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    Accessing and using applications

    Open applications from shortcuts on your Home screen or from the Application screen.

    Application screen

    The Application screen, which you open from your Home screen, contains the applications that come pre-installed on your device as well as the applications you download.

    The Application screen extends beyond the regular screen width, so you need to flick left and right to view all content.

    To open the Application screen

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    • From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.

    To browse the Application screen

    • From the Application screen, flick right or left.

    To create a shortcut to an application on the Home screen

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
    2. Touch and hold an application icon until the screen vibrates, then drag the icon to the top of the screen. The Home screen opens.
    3. Drag the icon to the desired location on the Home screen, then release your finger.

    To share an application from your Application screen

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Tap Icn sony key menu , then tap Share. All applications which can be shared are indicated by Icn sony home app share .
    3. Tap the application that you want to share, then select an option and confirm, if necessary. A link to a download of the application is sent to the people you have selected.

    Opening and closing applications

    To open an application

    • From your Home screen or the Application screen, tap the application.

    To close an application

    • Press Icn sony key and back.

    Tip

    Some applications are paused when you press Icn sony key and home to exit, while other applications may continue to run in the background. In the first case, the next time you open the application, you can continue where you left off. Remember that some applications may cause data connection charges when they are running in the background, for example, social networking services.

    Recently used applications window

    You can switch between recently used applications from this window. You can also open small apps.

    To open the recently used applications window

    • Press Icn sony key open recent apps .

    Using small apps

    From the recently used applications window, you can get quick access to several small apps at any time using the small apps bar. A small app only takes up a small area of your screen. So you can interact with a small app and another application at the same time on the same screen.

    To open the small apps bar

    • Press Icn sony key open recent apps.

    To open a small app

    1. To make the small apps bar appear, press Icn sony key open recent apps .
    2. Tap the small app that you want to open. A small app window appears.

    To close a small app

    • Tap Icn sony btn close normal on the small app window.

    To move a small app

    • When the small app is open, touch and hold the top left corner of the small app, then move it to the desired location.

    To minimise a small app

    • When the small app is open, touch and hold the top left corner of the small app, then drag it to the right edge or to the bottom edge of the screen.

    To rearrange your small apps

    1. To make the small apps bar appear, press Icn sony key open recent apps.
    2. Touch and hold a small app and drag it to the desired position in the small apps bar.

    To remove a small app from the small apps bar

    1. To make the small apps bar appear, press Icn sony key open recent apps.
    2. Touch and hold a small app icon and drag it away from the small apps bar.

    To restore a previously removed small app

    1. To make the small apps bar appear, press Icn sony key open recent apps.
    2. Tap Icn sony browser add > Installed small apps.
    3. Select the small app that you want to restore.

    To download a small app

    1. To make the small apps bar appear, press Icn sony key open recent apps.
    2. Tap Icn sony browser add > Icn sony app market place.
    3. Find a small app that you want to download, then follow the instructions to complete the installation.

    Application menu

    You can open a menu at any time when you are using an application. The menu will look different depending on which application you are using.

    To open a menu in an application

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

    Note

    A menu is not available in all applications.

    Rearranging your Application screen

    Move the applications around on the Application screen according to your preferences.

    To arrange applications on the Application screen

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
    2. Tap the drop-down list on the top left of the screen and select an option.

    To move an application on the Application screen

    1. Open the Application screen.
    2. Touch and hold an item until it magnifies and the device vibrates, then drag the item to the new location.

    Note

    You can only move your applications when Own order is selected.

    To uninstall an application from the Application screen

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
    2. Tap Icn sony key menu , then tap Uninstall. All uninstallable applications are indicated by Icn sony home uninstall .
    3. Tap the application that you want to uninstall, then tap Uninstall.
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