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    Connecting your device to USB accessories

    Arrow left Xperia L3 support overview

    You can use a USB Type-C 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 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 connection mode

    You can use the Transfer files connection mode for managing files and updating device software. This USB mode is used with Microsoft® Windows® computers. Charging is enabled by default.

    You can also use your device as a Supply power, and charge the other connected device. Make sure that the other device supports USB charging.

    Using the Use device as MIDI mode, your device can function as a MIDI input for musical instrument apps.

    To change USB connection mode

    1. Attach a USB Type-C connector to your device.
    2. Drag down the status bar, and then tap USB charging this device.
    3. Tap the desired mode.

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