Sony Xperia M5 - 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 10.8 or later

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



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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 whether to charge your device,

transfer files, 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 the USB cable type intended for your Xperia™ model and make sure it is

completely dry.

USB Connection Mode

You can use the

Transfer files (MTP) connection mode for managing files and updating

device software. This USB mode is used with Microsoft





Charging is enabled by default.
Using the

MIDI mode, your device can function as a MIDI input for musical instrument


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.