Android Home screen

Widgets, shortcuts, folders, and more are displayed on the Android Home screen.

Illustration showing the items on the Android Home screen. The status bar is at the top of the screen. The Google search widget is below the status bar. The middle area of the screen is for shortcuts to apps. The Dock is below the middle area. The navigation bar is at the bottom of the screen.

  1. Status bar

    The status of the player and notifications appear as icons.
    Swipe down on the status bar to display the notification panel and the Quick Settings panel.

  2. Google search widget

    Tap the input field to show the keyboard. Enter text to search on Google.

  3. Shortcuts to apps

    Tap a shortcut to launch an app.

  4. Dock

    You can add up to 5 shortcuts for apps.

  5. Navigation bar

    The navigation bar contains the following 3 buttons. Tap to operate them.

    • (back) button
      Tap the button to return to the previous screen.

    • (home) button
      Tap the button to display the [WALKMAN Home] screen.

    • (overview) button
      Tap the button to display recently used apps.

About the shortcuts to apps on the dock

Apps such as the following are preinstalled on the player.

  • [Sound adjustment]
    Use the app to adjust the sound. You can directly adjust the sound for the player. This is useful when you play content using apps other than “Music player”.

  • [Music player]
    Use the app to play music content stored on the player. Prepare music content in the following ways.

    • Transferring music content from your computer to the player.
    • Purchasing music content from online music services.

  • [Sony | Headphones Connect]
    Use the app to register and set up your headphones.


  • Please note that Sony does not accept responsibility for any problems due to apps or services from other companies. Check the terms of service from each provider before use.

The contents of the Help Guide may be subject to change without notice due to updates to the product's specifications.