Get Familiar With Xperia Icons

Edited by Geraldin Carniyan, Lynn, Rebecca M., Christine Cruz and 1 other

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Sony Ericsson Xperia is one of the most sought after mobile devices today. It is running the Android operating like most smartphones and tablets so there may be functions or features that are similar. However, this doesn't mean that all processes on it are the same as other devices that run the same operating system. I listed steps that will help you be familiar with the Sony Ericsson Xperia icons and basic on screen functions.

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Icons

This following are the screenshots of Xperia icons that you will encounter. Most of them are pretty straightforward but the details of the "more important ones" are listed below the picture.

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    Signal strength - this shows how strong or weak of a signal that your phone is getting.
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    No signal - indicates that your mobile isn't receiving any signal at all.
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    Roaming - indicates that you are connected to network via international roaming when you are out of the country.
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    GPRS/Edge/3G available - shows you the type of the network technology you can connect to.
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    Sending and downloading GPRS/Edge/3G data - indicates the type of the network technology you are connected to.
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    Battery status - shows how much battery is left.
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    The battery is charging - logo that shows on your battery when it is plugged on a power source.
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    GPS is activated - indicates that your global positioning system is on
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    Airplane mode is activated - indicates that airplane mode is on and you won't be able to connect to any networks.
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    SIM card is locked - a lock is enabled on your SIM and it can't be used.
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    Vibrate mode - your phone will vibrate for any type of notifications.
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    Syncing error - cannot sync your contact to your phone
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    Problem with text message/multimedia messaging delivery - unable to send an outgoing message.
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    Problem with sign-in/sync - can't sign you in or sync your account.
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    Storage card is full - your SD card already run out of space.
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    Error message - an error occurred with one of the actions you performed
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The Home Screen

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    Xperia has five home screens
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    You can scroll to the right or to the left to view them.
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    The status bar contains all the notifications
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    New messages, emails, missed calls, social networking alerts, etc., are found here.
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    The Google search bar is for searching the internet without launching your browser anymore
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    You can just type in what you want to search and tap on the magnifying glass icon.
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Notifications

Below are the steps on how to access and manage your notifications.

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    You can either scroll the notification bar down which will show you all the notifications right away or tap on the menu key
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    Tap on "Notifications"
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    Tap on the notification you wish to check
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    Tap on "Clear" on the upper right hand to ignore the notifications
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Zooming in and out

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    While looking at the page or picture, double tap on the screen and this will automatically zoom in the picture
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    Tap on the zoom in icon (+) to zoom in and zoom out icon (-) to zoom out
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Adding a widget or a shortcut

For your convenience, you can add a widget or a shortcut on the home screen to access your favorite apps and functions easily. Below are the steps.

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    Tap and hold on any available area on the home screen and tap on either "Widgets" or "Shortcuts"
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    Tap and hold the widget or shortcut that you want to move
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    Drag them to the home screen where you want to put them or to the trash bin icon if you want to delete them
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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please post in the comments section below.

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Recent edits by: Christine Cruz, Rebecca M., Lynn

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