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Connecting your device to USB accessories

You can use a USB Host adapter to connect your device to USB accessories such as USB mass storage devices, game controllers, USB keyboards and USB mice. If the USB accessory has a micro USB connector, a USB Host adapter is not necessary.

Note

USB Host adapters are sold separately. Sony does not guarantee that all USB accessories are supported by your device.

To connect a USB accessory using a USB host adapter

  • Attach the USB Host adapter to your device, then connect the adapter to the USB accessory.

Note

Additional steps or software may be required to set up game controllers, USB audio and USB Ethernet accessories. Sony does not guarantee that all USB accessories are supported by your device.

To access content on a USB mass storage device using a USB Host adapter

  1. Attach the USB Host adapter to your device, then connect the adapter to the USB mass storage device.
  2. To access files and folders on the USB storage device, use a file manager app such as File Commander.

Note

You can also open the relevant media application on your device to view content directly. For example, you can open the Album application to view photos stored on the USB mass storage device.

To disconnect a USB mass storage device

  1. To open the Notification Panel, drag the status bar downwards, then tap USB storage connected.
  2. Tap OK.
  3. Detach the USB Host adapter from your device.

To connect a USB accessory using a micro USB connector

  • Attach the micro USB connector of the USB accessory to your device.

Note

Sony does not guarantee that all USB accessories with a micro USB connector are supported by your device.

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