The device doesn't seem to charge
If the battery is drained, it may take up to 30 minutes for your device to respond to the charging. During this time, the screen may stay completely dark, not showing a charging icon. Also note that it can take up to 4 hours for a completely drained battery to charge fully.
- Try these steps to find out if the problem relates to the charger:
Be sure to use an original Sony charger specifically intended for charging your device.
Use an original Sony charger plugged into a wall socket to charge your Xperia™ device. Your Xperia™ device charges much more slowly when you charge it using a computer and the USB cable.
Disconnect the USB cable from your Xperia™ device and then plug the cable into the USB port on the device again. Make sure that the charger cable is properly attached to the USB port on your device, with no obstruction like a protective case. Check that the charger is properly plugged into a wall socket with an active power source.
Make sure that the charger port is free from lint, dust, and moisture. A blocked port can prevent the USB connector from fitting properly, and therefore prevent charging. Ensure that the USB port is completely dry, and gently remove any lint or dust using, for example, a wooden or plastic toothpick or a toothbrush.
Try to charge the Xperia™ device by connecting another USB cable to the USB port of a computer. If the device starts to charge, this may be a sign that the charger is not working properly. Replace the charger with an original Sony charger specifically intended for your device.
Turn off your device and then turn it back on. By doing this, you turn off all running applications and free up memory, which sometimes automatically solves the issue.
You can force your device to restart or shut down in situations where it stops responding or won't restart normally. No settings or personal data get deleted during a forced restart.
To Force the Device to Restart or Shutdown
- Press and hold down the power key and the volume up key at the same time for 6 seconds.
- Your device vibrates once. Depending on whether you wish to force the device to restart or shut down, proceed as follows.
- If you wish to force restart the device: Release the keys at this point. The device restarts.
- If you wish to force shut down the device: Continue pressing the keys. After a few more seconds, the device vibrates three times and turns off.
- Press and hold down the power key until the device vibrates.
- Wait a while for the device to start.
If a forced restart procedure doesn't succeed, you should try the 2-minute restart procedure.
To force a 2-minute restart
- Press and hold down both the volume up key and the power key for 120 seconds, ignoring any vibrations.
- Release the keys. The device turns off automatically.
- Charge the device until a charging icon appears on the screen.
- Turn on your Xperia™ device.
If Battery Care is turned on, you may find that the device is not fully charged even after charging for several hours. The Battery Care feature is designed to increase battery lifespan and performance. You can choose to turn off Battery Care .
To enable or disable Battery Care
- Find and tap Settings > Battery > Battery Care .
- Tap the slider to enable or disable Battery Care .
Learned patterns of the regular charging cycle are saved by Battery Care. Even if the function has been disabled, it adopts to the learned patterns after enabling the function again.
Update your device to ensure that you have optimal performance and the latest enhancements.Read more about how to update and find latest software version.
Use the Xperia™ Companion computer application to perform a software repair to reset your device. Note that all data is deleted from the internal storage of your device when you perform a software repair. Content that you have saved on an external SD card, such as photos, videos, and music, is not deleted.
To back up your data using a computer
- Be sure that Xperia™ Companion is installed on your PC or Mac®.
- Connect your device to the computer using a USB cable.
- Computer: Open the Xperia™ Companion software if it is not automatically launched. After a few moments, the computer detects your device.
- Make sure that the USB connection mode on your Xperia™ device is set to Transfer files .
- Select Backup on the Xperia™ Companion main screen and follow the on-screen instructions.
If possible, you should always back up all personal data before performing a software repair. All data in the internal memory is overwritten during a software repair. Content on an external SD card is kept.
- Make sure you know your Google™ account username and password. Depending on your security settings, you may need to enter them in order to restart the device after a software repair
- Make sure Xperia™ Companion is installed on your PC or Mac®.
- Open the Xperia™ Companion software on the computer, but do not connect your Xperia™ device until you're told to do so in the five-step instruction in the Xperia™ Companion window.
- Select Software repair on the computer screen.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall the software and complete the repair.