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User guide

Xperia Z4 Tablet SGP712

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?...................................................9

Device security.............................................................................10 Making Sure Your Device is Protected...............................................10 Screen Lock......................................................................................10 Unlocking Your Device Automatically.................................................11 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 Homescreen..................................................................................... 19 Navigating Applications..................................................................... 21 Application screen.............................................................................22 Small Apps........................................................................................23 Widgets............................................................................................ 24 Shortcuts and folders........................................................................25 Background and Themes..................................................................26 Taking a screenshot.......................................................................... 26 Recording your screen...................................................................... 26 Notifications...................................................................................... 27 Icons in the status bar.......................................................................29 Applications Overview....................................................................... 31

Battery and Maintenance............................................................. 33 Charging Your Device........................................................................33 Battery and Power Management.......................................................34 Updating your device........................................................................ 35 Maintenance Using a Computer........................................................ 36 Storage and Memory........................................................................ 37 Backing Up and Restoring Content................................................... 38

Downloading applications............................................................42 Downloading Applications from Google Play..................................42 Downloading Applications from Other Sources..................................42

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Internet and networks.................................................................. 43 Browsing the web............................................................................. 43 Wi-Fi................................................................................................. 43 Tethering with Xperia Link.............................................................. 45 Virtual private networks (VPNs)..........................................................46

Synchronizing data on your device.............................................. 47 Synchronizing with Online Accounts..................................................47 Synchronizing with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.....................47

Basic settings...............................................................................49 Accessing settings............................................................................ 49 Sound volume...................................................................................49 Do Not Disturb Mode........................................................................ 50 Screen settings................................................................................. 51 Application settings...........................................................................52 Resetting Your Applications...............................................................53 Screen Saver.................................................................................... 54 Language settings.............................................................................54 Date and time................................................................................... 55 X-Reality for mobile........................................................................55 Super-Vivid Mode..............................................................................55 Enhancing the sound output............................................................. 56 Noise cancellation............................................................................. 56 Multiple User Accounts..................................................................... 57

Typing text....................................................................................59 On-Screen Keyboard........................................................................ 59 Entering text using voice input...........................................................60 Editing text........................................................................................60 Personalizing the On-Screen Keyboard............................................. 61

Contacts.......................................................................................63 Searching and viewing contacts........................................................63 Adding and editing contacts..............................................................63 Transferring contacts.........................................................................64 Favorites........................................................................................... 65 Sending contact information..............................................................65 Avoiding Duplicate Entries in the Contacts Application...................... 66 Backing up Contacts.........................................................................66

Email.............................................................................................67 Setting Up Email............................................................................... 67 Sending and Receiving Email Messages........................................... 67 Organizing your email messages....................................................... 68 Email account settings...................................................................... 69 Gmail.............................................................................................69

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Music and FM Radio.................................................................... 71 Transferring Music to Your Device......................................................71 Listening to Music............................................................................. 71 Music Menu...................................................................................... 72 Playlists.............................................................................................73 Sharing music................................................................................... 74 Enhancing the sound........................................................................ 74 Recognizing Music with TrackID.................................................... 74 Listening to the Radio....................................................................... 75 Favorite radio channels..................................................................... 77 Radio Sound Settings....................................................................... 77

Camera.........................................................................................78 Taking Photos and Recording Videos................................................ 78 General camera settings................................................................... 79 Still camera settings.......................................................................... 83 Video camera settings.......................................................................86

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................................. 90 Hiding photos and videos..................................................................91 Album Homescreen Menu.................................................................91 Viewing Your Photos on a Map..........................................................92

Videos...........................................................................................94 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 4 Wireless Controller 100 NFC................................................................................................ 100 Bluetooth Wireless Technology.....................................................102

Smart apps and features that save you time............................. 105 Overview of Smart Connect............................................................ 105 Managing Accessories.................................................................... 106 Using the News Suite Application....................................................106 Google Search & Now.....................................................................106

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Using your device as a wallet.......................................................... 107

Travel and maps......................................................................... 108 Using Location Services..................................................................108 Google Maps and Navigation.......................................................108 Airplane Mode.................................................................................108

Clock and Calendar....................................................................110 Calendar......................................................................................... 110 Alarm and Clock............................................................................. 111

Accessibility............................................................................... 114 Magnification Gesture..................................................................... 114 Font Size.........................................................................................114 Display Size.....................................................................................114 Color Correction..............................................................................114 TalkBack......................................................................................... 115 Mono Audio.................................................................................... 115 TTY (Teletypewriter) Mode............................................................... 115 Switch Access................................................................................ 115

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

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Getting started About This User Guide This is the Xperia Z4 Tablet User Guide for the Android 7.0 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 35 page.

To Check the Current Software Version of Your Device 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > About tablet.

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

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1. Headset jack*

2. Nano SIM and memory card slot cover

3. Light sensor

4. Front camera lens

5. Charging/Notification light

6. Charger/USB port

7. Speaker

8. Speaker

9. GPS antenna

10. Microphone

11. Second Wi-Fi antenna area

12. Main Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antenna area

13. Main camera

14. NFC detection area

15. Power key

16. Volume/Zoom key

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 Detach the memory card slot cover. 2 Place the memory card in the memory card slot, then push the memory card all

the way into the slot until you hear a clicking sound. 3 Re-attach the memory card slot 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, then release it quickly. 3 Re-attach the cover.

You can also remove the memory card without turning the device off in step 1. To use this method, you must first unmount the memory card under Settings > Storage > Unmount SD card, 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 protector intended for your Xperia model. The use of third party screen protection accessories may prevent your device from working by covering sensors, lenses, speakers, or microphones and it 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, see Charging Your Device on page 33.

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

1 Press and hold down the power key until the screen flashes. 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.

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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. 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 > Account sync > 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 create a Google account using the setup guide when you first start your device, or go online later and create an account at www.google.com/accounts.

To Remove a Google Account 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Tap Settings > Accounts & sync > Google. 3 Select the Google account you want to remove. 4 Tap > Remove account. 5 Tap Remove account again to confirm.

If you remove your Google account, any security features that are linked to your Google account will no longer be available.

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Device security Making Sure Your Device is Protected Your device includes several security options, strongly recommended in case of loss or theft.

These options are as follows:

Set a secure screen lock on your device using a PIN, password, or pattern to prevent anyone from accessing or resetting your device.

Add a Google account to prevent others from using your device if it gets stolen or wiped.

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 clear a lost device.

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

Fingerprint functionality is not available in the US market.

There are several screen lock options available. 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 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

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contacts and messages. If you have set up a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) account on your Xperia device, the EAS security settings may limit the lockscreen type to only a PIN or password. This occurs when your network administrator specifies a lockscreen type for all EAS accounts for enterprise security reasons. Contact the network administrator of your company or organization to check what network security policies are implemented for cellular devices. Fingerprint functionality is not available in the United States.

For more settings for each screen lock type, tap beside Screen lock.

To Change Your Screen Lock Type 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Screen lock. 3 Follow the instructions on your device.

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

If you enter an incorrect lock pattern five times in a row, you must wait 30 seconds before trying again.

To Change the Screen Lock Pattern 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & 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 Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Screen lock > PIN. 3 Enter a numeric PIN, and then tap Continue. 4 Re-enter and confirm your PIN, then tap OK.

To Create a Screen Lock Password 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Screen lock > Password. 3 Follow the instructions on your device.

To Activate the Swipe Unlock Function 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Screen lock. 3 Draw your screen unlock pattern, or enter your PIN or password depending on

which of these screen lock types is enabled. 4 Tap Swipe, then tap YES, REMOVE.

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.

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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 Set a pattern, PIN, or password as a screen lock if you have not already done so. 2 From your Home screen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Trust agents. 4 Tap the Smart Lock (Google) slider to enable the function. 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 these credentials

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

To Set Up Trusted Face 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted face. 3 Tap SET UP > NEXT, follow the instructions on your device.

To Set Up Trusted Voice 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted voice. 3 Follow the instruction on your device.

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

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

Any time you put your device down and it senses that it's no longer being carried, it locks automatically.

The 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 another non-land-based vehicle),

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.

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 or Disable On-Body Detection 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > On-body

detection. 3 Tap the slider to enable the function, then tap CONTINUE. To disable the function,

tap the slider beside On.

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Connecting to Trusted Devices You can designate a connected device as trusted and keep your Xperia device unlocked while connected. If you have a device that you connect to regularly using Bluetooth or NFC, for example, a home entertainment system or a fitness tracker, you can add it as a trusted device 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 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 > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock. 3 In the Smart Lock menu tap Trusted devices > ADD TRUSTED DEVICE >

Bluetooth 4 Tap a device name to select it from the list of connected and paired devices, then

tap YES, ADD 5 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 Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted devices. 3 Tap the device you want to remove. 4 Tap Remove trusted device.

To Add a Trusted NFC 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 > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock. 3 Tap Trusted devices > ADD TRUSTED DEVICE > NFC. 4 Follow the on-screen instructions.

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 whether 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 up to 100 meters.

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.

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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.

To Add Your Home Location 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Location, then tap the slider to enable location services. 3 Tap Mode, then choose High accuracy or Battery saving Location mode. 4 From your Home screen, tap . 5 Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted places >

Home. 6 To enter the desired location type the address in the search bar. Your device

searches for the entered location.

To Edit Your Home Location 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Location, then tap the slider to enable location services. 3 Tap Mode, then choose High accuracy or Battery saving Location mode. 4 From your Home screen, tap . 5 Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted places. 6 Select your home location. 7 Tap Edit. 8 In the search bar, enter the location that you want to use as your home location.

If other residences share your street address, you can add the actual location of your home within the building complex as a custom place.

To Remove Your Home Location 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted places >

Home. 3 Tap Edit > .

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 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Location, then tap the slider to enable location services. 3 Tap Mode, then choose High accuracy or Battery saving Location mode. 4 From your Home screen, tap . 5 Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted places. 6 Tap Add trusted place. 7 To use your current location as a custom place, tap Select this location. 8 Alternately, to enter another location, tap the and type the address. Your device

searches for the entered location. To use the suggested address, tap the address. 9 To fine-tune the location, tap the back arrow next to the address, drag the location

pin to the desired location, and then tap Select this location.

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To Edit a Custom Place 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Location, then tap the slider to enable location services. 3 Tap Mode, then choose High accuracy or Battery saving Location mode. 4 From your Home screen, tap . 5 Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted places. 6 Select the place that you want to edit. 7 Tap Edit Address. 8 To enter another location, tap the and type the address. Your device searches

for the entered location. To use the suggested address, tap the address. 9 To fine-tune the location, tap the back arrow next to the address, then drag the

location pin to the desired location, then tap Select this location.

To Remove a Custom Place 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Location, then tap the slider to enable location services. 3 Tap Mode, then choose High accuracy or Battery saving Location mode. 4 From your Home screen, tap . 5 Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted places. 6 Select the place you want to remove. 7 Tap Delete.

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

To View Your IMEI Number on the Label Strip

1 Open the cover for the memory card slot. 2 Remove the memory card tray. Place a fingernail or other object with a long, fine

tip under the edge of the label strip, then drag the strip outward. The IMEI number is displayed on the strip.

You can also view the IMEI number by opening the phone dialer and entering *#06#.

To View Your IMEI Number via the Device Settings 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > About tablet > Status > IMEI information.

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Finding a Lost Device

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

Locate your device on a map. Sound an alert even if the device is in Do not disturb mode. Remotely lock the device and make the device display your contact details to anyone

who finds it. Remotely clear the internal and external memory of the device as a last resort.

If youve cleared the internal memory of the device using the Protection by my Xperia web service, you must sign in to a Google account that was previously synced on this device the next time you turn on the device.

The Protection by my Xperia service may not be available in all countries or regions.

To Deactivate Protection by My Xperia 1 Make sure you have an active data connection, and enable location services on

your device. 2 From your Home screen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Protection by my Xperia >

ACTIVATE. 4 Mark the checkbox to agree to the terms and conditions of the service, then tap

ACCEPT. 5 If prompted, sign in to your Google account, or create a new account if you

dont already have one. 6 To verify that Protection by my Xperia can locate your device, go to

myxperia.sonymobile.com and sign in using the Google account you are using on your device.

If you are sharing a device with multiple users, note that the Protection by my Xperia service is only available to the user who is logged in as 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. 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.

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

owner. 2 Make sure you have an active data connection and location services are enabled. 3 From your Home screen, tap . 4 Find and tap Settings > Google > Security. 5 Tap the sliders beside Remotely locate this device and Allow remote lock and

erase to enable both functions. 6 If prompted, agree to the terms and conditions by tapping Activate this device

administrator. 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.

You can also activate Android Device Manager from Lock screen & security under Device administrators.

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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 Home screen panes.

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 .

Homescreen The Homescreen is the starting point for using your device. Its similar to the desktop on a computer screen. Your Homescreen can have up to twenty panes, which extend beyond the regular screen display width. The number of Homescreen panes is represented by a series of dots on the lower part of the Homescreen. The highlighted dot shows the pane that is currently displayed.

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1 Dots Represents the number of Homescreen panes

To go to the Home screen Press .

To browse the Home screen

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

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

pane, then tap in the upper-left corner of the screen.

When Google Search & Now is enabled, the left-most pane is reserved for this service and the main Homescreen pane cannot be changed. For more information, see Google Search & Now on page 106.

To Add a Pane to Your Homescreen 1 Touch and hold any area on your Homescreen until the device vibrates. 2 Flick the panes all the way to the right or left, then tap .

When Google Search & Now is enabled, the left-most pane is reserved for this service and additional panes cannot be added to the left. For more information, see Google Search & Now on page 106.

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 You can use the Settings shortcut to adjust some basic Homescreen settings. For example, you can adjust the size of icons on your Homescreen.

To disable or uninstall an application from the homescreen

Disabling a pre-installed app deletes all data, but the app can be enabled again from Settings > Apps. Only downloaded apps can be fully uninstalled.

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1 Touch and hold any area on your Homescreen until the device vibrates. 2 Flick left or right to browse the panes. All applications that can be disabled or

uninstalled are indicated by . 3 Tap the relevant application, then tap Disable if the app came pre-installed on

your device or OK if the app was downloaded and you would like to uninstall it.

To Adjust the Size of Icons on your Homescreen 1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Homescreen until the device vibrates, and

then tap Settings. 2 Tap Icon size, and then select an option.

Navigating Applications You can navigate between applications using the navigation keys and the recently used applications window, which lets you switch easily between all recently used applications. The navigation keys are the Back key, the Home key, and the Recent apps key. You can also pop open two applications on the screen at once using the split screen mode, if the application supports multi-window function. 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.

1 Small apps Open small apps window

2 Clear all Close all the recently used applications

3 Recently used applications window Open a recently used application

4 Recent apps key Open the recently used applications window

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

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

To open the recently used applications window Press .

To Quickly Switch Between Recently Used Applications Quickly press twice.

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

To Open a Menu in an Application While using the application, tap .

Menus are not available in all applications.

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Split Screen Mode Split screen mode enables you to view two applications at once, for example, if you want to view your email inbox and a web browser at the same time.

1 Application 1

2 Split screen border Drag to resize windows

3 Application 2

4 Split screen key Select a recently used application

5 Home key Go back to the Homescreen

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

Not all applications support Split Screen mode.

To Use Split-Screen Mode 1 Make sure that the two applications that you want to use in Split Screen mode are

open and running in the background. 2 Open the application you would like to use in Split Screen mode, then tap and

hold . The application will be assigned to the first part of the split screen. 3 Select the second desired application from the thumbnail list. 4 If you want to resize the split screen windows, drag the split screen border in the

center. 5 To exit Split Screen mode, tap and hold while the split screen windows are

displayed.

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 Enable or Disable the Recommended Apps Listings The first time you access the application screen, you get the option to enable or disable recommended apps listings. You can also enable or disable this feature later by following the steps below:

1 Touch and hold any area on your Homescreen until the device vibrates, then tap .

2 Tap the App recommendations slider.

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To Open an Application from the Application Screen When the Application screen is open, flick left or right to find the application, and

then tap the application.

To Search for an Application from the Application Screen 1 When the Application screen is open, tap Search applications or simply swipe

down on the Application screen or Homescreen. 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 Homescreen 1 On the Application screen, touch and hold an application icon until the device

vibrates, and then drag the icon to the top of the screen. The Homescreen opens. 2 Drag the icon to the desired location on the Homescreen, then release it.

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 the device vibrates, and then drag it to the

new location.

To disable or uninstall an application from the application screen

Disabling a pre-installed app deletes all data, but the app can be enabled again from Settings > Apps. Only downloaded apps can be fully uninstalled.

1 Touch and hold any area on the Application screen until the device vibrates. All applications that can be disabled or uninstalled are then indicated by .

2 Tap the relevant application, then tap DISABLE if the app came pre-installed on your device or OK if the app was downloaded and you would like to uninstall it.

Small Apps Small apps are miniature apps that can run on top of other applications on the same screen to enable multi-tasking. For example, you can have a web page open showing details of currency exchange rates and then open the Calculator small app on top of it and perform calculations. You can open the small apps window from the Recently Used Applications screen. To download more small apps, go to Google Play.

To Open a Small App 1 To open the recently used applications screen, tap . 2 Tap SMALL APPS. 3 Tap the small app you want to open.

You can open several small apps at the same time.

To Close a Small App Tap on the small app window.

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To Download a Small App 1 To open the recently used applications screen, tap . 2 Tap SMALL APPS. 3 Tap . 4 Tap . 5 Search for the small app you want to download, then follow the instructions to

download it and complete the installation.

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

then move it to the desired location.

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

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

Some small apps can be minimized by tapping the icon.

To Remove a Small App 1 Tap . 2 Find and tap SMALL APPS. 3 Tap . 4 Tap Uninstall small app, then choose the small app you want to remove. 5 Tap OK.

To Add a Widget as a Small App 1 To open the recently used applications screen, tap . 2 Tap SMALL APPS, then tap . 3 Tap . 4 Select a widget. 5 Enter a name for the widget, if desired, then tap OK.

To Rename a Widget 1 To open the recently used applications screen, tap . 2 Tap SMALL APPS. 3 Tap . 4 Tap Rename widget, then select the widget you want to rename. 5 Enter the name, then tap OK. 6 Tap .

Not all widgets can be renamed.

To Delete a Widget 1 To open the recently used applications screen, tap . 2 Tap SMALL APPS. 3 Tap . 4 Tap Delete widget. 5 Select the icon of the widget you want to delete, then tap OK. 6 Tap .

Not all widgets can be deleted.

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. But when you tap the widget, the full Weather application opens. You can download additional widgets from Google Play.

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To Add a Widget to the Homescreen 1 Touch and hold any empty area on your Home screen, then tap Widgets. 2 Find and tap the widget you want to add.

To Resize a Widget 1 Touch and hold a widget until the device vibrates, and then release it. If the widget

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

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

To Move a Widget Touch and hold the widget until the device vibrates, and then drag it to the new

location.

To Remove a Widget Touch and hold the widget until the device vibrates, and then drag it to Remove

from home screen.

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

Shortcuts and Folders Overview

1 Access an application by using a shortcut

2 Access a folder containing applications

To Add an Application Shortcut to Your Homescreen 1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen. 2 In the customization menu, tap Widgets > Shortcuts. 3 Scroll through the list and select an application. The selected application gets

added to the Home screen.

To Move an Item on the Homescreen Touch and hold the item until the device vibrates, and then drag the item to the

new location.

To Remove an Item from the Homescreen Touch and hold the item until the device vibrates, and then drag the item to

Remove from home screen at the top of the screen.

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To Create a Folder on the Homescreen Touch and hold an application icon or a shortcut until the device vibrates, and 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 the device vibrates, and 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 Homescreen Wallpaper 1 Touch and hold any empty area on your Home screen. 2 Tap Wallpapers and select an option.

You can also change your Lockscreen wallpaper or set the same image for both your Homescreen and Lockscreen. Follow the steps above, then tap Album. Tap the desired image and choose an option.

To set a theme 1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen. 2 Tap Themes. 3 Choose an option:

To use an existing theme, select the theme, then tap APPLY THEME. To download a new theme, tap GET MORE THEMES.

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 the power key and volume down key at the same time.

To View Your Screenshot 1 Double-tap the status bar to display the Notification panel. 2 Tap the screenshot.

You can also view your screenshots in the Album application.

Recording your screen You can use the screen recording feature to capture videos of whats happening on your devices screen. This feature is useful, for example, when you want to create tutorials or record videos of you playing a game on your device. Recorded video clips are automatically saved in Album.

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Record Screen Window Overview

1 Minimize/restore the screen recording window

2 Record your screen

3 Record your screen when the front camera is activated

4 Record your screen with/without audio

5 Access screen recording settings

6 Close the screen recording window

To record your screen 1 Press and hold down the power key until a prompt window appears. 2 Tap . 3 After the screen recording window opens, tap . The record screen function

starts and a timer button is displayed. 4 To stop the recording, tap the timer button, then tap .

To record your screen when the front camera is activated 1 When the screen recording window opens, tap . A window opens showing a

viewfinder for the front camera. 2 To start recording your screen and video captured by the front camera, tap . 3 To stop recording, tap the timer button, then tap . 4 To close the front camera viewfinder window, tap .

To View Recent Screen Recordings 1 Double-tap the status bar to display the Notification panel. 2 Tap the screen recording.

You can also view your screen recordings 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, or simply double- tap it.

2 To close the Notification panel, drag or flick the panel upward.

After opening the Notification panel, you can access the Quick Settings panel by dragging the status bar down again.

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

You can directly reply to chat or email messages in the Notification panel. To change settings for notifications, simply swipe left or right on the notification, then tap .

To Dismiss a Notification from the Notification Panel Swipe the notification left or right.

Not all notifications can be dismissed.

To Expand a Notification on the Notification Panel Simply tap to expand and view more information about the notification without

opening the app.

Not all notifications are expandable.

To Clear All Notifications from the Notification Panel Tap CLEAR ALL.

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

To Dismiss a Notification from the Lockscreen Swipe the notification left or right.

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

Not all notifications are expandable.

Managing Notifications 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.

To Select the Notifications to Display on the Lockscreen 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Notifications. 3 Tap , and then tap On the lock screen. 4 Select an option.

You can keep notifications on the lockscreen until you swipe to dismiss them. To enable this feature, tap the Keep notifications on lock screen slider.

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Setting the Notification Level for an App

Block all Never receive notifications from the selected app.

Sounds and vibrations off Receive notifications but without sound, vibration, or peeking into view.

Interrupts Priority only Receive notifications from this app even when Do not disturb is set to Priority only.

To Set the Notification Level for an App 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Notifications. 3 Select the desired app. 4 Tap the sliders to adjust notification settings as desired.

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.

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 or Disable the Notification Light 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Notifications > . 3 Tap the slider beside Notification light to enable or disable the function.

Icons in the status bar

Status icons

A Wi-Fi connection is enabled and data is being transmitted

A 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 successful login, the exclamation point disappears.

If Google is blocked in your area, the exclamation point 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

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Do Not Disturb mode is activated

Vibrate mode

An alarm is set

GPS is activated

Synchronization is ongoing

Problem with sign-in or synchronization

Depending on your service provider, network, or region, the functions or services represented by some icons in this list may not be available.

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 email message

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

Video chat with friends using the Hangouts application

A small app is running

A song is playing

The radio is on

The device is connected to a computer via a USB cable

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

Warning

More (undisplayed) notifications

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

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To Block an Application from Sending Notifications 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Notifications. 3 Select an application. 4 Tap the Block all slider.

Applications Overview

Some applications may not be included on your device or may not be supported by all networks or service providers in all areas.

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

Protect your device against viruses, malware, spyware, phishing attempts, and online exploitation.

Use the Calculator application to perform basic calculations.

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

Use the camera to take photos and record video clips.

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

Use the Clock application to set various kinds of alarms and timers.

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

Access your downloaded applications, documents, and pictures.

Save your documents and files for easy access from any device, share them with your friends, and collaborate with coworkers.

Use the Email application to send and receive emails through both personal and work accounts.

Use the Facebook application for social networking with friends, family members, and coworkers around the world.

Browse and listen to FM radio stations.

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

Search for information on your device and on the web.

Use the Hangouts application to chat with friends online.

Enjoy music, movies, apps, and games on your device, and get exclusive access to unique content available only with Xperia devices.

View your current location, find other locations, and calculate routes using Google Maps.

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

View news stories from News Suite.

Organize, search, or browse through all your photos and videos.

Use the Google Play Movies & TV application to watch movies and TV shows purchased or rented on Google Play.

Discover and play thousands of songs with the Google Play Music application.

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Use the Play Store application to find applications to buy or download for free.

Stay connected with your gaming friends and the games you love to play, shop on the PlayStation Store, and more.

Optimize settings to suit your own requirements.

Stream music, browse through your friend's collections or through artist's discographies, or create your own radio station.

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.

Identify music tracks that you hear playing in your surroundings, and get artist, album, and other information.

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

Search content on the web using your voice.

Use the Whats New application to discover new games, apps, and media content.

Use YouTube to watch videos from users around the world, and share your own.

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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. Be sure not to bend the connector.

Only use the charger provided with your device or another Sony charger intended for charging your device.

If the battery is completely depleted, 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%

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

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

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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.

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 51. 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 47.

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 27. Turn off the location-sharing permission for an application, see Application

settings on page 52. Uninstall applications that you are not using, see Application screen on page 22. 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 Exceptions to Power Saving Features for Apps 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 Settings > Apps > > Special access.

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Power-Saving Modes There are 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, streaming, and GPS (while the screen is off). appears in the status bar.

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.

The easiest way to install a software update is to do it wirelessly from your device. However, some updates are not available for wireless download. You then need to use the Xperia Companion software on a PC or on an Apple Mac computer to update your device.

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 Home screen, 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 available, you do not receive any information about new software. In this case, you receive a warning in the Notification panel: Storage space running out. Some system functions may not work. If you receive this notification, you must free up internal memory to get notifications about new available software.

Updating Your Device Wirelessly Use the Software update application to update your device wirelessly. If no updates are available, you have the latest software.

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To Download and Install a System Update 1 If you are sharing a device with multiple users, make sure you are logged in as the

owner. 2 From your Home screen, 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 Continue, and follow the on-screen

instructions to complete the installation.

You can schedule when to update your device after tapping Continue.

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.

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. 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, or use it for MIDI input. Your computer will detect your device when you

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select the Transfer files connection mode. The default connection mode is set to Charge this device.

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

To Change USB Connection Mode 1 Attach a USB connector to your device. 2 Drag down the Status bar, and then tap Charge this device. 3 Tap either Transfer files or Use device as MIDI as desired.

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

The internal storage is about 32 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 Your device memory 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 try to keep at least 500 MB of free internal storage available. Close running applications that you are not using. Clear the cache memory 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.

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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 sharing 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 Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Storage & memory.

To View the Amount of Free and Used RAM 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Storage & memory. 3 Tap , then tap Advanced > Memory.

To Clear the Cache Memory for All Applications 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Storage & memory. 3 Tap Internal shared storage, and then find and tap Cached data > OK. 4 If you have a memory card inserted, tap Storage > Internal shared storage.

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 Home screen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Storage & memory > Transfer data. 4 Mark the files that you want to transfer to the memory card. 5 Tap Transfer.

To Stop Applications and Services from Running 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Apps. 3 Select an application or service, and then tap FORCE STOP > OK.

To format the memory card 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Storage & memory. 3 Tap , tap Advanced > Storage > SD Card > , and then tap Storage settings

> Format > Erase & format.

All content on the memory card gets erased when you format it. Make sure you first make backups of all data you want to save. To back up your content, you can copy it to a computer. For more information, see Managing Files Using a Computer on the 36 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.

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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:

Calendar Settings Media files such as music and videos 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 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 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 or a local data backup. You can do so 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, to an SD card, or to an external USB storage device that you have connected to your device using a USB host adapter:

Contacts Calendar Email Accounts Wi-Fi Accounts Device Settings Applications Xperia Home layout

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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 a USB host adapter. If you are backing up to an SD card, make sure the SD card is properly inserted in your device. If you are backing up content to an online account, make sure you have signed in to your Google account.

2 From your Home screen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset. 4 Under Xperia Backup & restore, tap Automatic backup. 5 To enable the automatic backup function, tap the on-off switch. 6 Select where to save backup files. 7 If desired, select a backup frequency, when to back up, and the specific data to

back up. Otherwise the backup is completed according to the default settings. 8 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 a USB host adapter. If you are backing up to an SD card, make sure the SD card is properly inserted in your device. If you are backing up content to an online account, make sure you have signed in to your Google account.

2 From your Home screen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset. 4 Under Xperia Backup & restore, tap More. 5 Tap Manual backup, then select a backup destination and the data you want to

back up. 6 Tap Backup. 7 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, make sure the storage

device is connected to your device using the USB Host adapter. If you are restoring content from an SD card, make sure the SD card is properly inserted into your device. If you are restoring content from Xperia Backup & Restore service, make sure you have signed in to your Google account.

2 From your Home screen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset. 4 Under Xperia Backup & restore, tap Restore data, then select a restore source

and the data you want to restore. 5 Tap Restore data. 6 After the content is restored, tap Finish.

Remember that any changes that you make to your data and settings after you create a backupsuch as any new apps you installget deleted during any subsequent 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.

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

Applications Bookmarks Wi-Fi networks Other settings

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 you have a working internet connection, preferably over Wi-Fi to limit data traffic charges.

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

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

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

installation.

Some applications may need to access data, settings, and various functions on your device in order to work properly. Only install and give permissions to applications you trust. You can view the permissions granted to a downloaded application 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 Enable or Disable the Downloading of Applications from Other Sources

1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security. 3 Tap the Unknown sources slider. 4 Tap OK.

Some applications may need to access data, settings, and various functions on your device in order to work properly. Only install and give permissions to applications you trust. You can view the permissions granted to a downloaded application 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 the Web 1 From your Home screen, 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 the

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 Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi. 3 Scroll down and tap at the end of the listed items. 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 or Disable Wi-Fi Network Notifications 1 Turn on Wi-Fi, if it is not on already. 2 From your Home screen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi. 4 Tap , then tap the Network notification slider.

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

information is displayed.

To Add a Wi-Fi Sleep Policy 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi. 3 Tap , then tap Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep. 4 Select an option.

To Check Your Data Usage 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Data usage. 3 To view information about the amount of data transferred via Wi-Fi connection, tap

the Wi-Fi data usage.

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To Control the Data Usage of Individual Applications 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Apps. 3 Tap the application that you want to control, then tap Data usage.

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

To Help Reduce Data Usage 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Data usage > Data Saver. 3 Tap the slider to enable or disable the function.

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.

WPS WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) is a wireless networking standard that helps you to establish secure wireless network connections. WPS makes it easy for you to set up Wi- Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption to secure your network. You can also add new devices to an existing network without entering long passwords.

Use one of these methods to enable WPS:

Push button method simply push a button on a WPS-supported device, for example, a router.

PIN method your device creates a random PIN (Personal Identification Number), which you enter on the WPS-supported device.

To Connect to a Wi-Fi Network Using a WPS Button 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi. 3 Turn on Wi-Fi if it is not already on. 4 Tap , then tap More features > WPS Push Button, then press the WPS button

on the WPS-supported device.

To Connect to a Wi-Fi Network Using a WPS PIN 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi. 3 Turn on Wi-Fi if it is not already on. 4 Tap > More features > WPS PIN Entry. 5 On the WPS-supported device, enter the PIN that appears on your device.

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 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.

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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 about how to set up a connection to your virtual private network, contact the network administrator of your company or organization.

If you are using a device with multiple users, you may need to log in as the owner, that is, the primary user, to adjust the settings for VPN.

To Add a Virtual Private Network 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > More > VPN. 3 Tap . 4 Select the type of VPN to add. 5 Enter your VPN settings. 6 Tap SAVE.

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

To Disconnect from a Virtual Private Network 1 Double-tap the status bar to open the Notification panel. 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, and Flickr. 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 Home screen, tap . 2 Tap Settings > Accounts & sync > Add account, then select the account that you

want to add. 3 Follow the instructions to create or sign in to an account.

To Synchronize Manually With an Online Account 1 From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Accounts & sync. 2 Tap the name of the account you want to synchronize with. A list of items appears

showing what can be synchronized with the account. 3 Tap the slider next to the item that you want to synchronize.

To Remove an Online Account 1 From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Accounts & sync. 2 Select the account type, then tap the account you want to remove. 3 Tap , then tap Remove account. 4 Tap REMOVE ACCOUNT again to confirm.

Synchronizing with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync

If your company uses 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 EmailCalendar and Contacts applications.

If you have set up a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) account on your Xperia device, the EAS security settings may limit the lockscreen type to only a PIN or password. This occurs when your network administrator specifies a lockscreen type for all EAS accounts for enterprise security reasons. Contact the network administrator of your company or organization to check what network security policies are implemented for cellular devices. Fingerprint functionality is not available in the United States.

To set up an EAS account for synchronization 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Tap Settings > Accounts & sync > Add account > Exchange ActiveSync. 3 Enter your corporate email address and password. 4 Tap NEXT. If a failure occurs, enter the domain and server details for your account

manually and then tap NEXT. 5 Tap OK to allow your corporate server to control your device. 6 Select a synchronization method, a synchronization interval and the data that you

want to sync with your device. 7 Tap NEXT, then select how you want to be notified when a new email arrives. 8 Tap NEXT, enter a name for the corporate account, then tap Finish setup. 9 If prompted, activate the device administrator to allow your corporate server to set

certain security rules on your device, such as disabling voice recording and using storage encryption.

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

account as desired.

To Set a Synchronization Interval for an EAS Account 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Tap Email, then tap . 3 Tap Settings and select an EAS account. 4 Tap Check frequency. 5 Under Off-peak time settings, tap Check frequency and select an interval option.

To Remove an EAS Account 1 From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Accounts & sync. 2 Tap Exchange ActiveSync, then select the EAS account that 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 Home screen, tap . 2 Find and 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 open the Quick Settings panel, drag the status bar downward by using two fingers.

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

setting that you want to add, then drag and drop it into the upper part of the screen.

To Rearrange the Quick Settings Panel 1 Drag the status bar fully downward, and then tap Edit. 2 Touch and hold an icon, and 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 until appears.

To Adjust the Volume Levels 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound. 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 Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound > 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 Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound > Other sounds. 3 Tap the sliders to enable or disable the different touch tones as desired.

Do Not Disturb Mode 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.

To Activate Do Not Disturb Mode 1 Using two fingers, drag the status bar fully downward to access the Quick

Settings panel. 2 Find and tap . 3 Select an option, then tap Done.

To Quickly Shift Between Do Not Disturb/Vibrate/Sound Mode 1 Press the volume key up or down until , , or appears. 2 Tap or to quickly shift between 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 Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound > Do not disturb> Automatic rules. 3 Select the time or event to schedule Do Not Disturb mode for, or add a new rule. 4 Enter the desired name for the rule, then tap OK 5 Find and tap Days and mark the checkboxes for the relevant days, then tap

Done. 6 To adjust the start time, tap Start time and select a value, then tap OK. 7 To adjust the end time, tap End time and select a value, 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 Alarms

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Screen settings

To Adjust the Screen Brightness Manually Regardless of Lighting Conditions 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Display and tap the Adaptive brightness slider to disable

this function, if it is not already disabled. 3 Tap Brightness level. 4 Drag the slider to adjust the brightness.

Lowering the brightness level helps the battery last longer.

To Enable Vibrate on Tap 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound >Other sounds. 3 Drag the slider beside Vibrate on tap 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 Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Display > Sleep. 3 Select an option.

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

To Adjust the Font Size 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Display > Font size. 3 Select the preferred option.

To Adjust the Display Size 1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Display > Display size. 3 Drag the slider to select the preferred option.

To Adjust the White Balance of the Display 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Display > White balance. 3 Drag the sliders to the desired positions to adjust the white balance.

To revert the white balance setting back to its default values, tap > Default values.

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 Enable or Disable the Smart Backlight Control Function 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Display > Smart backlight control. 3 Tap the slider to enable or disable the function.

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

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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.

To Enable or Disable Screen Pinning 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen pinning. 3 Tap the slider to enable or disable the function. 4 If you have enabled Screen pinning, you can tap the Lock device when unpinning

slider to enable or disable this additional security function.

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 window that appears, tap Got it.

To Unpin a Screen On the pinned screen, touch and hold until the screen is unpinned.

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 Don't

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.

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To Configure Applications 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Apps > . 3 Select a configuration option, such as App permissions, and then choose an

application that you want to configure.

To Allow Critical Permissions 1 To allow a permission, tap Continue > APP INFO > Permissions. 2 Find the critical permission you need. 3 Tap the slider.

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 Opening links. 4 Select the app for which you want to set the supported links. 5 Set the Opening 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.

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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.

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.

Screen Saver Set up an interactive screen saver that automatically displays colours, 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 Screen saver settings.

To Enable or Disable the Screen Saver 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Display > Screen saver. 3 Tap the slider to enable or disable the function.

To Select Content for the Screen Saver 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Display > Screen saver. 3 Tap the slider to enable the function. 4 Select what the screen saver should display.

To Start the Screen Saver Manually 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Display > Screen saver. 3 Tap the slider to enable the function. 4 To activate the Screen saver immediately, tap , then tap Start now.

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 61.

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To Change the Language 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Languages & input > Languages. 3 To change the language, drag and drop the desired language to the top of the list.

If the desired language is not currently listed, tap to add it. 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.

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

To Set the Date Manually 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Date & time. 3 Disable the Automatic date & time function by tapping the slider. 4 Tap Set date. 5 Flick left or right, or use the arrows to set the desired date. 6 Tap OK.

To Set the Time Manually 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Date & time. 3 Disable the Automatic date & time function by tapping the slider. 4 Tap Set time. 5 Select the relevant values for the hour and minute. 6 Tap OK.

To Set the Time Zone 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Date & time. 3 Disable the Automatic time zone function by tapping the slider. 4 Tap Select time zone. 5 Select an option.

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

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.

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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 Automatically 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound > Audio settings. 3 Enable the ClearAudio+ function by tapping the slider.

To Adjust the Sound Settings Manually 1 From the Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound > Audio settings. 3 If the ClearAudio+ function is enabled, tap the slider to disable it. 4 Tap Sound effects > Equalizer. 5 Adjust the sound settings by dragging the frequency band buttons up or down.

To Minimize Volume Differences Using the Dynamic Normaliser 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound > Audio settings. 3 Disable the DSEE HX function by tapping the slider, if it is enabled. 4 Enable the Dynamic normalizer function by tapping the slider.

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 Home screen, find and tap > Settings > Sound > Accessory

settings > Noise canceling, then enable the Noise canceling function by tapping the slider.

3 Tap Headset/Headphone type, and select the type of your headset/headphone. 4 If you want Noise canceling to be enabled only during music or video playback or

when the screen is active, tap the Power save mode slider to enable this function. 5 If you want Noise canceling to be enabled for as long as the headset is

connected, tap the Power save mode slider to disable this function.

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

You can also enable the Noise canceling function via the Notification panel when a noise- canceling headset is connected to your device.

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

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 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 > User. 4 Tap OK > SET UP NOW. The screen locks, and an icon representing the newly

added user appears in the top-right corner. 5 Unlock the screen, for example by swiping or entering your PIN. 6 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the procedure.

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 Home screen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Users. 4 Tap beside the name of the user who you want to delete, and 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.

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To Set Up the Guest User Account 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 > Guest. 4 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the procedure.

You can also set up a 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 Be sure you are logged in as a guest user. 2 From your Homescreen, 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. Just drag the status bar downward using two fingers and tap the user icon, then tap Remove guest.

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. 3 If a password has been set for the account, enter this password to log in.

Otherwise, just unlock the screen.

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.

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 Enter a carriage return 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 use the on-screen keyboard in landscape orientation When the on-screen keyboard is displayed, turn the device sideways.

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

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

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

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

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.

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To Enable or Disable the Gesture Input 1 When the on-screen keyboard is displayed, tap . 2 Tap , then tap Keyboard settings . 3 Tap the Gesture input slider.

To Use the One-Handed Keyboard 1 Open the on-screen keyboard in portrait orientation, then tap . 2 Tap , then tap One-handed keyboard. 3 To move the one-handed keyboard to the left or right side of the screen, tap or

accordingly.

To return to the full on-screen keyboard, tap .

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 Tap the Google voice typing key slider. When the function is enabled,

appears on your 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.

Text Editing Bar After selecting text by double-tapping on a word, an editing bar appears with several tools available:

Cut Copy Paste Share Select all Assist

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

the screen. 2 Select an option.

To Change Writing Language Using the On-Screen Keyboard 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.

This feature is only available if you have added more than one input language.

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

To Enable or Disable Smart Language Detection

Smart language detection is only available for languages that use the Latin alphabet.

1 When the on-screen keyboard is displayed, tap . 2 Tap , then tap Keyboard settings . 3 Tap Writing languages and check the boxes for the languages you want to use. 4 Tap the Smart language detection slider.

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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 Searching and viewing contacts

1 Favorites and All contacts tabs

2 Search for contacts

3 Edit and view medical and emergency information

4 View more options

5 View contact details

6 Use the slider to jump to contacts starting with the selected letter

7 Add a contact

To Search for a Contact 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap and enter a name or other information in the Find contacts field. The results

list is filtered as you enter each character.

To Select Which Contacts to Display in the Contacts Application 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Press , then tap Select Groups/Accounts. 3 In the list that appears, select the desired option. If you have synchronized your

contacts with a synchronization account, that account appears in the list. 4 To further expand the list of options, tap Select groups, select the appropriate

drop-down list and mark or unmark the checkboxes as desired. 5 When youre done, tap OK.

Adding and editing contacts

To Add a Contact 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap . 3 If you 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 the contact to. Alternatively, tap Tablet contact if you only want to use and save this contact on your device.

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

Once you save a contact to an account, that account will show as the default account to save to the next time you add a contact. If you want to change which account a contact is saved to, you need to create the contact again and save it to the correct account.

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To Edit a Contact 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap the contact 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 Add a Picture to a Contact 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap the contact you want to edit, then tap . 3 Tap , then select a method for adding the contact picture and edit it 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 Delete Contacts 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Touch and hold the contact that you want to delete. 3 To delete several or all contacts, mark the checkboxes beside the contacts that

you want to delete. 4 Tap , then tap Delete contact. 5 Tap DELETE to confirm.

To Edit Contact Information About Yourself 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap ME, then tap . 3 Enter the new information or make the changes you want. 4 When you are finished, tap SAVE.

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

To Synchronize Contacts on Your New Device With a Synchronization Account 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap , then tap Manage accounts. 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 Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Press , then tap Import/export > Import from SD card or internal storage (.vcf

file). 3 Select where to store your contacts. 4 Tap SD card. 5 Select the files that you want to import by tapping them.

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.

Favorites Contacts that you mark as favorites appear under the Favorites tab in the Contacts application along with your most frequently used contacts or "Top contacts." This way you get quicker access to these contacts.

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 Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap Favorites.

Sending contact information

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

To Send a Contact 1 From your Home screen, tap , and 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 Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Touch and hold a contact then mark or unmark the checkboxes beside the

contacts that you want to share. 3 Tap , then tap Share. 4 Select an available transfer method and follow the on-screen instructions.

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To Send All Contacts 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Press , then tap Import/export > Share all contacts to start exporting all your

contacts. 3 Drag the status bar downward. When the export is complete, tap the notification. 4 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 link such duplicates to create a single entry. If you link entries by mistake, you can unlink them again later.

To link contacts 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap and hold the contact that you want to link with another contact. 3 Tick the checkbox beside the contact that you want to link. 4 Tap , then tap Link. 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.

5 Tap Link to confirm.

To Separate Linked Contacts 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Tap the linked contact that you want to edit, then tap . 3 Tap , then tap Unlink. 4 Tap Unlink to confirm.

Backing up Contacts You can use internal storage or a memory card to back up contacts. See Transferring contacts on page 64 for more information about how to restore contacts to your device.

To Export All Contacts to a Memory Card 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Press , then tap Import/export > Export to SD card or internal storage (.vcf

file). 3 Tap > SD card. 4 Tap SAVE.

To Export All Contacts to Internal Storage 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap . 2 Press , then tap Import/export > Export to SD card or internal storage (.vcf

file). 3 Tap > Show internal storage. 4 Tap , then tap your devices model number beside . 5 Select a destination folder or simply tap SAVE.

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Email Setting Up Email Use the email application on your device to send and receive email messages through your email accounts. You can have one or several email accounts at the same time, including corporate Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync accounts.

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

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

To Add an Extra Email Account 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Email. 3 Tap , then tap Settings > Add account. 4 Follow the on-screen instructions. If the settings for the email account cannot be

downloaded automatically, complete the setup manually. 5 When you are done, tap NEXT.

Sending and Receiving Email Messages

1 View the menu and a list of all email accounts and 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 email inbox is open, swipe downward on the message list.

Before trying to download new email messages, make that you have a working data connection.

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 , 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 , 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, 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 Save or 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, find the attachment in the email body, then tap

SAVE or VIEW next to it.

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 containing

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

4 Tap , then 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 , and then find and tap Email. 2 Tap , and 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 email messages 1 Tap and hold the message that you want to delete until the device vibrates. 2 Mark the checkboxes for the messages that you want to delete. 3 Tap

You can also flick the message to the right to delete it.

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 Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Email. 3 Tap , then tap Settings. 4 Select the account you want to remove. 5 Tap Delete account > OK.

To Change the Inbox Check Frequency 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Email. 3 Tap , then tap Settings. 4 Select the desired account. 5 Tap Check frequency > Check frequency and select an option.

To Set an Out of Office Auto-Reply in an Exchange ActiveSync Account 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Email. 2 Tap , then tap Settings. 3 Select the EAS (Exchange ActiveSync) account that you want to set an Out of

Office auto-reply for. 4 Tap Out of office. 5 Tap the slider to enable 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

4 Delete an email message

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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, tap , then find and tap Help & feedback.

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Music and FM Radio 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 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 36.

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 audiobooks.

1 Minimize the full-screen player

2 Search all songs saved to your device

3 View the current play queue

4 View menu options

5 Album art (if available)

6 Add or remove a song as a favorite

7 Add a song to a playlist

8 Elapsed time of current song

9 Progress indicator drag the indicator or tap along the line to fast forward or rewind

10 Total length of current song

11 Repeat all songs in the current play queue

12 Tap to go to the next song in the play queue, touch and hold to fast-forward within the current song

13 Play or pause a song

14 Tap to go to the previous song in the play queue, touch and hold to rewind within the current song

15 Shuffle songs in the current play queue

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Music Homescreen

1 Tap in the upper-left corner to open the Music menu

2 Scroll up or down to view content

3 Play a song using the Music application

4 Play all songs in shuffle mode

5 Return to the music player screen

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

You might not be able to play copyright-protected items. Make sure you have the necessary rights for the content you wish to use.

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 up or down.

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

keeps running in the background.

To Open the Music Application when it is Playing in the Background While a song is playing in the background, drag the status bar downward and tap

the Music application. Alternatively, from your Home screen, tap , and then find and tap .

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

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1 Return to the Music homescreen

2 View the current play queue

3 Browse all playlists

4 Browse all artists

5 Browse all albums

6 Browse all songs

7 Browse all genres

8 Browse all folders

9 Play a shared music file on another device

10 View all subscribed or downloaded files in Podcast

11 Open the settings menu for the Music application

12 Open the support menu for the Music application

To Open the Music Menu 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 2 Tap .

To Return to the Music Homescreen When the Music menu is open, tap Home or simply tap on the screen to the right

of the menu.

To Delete a Song 1 From the Music menu, browse to the song that you want to delete. 2 Touch and hold the song title, then tap Delete from storage in the list that

appears. 3 Tap DELETE to confirm.

You cannot delete a song that is currently playing.

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 open the Music homescreen menu, tap Playlists, and then tap to create a new playlist.

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To Play Your Own Playlists 1 Open the Music menu, and then tap Playlists. 2 Under Playlists, select the playlist you want to open. 3 If you want to play all songs, tap any song or 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 you want to remove. 2 Tap Remove from playlist.

To Delete a Playlist 1 Open the Music menu, then tap Playlists. 2 Touch and hold the playlist that you want to delete. 3 Tap Delete from storage. 4 Tap DELETE 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 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

choose a preset arrangement, tap to select an arrangement, then tap OK to confirm.

To Turn On the Surround Sound Feature 1 Open the Music menu, and then tap Settings > Audio settings > Sound effects >

Surround sound (VPT). 2 Flick left or right to select a setting, and 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.

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1 Tap to open the TrackID homescreen menu

2 View the history of your previous searches

3 Explore top tracks, popular playlists, new songs, and more

4 Check out what others are tracking

5 Search for tracks, albums, and artists

6 Identify the music youre listening to

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

To Identify Music Using TrackID Technology 1 From your Home screen, 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 you want to delete. 2 Touch and hold the screen to display . 3 Tap .

To Use TrackID LIVE You can use TrackID LIVE to see real-time LIVE trackings from around the world.

Open the TrackID application, then tap the LIVE tab.

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

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.

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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 Home screen, tap . 3 Find and tap . 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. Alternately, tap the arrows on either side of the band to jump to the next clear

radio signal.

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

all available channels.

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 , then select

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

identification is successful, you are presented with a result or a list of possible results.

3 To return to the FM radio, tap .

The TrackID application and the TrackID service are not supported in all countries or regions, nor by all networks or service providers.

Favorite radio channels

To Save a Channel as a Favorite 1 When the radio is open, navigate to the channel that 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.

Radio 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 Select capturing mode

4 Front camera

5 Save location

6 View photos and videos

7 Take photos or record videos

8 Capturing mode settings

9 Go back a step or exit camera

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 , then swipe it anywhere. 3 After the camera opens, tap .

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

the camera button.

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 .

To Use the Zoom Function When the camera is open, pinch or spread on the camera screen. You can also use the volume key, pressing up or down. To enable this function,

tap , then tap More > Use Volume key as.

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 .

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To Take a Photo when Recording a Video To take a photo while recording a video, tap . The photo is taken as soon as you

release the camera button.

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 Video 1 Find the photo or video you want to delete. 2 Tap the screen to display the toolbar. 3 Tap . 4 Tap DELETE to confirm.

General camera settings

Capturing Modes Swipe the screen to select the desired capturing mode or the application list.

Manual Manually adjust camera settings such as resolution, white balance, and ISO.

Superior auto Optimize your settings to suit any scene.

Video camera Manually adjust video settings such as resolution and focus mode.

Camera apps Select camera applications manually.

Camera Apps

Sound Photo

Take photos with background sound.

Multi camera

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

Face in picture

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

AR effect

Take photos or videos with virtual scenes and characters.

Creative effect

Apply effects to photos or videos.

Sweep Panorama

Take wide-angle and panoramic photos.

AR mask

Mask your face with features from the face of someone else to take fun selfies.

Timeshift burst

Find the best photo from a burst of images.

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

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To Take a Panoramic Photo 1 Activate the camera. 2 Swipe the screen to select , and 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.

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.

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.

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 select , 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, then tap .

Multi-Camera Mode Multi-camera mode lets you shoot a photo or video that combines different angles from two different sources. Two camera displays appear on your device screen: one from your devices camera, the other from a connected Xperia device or a Sony camera that supports NFC and Wi-Fi Direct technology.

So if youre at a concert venue, for example, and you want to capture a photo or video 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 function on both devices that you want to connect. 2 Activate the camera on your device. 3 Swipe the screen to select , and then select . 4 On the screens of both devices, tap . 5 Touch the NFC detection areas of each device together. Both devices should now

connect using Wi-Fi Direct technology. 6 Once the devices are connected, two camera displays appear on your device

screenone from your devices camera, the other from the camera of the connected device.

7 To rearrange or reshape the camera displays, tap . 8 When you are finished editing and are ready to capture the final combined photo

or video, tap Done > .

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AR Mask Use the AR mask feature to mask a selfie of your face with facial features from another person or from an animal. For example, you can fuse your face with the face of a friend to make amusing hybrid selfies.

To use the AR mask feature 1 Activate the camera. 2 Swipe the screen to go to , then select . 3 Point the camera towards a face, then select the mask that you want to apply. 4 To take a photo, first tap to hide all masks, then tap . 5 To display all mask types again, locate a face in the colored frame that appears in

your camera viewfinder, then tap .

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 select , and then tap . 3 Select the application that you want to download, and follow the instructions to

complete the installation.

Auto Face Detection The camera automatically detects faces and indicates them with frames. A colored frame shows which face has been selected for focus. The focus is set to the face closest to the center of the camera. You can also tap one of the frames to select which face should be in focus.

Auto-Capturing Turn on auto-capturing to take pictures automatically using one of the options below.

Smile Shutter 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.

Off When auto-capturing is off, you can take photos using the shutter button or the camera key.

To Turn On Smile Shutter 1 Activate the camera. 2 Tap . 3 Find and tap Auto capturing > Smile Shutter. 4 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. 5 The face appears inside a colored frame and the photo is taken automatically as

soon as a smile is detected. 6 If no smile is detected, you can press the camera key to take the photo manually.

Saving a Photos Geographic Location Enable the Saving location function to geotag your photos, saving the approximate geographical location as you shoot. The geographical location is determined by wireless networks and GPS technology.

When appears on the camera screen, Saving location is turned on but the geographical position has not been found. When appears, Saving location is turned

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on and the geographical location is available, so the geographical location can be added to your photo. When neither of these two symbols appears, Saving location is disabled.

To Turn On Geotagging 1 Activate the camera. 2 Tap . 3 Tap More, then tap the slider beside Save location to enable or disable the

function. 4 If you are enabling geotagging, you are prompted to enable Location services if

they are not already enabled. Tap OK, then tap the Location slider.

Touch Capture With Touch capture, simply tap anywhere on the camera screen to take a photo.

On

Only front camera

Off

Grid Lines You can use grid lines as a visual aid while shooting to help you find the right composition for your photo.

Grid lines are only shown on the camera screen while shooting and do not appear in the final photo.

Auto photo preview You can choose to preview photos just after you shoot them.

On After you shoot a photo, a preview of it appears in the lower-right corner of the screen for 3 seconds.

Only front camera After you shoot a photo with the front camera, a preview of it appears in the lower-right corner of the screen for 3 seconds.

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

Use Volume Key as You can choose how you want to use the volume key when taking photos.

Zoom Use the volume key to zoom in or out.

Volume Use the volume key to adjust the volume of notifications, ringtones and music.

Shutter Use the volume key to take photos.

Sound When you take a photo or start recording a video, the camera makes a shutter sound. If you use the self-timer, it will make a series of beeps to mark the countdown. You can choose to turn these sounds on or off.

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

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

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

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

To Adjust Color and Brightness 1 Activate the camera. 2 Tap > Color and brightness. 3 Drag the sliders to the desired positions to adjust color and brightness.

This setting is only available in the Superior auto and Video camera modes.

White Balance This setting, which is only available in Manual capturing mode, adjusts the color balance according to the lighting conditions. You can also 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

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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.

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 with everyone in the photo. You can also use the self- timer if you want to avoid shaking the camera when taking photos.

10 sec. Set a 10-second delay in taking the photo from when you tap the shutter button or press the camera key.

3 sec. Set a 3-second delay in taking the photo from when you tap the shutter button or press the camera key.

Off The photo is taken as soon as you tap the shutter button or press the camera key.

Soft Skin Effect You can turn on the Soft skin effect on your device to make skin tones slightly softened while taking selfies in Manual and Superior auto capturing modes.

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

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.

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

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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.

Face Measures the amount of light on the face, and adjusts the exposure so that the face is neither too dark nor too bright.

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

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.

This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

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 portraits 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 in low-light conditions. Reduces blur.

Gourmet Use for shooting food arrangements in bright color.

Pet

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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 sharper contrast.

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

These settings are only available in Manual capturing mode.

Video camera settings

To Adjust the Video Camera Settings 1 Activate the camera. 2 Swipe the screen to select . 3 To display settings, tap . 4 Select the setting you want to adjust, then make your changes.

Video camera settings overview

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

Auto Scene selection is automatic.

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 Use for videoing 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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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.

Auto-Capturing (Video) Turn on auto-capturing to take pictures automatically while recording a video. When using the Smile Shutter feature, the camera automatically takes snapshots of smiling faces while you continue to record your video.

To Turn On Smile Shutter (Video) 1 Activate the camera. 2 Tap . 3 Find and tap Auto capturing (video) > Smile Shutter.

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.

Intelligent active Activate to compensate for major and minor camera shakes.

Standard Activate to remove the high-frequency camera shakes.

Off The stabilizer is turned off.

Further Camera Support Information Use the Help menu to search for camera-related tests and other useful information. To access support, follow the steps below.

1 Open the camera application. 2 Tap , then tap More > Help

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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 to open the Album Homescreen menu

2 View menu options

3 A slideshow of all your photos and videos, or the ones you added to favorites

4 Drag the left edge of the screen to the right to open the Album Homescreen menu

5 The date of items in the group

6 Tap a photo or video to view it

7 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.

To set the screen to rotate automatically when turned sideways, tap Auto-rotate screen under Settings > Display > Screen rotation.

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 Sound Volume of a Video Press the volume key up or down.

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 36 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 you want to share. 2 Tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap . 3 Tap the application 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 photo. 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, and 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 its highlighted. 2 Tap other items you want to work with to select 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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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 cropped photo, 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 , , or , then select an option. 4 Edit the photo as desired, and then tap SAVE.

To Add a Photo Frame Effect 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 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.

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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, 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, 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.

To Capture a Photo from 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 Photo Capture. 4 With the help of the arrows, or by dragging the marker on the progress bar, select

the preferred frame that you want to capture, and then 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 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, tap , 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.

To Unhide a Photo or Video 1 In Album, tap , 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 such as Bluetooth wireless technology and email to share content.

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1 Return to the Album application homescreen to view all content

2 View your favorite photos and videos

3 View all videos saved on your device

4 View your photos on a map or in Globe view

5 View photos and videos you've hidden from view

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

7 View all photos and videos saved on your device in different folders

8 View all photos with faces

9 View photos and videos on other devices in the same network

10 Open the settings menu for the Album application

11 Open web support

12 View photos from online services

To View Photos from Online Services in Album 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Album, then tap . 3 Tap the desired online service, and 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, and 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 particular photo. See Saving a Photos Geographic Location on page 81 for more information.

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 or videos geotagged with the same location

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

To Add or Edit the Geotag of a Photo 1 When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars. 2 Tap , then tap Add geotag or Edit 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.

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.

To View Geotagged Photos on a Map 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Album. 3 Tap , then tap Places. 4 Tap the photo that you want to view on a map.

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, then tap one of the thumbnails at the bottom of the screen.

To View Geotagged Photos on a Globe 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Album. 3 Tap , 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 When viewing the map in Album, tap , then switch between Classic view and Satellite

view.

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Videos The Video Application Use the Video application to play movies and other video content that youve saved or downloaded to your device. The application also serves as a TV program guide with the option to show detailed program information and related content, including social media posts about the program you are interested in. You can use the application as a fully functioning remote controller with your compatible home device. You can also play your movies on other devices that are connected to the same network or saved in the cloud.

Some video files may not be playable in the Video application. The availability of the TV program guide and the remote controller vary by market and connected device.

1 Tap to open the Video homescreen menu

2 View the program guide

3 Refresh content

4 Remote controller

5 Search content

6 Switch between viewing the contents of your library, Popular shows, On Air shows, Movies, TV Series, and Recommended shows

7 Drag the left edge of the screen to the right to open the menu, browse content, and adjust settings

8 Tap a show to get detailed information and related content

To Use Your Device as a Remote Controller To use your device as a remote controller with another compatible home network device, you first need to pair the two devices. In order to do this, both devices need to be connected to the same network. For more information on compatible devices, visit Compatible device list.

1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Video. 2 Tap to open the Homescreen menu, then tap Add device. 3 Select the home device from the list. 4 Enter the registration number shown on the home device and follow the

instructions to finish pairing. 5 After the successful pairing, the icon for the remote controller function appears.

You can now use your device as a fully functional remote controller for the home device.

To Change Settings 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Video. 2 Tap to open the Homescreen menu, then tap Settings. 3 Change the settings as desired.

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

screen, tap to open the Homescreen menu, then find and tap the video 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 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.

To Share a Video 1 When a video is playing, tap , then tap Share. 2 Tap the application you want to use to share the selected video, then follow the

instructions provided.

Transferring Video Content to Your Device Before you start using the Video 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 the 36 page.

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 View Movie Information 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Video. 2 Tap to open the Homescreen menu, then tap Cellular device. 3 Browse through the different categories and find the desired video. 4 Tap the video thumbnail.

To Delete a Video 1 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap Video. 2 Tap to open the Homescreen menu, then tap Cellular device. 3 Browse through the different categories and find the desired video. 4 Tap the video thumbnail, then tap . 5 Tap Delete again to confirm.

Movie Creator The Xperia Movie Creator automatically creates short videos using existing photos and videos. The application automatically determines the timeline to create its movie. For example, it can take a selection of photos and videos from a Saturday afternoon outing or from a weekly, monthly, or even a yearly 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. You can create Highlight Movies by selecting photos and videos manually. If you log in to a Facebook account, you can create Highlight Movies from your Facebook events, featuring photos from the event, friends names, and more.

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To Open Movie Creator 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Movie Creator.

To Enable or Disable Movie Creator Notifications 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Movie Creator. 3 Tap , then tap Settings, and tap the Notifications slider to enable or disable

notifications.

To enable or disable the automatic creation of Highlight Movies 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Movie Creator. 3 Tap , then tap Settings, and tap the Auto creating slider to enable or disable the

function.

To Manually Create a Highlight Movie 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Movie Creator. 3 Tap > Create new. 4 Select the desired photos or videos by tapping them. 5 Tap Create. If you want to edit a Highlight Movie, tap View story, then use the

toolbar to edit as desired.

To Create a Highlight Movie from Facebook Events 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Movie Creator. 3 Tap > Settings. 4 Tap the slider beside Link Facebook.

Movie Creator is now linked with your Facebook account if you are already logged in to Facebook.

If you are not logged in to Facebook yet, follow the on-screen instructions. 5 Tap , then scroll down to browse your Facebook events. 6 Choose an event to create a Highlight Movie about and tap Create.

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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 on the Send pane. 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 Home screen, 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, like 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 for example listen to music files stored on your home computer using your device, or view photos taken with your device's camera on a large-screen TV.

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

To Use Your Device to Play a Music Track Stored on Another Device 1 Make sure the device you want to share files with is connected to the same Wi-Fi

network as your device. 2 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 3 Tap , 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 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 Home screen, tap , then find and tap or . 3 Tap , 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 you want to play.

To View a Shared Photo on Your Device 1 Make sure the devices you want to share files with are connected to the same Wi-

Fi network as your device. 2 From your Home screen, tap , then find and tap . 3 Tap , and then 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.

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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 Home screen, tap , then find and tap Settings > Device connection

> Media server. 3 Tap the slider beside Share media. 4 Use your computer or other DLNA client devices on the same Wi-Fi network to

connect to your device. 5 A notification appears in the status bar of your device. Open the notification and

set access permissions for each client device attempting to connect to your device.

The steps for accessing media on your device using a DLNA client differ between client devices. Refer to your client device User Guide for more information. If your device is inaccessible 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 or Album by dragging the left edge of the applications homescreen to the right and then tapping Settings > Media server.

To Stop Sharing Files With Other Home Network Devices 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Media server. 3 Tap the Share media slider.

To Set Access Permissions for a Pending Device 1 From your Home screen, 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 Home screen, 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, then tap OK.

To Change the Access Level of a Registered Device 1 From your Home screen, 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.

To Get Help With Sharing Content With Other DLNA Certified Devices 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Media server. 3 Tap and then tap Help.

Displaying Files on Another Device Using Cast Using DLNA technology, you can push media content from your device to another device connected to the same Wi-Fi network. The receiving device must be able to

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function as a Digital Media Renderer (DMR) device and play content received from your device. A TV that supports DLNA or a PC running Windows 7 or later are examples of DMR devices.

The steps for playing shared media may vary depending on the client 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 Display Photos or Videos on a Client Device Using Cast 1 Make sure you have correctly set up the DMR or DLNA client device and it is

connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your device. 2 From your Home screen, tap . 3 Find and tap Album. 4 Browse and open the photos or videos that you want to view. 5 Swipe down the status bar with two fingers, then tap and select the device you

want to share your content with. 6 To stop sharing the photo or video with the client device, tap and then select

Stop casting.

You may also see Google Cast devices shown on the list when tapping .

To Play a Music Track on a Client Device Using Cast 1 Make sure you have correctly set up the DMR or DLNA client device and it is

connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your device. 2 From your Home screen, 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 client device to share your content with. The track starts

playing on the device that you select. 5 To disconnect from the client device, tap and then select Stop casting.

You may also see Google Cast devices shown on the list when tapping .

Connecting Your Device to USB Accessories You can use a USB Host adapter to connect your device to USB accessories such as a mass storage device or a mouse. If the USB device 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.

This device has a capless USB port. If your device gets exposed to water, ensure the USB port is completely dry before inserting a USB cable.

Connecting Your Device to a DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller Using a DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, you can play games stored on your Xperia device or game console using Remote Play.

To Connect a DUALSHOCK4 Wireless Controller to your Device 1 From your Home screen, 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 Communication (NFC) to share data with other devices, such as videos, photos, web page addresses, music files, or contacts. You can also use NFC to scan

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tags that give you more information about a product or service as well as tags that activate certain functions on your device.

NFC is a wireless technology with a maximum range of one centimeter, so the devices sharing data must be held close to each other. Before you can use NFC, you must first turn on the NFC function, and the screen of your device must be active.

The NFC detection area is located on the back of the device. Hold your device close to another device or an NFC reader so the NFC detection areas touch each other.

NFC may not be available in all countries or regions. Using certain apps, some NFC functions can be enabled even when the device is switched off. Note that not all devices support this feature.

To Enable or Disable the NFC Function 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > More. 3 Tap the NFC slider.

To Share a Contact with Another Device Using NFC 1 Make sure both devices have the NFC function turned on, and that both screens

are active and unlocked. 2 To view contacts, go to your Home screen, tap , then tap . 3 Tap the contact you want to share. 4 Hold your device and the receiving device close to each other so that the NFC

detection areas of each device touch. 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 saved on the receiving

device and displayed on its screen.

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 both screens are active and unlocked. 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 Make sure the track is displayed on full screen. 6 Hold your device and the receiving device close to each other so the NFC

detection areas of each device touch. When the devices connect, a thumbnail of the track appears.

7 Tap the thumbnail to start the transfer. 8 When the transfer is done, the music file is saved on the receiving device. 9 To display the music file, double-tap the status bar to open the Notification panel,

then tap Beam complete .

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To Share a Photo or Video with Another Device Using NFC 1 Make sure both devices have the NFC function turned on, and that both screens

are active and unlocked. 2 To view photos and videos on your device, go to your Home screen, tap , then

find and tap Album. 3 Tap the photo or video you want to share. 4 Hold your device and the receiving device close to each other so that the NFC

detection areas of each device touch. When the devices connect, a thumbnail of the photo or video appears.

5 Tap the thumbnail to start the transfer. 6 When the transfer is done, the photo or video is saved on the receiving device.

To Share a Web Address With Another Device Using NFC 1 Make sure both devices have the NFC function turned on, and both screens are

active and unlocked. 2 From your Home screen, tap . 3 To open the web browser, find and tap . 4 Load the web page that you want to share. 5 Hold your device and the receiving device close to each other so the NFC

detection areas of each device touch. When the devices connect, a thumbnail of the web page appears.

6 Tap the thumbnail to start the transfer. 7 When the transfer is done, the web page is displayed on the screen of the

receiving device.

Scanning NFC Tags Your device can scan various kinds of NFC tags to receive additional information, such as a web address. For example, it can scan embedded tags on a poster, on a billboard advertisement, or beside a product in a retail store.

To Scan an NFC Tag 1 Make sure your device has the NFC function turned on and the screen is active

and unlocked. 2 Place your device over the tag so 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.

Connecting to an NFC-Compatible Device You can connect your device to other NFC-compatible devices produced by Sony, such as a speaker or a headphone. When establishing this kind of connection, refer to the User Guide of the compatible device for more information.

You may need to have Wi-Fi or Bluetooth activated on both devices for the connection to work.

Bluetooth Wireless Technology Use the Bluetooth function to send files to other Bluetooth compatible devices, or to connect to hands-free accessories. 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.

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

Naming your device You can give your device a name. This name is shown to other devices after you have turned on the Bluetooth function and your device is set to visible.

To Give Your Device a Name 1 Make sure the Bluetooth function is turned on. 2 From your Home screen, 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 for the first time, 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 Home screen, tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth. 4 Tap the Bluetooth slider to enable the function. A list of the 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 Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth. 3 Tap the Bluetooth device you want to connect to.

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To Unpair a Bluetooth Device 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth. 3 Under Paired devices, tap beside the name of the device that you want to

unpair. 4 Tap FORGET.

Sending and receiving items using Bluetooth technology Use Bluetooth technology to share items with other Bluetooth compatible devices such as phones or computers. You can send and receive the following kinds of items:

Photos and videos Music and other audio files Web pages

To Send Items Using Bluetooth

1 Receiving device: Make sure the Bluetooth function is turned on and that the device is visible to other Bluetooth devices.

2 Sending device: Open the application which contains the item that you want to send, and scroll to the item.

3 Depending on the application and on the item that you want to send, you may need to, for example, touch and hold the item, open the item, and press .

4 Select Bluetooth. 5 Turn on Bluetooth if you are prompted to do so. 6 Tap the name of the receiving device. 7 Receiving device: If prompted, accept the connection. 8 Sending device: If prompted, confirm the transfer to the receiving device. 9 Receiving device: Accept the incoming item.

To receive items using Bluetooth

1 Make sure that the Bluetooth function is on and is visible to other Bluetooth

devices. 2 The sending device now starts sending data to your device. 3 If prompted, enter the same passcode on both devices, or confirm the suggested

passcode. 4 When you are notified of an incoming file to your device, drag the status bar

downward and tap the notification to accept the file transfer. 5 Tap Accept to start the file transfer. 6 To view the progress of the transfer, drag the status bar downward. 7 To open a received item, drag the status bar downward and tap the relevant

notification.

To View Files You Have Received Using Bluetooth 1 From your Home screen, 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 Overview of Smart Connect

1 Tap to display available accessories

2 Tap to display available events

3 Add an event

4 View menu options

5 Tap to activate an event

6 Tap to view details of an event

To Create a Smart Connect Event 1 From your Homescreen, tap , then find and tap Other > . 2 If you are opening Smart Connect for the first time, tap OK to close the

introduction screen. 3 On the Events tab, tap ADD EVENT. 4 If you are creating an event for the first time, tap OK again to close the

introduction screen. 5 Add conditions under which you want to trigger the event. A condition could be

the connection with an accessory, 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 first have to 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, tap the slider to enable it. 4 Tap EDIT EVENT, then adjust the settings as desired.

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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 tap 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 ADD ACCESSORY. 3 Turn on the Bluetooth function if it is not already on, then tap the name of the

accessory 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 the News Suite Application News Suite is a two-in-one news app featuring a new two-tab concept. Switch between the News tab, where you can find out about all the latest current affairs, and the My Feeds tab, where you can read up on all the news thats most relevant to your own interests.

The News Suite application is not available in all markets.

To Open the News Suite Application 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap .

Google Search & Now Use the Google app to search the internet. You can also enable a feed for regular updates - for example, you can get traffic information before commuting to work, find popular restaurants in your area, see your favourite team's current score, and more. The app can be accessed by tapping in the application list, or you can reserve a pane on your Homescreen for quick access and easy reading.

To Enable or Disable GPS 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Google > Search & Now > Now cards. 3 Tap the Show cards slider.

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To Reserve a Pane on the Homescreen for Google Search & Now 1 Touch and hold any area on your Homescreen until the device vibrates. 2 Tap , then tap the Google feed slider. 3 You can now swipe to the left-most pane on the Homescreen to access the

Google Search & Now interface.

If you reserve the left-most pane for Google Search & Now, the main Homescreen pane cannot be changed and additional panes cannot be added to the left. Only the left-most pane can be reserved.

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 100.

Mobile payment services may not yet be available in all regions.

To Manage Payment Services 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > More > Tap & pay. A list of payment services appears. 3 Manage the payment services as desired, for example, you can 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 your Wi-Fi network as well as Global Positioning System (GPS) information to determine your approximate location. If you're not within a clear line of sight of GPS satellites, your device can determine your location using the Wi-Fi function. And if you're not within range of a network, your device can determine your location using your cellphone network.

In order to use your device to find out where you are, you need to enable location services.

You may incur data connection charges when you connect to the internet from your device.

To Enable or Disable Location Services 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Location, then tap the slider to enable or disable location

services.

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 Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Google > Maps.

Airplane Mode In Airplane mode, the network and radio transceivers are turned off to prevent disturbance to sensitive equipment. However, you can still make emergency calls, play games, listen to music, and watch videos and other content, as long as all this content is

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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 Enable or Disable Airplane Mode 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > More. 3 Tap the Airplane mode slider.

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Clock and Calendar 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 , then tap Calendar. 2 Tap , then tap Settings > Calendar view settings. 3 Tap Birthdays, then drag the slider beside Birthdays to the right.

To Display Weather Forecasts in the Calendar Application 1 From your Homescreen, tap , then tap Calendar. 2 Tap , then tap Settings > Calendar view settings. 3 Tap Weather forecast, then drag the slider beside Weather forecast to the right. 4 If location services are disabled, tap Home location, then search for the city you

want to add.

For more information about how to enable location services, see Using Location Services on the 108 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.

Alarm and 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. But it does sound when the device is set to silent mode.

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 alarms tab

2 Access the world clock tab

3 Access the stopwatch function

4 Access the timer function

5 View option for the current tab

6 Turn an alarm on or off

7 Add a new alarm

8 Open date and time settings for the clock

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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 double-tap the status bar to open the Notification panel, then tap .

To Edit an Existing Alarm 1 Find and tap Clock, and then tap the alarm you want to edit. 2 Make the desired changes. 3 Tap Save.

To Turn an Alarm On or Off Find and tap Clock, and then tap the slider for the alarm you want to turn on or

off.

To Delete an Alarm 1 Find and tap Clock, 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 Find and tap Clock, then tap the alarm that you want to edit. 2 Tap Alarm sound and select an option, or tap and select a music file. 3 Tap Done, then tap Save.

For more information about how to adjust the alarm volume levels, see Sound volume on the 49 page.

To Adjust the Volume Level for an Alarm 1 Find and tap Clock, 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 Find and tap Clock, 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 Find and tap Clock, then tap the alarm that you want to edit. 2 Tap the Vibrate slider to enable or disable the function. 3 Tap Save.

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To Set the Side Keys Behavior 1 Find and tap Clock, 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 Gesture Magnification gesture allows you to zoom in to parts of the screen by tapping an area of the touchscreen three times in succession.

To Enable or Disable Magnification Gesture 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Accessibility > Magnification gesture. 3 Tap the slider under Magnification gesture.

To Magnify an Area and Pan Across the Screen 1 Make sure Magnification gesture is enabled. 2 To temporarily magnify an area, tap it three times. 3 Move the area by dragging it with two or more fingers. 4 To exit zoom mode, tap the area three times again.

With certain applications, you can also zoom in or out by pinching an area.

Font Size You can enable the Font size option to increase the default size of text displayed on your device.

To Set Font Size 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Accessibility. 3 Tap Font size, and then set the desired font size by tapping the scale.

Display Size You can use the Display size setting to increase or decrease all elements on your screen, not just text.

To Set Display Size 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Accessibility. 3 Tap Display size, and then set the desired display size by tapping the scale.

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 Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Accessibility > Color correction. 3 Tap the slider under Color correction. 4 Tap Correction mode, and then select the appropriate color sensitivity.

Color correction is currently an experimental feature and may affect device performance.

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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 Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Accessibility > TalkBack. 3 Tap the slider under TalkBack and then tap OK.

To change speech, feedback, and touch preferences for TalkBack, tap Settings, then tap the screen twice.

TalkBack launches a tutorial immediately after you enable the feature. To exit the tutorial, tap , then tap the screen twice.

To Disable TalkBack 1 From your Home screen, tap , then tap anywhere on the screen twice. 2 Find and tap Settings, then tap anywhere on the screen twice. 3 Find and tap Accessibility by scrolling through the list with two or more fingers,

then tap anywhere on the screen twice. 4 Find and tap TalkBack by scrolling through the list with two or more fingers, then

tap anywhere on the screen twice. 5 Tap the on-off switch, and then tap anywhere on the screen twice. 6 Tap OK, and then tap anywhere on the screen twice.

Mono Audio The Mono audio setting makes both left and right audio channels get played back simultaneously when playing audio. Using Mono instead of Stereo playback is most useful for users with certain types of hearing loss or for safety reasons, for example when you need to listen to your surroundings.

To Enable or Disable Mono Audio 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Accessibility. 3 Tap the slider beside Mono audio.

TTY (Teletypewriter) Mode The TTY (Teletypewriter) feature on your device allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have speech or language disabilities to communicate using a TTY device or a relay service.

To enable TTY mode 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Call. 3 Tap Accessibility > TTY mode. 4 Select the applicable TTY mode.

Switch Access With Switch Access, you can interact with your Xperia device using one or more switches. A switch is a device used to send a keystroke signal to your Android device. These can be helpful for users with mobility limitations. For more information about Switch Access, see Settings > Accessibility > Switch Access > SETTINGS > Help.

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To Enable or Disable Switch Access 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Accessibility > Switch Access. 3 Tap the slider to enable or disable the function, then 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.

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. Log the number of dropped calls during the previous 10 days. 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 phone or from the TOOLS menu in the Support application, you can download a light version using the Play Store application.

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 38.

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 36.

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.

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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 and hold down the OFF button

until the device shuts down.

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

To perform a factory data reset

Before you start, make 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. Factory data reset will erase all data from your devices internal storage, and you will not be able to access the files on any of your encrypted SD cards again.

To avoid permanent damage to your device, do not restart your device while a reset procedure is underway.

1 From your Homescreen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset > Factory data reset. 3 Tap Reset tablet. 4 If required, draw your screen unlock pattern or enter your screen unlock password

or PIN to continue. 5 To confirm, tap Erase everything.

Your device does not revert to an earlier software version of Android when you perform a factory data reset.

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:

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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 tablet > 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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