How To Update On Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

How To Update On Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
How To Update On Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Learn how to update on your Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. You should update the software on your device to get the latest functionality, enhancements and bug fixes in order to ensure optimal performance. When a software update is available, Software Update icon appears in the status bar. You can also check for new updates manually.

The easiest way to install a software update is to do it wirelessly from your device. However, some updates are not available for wireless download. You then need to use the PC Companion application on a PC or the Sony Bridge for Mac application on an Apple Mac computer to update your device. For more information about software updates, go to Update.

To check for new software

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon.
  • Find and tap Update Center.
  • To check that you have the latest system software installed, tap System. To check for updates to applications installed on your device, tap Updates.

Updating your device wirelessly

Use the Update Center application to update your device wirelessly. It handles both application updates and system updates and can also facilitate the download of new applications developed for your device. The updates that you can download over a mobile network depend on your operator. It is recommended to use a Wi-Fi network instead of a mobile network to download new software so that you can avoid data traffic costs.

To download and install a system update

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon.
  • Find and tap Update Center > System.
  • Select the desired system update, then tap Download icon.
  • When the download is finished, tap Finish icon and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

To download and install application updates

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon.
  • Find and tap Update Center > System.
  • To download a particular application update, select the update, then tap Download icon. To download all available application updates, tap Download All icon. Updates install automatically after download.

To install a new application

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps.
  • Find and tap Update Center.
  • Select the desired application, then tap Install. The application installs.

To download and install a system update from the Notifications panel

  • Drag the status bar downwards to open the Notifications panel.
  • Scroll down and select the desired system update, then tap Download.
  • When the download is finished, tap Install and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

To download and install an application update from the Notification panel

  • Drag the status bar downwards to open the Notifications panel.
  • Scroll down and select the desired system update, then tap Update. The update installs automatically after download.

To install a new application from the Notifications panel

  • Drag the status bar downwards to open the Notifications panel.
  • Scroll down and select the desired system update, then tap Install. The new application installs automatically after download

Updating your device using a computer

  • You can download and install software updates on your device using a computer with an Internet connection. You need a USB cable and a PC running the PC Companion application or an Apple Mac computer running the Sony Bridge for Mac application.
  • If you dont have the PC Companion or the Sony Bridge for Mac application installed on the relevant computer, connect your device to the computer using a USB cable and follow the onscreen installation instructions.

To update your device using a computer

  • Make sure you have the PC Companion application installed on your PC or the Sony Bridge for Mac application installed on the Apple Mac computer.
  • Using a USB cable, connect your device to the computer.
  • Computer: Launch the PC Companion application or the Sony Bridge for Mac application. After a few moments, the computer detects your device and searches for new software.
  • Computer: If a new software update is detected, a popup window appears. Follow the on-screen instructions to run the relevant software updates.

Note: Refer here for more information on Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.

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