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    Accessing and using applications

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    Open applications from shortcuts on your Home screen or from the Application screen.

    Application screen

    The Application screen, which you open from your Home screen, contains the applications that come pre-installed on your device as well as the applications you download.

    The Application screen extends beyond the regular screen width, so you need to flick left and right to view all content.

    To open the Application screen

    Opening the Application screen on Sony
Xperia™ SP
    • From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.

    To browse the Application screen

    • From the Application screen, flick right or left.

    To open the Application screen menu

    • When the Application screen is open, drag the left edge of the screen to the right.

    To add an application shortcut to the Home screen

    1. From the Application screen, touch and hold an application icon until the screen vibrates, then drag the icon to the top of the screen. The Home screen opens.
    2. Drag the icon to the desired location on the Home screen, then release your finger.

    Opening and closing applications

    To open an application

    • From your Home screen or the Application screen, tap the application.

    To close an application

    • Press Icn sony key and back.
    TipSome applications are paused when you press Icn sony key and home to exit, while other applications may continue to run in the background. In the first case, the next time you open the application, you can continue where you left off. Remember that some applications may cause data connection charges when they are running in the background, for example, social networking services.

    Recently used applications window

    You can switch between recently used applications from this window. You can also open small apps.

    To open the recently used applications window

    • Press Icn sony key open recent apps .

    Using small apps

    From the recently used applications window, you can get quick access to several small apps at any time using the small apps bar. A small app only takes up a small area of your screen. So you can interact with a small app and another application at the same time on the same screen.

    To open the small apps bar

    • Press Icn sony key open recent apps.

    To open a small app

    1. To make the small apps bar appear, press Icn sony key open recent apps.
    2. Tap the small app that you want to open.
    TipYou can open several small apps at the same time.

    To close a small app

    • Tap Icn sony btn close normal on the small app window.

    To move a small app

    • When the small app is open, touch and hold the top left corner of the small app, then move it to the desired location.

    To minimise a small app

    • When the small app is open, touch and hold the top left corner of the small app, then drag it to the right edge or to the bottom edge of the screen.

    To rearrange the small apps in the small apps bar

    • Touch and hold a small app and drag it to the desired position.

    To remove a small app from the small apps bar

    • Touch and hold a small app, then drag it to Icn sony menu delete.

    To restore a previously removed small app

    1. Open the small apps bar, then tap Icn sony smallapps up.
    2. Touch and hold the small app that you want to restore, then drag it into the small apps bar.

    To download a small app

    1. From the small apps bar, tap Icn sony smallapps up, then tap Icn sony browser add and tap Icn sony app market place.
    2. Search for the small app that you want to download, then follow the instructions to download it and complete the installation.

    To add a widget as a small app

    1. To make the small apps bar appear, press Icn sony key open recent apps.
    2. Tap Icn sony smallapps up> Icn sony browser add> Icn sony screen options widgets.
    3. Select a widget.
    4. Enter a name for the widget, if desired, then tap OK.

    Application menu

    You can open a menu at any time when you are using an application. The menu will look different depending on which application you are using.

    To open a menu in an application

    • While using the application, press Icn sony key menu.
    NoteA menu is not available in all applications.

    Rearranging your Application screen

    Move the applications around on the Application screen according to your preferences.

    To arrange applications on the Application screen

    1. To open the Application screen menu, drag the left edge of the Application screen to the right.
    2. Select the desired option under SHOW APPS.

    To move an application on the Application screen

    1. To open the Application screen menu, drag the left edge of the Application screen to the right.
    2. Make sure that Own order is selected underSHOW APPS.
    3. Touch and hold the application until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then drag it to the new location.

    To uninstall an application from the Application screen

    1. To open the Application screen menu, drag the left edge of the Application screen to the right.
    2. Tap Uninstall. All uninstallable applications are indicated by Icn sony home uninstall .
    3. Tap the application that you want to uninstall, then tap Uninstall.

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