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  • Brand: Sony
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  • Model/name: Xperia Z3+
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Table of Contents

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Contents
Getting started...............................................................................7
About this User guide........................................................................7
Overview............................................................................................7
Protecting the screen.........................................................................8
Assembly...........................................................................................8
Starting your device for the first time...............................................10
Why do I need a Google™ account?...............................................10
Charging your device.......................................................................11
Learning the basics......................................................................14
Using the touchscreen.....................................................................14
Locking and unlocking the screen...................................................16
Home screen....................................................................................16
Application screen...........................................................................18
Navigating applications....................................................................19
Small apps.......................................................................................20
Widgets............................................................................................21
Shortcuts and folders......................................................................21
Background and themes..................................................................22
Battery and power management.....................................................23
Taking a screenshot.........................................................................24
Recording your screen.....................................................................25
Notifications.....................................................................................25
Icons in the status bar.....................................................................27
Application overview........................................................................29
Downloading applications............................................................31
Downloading applications from Google Play™...............................31
Downloading applications from other sources................................31
Internet and networks..................................................................32
Browsing the web............................................................................32
Internet and MMS settings ..............................................................32
Wi-Fi®..............................................................................................33
Sharing your mobile data connection..............................................35
Controlling data usage.....................................................................36
Selecting mobile networks...............................................................37
Virtual private networks (VPNs)........................................................38
Synchronising data on your device..............................................39
Synchronising with online accounts................................................39
Synchronising with Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®.................39
Synchronising with Outlook® using a computer.............................40
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Basic settings...............................................................................41
Accessing settings...........................................................................41
Sound, ringtone and volume............................................................41
Managing notifications.....................................................................42
SIM card protection.........................................................................43
Screen settings................................................................................44
Daydream.........................................................................................45
Screen lock......................................................................................46
Language settings............................................................................47
Date and time...................................................................................47
X-Reality™ for mobile......................................................................48
Super-vivid mode.............................................................................48
Enhancing the sound output............................................................48
Noise cancellation............................................................................48
Multiple user accounts.....................................................................49
Typing text...................................................................................52
On-screen keyboard........................................................................52
Phonepad.........................................................................................53
Entering text using voice input........................................................54
Editing text.......................................................................................54
Personalising the on-screen keyboard............................................55
Calling..........................................................................................57
Making calls.....................................................................................57
Receiving calls.................................................................................58
Smart call handling..........................................................................60
Ongoing calls...................................................................................60
Using the call log.............................................................................60
Forwarding calls...............................................................................61
Restricting calls................................................................................61
Multiple calls....................................................................................62
Conference calls..............................................................................63
Voicemail..........................................................................................63
Emergency calls...............................................................................63
Contacts.......................................................................................65
Transferring contacts.......................................................................65
Searching and viewing contacts......................................................66
Adding and editing contacts............................................................67
Adding medical and emergency contact information......................68
Favourites and groups.....................................................................69
Sending contact information............................................................70
Avoiding duplicate entries in the Contacts application...................70
Backing up contacts........................................................................70
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Messaging and chat.....................................................................72
Reading and sending messages......................................................72
Organising your messages..............................................................73
Calling from a message...................................................................74
Messaging settings..........................................................................74
Instant messaging and video chat...................................................74
Email.............................................................................................75
Setting up email...............................................................................75
Sending and receiving email messages..........................................75
Organising your email messages.....................................................76
Email account settings.....................................................................77
Gmail™............................................................................................77
Music............................................................................................79
Transferring music to your device...................................................79
Listening to music............................................................................79
Music home screen menu................................................................80
Playlists............................................................................................81
Sharing music..................................................................................82
Enhancing the sound.......................................................................82
Visualiser .........................................................................................82
Recognising music with TrackID™..................................................83
FM radio.......................................................................................84
Listening to the radio.......................................................................84
Favourite radio channels..................................................................85
Sound settings.................................................................................85
Camera.........................................................................................86
Taking photos and recording videos...............................................86
Face detection.................................................................................87
Using Smile Shutter™ to capture smiling faces..............................87
Adding the geographical position to your photos...........................88
General camera settings..................................................................88
Still camera settings.........................................................................92
Video camera settings.....................................................................96
Photos and videos in Album........................................................99
Viewing photos and videos..............................................................99
Sharing and managing photos and videos....................................100
Editing photos with the Photo editor application...........................101
Editing videos with the Movie Creator application........................102
Hiding photos and videos..............................................................102
Album home screen menu.............................................................103
Viewing your photos on a map......................................................104
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Videos........................................................................................106
Watching videos in the Video application......................................106
Transferring video content to your device.....................................107
Managing video content................................................................107
Movie Creator................................................................................107
Connectivity...............................................................................109
Mirroring the screen of your device on a TV using a cable............109
Mirroring the screen of your device wirelessly on a TV.................109
Sharing content with DLNA Certified™ devices............................110
Connecting your device to USB peripherals..................................112
Connecting your device to a DUALSHOCK™ series wireless
controller........................................................................................113
NFC................................................................................................113
Bluetooth® wireless technology....................................................115
One-touch setup............................................................................117
Smart apps and features that save you time.............................118
Controlling accessories and settings with Smart Connect™........118
Using your device as a fitness hub with ANT+™...........................120
Using your device as a wallet........................................................120
Travel and maps.........................................................................121
Using location services..................................................................121
Google Maps™ and navigation.....................................................121
Using data traffic when travelling..................................................121
Using your device with a car infotainment system........................122
Airplane mode................................................................................122
Calendar and alarm clock..........................................................124
Calendar.........................................................................................124
Alarm and clock.............................................................................125
Accessibility...............................................................................127
Magnification gestures...................................................................127
Large text.......................................................................................127
Colour correction...........................................................................127
TalkBack........................................................................................127
TTY (Teletypewriter) mode.............................................................128
Support and maintenance..........................................................129
Support for your device.................................................................129
Computer tools..............................................................................129
Updating your device.....................................................................130
Finding a lost device .....................................................................131
Finding the identification number of your device...........................133
Memory and storage......................................................................133
Managing files using a computer...................................................135
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Backing up and restoring content.................................................135
Running diagnostic tests on your device.......................................137
Restarting and resetting.................................................................138
Using your device in wet and dusty conditions.............................139
Warranty, SAR and usage guidelines............................................139
Limitations to services and features..............................................139
Legal information...........................................................................140
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Getting started
About this User guide
This is the Xperia™ Z3+ User guide for the Android™ 5.0 software version. If you're
not sure which software version your device is running, you can check it via the
Settings menu. For more information about software updates, see Updating your
device on page 130.
To check the current software version of your device
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > About phone > Android™ version.
Overview
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1. Charging light/Notification light
2. Front camera lens
3. Ear speaker
4. Proximity/Light sensor
5. Second microphone
6. Power key
7. Volume/Zoom key
8. Camera key
9. Main microphone/Speaker
10. Charger/USB cable port
11. Strap hole
12. Main Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antenna area
13. Main camera lens
14. Camera light
15. GPS antenna area
16. Headset jack*
17. Second Wi-Fi antenna area
18. Nano SIM/Memory card slot cover
19. NFC™ detection area
Your device supports headsets with a standard 3.5mm 3-pin or 5-pin headphone plug. The
headset jack also supports 4-pin plugs as long as the headphone plug uses the CTIA
standard.
Protecting the screen
At purchase, there are two sheets of plastic film on the front of your device. You can
peel off the outer sheet of film when you start using the device. It is not
recommended to peel off the second sheet of film as it protects your screen from
damage and scratching.
Assembly
Your device only supports nano SIM cards. The nano SIM card and the memory card share the
same holder but have separate slots in the holder. Make sure you don’t confuse the two.
To prevent data loss, make sure you turn off your device or unmount the memory card before
you drag out the holder to remove the nano SIM card or memory card from the device.
To insert the nano SIM card
If you insert the nano SIM card while the device is powered on, the device restarts
automatically. The nano SIM card and the memory card share the same holder. If a memory
card is already inserted in the holder and the device is powered on, you must turn off the
device or unmount the memory card before removing the holder to insert the nano SIM card.
You can unmount the memory card under Settings by tapping Storage > Unmount SD card.
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1 Turn off the device and open the cover for the nano SIM card and memory
card slots.
2 Using a fingernail or other similar object, drag out the holder for the nano SIM
card and memory card.
3 Place the nano SIM card in the nano SIM card slot in the holder, then re-insert
the holder.
4 Close the cover.
Make sure you re-insert the holder for the nano SIM card and memory card in the correct
orientation. When you drag out the holder to insert the nano SIM card, do not turn the holder
around.
To insert a memory card
1 Turn off the device or unmount the memory card under Settings by tapping
Storage > Unmount SD card.
2 Open the cover for the nano SIM card and memory card slot.
3 Using a fingernail or other similar object, drag out the holder for the nano SIM
card and memory card.
4 Place the memory card in the memory card slot in the holder, then re-insert the
holder.
5 Close the cover.
If you drag out the holder for the nano SIM and memory card when the device is powered on,
the device restarts automatically.
To remove the nano SIM card
The nano SIM card and the memory card share the same holder. If a memory card is already
inserted in your device, you must first turn off the device or unmount the memory card before
you drag out the holder to remove the SIM card. You can unmount the memory card under
Settings by tapping Storage > Unmount SD card.
1 Open the cover for the nano SIM card and memory card slot.
2 Using a fingernail or other similar object, drag out the holder for the nano SIM
card and memory card.
3 Remove the nano SIM card in the nano SIM card slot in the holder, then re-
insert the holder.
4 Close the cover.
To remove the memory card
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1 Turn off the device and open the cover for the nano SIM card and memory
card slot.
2 Using a fingernail or other similar object, drag out the holder for the nano SIM
card and memory card.
3 Remove the memory card from the memory card slot in the holder, then re-
insert the holder.
4 Close the cover.
You can also remove the memory card without turning the device off in step 1. To use this
method, you must unmount the memory card under Settings > Storage > Unmount SD card
and then follow the rest of the instructions above.
Starting your device for the first time
The first time you start your device, a setup guide opens to help you configure basic
settings, sign in to some accounts and personalise your device. For example, if you
have a Sony Entertainment Network or Google™ account, you can sign in to it here
and get set up straight away.
You can also access the setup guide later from the Settings menu. To access the setup guide
on a device with multiple users, you must be logged in as the owner, that is, the primary user.
To turn on the device
1 Press and hold down the power key until the device vibrates.
2 Enter your SIM card PIN when requested, then tap .
3 Wait a while for the device to start.
To turn off the device
1 Press and hold down the power key until the options menu opens.
2 In the options menu, tap Power off.
It may take a while for the device to shut down.
Why do I need a Google™ account?
Your Xperia™ device from Sony runs on the Android™ platform developed by
Google™. A range of Google™ applications and services is available on your device
when you purchase it, for example, Gmail™, Google Maps™, YouTube™ and the
Play Store™ application, which gives you access to the Google Play™ online store
for downloading Android™ applications. To get the most out of these services, you
need a Google™ account. For example, a Google™ account is mandatory if you want
to:
• Download and install applications from Google Play™.
• Synchronise email, contacts and the calendar.
• Chat with friends using the Hangouts™ application.
• Synchronise your browsing history and bookmarks.
For more information about Android™ and Google™, go to
www.sonymobile.com/support.
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To set up a Google™ account on your device
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Accounts > Add account > Google.
3 Follow the registration wizard to create a Google™ account, or sign in if you
already have an account.
You can also sign in to or create a Google™ account from the setup guide the first time you
start your device. Or you can go online and create an account at www.google.com/accounts.
Charging your device
Your device has an embedded, rechargeable battery that should be replaced only by
Sony or an authorised Sony repair centre. You should never try to open or take apart
the device yourself. Opening the device can cause damage that voids your warranty.
The battery is partly charged when the device is shipped from the factory. Depending
on how long your device was in the box before you purchased it, the battery level
may be quite low. It is therefore 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. To read more about how to improve the battery
performance, see Battery and power management on page 23.
If your device gets exposed to water, wipe it dry with a microfibre cloth and shake the
device at least 15 times with the USB port facing downwards. Repeat the procedure
if moisture is still visible in the USB port. Only insert the USB cable into the USB port
after the port has completely dried.
To dry the USB port
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1 Using a micro-fibre cloth, wipe away any excess moisture from your device.
2 With the device held firmly and the USB port facing downwards, shake the
device vigorously at least 15 times.
3 If moisture is still visible in the USB port, shake the device again several times.
4 Use a micro-fibre cloth to wipe away any remaining moisture from the USB
port.
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 outwards. Make sure not to bend the connector.
If the battery is completely discharged, it may take a few minutes before the notification light
illuminates and the charging icon appears.
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Battery notification light status
Green The battery is charging and the battery charge level is greater than 90%
Red The battery is charging and the battery charge level is less than 15%
Orange The battery is charging and the battery charge level is less than 90%
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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.
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Pinching and spreading
• Zoom in or out on web pages, photos and maps, and when you’re taking photos or
shooting videos.
Swiping
• Scroll up or down a list.
• Scroll left or right, for example, between Home screen panes.
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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 that you have to swipe 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 46.
To activate the screen
• Briefly press the power key .
To lock the screen
• When the screen is active, briefly press the power key .
Home screen
The Home screen is the starting point for using your device. It's similar to the desktop
on a computer screen. Your Home screen can have up to seven panes, which extend
beyond the regular screen display width. The number of Home screen panes is
represented by a series of dots at the lower part of the Home screen. The highlighted
dot shows the pane that you are currently in.
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To go to the Home screen
• Press .
To browse the Home screen
Home screen panes
You can add new panes to your Home screen (up to a maximum of seven panes) and
delete panes. You can also set the pane that you want to use as the main Home
screen pane.
To set a pane as the main Home screen pane
1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
2 Flick left or right to browse to the pane that you want to set as your main Home
screen pane, then tap .
To add a pane to your Home screen
1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
2 To browse the panes, flick all the way to the right or left, then tap .
To delete a pane from your Home screen
1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
2 Flick left or right to browse to the pane that you want to delete, then tap .
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Home screen settings
Use the Home Settings shortcut to adjust some basic settings of your Home screen.
For example, you can set your Home screen to auto rotate and adjust the size of
icons.
To set your Home screen to auto rotate
1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates,
then tap Home Settings.
2 Drag the slider beside Auto-rotation to the right.
To adjust the size of icons on your Home screen
1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates,
then tap Home Settings.
2 Tap Icon size, then select an option.
Application screen
The Application screen, which you open from the Home screen, contains the
applications that come pre-installed on your device as well as applications that you
download.
To view all applications on the Application screen
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Flick left or right on the Application screen.
To open an application from the Application screen
• Flick left or right to find the application, and then tap the application.
To search for an application from the Application screen
1 When the Application screen is open, tap .
2 Enter the name of the application that you want to search for.
To open the Application screen menu
• When the Application screen is open, drag the left edge of the screen to the
right.
To move an application on the Application screen
1 To open the Application screen menu, drag the left edge of the Application
screen to the right.
2 Make sure that Custom order is selected under SHOW APPS.
3 On the Application screen, touch and hold the application until it becomes
selected, then drag it to the new location.
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To add an application shortcut to the Home screen
1 To open the Application screen menu, drag the left edge of the Application
screen to the right.
2 Make sure that Custom order is selected under SHOW APPS.
3 On the Application screen, touch and hold an application icon, then drag the
icon to the top of the screen. The Home screen opens.
4 Drag the icon to the desired location on the Home screen, then release your
finger.
If Alphabetical or Most used is selected under SHOW APPS instead of Custom order, you can
still add an application shortcut to the Home screen. Just touch and hold the relevant
application icon until the Home screen opens, then drag the icon to the desired location and
release your finger.
To arrange applications on the Application screen
1 To open the Application screen menu, drag the left edge of the Application
screen to the right.
2 Select the desired option under SHOW APPS.
To uninstall an application from the Application screen
1 To open the Application screen menu, drag the left edge of the Application
screen to the right.
2 Tap UNINSTALL. All uninstallable applications are indicated by .
3 Tap the application that you want to uninstall, then tap OK.
Navigating applications
You can navigate between applications using the navigation keys, the favourites bar,
and the recently used applications window, which lets you switch easily between all
recently used applications. The navigation keys are the Home key, the Recent apps
key and the Back key. Some applications get closed when you press the Home key
to exit while others are paused or continue to run in the background. If an
application is paused or running in the background, you can continue where you left
off the next time you open the application.
1 Recently used applications window – Open a recently used application
2 Favourites bar – Use a shortcut to access applications or widgets
3 Recent apps key – Open the recently used applications window and the favourites bar
4 Home key – Exit an application and go back to the Home screen
5 Back key – Go back to the previous screen within an application or close the application
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To open the recently used applications window
• Press .
To close all the recently used applications
• Tap and then tap .
To open a menu in an application
• While using the application, press .
A menu is not available in all applications.
Small apps
Small apps are miniature apps that run on top of other applications on the same
screen, to enable multi-tasking. For example, you can have a webpage open showing
details of currency exchange rates and then open the Calculator small app on top of
it and perform calculations. You can access your small apps via the favourites bar. To
download more small apps, go to Google Play™.
To open a small app
1 To make the favourites bar appear, press .
2 Tap the small app that you want to open.
You can open several small apps at the same time.
To close a small app
• Tap on the small app window.
To download a small app
1 From the favourites bar, tap , then tap and tap .
2 Search for the small app that you want to download, then follow the
instructions to download it and complete the installation.
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 minimise a small app
• When the small app is open, touch and hold the top left corner of the small
app, then drag it to the right edge or to the bottom edge of the screen.
To rearrange the small apps in the favourites bar
• Touch and hold a small app and drag it to the desired position.
To remove a small app from the favourites bar
1 Touch and hold a small app, then drag it to .
2 Tap OK.
To restore a previously removed small app
1 Open the favourites bar, then tap .
2 Touch and hold the small app that you want to restore, then drag it into the
favourites bar.
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To add a widget as a small app
1 To make the favourites bar appear, press .
2 Tap > > .
3 Select a widget.
4 Enter a name for the widget, if desired, then tap OK.
Widgets
Widgets are small applications that you can use directly on your Home screen. They
also function as shortcuts. For example, the Weather widget allows you to see basic
weather information directly on your Home screen. But when you tap the widget, the
full Weather application opens. You can download additional widgets from Google
Play™.
To add a widget to the Home screen
1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates,
then tap Widgets & Apps.
2 Find and tap the widget that you want to add.
To resize a widget
1 Touch and hold a widget until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then release
the widget. If the widget can be resized, for example, the Calendar widget,
then a highlighted frame and resizing dots appear.
2 Drag the dots inward or outward to shrink or expand the widget.
3 To confirm the new size of the widget, tap anywhere on the Home screen.
To move a widget
• Touch and hold the widget until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then drag
it to the new location.
To delete a widget
• Touch and hold the widget until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then drag
it to .
Shortcuts and folders
Use shortcuts and folders to manage your applications and keep your Home screen
tidy.
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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 until the device vibrates
and the customisation menu appears.
2 In the customisation menu, tap Widgets & Apps > Apps.
3 Scroll through the list of applications and select an application. The selected
application gets added to the Home screen.
In step 3, alternatively, you can tap Widgets & Apps > Shortcuts and then select an application
from the list available. If you use this method to add shortcuts, some of the applications
available allow you to add specific functionality to the shortcut.
To move an item on the Home screen
• Touch and hold the item until it becomes selected, then drag the item to the
new location.
To delete an item from the Home screen
• Touch and hold an item until it becomes selected, then drag the item to .
To create a folder on the Home screen
• Touch and hold an application icon or a shortcut until it becomes selected,
then drag and drop it on top of another application icon or shortcut.
To add items to a folder on the Home screen
• Touch and hold an item until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then drag the
item to the folder.
To rename a folder on the Home screen
1 Tap the folder to open it.
2 Tap the folder's title bar to show the Folder name field.
3 Enter the new folder name and tap Done.
Background and themes
You can adapt the Home screen to your own style using wallpapers and different
themes.
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To change your Home screen wallpaper
1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
2 Tap Wallpapers and select an option.
To set a theme
1 Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
2 Tap Themes.
3 Select an option and follow the instructions in your device.
When you change a theme, the background also changes in some applications.
Battery and power management
Your device has an embedded battery. You can keep track of your battery
consumption and see which applications are using the most power. You can remove
or restrict apps and activate a number of power saving modes to get more out of
your battery. You can also view an estimate of how much battery time is left and
adjust your battery settings to improve performance and make your battery last
longer.
To manage your battery consumption
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Power management > App power consumption. An
overview appears showing applications that have high data traffic rates or that
you have not used for a long time.
3 Review the information, then act as required, for example, to uninstall an
application or restrict its usage.
To view which applications use the most battery power
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Power management > Battery usage.
To view the estimated battery time
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Power management.
Power saving modes
There are several power saving modes available for you to use if you want to make
your battery last longer:
STAMINA mode Disables Wi-Fi®and mobile data when the screen is turned off, and restricts
hardware performance. appears in the status bar when this mode takes effect.
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Ultra STAMINA
mode
Limits your device’s functionality to core tasks such as making phone calls and
sending SMS messages. appears in the status bar once this mode is activated.
Low-battery mode Modifies your device’s behaviour, for example, to adjust screen brightness and the
screen timeout setting, when the battery level drops below a certain percentage.
appears in the status bar when this mode takes effect.
Queue background
data
Optimises outgoing traffic when the screen is off by sending data at pre-defined
intervals.
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 a power saving mode.
To activate a power saving mode
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Power management.
3 To activate your preferred mode, select the mode name and tap the on-off
switch to activate the chosen mode, if necessary. In some cases, tap Activate
and confirm activation.
STAMINA mode feature overview
STAMINA mode has several features that allow you to optimise your battery
performance:
Extended
standby
Prevents applications from using data traffic by disabling Wi-Fi®and mobile data
when the screen is off. You can exclude some applications and services from being
paused when this feature is active.
STAMINA clock Keeps network connections paused in situations where you frequently press the
power key to check the time.
Extended usage Restricts hardware performance when you are using your device.
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 a STAMINA mode feature.
To activate STAMINA mode features
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Power management, then tap STAMINA mode.
3 Activate STAMINA mode if it is deactivated.
4 Drag the sliders beside the features that you want to activate, then tap
Activate, if prompted.
To select which applications to run in STAMINA mode
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Power management, then tap STAMINA mode.
3 Activate STAMINA mode if it is deactivated.
4 Make sure that the Extended standby feature is turned on, then tap Apps active
in standby > Add applications.
5 Scroll left or right to view all applications and services, then mark the relevant
checkboxes for the applications that you want to run.
6 When you're finished, tap Done.
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.
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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. Once the screenshot is captured, you can release the keys.
To view your screenshot
• Drag the status bar fully downwards, then tap the screenshot you want to view.
You can also view your screenshots by opening the Album application.
Recording your screen
You can use the screen recording feature to capture videos of what’s happening on
your device’s 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.
1 Minimise/Resume the record screen window
2 Record your screen
3 Record your screen when the front camera is activated
4 Access the screen recording settings
5 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 record a still photo using the front camera while you are recording the screen, drag in
the mini viewfinder to expand the view and then tap .
To view recent screen recordings
• Drag the status bar downwards, then tap to view the most recent recordings of
your screen.
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:
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• The status bar
• The Notification panel
• The lock screen
To open or close the Notification panel
1 To open the Notification panel, drag the status bar downwards.
2 To close the Notification panel, drag the panel upwards.
To take action on a notification in the Notification panel
• Tap the notification.
To dismiss a notification from the Notification panel
• Place your finger on a notification and flick left or right.
To clear all notifications from the Notification panel
• Tap .
To take action on a notification from the lock screen
• Double-tap the notification.
To dismiss a notification from the lock screen
• Place your finger on the notification and flick left or right.
To expand a notification on the Notification panel
• Drag the notification downwards.
Not all notifications are expandable.
To expand a notification on the lock screen
• Drag the notification downwards.
Not all notifications are expandable.
Quick settings for interruptions
There are three modes available for interruptions on your device: Silent, Priority and
Sound. Within each mode, you can determine how and when notifications can
interrupt you, if at all. For example, you can set your device to only show you priority
notifications during the hours you’re at work or block all notifications while you’re
taking a nap. You can get quick access to the basic interruption and sound settings
by pressing the volume key up or down.
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1 Silent – All interruptions get blocked, excluding alarms. There is still sound when alarms go off
2 Priority – Only allow priority interruptions
3 Sound – Allow all interruptions
To set priority interruptions
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Interruptions.
For more information about settings for notifications and interruptions, see Managing
notifications on page 42.
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 notification light is disabled, it only lights up when there is a battery status warning,
for example, when the battery level goes below 15 percent.
To enable the notification light
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification .
3 Drag the slider beside Notification light to the right.
Icons in the status bar
Status icons
No SIM card
Signal strength
No signal
Roaming
Sending and downloading LTE data
Sending and downloading GPRS data
Sending and downloading EDGE data
Sending and downloading 3G data
Sending and downloading mobile data
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A Wi-Fi® connection is enabled and data is being transmitted
Battery status
The battery is charging
STAMINA mode is activated
Low battery mode is activated
Airplane mode is activated
The Bluetooth® function is activated
The microphone is muted
The speakerphone is on
Silent mode
Only allow priority interruptions
Vibrate mode
An alarm is set
GPS is activated
Synchronisation is ongoing
Problem with sign-in or synchronisation
Your device is ready to connect to supported ANT+™ devices
Depending on your service provider, network and/or region, the functions or services
represented by some icons in this list may not be available.
To manage status bar icons
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Personalisation> System icons.
3 Mark the checkboxes for the system icons that you want to appear in the
status bar.
Notification icons
New text message or multimedia message
Missed call
Call on hold
Call forwarding is turned on
New voicemail message
New email message
Downloading data
Uploading data
Mobile data is disabled
Perform a basic setup of your device
A software update is available
System updates are available
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Downloading system updates
Tap to install the downloaded system updates
Screenshot captured
New Hangouts™ chat message has arrived
Video chat with friends using the Hangouts™ application
Upcoming calendar event
A small app is running
Smart Connect is activated
A song is playing
The radio is playing
The device is connected to a computer via a USB cable
Internal storage is 75% full. Tap to transfer data to the memory card
Warning
Error message
More (undisplayed) notifications
Not all icons that may appear in your device are listed here. These icons are for reference
purposes only, and changes may be made without notice.
To block an application from sending notifications
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification> App notifications.
3 Select an application.
4 Drag the slider beside Block to the right.
Application overview
Use the Alarm & clock application to set various kinds of alarms.
Use your web browser to navigate and view web pages, manage bookmarks,
text and images.
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 Contacts application to manage phone numbers, email addresses
and other information related to your contacts.
Access your downloaded applications, documents and pictures.
Use the Email application to send and receive emails through both private
and corporate accounts.
Use the Facebook™ application to engage in social networking with friends,
family members and colleagues around the world.
Browse and listen to FM radio stations.
Use the Album application to view and to work with your photos and videos.
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Use the Gmail™ application to read, write and organise email messages.
Search for information in your device and on the web.
View your current location, find other locations and calculate routes using
Google Maps™.
Use the Play Store™ application to download free and paid applications for
your device.
Use the Messaging application to send and receive text and multimedia
messages.
Use the Video application to play videos on your device and share content
with your friends.
Use the Music application to organise and play music, audio books and
podcasts.
View news stories and weather forecasts.
Make phone calls by dialling the number manually or by using the smart dial
function.
Optimise settings to suit your own requirements.
Use the Hangouts™ application to chat with friends online.
Identify music tracks that you hear playing in your surroundings, and get
artist, album and other info.
Use YouTube™ to share and view videos from around the world.
Use the Backup and restore application to back up or restore content on your
device, such as contacts, text messages, bookmarks, calendar data, etc.
Use the Smart Connect™ application to set what happens in your device
when you connect or disconnect an accessory.
The Xperia™ Movie Creator automatically creates short videos of around 30
seconds in length using existing photos and videos. The application
automatically determines the timeline to create its movie.
Use the Lifelog application to automatically log events about your daily life.
For example, you can set goals and track your progress in achieving them or
bookmark special moments.
Use the Support application to access user support in your device. For
example, you can access a User guide, troubleshooting information, plus tips
and tricks.
Some applications are not supported or listed by all networks and/or service providers in all
areas.
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Downloading applications
Downloading applications from Google Play™
Google Play™ is the official online Google store for downloading applications,
games, music, movies and books. It includes both free and paid applications. Before
you start downloading from Google Play™, make sure that you have a working
Internet connection, preferably over Wi-Fi® to limit data traffic charges.
To use Google Play™, you need to have a Google™ account. Google Play™ may not be
available in all countries or regions.
To download an application from Google Play™
1 From the Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Play Store.
3 Find an item you wish to download by browsing categories, or by using the
search function.
4 Tap the item to view its details, and follow the instructions to complete the
installation.
Some applications may need to access data, settings and various functions on your device in
order to work properly. Only install and give permissions to applications that you trust.
You can view the permissions granted to a downloaded application by tapping the application
under Settings > Apps.
Downloading applications from other sources
When your device is set to allow downloads from sources other than Google Play™,
you can download applications directly from other websites by following the relevant
download instructions.
Installing applications of unknown or unreliable origin can damage your device. Only download
applications from reliable sources. Contact the application provider if you have any questions
or concerns.
If you are using a device with multiple users, only the owner, that is, the primary user, can
allow downloads from sources other than Google Play™. Changes made by the owner affect
all other users.
To allow the download of applications from other sources
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Security.
3 Drag the slider beside Unknown sources to the right.
4 Tap OK.
Some applications may need to access data, settings and various functions on your device in
order to work properly. Only install and give permissions to applications that you trust.
You can view the permissions granted to a downloaded application by tapping the application
under Settings > Apps.
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Internet and networks
Browsing the web
The Google Chrome™ web browser for Android™ devices comes pre-installed in
most markets. Go to http://support.google.com/chrome and click the "Chrome for
Mobile" link to get more detailed information about how to use this web browser.
To browse with Google Chrome™
1 From your 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
Go on the keyboard.
Internet and MMS settings
To send multimedia messages, or to access the Internet when there is no available
Wi-Fi® network, you must have a working mobile data connection with the correct
Internet and MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) settings. Here are some tips:
• For most mobile networks and operators, Internet and MMS settings come pre-
installed on your device. You can then start using the Internet and send multimedia
messages right away.
• In some cases, you get the option to download Internet and MMS settings the first
time you turn on your device when a SIM card is inserted. It is also possible to
download these settings later from the Settings menu.
• You can manually add, change or delete Internet and MMS settings on your device at
any time. If you change or delete an Internet or MMS setting by mistake, download
the Internet and MMS settings again.
• If you cannot access the Internet over a mobile network or if multimedia messaging is
not working, even though the Internet and MMS settings have been downloaded
successfully to your device, refer to the troubleshooting tips for your device at
www.sonymobile.com/support/ for network coverage, mobile data, and MMS issues.
If STAMINA mode is activated to save power, all mobile data traffic gets paused when the
screen is off. If this causes connection problems, try excluding some applications and services
from being paused, or deactivate STAMINA mode temporarily. For more information, see
STAMINA mode feature overview on page 24.
If you are using a device with multiple users, only the owner, that is, the primary user, can
download Internet and messaging settings from the Settings menu, but the downloaded
settings are applicable to all users.
To download Internet and MMS settings
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > More > Internet settings.
3 Tap Accept. Once the settings have been downloaded successfully, appears
in the status bar and mobile data is turned on automatically.
If the settings cannot be downloaded to your device, check the signal strength of your mobile
network. Move to an open location free from obstructions or get close to a window and then
try again.
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To add Internet and MMS settings manually
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks.
3 Tap Access Point Names > .
4 Tap Name and enter a name as desired.
5 Tap APN and enter the access point name.
6 Enter all other information as required. If you don’t know what information is
required, contact your network operator for more details.
7 When you're done, tap , then tap SAVE.
To view the downloaded Internet and MMS settings
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks.
3 Tap Access Point Names.
4 To view more details, tap any of the available items.
If you have several available connections, the active network connection is indicated by a
marked button .
Wi-Fi®
Use Wi-Fi® connections to surf the Internet, download applications, or send and
receive emails. Once you have connected 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 on Wi-Fi®
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
3 Tap the on-off switch to turn on the Wi-Fi® function.
It may take a few seconds before Wi-Fi® is enabled.
To connect to a Wi-Fi® network automatically
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
3 Tap the on-off switch to turn on the Wi-Fi function. 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 Tap > Add network.
4 Enter the Network name (SSID) information.
5 To select a security type, tap the Security field.
6 If required, enter a password.
7 To edit some advanced options such as proxy and IP settings, mark the
Advanced options checkbox and then edit 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 increase the strength of a Wi-Fi® signal:
• Move your device closer to the Wi-Fi® access point.
• Move the Wi-Fi® access point away from any potential obstructions or interference.
• Don’t 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, it is possible to view the status of these networks. You can
also enable your device to notify you whenever an open Wi-Fi® network is detected.
If you are not connected to a Wi-Fi® network, your device uses a mobile data
connection to access the Internet (if you have set up and enabled a mobile data
connection on your device). By adding a Wi-Fi® sleep policy, you can specify when
to switch from Wi-Fi® to mobile data.
To enable Wi-Fi® network notifications
1 Turn on Wi-Fi®, if it is not already on.
2 From your Home screen, tap .
3 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
4 Tap > Advanced.
5 Drag the slider beside Network notification to the right.
To view detailed information about a connected Wi-Fi® network
1 From the Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
3 Tap the Wi-Fi® network that you are currently connected to. Detailed network
information is displayed.
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To add a Wi-Fi® sleep policy
1 From the Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
3 Tap , then tap Advanced > Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep.
4 Select an option.
WPS
WPS (Wi-Fi® Protected Setup) is a computing standard that helps you establish
secure wireless network connections. If you have little background knowledge of
wireless security, 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 your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
3 Turn on Wi-Fi® if it is not already on.
4 Tap > Advanced > 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 > Advanced > WPS PIN Entry.
5 On the WPS-supported device, enter the PIN that appears on your device.
Sharing your mobile data connection
You can share your mobile data connection with other devices in several ways:
• USB tethering – share your mobile data connection with a single computer using a
USB cable.
• Bluetooth® tethering – share your mobile data connection with up to five other
devices via Bluetooth®.
• Portable Wi-Fi® hotspot – share your mobile data connection simultaneously with up
to 8 other devices, including devices that support WPS technology.
To share your data connection using a USB cable
1 Deactivate all USB cable connections to your device.
2 Using the USB cable that came with your device, connect your device to a
computer.
3 From your Home screen, tap .
4 Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot.
5 Drag the slider beside USB tethering to the right, then tap OK if prompted. is
displayed in the status bar once you are connected.
6 To stop sharing your data connection, drag the slider beside USB tethering to
the left or disconnect the USB cable.
You cannot share your device's data connection and SD card over a USB cable at the same
time.
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To share your mobile data connection with another Bluetooth® device
1 Make sure that your device and the 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 drag the
slider beside Bluetooth tethering to the right.
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 the device runs on the Android™ operating system,
tap the settings icon beside the name of the device that it is paired with under
Settings > Bluetooth > Paired devices, then mark the Internet access checkbox.
5 Your device: Wait for to appear in the status bar. Once it appears, the setup
is complete.
6 To stop sharing your mobile data connection, drag the slider beside Bluetooth
tethering to the left.
The Bluetooth tethering function is turned off every time you turn off your device or turn off the
Bluetooth® function.
For more information about pairing and turning on mobile data, see To pair your device with
another Bluetooth® device on page 116 and To add a virtual private network on page 38.
To use your device as a portable Wi-Fi® hotspot
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot.
3 Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings > Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.
4 Enter the Network name (SSID) information.
5 To select a security type, tap the Security field. If required, enter a password.
6 Tap Save.
7 Tap and drag the slider beside Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to the right.
8 If prompted, tap OK to confirm. appears in the status bar once the portable
Wi-Fi® hotspot is active.
9 To stop sharing your data connection via Wi-Fi®, drag the slider beside
Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to the left.
To allow a WPS-supported device to use your mobile data connection
1 Make sure that your device is functioning as a portable Wi-Fi® hotspot.
2 From your Home screen, tap .
3 Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot > Portable Wi-Fi
hotspot settings.
4 Drag the slider beside Discoverable to the right.
5 Under Configure Wi-Fi hotspot, make sure that your portable hotspot is
secured by a password.
6 Tap WPS Push Button, then follow the relevant instructions. Alternatively, tap
> WPS PIN Entry, then enter the PIN that appears on the WPS-supported
device.
To rename or secure your portable hotspot
1 From the Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot.
3 Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings > Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.
4 Enter the Network name (SSID) for the network.
5 To select a security type, tap the Security field.
6 If required, enter a password.
7 Tap Save.
Controlling data usage
You can keep track of the amount of data transferred to and from your device over
your mobile data or Wi-Fi® connection during a given period. For example, you can
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view the amount of data used by individual applications. For data transferred over
your mobile data connection, you can also set data usage warnings and limits to
avoid additional charges.
Adjusting data usage settings can help you keep greater control over data usage but cannot
guarantee the prevention of additional charges.
To turn data traffic on or off
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Data usage.
3 Drag the slider beside Mobile data to turn data traffic on or off.
When data traffic is turned off, your device can still establish Wi-Fi®, NFC 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.
4 To set the warning level, drag the warning line to the desired value. You receive
a warning notification when the amount of data traffic approaches the level you
set.
To set a mobile data usage limit
1 Make sure that mobile data traffic is turned on.
2 From your Home screen, tap .
3 Find and tap Settings > Data usage.
4 Drag the slider beside Limit mobile data usage to the right, then tap OK.
5 To set the mobile data usage limit, drag the data limit line to the desired value.
Once your mobile data usage reaches the set limit, mobile data traffic on your device gets
turned off automatically.
To control the data usage of individual applications
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Data usage.
3 Tap the application that you want to control, then drag the slider beside
Restrict app background data to the right and tap OK.
4 To access more specific settings for the application (if available), tap App
settings and make the desired changes.
The performance of individual applications may be affected if you change the related data
usage settings.
To check your data usage
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Data usage.
3 Tap , then tap Show Wi‑Fi.
4 To view information about the amount of data transferred via WI-Fi®, tap the
Wi-Fi tab.
5 To view the information about the amount of data transferred via mobile data
connection, tap the Mobile tab.
Selecting mobile networks
Your device automatically switches between mobile networks depending on which
mobile networks are available where you are. You can also manually set your device
to use a particular mobile network mode, for example, WCDMA or GSM.
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Different status icons are displayed in the status bar depending on the type or mode
of network that you are connected to. Refer to Status icons on page 27 to see what
the different status icons look like.
To select a network mode
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks.
3 Tap Preferred network type, then select a network mode.
To select another network manually
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks > Network operators.
3 Tap Search mode, then select Manual.
4 Select a network.
If you select a network manually, your device will not search for other networks, even if you
move out of range of the manually selected network.
To activate automatic network selection
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks > Network operators.
3 Tap Search mode, then select Automatic.
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 travelling.
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 organisation.
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 Drag the status bar downwards.
2 Tap the notification for the VPN connection to turn it off.
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Synchronising data on your device
Synchronising with online accounts
Synchronise your device with contacts, email, calendar events and other information
from online accounts, for example, email accounts such as Gmail™ and Exchange
ActiveSync, Facebook™, Flickr™ and Twitter™. You can synchronise data
automatically for 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 > Add account, then select the account that you want
to add.
3 Follow the instructions to create an account, or sign in if you already have an
account.
To synchronise manually with an online account
1 From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Accounts.
2 Under Accounts, select the account type, then tap the name of the account
that you want to synchronise with. A list of items appears showing what can be
synchronised with the account.
3 Tap the items that you want to synchronise.
To remove an online account
1 From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Accounts.
2 Under Accounts, select the account type, then tap the name of the account
that you want to remove.
3 Tap , then tap Remove account.
4 Tap Remove account again to confirm.
Synchronising 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 Email, Calendar and
Contacts applications.
To set up an EAS account for synchronisation
1 Make sure that you have your domain and server details available (as provided
by your corporate network administrator).
2 From your Home screen, tap .
3 Tap Settings > Accounts > Add account > Exchange ActiveSync.
4 Enter your corporate email address and password.
5 Tap Next. Your device begins to retrieve your account information. If a failure
occurs, enter the domain and server details for your account manually and
then tap Next.
6 Tap OK to allow your corporate server to control your device.
7 Select what data you want to sync with your device, such as contacts and
calendar entries.
8 If desired, activate the device administrator to allow your corporate server to
control certain security features on your device. For example, you can allow
your corporate server to set password rules and set storage encryption.
9 When the setup is done, enter a name for the corporate account.
When you change the login password for an EAS account on your computer, you have to log
in again to the EAS account on your device.
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To change the settings of an EAS account
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Tap Email, then tap .
3 Tap Settings and select an EAS account, then change the settings of the EAS
account as desired.
To set a synchronisation 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 > Check frequency and select an interval option.
To remove an EAS account
1 From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Accounts.
2 Under Accounts, 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.
Synchronising with Outlook® using a computer
You can use the Calendar and Contacts applications within the PC Companion and
the Sony Bridge for Mac computer programs to synchronise your device with the
calendar and contacts from your Outlook account. However, you cannot synchronise
any data from your device to your computer.
For more information on how to install the PC Companion on a PC or the Sony Bridge for Mac
application on an Apple® Mac® computer, see Computer tools on page 129.
To synchronise with your Outlook contacts using a computer
1 Make sure that the PC Companion application is installed on the PC or the
Sony Bridge for Mac application is installed on the Apple® Mac® computer.
2 Computer: Open the PC Companion application or the Sony Bridge for Mac
application.
3 Click Start to start the Contacts and Contacts Sync applications and follow the
on-screen instructions to synchronise your device with your Outlook contacts.
To synchronise with your Outlook calendar using a computer
1 Make sure that the PC Companion application is installed on the PC or the
Sony Bridge for Mac application is installed on the Apple® Mac® computer.
2 Computer: Open the PC Companion application or the Sony Bridge for Mac
application.
3 Click Start to start the Calendar and Calendar Sync applications and follow the
on-screen instructions to synchronise your device with your Outlook calendar.
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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 Tap Settings.
To view information about your device
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > About phone.
To activate the screen using Tap to wake up mode
1 Make 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 the Quick settings panel
• Using two fingers, drag the status bar downwards.
To select which settings to display on the Quick settings panel
1 Using two fingers, drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
2 In the bar at the top of the screen, touch and hold the icon for the quick setting
that you want to add, then drag and drop it in the lower part of the screen.
To rearrange the Quick settings panel
1 Using two fingers, drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
2 Touch and hold an icon, then move it to the desired position.
Sound, ringtone and volume
You can adjust the ringtone volume for incoming calls and notifications as well as for
music and video playback.
To adjust the volume levels
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification.
3 Drag the volume sliders to the desired positions.
You can also press the volume key up or down to adjust the ringtone and media playback
volume levels even when the screen is locked.
To set your device to vibrate for incoming calls
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification.
3 Drag the slider beside Also vibrate for calls to the right.
To set a ringtone
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Phone ringtone.
3 Select an option from the list or tap and select a music file that is saved to
your device.
4 To confirm, tap Done.
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To select the notification sound
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Notification sound.
3 Select an option from the list or tap and select a music file that is saved to
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 & notification > Other sounds.
3 Drag the sliders beside Dialpad tones and Touch sounds to the right.
Managing notifications
You can select which types of notifications are allowed to interrupt you and filter
interruptions based on who they come from. You can set time intervals for both
priority interruptions and silent mode. The most common types of notifications
include:
• Calls
• Messages
• Events and reminders
• App notifications
To adjust the interruption settings
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Interruptions > When calls and
notifications arrive.
3 Select an option and follow the instructions in your device.
The interruption settings can also be accessed by pressing the volume key up or down until
the volume adjustment window appears at the top of the screen. See Quick settings for
interruptions on page 26.
Interruption setting options
Always interrupt Allow all interruptions.
Allow priority
interruptions only
Only allow notifications that you have set as priority interruptions. Your device
sounds or vibrates when priority interruptions from specific contact types arrive
during the preset time intervals.
No interruptions Don't allow any interruptions. Your device remains in silent mode when this
setting is active.
To set notifications as priority interruptions
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Interruptions.
3 Under Priority interruptions, drag the relevant sliders to the right.
To associate priority interruptions with specific contact types
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Interruptions > Calls/messages
from.
3 Select an option.
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To set time intervals for priority interruptions
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Interruptions > Days.
3 Mark the checkboxes for the relevant days, then tap Done.
4 To adjust the start time, tap Start time and select a value, then tap OK.
5 To adjust the end time, tap End time and select a value, then tap OK.
Managing notifications on the lock screen
You can set up your device so that only selected notifications get displayed on your
lock screen. You can make all notifications and their content accessible, hide
sensitive content for all notifications or specific apps, or choose not to show any
notifications at all.
To select the notifications to display on the lock screen
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > When device is locked.
3 Select an option.
Notification display options on the lock screen
Show all notification
content
Get all notifications on the lock screen. When you have this setting turned on, keep
in mind that all content (including the content of incoming emails and chats) will be
visible on your lock screen unless you designate the relevant apps as Sensitive 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 lock screen 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 lock screen.
Don't show
notifications at all
You won't get any notifications on the lock screen.
Setting the notification level for an app
You can set different notification behaviour for individual applications. For example,
you can block all email notifications, prioritise Facebook™ notifications and make the
content of messaging notifications invisible on the lock screen.
To set the notification level for an app
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > App notifications.
3 Select the app for which you want to change the notification settings.
4 Drag the relevant slider to the right.
Notification levels and options for specific applications
Block Never show notifications for the selected app.
Priority Priority level notification appear on the lock screen above all other notifications.
Sensitive This option is only available if you set up a PIN, password or pattern as your screen lock and
selected Show all notification content under the When device is locked setting. Notifications for
the app appear on your lock screen but their content is not visible.
SIM card protection
You can lock and unlock each SIM card that you use in your device with a PIN
(Personal Identity Number). When a SIM card is locked, the subscription linked to the
card is protected against misuse, meaning that you have to enter a PIN every time
you start your device.
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If you enter the PIN incorrectly more times than the maximum number of attempts
allowed, your SIM card will become blocked. You then need to enter your PUK
(Personal Unblocking Key) and a new PIN. Your PIN and PUK are supplied by your
network operator.
To set up a SIM card lock
1 From the Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Set up SIM card lock.
3 Mark the Lock SIM card checkbox.
4 Enter the SIM card PIN and tap OK. The SIM card lock is now active and you
will be prompted to enter this lock every time you restart the device.
To remove a SIM card lock
1 From the Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Set up SIM card lock.
3 Unmark the Lock SIM card checkbox.
4 Enter the SIM card PIN and tap OK.
To change the SIM card PIN
1 From the Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Set up SIM card lock.
3 Tap Change SIM PIN.
4 Enter the old SIM card PIN and tap OK.
5 Enter the new SIM card PIN and tap OK.
6 Re-type the new SIM card PIN and tap OK.
To unlock a blocked SIM card using the PUK code
1 Enter the PUK code and tap .
2 Enter a new PIN code and tap .
3 Re-enter the new PIN code and tap .
If you enter an incorrect PUK code too many times, you need to contact your network operator
to get a new SIM card.
Screen settings
To adjust the screen brightness
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Display > Brightness level.
3 Drag the slider to adjust the brightness.
Lowering the brightness level increases battery performance.
To set the screen to vibrate on touch
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Other sounds.
3 Drag the slider beside Vibrate on touch to the right. The screen now vibrates
when you tap soft keys and certain applications.
To adjust the idle time before the screen turns off
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Display > Sleep.
3 Select an option.
To turn off the screen quickly, briefly press the power key .
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Smart backlight control
The smart backlight control keeps the screen on as long as the device is held in your
hand. Once you put down the device, the screen turns off according to your sleep
setting.
To turn on the Smart backlight control function
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Display > Smart backlight control.
3 Drag the slider to the right.
Screen pinning
Use screen pinning to set your device to display only the screen for a specific
application. For example, if you are playing a game and you accidentally touch the
Home navigation key, the screen pinning feature prevents the active game app
screen from being 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 screen
or application. For example, you can lend your phone to somebody to make a phone
call and pin the screen to the Phone application so that the person can't easily use
other apps such as Messaging or 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 activate screen pinning
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen pinning.
3 Drag the slider to the right.
To pin a screen
1 Make sure that screen pinning is activated on your device.
2 Open an app and go to the screen that you want to pin.
3 Tap .
4 To display , swipe upwards.
5 Tap .
6 If you have a PIN, password, or pattern set up as your screen lock, mark the
relevant checkbox to make sure the pattern, PIN or password is needed to
unlock the device before the screen can be unpinned.
7 Tap START.
To unpin a screen
1 On the pinned screen, touch and hold and at the same time.
2 Release both buttons.
If you marked a security option when you pinned the screen, you have to enter your pattern,
PIN or password to unlock the device before the screen can be unpinned.
Daydream
Daydream is 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 Daydream settings.
To activate the Daydream screen saver
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Display > Daydream.
3 Drag the slider to the right.
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To select content for the Daydream screen saver
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Display > Daydream.
3 Drag the slider to the right.
4 Select what you want to display when the screen saver is active.
To set when the Daydream screen saver starts
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Display > Daydream.
3 Drag the slider to the right.
4 To activate the Daydream screen saver immediately, tap , then tap Start now.
5 To set automatic activation options, tap , then tap When to daydream and
select an option.
Screen lock
There are several ways to lock the screen. The security level of each lock type is
listed below in order of weakest to strongest:
• Swipe – no protection, but you have quick access to the Home screen
• 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 contacts and
messages.
To change screen lock type
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock.
3 Follow the instructions in your device and select another screen lock type.
To create a screen lock pattern
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock > Pattern.
3 Follow the instructions in your device.
If your lock pattern is rejected five times in a row when you try to unlock your device, you must
wait 30 seconds and then try again.
To change the screen lock pattern
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings> Security > Screen lock.
3 Draw your screen unlock pattern.
4 Tap Pattern and follow the instructions in your device.
To create a screen lock PIN
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock > PIN.
3 Enter a numeric PIN, then tap Continue.
4 Re-enter and confirm your PIN, then tap OK.
5 Select an option to show notifications when the device is locked, then tap
Done.
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To create a screen lock password
1 From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Security > Screen lock >
Password.
2 Enter a password, then tap Continue.
3 Re-enter and confirm your password, then tap OK.
4 Select an option to show notifications when the device is locked, then tap
Done.
To activate the Swipe unlock function
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock.
3 Draw your screen unlock pattern, or enter your PIN or password if one of these
screen lock types is enabled.
4 Tap Swipe.
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 Personalising the on-
screen keyboard on page 55.
To change the language
1 From the Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Language & input > Language.
3 Select an option.
4 Tap OK.
If you select the wrong language and cannot read the menu texts, find and tap . Then select
the text beside and select the first entry in the menu that opens. You can then select the
language you want.
Date and time
You can change the date and time on your device.
To set the date manually
1 From the Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Date & time.
3 Unmark the Automatic date & time checkbox, if it is marked.
4 Tap Set date.
5 Scroll up and down to select 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 Unmark the Automatic date & time checkbox if it is marked.
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 Unmark the Automatic time zone checkbox, if it is marked.
4 Tap Select time zone.
5 Select an option.
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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 colour brightness and saturation of your photos and
videos while you view them on your device.
To turn on Super-vivid mode
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Display >Image enhancement.
3 Tap the Super-vivid mode radio button if it is not already selected.
Enhancing the sound output
You can enhance the sound of your device by manually enabling individual sound
settings such as Equaliser and Surround sound. You can also enable the Dynamic
normaliser to minimise volume differences between songs or videos.
To enhance the sound output manually
1 From your Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Audio settings.
3 Drag the slider beside ClearAudio+ to the right.
To adjust the sound settings manually
1 From the Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Audio settings.
3 Drag the slider beside ClearAudio+ to the left.
4 Tap Sound effects > Equaliser.
5 Adjust the sound settings by dragging the frequency band buttons up or down.
The manual adjustment of sound output settings has no effect on voice communication
applications. For example, there is no change in the voice call sound quality.
To minimise volume differences using the Dynamic normaliser
1 From the Home screen, tap .
2 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Audio settings.
3 Drag the slider beside Dynamic normaliser to the right.
Noise cancellation
Your device supports noise cancelling headsets. By using a noise cancelling 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 cancelling headsets from Sony are recommended.
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To use a noise cancelling headset
1 Connect the noise cancelling headset to your device.
2 From your Home screen, tap > Settings > Sound & notification > Accessory
settings > Noise cancelling, then drag the slider beside Noise cancelling to the
right.
3 If you want Noise cancelling to be enabled only during music or video playback
or when the screen is active, drag the slider beside Power saver mode to the
right.
4 If you want Noise cancelling to be enabled for as long as the headset is
connected, drag the slider beside Power saver mode to the left.
A noise cancelling headset may not be included with your device at purchase.
To adjust the settings to the noise environment
1 Make sure a noise cancelling headset is connected to your device.
2 From your Home screen, tap .
3 Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Accessory settings > Noise
cancelling > 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 two 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.
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
home screens, 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 three regular user accounts on your device.
To add a regular user account
1 Make sure you are logged in as the owner, that is, the user who set up the
device for the first time.
2 From your Home screen, tap .
3 Find and tap Settings > Users > Add 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 downwards using two fingers and tap the user icon, then tap Add user.
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To allow a regular user to make phone calls and use SMS
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 relevant user, then drag the slider beside Allow
phone calls and SMS to the right.
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 start fresh. The
guest user account is pre-installed and cannot be deleted.
To set up the guest user account
1 Make sure you are logged in as the owner, that is, the user who set up the
device for the first time.
2 From your Home screen, 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 downwards using two fingers and tap the user icon, then tap Add guest.
To allow the guest user to make phone calls
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 Guest, then drag the slider beside Allow phone calls to the right.
To clear the guest session data
1 Make sure you are logged in as a guest user.
2 From your Home screen, tap .
3 Find and tap Settings > Users.
4 Find and tap Remove guest.
5 Tap Remove.
You can also clear the guest session from the status bar on any screen. Just drag the status
bar downwards 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 downwards using two fingers,
then tap the user icon at the top right of the screen.
2 Tap the icon representing the user account that 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 again if you want to wipe the previous
session or tap Yes, continue to continue the previous session.
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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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