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    Home screen

    The Home screen is your gateway to the main features on your device. You can customise your Home screen with applications, widgets, shortcuts, folders, themes, and wallpaper.

    The Home screen extends beyond the regular screen display width, so you need to flick left or right to view content in all of the Home screen's panes. Icn sony home pagination shows which part of the Home screen you are in. You can set a pane as the main Home screen pane, and add or delete panes.

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    Tip

    The items in the bar at the bottom of the screen are always available for quick access.

    To go to the Home screen

    • Press Icn sony key and home.

    To browse the Home screen

    • Flick right or left.

    To set a pane as the main Home screen pane

    Scr sony panes on homescreen
    1. Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
    2. Flick left or right to browse to the pane that you want to set as your main Home screen pane, then tap Icn sony and homescreen set main homescreen.

    To add a pane to your Home screen

    1. Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
    2. Flick left or right to browse the panes, then tap Icn sony and homescreen add pane.

    To delete a pane from your Home screen

    1. Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
    2. Flick left or right to browse to the pane that you want to delete, then tap Icn sony and homescreen delete pane.

    Widgets

    Widgets are small applications that you can use directly on your Home screen. For example, the “WALKMAN” widget allows you to start playing music directly.

    Some widgets are resizable, so you can expand them to view more content or shrink them to save space on your Home screen.

    To add a widget to the Home screen

    1. Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates, then tap Widgets.
    2. Find and tap the widget that you want to add.

    To resize a widget

    1. Touch and hold a widget until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then release the widget. If the widget can be resized, for example, the Calendar widget, then a highlighted frame and resizing dots appear.
    2. Drag the dots inward or outward to shrink or expand the widget.
    3. To confirm the new size of the widget, tap anywhere on the Home screen.

    Rearranging your Home screen

    Customise the appearance of your Home screen and change the features that you can access from it. Change the screen background, move items around, create folders, and add shortcuts and widgets.

    Customisation options

    When you touch and hold an empty area of your Home screen, the following customisation options appear:
    Icn sony screen options widgets

    Add widgets to your Home screen.

    Icn sony screen options apps

    Add applications and shortcuts.

    Icn sony screen options wallpapers

    Set a wallpaper for your Home screen.

    Icn sony screen options themes

    Set a background theme.

    To view customisation options from the Home screen

    • Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates and customisation options appear on the screen.

    To add a shortcut to your Home screen

    1. Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
    2. Tap Apps > Shortcuts.
    3. Select a shortcut.

    Tip

    You can add an application shortcut directly from the Application screen by touching and holding the application.

    To move an item on the Home screen

    • Touch and hold the item until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then drag the item to the new location.

    To delete an item from the Home screen

    • Touch and hold an item until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then drag the item to Icn sony menu delete.

    To create a folder on the Home screen

    1. Touch and hold an application icon or a shortcut until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then drag and drop it on top of another application icon or shortcut.
    2. Enter a name for the folder and tap Done.

    To add items to a folder on the Home screen

    • Touch and hold an item until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then drag the item to the folder.

    To rename a folder on the Home screen

    1. Tap the folder to open it.
    2. Tap the folder's title bar to show the Folder name field.
    3. Enter the new folder name and tap Done.

    Changing the background of your Home screen

    Adapt the Home screen to your own style using wallpapers and different themes.

    To change your Home screen wallpaper

    1. Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
    2. Tap Wallpapers and select an option.

    To set a theme for your Home screen

    1. Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
    2. Tap Themes, then select a theme.

    Note

    When you change a theme, the background also changes in some applications.

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