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    Updating your device

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    Update your device to the most recent software version to get optimal performance and the latest enhancements. You can use the Update center application on your device 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, you can use either a mobile network or a Wi-Fi® network connection. Make sure you back up and save all data stored on your device before you run an update.

    NoteNew software releases may not be compatible with all devices. When 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 device wirelessly

    Use the Update center application to update your device wirelessly. You can download software updates manually, or you can allow Update service to update your device 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 Center.
    3. Select the desired application or system update and tap Icn sony uc download, or tap Icn sony uc download several to download all application updates.
    NoteApplication updates launch automatically after download. With system updates, install the update manually after download. Your device will then restart automatically after the installation is finished. You may incur data connection charges when downloading updates over mobile networks.

    To activate automatic software updates using the Update Center application

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
    2. Find and tap Update Center.
    3. Press Icn sony key menu , then tap Settings.
    4. Mark the Allow automatic downloads checkbox, then tap Agree. Updates are now downloaded automatically as soon as they become available.
    NoteYou may incur data connection charges when downloading updates over mobile networks.

    To install system updates

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
    2. Find and tap Update Center.
    3. Select a system update that you want to install, then tap Icn sony uc download ready to install.

    Updating your device 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 device, or you can download the application directly from the PC Companion software page.

    To launch the download of PC Companion using your device

    1. Connect your device to a computer using a USB cable.
    2. When prompted, follow the instructions in your device to launch the installation of PC Companion on the computer.

    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 device to the computer using a USB cable.
    3. Computer: Launch the PC Companion application. After a few moments, PC Companion detects your device and searches for new software for it.
    4. Device: When notifications appear in the status bar, follow the on-screen instructions to carry out the relevant software updates.

    To update your device using an Apple® Mac® computer

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

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