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Listening to the radio

The FM radio in your device works like any FM radio. For example, you can browse and listen to FM radio stations and save them as favourites. You must connect a wired headset or headphones to your device before you can use the radio. This is because the headset or headphones act as an antenna. After one of these devices is connected, you can then switch the audio to the speaker, if desired.

Radio overview

1 Favourites list
2 Radio on/off button
3 View menu options
4 Tuned frequency
5 Save or remove a channel as a favourite
6 Tuning dial
7 Frequency band – drag left or right to move between channels
8 Move up the frequency band to search for a channel
9 A saved favourite channel
10 Move down the frequency band to search for a channel

To listen to the FM radio

  1. Connect a headset or a set of headphones to your device.
  2. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
  3. Find and tap Icn sony app radio . The available channels appear as you scroll through the frequency band.


When you start the FM radio, available channels appear automatically. If a channel has RDS information, it appears a few seconds after you start listening to the channel.

To move between radio channels

  • Drag the frequency band left or right.
  • Alternatively, tap the arrows on either side of the band to jump to the next clear radio signal.

To start a new search for radio channels

  1. When the radio is open, tap Icn sony key menu.
  2. Tap Search for channels. The radio scans the whole frequency band and marks all available channels.

To switch the radio sound to the speaker

  1. When the radio is open, press Icn sony key menu.
  2. Tap Play in speaker.


To switch the sound back to the wired headset or headphones, press Icn sony key menu and tap Play in headphones.

To identify a song on the FM radio using TrackID™

  1. While the song is playing on your device's FM radio, tap Icn sony key menu, then select TrackID™.
  2. A progress indicator appears while the TrackID™ application samples the song. If identification is successful, you are presented with a result or a list of possible results.
  3. To return to the FM Radio, tap Icn sony key and back.


The TrackID™ application and the TrackID™ service are not supported in all countries or regions, nor by all networks or service providers.

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