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    Screen settings

    Arrow left Xperia Z5 Compact support overview

    To adjust the screen brightness manually regardless of lighting condition

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
    2. Find and tap Settings > Display and tap the Adaptive brightness slider to disable this function, if it is not already disabled.
    3. Tap Brightness level.
    4. Drag the slider to adjust the brightness.

    Tip

    Lowering the brightness level helps the battery last longer.

    To enable or disable vibrate on touch

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Sound > Other sounds.
    3. Tap the Vibrate on tap slider to enable or disable the function.

    To adjust the idle time before the screen turns off

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Display > Sleep.
    3. Select an option.

    Tip

    To turn off the screen quickly, briefly press the power key Icn sony key and power k90.

    To adjust the font size

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
    2. Find and tap Settings > Display > Font size.
    3. Select the preferred option.

    To adjust the display size

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
    2. Find and tap Settings > Display > Display size.
    3. Drag the slider to select the preferred option.

    To adjust the white balance of the display

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Display > White balance.
    3. Drag the sliders to the desired positions to adjust the white balance.

    Tip

    To revert the white balance setting back to its default values, tap Icn sony key menu> Default values.

    Smart backlight control

    The smart backlight control keeps the screen on as long as the device is held in your hand. Once you put down the device, the screen turns off according to your sleep setting.

    To enable or disable the Smart backlight control function

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Display > Smart backlight control.
    3. Tap the slider to enable or disable the function.

    Glove mode

    Using glove mode, you can wear gloves and still navigate the screen on your device. When you use glove mode, a cursor ring appears on the area of the screen where a touch is registered.

    To enable glove mode

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal > Settings > Display > Glove mode.
    2. Tap the slider to enable this function.

    Tip

    The sensitivity depends on the size of the contact area between the screen and the gloved finger that you use to navigate the screen.

    Screen pinning

    Use screen pinning to set your device to display only the screen for a specific application. For example, if you are playing a game and you accidentally touch the Home navigation key, the screen pinning feature prevents the active game app screen from being minimised. You can also use this feature when you lend your device to another person to make it harder for them to access more than one application. For example, you can lend your device to somebody to take a photo and pin the screen to the Camera application so that the person can't easily use other apps such as Email.

    Note

    Screen pinning is not a security feature and does not fully prevent other users from unpinning a screen and accessing your device. To protect your data, you should set up your device to request a screen lock PIN, password or pattern before someone can unpin the screen.

    To enable or disable screen pinning

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Screen pinning.
    3. Tap the slider to enable or disable the function.
    4. If you have enabled Screen pinning, you can tap the Lock device when unpinning slider to enable or disable this additional security function, as desired.

    Tip

    A pattern, PIN or password is not mandatory for screen pinning to work.

    To pin a screen

    1. Make sure that screen pinning is activated on your device.
    2. Open an app and go to the screen that you want to pin.
    3. Tap Icn sony key open recent apps.
    4. To display the screen pinning icon Icn sony screen pinning, swipe upwards.
    5. Tap Icn sony screen pinning.
    6. In the window that appears, tap Got it.

    To unpin a screen

    • On the pinned screen, touch and hold Icn sony key and back until the screen is unpinned.

    Tip

    If you selected a security option when you activated the screen pinning function, you have to enter your pattern, PIN or password to unlock the device before the screen can be unpinned.


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