Article ID : 00045636 / Last Modified : 08/15/2015

Can my smartphone or tablet be charged on the TV while I watch programs at the same time?

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IMPORTANT: If model-specific information is required to complete any of the steps in this solution, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV. Manuals are posted on your model support page.

A smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device with Mobile-High Definition Link (MHL®) technology can be charged by connecting it to the TV with an MHL cable . To watch a TV program and a mobile device with MHL at the same time, set the Auto Input Change (MHL) to Off in the TV menu.

NOTE: Auto Input Change (MHL) depends on whether the MHL-compatible device can support this feature.

Follow the steps below to turn off Auto Input Change (MHL).

  1. On the TV remote control, press the HOME button.
  2. Select Setup.
  3. Select BRAVIA Sync Settings.
  4. Select Auto Input Change (MHL).
  5. Select Off.