjust the speed of a video. After you save the edited video, the original unchanged version of the video remains on your device.

To Trim a Video 1 In the Album, find and tap the video you want to edit. 2 Tap the screen to display the toolbars, and then tap . 3 If prompted, select Video Editor, and then tap Trim. 4 To move the trim frame to another part of the timeline, touch and hold the edge of

the trim frame and drag it to the desired position, and then tap Apply. 5 To save a copy of the trimmed video, tap Save.

To Adjust the Speed of a Video 1 In the Album, find and tap the video you want to play. 2 Tap the screen to display the toolbars, and then tap . 3 If prompted, select Video Editor, and then tap Speed. 4 Select an option, touch and hold the edge of the timeline and drag it to the

desired position, and then tap Apply. 5 To save a copy of the edited video, tap Save.

Hiding photos and videos You can hide any photos and videos from the Album homescreen. Once photos and videos are hidden from the Album homescreen, they can only be viewed from the Hidden folder.

To hide a photo or video 1 In Album, find and tap the photo or video that you want to hide. 2 Tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap . 3 Tap Hide > OK.

To view your hidden photos and videos 1 In Album, drag the left edge of the Album homescreen to the right, then tap

Hidden. 2 Tap a photo or video to view it. 3 Flick left to view the next photo or video. Flick right to view the previous photo or

video.

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To unhide a photo or video 1 In Album, drag the left edge of the Album homescreen to the right, then tap

Hidden. 2 Tap a photo or video that you want to unhide. 3 Tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap . 4 Tap Don't hide.

Album homescreen menu From the Album homescreen menu, you can browse your photo albums, including photos and videos taken using special effects, as well as content that you have shared online via services such as Picasa and Facebook. Once you are logged in to such platforms, you can manage content and view online images. From the Album application, you can also add geotags to photos, perform basic editing tasks, and use methods, like Bluetooth wireless technology and email to share content.

1 Return to the Album application homescreen to view all content

2 View your favorite photos and videos

3 View all videos saved to your device

4 View your photos on a map or in Globe view

5 View photos and videos that you have hidden from view

6 View all photos and videos taken by your device's camera using special effects

7 View all photos and videos saved to your device in different folders

8 View all photos with faces

9 View photos and videos on devices in the same network

10 Open the settings menu for the Album application

11 Open web support

12 View photos and videos on Facebook

13 View photos and videos on Picasa

14 View photos and videos on Flickr

To view photos from online services in Album 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Album, then drag the left edge of the Album homescreen to the right. 3 Tap the desired online service, then follow the on-screen instructions to get

started. All available online albums that you have uploaded to the service are displayed.

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

video.

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

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particular photo. See Adding the Geographical Position to Your Photos on page 78 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.

1 View geotagged photos in Globe view

2 Search a location on the map

3 View menu options

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

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

6 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. 2 Tap , then tap Add geotag to open the map screen. 3 Tap on the map to set the location for the photo. 4 To reset the location for the photo, tap the new location on the map. 5 When you are done, tap OK.

To view geotagged photos on a map 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Album. 3 Drag the left edge of the Album home screen to the right, then tap Places. 4 Tap the photo that you want to view on a map.

To view geotagged photos on a globe 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Album. 3 Drag the left edge of the Album homescreen to the right, then tap Places > . 4 Tap the photo that you want to view on a globe.

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

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Videos Watching videos in the Video application Use the Video application to play movies and other video content that youve saved or downloaded to your device. The Video 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.

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

1 Tap the icon to open the Video homescreen menu

2 View all videos saved to your device

3 View online videos

4 Scroll up or down to view content

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

screen, drag the left edge of the screen to the right to open the Video homescreen menu, 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

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 Video 1 From your Homescreen, tap , then find and tap Video. 2 Drag the left edge of the screen to the right to open the Video home screen menu,

then tap Settings. 3 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 > Audio settings, then change the settings as desired. 3 When you're done, tap OK.

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To Share a Video 1 When a video is playing, tap , then tap Share. 2 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:

For Windows only: 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 Managing Files Using a Computer on page 33.

If you have a PC or an Apple Mac computer, use Xperia Companion to organize content and transfer video files to your device.

Managing video content

To get movie information manually 1 Make sure that your device has an active data connection. 2 When a video is playing, tap the screen to display the controls. 3 Tap > Information. 4 Tap > Search for info. 5 In the search field, enter keywords for the video, then tap the confirm key on the

keyboard. All matches are displayed in a list. 6 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 Video application opens if you activate the Get video details button under Settings.

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

To clear information about a video 1 When a video is playing, tap the screen to display the controls. 2 Tap > Information. 3 Tap > Clear info.

To Delete a Video 1 From your Homescreen, tap , then find and tap Video. 2 Drag the left edge of the screen to the right to open the Video homescreen menu,

and then browse to the video file you want to delete. 3 Touch and hold the video thumbnail, and then tap Delete from the list that

appears. 4 Tap Delete again to confirm.

Movie Creator The Xperia Movie Creator automatically creates short videos of around 30 seconds in length using existing photos and videos. The application automatically determines the timeline to create its movie. For example, it could take a selection of photos and videos from a Saturday afternoon outing or from a random seven-day period and create a movie for you. When this highlight-style movie is ready, you get notified. You can then edit it as desired. For example, you can edit the title, delete scenes, change the music, or add more photos and videos.

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To open Movie Creator 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Movie Creator.

If no photos or videos are saved on your device, no functionality is available when you open the Movie Creator application.

To turn off Movie Creator notifications 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Movie Creator. 3 Tap , then tap Settings and deactivate Notifications.

To disable Movie Creator 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Apps. 3 Find and tap Movie Creator > DISABLE.

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Connectivity Mirroring the Screen of Your Device on a TV Using a Cable You can connect your device to a compatible TV set using an MHL cable and mirror the screen of your device on the TV screen.

MHL and HDMI cables and adaptors are sold separately.

Sony does not guarantee that all types of MHL and HDMI cables and adaptors are supported by your device.

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 displays the screen of your device.

If your device fails to detect the display that is connected to the MHL cable, reconnect the MHL cable and tap Settings > Device connection > USB Connectivity > Detect USB device.

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 powered

USB port. 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 displays the screen of your device.

To View Help About Using a 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. The MHL settings appear on the TV screen. 3 Select Remote control usage.

You can select Video Output Size to adjust the size of the output on the TV screen. If the TV already has an auto-scaling option enabled, this setting does not appear under the MHL settings.

You can also press the yellow button on the TV remote control to open the Notification panel.

To Disconnect Your Device from a TV Set Disconnect the MHL cable or the MHL adaptor from your device.

Mirroring the Screen of your Device Wirelessly You can use the Screen Mirroring feature to share the screen of another Xperia device on the screen of your device without using a cable connection. You can also view content on your device on a display or TV that supports Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast.

To mirror the screen of another Xperia device on your own device 1 Your device: From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Screen mirroring. 3 Under Receive, tap Start. 4 Other device: From the Homescreen, tap . 5 Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Screen mirroring > Start. 6 Tap OK and select a device. 7 Your device: Tap Accept to allow the connection to your device.

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To Mirror the Screen of Your Device on a TV Screen 1 TV: Follow the instructions in the User Guide of your TV to turn on the Screen

mirroring function. 2 Your device: From your Home screen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Screen mirroring. 4 Tap Start. 5 Tap OK and select a device.

Your TV must support Screen mirroring based on Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast for the function to work. If your TV does not support Screen mirroring, you may need to purchase a wireless display adapter separately. Also, when using Screen mirroring, do not cover the Wi-Fi antenna area of your device.

To stop screen mirroring between devices 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Screen mirroring. 3 Tap Disconnect, then tap OK.

Sharing Content with DLNA Certified Devices You can view or play media content saved to your device on other devices such as a TV or a computer. These devices must be on the same wireless network and can be Sony TVs or speakers, or products that are DLNA Certified by the Digital Living Network Alliance. You can also view or play content from other DLNA Certified devices on your device.

After you set up media sharing between devices, you can 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, for example.

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 music 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 Homescreen, tap , then find and tap . 3 Drag the left edge of the Music home screen to the right, then tap Home network. 4 Select a device from the list of connected devices. 5 Browse the folders of the connected device and select the track that you want to

play. Once selected, 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 Homescreen, tap , and then find and tap Video. 3 Drag the left edge of the Video homescreen to the right, then tap Home network. 4 Select a device from the list of connected devices. 5 Browse the folders of the connected device and select the video that you want to

play.

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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 Homescreen, tap , then find and tap Album. 3 Drag the left edge of the Album home screen to the right, and tap Home network. 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.

Playing files 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 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 with other DLNA Certified Devices 1 Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network. 2 From your Homescreen, tap , and then find and tap . 3 Tap , and 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 access permissions for each device.

The instructions for setting up file sharing using DLNA differ depending on the client device. Refer to your client device User guide for more information. If the device cannot connect to a client on the network, check if your Wi-Fi network is working.

You can also access the Media server menu from certain applications, like Music, Album or Video, by dragging the left edge of the applications homescreen to the right and then tapping Settings > Media server.

To stop sharing files with other DLNA Certified devices 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Media server. 3 Drag the slider beside Share media to the left.

To set access permissions for a pending device 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Device connection > 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 Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Device connection > 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 Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Media server. 3 Select a device from the Registered devices list. 4 Tap Change access level and select an option.

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To get help with sharing content with other DLNA Certified devices 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings >Device connection > Media server. 3 Tap and then tap Help.

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 and render or play content received from your device. A TV with DLNA features or a PC running Windows 7 or higher are examples of DMR devices.

The settings for enabling the Digital Media Renderer may vary depending on the device. Refer to the user guide of the DMR device for more information.

Content secured 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 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 Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Album. 4 Browse and open the photos or videos you want to view. 5 Tap the screen to display the toolbar, then tap and select a DMR device you

want to share your content with. The selected content starts playing in chronological order on the device that you select.

6 To disconnect from the DMR device, tap and select Disconnect. The file stops playing on the DMR device but continues playing on your device.

You can also share a video from the Video 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 Homescreen, tap , then find and tap . 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.

Connecting Your Device to USB Accessories You can use a USB host adapter to connect your device to USB accessories such as USB mass storage devices, game controllers, USB keyboards, and USB mice. If the USB accessory has a micro USB connector, a USB host adapter is not necessary.

USB host adapters are sold separately. Sony does not guarantee that all USB accessories are supported by your device.

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To connect a USB accessory using a USB host adapter 1 Attach the USB Host adapter to your device, then connect the adapter to the USB

accessory. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Device connection > USB Connectivity > Detect USB

device.

Additional steps or software may be required to set up game controllers, USB audio and USB Ethernet accessories. Sony does not guarantee that all USB accessories are supported by your device.

To access content on a USB mass storage device using a USB Host adapter 1 Attach the USB Host adapter to your device, then connect the adapter to the USB

mass storage device. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Device connection > USB Connectivity > Detect USB

device. 4 To access files and folders on the USB storage device, use a file manager app

such as File Commander.

You can also open the relevant media application on your device to view content directly. For example, you can open the Album application to view photos stored on USB mass storage devices.

To disconnect a USB mass storage device 1 To open the Notification Panel, drag the status bar downward, then tap USB

storage connected. 2 Tap OK. 3 Detach the USB Host adapter from your device.

To connect a USB accessory using a micro USB connector 1 Attach the micro USB connector of the USB accessory to your device. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Device connection > USB Connectivity > Detect USB

device.

Sony does not guarantee that all USB accessories with a micro USB connector are supported by your device.

Connecting Your Device to a DUALSHOCK Series Wireless Controller You can play games stored on your device using a DUALSHOCK series wireless controller. You can also mirror your device on a TV or other display. For more information about Screen Mirroring, refer to the relevant section of the User guide.

To Connect a DUALSHOCK4 Wireless Controller to your Device 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Device connection > DUALSHOCK4. 3 Tap Pair controller, and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the

connection.

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.

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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 Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > More. 3 Tap the on-off switch beside NFC.

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 Homescreen, 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, 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 both your device and the receiving device have the NFC function

turned on, and that both screens are active. 2 To open the Music 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, 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.

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 Homescreen, 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 of each device touch each other. When the devices connect, a thumbnail of the track 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.

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To Share a Web Address with Another Device Using NFC 1 Be sure both devices have the NFC function turned on, and both screens are

active. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 To open the web browser, find and tap . 4 Load the webpage you want to share. 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, a thumbnail appears.

6 Tap the thumbnail to start the transfer. 7 When the transfer is done, the webpage 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 handsfree accessories. Bluetooth connections work better within 10 meters (33 feet), with no solid objects in between. In some cases you have to manually pair your device with other Bluetooth devices.

Interoperability and compatibility among Bluetooth devices can vary.

If you are using a device with multiple users, each user can change the Bluetooth settings, and the changes affect all users.

To Turn on the Bluetooth Function 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth. 3 Tap the on-off switch beside Bluetooth so the Bluetooth function is turned on.

Your device is now visible to nearby devices and a list of available Bluetooth

devices appears.

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.

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To Give Your Device a Name 1 Be sure the Bluetooth function is turned on. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth. 4 Tap > Rename this device. 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 with has the Bluetooth function activated

and is visible to other Bluetooth devices. 2 From your devices Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth. 4 Drag the slider beside Bluetooth to turn on the Bluetooth function. A list of

available Bluetooth devices appears. 5 Tap the Bluetooth device you want to pair with. 6 Enter a passcode, if required, or confirm the same passcode on both devices.

To connect your device to another Bluetooth device 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth. 3 Tap the Bluetooth device you want to connect to.

To Unpair a Bluetooth Device 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth. 3 Under Paired devices, tap beside the name of the device you want to unpair. 4 Tap Forget.

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

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To Send Items Using Bluetooth 1 In the receiving device, make sure the Bluetooth device you want to send the

item to has Bluetooth turned on and is visible to other Bluetooth devices. 2 In the sending device, open the application which contains the item you want to

send and scroll to the item. 3 Depending on the application and the item you want to send, you may need to

touch and hold the item, open the item, or press . Other ways to send an item may exist.

4 Select a share or send menu item. 5 In the menu that appears, select Bluetooth. 6 Turn on Bluetooth, if you are asked to do so. 7 Tap the name of the receiving device. 8 Receiving device: If asked, accept the connection. 9 If asked, enter the same passcode on both devices, or confirm the suggested

passcode. 10 Receiving device: Accept the incoming item. If needed, drag the status bar

downward to find the notification.

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 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth. 3 Press and select Show received files.

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Smart apps and features that save you time Controlling Accessories and Settings with Smart Connect Use the Smart Connect application to set what happens in your device when you connect or disconnect an accessory. For example, you can decide to always start the FM radio application when you connect a headset.

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 between 7 am and 9 am, you can decide that:

the FM radio application starts; your favorite social networking app opens, for example, Facebook;

With Smart Connect, you can also manage accessories such as Xperia SmartTags or a watch from the Sony SmartWatch series. Refer to the User guide of the specific accessory for more information.

If you are using a device with multiple users, you must log in as the owner, that is, the primary user, to use the Smart Connect application.

1 Tap to display available accessories

2 Tap to display all events

3 Add an accessory or an event

4 View menu options

5 Tap to activate an event

6 Tap to view details of an event

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To Create a Smart Connect Event 1 From your Homescreen, tap , then find and tap . 2 If you are opening Smart Connect for the first time, tap OK to close the

introduction screen. 3 On the Events tab, tap . 4 If you are creating an event for the first time, tap OK again to close the

introduction screen. 5 Add conditions you want to trigger the event under. A condition could be the

connection with an accessory, or a specific time interval, or both. 6 Tap to continue. 7 Add what you want to happen when you connect an accessory, and set other

settings as desired. 8 Tap to continue. 9 Set an event name, then tap Finish.

To add a Bluetooth accessory, you have to first pair it with your device.

To Edit a Smart Connect Event 1 Start the Smart Connect application. 2 On the Events tab, tap an event. 3 If the event is switched off, drag the slider to the right to turn it on. 4 Tap Edit event, then adjust the settings as desired.

To Delete an Event 1 Start the Smart Connect application. 2 On the Events tab, touch and hold the event you want to delete, then tap Delete

event. 3 Tap Delete to confirm.

You can also open the event you want to delete, then tap > Delete event > Delete.

Managing Accessories Use the Smart Connect application to manage a range of smart accessories you can connect to your device, including Xperia SmartTags, a SmartWatch series watch, or a wireless headset from Sony. Smart Connect downloads any necessary applications and also finds third-party applications, when available. Previously connected accessories are shown in a list that allows you to get more information about the features of each accessory.

To Pair and Connect an Accessory 1 Start the Smart Connect application. If you are opening Smart Connect for

the first time, tap OK to close the introduction screen. 2 Tap Accessories, then tap . 3 Turn on the Bluetooth function if it is not already on, then tap the name of the

accessory that you want to pair and connect with. 4 If required, enter a passcode, or confirm the same passcode on both your device

and the accessory.

To Adjust the Settings for a Connected Accessory 1 Pair and connect the accessory with your device. 2 Start the Smart Connect application. 3 Tap Accessories, then tap the name of the connected accessory. 4 Adjust the desired settings.

Using your device as a fitness hub with ANT+ You can use your device with health and fitness products that also support ANT+ technology. For example, if you go running with an ANT+ compatible heart rate monitor and a foot pod (to measure pace and distance), you can collect all the data from

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the run on your device. You can then analyze your performance and see how you can improve.

You can download a range of applications from Google Play that support ANT+ sport, fitness, and health devices. For information about ANT+ compatible products, go to www.thisisant.com/directory.

Using your device as a wallet Use your device as a wallet to pay for goods without reaching for your real wallet. All of your installed payment services are put together to be viewed and managed. Note that when making a payment, you must first turn on the NFC function before your device touches a card reader. For more information about NFC, see NFC on page 101.

Mobile payment services may not yet be available in all regions.

To manage payment services 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Tap & pay. A list of payment services appears. 3 Manage the payment services as desired, for example, change your default

payment service.

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

In order to use your device to find out where you are, you need to enable location services.

To Enable or Disable Location Services 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Location, then tap the on-off switch accordingly to enable

or disable location services. 3 If you selected to enable location services in step 2, tap Agree to confirm.

Improving GPS Accuracy The first time you use the GPS function in your device, it can take a few 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). 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.

Google Maps and Navigation Use Google Maps to track your current location, view real-time traffic situations, and receive detailed directions to your destination.

The Google Maps application requires an internet connection when used online. To get more detailed information about how to use this application, go to http://support.google.com and click the Maps for mobile link.

The Google Maps application may not be available in every market, country, or region.

To Use Google Maps 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Maps.

Using your device with a car infotainment system Connect your device to a MirrorLink certified car infotainment system using a USB cable to, for example, use a navigation app or play music from your device while driving. The car infotainment system mirrors all features on your device and gives you access to

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all applications. When connected, you can navigate the apps using the car infotainment system controls.

Some applications may not be available in driving mode. Also, protected data, such as videos that are strictly protected under Digital Rights Management (DRM), is not made available via MirrorLink.

To connect your device to a car infotainment system Connect your device and the car infotainment system using a USB cable. The

screen of your device appears on the screen of the infotainment system.

You may need to start MirrorLink manually if the connection between your device and the infotainment system is not established automatically.

To start MirrorLink manually 1 Make sure that your device is connected to the car infotainment system using a

USB cable. 2 From your Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Xperia Connectivity > MirrorLink. 4 Tap Start MirrorLink, then tap OK. 5 If the connection still fails, tap Network address to change to another network

address in case the same network address is being used by other services such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and then try again.

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, 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 Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > More. 3 Drag the slider beside Airplane mode to the right.

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Calendar and alarm clock Calendar Use the Calendar application to manage your time schedule. If you have signed in to and synchronized your device with one or several online accounts that include calendars, for example, your Google account or Xperia with Facebook account, then calendar events from these accounts will also appear in the Calendar application. You can select which calendars you want to integrate into the combined Calendar view.

When an appointment time approaches, your device plays a notification sound to remind you. Also, appears in the status bar.

1 Select a view type and the calendars that you want to view

2 Search for events

3 Return to the current date

4 Access settings and other options

5 Selected date

6 Agenda for the selected day

7 Add a calendar event

8 Flick left or right to browse more quickly

To Create a Calendar Event 1 From your Homescreen, 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 or select the desired information and add attendees to the event. 5 To save the event and send out invites, tap Save.

To view a calendar event 1 From your Homescreen, tap , then tap Calendar. 2 Tap the event you want to view.

To View Multiple Calendars 1 From your Homescreen, tap , then find and tap Calendar. 2 Tap , then mark the checkboxes for the calendars you want to view.

To zoom the calendar view When the Week or the Day view is selected, pinch the screen to zoom in.

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To display national holidays in the Calendar application 1 From your Homescreen, tap , then tap Calendar. 2 Tap , then tap Settings > Calendar view settings. 3 Tap National holidays. 4 Select an option, or a combination of options, then tap OK.

To Display Birthdays in the Calendar Application 1 From your Homescreen, tap , and then tap Calendar. 2 Tap , and then tap Settings > Calendar view settings. 3 Tap Birthdays, and then drag the slider to the right.

To Display Weather Forecasts in the Calendar Application 1 From your Homescreen, tap , and then tap Calendar. 2 Tap , and then tap Settings > Calendar view settings. 3 Tap Weather forecast, and then drag the slider to the right. 4 If location services are disabled, tap Home location, and then search for the city

you want to add.

For more information about how to enable location services, see Using location services on the 109 page.

To change weather forecast settings in the Calendar application 1 From your Homescreen, tap , then tap Calendar. 2 Tap , then tap Settings > Calendar view settings. 3 Tap Weather forecast. 4 Adjust the settings as desired.

Clock You can set one or several alarms and use any sound saved on your device as the alarm signal. The alarm does not sound if your device is turned off.

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.

1 Access the alarm homescreen

2 View a world clock and adjust settings

3 Access the stopwatch function

4 Access the timer function

5 View options

6 Open date and time settings for the clock

7 Turn an alarm on or off

8 Add a new alarm

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To Set a New Alarm 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Clock. 3 Tap . 4 Tap Time and select the desired value. 5 Tap OK. 6 If desired, edit other alarm settings. 7 Tap Save.

To snooze an alarm when it sounds Tap Snooze.

To Turn Off an Alarm When It Sounds Drag to the right.

To turn off a snoozed alarm, you can drag down the status bar to open the Notification panel, then tap .

To Edit an Existing Alarm 1 Open the Clock application, and then tap the alarm you want to edit. 2 Make the desired changes. 3 Tap Save.

To Turn an Alarm On or Off Open the Clock application, and then drag the slider next to the alarm to the On or

Off position.

To Delete an Alarm 1 Open the Clock application, and then touch and hold the alarm you want to

delete. 2 Tap Delete alarm, and then tap Yes.

To Set the Sound for an Alarm 1 Open the Clock application, and then tap the alarm you want to edit. 2 Tap Alarm sound and select an option, or tap and select a music file. 3 Tap Done, and then tap Save.

For more information about how to adjust the alarm volume levels, see Sound volume on the 46 page.

To Adjust the Volume Level for an Alarm 1 Open the Clock application, and then tap the alarm you want to edit. 2 Drag the volume slider under Alarm volume to the desired position. 3 Tap Save.

To Set a Recurring Alarm 1 Open the Clock application, and then tap the alarm you want to edit. 2 Tap Repeat. 3 Mark the checkboxes for the relevant days, and then tap OK. 4 Tap Save.

To Activate the Vibrate Function for an Alarm 1 Open the Clock application, and then tap the alarm you want to edit. 2 Mark the Vibrate checkbox. 3 Tap Save.

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To Set the Side Keys Behavior 1 Open the Clock application, and then select the alarm you want to edit. 2 Tap Side keys behavior, and then select the desired behavior of side keys when

they are pressed during the alarm. 3 Tap Save.

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Accessibility Magnification Gestures Magnification gestures allow you to zoom in on parts of the screen by tapping an area of the touchscreen three times in succession.

To enable or disable Magnification gestures 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings >Accessibility > Magnification gestures. 3 Tap the on-off switch.

To Magnify an Area and Pan Across the Screen 1 Ensure Magnification gestures is enabled. 2 Tap an area three times, and then hold and drag your finger across the screen.

Large Text You can enable the Large Text option to increase the default size of text displayed on your device.

To enable or disable Large text 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Accessibility. 3 Drag the slider next to Large text.

Color Correction The Color correction setting adjusts how colors are displayed on the screen for users who are color blind or have difficulty distinguishing between colors.

To enable Color correction 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings >Accessibility > Color correction. 3 Tap the on-off switch. 4 Tap Correction mode, then select the appropriate color sensitivity.

Color correction is currently an experimental feature and may affect device performance.

TalkBack TalkBack is a screen reader service for visually impaired users. TalkBack uses spoken feedback to describe any events or actions performed on your Android device. TalkBack describes the user interface and reads out software errors, notifications, and messages.

To enable TalkBack 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Accessibility > TalkBack. 3 Tap the on-off switch and then tap OK.

To change speech, feedback and touch preferences for TalkBack, tap Settings.

TalkBack launches a tutorial immediately after you enable the feature. To exit the tutorial, tap the Exit button twice.

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To disable TalkBack 1 From your Homescreen, double-tap . 2 Find and double-tap Settings > Accessibility> TalkBack. 3 Double-tap the on-off switch and then double-tap OK.

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Support and Legal Support Application Use the Support application on your device to browse User Guides, troubleshooting guides, and to find information about software updates and other product-related information.

To Access the Support Application 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap , then select the required support item.

Connect to the internet when using the Support application for the best available support.

Xperia Tips Using Xperia Tips, you can get useful information for your device via notifications, and learn all you need to get started.

To Enable or Disable Xperia Tips 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Introduction & Tips. 3 Tap the Xperia Tips slider.

Help in menus and applications Some applications and settings have help available in the options menu, which is normally indicated by in the specific applications.

Running Diagnostic Tests on Your Device The Xperia Diagnostics application can test a specific function or run a full diagnostic test to check if your Xperia device is working properly.

Xperia Diagnostics can:

Assess potential hardware or software issues on your Xperia device. Analyze how well applications perform on your device. Identify installed software and provide useful details about your device.

The Xperia Diagnostics application is pre-installed on most Android devices from Sony. If the Diagnostics option is not available under Settings > About tablet, you can download a light version from Google Play.

To Run a Specific Diagnostic Test 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > About tablet > Diagnostics > Test . 3 Select a test from the list. 4 Follow the instructions and tap Yes or No to confirm if a feature works.

To Run all Diagnostic Tests 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > About tablet > Diagnostics > Test > Run all. 3 Follow the instructions and tap Yes or No to confirm if a feature works.

To View Details about Your Device 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > About tablet > Diagnostics > Facts.

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Restarting, Resetting, and Repairing You can force your device to restart or shut down if it stops responding or won't restart normally. No settings or personal data get deleted.

You can also reset your device to its original factory settings. This action is sometimes necessary if your device stops functioning properly, but note that if you want to keep any important data, you should first back up this data to a memory card or other non-internal memory. For more information, see Backing Up and Restoring Content on page 35.

If your device fails to turn on or you want to reset your devices software, you can use Xperia Companion to repair your device. For more information on using Xperia Companion, see Xperia Companion on page 33.

If you are sharing a device with multiple users, you may need to log in as the owner, that is, the primary user, to reset your device to its original factory settings.

To Restart Your Device

Your device may fail to restart if the battery level is low. Connect your device to a charger and try restarting again.

1 Press and hold down the power key . 2 In the menu that opens, tap Restart. The device restarts automatically.

To Force the Device to Shut Down

1 Remove the cover of the memory card slot. 2 Using the tip of a pen or a similar object, press the OFF button.

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

To Perform a Factory Data Reset

To avoid permanent damage to your device, do not restart your device while a reset procedure is underway.

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 Homescreen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset > Factory data reset. 4 To delete information like pictures and music from your internal storage, mark the

Erase internal storage checkbox. 5 Tap Erase everything. 6 If required, draw your screen unlock pattern, or enter your screen unlock

password or PIN to continue. 7 To confirm, tap Erase everything.

Your device does not revert to an earlier software version of Android when you perform a factory data reset.

If you forget your screen unlock password, PIN, or pattern, you can use the device repair feature in Xperia Companion to erase the security layer. You need to provide your Google

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account login details to perform this operation. By running the repair feature, you reinstall software for your device and you may lose some personal data in the process.

Repairing the Device Software If you forget your screen unlock password, PIN, or pattern, you can use the device repair feature in Xperia Companion to erase the security layer. You need to provide your Google account login details to perform this operation. By running the repair feature, you reinstall software for your device and you may lose some personal data in the process.

If you cant turn off your device before performing a software repair, force it to shut down.

When you receive a new Google account username or password, you might not be able to use them to log in to and recover your device for 72 hours.

To Repair the Device Software Using Xperia Companion

Before performing a software repair, make sure you know your Google account username and password. Depending on your security settings, you may need to enter them in order to restart the device after a software repair.

If your device seems to have frozen, restarts repeatedly or doesnt start at all after you updated the Xperia software or after you performed a software repair or a factory data reset, try forcing the device to shut down then try turning it back on. If the problem still exists, force the device to shut down then perform a software repair by following the steps below:

1 Make sure Xperia Companion is installed on your PC or Mac. 2 Open the Xperia Companion software on the computer and click on Software

repair on the main screen. 3 Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to reinstall the software and

complete the repair.

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

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

Warranty, SAR, and Usage Guidelines For information about warranty, SAR (Specific Absorption Rate), and safety guidelines, please read the Important information provided under Settings > About phone > Legal information on your device.

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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