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    Ambient display settings

    The ambient display lets you view information such as time, notifications, music, or photos on the screen when the screen is turned off. The ambient display can also show album art when playing music, recently taken photos, or photos in Album taken at your current location. When you are at home, photos to be shown are selected automatically by your Xperia device.

    Image of the Ambient display

    To adjust the Ambient display settings

    1. Tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Lock screen preferences > Ambient display (Always-on display).
    2. Tap When to show Ambient display, and then select the desired setting.
    3. Close the setting menu. The setting is saved.

    Hint

    The default setting is Smart activation, which activates the Ambient display when needed, for example, when walking with the device in your hand, or when taking the device out of your pocket or bag.

    To display an image on the Ambient display

    1. Tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Lock screen preferences > Ambient display (Always-on display).
    2. Tap Sticker, and then select your desired sticker or photo.
    3. Close the setting menu. The setting is saved.

    To show photos on the Ambient display

    1. Tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Lock screen preferences > Ambient display (Always-on display).
    2. Tap Photo playback, and then tap the switch to enable the function.
    3. Select Photos on device.
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