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    Updating your device

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

    For more information about software updates, go to Software update.

    Note

    Insufficient remaining storage capacity may prevent updates. Ensure you have sufficient storage capacity before attempting to update.

    To check for new software

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Update Center.

    Updating your device wirelessly

    Use the Update Center application to update your device wirelessly. It handles both application updates and system updates and can also facilitate the download of new applications developed for your device. The updates that you can download over a mobile network depend on your operator. It is recommended to use a Wi-Fi® network instead of a mobile network to download new software so that you can avoid data traffic costs.

    To download and install a system update

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
    2. Find and tap Update Center.
    3. Select the desired system update, then tap Download.
    4. When the download is finished, tap Install and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

    To download and install an application update

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Update Center.
    3. Select the desired application update, then tap Update. The update installs automatically after download.

    To install a new application

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Update Center.
    3. Select the desired application, then tap Install. The application installs automatically after download.

    To download and install a system update from the Notifications panel

    1. Drag the status bar downwards to open the Notifications panel.
    2. Scroll down and select the desired system update, then tap Download.
    3. When the download is finished, tap Install and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

    To download and install an application update from the Notifications panel

    1. Drag the status bar downwards to open the Notifications panel.
    2. Scroll down and select the desired application update, then tap Update. The update installs automatically after download.

    To install a new application from the Notifications panel

    1. Drag the status bar downwards to open the Notifications panel.
    2. Scroll down and select the desired application, then tap Install. The new application installs automatically after download.

    Updating your device using a computer

    You can download and install software updates on your device using a computer with an Internet connection. You need a USB cable and a PC or an Apple® Mac® computer running the Xperia™ Companion software.

    Tip

    If you don’t have the Xperia™ Companion software installed on the relevant computer, connect your device to the computer using a USB cable and follow the on-screen installation instructions.

    To update your device using a computer

    1. Make sure you have the Xperia™ Companion software installed on your PC or Apple® Mac® computer.
    2. Using a USB cable, connect your device to the computer.
    3. Computer: Launch the Xperia™ Companion software. After a few moments, the computer detects your device and searches for new software.
    4. Computer: If a new software update is detected, a popup window appears. Follow the on-screen instructions to run the relevant software updates.

    Note

    When you connect the device to the computer via a USB cable, you are prompted to install the software, or cancel, unless you have previously selected Do not show again .

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