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Screen settings

To Adjust the Screen Brightness

  1. From your Homescreen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
  2. Find and tap Settings > Display > Brightness level.
  3. Drag the slider to adjust the brightness.


Lowering the brightness level increases battery performance.

To Set the Screen to Vibrate on Touch

  1. From your Homescreen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
  2. Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > Other sounds.
  3. Drag the slider beside Vibrate on touch to the right. The screen now vibrates when you tap soft keys and certain applications.

To adjust the idle time before the screen turns off

  1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
  2. Find and tap Settings > Display > Sleep.
  3. Select an option.


To turn off the screen quickly, briefly press the power key Icn sony key and power k90.

Screen Pinning

Use screen pinning to set your device to display only the screen for a specific application. For example, if you are playing a game and you accidentally touch the Home navigation key, the screen pinning feature prevents the active game app screen from being minimized. You can also use this feature when you lend your device to another person to make it harder for them to access more than one application. For example, you can lend your device to somebody to take a photo and pin the screen to the Camera application so that the person can't easily use other apps such as Email.


Screen pinning is not a security feature and does not fully prevent other users from unpinning a screen and accessing your device. To protect your data, you should set up your device to request a screen lock PIN, password, or pattern before someone can unpin the screen.

To Activate Screen Pinning

  1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
  2. Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen pinning.
  3. Drag the slider to the right.
  4. If you haven't set up a pattern, PIN, or password screen lock on your device, drag the slider beside Lock device when unpinning to the right, then select an option. If you already have a screen lock enabled, then drag the slider to activate the relevant security option after you activate screen pinning.


A pattern, PIN, or password is not mandatory for screen pinning to work.

To Pin a Screen

  1. Make sure screen pinning is activated on your device.
  2. Open an app and go to the screen you want to pin.
  3. Tap Icn sony key open recent apps.
  4. To display the screen pinning icon Icn sony screen pinning, swipe upward.
  5. Tap Icn sony screen pinning.
  6. In the pop-up window that appears, tap Got it.

To Unpin a Screen

  1. On the pinned screen, touch and hold Icn sony key open recent apps and Icn sony key and back at the same time.
  2. Release both buttons.


If you selected a security option when you activated the screen pinning function, you have to enter your pattern, PIN, or password to unlock the device before the screen can be unpinned.

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