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    Connecting your device to USB accessories

    Arrow left Xperia XA support overview

    You can use a USB 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 micro USB connector, a USB host adapter is not necessary.

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

    Note

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

    To access a USB mass storage device using a USB host adapter

    1. Connect your device to the USB mass storage device using a USB host adapter.
    2. To access files and folders on the USB storage device, use a file manager app such as File Commander.

    Tip

    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.
    2. Tap the drop-down arrow beside Android System.
    3. Tap EJECT in the drop-down list.
    4. Detach the USB host adapter from your device.

    Tip

    If the notification does not appear, tap Settings > Storage & memory > Icn sony key menu > Advanced > Storage > Icn sony eject3 next to Portable storage.

    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 .

    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 connect a USB accessory using a micro USB connector

    1. Attach the micro USB connector of the USB accessory to your device.
    2. From your Home screen , tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    3. Find and tap Settings > Device connection > USB Connectivity .

    Note

    Sony does not guarantee that all USB accessories with a micro USB connector are supported by your device.


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