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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.
    • Portable ‎Wi-Fi hotspot: share your mobile data connection with up to 10 other devices simultaneously, including devices that support WPS technology.
    • One-touch portable hotspot: touch devices to start sharing your mobile connection over ‎Wi-Fi.
    • Bluetooth® tethering: share your mobile data connection with up to four other devices via Bluetooth®.

    To share your data connection using a USB cable

    1. Connect your device to a computer, using the USB cable that came with it.
    2. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    3. Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot.
    4. Tap the USB tethering slider, then tap OK if prompted. Icn sony stat sys tether usb is displayed in the status bar once you are connected.
    5. To stop sharing your data connection, tap the USB tethering slider 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 connection by One-touch tethering

    1. Make sure that both devices have the NFC function turned on, and that both screens are active.
    2. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    3. Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot.
    4. Tap the Portable hotspot slider to enable the function.
    5. Tap One-touch portable hotspot. Hold the devices together so that the NFC detection areas of each device touch, then tap CONNECT.

    Note

    This function only works with devices that also support NFC ‎Wi-Fi tethering.

    To share your mobile data connection with another Bluetooth® device

    1. Make sure that your device and the other 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 tap the Bluetooth tethering slider to enable the function.
    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. Tap the Bluetooth tethering slider again to disable the function.

    Note

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

    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 hotspot settings > Configure 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, then tap the Portable hotspot slider to enable the function.
    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.

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

    1. Make sure that your device is functioning as a portable hotspot.
    2. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    3. Find and tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot > Portable hotspot settings.
    4. Under Configure hotspot, make sure that your portable hotspot is secured by a password.
    5. Enable Discoverable, if it was disabled.
    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 Mobile Hotspot

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