Guidelines for Safe and Efficient Use
Please follow these guidelines. Failure to do so might entail a potential health risk or product malfunction. If in doubt as to its proper function, have the product checked by a certified service partner before charging or using it.
Recommendations for care and safe use of our products
Handle with care and keep in a clean and dust-free place.
Warning! May explode if disposed of in fire.
Do not use in environments where relevant IP rating limitations, if applicable, are exceeded (including excess depths and/or pressures of liquid and/or dust) or expose to excess humidity.
For optimum performance, the product should not be operated in temperatures below +5℃ or above +35℃. Do not expose the battery to temperatures above +60℃.
Do not expose to flames or lit tobacco products.
Do not drop, throw or try to bend the products.
Do not paint or attempt to disassemble or modify the product. Only Sony authorized personnel should perform service.
Consult with authorized medical staff and the instructions of the medical device manufacturer before using the product near pacemakers or other medical devices or equipment.
Discontinue use of electronic devices, or disable the radio transmitting functionality of the device, where required or requested to do so.
Do not use where a potentially explosive atmosphere exists.
Do not place the product, or install wireless equipment, in the area above an air bag in a car.
Caution: Cracked or broken displays may create sharp edges or splinters that could be harmful upon contact.
Do not use a Bluetooth Headset in positions where it is uncomfortable or will be subject to pressure.
Warning! Keep out of the reach of children. Do not allow children to play with tablet devices or accessories. They could hurt themselves or others. Products may contain small parts that could become detached and create a choking hazard.
Power supply (Charger)
Connect the charger to power sources as marked on the product. Do not use outdoors or in damp areas. Do not alter or subject the cord to damage or stress. Unplug the unit before cleaning it. Never alter the plug. If it does not fit into the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by an electrician. When a power supply is connected there is a small drain of power. To avoid this small energy waste, disconnect the power supply when the product is fully charged. Use of charging devices that are not Sony branded may pose increased safety risks.
New or idle batteries can have short-term reduced capacity. Fully charge the battery before initial use. Use for the intended purpose only. Charge the battery in temperatures between +5℃ and +35℃. Do not put the battery into your mouth. Do not let the battery contacts touch another metal object. Turn off the product before removing the battery. Performance depends on temperatures, signal strength, usage patterns, features selected and voice or data transmissions. Only Sony service partners should remove or replace built-in batteries. Use of batteries that are not Sony branded may pose increased safety risks. Replace the battery only with another Sony battery that has been qualified with the product as per the standard IEEE-1725. Use of an unqualified battery may present a risk of fire, explosion, leakage or other hazard.
Personal medical devices
Tablet devices may affect implanted medical equipment. Reduce risk of interference by keeping a minimum distance of 15cm (6 inches) between the tablet device and the medical device. Do not carry the tablet device in your breast pocket. Turn off the tablet device if you suspect interference. For use in proximity to personal medical devices, please consult a physician and the device manufacturer.
In some cases, vehicle manufacturers may forbid the use of tablet devices in their vehicles unless a handsfree kit with an external antenna supports the installation. Check with the vehicle manufacturer's representative to be sure that a tablet device or Bluetooth handsfree will not affect the electronic systems in the vehicle. Full attention should be given to driving at all times and local laws and regulations restricting the use of wireless devices while driving must be observed.
GPS/Location based functions
Some products provide GPS/Location based functions. Location determining functionality is provided "As is" and "With all faults". Sony does not make any representation or warranty as to the accuracy of such location information.
Use of location-based information by the device may not be uninterrupted or error free and may additionally be dependent on network service availability. Please note that functionality may be reduced or prevented in certain environments such as building interiors or areas adjacent to buildings.
Caution: Do not use GPS functionality in a manner which causes distraction from driving.
Use of antenna devices not marketed by Sony could damage the tablet device, reduce performance, and produce SAR levels above the established limits. Do not cover the antenna with your hand as this affects call quality, power levels and can shorten talk and standby times.
Bluetooth and WLAN functionality, if available in the device, can be enabled in Flight mode but may be prohibited onboard aircraft or in other areas where radio transmissions are prohibited. In such environments, please seek proper authorization before enabling Bluetooth or WLAN functionality even in Flight mode.
Malware (short for malicious software) is software that can harm tablet device. Malware or harmful applications can include viruses, worms, spyware, and other unwanted programs. While the device does employ security measures to resist such efforts, Sony does not warrant or represent that the device will be impervious to the introduction of malware. You can however reduce the risk of malware attacks by using care when downloading content or accepting applications, refraining from opening or responding to messages from unknown sources, using trustworthy services to access the Internet, and only downloading content to the tablet device from known, reliable sources.
Use only Sony branded original accessories and certified service partners. Sony does not test third-party accessories. Accessories may influence RF exposure, radio performance, loudness, electric safety and other areas. Third-party accessories and parts may pose a risk to your health or safety or decrease performance.
Disposal of old electrical and electronic equipment and battery
This symbol on the electronic product or on its packaging indicates that the electronic product (including the battery) should not be treated as household waste. Instead it should be handed over to the appropriate collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. Do not attempt to remove internal batteries. Internal batteries shall be removed only by a waste treatment facility or trained service professional. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources. For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
If the product comes complete with a removable memory card, it is generally compatible with the handset purchased but may not be compatible with other devices or the capabilities of their memory card. Check other devices for compatibility before purchase or use. If the product is equipped with a memory card reader, check memory card compatibility before purchase or use.
Memory cards are generally formatted prior to shipping. To reformat the memory card, use a compatible device. Do not use the standard operating system format when formatting the memory card on a PC. For details, refer to the operating instruction of the device or contact customer support.
If the device requires an adapter for insertion into the handset or another device, do not insert the card directly without the required adapter.
Precautions on memory card use
Do not expose the memory card to moisture.
Do not touch terminal connections with your hand or any metal object.
Do not strike, bend, or drop the memory card.
Do not attempt to disassemble or modify the memory card.
Do not use or store the memory card in humid or corrosive locations or in excessive heat such as a closed car in summer, in direct sunlight or near a heater, etc.
Do not press or bend the end of the memory card adapter with excessive force.
Do not let dirt, dust, or foreign objects get into the insert port of any melody card adapter.
Check if you have inserted the memory card correctly.
Insert the memory card as far as it will go into any memory card adapter needed. The memory card may not operate properly unless fully inserted.
We recommend that you make a backup copy of important data. We are not responsible for any loss or damage to content you store on the memory card.
Recorded data may be damaged or lost when you remove the memory card or memory card adapter, turn off the power while formatting, reading or writing data, or use the memory card in locations subject to static electricity or high electrical field emissions.
Protection of personal information
Erase personal data before disposing of the product. To delete data, perform a master reset. Deleting data from the memory of the tablet device does not ensure that it cannot be recovered. Sony does not warrant against recovery of information and does not assume responsibility for disclosure of any information even after a master reset.
Avoid volume levels that may be harmful to your hearing.