Sony Xperia Z2 - Maintenance Using a Computer

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Maintenance Using a Computer

Xperia™ Companion

Xperia™ Companion is a software service which provides a collection of tools and

applications you can use when you connect your device to a computer. With Xperia™

Companion, you can:

Update or repair your device’s software.

Transfer your content from an old device using Xperia™ Transfer.

Back up and restore content on your computer.

Sync multimedia content—photos, videos, music, and playlists—between your device

and computer.

Browse files on your device.
To use Xperia™ Companion, you need an internet-connected computer running one of

the following operating systems:





7 or later

Mac OS


X 10.11 or later

Learn more and download Xperia™ Companion for Windows at or Xperia™ Companion for Mac


Managing Files Using a Computer

Use a USB cable connection between a Windows


computer and your device to transfer

and manage your files.
Once the two devices are connected, you can choose if you want to charge your device,

transfer files, use it as a power supply, or use it for MIDI input. Your computer will detect

your device when you select the

Transfer files (MTP) connection mode. The default

connection mode is set to

Charging only.

With Xperia™ Companion you can access the file system of your device. If you do not

have Xperia™ Companion installed, you are requested to install it when you connect your

device to the computer.

Always use a USB cable intended for your specific Xperia™ model and make sure it is

completely dry.

USB Connection Modes

There are two USB connection modes available for you to use:

Media transfer

mode (MTP)

Use MTP for managing files, updating device software, and connecting via Wi-Fi. This
USB mode is used with Microsoft




computers. MTP is enabled by default.

Mass storage mode


Use MSC for managing files using MAC OS


and Linux computers that don't have

MTP support.

To Change USB Connection Mode


Attach a USB connector to your device.


Drag down the Status bar, and then tap

Charging only.


Tap either

Transfer files (MTP) or MIDI as desired.