Article ID : 00021890 / Last Modified : 07/23/2019

How to setup and use the Xperia Link app.

    Once setup, the Xperia Link app allows you to connect to the Internet using the tethering function of your Xperia phone.

    Follow these steps to setup the Xperia Link app.


    • The phone must be using a SIM card in order to use the Xperia Link app. The Xperia Link app cannot be set up or used if the mobile phone is not using a SIM card to connect with the Service Providers.
    • Even with the presence of a SIM card, some Service Providers do not support the tethering function using the Xperia Link app. Contact your Service Provider to verify support option.
    • Because the Xperia Link app uses Bluetooth® wireless technology to connect, if the Bluetooth function in either the phone or tablet is turned off, an Xperia Link connection cannot be established.
    1. On the phone, make sure the Xperia Link app has been downloaded and installed from the Google Play Store . Image
    2. On the Tablet desktop, tap the Home icon. Image
    3. In the upper-right corner of the desktop home screen, tap the Apps & Widgets icon. Image
    4. In the Apps & Widgets screen, tap the Xperia Link icon. Image
    5. In the Xperia Link screen, tap the Setup button. Image
    6. On the phone, start the Xperia Link app and in the Xperia Link screen, tap the Setup button. Image
    7. At the Tethering prompt, tap the OK button. Image
    8. Use the camera on the phone to scan the QR Code™ on the tablet. Image

      NOTE: You may need to wait for a while until the connection is completed. Image

    9. On the tablet or phone, if a Connected prompt is displayed, tap OK. ImageImage

    The Xperia Link connection process is now complete.

    NOTE: There will be a prompt in the Notification area of both the tablet and the phone confirming that the connection has been established.