SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design
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SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual

  • In this manual, “Xperia Ace III” is usually referred to as “the product” or “main unit”.
  • In this manual, “Quick Start Guide”, “Cautions on using the product” (this manual) and ” (Full instruction manual)” (Japanese) are collectively referred to as “Instruction Manual”.
  • Descriptions in this manual are based on Android™ 12.
  • In this manual, “microSD™ memory card (commercially available)”, “micro SDHC™ memory card (commercially available)” and “microSDXC™ memory card (commercially available)” are abbreviated as “microSD memory card”.
  • Company names and product names referred to in this manual are trademarks or registered trademarks of respective companies. The TM and ® marks may be omitted in this manual.

When using the product

Before you start using the product, make sure to read the “Safety Precautions” to ensure correct use. Before you assume that the product is malfunctioning, refer to ” (Check here first)” in ” (Full Instruction Manual)” (Japanese).

  • Communication is not possible even inside of the service area in places where the signal does not reach (e.g. tunnels and basements). Also, communication is sometimes not possible in poor signal reception areas. Communication is sometimes interrupted if you move into poor signal reception area during communication.
  • Since the product uses radio waves, the possibility of communication intercepts by third parties cannot be eliminated. (Though 5G/LTE/WiMAX 2+/ GSM/UMTS system has highly secure confidential communication features.)
  • For connecting to the emergency call acceptance organization, VoLTE (LTE network) is used. 3G (Line exchange network) connection is not available.
  • Since the product is a radio station under the Radio Law, you may be asked to temporarily submit the product for inspection in accordance with the Radio Law.
  • The IMEI information of your mobile phone is automatically sent to your carrier for maintenance and monitoring operational status of your mobile phone.
  • Before you start using the product overseas, check the relevant laws and regulations of the country/region you visit.
  • The Company is not liable for any damages arising from earthquakes, lightning, storms, floods or other natural disasters, as well as fires, actions by third parties, other accidents, intentional, mistaken, or incorrect use by the customer, or use under other unusual conditions outside the responsibility of the Company.
  • The Company is not liable for any incidental damages (change/ disappearance of described content, loss of business income, disruption of business, etc.) arising from use of the product or inability to use the product.
  • The Company is not liable for any damages arising from failure to observe the described content of the “Instruction Manual”.
  • You cannot use information obtained from the measuring sensor or GPS equipped with the product for the purpose which requires high reliability. Note that the Company is not liable for any damage or lost income arising from the difference caused by measurement.
  • The Company is not liable for any damages arising, for example, from malfunction caused by combination with connected devices or software not related to the Company.
  • Captured image data or downloaded data may sometimes be altered or lost due to faults, repair or other handling of the product. The Company is not liable for any damage or lost income resulting from recovery of these data.
  • It is recommended you keep a copy of important data on your PC’s hard disk etc. Whatever the cause of the defect or malfunction may be, the Company assumes no responsibility for alteration or loss of saved data.
  • Data saved in the product, such as images/videos, might be altered or lost by an accident, fault, repair or mishandling. Be sure to keep a copy of important contents. Note that the Company assume no responsibility for any damages or lost profits resulting from altered or lost contents.
  • Note that contents data (both charged or free content) saved to the product cannot be returned to the customer when the product is replaced for repair of a fault, for example.
  • The product uses liquid crystal for its display. The display response speed may become slow when the ambient temperature is low, which is due to the characteristics of liquid crystal and is not a malfunction. The display response speed will return to normal at room temperature.
  • Although the display used for the product is made using high-precision technology, some pixels (dots) might be lit or out at all times. This is not a malfunction.
  • You are recommended to store copies of individual data such as photos you took, videos and music on your PC by sending each file as mail attachment etc. Note, however, that you may not be able to make copies of any copyrighted data even by the above-mentioned means.
  • Do not discard the product together with regular trash. Please cooperate in the collection of the product (including optional accessories) when it is no longer needed to protect the environment and effectively use resources.

* “The Company” as appears in the manual refers to your carrier and the manufacturer (Sony Corporation).

Notice

  • Reproduction of the content of “Instruction Manual” in part or in whole is prohibited.
  • The content of “Instruction Manual” is subject to change without notice.
  • Some functions may be unavailable due to change of specification of the OS or change/termination of services.
  • Every effort has been made in the preparation of “Instruction Manual”. Should you notice any unclear points, omissions, etc., feel free to contact us.

Safety Precautions (Observe Strictly)

  • Before using this product, thoroughly read these safety precautions for proper use.
  • These “Safety Precautions” describe instructions that should be observed to prevent damage to property or injury to the customer or others using the product.
  • The following symbols indicate the different levels of injury or damage that may result if the guidelines are not observed and the product is used improperly.

SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Safety Precautions

*1 Serious injury: This refers to loss of sight, injury, burns (high- and low temperature), electric shock, broken bones, injuries with residual aftereffects from poisoning etc., and injuries requiring hospital admission for treatment or long-term hospital attendance as an outpatient.
*2 Minor injury: This refers to injuries, burns (high- and low-temperature), electric shock, etc. that do not require hospital admission for treatment or long-term hospital attendance as an outpatient.
*3 Property damage: This refers to extended damage to buildings, furniture, livestock, pets, etc.

Explanation of graphic symbols

SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Explanation of graphic symbols

Precautions common to the main unit, internal battery, charging equipment, SIM card, peripheral devices

SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Warning or Caution iconDanger
Be sure to read the following hazards before use.

SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not use, store or leave the equipment in a location where it is subject to high temperature or accumulation of heat (e.g. by the fire, near a heater, under a kotatsu or bedding, in direct sunlight, in a car in the hot sun). Doing so might cause fire, burns, injury, electric shock, etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not put the equipment in cooking appliances such as microwave ovens, IH cooking heaters, or high pressure containers such as pressure cookers. Do not place the equipment near such cooking appliances. Doing so might cause fire, burns, injury, electric shock, etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not splash sand, soil or mud, or do not directly place the equipment on it. Also, do not touch the equipment with hands with sand etc. adhered. Doing so might cause fire, burns, injury, electric shock, etc. For waterproofness/dustproofness, refer to “Notes on waterproof and dustproof properties” (P.26).

SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not charge the equipment when it is wet with liquids such as water (drinking water, sweat, seawater, urine of pet animals, etc.). Also, do not charge the equipment in a place where water comes in contact such as bathroom or near a humidifier. Doing so might cause fire, burns, injury, electric shock, etc. For waterproofness, refer to “Notes on waterproof and dustproof properties” (P.26).
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not subject the product to strong pressure or break the product. Especially when bringing the product putting in a pocket of clothes, do not let the product hit against surroundings or being put between the objects. Doing so may cause fire, burns, injury, etc. due to damage of the internal battery. *The following are examples that you should be careful of: SONY

  • Sitting or squatting with the product put in a pocket of trousers or skirt
  • Putting the product in a pocket of outer wear and catching them in a door or a door of car
  • Stepping on the product on a soft object such as a sofa, bed or bedding, or on a floor
  • Putting the product into a seat of train or bus SONY

SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Putting the product into a seat of train or bus

Do not allow liquids such as water (drinking water, sweat, seawater, urine of pet animals, etc.) to get inside the charging terminal, the USB Type-C® port, or the headset jack. Doing so might cause fire, burns, injury, electric shock, etc. For waterproofness, refer to “Notes on waterproof and dustproof properties” (P.26).
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconUse only optional parts specified by the Company for the product. Using devices other than specified, or those with indefinite manufacturer, retailor, or specifications might cause fire, burns, injury, electric shock, etc. SONY

SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Warning or Caution iconWarning
Be sure to read the following warnings before use. SONY
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not subject the equipment to strong force, impacts, or vibration such as letting it fall, stepping on it or throwing it. Doing so might cause fire, burns, injury, electric shock, etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not allow conductive materials (such as metal objects and pencil lead) to come into contact with the charging terminal, the USB Type-C port, or the headset jack, or allow dust to get inside of it. Doing so might cause fire, burns, injury, electric shock, etc. SONY
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not cover or wrap the equipment with a cloth or bedding in use or while charging. Doing so might cause fire, burns, etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconIf charging does not finish after specified time, stop charging. Failure to do so might cause fire, burns, injury, etc. due to overcharge etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconAlways turn off the product before you enter a place where flammable gas may be present, or a place where dusts are generated. Stop charging the product if you are charging it. Ignition of flammable gas might cause explosion, fire, etc.

SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconFollow the instructions of a gas station or other such location before using the product there. Do not charge the product at a gas station, etc. Take care not to drop the product at a gas station, etc.; in particular, do not use the product while filling. Ignition of flammable gas might cause explosion, fire, etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconIf you notice anything unusual about the equipment such as an unusual odor, abnormal noise, smoke generation, overheating, discoloration or deformation during operation, charging or storage, perform the following measures carefully. · Remove the power plug from an outlet · Turn off the power of the product Failure to do so might cause fire, burns, injury, electric shock, etc.

SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Warning or Caution iconCaution
Be sure to read the following cautions before use.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not use damaged product or peripheral devices. Doing so might cause fire, burns, injury, etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not place the product on an unstable or inclined platform. Be careful especially when vibrator is set. The product might fall and cause injury etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not use or keep in a place that is very humid, dusty, or subject to high temperature. Doing so might cause fire, burns, electric shock, etc. For waterproofness/dustproofness, refer to “Notes on waterproof and dustproof properties” (P.26).
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconIf children use the product, parents or guardians should give them proper instructions and do not allow them to use the product in the wrong way. Use of the product in the wrong way might cause accidental ingestion, injury, electric shock, etc.

SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconKeep the equipment out of the reach of babies, infants, and pets. In particular, be careful where small parts are stored, such as the microSD memory card/SIM card tray. Failure to do so might cause accidental ingestion, injury, electric shock, etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconBe careful about the temperature when using the product continuously or while charging because it might become warm. Also, be careful not to keep touching it unintentionally in a pocket of clothes, when you fall asleep, etc. The product or the specified charging equipment (sold separately) might become warm when using an app, a call, data communication, watching video, playing a game, etc. continuously or while charging. If you are directly in contact with warmed part continuously, it might cause a redness of skin, itch, rash, low-temperature burn, etc. depending on your physical condition. Especially, be careful when you put the product in a pocket of clothes or at bedtime.

Main unit
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Warning or Caution iconDanger
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconBe sure to read the following hazards before use.
Do not throw the product into fire or apply heat. Doing so might cause fire, burns, injury, etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not put excessive force such as sticking with a sharp object (nail etc.), hitting with a hard object (hammer etc.), or stepping on it. Doing so might cause fire, burns, injury, etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconIf the internal substance of the product contacts your eyes or mouth, immediately rinse the eyes or mouth with clean water and then see a doctor right away. The effects of the internal substance of the product might cause blindness, medical problem, etc.

SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Warning or Caution iconWarning
Be sure to read the following warnings before use.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not turn on or flash Flash/Photo light with the lighting luminescence part close to the other’s eyes. Keep enough distance away especially from babies. Doing so might cause blurred vision etc. Also an accident such as injury might occur if he or she is dazzled or frightened.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not turn on or flash Flash/Photo light toward a driver of a car etc. Doing so might disturb driving and cause an accident etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not look at a repeatedly-blinking screen for a long time. Doing so might cause cramp, loss of consciousness, etc.
Do not allow liquids such as water (drinking water, sweat, seawater, urine of pet animals, etc.), metal parts, or flammable objects to enter to the microSD memory card/SIM card slot of the product. Do not set a microSD memory card or SIM card in wrong insertion, or insert it in wrong orientation. Doing so might cause fire, burns, injury, electric shock, etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not expose the camera lens to direct sunlight for a long time. Doing so might cause fire, burns, injury, etc. due to light-collecting mechanism of lens.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconPower off the product or put it in Airplane mode before boarding an airplane. Use of mobile phones on board is restricted. Follow the instructions of each airline. The radio waves from the product might adversely affect on-board electronic equipment. Prohibited acts related to mobile phone usage on an airplane might be punished by law.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconFollow the instructions of each medical facility for the use of mobile phones on their premises. Power off the product in a place where the use is prohibited. The radio waves from the product might affect electronic equipment and electronic medical equipment.

SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconAlways keep the product away from your ear when you call handsfree, while sounding the ringtone loudly, or during stand-by. Also, when you play game, play back videos, music, etc. connecting the earphone/microphone, etc. to the product, adjust the volume adequately. Loud sound is emitted from the product when calling with hands-free set. Even in standby mode, a ringtone or an alarm sound may sound suddenly. Listening to loud sound for long hours continuously may cause a disability of ears such as deafness. Moreover, too loud sound makes you barely hear the surrounding sounds and may cause an accident.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconIf you have a weak heart, set the vibrator or ringtone volume carefully. Sudden vibration or ringtone sounding when for incoming call astonishes you and it may affect your heart.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconIf you are wearing any electronic medical equipment, check with the relevant medical electronic equipment manufacturer or vendor whether the operation might be affected by radio waves. The radio waves from the product might affect electronic medical equipment.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconPower off the product near electronic devices or equipment operating on high precision control or weak signals. The radio waves from the product might interfere with the operation of electronic devices or equipment. * The following are some electronic devices or equipment that you
should be careful of: Hearing aids, implantable cardiac pacemaker, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, other electronic medical equipment, and other automatically controlled devices or equipment. If you use an implantable cardiac pacemaker, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or other electronic medical equipment, check with the medical electronic equipment manufacturer or vendor whether the operation can be affected by radio waves.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconBe careful about broken parts or exposed internal part of the product when the display, or the camera lens is broken. Touching damaged or exposed part might cause burns, injury, electric shock, etc.

SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconIf the internal battery leaks or gives off a strange smell, immediately stop using and remove it from the vicinity of open flames. The leaking liquid might ignite, catch fire, explode, etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconBe careful not to allow a pet etc. to bite the product. Doing so might cause fire, burns, injury, etc. because of ignition, burst, heat or leaking of the internal battery.

SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Warning or Caution iconCaution
Be sure to read the following cautions before use.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconWhen using the motion sensor, check the safety around you, hold the product firmly, and do not shake it unnecessarily. Failure to do so might cause an accident such as injury.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconIf the display is damaged and when the internal substance etc. leaks out, do not allow it to contact your skin such as face and hands, clothes, etc. Doing so might cause injury etc. on your eyes or skin. If the internal substance gets into your eyes, mouth, etc. or contacts your skin or clothes, immediately rinse with clean water. In the case of getting into your eyes, mouth, etc., immediately consult a doctor after rinsing.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not discard the product together with other garbage. Doing so might cause fire, burns, injury, etc. Also, it might cause environmental destruction. When the product is no longer used, dispose of it according to a recycling program of your local municipality.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconIf the substance leaks out from the internal battery, do not allow the fluid to contact with your skin of face, hands, clothes, etc. Doing so might cause injury etc. on your eyes or skin. If the internal substance gets into your eyes, mouth, etc. or contacts your skin or clothes, immediately rinse with clean water. In the case of getting into your eyes, mouth, etc., immediately consult a doctor after rinsing.

SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconFor using the product in a car, check with the automobile manufacturer or dealer for the effects by radio waves before using. Depending on vehicle model, the radio waves from the product may affect the vehicle’s electronic equipment to malfunction. In that case, stop using the product immediately.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconIf any skin abnormality develops due to the use of the product, immediately stop using the product, and consult a doctor. Depending on your physical constitution or health, itchiness, a rash, eczema, etc. might develop. See “Material list” (P.17) for materials used in each part of the product.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconMagnetic components are used in the product’s earpiece (center top), speaker (bottom left on back), and vibrator (bottom right on back); make sure no metal objects (cutter blade, staple, etc.) are attached to the product. Attached objects might cause injury, etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconDo not leave the main unit in the reach of children or persons requiring supervision. The product uses magnets. If swallowed, there is a risk of choking or serious harm to internal organs. If the magnet has been swallowed, immediately consult a doctor.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconDo not bring the main unit near medical devices. The product uses magnets; they may affect pacemakers, variable pressure hydrocephalus shunts, and other medical devices. Do not bring the product near persons using these devices. If you use such a device, consult your doctor before using the product.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconWatch the display in an adequately bright place taking a certain distance from it. Watching in a dark place or closely might reduce visual acuity etc.

Charging equipment

SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Warning or Caution iconWarning
Be sure to read the following warnings before use.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not use the specified charging equipment (sold separately) if the cable is damaged. Doing so might cause fire, burns, electric shock, etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconIf you hear thunder, do not touch the specified charging equipment (sold separately). Doing so might cause electric shock etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not short-circuit the charging terminal while it is connected to an outlet. Do not touch the charging terminal with your hands, fingers, or any part of your body. Doing so might cause fire, burns, electric shock, etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not place heavy objects on a cable of the specified charging equipment (sold separately), or do not apply unreasonable force to the cable such as pulling. Doing so might cause fire, burns, electric shock, etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed icon Do not contact metal objects to the specified charging equipment (sold separately) when connecting the plug to or disconnecting it from an outlet. Doing so might cause fire, burns, electric shock, etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not connect the voltage converter (such as a travel converter for overseas travel) to the specified charging equipment (sold separately). Doing so might cause ignition, overheating, electric shock, etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not put an excessive force to the connection part with the specified charging equipment (sold separately) connected to the product. Doing so might cause fire, burns, injury, electric shock, etc.

SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconNever connect the USB Type-C plug to the product or the specified charging equipment (sold separately) when it is wet. Although the product has the waterproof property, inserting USB Type-C plug to the product when it is wet might cause electric shock or short-circuit due to the moisture or foreign substance on the product or USB Type-C plug, or might cause abnormal overheating, fire damage, fire, burns, or a fault if corrosion occurs.
Do not touch the cable, charging terminals or power plug of the specified charging equipment (sold separately) with wet hands. Doing so might cause fire, burns, electric shock, etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconUse the adapter only on the specified power supply and voltage. When charging the battery overseas, use AC adapter that can be used overseas (sold separately). Using the incorrect power supply and voltage might cause fire, burns, electric shock, etc. AC adapter (sold separately): 100V AC (Connect to the AC outlet for internal household use) AC adapter (sold separately) that can be used overseas: 100V AC to 240V AC (Connect to the AC outlet for internal household use)
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconClean dust from the power plug. Using it with dust adhered might cause fire, burns, electric shock, etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconFirmly insert the specified charging equipment (sold separately) into an outlet. Insecure inserting might cause fire, burns, electric shock, etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconWhen you disconnect a power plug of the specified charging equipment (sold separately) from an outlet, do not apply excessive force to it such as pulling the cable. Instead, hold the adapter main unit to disconnect. Pulling the cable of the specified charging equipment (sold separately) might damage the cable causing fire, burns, electric shock, etc.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconWhen plugging/unplugging the specified charging equipment (sold separately) into/from the product, plug/unplug it straight toward the product without applying excessive force such as pulling the cable. Incorrect plugging/unplugging might cause fire, burns, injury, electric shock, etc.

SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconIf the charging terminal is deformed such as being bent, stop using immediately. Do not use it with the deformation restored. Doing so might cause fire, burns, injury, etc. due to short-circuit of the charging terminal.

SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Before CleaningSONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Warning or Caution iconCaution
Be sure to read the following cautions before use.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Indicates an action that is not allowed iconDo not touch the specified charging equipment (sold separately) continuously when it is connected to an outlet. Doing so might cause a burn etc.

SIM card
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Warning or Caution iconCaution Be sure to read the following cautions before use.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconBe careful of the cut surface not to hurt your fingers etc. when handling SIM card. The cut surface may be sharp, and it might cause injury.

Using near medical equipment or in healthcare facilities

SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Warning or Caution iconWarning Be sure to read the following warnings before use.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark iconIf you wear electronic medical equipment such as an implantable cardiac pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, carry or use the product 15 cm or more away from the implant at all times. The radio waves from the product might have harmful effects on the operation of the electronic medical equipment.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark icon If you need to use electronic medical equipment other than implantable cardiac pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators outside medical facilities such as treating at home, consult the relevant medical electronic equipment manufacturer for effects on the equipment by radio waves. The radio waves from the product might have harmful effects on the operation of the electronic medical equipment.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark icon If there is any chance that the distance between the product and a person closest to you might get shorter than 15 cm such as when you cannot freely move around, set the product not to emit radio wave in advance (Airplane mode, power off, etc.). A person in close proximity to you might wear electronic medical equipment such as an implantable cardiac pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. The radio waves from the product might have harmful effects on the operation of the electronic medical equipment.
SONY Xperia Ace III renders reveal design Instruction Manual - Exclamation mark icon Follow the instructions given by the respective medical facility regarding use of the product on their premises. The radio waves from the product might have harmful effects on the operation of the electronic medical equipment.

Material list

Main unit

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Handling precautions

These precautions are provided to prevent the product from damage and ensure that performance can be fully demonstrated. Thoroughly read these precautions to ensure correct use.
Precautions common to the main unit, internal battery, charging equipment, SIM card, peripheral devices SONY

  • Do not apply excessive force to the product during use. Be sure not to put the product into a tightly packed bag or place a heavy object on the product in a bag. Sitting on the product in your pocket might damage the display or internal circuit board or cause a malfunction. Keeping an external device connected to the USB Type-C port or headset jack might cause damage of the connector or a malfunction. Such damage and malfunction are not covered by the warranty, even if there is no external damage.
  • To ensure waterproof property (equivalent to IPX5 and IPX8) of the product, use with the cover of microSD memory card/SIM card slot tightly closed. Note that the waterproof property is not guaranteed in every usage condition. Do not allow water to get inside of the product or splash water on the specified charging equipment (sold separately) or optional accessories. Do not open or close the cover of microSD memory card/SIM card slot in the rain or with water droplets on the surface of the product. Doing so might cause water intrusion resulting in internal corrosion. Malfunctions determined to be caused by water intrusion are not covered by the warranty.
  • Waterproof/dustproof performance might not be maintained if the product has an outward abnormality such as damage or deformation. In that case, make an inquiry to the contact on the back cover of ” (Full Instruction Manual)” (Japanese). SONY
  • For the following products, do not use them in extremely hot, cold or humid places. (Use within an ambient temperature range of 5^ to 35^ and humidity range of 35% to 85%. However, temporary use at an ambient temperature range of 36^ to 40^ and humidity range of 86% to 90% is allowed.)
    • Main unit SONY
    • SIM card (attached to the main unit)
  • For the following products, do not use them in extremely hot, cold or humid places. (Use within an ambient temperature range of 5^ to 35^ and humidity range of 35% to 85%.) SONY
    • Charging equipment
    • Peripheral devices
  • Do not use in places subject to lots of dust or vibration. Doing so might cause a malfunction. SONY
  • Clean the USB Type-C port and headset jack with dry cotton swabs etc. every now and then. Soiled terminals might cause poor connection. Do not exert strong force to clean the USB Type-C port and headset jack to prevent deformation. SONY
  • Clean the product with a soft dry cloth (e.g. wiping cloth for eyeglasses). Forceful rubbing with a dry cloth might scratch the display. The display might be stained if splash or smear is left attached to the surface. Wiping the product using alcohol, thinner, benzene, detergent, glass cleaner, etc. might erase the printing on the exterior case or cause a malfunction.
  • Use as far away as possible from land-line phones, TVs and radios. Use of the product nearby might affect them. SONY
  • The product might become warm while talking, charging or during other operations, depending on the situation, but this is not abnormal.
  • Do not place near corrosive chemicals or in places where corrosive gas is generated. Doing so might cause a malfunction.
  • Do not use outside when you can hear thunder. Doing so might risk lightning strikes and electric shock. SONY
  • Be sure to use only the specified peripheral devices. Use of other peripheral devices might cause a malfunction.
  • Do not put the product in a cooking apparatus such as microwave oven or a pressure vessel. Doing so might cause a malfunction.
  • The customer is not allowed to disassemble, modify or repair the product. Doing so might cause a malfunction. Modification of the product is in violation of the Radio Law and Telecommunications Business Act. SONY
  • Do not allow a part of your body such as finger or conductive foreign objects (metal fragments, pencil leads, etc.) to come into contact with or to enter the USB Type-C port or headset jack. Doing so might cause a malfunction. SONY
  • In the event that the product gets wet while charging, immediately disconnect the plug of the specified charging equipment (sold separately).
  • Do not use the product while driving an automobile or motorized bicycle, riding a bicycle or walking. Use of a mobile phone while driving a car or motorbike is prohibited by law. Use of a mobile phone while riding a bicycle might be punishable by some regulations. SONY
  • Using or charging the product in a bag or when it is covered with bedding might cause a malfunction.
  • When using the specified charging equipment (sold separately) or an external device, insert/remove the connector straight to/from the terminal. Make sure the orientation of the connector is correct. Unless it is correct, it might cause a malfunction. SONY
  • Do not expose the camera lens to direct sunlight for an extended period. Doing so might cause a malfunction.
  • Do not use, store, and leave the product in places subject to direct sunlight (e.g. in automobiles), places that get hot, places that get extremely cold, and in humid or dusty places. Doing so might cause a malfunction. SONY
  • Do not place the product on an unstable or inclined platform. Be careful especially while charging or when vibrator is set. The product might fall and cause a malfunction etc.
  • Do not exceed the rating of outlet or wiring device when charging the product, for example, by starburst connection etc. SONY

Main unit

  • Since the battery is built into the product, you cannot replace it yourself. For replacing the battery, contact ” (For inquiries)” on ” (Full Instruction Manual)” (Japanese).
  • Do not forcefully press, tap or intentionally subject the display to strong impact. Doing so might cause scratching or damage. SONY
  • Do not forcefully press the keys or display surface with your fingernails or hard objects. Doing so might cause scratching or damage of the keys or display.
  • Do not use a remodeled product. Use of a modified device violates the Radio Law and Telecommunications Business Act. The product is compliant with rules on the technical standard conformance of specified wireless equipment based on the Radio Law/ Telecommunications Business Act, and as a proof of it, the “Technical Compliance Mark ” can be checked with the product. Checking procedure: In the Home screen, slide the screen up [Settings] [About phone] [Certificates] If modifications of the internal components of the product are made, the certification of conformity with the technical standard conformance etc. becomes invalid. Do not use the product with the certification invalid, as it is a violation of the Radio Law and Telecommunications Business Act. SONY
  • Take care not to place magnetized items such as magnetic cards, speakers and TV sets near the product, as it might cause a malfunction. Putting a strong magnetism close to the product might cause a false operation. SONY
  • Do not bring magnetized cards such as cash cards, credit cards and prepaid cards closer to the product. It might cause loss of the recorded data.
  • When you put the product in your pocket or bag, take care that the display does not come in contact with metal objects or other hard objects, as it might cause a scratch or damage. Take care with using a strap whose member is a hard material such as metal because it can touch the display and may cause scratch or damage.
  • When suddenly brought into a warm place from a cold place, or when used in a humid location or in a place where temperature suddenly changes (e.g. near the air discharge port of an air conditioner), water droplets (i.e. condensation) may be formed inside of the product. Note that when used under such conditions, the humidity might cause corrosion or a malfunction. SONY
  • While writing or reading data to or from a microSD memory card, do not subject the product to vibration or impact, or turn off the power. Doing so might cause loss of data or a malfunction. SONY
  • Do not cover the proximity/light sensor with your finger or put a sticker on it. Doing so might hinder the proximity/light sensor from detecting the ambient brightness and functioning correctly. SONY
  • Do not put a sticker, etc. on the proximity/light sensor. Doing so might cause a malfunction on the sensor and make the display always turned off while receiving a call or during a call. SONY
  • Usually use the product with the cover of microSD memory card/SIM card slot firmly closed. If the cover is open, dirt or water might get inside and cause a malfunction.
  • Do not allow liquids, metal and other foreign objects to get inside the USB Type-C port, headset jack, microSD memory card/SIM card slot, earpiece, mouthpiece/microphone, speaker, second microphone, etc. Doing so might cause a malfunction. SONY
  • Do not give strong impact on the product such as dropping, throwing, stomping. Doing so might cause a malfunction.
  • Do not put the product directly on sand at a beach etc. Sand or other small particles might get inside the earpiece, mouthpiece /microphone, speaker, or second microphone causing the volume to drop. If sand gets inside the product, it might cause a malfunction. SONY
  • To prevent possible hearing damage, do not listen at high volume levels for long periods.
  • This mark is displayed when the surface temperature of the product rises during use. When the mark is displayed, there is a risk of burns if you continue using the product while holding it in your hands. In this case, please refrain from holding it in your hands. SONY

Display (Touch Panel)

  • The touch panel is designed to be lightly touched by fingers. Do not apply strong pressure with your fingers or sharp-pointed objects (such as fingernails, ballpoint pens and pins) to the touch panel. In the following cases, the touch panel might not respond. Also, it may cause malfunction.  SONY
    • Operation with gloves
    • Operation with fingernails
    • Operation with foreign object on the touch panel
    • Operation with protective sheet or seal on the touch panel
    • Operates when the display is wet with water droplet or fogged
    • Operation with wet or sweaty fingers
    • Operation under water
  • Putting stickers or sheets (e.g. commercially available protective films, peep prevention sheets) on the display might hinder correct operation of the touch panel.
  • When carrying the product in your pocket or bag, take care not to put the touch panel close to metals or other conductive materials, as it might cause false operation of the touch panel.

Internal battery

(The internal battery of the product is a lithium-ion battery)
The internal battery is not fully charged at the time of purchase. Charge the internal battery before using the product. Charge the internal battery if you have not used the product for a long time.

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  • Use in very hot or cold environments, for example, when left in an automobile with the windows closed in summer, will cause the internal battery capacity to drop and shorten the available usage time. This will also shorten the internal battery’s service life. Try to use the product as far as possible at room temperature.
  • The internal battery gradually discharges after charging even if the product is not used. The internal battery might discharge completely after long time no use. Charge before using.
  • The internal battery is a consumable part. If the performance of a battery does not recover (e.g. the usable time after each charge has become extremely short), the battery is at the end of service life, so stop use. Battery is built into the product. For replacement, contact ” (For inquiries)” on ” (Full Instruction Manual)” (Japanese). And you might not use the product during certain period of time. Please be forewarned. Note that the length of service life varies depending on the usage condition etc.
  • The internal battery sometimes swells up as they approach the end of its service life. This is due to the properties of lithium-ion batteries, and is not a problem in terms of safety.

Charging equipment

  • Do not wrap the cable of the specified charging equipment (sold separately) around the adapter itself. Do not bend the joint of the plug or connector and the cable of the specified charging equipment (sold separately) forcibly. Do not place heavy objects on an adapter or cable, or do not apply unreasonable force such as pulling. Doing so might cause a malfunction.
  • When unplugging the plug of the specified charging equipment (sold separately) from the outlet, hold and pull the power plug. If you pull the cable, the cable might be damaged.

SIM card

  • Do not forcibly remove or insert SIM card. Be careful not to exert excessive force when inserting the card into your phone.
  • You are responsible for any damage caused by inserting your SIM card into other IC card reader/writer etc.
  • Do not put stickers etc. on the SIM card.
  • Do not insert SIM card with conversion adapter attached. Doing so might cause a malfunction.
  • Do not damage the SIM card by using the product in a hot place, dropping into fire, contacting to the metal parts with foreign object, giving an impact, bending, applying load, wetting, etc. Doing so might cause loss of data or a malfunction. SONY

Camera

  • When photographing important occasions etc., take a trial shot and check the shot image to make sure it is correctly shot.
  • Do not shoot in a place where shooting is prohibited. SONY

Copyrights and rights of portrait

  • You are not allowed to copy, distribute, publish, modify or edit the data you shot, recorded or downloaded using the product without consent of the copyright holder, except for personal use such as copying or quoting where provided for under the copyright law. In addition, do not use or modify portraits or names of other individuals without the consent, as it might infringe on rights of portrait. Note that shooting and recording might be restricted at some live performances, shows and exhibitions even for personal use. SONY
  • Be careful about the copyright and portrait right when posting photos you shot etc. on Internet homepages. SONY

Backup content on the product

  • Please back up important content recorded to the product or downloaded to the product from an outside source. Content recorded to memory on the product sometimes disappears or is altered by unexpected factors, such as static electricity or a fault, repair, mishandling, etc. SONY

Notes on waterproof and dustproof properties

The product has a waterproof property equivalent to JIS waterproof grade (JIS C 0920) IPX5*1 and IPX8*2, as well as a dustproof property equivalent to JIS dustproof grade IP6X*3 on the condition that the cover of microSD memory card/SIM card slot is securely attached (based on in-house testing). Before using the product, thoroughly read “Important items to remember before use” to ensure correct use. Failure to follow the contents described in the sections might cause intrusion of water, sand or other foreign material, resulting in overheating, ignition, electric shock, injury or a malfunction. SONY
*1 IPX5 equivalent means that the product will maintain its operability as a phone even if it is sprayed with water from a 6.3 mm diameter nozzle at a distance of about 3 meters for more than 3 minutes at a rate of about 12.5 liters per minute from any direction. SONY
*2 IPX8 equivalent means that the product will maintain its operability as a phone with no water getting inside the main unit even if it is gently submerged in a tank of still tap water at room temperature to a depth of 1.5 meter for about 30 minutes. SONY
*3 IP6X equivalent means that the product will securely maintain its function of no grit and dust getting inside the main unit even after it has been placed in an apparatus with grit and dust of diameters of 75 m or less and shaken for 8 hours. Since operation of the product on each usage scene was confirmed based on the above assumption, proper operation of the product in every possible condition during actual use is not guaranteed. Malfunctions determined to be caused by mishandling by the customer are not covered by the warranty. SONY

Important items to remember before use SONY

  • Make sure that the cover of microSD memory card/SIM card slot is firmly closed. Waterproofness/dustproofness is only effective when the cover is securely closed.
  • Do not open or close the cover of microSD memory card/SIM card slot if the product or your hands are wet.
  • Do not sink the product in liquids other than tap water (seawater, pool water, water of hot spring, water with soap, detergent or bath salt contained, alcohol, juice, seasonings, etc.) or do not splash such liquid to the product. Also, do not use in a place where urine of pet animal is splashed. If it is splashed on the product, immediately wash the product with tap water. SONY
  • Do not put the product directly on sand at a beach etc. Sand or other small particles might get inside the earpiece, mouthpiece /microphone, speaker, or second microphone causing the volume to drop. If sand gets inside of the main unit, it might cause overheating or a malfunction.
  • Do not use the product underwater. SONY
  • Do not leave the product in a humid place such as a bathroom or kitchen for an extended period of time.
  • Even after draining, water might remain on the product. Although you can use the product, do not place it near things that must not get wet. Also, take care not to wet your clothes, bag, etc. SONY
  • Drain water if it becomes temporarily hard to hear the sound due to water remaining in the earpiece, mouthpiece/ microphone, speaker, or second microphone.
  • Do not spray the product with high-pressure water or submerge it in water for extended periods of time, as the product is not designed to withstand high water pressure.
  • Do not wash the product in a washing machine or ultrasound bath. SONY
  • Do not immerse the product into a bathtub. The product is not resistant to high temperatures.
  • Extreme changes in temperature generates condensation causing a malfunction. Wait until the main unit reaches room temperature before you bring the product from a cold place into a warm bathroom.
  • The product does not float on water. SONY

Cover of microSD memory card/SIM card slot

  • Make sure that the cover of microSD memory card/SIM card slot is firmly closed. Just a small particle (a hair etc.) between contact surfaces can cause water intrusion or dust penetration. SONY
  • Do not open or close the cover of microSD memory card/SIM card slot with gloved hands. Just a small particle (a hair etc.) between the contact surfaces can cause water intrusion or dust penetration. Wipe off any minuscule droplets of water or dirt with a clean dry cloth before closing the cover.
  • If the cover of microSD memory card/SIM card slot is deteriorated or damaged, the waterproof/dustproof property becomes ineffective.
  • For details on how to close the microSD memory card/SIM card slot cover, refer to ” (Full instruction manual)” (Japanese). SONY

If any liquid other than plain water is adhered to the product

  • If any liquid other than plain water (e.g. seawater, detergent, alcohol, juices) is adhered to the product, immediately rinse it with plain water.
  • You can wash the product under a mild flow (less than 6 liters per minute) of tap water at room temperature (5^ to 35^) at a distance of about 10 cm from the faucet or shower head. SONY
  • If the product gets dirty, wash it with your hands holding the microSD memory card/SIM card slot cover so that they do not open. Do not use a brush.

After the product gets wet

  • After the product gets wet, drain water, and wipe with a clean dry cloth. SONY
  • In cold climates, water on the product might turn to frost. Using with frosted might cause a malfunction. Do not leave the product without wiping off water.

Rubber seals

  • The rubber seal on the inner edges of the cover of microSD memory card/ SIM card slot is important to maintain waterproof/dustproof property. Do not damage or remove the rubber seals. SONY
  • When closing the cover of microSD memory card/SIM card slot, take care not to get the rubber seal caught. Forcibly closing the cover with the rubber seals caught might damage them resulting in loss of waterproof/dustproof property. Just a small particle (a hair etc.) between contact surfaces can cause water intrusion or dust penetration.
  • If any liquid other than plain water (e.g. alcohol) is adhered to the rubber seals, it might cause deterioration in durability.
  • Do not insert sharp objects into grooves around the cover of microSD memory card/SIM card slot. Doing so might damage or deform the product, damage the rubber seals, etc. causing water intrusion or dust penetration. SONY

Replacing parts

  • It is recommended to replace the parts for maintaining waterproof/dustproof property once every two years regardless of whether any abnormality is present. For information on part replacement, contact ” (For inquiries)” on ” (Full Instruction Manual)” (Japanese). SONY

Heat resistance

  • Do not sink the product into boiling hot water or do not splash with boiling hot water to the product. Also, do not use the product in saunas or do not expose the product to fiery winds from hair dryer etc. the product is not resistant to high temperatures. SONY

Shock

  • The product is not resistant to shock. Do not drop the product or subject it to shock. Also, do not poke the earpiece, mouthpiece/microphone, speaker, second microphone, USB Type-C port, or headset jack, etc. with a sharp object. Doing so might damage or deform the main unit causing water intrusion or dust penetration.

Precautions on charging
The optional accessories are not waterproof. Check the following before and after charging. SONY

  • Never charge the battery if the product is wet. Doing so might cause fire, burns, injury, electric shock, etc.
  • Check that the product is not wet. If you are charging the battery just after the product gets wet, drain water well and wipe the remaining water off with a clean dry cloth.
  • Do not touch the specified charging equipment (sold separately) with wet hands. Doing so might cause electric shock.
  • Do not splash water over the specified charging equipment (sold separately) when using them. Do not use them near water such as in a bathroom, shower room, kitchen or washroom. Doing so might cause fire, burns, electric shock, or malfunction. Do not bring them into a bathroom etc. even if you do not charge the product with them. Doing so might cause fire, burns, electric shock, or malfunction. SONY

Draining water when the product gets wet
Drain the following parts: Earpiece, Mouthpiece/microphone, Speaker, USB Type-C port, Second microphone, Headset jack, Power key/Fingerprint sensor, Volume key/Zoom key, the cover of microSD memory card/SIM card slot, Transparent plate (Camera lens) (peripheral part of main camera) · If water remains, clothes or bag might get wet or sound might be barely heard. Drain in the following steps.

  1. Wipe off water remained on the product with a dry cloth, etc. SONY
  2. Hold the product firmly and shake it approximately 20 times, then turn upside down and shake it 20 times again
    * When shaking the product, check the safety around you and hold it firmly enough not to drop it. SONY
  3. If water flows out from the inside of the product, wipe it off with a dry cloth etc.
    * Face the product downward and push it on a cloth to wipe off the water.
    * Turn the upside down and wipe off the water.
  4. Place a dry towel or cloth under the product and leave it for a couple of hours at room-temperature to dry SONY
    * If the product is not dried enough, you can barely hear the sound. Leave the product enough time to dry before use.

Notes on using Bluetooth®/wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®) functions

  • The Bluetooth® and wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®) functions of the product conform to Japanese domestic standards and FCC standards, and has been certified.
  • Use of Bluetooth® function and Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®) function may be restricted in some countries/regions. Before using the product overseas, check the relevant laws and regulations of the country/region you visit. SONY
  • The 2.4 GHz band used by wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®) and Bluetooth® devices is shared by various other devices. For this reason, the communication speed and connectable range may be decreased, or disconnection may occur, due to interference from other devices.
  • Do not use the product in places where electromagnetic waves are generated or near electric products, AV and OA equipment, or other magnetized devices.
  • Subjecting the product to magnetic or electrical noise may increase noise and prevent it from performing communications (The product is particularly susceptible to noise when it used near a microwave oven). SONY
  • Using the product near a TV, radio or similar appliance may cause reception interference and disrupt TV images.
  • The searching might not be successful if there are multiple wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®) access points near to the product or the same channel is being used.
  • Use of mobile phones on board is restricted. Follow the instructions of each airline.
  • The communication speed and connectable range vary depending on the distance between communication devices, obstacles and the devices used. SONY

2.4 GHz frequency band precautions
The frequencies used by the Bluetooth® and/or wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®) function of the product are in the 2.4 GHz band. In this frequency band, other similar wireless stations, in-plant wireless stations for mobile unit identification that require a license to use, such as factory production lines, specific small power wireless stations that do not require licenses, amateur wireless stations (collectively called “other wireless stations” from here on) are operated in addition to home electrical appliances such as microwave ovens, devices for industrial, scientific and medical devices. SONY

  1. Before using the product, make sure that “other wireless stations” are not in operation nearby.
  2. In the event that instances of radio wave interference have occurred between the product and “other wireless stations”, immediately either relocate the product or stop operation of the device (stop the emission of radio waves). SONY
  3. If you are unclear on any points or are troubled by anything, contact ” (For inquiries)” on ” (Full Instruction Manual)” (Japanese).
  • The connections between the product and all other Bluetooth® and wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®) devices have not been confirmed. Therefore, connections with all Bluetooth® and wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®) devices are not guaranteed. SONY
  • This product supports security features for wireless communications that are compliant with the Bluetooth® and wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®) standard specifications, but the security may not be sufficient depending on the usage environment and configuration. Be careful when making data communication using Bluetooth® or wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®) function. SONY
  • Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®) has the advantage that it can be freely connected anywhere within the radio wave range, as it uses radio waves for exchanging information. At the same time, there is a risk that a malicious third party may obtain unauthorized access if security settings have not been configured. You are recommended to configure security settings before using wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®) at your decision and responsibility.  SONY
  • The Company assumes no responsibility for leakage of data or information that may occur during Bluetooth®/wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®) communication.
  • Since Bluetooth® and wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®) functions use the same frequency band, using the both functions at the same may cause radio wave interference resulting in decreased communication speed or disconnection from the network. If connection fails, stop using either of the Bluetooth® and wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®) functions. Bluetooth® and wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®) functions of the product use frequencies in the 2.4 GHz band. SONY

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Bluetooth® function: 2.4FH4/XX8
The product uses the 2.4 GHz band. FH4 uses FH-SS as the modulation scheme. The interference distance is about 40 m or less. XX8 uses another modulation scheme. The interference distance is about 80 m or less.

Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®) function: 2.4DS/OF4
The product uses the 2.4 GHz band. DS-SS and OFDM are used as the modulation schemes. The interference distance is about 40 m or less.

This means that all bandwidths of 2.4 GHz band can be used, and that band of mobile unit identification devices can be avoided.

  • Available channels differ depending on the country/region.
  • For use in an airplane, check with the airline company in advance.

5 GHz frequency band precautions

Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®) function of the product uses 5 GHz band. Using a 5.2/5.3-GHz-band wireless LAN outdoors is prohibited by law (except when communicating with an access point of a 5.2-GHz high-power data communication system or relay station). The channels used on the product are as follows.

  • W52 (5.2 GHz band/36, 40, 44, 48 ch)
  • W53 (5.3 GHz band/52, 56, 60, 64 ch)
  • W56 (5.6 GHz band/100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140, 144 ch)

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Security codes/PIN code

Security codes

The product has various security codes that you can use. The available security codes are as follows. Do not forget the various security codes that are set as they are necessary for various operations and contracts. Make sure to change the security codes from the initial values to your own numbers. SONY

Security code

Initial value
A four-digit number chosen by the customer and noted on the application form

PIN code

PIN code
To prevent unauthorized use of the SIM card by a third party, you can set the product to require PIN code entry every time the power is turned on. You also need to enter PIN code when setting whether the PIN code entry is required. If the PIN code is incorrectly entered three times consecutively, the PIN code will be locked. You can unlock the PIN code using PUK code.

  • Entering PIN code is not required by default state. In “SIM card lock”, however, you can change the setting requiring to enter PIN code. Note that setting up “SIM card lock” requires entry of PIN code. SONY
  • When an entry of security code is required for making settings, change the initial value of the security code to your own number and then use it.
  • PIN code is set to “1234” by default state. In “Change SIM PIN”, however, you can change the PIN code to any four- to eight-digit number as necessary.
  • PIN code is not reset even if you execute “Erase all data (factory reset)”. SONY

PUK code
In case the PIN code is locked, you can unlock it by entering the PUK code. SONY

  • PUK code is an eight-digit number given at the time of purchase, and is printed on the back side of the plastic card on which your SIM card is attached. When using eSIM, refer to au homepage for details. https://www.au.com/support/service/mobile/procedure/id/pin-code/ (Japanese)
  • After entering the PUK code, you need to set a new PIN code.
  • If the PUK code is incorrectly entered ten times consecutively, contact ” (For inquiries)” on ” (Full Instruction Manual)” (Japanese). SONY

Notes on data communication charge

  • Since a constant Internet connection is possible with the product, data communication may be performed automatically by some apps, resulting in high data communication charges. Therefore, subscription to a data communication charge discount service or flat late plan is recommended.
  • To browse homepages, download apps, communicate using apps, send/ receive e-mails and configure various settings on the product, connection to the Internet is required and data communication charge applies. SONY

Notes on Call Charges

  • When you end a call, make sure to disconnect the call. If you forget to disconnect, the call charges may be higher. SONY

Notes on applications

  • Be sure to check the security of the app, then install it at your own risk. Some apps might affect operation of other apps or of the entire product. They might cause virus infection, damage various data, and send out your location information, usage history or personal information stored in your product via the Internet.
  • The Company assumes no responsibility for any malfunctions that might be caused by apps you have installed. Repair costs in this case may be charged even during the warranty period. SONY
  • The Company assumes no responsibility for any disadvantage brought to you or any third party by the apps you have installed.
  • Insertion of a microSD memory card is necessary to use some apps. SONY
  • Some apps prohibit the product from entering sleep mode while they are active, or rapidly drain the battery while running in the background.
  • Operational procedures and screen appearances of the apps preinstalled in the product and those installed by you are subject to change without notice as a result of version upgrade. In addition, operating procedures described in “Instruction Manual” might differ from the actual procedures. SONY

Setting app permission

When you activate an app/function that access the functions or information of the product for the first time, a confirmation screen for requesting access permission appears. If the request screen appears, confirm the content and select the option you want (e.g. “ALLOW”/”DON’T ALLOW”). Example: When activating “Music” app for the first time

  1. In the Home screen, slide the screen up [Music] The request screen appears. SONY
  2. [ALLOW]/[DON’T ALLOW]

Information

  • If you do not permit, app/function may not be activated or use of function may be restricted. SONY
  • To change the permission setting, in the Home screen, slide the screen up [Settings] [Apps] [See all XX apps] Tap an app to change the setting [Permissions] Tap a function or information of permission setting to be changed Select the option you want (e.g. “Allow”/”Don’t allow”).
  • For some apps/functions, an explanation screen for the permission may appear. Several request screens may appear or the screen content may differ. Confirm each content and follow the onscreen instructions. SONY
  • In “Instruction Manual“, description of the confirmation screen may be omitted.

Mobile Phone Etiquette

Use of the product is not allowed in the following places! SONY

  • Do not listen to music or watch videos, etc. while driving a car or motorbike, or riding a bicycle. Use of mobile phones while driving a car or motorbike is prohibited by law (Use of mobile phones while riding a bicycle may also be punishable by law). In addition, stay alert to the traffic around you even when walking. Surrounding sounds may not be heard clearly, and gazing at the screen might distract your attention causing a traffic accident. Be especially careful at railroad crossings, station platform and pedestrian crossings.
  • Use of mobile phones on board is restricted. Follow the instructions of each airline. SONY

Consider people around you

  • To prevent ringtone from bothering other people, not only refrain from making a call but also power off or use Silent mode at a movie theater, theater, museum, library, etc.
  • In a city area, use in a place where you do not bother people walking.  SONY
  • It is extremely dangerous to walk while looking at the screen of the mobile phone. Do not make calls or operate a mobile phone while walking or by stopping suddenly.
  • Move to a place where you do not disturb others while you are in shinkansen, a hotel lobby etc. SONY
  • Be careful not to be loud while talking.
  • Be careful of sound leakage from earphones in trains or other places with many people around you.
  • Ask permission if you take photos with your mobile phone camera.  SONY
  • When using the camera, follow common rules of etiquette regarding camera use.
  • There may be a person with a cardiac pacemaker nearby at a place filled with people such as in a crowded train. Set “Airplane mode” or turn the product off beforehand.
  • When a medical institution has laid down designated areas where use of the product is prohibited or is not allowed to be brought in, abide by the instructions of that medical institution.

Updating Software

You can update the product to the most recent software for optimal performance and to get the latest enhancements.

  • You are charged for the mobile data communication according to your contract details when accessing the Internet from the product via data communication. A large amount of data communication is required especially for upgrading the OS. SONY
  • You are recommended to back up your data before updating software.
  • For details, refer to ” (Full instruction manual)” (Japanese). SONY

Downloading and updating software

The update software can be downloaded from the settings menu of the product directly via Internet using a Wi-Fi® connection or mobile data communication.

  • Depending on the status of your Wi-Fi® connection, the product searches available networks automatically and the connection may be switched to mobile data communication. In this case, note that unexpected communication charges may be incurred. SONY

1 In the Home screen, slide the screen up [Settings] [System]
[System update] After that, follow the onscreen instructions.

After-sales service

When asking for repair For repair, make an inquiry to Repair and Delivery Support Center.

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* The warranty period is one year from the date you newly purchased the product.

  • Before handing in the product for repair, make a backup of the contents of memory since they may disappear during repair. Note that the Company shall not be liable for any damages and loss of income should the contents of memory be altered or lost. SONY
  • Recycled parts that meet the Company’s quality standards are sometimes used for repair. SONY
  • Your old terminal collected by replacement mobile phone delivery service is serviced for reuse and recycled as a replacement terminal. Also, parts replaced through after-sales service are collected and recycled by the Company. They cannot be returned to customers.
  • The product which is processed, remodelled, analysed (including by modifying or analysing the software (including by rooting etc.), reverse engineering, decompiling, reverse-assembling), or repaired by an unauthorized repair office is not covered by the warranty and repair may be refused.
  • The battery built-into the main unit is not covered by free-of-charge repair warranty, as it is a consumable part. SONY

Performance parts for repair
The Company retains performance parts for repair of the main unit and its peripherals for four years after discontinuation of production. “Performance parts for repair” refers to parts required for maintaining the functions of the product. SONY

Provisions for free-of-charge repair

  1. Please notify us of the production number (IMEI number) for repair request. The production number (IMEI number) can be checked on the product main unit, sticker on the outer packaging box etc. SONY
  2. During the warranty period, we will repair the product free of charge for the malfunction under the condition that it is used correctly in line with the directions given in the instruction manual. SONY
  3. Even if the warranty period has not expired, a fee will be charged for repair under the following circumstances. (or, repair may not be possible).
    1. The product has not been used correctly in line with the directions given in the instruction manual. SONY
    2. The malfunction or damage is due to unauthorized repair or modification of the product.
    3. The product has been repaired other than at our specified repair offices. SONY
    4. The malfunction or damage is due to negligence in use or handling, or due to an accident. There are signs of the product having been dropped, wet, exposed to humidity, etc.
    5. The malfunction or damage is due to natural disasters (earthquakes, storm or flood damage, etc.), fire, salt damage, abnormal voltage, etc.
  4. Repair may not be possible depending on the degree of damage. SONY
  5. The Company shall have no liability for any damage or loss resulting from the malfunction of the product.
  6. The Company shall not bear any responsibility for accidents resulting from use of the product having been connected to unspecified devices.
  7. Do not accept requests for service calls to the owner’s home, place of business, etc.
  8. This warranty is valid only in Japan. * This warranty guarantees repair free of charge during the period and under the conditions specified on this warranty card. Thus this warranty does not limit the legal rights of the owner with respect to the issuer of this warranty card (the guarantor) or any other business person or enterprise. SONY

Repair and Delivery Support with Cloud
An after-sales service membership program on a monthly basis called “Repair and Delivery Support with Cloud” is available for using your au/UQ mobile terminal for a long time without worries. This service expands coverage for many troubles including malfunction, theft and loss. For monthly charge and details of the service, refer to au/UQ mobile homepage. SONY

SIM card
The SIM card is lent to you by your carrier. In case of loss or damage, the card will be replaced at your expense. When a malfunction is suspected, or in case of theft or loss, contact ” (For inquiries)” on ” (Full Instruction Manual)” (Japanese). SONY

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) of mobile phones

This model SOG08 mobile phone complies with Japanese technical regulations and international guidelines regarding exposure to radio waves. This mobile phone was designed in observance of Japanese technical regulations regarding exposure to radio waves*1 and limits to exposure to radio waves recommended by a set of equivalent international guidelines. This set of international guidelines was set out by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), which is in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), and the permissible limits include a substantial safety margin designed to assure the safety of all persons, regardless of age and health condition. The Japanese technical regulations and international guidelines define the limits using a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which represents the average amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the human. The SAR limit for mobile phones is 2.0 W/kg. The highest SAR value for this mobile phone when tested for use near the head is 1.904 W/kg*2 and when worn on the body is 0.96 W/kg*2. There may be slight differences between the SAR levels for each product, but they all satisfy the limit. This is due to automatic changes to the power level of the device to ensure it only uses the minimum required to reach the network. Therefore in general, the closer you are to a base station, the lower the power output of the device. SONY

This mobile phone can be used in positions other than against your head. Please keep the mobile phone farther than 1.5 cm away from your body by using such as a carrying case or a wearable accessory without including any metals. By doing this, this mobile phone complies with Japanese technical regulations and international guidelines regarding exposure to radio waves. The World Health Organization has stated that “a large number of studies have been performed over the last two decades to assess whether mobile phones pose a potential health risk. To date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use.” Please refer to the WHO website if you would like more detailed information. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/electromagnetic-fieldsand-public-health-mobile-phones
*1 Technical regulations are defined by the Ministerial Ordinance Related to Radio Law (Article 14-2 of Radio Equipment Regulations).
*2 Including other radio systems that can be simultaneously used. SONY
Please refer to the websites listed below if you would like to know more detailed information regarding SAR. SONY

Radio Frequency (RF) exposure and Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)
When your phone or Bluetooth® handsfree is turned on, it emits low levels of radio frequency energy. International safety guidelines have been developed through periodic and thorough evaluation of scientific studies. These guidelines establish permitted levels of radio wave exposure. The guidelines include a safety margin designed to assure the safety of all persons and to account for any variations in measurements. SONY

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) is used to measure radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The SAR value is determined at the highest certified power level in laboratory conditions, but because the phone is designed to use the minimum power necessary to access the chosen network, the actual SAR level can be well below this value. There is no proof of difference in safety based on difference in SAR value. SONY

Products with radio transmitters sold in the US must be certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). When required, tests are performed when the phone is placed at the ear and when worn on the body. For body-worn operation, the phone has been tested when positioned a minimum of 15 mm from the body without any metal parts in the vicinity of the phone or when properly used with an appropriate Sony Corporation accessory and worn on the body. Use of the phone other than as tested may impact SAR and result in non-compliance with such RF exposure limits. For devices which include “WiFi hotspot” functionality, body-worn SAR measurements for operation of the device operating in WiFi hotspot mode were taken using a separation distance of 10 mm. Use of third-party accessories may result in different SAR levels than those reported. For more information about SAR and radio frequency exposure go to: https://xperia.sony.jp/product/SAR/ (Japanese). SONY

United States
THIS PHONE MODEL HAS BEEN CERTIFIED IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPOSURE TO RADIO WAVES.

This mobile phone model SOG08 has been designed to comply with applicable safety requirements for exposure to radio waves. Your wireless phone is a radio transmitter and receiver. It is designed to not exceed the limits* of exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy set by governmental authorities. These limits establish permitted levels of RF energy for the general population. The guidelines are based on standards that were developed by international scientific organizations through periodic and thorough evaluation of scientific studies. The standards include a safety margin designed to assure the safety of all individuals, regardless of age and health. SONY

The radio wave exposure guidelines employ a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR). Tests for SAR are conducted using standardized methods with the phone transmitting at its highest certified power level in all used frequency bands. While there may be differences between the SAR levels of various phone models, they are all designed to meet the relevant guidelines for exposure to radio waves. SONY

The highest SAR value as reported to the authorities for this phone model when tested for use by the ear is 0.43 W/kg*, when worn on the body is 0.33 W/kg* and when WiFi hotspot mode is 0.42 W/kg. For body-worn operation, the phone has been tested when positioned a minimum of 15 mm from the body without any metal parts in the vicinity of the phone or when properly used with an appropriate accessory and worn on the body. For devices which include “WiFi hotspot” functionality, SAR measurements for the device operating in WiFi hotspot mode were taken using a separation distance of 10 mm. Use of third-party accessories may result in different SAR levels than those reported. SONY

** Before a phone model is available for sale to the public in the US, it must be tested and certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it does not exceed the limit established by the government-adopted requirement for safe exposure*. The tests are performed in positions and locations (i.e., by the ear and worn on the body) as required by the FCC for each model. The FCC has granted an Equipment Authorization for this phone model with all reported SAR levels evaluated as in compliance with the FCC RF exposure guidelines. While there may be differences between the SAR levels of various phones, all mobile phones granted an FCC equipment authorization meet the government requirement for safe exposure. SAR information on this phone model is on file at the FCC and can be found under the Display Grant section of https://www.fcc.gov/oet/ea/fccid
after searching on FCC ID PY7-47198F. Additional SAR-related information can also be found on the Mobile and Wireless Forum at https://www.mwfai.org/
.

* In the United States, the SAR limit for mobile phones used by the public is 1.6 watts/kilogram (W/kg) averaged over one gram of tissue. The standard incorporates a margin of safety to give additional protection for the public and to account for any variations in measurements.
** This paragraph is only applicable to authorities and customers in the United States. SONY

Europe
This mobile phone model SOG08 has been designed to comply with applicable safety requirements for exposure to radio waves. These requirements are based on scientific guidelines that include safety margins designed to assure the safety of all persons, regardless of age and health.

The radio wave exposure guidelines employ a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. Tests for SAR are conducted using standardized methods with the phone transmitting at its highest certified power level in all used frequency bands. SONY

While there may be differences between the SAR levels of various phone models, they are all designed to meet the relevant guidelines for exposure to radio waves.

SAR data information for residents in countries/regions that have adopted the SAR limit recommended by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), which is 2 W/kg averaged over ten (10) gram of tissue (for example European Union, Japan, Brazil and New Zealand):

For body worn operation, this phone has been tested and meets RF exposure guidelines when used with an accessory that contains no metal and that positions the handset a minimum of 5 mm from the body. Use of other accessories may not ensure compliance with RF exposure guidelines. SONY

The highest SAR value for this model phone tested by Sony for use at the ear is 0.46 W/kg (10g). SONY

In the case where the phone is worn on the body, the highest tested SAR value is 0.32 W/kg (10g).

FCC Statement for the USA

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)This device may not cause harmful interference. (2)This device must accept any interference received, including interference SONY that may cause undesired operation. Any change or modification not expressly approved by Sony may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: SONY
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. SONY

Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act

The products may be subject to the application of the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act and other related laws and regulations in Japan. In addition, the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) of the United States may be applicable. In cases of exporting or reexporting the products, customers are requested to follow the necessary procedures at their own responsibility and cost. Please contact the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan or the Department of Commerce of the United States for details about procedures. SONY

Intellectual property rights

Trademarks

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  • The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Sony Group Corporation and their subsidiaries is under license.
  • Wi-Fi® is a trademark or registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance®.
  • The microSD logo, micro SDHC logo and microSDXC logo are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC.
  • USB Type-C® is a registered trademark of USB Implementers Forum.
  • is a registered trademark of FeliCa Networks, Inc.  SONY
  • Google and Android are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google LLC.
  • The product is licensed under the MPEG-4 visual and AVC patent portfolio license for the personal and non-commercial use of a consumer for (i) encoding video in compliance with the MPEG-4 visual standard (“MPEG-4 video”) or the AVC standard (“AVC video”) and/or (ii) decoding MPEG-4 or AVC video that was encoded by a consumer engaged in a personal and non-commercial activity and/or was obtained from a video provider licensed by MPEG LA to provide MPEG-4 and/or AVC video. No license is granted or shall be implied for any other use. Additional information including that relating to promotional, internal and commercial uses and licensing may be obtained MPEG LA, LLC. (See https://www.mpegla.com). MPEG Layer-3 audio decoding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
  • The software installed on the product or part of it may not be altered, translated/adapted, reverse-engineered, decompiled or reverse-assembled and any such actions are prohibited. SONY
  • “” and “SONY”, or product names, service names, and logo marks used in this manual are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Group Corporation or its affiliated companies. All other product names, service names, company names, and logo marks are trademarks, registered trademarks, or titles of respective companies.
  • FeliCa is a contactless IC card technology developed by Sony Corporation. SONY
  • In context, TM and ® mark may be omitted. · Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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