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February 21, 2012 by Dan Nixon
Not sure how to do something on your Xperia S from Sony? Not to worry as we’ve come up with a comprehensive guide to all the basics you can do on your shiny new smartphone.
Navigate using the links below or hit the PDF button to download the full guide. If you can’t find what you’re looking for then ask a question in the comments and we’ll try our best to get you an answer.
What’s in the box?
Inside the Xperia S From Sony box you will find:
How do I insert my microSIM card?
How do I charge my phone?
How do I set up my phone?
What’s the latest software available for my phone?
The Xperia S from Sony runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich, although Android Jelly Bean has just become available. Read on to find out how to update your software or check to see if another update is available.
How do I update my software?
The latest version of Android tends to be rolled out every six months, so it’s always worth keeping an eye on the P4u News and Community to find out if an update has been released or not. If you don’t keep up-to-date with the latest Android happenings, the quickest way to check if a software update is available for your phone is by going to the official Sony website and heading over to the support area. Then, just choose Xperia S from the phone menu and click Xperia S Software Updates. This will tell you if new software is available for your phone and if so, how to update it. You can also check for updates directly on your phone:
Where can I get more help?
If you have any more questions about your phone’s software, head over to the P4u Forum and get in touch with the team, who will be more than happy to help you out.
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How do I set up my email account?
How do I send an email?
How do I send an attachment in an email?
How do I set up Social Network feeds?
Does my phone have an App Store?
Yes, the Xperia S From Sony is service by the Google Play app store. Here you will find all the latest content available for Android devices available for download at varying prices. You can also use Google Play to see which apps you already have downloaded and have installed.
How do I set up a Google Account?
How do I send a picture message?
How do I save an attachment?
How do I download an app?
How do I close an app?
How do I uninstall an app?
How do I change the language on my phone?
How do I perform a Factory Reset?
How do I change my phone’s Bluetooth name?
How do I pair my phone with another Bluetooth phone/headset?
How do I turn Bluetooth off?
How do I stop people sending me stuff over Bluetooth?
How do I remove a device from my Bluetooth pairing list?
How do I connect my phone to my computer?
How do I connect my phone to my TV?
If your TV has a HDMI port, you can use it to connect your phone to a big screen to show off your pics and videos:
How do I set up Wi-Fi?
How do I set up a Wi-Fi Hotspot?
How do I open a web page?
How do I open multiple windows on the web browser?
How do I switch between different browser windows?
How do I bookmark a web page?
How do I close a web page?
How do I monitor my Data Usage?
How do I take a picture?
How do I capture a video?
How do I record HD video?
How do I turn flash on and off?
Where can I see the pictures/videos I have taken?
How do I delete a photo/video?
How many photos can I take?
The number of pictures that you can all depends on how much memory you have left. Your phone has 32GB memory to make loads of rooms for photos and stuff. As a rough guide, 4GB of memory can hold about 1,600 photos depending on the resolution, so 32GB will hold a lot more!
What’s the longest video clip I can record?
Unlimited. It all depends on how much memory you have left.
How do I put music onto my phone?
How do I create a music playlist?
How do I delete a song?
How do I delete a playlist?
How do I use a music track as a ringtone?
How do I use TrackID?
TrackID is a music recognition system that tells you the name of any song just by taking a snippet of it. All you need to do to use it is:
What’s this Mobile Bravia Engine thing?
The Mobile Bravia Engine comes into play as soon as you view any pictures or videos to make them look super crisp and colourful. To turn it on and off go to:
What type of media files does my phone support?
The Xperia S supports:
Android Ice Cream Sandwich
Android Jelly Bean
HTC One X
Samsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S III
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Windows Phone 7
Windows Phone 8
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