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    Your phone Home screen is the equivalent of the desktop on a computer. It's your gateway to the main features in your phone. You can customise your Home screen with widgets, shortcuts, folders, themes, wallpaper and other items.

    The Home screen extends beyond the regular screen display width, so you need to flick left or right to view content in one of the screen's four extensions. Icn sony home pagination shows which part of the Home screen you are in.

    Home screen on Sony Xperia™ E

    The items in the bar at the bottom of the screen are always available for quick access.

    To go to the Home screen

    • Press Icn sony key and home.

    To browse the Home screen

    • Flick right or left.

    To share an item from your Home screen

    1. Press Icn sony key and home to open your Home screen.
    2. Touch and hold an item until it magnifies and the phone vibrates, then drag the item to Icn sony homescreen drop share.
    3. Select an option and confirm, if necessary. You can now share the applications and widgets you like with your friends so they can download and use them.

    Widgets

    Widgets are small applications that you can use directly on your Home screen. For example, the Music player widget allows you to start playing music directly.

    Some widgets are resizable, so you can expand them to view more content or shrink them to save space on your Home screen.

    To add a widget to the Home screen

    1. From your Home screen, press Icn sony 11ni and menu k90.
    2. Tap Add > Widgets.
    3. Tap a widget.

    To resize a widget

    1. Touch and hold a widget until it magnifies and the phone vibrates, then release the widget. If the widget can be resized, for example, the Calendar widget, then a highlighted frame and resizing dots appear.
    2. Drag the dots inward or outward to shrink or expand the widget.
    3. To confirm the new size of the widget, tap anywhere on the Home screen.

    To get an overview of all widgets on your Home screen

    • Pinch on any area of your Home screen. All widgets from different parts of your Home screen are now displayed in one view.
    TipWhen all Home screen widgets are combined in one view, tap on any widget to go to the part of the Home screen containing that widget.

    Rearranging your Home screen

    Customise the appearance of your Home screen and change the features that you can access from it. Change the screen background, move items around, create folders, and add shortcuts to contacts.

    To open the options menu of your Home screen

    You can open the Home screen options menu in two ways:

    • From your Home screen, press Icn sony 11ni and menu k90.
    • Touch and hold on any part of your Home screen.

    To add a shortcut to the Home screen

    1. From your Home screen, press Icn sony 11ni and menu k90.
    2. Tap Add > Shortcuts.
    3. Find and select a shortcut.
    TipAdd an application shortcut directly from the Application screen by touching and holding the application.

    To move an item on the Home screen

    1. Press Icn sony key and home to open your Home screen.
    2. Touch and hold an item until it magnifies and the phone vibrates, then drag the item to the new location.

    To delete an item from the Home screen

    • Touch and hold an item until it magnifies and the phone vibrates, then drag the item to Icn sony menu delete.

    To add a folder to the Home screen

    1. From your Home screen, press Icn sony 11ni and menu k90.
    2. Tap Add > Folder.
    3. Enter a name for the folder and tap Done.
    TipDrag and drop an item on top of another item on your Home screen to create a folder automatically.

    To add items to a folder

    • Touch and hold an item until it magnifies and the phone vibrates, then drag the item to the folder.

    To rename a folder

    1. Tap the folder to open it.
    2. Touch the folder's title bar to show the Folder name field.
    3. Enter the new folder name and tap Done.

    Changing the background of your Home screen

    Adapt the Home screen to your own style using wallpapers and different themes.

    To change your Home screen wallpaper

    1. From your Home screen, press Icn sony 11ni and menu k90.
    2. Tap Wallpaper, then select a wallpaper.
    TipYou can use a photo you have taken, or an animation. Go to Google Play™ and other sources to download, for example, live wallpapers that change with the changing hours of the day.

    To set a theme

    1. From your Home screen, press Icn sony 11ni and menu k90.
    2. Tap Theme, then select a theme.
    NoteWhen you change a theme, the background also changes in some applications.
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