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    Battery and power management

    You can keep track of your battery consumption and see which applications are using the most power. You can also view an estimate of how much time is left before your battery runs out. The estimated battery time is based on your most recent usage pattern.

    To make the battery last longer you can use one or more battery saving modes, which include STAMINA mode, Low battery mode, Location-based Wi-Fi®, and Queue background data mode. Each mode works in a different way and controls several power consuming functions on your device.

    To view which applications use the most battery power

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Power management > Battery usage.

    To view the estimated battery time

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Power management.

    Improving battery time using STAMINA mode

    STAMINA mode turns off functions that you don't need when your device isn't in use. For example, STAMINA mode can pause your Wi-Fi® connection, data traffic and several power consuming applications when your device is powered on but the screen is inactive. So you save the battery but can still receive phone calls, texts and multimedia messages as they come in. You can also exclude individual applications from being paused by STAMINA mode. Once you activate the screen, all paused functions are resumed.

    To activate STAMINA mode

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Power management.
    3. Drag the slider beside STAMINA mode to the right, then tap Activate, if prompted. Icn sony stamina on appears in the status bar once the battery reaches a set level.

    To select which applications to run in STAMINA mode

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Power management, then tap STAMINA mode.
    3. Add or remove applications, as desired.
    4. When you're finished, tap Done.

    Improving battery time using Low battery mode

    Use the Low-battery mode feature to automatically start saving power when the battery reaches a certain charge level. You can set and readjust this charge level as desired. You can also decide which functions to keep active, for example, mobile data traffic, Wi-Fi® or auto-sync.

    To activate Low battery mode

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Power management.
    3. Drag the slider beside Low-battery mode to the right.
    4. If prompted, tap Activate. Icn sony lbm on appears in the status bar when the battery reaches the charge level that you set.

    To change the settings for Low battery mode

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Power management.
    3. Make sure that Low-battery mode is activated, then tap Low-battery mode.
    4. Change the settings, for example, readjust the battery level.

    Improving battery time using Location-based Wi-Fi®

    The Location-based Wi-Fi feature sets your device to only activate the Wi-Fi® function when it comes within range of a saved Wi-Fi® network. This way you save battery power but still have the convenience of automatic Wi-Fi® connections.

    To activate the Location-based Wi-Fi® feature

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Power management.
    3. Drag the slider beside Location-based Wi-Fi to the right.

    Improving battery time by queuing background data

    You can improve battery performance by setting your device to send background data at pre-defined intervals when you are not using it, that is, when the screen is not active.

    To allow the queuing of background data

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Power management.
    3. Mark the checkbox beside Queue background data.
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