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How To Update Sony Xperia Z Using USB Cable Connection
How To Update Sony Xperia Z Using USB Cable Connection

Learn how to update your Sony Xperia Z using a USB cable connection. Some updates are not available for wireless download. Notifications appear in the status bar to inform you of such updates. To download and run the updates, you need a USB cable and a computer running the PC Companion application. You can install PC Companion on the computer using installation files saved on your device, or you can download the application directly from PC Companion.

How to download the PC Companion application from Sony Xperia Z

  • Connect your device to a computer using a USB cable.
  • When prompted, follow the instructions in your device to launch the installation of PC Companion on the computer.

Note: PC Companion can also be downloaded from PC Companion.

How to download software updates using a USB cable connection

  • Install the PC Companion application on the computer you are using, if it is not already installed.
  • Connect your device to the computer using a USB cable.
    • Computer: Launch the PC Companion application. After a few moments, PC Companion detects your device and searches for new software for it.
    • Device: When notifications appear in the status bar, follow the on-screen instructions to carry out the relevant software updates.

How to update Sony Xperia Z using an Apple® Mac® computer

  • Install Sony™ Bridge for Mac application on the Apple® Mac® computer you are using, if it is not already installed.
  • Using a USB cable, connect your device to the Apple® Mac® computer.
    • Computer: Launch Sony™ Bridge for Mac application. After a few moments, Sony™ Bridge for Mac application detects your device and searches for new software for it.
    • Computer: If a new software update is detected, a popup window appears. Follow the on-screen instructions to carry out the relevant software updates.

Note: Sony™ Bridge for Mac application is downloadable from Bridge for mac.