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    Homescreen

    The Homescreen is the starting point for using your device. It’s similar to the desktop on a computer screen. Your Homescreen can have up to twenty panes, which extend beyond the regular screen display width. The number of Homescreen panes is represented by a series of dots on the lower part of the Homescreen. The highlighted dot shows the pane that is currently displayed.

    Panes extension on Home screen in Sony Smartphones

    1 Welcome to Xperia™ widget – Tap to open the widget and select a task such as copying content from your old device or setting up Xperia™ services
    2 Dots – Represents the number of Homescreen panes

    To go to the Home screen

    • Press Icn sony key and home.

    To browse the Home screen

    Browsing the homescreen of Sony Smartphone

    Homescreen Panes

    You can add new panes to your Homescreen (up to a maximum of twenty panes) and delete panes. You can also set the pane that you want to use as the main Homescreen pane.

    Panes on Home screen in Sony Smartphones

    To Set a Pane as the Main Homescreen Pane

    1. Touch and hold any area on your Homescreen until the device vibrates.
    2. Flick left or right to browse to the pane you want to set as your main Homescreen pane, then tap Icn sony and homescreen set main homescreen in the upper-left corner of the screen.

    Note

    When Google Search & Now is enabled, the left-most pane is reserved for this service and the main Homescreen pane cannot be changed. For more information, see Google Search & Now.

    To Add a Pane to Your Homescreen

    1. Touch and hold any area on your Homescreen until the device vibrates.
    2. Flick the panes all the way to the right or left, then tap Icn sony and homescreen add pane.

    Note

    When Google Search & Now is enabled, the left-most pane is reserved for this service and additional panes cannot be added to the left. For more information, see Google Search & Now.

    To Delete a Pane from your Homescreen

    1. Touch and hold any area on your Homescreen until the device vibrates.
    2. Flick left or right to browse to the pane you want to delete, then tap Icn sony and homescreen delete pane in the top-right corner of the pane.

    Homescreen Settings

    To disable or uninstall an application from the homescreen

    Note

    Disabling a pre-installed app deletes all data, but the app can be enabled again from Settings > Apps. Only downloaded apps can be fully uninstalled.

    1. Touch and hold any area on your Homescreen until the device vibrates.
    2. Flick left or right to browse the panes. All applications that can be disabled or uninstalled are indicated by Icn sony home uninstall.
    3. Tap the relevant application, then tap Disable if the app came pre-installed on your device or OK if the app was downloaded and you would like to uninstall it.

    To Adjust the Size of Icons on Your Homescreen

    1. Touch and hold any area on your Homescreen until the device vibrates, then tap Icn sony homescreen settings.
    2. Tap Icon size, then select an option.
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