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    Sharing your mobile data connection

    You can share your mobile data connection with other devices in several ways:

    • USB tethering – share your mobile data connection with a single computer using a USB cable.
    • Bluetooth® tethering – share your mobile data connection with up to five other devices via Bluetooth®.
    • Portable ‎Wi-Fi®‎ hotspot – share your mobile data connection simultaneously with up to 10 other devices, including devices that support WPS technology.

    To share your data connection using a USB cable

    1. Deactivate all USB cable connections to your device.
    2. Using the USB cable that came with your device, connect your device to a computer.
    3. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    4. Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot.
    5. Drag the slider beside USB tethering to the right, then tap OK if prompted. Icn sony stat sys tether usb is displayed in the status bar once you are connected.
    6. To stop sharing your data connection, drag the slider beside USB tethering to the left or disconnect the USB cable.

    Note

    You cannot share your device's data connection and SD card over a USB cable at the same time.

    To share your mobile data connection with another Bluetooth® device

    1. Make sure that your device and the Bluetooth® device are paired with each other and that mobile data traffic is activated on your device.
    2. Your device: From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    3. Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot and then drag the slider beside Bluetooth tethering to the right.
    4. Bluetooth® device: Set up the device so that it obtains its network connection using Bluetooth®. If the device is a computer, refer to the relevant instructions to complete the setup. If the device runs on the Android™ operating system, tap the settings icon beside the name of the device that it is paired with under Settings > Bluetooth > Paired devices, then mark the Internet access checkbox.
    5. Your device: Wait for Icn sony stat sys tether bluetooth to appear in the status bar. Once it appears, the setup is complete.
    6. To stop sharing your mobile data connection, drag the slider beside Bluetooth tethering to the left.

    Note

    The Bluetooth tethering function is turned off every time you turn off your device or turn off the Bluetooth® function.

    Tip

    For more information about pairing and turning on mobile data, see Bluetooth® wireless technology and Virtual private networks (VPNs) .

    To use your device as a portable Wi-Fi® hotspot

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot.
    3. Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings > Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.
    4. Enter the Network name (SSID) information.
    5. To select a security type, tap the Security field. If required, enter a password.
    6. Tap Save.
    7. Tap Icn sony key and back and drag the slider beside Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to the right.
    8. If prompted, tap OK to confirm. Icn sony stat sys tether wifi in manual appears in the status bar once the portable ‎Wi-Fi®‎ hotspot is active.
    9. To stop sharing your data connection via ‎Wi-Fi®‎, drag the slider beside Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to the left.

    To allow a WPS-supported device to use your mobile data connection

    1. Make sure that your device is functioning as a portable ‎Wi-Fi®‎ hotspot.
    2. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    3. Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot > Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings.
    4. Drag the slider beside Discoverable to the right.
    5. Under Configure Wi-Fi hotspot, make sure that your portable hotspot is secured by a password.
    6. Tap WPS Push Button, then follow the relevant instructions. Alternatively, tap Icn sony key menu > WPS PIN Entry, then enter the PIN that appears on the WPS-supported device.

    To rename or secure your portable hotspot

    1. From the Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
    2. Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot.
    3. Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings > Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.
    4. Enter the Network name (SSID) for the network.
    5. To select a security type, tap the Security field.
    6. If required, enter a password.
    7. Tap Save.
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