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    Bluetooth® Wireless Technology

    Use the Bluetooth® function to send files to other Bluetooth® compatible devices, or to connect to hands-free accessories. Bluetooth® connections work better within 10 meters (33 feet), with no solid objects in between. In some cases you have to manually pair your device with other Bluetooth® devices.

    Note

    Interoperability and compatibility among Bluetooth® devices can vary.

    Tip

    If you are using a device with multiple users, each user can change the Bluetooth® settings, and the changes affect all users.

    To Turn the Bluetooth® Function On or Off

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth.
    3. Tap the Bluetooth slider to enable or disable the function.

    Naming your device

    You can give your device a name. This name is shown to other devices after you have turned on the Bluetooth® function and your device is set to visible.

    To Give Your Device a Name

    1. Make sure the Bluetooth® function is turned on.
    2. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    3. Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth.
    4. Tap Icn sony key menu > Rename this device.
    5. Enter a name for your device.
    6. Tap RENAME.

    Pairing with Another Bluetooth® Device

    When you pair your device with another device, you can for example connect your device to a Bluetooth® headset or a Bluetooth® car kit, and use these other devices to share music.

    Once you pair your device with another Bluetooth® device, your device remembers this pairing. When pairing your device with a Bluetooth® device for the first time, you may need to enter a passcode. Your device will automatically try the generic passcode 0000. If this does not work, refer to the User guide for your Bluetooth® device to get the device passcode. You do not need to re-enter the passcode the next time you connect to a previously paired Bluetooth® device.

    Note

    Some Bluetooth® devices, for example, most Bluetooth® headsets, require you to both pair and connect with the other device.

    Tip

    You can pair your device with several Bluetooth® devices, but you can only connect to one Bluetooth® profile at the same time.

    To Pair Your Device with Another Bluetooth® Device

    1. Make sure the device you want to pair with has the Bluetooth® function activated and is visible to other Bluetooth® devices.
    2. From your device’s Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    3. Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth.
    4. Tap the Bluetooth slider to enable the function. A list of the available Bluetooth® devices appears.
    5. Tap the Bluetooth® device you want to pair with.
    6. Enter a passcode, if required, or confirm the same passcode on both devices.

    To Connect Your Device to Another Bluetooth® Device

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth.
    3. Tap the Bluetooth® device you want to connect to.

    To Unpair a Bluetooth® Device

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth.
    3. Under Paired devices, tap Icn sony menu settings beside the name of the device that you want to unpair.
    4. Tap FORGET.

    Sending and receiving items using Bluetooth® technology

    Use Bluetooth® technology to share items with other Bluetooth® compatible devices such as phones or computers. You can send and receive the following kinds of items:
    • Photos and videos
    • Music and other audio files
    • Web pages

    To Send Items Using Bluetooth®

    1. Receiving device: Make sure the Bluetooth® function is turned on and that the device is visible to other Bluetooth® devices.
    2. Sending device: Open the application which contains the item that you want to send, and scroll to the item.
    3. Depending on the application and on the item that you want to send, you may need to, for example, touch and hold the item, open the item, and press Icn sony home tap app share.
    4. Select Bluetooth.
    5. Turn on Bluetooth® if you are prompted to do so.
    6. Tap the name of the receiving device.
    7. Receiving device: If prompted, accept the connection.
    8. Sending device: If prompted, confirm the transfer to the receiving device.
    9. Receiving device: Accept the incoming item.

    To receive items using Bluetooth®

    1. Make sure that the Bluetooth® function is on and is visible to other Bluetooth® devices.
    2. The sending device now starts sending data to your device.
    3. If prompted, enter the same passcode on both devices, or confirm the suggested passcode.
    4. When you are notified of an incoming file to your device, drag the status bar downward and tap the notification to accept the file transfer.
    5. Tap Accept to start the file transfer.
    6. To view the progress of the transfer, drag the status bar downward.
    7. To open a received item, drag the status bar downward and tap the relevant notification.

    To View Files You Have Received Using Bluetooth®

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Bluetooth.
    3. Press Icn sony key menu and select Show received files.
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