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    Managing files using a computer

    Use a USB cable connection between a Windows® computer and your device to transfer and manage your files. Once the two devices are connected, you can drag and drop content between your device and the computer, or between your device's internal storage and SD card, using the computer's file explorer.

    If you have a PC or an Apple® Mac® computer, you can use Xperia™ Companion to access the file system of your device.

    USB Connection Modes

    There are two USB connection modes available for you to use:

    Media transfer mode (MTP) Use MTP for managing files, updating device software and connecting via WLAN. This USB mode is used with Microsoft® Windows® computers. MTP is enabled by default.
    Mass storage mode (MSC) Use MSC for managing files using MAC OS® and Linux computers that don’t have MTP support.

    To change USB connection mode

    1. From your Home screen , tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Xperia™ Connectivity > USB Connectivity > USB connection mode.
    3. Tap Media transfer mode (MTP) or Mass storage mode (MSC).
    4. Tap OK.

    Managing files wirelessly using a computer

    You can transfer files between your device and other MTP compatible devices, such as a computer, using a Wi-Fi® connection. Before connecting, you first need to pair the two devices.

    Note

    In order to use this feature, you need a Wi-Fi® enabled device that supports Media transfer, for example, a computer running Microsoft® Windows Vista® or Windows® 7.

    To prepare to use your device wirelessly with a computer

    1. Make sure Media transfer mode is enabled on your device. It is normally enabled by default.
    2. Make sure the Wi-Fi® function is turned on.
    3. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    4. Find and tap Settings > Xperia™ Connectivity > USB Connectivity.
    5. Tap Pair with PC, then tap Next.
    6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup process.

    To connect wirelessly to a paired device

    1. Make sure Media transfer mode is enabled on your device. It is normally enabled by default.
    2. Make sure the Wi-Fi® function is turned on.
    3. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    4. Find and tap Settings > Xperia™ Connectivity > USB Connectivity.
    5. Select the paired device to which you want to connect, then tap Connect.

    To disconnect from a paired device

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Xperia™ Connectivity > USB Connectivity.
    3. Select the paired device that you want to disconnect.
    4. Tap Disconnect.

    To remove a pairing with another device

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Xperia™ Connectivity > USB Connectivity.
    3. Select the paired device that you want to remove.
    4. Tap Unpair.
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