Connecting your device to USB accessories
You can use a USB 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 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.
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. If water is detected on the USB connector, a warning notification appears in the Notification panel.
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.
Manage files or update the device software. This option is used with Microsoft® Windows® computers. Charging is enabled by default.
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
- Attach a USB connector to your device.
- Drag down the status bar, and then tap Android system next to (USB icon).
- Tap Tap for more options, and then select an option.
To use headphones with the USB to 3.5 mm Audio Jack Adapter
- Connect your headphones to the USB to 3.5 mm Audio Jack Adapter.
- Insert the USB to 3.5 mm Audio Jack Adapter into the USB port of your device.