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Adding Location Information - Setup for Android mobile devices

1. Installing PlayMemories Mobile

1.1. Install the latest version of PlayMemories Mobile from the <download> site.

2. Checking whether the [Location Information Linkage] function is enabled

2.1. On your smartphone, select [Settings] > [Location] and turn it on.

2.2. Start PlayMemories Mobile.

2.3. Check if the [Location Information Linkage] option is displayed on the smartphone.

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3. Enabling the [Location Information Linkage] function

To enable this function, a still image needs to be sent from the camera to the smartphone.

3.1. On the camera, press the playback button to display a still image to be sent.

  • The image needs to be stored in a memory card.

3.2. Press the menu button on the camera and select [Network/Wireless*] > [Send to Smartphone] > [Select on This Device] > [This Image].

  • A QR code is displayed on the camera.
    * The menu name is displayed as either [Network] or [Wireless] depending on the model.

3.3. On the smartphone, start PlayMemories Mobile.

3.4. Select [Scan QR Code of the Camera].

3.5. Scan the QR code displayed on the camera.

  • The image is sent, and the smartphone and the camera is connected via Wi-Fi.

3.6. Make sure that the [Location Information Linkage] option is displayed on the top screen of PlayMemories Mobile.

  • Use the scanning function of PlayMemories Mobile. Using other code readers installed on the smartphone does not send the image.
  • If the image cannot be sent via QR code, use NFC or send manually using an SSID and password.
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4. Connecting the smartphone to your camera via Bluetooth communication

4.1. Select [Location Information Linkage] on the top screen of PlayMemories Mobile.

  • If the Bluetooth function is disabled on the smartphone, the message [An app wants to turn on Bluetooth.] appears. Select [ALLOW].

4.2. On the camera, press the menu button and select [Network/Wireless] > [Bluetooth Settings] > [Bluetooth Function] > [On].

4.3. Select [Network/Wireless] > [Bluetooth Settings] > [Pairing].

4.4. On the smartphone, turn on [Location Information Linkage], select [Set the camera], then the camera name.

4.5. On the camera, confirm that the smartphone name appears and select [OK].

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5. Turning on the Location Information Linkage to link with the information on the smartphone

5.1. On the camera, press the menu button and select [Network/Wireless] > [Loc. Info. Link Set.] > [Location Info. Link] > [On].

5.2. On the smartphone, if the message [Set [Location Info. Link] of [Loc. Info. Link. Set.] in the menu of your camera to [On].] appears, select [OK].

5.3. Settings are completed. Confirm the message [Connected with the camera.] appears with [Location Information Linkage].

Additional features

In the [Loc. Info. Link Set.] (Location Information Linkage Settings) screen, the following settings are available.

Location Information Linkage

To add location information obtained with your smartphone to the images.

Auto Time Correction

To correct the date and time settings on the camera automatically using the settings on the smartphone.

Auto Area Adjustment

To adjust the area setting on the camera automatically using the setting on the smartphone.

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Adding Location Information - For the second time or later

If you have already set your smartphone paired with the camera before, and start the Location Information Linkage again, set your devices as follows.

Smartphone settings - for Android devices

  • Turn on Bluetooth : Select [Settings] > [Bluetooth] and turn it on.
  • Turn on Location Information : Select [Settings] > [Location] and turn it on.

Camera settings

  • Turn on Bluetooth : Press the menu button and select [Network/Wireless] > [Bluetooth Settings] > [Bluetooth Function] > [On].
  • Turn on Location Information Link : Press the menu button and select [Network/Wireless] > [Loc. Info. Link Set.] > [Location Info. Link] > [On].

PlayMemories Mobile setting

  • Start PlayMemories Mobile, select [Location Information Linkage] and turn it on.
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