Sony Xperia Charging Issues
If the battery is completely discharged, it may take 30 minutes before the device starts charging. At this time, the screen may remain completely dark, and the charging icon will not be displayed. Please note that it may take up to 4 hours to charge a fully discharged battery.
Make sure you are using an original Sony charger to charge your device.
To charge your Xperia ™ device, plug the standard Sony charger into a wall outlet. When you connect your Xperia ™ device to your computer using a USB cable, the charging process is much slower.
Disconnect the USB cable from the Xperia ™ device and reinsert it into the micro USB port of the device. Make sure that the charger cable is correctly connected to the micro USB connector of the device and that no objects, such as a protective cover, are interfering with it. Ensure that the charger is properly connected to an outlet with an active power source.
Make sure the charger connector is free of lint, dust, and moisture. A clogged connector may cause the USB cable to be connected incorrectly and prevent the charging process. Make sure the USB connector is dry and gently remove dust and lint, such as using a wooden or plastic toothpick or toothbrush.
Try charging your Xperia ™ device by connecting it to your computer’s USB port using a different USB cable. If the device starts charging, it may mean that your charger is not working properly. Replace it with an original Sony charger designed for your device.
Turn off the device, and then turn it on again. This will stop all running applications and free up memory. Sometimes this operation automatically fixes the problem.
If the device does not respond or does not restart, you may need to force restart or turn it off. In this case, the settings and personal data will not be deleted.
Force restart or shutdown device
- Press and hold the volume up key and the power key at the same time for 10 seconds.
- The device vibrates once. Follow the directions below depending on whether you need to force restart the device or turn it off.
Turn on the phone
Before turning the phone on for the first time, make sure that the battery lasts at least 30 minutes.
- Press and hold the power key until the phone vibrates.
- Wait until the phone starts up.
Update your device software for optimal performance.
To reset your device, perform software recovery using the Xperia ™ Companion PC application. Please note that when restoring software, all data stored on the device will be deleted. Content stored on an external memory card, such as photos,s, and music, is not deleted.
Backing up data using a computer
- Make sure the Xperia ™ Companion for Windows or Mac OS is installed on your PC or Mac®.
- Connect your device to your computer using a USB cable.
- On a computer: Open the Xperia ™ Companion app. After a while, the computer will detect your device.
- Select Backup on the home screen.
- To back up, follow the on-screen instructions.
Software Recovery with Xperia ™ Companion
Before restoring software, make sure you remember your Google ™ credentials. Depending on the security settings, you may need to enter them to start the device after restoring the software.