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Navigating Applications

You can navigate between applications using the navigation keys and the recently used applications window, which lets you switch easily between all recently used applications. The navigation keys are the Back key, the Home key, and the Recent apps key. You can also pop open two applications on the screen at once using the split screen mode, if the application supports multi-window function. Some applications get closed when you press the Home key Icn sony key and home to exit while others are paused or continue to run in the background. If an application is paused or running in the background, you can continue where you left off the next time you open the application.

To open the recently used applications window

  • Press Icn sony key open recent apps .

To Quickly Switch Between Recently Used Applications

  • Quickly press Icn sony key open recent apps twice.

To Close All the Recently Used Applications

  • Tap Icn sony key open recent apps and then tap CLEAR ALL.

To Open a Menu in an Application

  • While using the application, tap Icn sony key menu.


Menus are not available in all applications.

Split Screen Mode

Split screen mode enables you to view two applications at once, for example, if you want to view your email inbox and a web browser at the same time.

Split screen

1 Application 1 in upper window
2 Split screen border – Drag to resize windows
3 Application 2 in lower window
4 Split screen key – Select a recently used application
5 Home key – Go back to the Homescreen
6 Back key – Go back to the previous screen within an application or close the application


Not all applications support split screen mode.

To Use Split-Screen Mode

  1. Make sure that the two applications that you want to use in Split Screen mode are open and running in the background.
  2. Open the application you would like to use in Split Screen mode, then tap and hold Icn sony key open recent apps . The application will be assigned to the first part of the split screen.
  3. Select the second desired application from the thumbnail list.
  4. If you want to resize the split screen windows, drag the split screen border in the center.
  5. To exit Split Screen mode, tap and hold Icn sony key multiwindow apps while the split screen windows are displayed.
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