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    Updating Your Device

    You should update the software on your device to get the latest functionality, enhancements, and bug fixes in order to ensure optimal performance. When a software update is available, Icn sony stat notify system update appears in the status bar. You can also check for new updates manually.

    The easiest way to install a software update is to do it wirelessly from your device. However, some updates are not available for wireless download. You then need to use the PC Companion application on a PC or the Sony Bridge for Mac application on an Apple® Mac® computer to update your device.

    For more information about software updates, go to Software update.

    Note

    If you are using a device with multiple users, you must log in as the owner, i.e. the primary user, to update the device.

    Note

    Insufficient remaining storage capacity may prevent updates. Ensure you have sufficient storage capacity before attempting to update.

    To check for new software

    1. If you are using a device with multiple users, make sure you are logged in as the owner.
    2. From your Homescreen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    3. Find and tap Settings > About phone > Software update.

    Note

    If no new software is available, it’s possible that you may not have enough free memory on your device. If your Xperia™ device has less than 500 MB of free internal memory (device memory) available, you do not receive any information about new software. The following notification appears in the Notification panel to warn of the lack of storage space: Storage space running out. Some system functions may not work. If you receive this notification, you must free up internal memory (device memory) before you can get notifications about new software being available.

    To download and install a system update

    1. If you are using a device with multiple users, make sure you are logged in as the owner.
    2. From your Homescreen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    3. Find and tap Settings > About phone > Software update.
    4. If a system update is available, tap Download to download it to your device.
    5. When the download is finished, tap Install and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

    To Download and Install a System Update from the Notification Panel

    1. If you are using a device with multiple users, be sure you're logged in as the owner.
    2. Drag the status bar downwards to open the Notification panel.
    3. Scroll down and select the desired system update, then tap Download.
    4. When the download is finished, open the Notification panel again if it is closed, then tap Install and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

    Updating your device using a computer

    You can download and install software updates on your device using a computer with an Internet connection. You need a USB cable and a PC running the PC Companion application or an Apple® Mac® computer running the Sony Bridge for Mac application.

    Tip

    If you don’t have the PC Companion or the Sony Bridge for Mac application installed on the relevant computer, connect your device to the computer using a USB cable and follow the on-screen installation instructions.

    To update your device using a computer

    1. Be sure to have the PC Companion application installed on your PC or the Sony Bridge for Mac application installed on your Apple® Mac® computer.
    2. Using a USB cable, connect your device to the computer.
    3. Computer: Launch the PC Companion application or the Sony Bridge for Mac application. After a few moments, the computer detects your device and searches for new software.
    4. Computer: If a new software update is detected, a popup window appears. Follow the on-screen instructions to run the relevant software updates.
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