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Xperia™ PLAY

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Share your phone’s data connection using a USB cable

You can share your phone’s mobile data connection with a single computer using a USB cable. This process is called USB tethering.

To share your phone’s data connection using a USB cable:

  1. Use the USB cable supplied with your phone to connect your phone to a computer.
  2. From the Home screen, tap the Application screens icon.
  3. Find and tap Settings > Wireless & networks > Tethering & portable hotspot.
  4. Mark the USB tethering checkbox. The phone starts sharing its mobile network data connection with the computer over the USB connection. An ongoing notification appears in the status bar and the Notification panel.
  5. To stop sharing your data connection, unmark the USB tethering checkbox, or disconnect the USB cable.

Note: You can’t share your phone’s data connection and SD card over a USB cable at the same time. If you are using your USB connection to make your SD card available to your computer, you must first deactivate this connection before you can start sharing your phone’s data connection.