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    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, headphones, game controllers, USB keyboards, and USB mice.

    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. If water is detected on the USB connector, a warning notification appears in the Notification panel.

    Image of the window that appears when you connect the phone to a computer via USB

    USB Preferences

    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.

    File Transfer

    Manage files or update the device software. This option is used with Microsoft® Windows® computers. Charging is enabled by default.

    USB tethering

    Your device can function as a tethering device.

    MIDI

    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

    1. Connect a USB cable to your device.
    2. Drag down the status bar, and then tap Android System next to (USB icon).
    3. Tap Tap for more options, and then select an option.

    To use headphones with the USB to 3.5 mm Audio Jack Adapter

    1. Connect your headphones to the USB to 3.5 mm Audio Jack Adapter.
    2. Insert the USB to 3.5 mm Audio Jack Adapter into the USB port of your device.
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