User guide Xperia ™ XA1 Ultra G3212/G3226..
Contents Getting started ............................................................................... 6 About this User guide ........................................................................ 6 Overview ............................................................................................ 6 Assembly ........................................................................................... 7 Screen protection ............................................................................... 8 Starting your device for the ﬁrst time ...............................................
Internet and networks .................................................................. 45 Browsing the web ............................................................................ 45 Internet and MMS settings ............................................................. 45 Wi-Fi ................................................................................................. 46 Sharing your mobile data connection .............................................. 48 Controlling data usage ..................................................................... 49 Selecting a SIM card for dat..
Transferring contacts ....................................................................... 75 Backing up contacts ........................................................................ 76 Adding medical and emergency contact information ...................... 76 Favourites ........................................................................................ 77 Sending contact information ............................................................ 77 Avoiding duplicate entries in the Contacts application ................... 78 Messaging and chat .......................................
Videos ......................................................................................... 108 The Video application .................................................................... 108 Transferring video content to your device ..................................... 109 Managing video content ................................................................ 109 Movie Creator ................................................................................ 109 Connectivity ............................................................................... 111 Mirroring the screen of your ..
Getting started About this User guide This is the Xperia™ XA1 Ultra 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 page 37. To check the current software version of your device 1 From your Home screen , tap . 2 Find Settings > Ab..
1. Charging/Notiﬁcation light 2. Headset jack 3. Front camera lens 4. Second microphone 5. Ear speaker 6. Proximity/Light sensor 7. Front ﬂash 8. Volume button 9. Power key 10. Camera key 11. Main microphone 12. Loudspeaker 13. Charger/USB Type-C™ cable port 14. Wi-Fi/GPS/Bluetooth antenna area 15. Main camera lens 16. Main ﬂash 17. NFC™ detection area 18. Nano SIM/Memory card slot cover 19. Main antenna area Assembly Your device only supports nano SIM cards. The nano SIM cards and the memory card have separate slots in the same device. Make sure you don’t confuse the two. To pr..
1 Using your ﬁngernail, drag out the nano SIM card tray. 2 Firmly place the primary SIM card (SIM 1) in the correct orientation in position (1) as shown in the illustration. 3 Firmly place the additional SIM card (SIM 2) in the correct orientation in position (2) as shown in the illustration. 4 Insert the memory card in the correct orientation into the memory card slot as shown in the illustration. 5 Gently push the tray back into the slot until it ﬁts into place. To remove the nano SIM card 1 With the screen facing down, open and drag out the nano SIM card tray using your ﬁngernail. ..
1 Press and hold down the power key until the device vibrates. 2 Enter your PIN for SIM card 1 and SIM card 2 when requested, then tap . 3 Wait a moment for the device to start. Your SIM card PIN is initially supplied by your network operator, but you can change it later from the Settings menu. To correct a mistake made while entering your SIM card PIN, tap . To turn off the device 1 Press and hold down the power key until the options menu opens. 2 In the options menu, tap Power off . It may take a while for the device to shut down. Why do I need a Google™ account? Your Xperia™ device f..
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. Veri..
Contact the network administrator of your company or organisation to check what network security policies are implemented for mobile devices. 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 Choose an option and 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 Choose an option and follow th..
Unlocking your device automatically 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 it’s connected to a Bluetooth® device or when you’re carrying it with you. With Smart Lock enabled you still need to unlock your device manually after restarting, and after leaving the device inactive for 4 hours. You can set Smart Lock to keep your device unlocked using the following settings: • On-body detection : Keep your device unlocked when you're carrying it with y..
• 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 & securit..
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 metres. Connecting to trusted places When the Trusted places feature is set up, the lock screen security on your Xperia™ device gets disabled when you ..
To edit a custom place 1 From your Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted places . 3 Select the place that you want to edit. 4 Tap Edit Address . 5 To enter another location, tap and then type the address. Your device searches for the entered location. To use the suggested address, tap the address. 6 To ﬁne-tune the location, tap the back arrow next to the address, 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 &..
You can forward calls that come in on SIM card 1 to SIM card 2 when SIM card 1 is unreachable, and vice versa. This function is called Dual SIM reachability. You must enable it manually. See Forwarding calls on page 69. To enable or disable the use of two SIM cards 1 From the Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > SIM cards . 3 Tap the SIM1 and SIM2 sliders to enable or disable the SIM cards. To rename a SIM card 1 From the Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > SIM cards . 3 Select a SIM card and enter a new name for it. 4 Tap OK . To select which SIM card handles data ..
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 you’ve cleared the internal memory of the device using the “Protection by my Xpe..
To activate Android™ Device Manager 1 If you are sharing a device with multiple users, make sure that you are logged in as the owner. 2 Make sure that you have an active data connection and that 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 a..
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. 19 This is an internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use...
Pinching and spreading • Zoom in or out on web pages, photos and maps, and when you’re taking photos or shooting videos. Swiping and scrolling • Scroll up or down a list. • Swipe left or right, for example, between Home screen panes. • Swipe left or right to reveal more options. Flicking • Scroll quickly, for example, in a list or on a web page. You can stop the scrolling movement by tapping the screen. 20 This is an internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use...
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 that you have to swipe left or upwards on the screen to unlock it. You can change the security settings later and add other kinds of locks. See Screen lock on page 10. To activate the screen • Brieﬂy press the power key . To lock the screen 1 When the screen is active, ..
To browse the Home screen Home screen panes You can add new panes to your Home screen (up to a maximum of twenty panes) and delete panes. You can also set the pane that you want to use as the main Home screen pane. To set a pane as the main Home screen pane 1 Touch and hold any area on your Home screen until the device vibrates. 2 Flick left or right to browse to the pane that you want to set as your main Home screen pane, then tap . When Google Search & Now is enabled, the left-most pane is reserved for this service and the main Home screen pane cannot be changed. For more information,..
Home screen settings To disable or uninstall an application from the Home 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 your Home screen 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 th..
To arrange applications on the Application screen 1 When the Application screen is open, tap . 2 Tap Sort apps , then select an option. To add an application shortcut to the Home screen 1 On the Application screen, touch and hold an application icon until the device vibrates, then drag the icon to the top of the screen. The Home screen opens. 2 Drag the icon to the desired location on the Home screen, then release it. To move an application on the Application screen 1 When the Application screen is open, tap . 2 Make sure that Own order is selected under Sort apps . 3 Touch and hold the app..
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 . A menu is not available in all applications. 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 in upper window 2 Split screen border – Drag to resize windows 3 Application 2 in..
To enable one-handed operations 1 From your Home screen, tap > Settings > One-handed operations . 2 Tap Resize screen . 3 Tap , then drag your thumb from the right corner to the center of the screen. To adjust the position of the screen 1 To move the screen to the left side or to the right side, tap or accordingly. 2 To move the screen upwards or downwards, drag the horizontal stripes. 3 To resize the screen, drag the three diagonal stripes. To return to using the full screen, tap . Widgets Widgets are small applications that you can use directly on your Home screen. They also functio..
1 Access an application using a shortcut 2 Access a folder containing applications To add an application shortcut to your Home screen 1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen . 2 In the customisation 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 Home screen • Touch and hold the item until the device vibrates, then drag the item to the new location. To remove an item from the Home screen • Touch and hold the item until the device vibrates, then drag the item..
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. Notiﬁcations Notiﬁcations inform you of events such as new messages a..
To dismiss a notification from the Notification panel • Swipe the notiﬁcation left or right. Not all notiﬁcations can be dismissed. To change settings for notiﬁcations, simply drag the notiﬁcation slowly to the left or right, then tap . To expand a notification on the Notification panel • Drag the notiﬁcation downwards 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 lock screen • Doubl..
Interrupts in 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. For example, a ﬂashing white light means there is a new message or a missed call. The notiﬁcation light is enabled by default but can be disabled manually. When the notiﬁ..
The Bluetooth® function is activated The microphone is muted The speakerphone is on Do not disturb mode is activated Vibrate mode An alarm is set GPS is activated Synchronisation is ongoing Problem with sign-in or synchronisation 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 Home screen, 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 ..
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. This list is for reference purposes only, and changes may be made without notice. To block an application from sending notifications 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > 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 sup..
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 plan routes using Google Maps™. Use the Messaging application to send and receive text and multimedia messages. The Xperia™ Movie Creator automatically creates short video collages using your existing photo and video collection. Use the Music application to organise and play music and audio books. View news stories from News Suite. Make phone calls by dialling the number manually or by using the smart ..
Battery and maintenance Charging your device Always use an original Sony charger and USB Type-C™ 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 Type-C™ 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 t..
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% 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 ..
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 optimisation . You will see a list of applications that are not optimised. 4 To add or remove applications from this list, tap APPS and select or de-select an application from the list to edit its optimisation settings. 5 The list of applications that are not optimised will get updated according to your settings. You cannot exempt applications from being optimised by Ultra STAMINA mode. You can also conﬁgure Battery optimisation from Settings..
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, ..
To set up automatic download of system updates 1 From your Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > About phone > Software update . 3 Tap , then tap Settings > Auto download system updates . 4 Select an option. To enable or disable automatic updates for applications 1 From your Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > About phone > Software update . 3 Tap , then tap Settings > Auto-update apps . 4 Select the preferred option. To update your device using a computer 1 Using a USB Type-C™ cable, connect your device to the computer. 2 Make sure that the screen of y..
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 the USB cable type intended for your 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 music..
• 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..
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 fac..
• Contacts • Conversations • Call log • Calendar • Email accounts • Wi-Fi networks • Device settings • Applications • Xperia™ Home layout 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 that the SD card is mounted properly into 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 S..
To restore backed up content 1 If you are restoring content from a USB storage device, make sure that the storage device is connected to your device using the USB Host adapter. If you are restoring content from an SD card, make sure that 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 da..
Downloading applications Downloading applications from Google Play™ Google Play™ is the ofﬁcial online Google store for downloading applications, games, music, movies and books. It includes both free and paid applications. Before you start downloading from Google Play™, make sure that you have a working internet connection, preferably over Wi-Fi to limit data trafﬁc charges. To use Google Play™, you need to have a Google™ account. Google Play™ may not be available in all countries or regions. To download an application from Google Play™ 1 From the Home screen , tap . 2 Fin..
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 on the keyboard. Inter..
To add internet and MMS settings 1 From your Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks . 3 Select a SIM card. 4 Tap Access Point Names > . 5 Tap Name and enter a name of your choice, then tap OK . 6 Tap APN and enter the access point name, then tap OK . 7 Enter all other required information. If you don’t know what information is required, contact your network operator for more details. 8 When you're done, tap , then tap Save . To view downloaded internet and MMS settings 1 From your Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile netw..
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: ..
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 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 ex..
To share your mobile data connection with another Bluetooth® device 1 Make sure that your device and the other Bluetooth® device are paired with each other and that mobile data trafﬁc is activated on your device. 2 Your device : From your Home screen , tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot and then tap the Bluetooth tethering slider to enable the function. 4 Bluetooth® device : Set up the device so that it obtains its network connection using Bluetooth®. If the device is a computer, refer to the relevant instructions to complete the setup. If th..
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 turn data traffic on or off 1 From your Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Data usage . 3 Tap the Mobile data slider to turn data trafﬁc on or off. When data trafﬁc is turned off, your device can still establish Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® connections. To set a data usage warning 1 Make sure that mobile data trafﬁc is turned on. 2 From your Home screen , tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Data usage > Bill..
Selecting mobile networks Your device supports the use of two different networks at the same time. You can select from the following network mode combinations when two SIM cards are inserted in your device: • One WCDMA network • One GSM network • One WCDMA and one GSM network • One LTE, one WCDMA and one GSM network For each SIM card, you can set your device to switch automatically between mobile networks depending on which mobile networks are available where you are. Your device automatically switches between mobile networks depending on which mobile networks are available where yo..
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 ..
Synchronising data on your device Synchronising with online accounts Synchronise your device with contacts, email, calendar events and other information from online accounts, for example, email accounts such as Gmail™ and Exchange ActiveSync, Facebook™ and Flickr™. You can synchronise data automatically for such accounts by activating the auto-sync function, or you can synchronise each account manually. To set up an online account for synchronisation 1 From your Home screen , tap . 2 Tap Settings > Accounts & sync > Add account , then select the account that you want to add...
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. 54 This is an internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use...
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 Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > About phone . To access the Quick settings panel • Drag the status bar downwards using two ﬁngers. To select settings to display on the Quick settings panel 1 Using two ﬁngers, dr..
To set a ringtone 1 From your Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound > Phone ringtone . 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 . 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 en..
• Alarms To allow priority notifications in Do not disturb mode 1 From the Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Sound > Do not disturb > Priority only allows . 3 Tap Calls or Messages . 4 Select an option. Screen settings To adjust the screen brightness manually regardless of lighting condition 1 From your Home screen, 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 l..
Screen pinning Use screen pinning to set your device to display only the screen for a speciﬁc application. For example, if you are playing a game and you accidentally touch the Home navigation key, the screen pinning feature prevents the active game app screen from being minimised. You can also use this feature when you lend your device to another person to make it harder for them to access more than one application. For example, you can lend your device to somebody to take a photo and pin the screen to the Camera application so that the person can't easily use other apps such as Email. S..
Critical permissions Some permissions are mandatory for apps to work as intended. In such cases, a dialog will inform you. To configure applications 1 From your Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Apps > . 3 Select a conﬁguration option, for example App permissions , then choose an application that you want to conﬁgure. To allow critical permissions 1 To allow a permission, tap Continue > APP INFO > Permission . 2 Find the critical permission you need. 3 Tap the relevant slider to adjust permissions. You can also manage permissions in Settings > Apps . Tap an ap..
To reset application preferences 1 From your Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Apps . 3 Tap , then tap Reset app preferences > Reset apps . Resetting application preferences does not delete any application data from your device. To clear application data 1 From your Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Apps . 3 Select an application or service, then tap Storage > CLEAR DATA > OK . 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 every appli..
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. To change the language 1 From the Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Languages & input > Languages > Add a language. 3 Select a language. 4 Select a region. 5 Drag the selected language to the top of the list. 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 wan..
improve the quality of compressed music ﬁles to near High-resolution Audio quality when you are using a wired headphone. 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 Home screen, 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 > Equaliser . 5 Adjust the sound settings by dragging the frequenc..
To delete a regular user account from your device 1 Make 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 that you want to delete, then tap Remove user > Delete . About the Guest User account If someone just wants to use your device temporarily, you can enable a guest account for this user. In guest mode, your device starts up as a freshly installed system with only the pre-installed apps. Once your guest is ﬁnished using your device, you can wipe the session clean so that the next guest can star..
Typing text On-screen keyboards There are a number of pre-installed text entry providers on your device. The default text entry provider may depend on the regional or language settings you use. One or more text entry providers might not be available in your region. SwiftKey ® keyboard You can enter text using the on-screen keyboard by tapping each letter individually, or you can use the SwiftKey ® ﬂow feature and slide your ﬁnger from letter to letter to form words. 1 Delete a character before the cursor. 2 Tap to enter a carriage return, or touch and hold to access smileys. 3 Enter p..
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 "é", touch and hold "e" until other o..
Calling Making calls You can make a call by manually dialling a phone number, by tapping a number saved in your contacts list, or by tapping the phone number in your call log. You can also use the smart dial function to quickly ﬁnd numbers from your contacts list and call logs by entering part of a contact number or name and selecting from the suggestions that appear. To make a video call, you can use the Hangouts™ instant messaging and video chat application on your device. 1 View more options 2 Delete number 3 Dialpad 4 Call button To open the dialpad 1 From your Home screen , tap . 2..
To make an international call 1 From your Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap . The call log is displayed. 3 Tap to display the dialpad. 4 Touch and hold 0 until a “+” sign appears. 5 Enter the country code, the area code without the initial zeros, followed by the phone number. Then tap . 6 Select a SIM card in select account dialog. To add a direct dial number to your Home screen 1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates and the customisation menu appears. 2 In the customisation menu, tap Widgets > Shortcuts . 3 Scroll through the list of applicatio..
To reject a call when the screen is active • When a call comes in, in the heads-up notiﬁcation that appears at the top of the screen, tap DECLINE . Instead of rejecting the call, you can go to the main phone application screen by tapping the heads-up notiﬁcation window. This way you get more options to manage the call. For example, you can decide to reject the call with a message. To mute the ringtone for an incoming call • When you receive the call, press the volume key. Rejecting a call with a text message You can reject a call with a text message, sent automatically to the caller..
4 Enter DTMF digits during a call 5 Mute the microphone during a call 6 Turn on the loudspeaker during a call To change the volume during a call • Press the volume key up or down. Using the call log In the call log, you can view missed calls with or indicating which SIM card the call was for, received calls and dialled calls . To open the call log 1 From your Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap . To view your missed calls 1 When you have missed a call, appears in the status bar. Drag the status bar downwards. 2 Tap Missed call . To call a number from your call log 1 From your Home screen ,..
To turn off call forwarding 1 From your Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Call . 3 Select a SIM card. 4 Tap Call forwarding > Voice . 5 Select an option, then tap Turn off . To enable the Dual SIM reachability function 1 From your Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > SIM cards > Dual SIM reachability . 3 Under Dual SIM reachability , tap the slider to enable the function. 4 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the procedure. If the Dual SIM reachability function does not work after you enable it, check that you have entered the phone numbers correct..
To send incoming calls from a specific contact directly to voicemail 1 From your Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap . 3 Select the desired contact. 4 Tap > . 5 Mark the checkbox beside All calls to voicemail . 6 Tap SAVE . Multiple calls If you have activated call waiting, you can handle multiple calls at the same time. When it is activated, you will be notiﬁed by a beep if you receive another call. Mobile data is unavailable during calls. Applications like email, internet and social networking will work if you connect to a Wi-Fi network. To activate or deactivate call waiting 1 From y..
To have a private conversation with a conference call participant 1 During an ongoing conference call, tap Manage conference . 2 Tap the separate button of the participant with whom you want to have a private conversation. 3 To end the private conversation and return to the conference call, tap . To release a participant from a conference call 1 During an ongoing conference call, tap Manage conference . 2 Tap next to the participant you want to release. To end a conference call • During the conference call, tap . Voicemail If your subscription includes a voicemail service, callers can lea..
Contacts Searching and viewing contacts 1 Search for contacts 2 Edit and view medical and emergency contact information 3 View more options 4 Favourites and All contacts tabs 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 phone number, name or other information in the Find contacts ﬁeld. The result list is ﬁltered as you enter each character. To select which contacts to display in the Contacts application 1 From your Home screen , tap , then..
Adding and editing contacts To add a contact 1 From your Home screen , tap , then tap . 2 Tap . 3 If you have synchronised your contacts with one or more accounts and you are adding a contact for the ﬁrst time, you must select the account that you want to add the contact to. Alternatively, tap Phone contact if you only want to use and save this contact on your device. 4 Enter or select the desired information for the contact. 5 When you are ﬁnished, tap 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...
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 . To create a new contact from a text message 1 From your Home screen , tap , then ﬁnd and tap . 2 Tap the icon next..
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 downwards and tap the notiﬁcation to accept the ﬁle transfer. 3 Tap Accept t..
1 Go back to the main Contacts screen 2 View more options 3 Medical and personal information and emergency contacts tab 4 Medical and personal information To enter your medical information 1 From your Home screen , tap , then tap . 2 Tap . 3 Edit the desired information. To add a new emergency contact 1 From your Home screen , tap , then tap . 2 Tap , then tap CONTACTS > Add contact . 3 Tap the contact that you want to use as an emergency contact. The emergency contact must have at least a phone number which emergency personnel can call. If your device is locked by a security screen lock..
To send a contact 1 From your Home screen , tap , then tap . 2 Tap the contact whose details you want to send. 3 Tap , then tap Share . 4 Select an available transfer method and follow the on-screen instructions. To send several contacts at once 1 From your 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. To send all contacts 1 From your Home screen , tap , then tap . 2 Press , then tap Import/export >..
Messaging and chat Reading and sending messages The Messaging application shows your messages as conversations, which means that all messages to and from a particular person are grouped together. The number of characters that you can send in a single message varies depending on the operator and the language you use. The maximum size of a multimedia message, which includes the size of added media ﬁles, is also operator dependent. Contact your network operator for more information. 1 Go back to the list of conversations 2 Call the message sender 3 View more options 4 Sent and received messa..
To reply to a message 1 From your Home screen , tap , then ﬁnd and tap . 2 Tap the conversation containing the message. 3 Enter your reply and tap either of the buttons according to which SIM card you wish to use. To forward a message 1 From your Home screen , tap , then ﬁnd and tap . 2 Tap the conversation containing the message that you want to forward. 3 Touch and hold the message that you want to forward, then tap Forward message . 4 Enter the recipient’s name or phone number, then select from the suggestions that appear. If the recipient is not listed as a contact, enter the reci..
Calling from Messaging To call a message sender 1 From your Home screen , tap , then ﬁnd and tap . 2 Tap a conversation and tap , then select a SIM card. To save a sender's number as a contact 1 From your Home screen , tap , then ﬁnd and tap . 2 Tap the icon next to the phone number, then tap SAVE . 3 Select an existing contact, or tap Create new contact . 4 Edit the contact information and tap SAVE . Messaging settings To change your message notification settings 1 From your Home screen , tap , then ﬁnd and tap . 2 Tap , then tap Settings . 3 To set a notiﬁcation sound, tap Notific..
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 ..
To read your email messages 1 From your Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap Email . 3 If you are using several email accounts, tap , then tap and select the account that you want to check. If you want to check all your email accounts at once, tap , then tap and select Combined inbox . 4 In the email inbox, scroll up or down and tap the email message that you want to read. To create and send an email message 1 From your Home screen , tap , then ﬁnd and tap Email . 2 If you are using several email accounts, tap , then tap and select the account from which you want to send the email. 3 Tap , ..
To search for emails 1 From your Home screen , tap , then ﬁnd and tap Email . 2 If you are using several email accounts, tap , then tap and select the account that you want to search. If you want to search all your email accounts at once, tap , then tap and select Combined inbox . 3 Tap . 4 Enter your search text. 5 The search results appear in a list sorted by date. Tap the email message that you want to open. To view all folders for one email account 1 From your Home screen , tap , then ﬁnd and tap Email . 2 Tap , then tap and select the account that you want to check. 3 Under the acc..
1 View a list of all Gmail accounts and folders 2 Search for email messages 3 List of email messages 4 Write an email message To learn more about Gmail™ • When the Gmail application is open, tap , then ﬁnd and tap Help & feedback . 85 This is an internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use...
Music and FM radio Transferring music to your device There are two 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 Type-C™ 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 38. • 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://..
Music home screen 1 Tap in the top 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 that 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 applica..
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. 1 Return to the Music home screen 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 Open the settings menu for the Music application 10 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 home screen • When the Music menu is open, tap Home or simply tap..
To play your own playlists 1 Open the Music menu, then tap Playlists . 2 Under Playlists , select the playlist that 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 home screen, 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 to which you want to add the album or song. 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 s..
1 Favourites list 2 Radio on/off button 3 View menu options 4 Tuned frequency 5 Save or remove a channel as a favourite 6 Tuning dial 7 Frequency band – drag left or right to move between channels 8 Move up the frequency band to search for a channel 9 A saved favourite channel 10 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 ..
Favourite radio channels To save a channel as a favourite 1 When the radio is open, navigate to the channel that you want to save as a favourite. 2 Tap . 3 Enter a name and select a colour for the channel, then press SAVE . To listen to a favourite radio channel 1 Tap . 2 Select an option. To remove a channel as a favourite 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 mod..
Camera Taking photos and recording videos 1 Front camera lens 2 Select capturing mode 3 Switch between the front and main camera 4 Zoom in or out 5 Camera key – Activate the camera/Take photos/Record videos 6 View photos and videos 7 Save location 8 Shutter button – Take photos or record videos 9 Go back a step or exit the camera 10 Capturing mode settings 11 Flash settings To take a photo from the lock screen 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 . You can activate the ca..
To record a video using the camera key 1 Activate the camera. 2 Swipe the screen to select . 3 To start recording a video, press the camera key. 4 To stop recording, press the camera key again. To record a video 1 Activate the camera. 2 If video mode is not selected, swipe the screen to select . 3 Point the camera towards the subject. 4 To start recording, tap . 5 To pause when recording a video, tap . To resume recording, tap . 6 To stop recording, tap . To take a photo when recording a video • To take a photo while recording a video, tap . The photo is taken as soon as you release the c..
Sound Photo Take photos with background sound. Panorama Take wide-angle and panoramic photos. Timeshift burst Find the best photo from a burst of images. Panorama You can take wide-angle and panoramic photos with an easy press-and-sweep motion. To take a panoramic photo 1 Activate the camera. 2 Swipe the screen to select , then select . 3 Press the camera key and move the camera slowly and steadily in the direction of movement indicated on the screen. Auto face detection The camera automatically detects faces and indicates them with frames. A coloured frame shows which face has been selecte..
Saving a photo's geographic location Enable the Save 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 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..
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. Internal storage Photos or videos are saved on the device memory. SD card Photos or videos are saved on the SD card. 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 o..
Fluorescent Adjust the colour balance for ﬂuorescent lighting. Daylight Adjust the colour balance for sunny outdoor conditions. Cloudy Adjust the colour balance for a cloudy sky. Focus AF Adjust focus automatically. Focus MF Adjust focus manually. SS auto Adjust shutter speed automatically. SS 1/8 Adjust shutter speed manually. 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 as..
16MP 5344×3008 (16:9) 16 megapixel resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on widescreen displays. 12MP 3968×2976 (4:3) 12 megapixel resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on non-widescreen displays or print in high resolution. 12MP 4608×2592 (16:9) 12 megapixel resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on widescreen displays. Self-timer With the self-timer, you can take a photo without holding the device. Use this function to take self-portraits or group photos with everyone in t..
Centre Determines the centre of the image, and sets the exposure based on the brightness of the subject there. Spot Adjusts the exposure in a very small part of the subject that you want to capture. Touch Adjusts the exposure to the desired part of the subject when you touch the screen. This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode. Flash Use the ﬂash to take photos when lighting conditions are poor or when there is a backlight. The following options are available when you tap the ﬂash icon on the camera screen: Auto The camera automatically determines whether the lighting con..
Full HD (30 fps) 1920×1080 (16:9) Full HD (Full High Deﬁnition) format with 30 FPS and 16:9 aspect ratio. HD 1280×720 (16:9) HD (High Deﬁnition) format with 16:9 aspect ratio. VGA 640×480 (4:3) VGA format with 4:3 aspect ratio. MMS Record videos suitable for sending in multimedia messages. The recording time of this format is limited so that the video ﬁle can ﬁt in a multimedia message. Front camera: Full HD 1920×1080 (16:9) Full HD (Full High Deﬁnition) format with 16:9 aspect ratio. HD 1280×720 (16:9) HD (High Deﬁnition) format with 16:9 aspect ratio. VGA 640×480 (4:3) V..
On 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 101 This is an internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use...
Photos and videos in Album Viewing photos and videos Use the Album application to view photos and play videos that you’ve taken with your camera, or to view similar content that you've saved to your device. All photos and videos are displayed in a chronologically ordered grid. 1 Tap to open the Album home screen menu 2 View menu options 3 A slideshow of all your photos and videos, or of those added to favourites 4 Drag the left edge of the screen to the right to open the Album home screen 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 c..
To play a video 1 In Album, ﬁnd and tap the video that 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. 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. Album home screen menu From the Album home screen ..
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, then follow the on-screen instructions to get started. All available online albums that you have uploaded to the service are displayed. 4 Tap any album to view its content, then tap a photo in the album. 5 Flick left to view the next photo or video. Flick right to view the previous photo or video. Sharing and managing photos and videos You can share photos and videos that you’ve saved on your device. You can also manage them in different ways. Fo..
Editing photos with the Photo editor application You can edit and apply effects to original photos that you’ve 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 fram..
To trim a video 1 In the Album, ﬁnd and tap the video that you want to edit. 2 Tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap . 3 If prompted, select Video Editor 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, 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 that you want to play. 2 Tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap . 3 If prompted, select Video Editor then tap Speed . 4 Select an..
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 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, ..
Videos The Video application Use the Video application to play movies and other video content that you’ve saved or downloaded to your device. The application also serves as a TV programme guide with the option to show detailed programme information and related content, including social media posts about the programme 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 ..
To change settings 1 From your Home screen , tap , then ﬁnd and tap Video . 2 Tap to open the home screen menu, then tap Settings . 3 Change the settings as desired. To play a video 1 From your Home screen , tap , then ﬁnd and tap Video . 2 Find and tap the video that you want to play. If the video is not displayed on the screen, tap to open the home screen menu, then ﬁnd and tap the video that you want to play. 3 To display or hide the controls, tap the screen. 4 To pause playing, tap . To resume playing, tap . 5 To rewind, drag the progress bar marker to the left. To fast-forward, d..
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. 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 H..
Connectivity Mirroring the screen of your device wirelessly on a TV You can use the Screen mirroring feature to show the screen of your device on a TV or other large display without using a cable connection. Wi-Fi Direct™ technology creates a wireless connection between the two devices, so you can sit back and enjoy your favourite photos from the comfort of your couch. You can also use this feature to listen to music from your device using the TV's speakers. When using Screen mirroring, the image quality may sometimes be negatively impacted if there is interference from other Wi-Fi networ..
To play a music track on a client device using Cast 1 Make sure that you have correctly set up the DMR client device and that it is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your device. 2 From your Home screen , tap , then ﬁnd and tap . 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 . Conn..
To connect a USB Type-C™ accessory using a USB Type-C connector 1 Attach the USB Type-C connector of the USB Type-C accessory to your device. 2 From your Home screen , tap . 3 Find and tap Settings > Device connection > USB Connectivity > Detect USB device . Sony does not guarantee that all USB Type-C accessories with a USB Type-C connector are supported by your device. 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 tags that give you more information about..
To share a music file with another device using NFC 1 Make sure that both your device and the receiving device have the NFC function turned on, and that both screens are active 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 that the NFC detection areas of eac..
Connecting to an NFC compatible device You can connect your device to other NFC compatible devices produced by Sony, such as a speaker or a headphone. When establishing this kind of connection, refer to the User guide of the compatible device for more information. You may need to have Wi-Fi or Bluetooth® activated on both devices for the connection to work. Bluetooth® wireless technology Use the Bluetooth® function to send ﬁles to other Bluetooth® compatible devices, or to connect to handsfree accessories. Bluetooth® connections work better within 10 metres (33 feet), with no solid o..
To pair your device with another Bluetooth ® device 1 Make sure that the device you want to pair with has the Bluetooth ® function activated and is visible to other Bluetooth ® devices. 2 From your device’s 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 that 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 , t..
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 files received . 117 This is an internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use...
Smart apps and features that save you time 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 Home screen for quick access and easy reading. To enable or disable Your feed 1 From your Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap Settings > Google > Search > Your feed . 3 Ta..
Travel and maps Using location services Location services allow applications such as Maps and the camera to use information from your mobile or 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 to 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 mobile network. In order to use your device to ﬁnd out where you are, you need to enable location services. You may in..
Using data trafﬁc when travelling When you travel outside of your home mobile network, you may need to access the internet using mobile data trafﬁc. If so, you need to activate data roaming on your device. You may incur additional charges when you activate data roaming. It is recommended to check the relevant data transmission charges in advance. If you are using a device with multiple users, you may need to log in as the owner, that is, the primary user, to activate or deactivate data roaming. To enable or disable data roaming 1 From your Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap Settings >..
Clock and Calendar Calendar Use the Calendar application to manage your time schedule. If you have signed in to and synchronised your device with one or several online accounts that include calendars, for example, your Google™ 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. 1 Access settings, select a view type and the calendars that you want to view 2 Access an over..
3 Access the stopwatch tab 4 Access the timer tab 5 View options for the current tab 6 Open date and time settings 7 Turn an alarm on or off 8 Add a new alarm To set a new alarm 1 From your Home screen, tap . 2 Find and tap Clock . 3 Tap . 4 Tap Time and select the desired value. 5 Tap OK . 6 If desired, edit other alarm settings. 7 Tap SAVE . To snooze an alarm when it sounds • Tap SNOOZE . To turn off an alarm when it sounds • Drag to the right. To turn off a snoozed alarm, you can drag down the status bar to open the Notiﬁcation panel and then tap . To edit an existing alarm 1 Find..
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 . To set the side keys behaviour 1 Find and tap Clock , then select the alarm that you want to edit. 2 Tap Side keys behaviour , then select the desired behaviour of side keys when they are pressed during the alarm. 3 Tap SAVE . 123 This is an internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use...
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 that 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 ..
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 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 t..
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 . 126 This is an internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use...
Support and legal Support application Use the Support application on your device to browse User guides, troubleshooting guides, and to ﬁnd information about software updates and other product-related information. To access the Support application 1 From your Home screen , tap . 2 Find and tap , then select the required support item. Connect to the internet when using the Support application for the best available support. Xperia™ Tips Using Xperia™ Tips you can get useful information for your device via notiﬁcations, and learn all you need to get started. To enable or disable Xperia..
If your device fails to turn on or you want to reset your device’s software, you can use Xperia™ Companion to repair your device. For more information on using Xperia™ Companion, see Xperia™ Companion on page 38. 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, t..
the problem still exists, force the device to shut down then perform a software repair by following the steps below: 1 Make sure that 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 allow 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 ..
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