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Charging your device


Always use an original Sony charger and USB cable intended for your specific Xperia™ model. Other chargers and cables may increase charging time, not charge at all, or may even damage your device. Make sure all USB ports and connectors are completely dry, before inserting the USB cable.

A wall socket charger will charge your device faster than charging via your computer. You can still use your device while charging.

If the battery is depleted, it may take up to 30 minutes for your device to respond to the charging. During this time, the screen may remain completely dark, not showing the charging icon. Also note that it can take up to 4 hours for a completely drained battery to be fully charged.


Your device has an embedded, rechargeable battery that can only be replaced by an authorised Sony repair centre. You should never try to open or take apart the device yourself. Doing so can cause damage and void your warranty.

To charge your device

Charing Sony Smartphone

  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.


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


If the battery is completely depleted, it may take a few minutes before the notification light illuminates and the charging icon Icn sony stat sys battery charge anim3 appears.

Battery notification light status

Green The battery is charging and the battery charge level is greater than 90%
Orange The battery is charging and the battery charge level is less than 90%
Red The battery is charging and the battery charge level is less than 15%
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On your Xperia™ device, go to Settings > About phone/tablet > Model number