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    My battery runs out quickly

    • Disable all data connections over mobile networks to save power when you're not using the Internet. Doing so does not prevent your device from transmitting data over other wireless networks.

      To turn data traffic on or off

      1. From your Home screen, tap .
      2. Find and tap Settings > Data usage .
      3. Drag the slider beside Mobile data to turn data traffic on or off.

      When data traffic is turned off, your device can still establish Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® connections.

    • Turn off GPS, Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi® connections when you don't need these features.
    • Activate a number of power saving modes to improve your battery performance:
      • STAMINA mode : Disable Wi-Fi® and mobile data when the screen is turned off, and restrict hardware performance. appears in the status bar when this mode takes effect.
      • Ultra STAMINA mode : Limit your device’s functionality to core tasks such as making phone calls and sending SMS messages. appears in the status bar once this mode is activated.
      • Low-battery mode : Modify your device’s behaviour, for example, to adjust screen brightness and the screen timeout setting, when the battery level drops below a certain percentage. appears in the status bar when this mode takes effect.
      • Queue background data : Optimise outgoing traffic when the screen is off by sending data at pre-defined intervals.

      To activate a power saving mode

      1. From your Home screen, tap .
      2. Find and tap Settings > Power management .
      3. To activate your preferred mode, drag the relevant slider to the right or mark the relevant checkbox and then confirm, if necessary.
      4. If no slider or checkbox is available, tap the name of the mode that you want to activate, then confirm, if necessary.
    • Increase the synchronisation interval for your email, calendar and contacts.

      To change the inbox check frequency

      1. From your Home screen, tap .
      2. Find and tap Email .
      3. Tap , then tap Settings .
      4. Select the account for which you want to change the inbox check frequency.
      5. Tap Check frequency > Check frequency and select an option.
    • Keep track of your battery consumption and see which applications are using the most power.

      To manage your battery consumption

      1. From your Home screen, tap .
      2. Find and tap Settings > Power management > App power consumption . An overview appears showing applications that have high data traffic rates or that you have not used for a long time.
      3. Review the information, then act as required, for example, to uninstall an application or restrict its usage.
      1. From your Home screen, tap .
      2. Find and tap Settings > Power management > Battery usage .
    • Close and exit applications that you are not using.
    • Lower the screen brightness level.

      To adjust the screen brightness

      1. From your Home screen, tap .
      2. Find and tap Settings > Display > Brightness .
      3. Unmark the Adapt to lighting conditions checkbox if it is marked.
      4. Drag the slider to adjust the brightness.
    • Turn off your device or activate Airplane mode if you are in an area with no network coverage. Otherwise, your device repeatedly scans for available networks, and this consumes power.

      To turn on Airplane mode

      1. From your Home screen, tap .
      2. Find and tap Settings > More… .
      3. Mark the Airplane mode checkbox.

      You can also press and hold down the power key and then select Airplane mode in the menu that opens.

    • Use an original headset from Sony to listen to music. A headset consumes less battery power than the device's loudspeakers.
    • Disable any live wallpaper.
    • Update your device to ensure that you have optimal performance and the latest enhancements. Read more about how to update and find latest software version.
    • Perform a factory data reset. This is sometimes the best solution if your device stops functioning properly, but note that it will delete all personal content saved on the internal memory of your device. Make sure to back up data that you want to keep.

      To back up your data using a computer

      1. Make sure that Xperia™ Companion for Windows or Mac OS is installed on your PC or Mac®.
      2. Connect your device to the computer using a USB cable.
      3. Computer: Open the Xperia™ Companion software. After a few moments, the computer detects your device.
      4. Select Backup on the main screen.
      5. Follow the on-screen instructions to back up data from your device.

      To avoid permanent damage to your device, do not restart your device while a reset procedure is underway.

      1. Before you start, make sure to back up any important data that is saved on the internal memory of your device to a memory card or other non-internal memory.
      2. From your Home screen, tap .
      3. Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset > Factory data reset .
      4. To delete information, such as pictures and music, from your internal storage, mark the Erase internal storage checkbox.
      5. Tap Reset phone .
      6. If required, draw your screen unlock pattern, or enter your screen unlock password or PIN to continue.
      7. To confirm, tap Erase everything .

      Your device does not revert to an earlier software version of Android™ when you perform a factory data reset.

      If you forget your screen unlock password, PIN or pattern, you can use the device repair feature in Xperia™ Companion to erase the security layer. You need to provide your Google account login details to perform this operation. By running the repair feature, you reinstall software for your device and you may lose some personal data in the process.

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