Turning the device on and off

Turning the device on and off

To turn on the device

Make sure that the battery is charged for at least 30 minutes before you turn on the device for the first time.

Turning on Sony Xperia™ SP

  1. Press and hold down the power key until the device vibrates.
  2. If your screen goes dark, briefly press the power key to activate the screen.
  3. Enter your SIM card PIN when requested, then tap .
  4. If your screen is locked, place a finger on the screen and swipe up or down to unlock it.
  5. Wait a while for the device to start.
Your SIM card PIN is initially supplied by your network operator, but you can change it later from the Settings menu. To correct a mistake made while entering your SIM card PIN, tap .

To turn off the device

  1. Press and hold down the power key until the options menu opens.
  2. In the options menu, tap Power off.
  3. Tap OK.
It may take a while for the device to shut down.

To force the device to shut down

Forcing restart on Sony Xperia™ SP
  1. Remove the back cover.
  2. Press and hold down the OFF button using the tip of a pen or a similar object. The device turns off automatically.
Do not use overly sharp objects that could damage the OFF button.
User guide (PDF)

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