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Using the touchscreen

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A protective plastic sheet is already attached to the screen of your device when you buy it. You should peel off this sheet before using the touchscreen. Otherwise, the touchscreen might not function properly.

When your device is on and left idle for a set period of time, the screen darkens to save battery power, and locks automatically. This lock prevents unwanted actions on the touchscreen when you are not using it. You can also set personal locks to protect your subscription and make sure only you can access content on your device.

NoteThe device screen is made from glass. Do not touch the screen if the glass is cracked or shattered. Avoid trying to repair a damaged screen yourself. Glass screens are sensitive to drops and mechanical shocks. Cases of negligent care are not covered by the Sony warranty service.

To open or highlight an item

  • Tap the item.

Marking options

Icn sony semc btn check on Marked checkbox
Icn sony semc btn check off Unmarked checkbox
Icn sony switch on Switched on
Icn sony switch off Switched off

To mark or unmark options

  • Tap the relevant checkbox or the switch beside the option name.

Zooming

The zoom options available depend on the application you are using.

To zoom

Zooming with two fingers on Sony Xperia™ M
  • Place two fingers on the screen at once and pinch them together (to zoom out) or spread them apart (to zoom in).
TipWhen you use two fingers on the screen to zoom, it is only possible to zoom if both fingers are within the zoomable area. If you, for example, want to zoom in on a photo, make sure that both fingers are within the photo frame area.

Scrolling

Scroll by moving your finger up or down on the screen. On some web pages you can also scroll to the sides.

NoteDragging or flicking will not activate anything on the screen.

To scroll

Scrolling on Sony Xperia™ M
  • Drag or flick your finger in the direction you want to scroll on the screen.
TipTo scroll more quickly, flick your finger in the direction you want to go on the screen.

To flick

Flicking on Sony Xperia™ M
  • To scroll more quickly, flick your finger in the direction you want to go on the screen. You can wait for the scrolling movement to stop by itself, or you can stop it immediately by tapping the screen.

Sensors

Your device has sensors that detect both light and proximity. The light sensor detects the ambient light level and adjusts the brightness of the screen accordingly. The proximity sensor turns the touch screen off during voice calls when your ear is close to the screen. This prevents you from unintentionally activating other functions on your device when you are engaged in a call.

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