Article ID : S1F1542 / Last Modified : 08/13/2019

Compatible USB Devices

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    General Notes

    • The operations of the USB connected devices described on this Web site are validated under certain conditions. These specifications may be changed afterwards, thus, the information described on this Web site may be different from the latest information.
    • It shows the validation result of the USB connected devices, it doesn't necessarily mean that all results for each USB connected model are guaranteed.
    • Please refer to the operating instructions or contact the manufacturer of your device for more information.
    • Depending on the devices, a part of the Audio operation functions (such as Reverse/fast-forward a track) may be unavailable.
    • If you cannot operate the USB function of the Car Audio, please do the following:
      • Remove the USB device from the car audio unit.
      • Turn off the car audio unit by pressing [SOURCE] button for 2 seconds.
      • Turn on the car audio unit by pressing either [SOURCE] button or [Source] button for 2 seconds.
      • Re-connect the USB device.
    • Depending on the type of the character code used for the attached information of music file, the characters of the music title may not be displayed correctly.
    • If you start the car engine with the USB device inserted into the car audio unit, the USB device may be damaged or malfunction. Be sure to connect the USB device only after starting the car.
    • This information is subject to change without notice.

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    Compatible Sony USB Devices

    General Notes

    • The Sony USB device compatibility presented in this document are validated under certain conditions, including the device specification at the time of testing. These results are not guaranteed and are subject to change without notice.
    • If you start the car engine with the USB device inserted into the car audio unit, the USB device may be damaged or malfunction. Be sure to connect the USB device only after starting the car.
    • Supported Functions:
      • Battery Charging (For WALKMAN® players only)
      • Music playback (Skip Tracks, Reverse/Fast Forward a Track, Pause, Repeat/Shuffle play)
      • Quick-BrowZer™

    Device Model Type Memory  
    USM-M Series
    USB Memory USM4GM Micro Vault® Storage Media 4GB  
    USM8GM Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB  
    USM16GM Micro Vault® Storage Media 16GB  
    USM32GM Micro Vault® Storage Media 32GB  
    Device Model Type Memory  
    USM-P Series
    USB Memory USM4GP Micro Vault® Storage Media 4GB  
    USM8GP Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB  
    USM16GP Micro Vault® Storage Media 16GB  
    USM32GP Micro Vault® Storage Media 32GB  
    USM64GP Micro Vault® Storage Media 64GB  
    Device Model Type Memory  
    USM-Q Series
    USB Memory USM8GQ Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB  
    USM16GQ Micro Vault® Storage Media 16GB  
    USM32GQ Micro Vault® Storage Media 32GB  
    USM64GQ Micro Vault® Storage Media 64GB  
    Device Model Type Memory  
    USM-QX Series
    USB Memory USM8GQX Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB  
    USM16GQX Micro Vault® Storage Media 16GB  
    USM32GQX Micro Vault® Storage Media 32GB  
    USM64GQX Micro Vault® Storage Media 64GB  
    Device Model Type Memory  
    USM-R Series
    USB Memory USM4GR Micro Vault® Storage Media 4GB  
    USM8GR Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB  
    USM16GR Micro Vault® Storage Media 16GB  
    USM32GR Micro Vault® Storage Media 32GB  
    USM64GR Micro Vault® Storage Media 64GB  
    Device Model Type Memory  
    USM-S Series
    USB Memory USM4GS Micro Vault® Storage Media 4GB  
    USM8GS Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB  
    USM16GS Micro Vault® Storage Media 16GB  
    Device Model Type Memory  
    USM-U Series
    USB Memory USM4GU Micro Vault® Storage Media 4GB  
    USM8GU Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB  
    USM16GU Micro Vault® Storage Media 16GB  
    USM32GU Micro Vault® Storage Media 32GB  
    USM64GU Micro Vault® Storage Media 64GB  
    USM128GU Micro Vault® Storage Media 128GB  
    Device Model Type Memory  
    USM-V Series
    USB Memory USM4GV Micro Vault® Storage Media 4GB  
    USM8GV Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB  
    USM16GV Micro Vault® Storage Media 16GB  
    1. Songs transferred by "PlayStation™ Music Transfer" are not available.

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    Compatible iPod & iPhone Devices

    General Notes

    • Supported Functions:
      • Battery Charging
      • Music playback
    • The iPod device and Sony car audio device compatibility presented in this document is validated under certain conditions, including the device's specifications at the time of testing. These results are not guaranteed and are subject to change without notice.
    • The iPod device may be damaged if connected when the car engine is started. Please connect the iPod to the car audio system only after the car engine is started.
    • Please update your iPod or iPhone to the latest software version before use. The Sony® car audio unit may not function correctly with the Apple® device depending on the software version.
    • Depending on the software version of iPod and iPhone, the head unit may not operate correctly sometimes. It is not a malfunction of the head unit, but in case the problem does not recover, please contact the call center.
    • Please refer to the operating instructions or contact the manufacturer of your device for more information.
    • iPod and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.


    Manufacturer   Model Name Notes
    Apple iPod touch (5th generation) *1
    iPod touch (4th generation)  
    iPod touch (3rd generation)  
    iPod touch (2nd generation)  
    iPod classic  
    iPod nano (7th generation)  
    iPod nano (6th generation)  
    iPod nano (5th generation)  
    iPhone 6 Plus *1
    iPhone 6 *1
    iPhone 5c/s *1
    iPhone 5 *1
    iPhone 4S *1
    iPhone 4  
    iPhone 3GS  
    1. Confirmed with iOS8.

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    Compatible Mobile Devices

    General Notes

    • Supported Functions:
      • Music playback from the SD card (MP3, WMA)
    • The mobile device and Sony car audio device compatibility presented in this document is validated under certain conditions, including the device's specifications at the time of testing. These results are not guaranteed and are subject to change without notice.
    • The mobile device may be damaged if connected when the car engine is started. Please connect the iPod to the car audio system only after the car engine is started.
    • Please refer to the operating instructions or contact the manufacturer of your device for more information.


    Manufacturer Model Name
    Sony Xperia Arc S
    Xperia Arc
    Xperia Neo
    Xperia Neo V
    Xperia Pro
    Xperia Mini pro
    Xperia Ray
    Xperia Active
    Xperia Neo L
    Xperia Ion
    Xperia S
    Xperia U
    Xperia Go
    Xperia P
    Xperia Sola
    Xperia SL
    Xperia Arco S
    Xperia TX
    Xperia V
    Xperia J
    Xperia Tipo
    Xperia E
    Xperia Z
    Xperia Zl
    Xperia ZR
    Xperia SP
    Xperia M
    Xperia C
    Xperia L
    Xpera Z1
    Xperia Z1 Ultra
    Xperia Z1 Compact
    Xperia E1
    Xperia T2 Ultra
    Xperia Z2
    Xperia M2
    Xperia Tablet S
    Xperia Tablet Z
    Xperia Z2 Tablet
    NOKIA C2-01
    ASHA 300
    LUMIA 920 NFC LTE
    ASHA 311
    LUMIA 520
    LUMIA 620 NFC
    LG E400 OPTIMUS L3
    E610
    HUAWEI ASCEND Y300
    HTC WINDOWS PHONE 8S
    LAVA Iris 402

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