Connecting your device to USB accessories
You can use a USB Type-C host adapter to connect your device to USB accessories, such as USB mass storage devices, analog headphones, game controllers, USB keyboards, and USB mice. If the USB accessory has a USB Type-C connector, a USB Type-C host adapter is not necessary.
USB Type-C host adapters are sold separately. Sony does not guarantee that all USB accessories are supported by your device.
This device has a capless USB Type-C port. If your device gets exposed to water, ensure that the port is completely dry before connecting a USB Type-C cable.
USB controlled by
You can choose which device controls the other, your device or the USB-connected device.
Use USB for
You can choose the purpose of the USB connection.
Manage files or update the device software. This option is used with Microsoft® Windows® computers. Charging is enabled by default.
Your device can function as a tethering device.
Your device can function as the MIDI input for musical instrument applications.
No data transfer
Just charge your device when USB controlled by is set to This device. When USB controlled by is set to Connected device, you can use your device as a power supply and charge the other connected device.
To change USB preferences
- Attach a USB Type-C connector to your device.
- Drag down the status bar, and then tap Android System next to (USB icon).
- Tap Tap for more options, and then select an option.