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    Updating your phone

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    Update your phone to the most recent software version to get optimal performance and the latest enhancements.

    You can use the Update center application on your phone to run a wireless update or you can use the PC Companion application on a computer to run an update using a USB cable connection. If you update wirelessly, then you can use either a mobile network or a Wi-Fi® network connection. Just make sure you back up and save all data stored on your phone before you update.

    NoteWhen you run an update using the Update center application, a data connection is established and related charges may be incurred. Also, the availability of updates over a mobile network depends on your operator. Contact your network operator for more information.

    Updating your phone wirelessly

    Use the Update center application to update your phone wirelessly. You can download software updates manually, or you can allow Update service to update your phone automatically whenever downloads become available. When the automatic update feature is activated, a notification appears in the status bar every time an update becomes available.

    To download software updates manually from Update center

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Update Centre.
    3. Select the desired application or system update and tap Download, or tap Update all to download all application updates.
    NoteApplication updates launch automatically after download. With system updates, wait for your phone to restart, then install the update manually. Also, You may incur data connection charges when downloading updates over 3G/mobile networks.

    To activate automatic software updates from Update center

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Update Centre.
    3. Press Icn sony 11ni and menu k90, then tap Settings.
    4. Tap Allow automatic downloads and select whether to download updates via 3G and Wi-Fi® networks, or via Wi-Fi® networks only. Updates are now downloaded automatically as soon as they become available.
    NoteYou may incur data connection charges when downloading updates over 3G/mobile networks.

    To install system updates

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Update Centre.
    3. Select a system update you want to install, then tap Install.

    Updating your phone using a USB cable connection

    Some updates are not available for wireless download. Notifications appear in the status bar to inform you of such updates. To download and run the updates, you need a USB cable and a computer running the PC Companion application. You can install PC Companion on the computer using installation files saved on your phone, or you can download the application directly from PC Companion.

    To download the PC Companion application from your phone

    1. Connect your phone to a computer using a USB cable.
    2. When prompted, follow the instructions in the phone to launch the installation of PC Companion on the computer.
    NotePC Companion can also be downloaded from PC Companion.

    To download software updates using a USB cable connection

    1. Install the PC Companion application on the computer you are using, if it is not already installed.
    2. Connect your phone to the computer using a USB cable.
    3. Computer: Launch the PC Companion application. After a few moments, PC Companion detects your phone and searches for new phone software.
    4. Phone: When notifications appear in the status bar, follow the on-screen instructions to carry out the relevant software updates.

    To update your phone using an Apple® Mac® computer

    1. Install the Bridge for Mac application on the Apple® Mac® computer you are using, if it is not already installed.
    2. Using a USB cable, connect your phone to the Apple® Mac® computer.
    3. Computer: Launch the Bridge for Mac application. After a few moments, Bridge for Mac detects your phone and searches for new phone software.
    4. Computer: If a new phone software update is detected, a popup window appears. Follow the on-screen instructions to carry out the relevant software updates.
    NoteThe Bridge for Mac application is downloadable from Bridge for mac.
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