The PC Companion software is a collection of software tools and applications you can use when you connect your Sony mobile device to your home computer. The PC Companion software also contains Xperia Transfer which is a tool for moving your content from an iPhone to your new Xperia device.
Sony PC Companion / USB Driver
The PC Companion on this software also offers you device software updates, there is also contacts and calendar management, and also a backup and restore feature for your mobile phone content (availability of applications depends on your phone and operator). See also the Creative Audio Driver.
Older version of Sony PC Companion
The Driver above is the old version of the software. There is now an undated version of the Sony PC Companion called the Xperia PC Companion. You can download it below directly from Sony.
Latest version of Sony Xperia PC Companion
If you are looking to hard reset your Sony mobile phone then see the listings for hard reset and soft resets here. You can use this software to connect to your phone but also to backup the phone before a factory reset is done. The last driver was released in 2016 and you can find this driver listed above for downloading. Download the file and extract the content. There is only one fuile inside which is an EXE file. Simply click on it and it will install on your computer. This will run on Windows 10. If you have issues then right-click on the EXE file and then click on ‘troubleshoot compatibility’ in the menu. Windows 10 or Winodws 11 will then attempt to install it in a emulator mode.