With Xperia Link, your Xperia™ tablet or SONY VAIO® PC can connect to the Internet by using the tethering function of your Xperia™ phone. You can turn the tethering function on and off remotely from your Xperia™ tablet or SONY VAIO® PC. You can even connect to the Internet using this connection when you are out and about, with your Xperia™ phone in a pocket or bag, and no Wi-Fi is available. Note that Bluetooth always must be on during use.
On your Xperia™ tablet (excluding Xperia ™ Tablet S), you can receive call notifications and view your Xperia™ phone’s text messages. While connected via Xperia™ Link, you will not miss a phone call or text message even if your phone is in your pocket or bag. You can also reply to text messages you have received on your phone, directly from the bigger screen of your Xperia™ tablet. Please install the latest version of Xperia Link to both devices from this page.
Supported phones: Xperia™ with Android 4.0 or higher. To use with SONY VAIO® PCs, the version must be below 4.4.
- Your phone and data plan must support the use of tethering
- You may incur additional charges for tethering depending on your data plan.
Supported tablets: Xperia™ tablets
- To share mobile connection over Bluetooth, both phone and tablet must support Bluetooth tethering.
Supported computers: SONY VAIO® PCs with Windows 8 or higher
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Improved performance such as faster connection establishment