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    Connecting your device to USB accessories

    Arrow left Xperia 10 support overview

    You can use a USB Type-C host adapter to connect your device to USB accessories, such as USB mass storage devices, analogue headphones, game controllers, USB keyboards, and USB mice. If the USB accessory has a USB Type-C connector, a USB Type-C host adapter is not necessary.

    USB Type-C host adapters are sold separately. Sony does not guarantee that all USB accessories are supported by your device.


    This device has a capless USB Type-C port. If your device gets exposed to water, ensure that the port is completely dry before connecting a USB Type-C cable.

    Image of the window that appears when you connect the phone to a computer via USB

    USB Preferences

    USB controlled by

    You can choose which device controls the other, your device or the USB-connected device.

    Use USB for

    You can choose the purpose of the USB connection.

    File transfer

    Manage files or update the device software. This option is used with Microsoft® Windows® computers. Charging is enabled by default.

    USB tethering

    Your device can function as a tethering device.


    Your device can function as the MIDI input for musical instrument applications.

    No data transfer

    Just charge your device when USB controlled by is set to This device. When USB controlled by is set to Connected device, you can use your device as a power supply and charge the other connected device.

    To change USB preferences

    1. Attach a USB Type-C connector to your device.
    2. Drag down the status bar, and then tap Android system next to USB icon (USB icon).
    3. Tap Tap for more options, and then select an option.

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