Content Manager Transferring data to and from a computer using Wi-Fi

Transfer data using Wi-Fi on your system.
Connect a computer (Windows® / Mac) to an access point, and then connect your system with the computer through the same access point. Your system and the computer must be connected to the same network.

Before performing this procedure, you need to do the following:

  • For a PCH-1000 series system, insert a memory card for the PS Vita system.
  • Link a Sony Entertainment Network account with your system.
    If you have an account that was created on a different device, such as a PS3™ system or a computer, you can sign in using that account.
  • Set up your system so that it can connect to the access point that the computer is connected to.
  • Connect your computer to the Internet.
  • Download and install Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation® on your computer.
    Download Content Manager Assistant from the following website:
    http://cma.dl.playstation.net/cma/

Preparing for first-time use

You must register your system with the computer.

Registering your system with the computer

Perform this procedure with your system near the access point.

1.
In the Content Manager Assistant, enable the Wi-Fi Connection Settings.
Windows®:
Right click the Content Manager Assistant icon in the notification area of the taskbar, and then select the [Settings] > [Wi-Fi Connection Settings] > [Connect to PS Vita System Using Wi-Fi] checkbox to set a checkmark.
Mac:
Click the Content Manager Assistant icon in the menu bar, and then select the [Preferences] > [Wi-Fi Connection Settings] > [Connect to PS Vita System Using Wi-Fi] checkbox to set a checkmark.
2.
On your system, select (Content Manager) > [Copy Content].
3.
Select (PC) > (Wi-Fi).
4.
Select [Add Device].
Follow the screens to complete the operation. A list of computers that can be connected will be displayed.
5.
Select the computer you want to connect to your system.
On the computer screen, a number necessary to register the computer will be displayed.
6.
Enter the number displayed on the computer screen into your system and then select [Register].
After the computer is registered, select [Next] to transfer data between your system and the computer.

Up to eight devices can be registered to each computer and system. Unnecessary devices can be deleted in the following ways:

  • To delete a device from a computer, select the device you want to delete on the screen that lists registered devices under [Settings] > [Wi-Fi Connection Settings] in Content Manager Assistant, and then click [Delete Selected Device].
  • To delete a device from your system, select (PC) > (Wi-Fi) and then select (Options) > [Delete] on the screen that lists registered devices.

Transferring data

You can transfer data when a computer and your system are within the range of an access point. Perform this procedure with your system near the access point.

1.
On your system, select (Content Manager) > [Copy Content].
2.
Select (PC) > (Wi-Fi).
A list of registered computers will be displayed.
If the list is not displayed, follow the on-screen instructions to register computers.
3.
Select the name of the computer you want to connect to your system.
When the computer connects successfully, the following screen appears. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the operation.

When you have trouble connecting

A firewall or other security measures installed on your computer might prevent a connection between your system and the Content Manager Assistant. Communication between your system and the Content Manager Assistant might be also prevented when ports necessary for the Content Manager Assistant to operate are unavailable because of other applications installed on your computer. If such cases occur, the following reference information might help you make a connection.

Content Manager Assistant connects to your system when the Wi-Fi Connection Setting is enabled. The port numbers used by the Content Manager Assistant are:

  • TCP : 9309
  • UDP : 9309

If you need to set your firewall or other security software to make an exception for the Content Manager Assistant, here are the default locations where the program is installed:

  • Windows® (32bit) : C:\Program Files\Sony\Content Manager Assistant\CMA.exe
  • Windows® (64bit) : C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\Content Manager Assistant\CMA.exe
  • Mac : /Applications/CMA.app

In addition to the information provided here, consult the manuals for your network devices and the documentation provided with software.

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