Pairing with a Bluetooth remote commander

You can operate Photo Pro and Video Pro on your Xperia device with a Bluetooth remote commander or grip manufactured by Sony (sold separately).

For details on compatible remote commanders and grips, visit the Sony website for your area or consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.

Refer to the instruction manual for the Bluetooth remote commander or grip as well.

  1. On your Xperia device, launch Photo Pro or Video Pro.
  2. On your Xperia device, tap [MENU] (for Photo Pro) or (Settings icon) (for Video Pro).
  3. On your Xperia device, tap [Bluetooth remote control], and then tap the switch to enable the function.
  4. On your Xperia device, tap [Pair new controller].
  5. On the Bluetooth remote commander, perform pairing.
    • GP-VPT2BT: Press and hold the PHOTO button and the T side of the Zoom button at the same time for at least 7 seconds.
    • RMT-P1BT: Press and hold the Shutter-release/REC button and the Focus/Zoom button (either the + button or the - button) at the same time for at least 7 seconds.

    For details, refer to the instruction manual for the Bluetooth remote commander.

  6. On your Xperia device, follow the on-screen instructions.
    Select [Pair & connect] and [PAIR] on the notifications and dialogs that appear multiple times when your Xperia device detects the Bluetooth remote commander. The name of the Bluetooth remote commander may be displayed as a Bluetooth address (numerals and letters).

Note

  • When you perform a factory data reset, pairing information is also erased. To use the Bluetooth remote commander, perform pairing again.
  • If the Bluetooth connection is unstable, remove any obstacles such as people or metal objects from between your Xperia device and the paired Bluetooth remote commander.
  • If the function does not work properly, check the following notes and then try pairing again.
    • Confirm that the Bluetooth remote commander is not connected with other devices.
    • Confirm that you are not operating your Xperia device using other Bluetooth remote commander.
    • Check if the Airplane mode of your Xperia device is set to off.
    • Check if the Bluetooth function of your Xperia device is set to on.
    • Unpair the Bluetooth remote commander.

Hint

  • Once you pair with the Bluetooth remote commander, you can operate both Photo Pro and Video Pro.
  • Turn the [Bluetooth remote control] function on or off individually for Photo Pro and Video Pro.
  • To change the name of the paired Bluetooth remote commander, find and tap [Settings] > [Device connection], tap (Settings icon) beside the name of the paired Bluetooth remote commander, and then tap (Edit icon).

To use Camera endurance mode

Your device may limit certain functions as a precaution when under intensive use. By turning on Camera endurance mode, you can maintain high performance for a longer period of time.

  1. Tap [MENU] (for Photo Pro) or (Settings icon) (for Video Pro).

  2. Tap [Bluetooth remote control] > [Camera endurance mode], and then follow the on-screen instructions to enable the function.

Bluetooth remote commander connection status icons

You can check the connection status of the Bluetooth remote commander on the viewfinder when [Bluetooth remote control] is set to on while using Photo Pro or Video Pro.

  • (Bluetooth remote commander connection icon): Bluetooth remote commander operations are enabled.

  • (Bluetooth remote commander disconnection icon): Bluetooth remote commander operations are disabled.

  • (Camera endurance mode available icon): Camera endurance mode is turned on and available.

  • (Camera endurance mode unavailable icon): Camera endurance mode is turned on but unavailable because you are not using the Bluetooth remote commander to operate Photo Pro and Video Pro.

Hint

  • The Bluetooth connection is only active while you are operating your Xperia device using the Bluetooth remote commander.

To unpair the Bluetooth remote commander

  1. Find and tap [Settings] > [Device connection].

  2. Under [Previously connected devices], tap (Settings icon) beside the name of the Bluetooth remote commander that you want to unpair.

  3. Tap [Forget] > [Forget device].

To operate the Bluetooth remote commander

You can shoot images and record videos by pressing buttons on the Bluetooth remote commander. For more information about operating the Bluetooth remote commander, refer to the Help Guide for the Bluetooth remote commander.

Hint

  • You can switch the lenses of the main camera by pressing the C1 button on the Bluetooth remote commander. To assign another function to the C1 button, tap [MENU] (for Photo Pro) or (Settings icon) (for Video Pro), tap [Bluetooth remote control] > [C1 button customization], and then select an option.