Article ID : 00021776 / Last Modified : 07/23/2019Print

How to enable or disable the USB Charging feature to allow a device to charge while connected to a USB port.

    Many VAIO® computers include at least one USB port which will support charging a USB device when the computer is on, in standby, hibernate or shut off. The USB Charging feature is disabled by default, so if you wish to use a USB port to charge a device, the feature must first be enabled.

    Follow these steps to enable USB Charging feature.


    • The USB port that has the ability to charge a device can be identified by the lightning bolt (or charge) icon next to the port.
    • Charging a device via the USB port depends on the USB device. Some devices do not support being charged via a USB port connection. Consult the device specifications and documentation to see if it supports the USB Charging feature.
    1. Point to (but do not click) the lower-right or top-right corner of the screen, and then click to select the Search charm. Image

      NOTE:  The Windows LogoQ key combination will also take you to the Search screen.

    2. In the Search screen, in the Search field type VAIO Control Center, and then press the Enter key.
    3. In the VAIO Control Center window, click Hardware.
    4. In the Hardware screen, in the USB Charging section, click the button to turn On the feature. Image
    5. In the VAIO Control Center window, click the X in the upper-right corner to close the window.

    NOTE:  To disable the USB Charging feature, repeat the entire procedure and at step 4, click the button to turn Off the feature.