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    Connecting your device to USB accessories

    Arrow left Xperia M5 support overview

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

    Note

    This device has a capless USB port. If your device gets exposed to water, ensure the USB port is completely dry before inserting a USB cable.

    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

    1. Attach the USB Host adapter to your device, then connect the adapter to the USB accessory.
    2. From your Home screen , tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    3. Find and tap Settings > Device connection > USB Connectivity > Detect USB device.

    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. From your Home screen , tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    3. Find and tap Settings > Device connection > USB Connectivity > Detect USB device.
    4. 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 USB mass storage devices.

    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 set up your device to detect USB devices

    1. From your Home screen , tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Device connection > USB Connectivity > Detect USB device.

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