Picture of an iPhone with a Sony SRS XB01 Speaker.

How to Connect Sony SRS XB01 to iPhone

This post shows how to connect a Sony SRS XB01 ultra portable Bluetooth speaker to an iPhone smart phone.  Doing so gives you a bigger, and distinctly better sound when you stream music from the iPhone to speakers like this one.

How to Connect Sony SRS XB01 Speaker to iPhone, Step by Step Procedure

With the XB01 switched OFF (power button is dark), run through this routine to connect it to your iPhone mobile device. For this demo, the test phone is an iPhone 12 Pro Max.

1. Go to the Home Screen on your Device

Firstly, press and release the side button (right edge of the phone) and enter your passcode or Face Id to bring up the Home screen.

2. Find the Settings App

Next, flip through the Home screen pages until you find the Settings app.  We found ours on the second page of the Home screen, as shown next.

The -Settings- app icon on the iPhone -Home- screen. How to Connect Sony SRS XB01 to iPhone.
iPhone -Home- screen showing the -Settings- app.

3. Bring up the Settings App

Thirdly, tap the Settings app icon.

The smart device then shows the first page of its settings, as shown in the next step.

Screenshot of the -Bluetooth- option on the iPhone -Settings- page.
iPhone -Settings- page, showing the -Bluetooth- option.

4. Go to the Bluetooth Option to Continue with How to Connect Sony SRS XB01 Speaker to iPhone

Tap the Bluetooth item on the Settings page.

Then you get the Bluetooth Settings screen, as we show next.

Screenshot of the -Bluetooth Settings- page on an iPhone.
The iPhone -Bluetooth Settings- page.

Note that our Bluetooth is running here. But since our test Sony SRS XB01 speaker is currently shut OFF (is not in Bluetooth pairing mode), it does not show up in the BT devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never paired this speaker with this iPhone before.





5. Turn On your Speaker

Turn on the XB 01 by pressing its  Power-Pairing  button. E.g. See this, pointed at by the yellow arrow, in the next picture.

Picture of the -Power-Pairing- button.
The -Power-Pairing- button.

The speaker then boots up, and the blue Status light comes on, as we see in the next picture.

Picture of the glowing Status lamp.
The glowing Status light.

Also, this lamp may blink in some pattern to show that the speaker is ready to respond to a Bluetooth pairing request. Or it may glow solidly, meaning that the speaker paired with some nearby device upon startup. In either case though, continue on with this routine.

If this lamp flashes slowly, then it’s passively waiting for a Bluetooth connection request to come in. But if it blinks in a fast flashing pattern, then the speaker is broadcasting its connection information over Bluetooth so other devices can find and link it. I.e. The speaker is already in pairing mode in this case.

Moreover, since our test iPhone does not know about this speaker since we’ve never connected the two together before, this test speaker will not pair with it automatically.

6. Put the XB01 into Pairing Mode

Now, to see this speaker on your iPhone, place it into Bluetooth pairing mode if it’s not in that mode by now. To do that, press the Power-Pairing button. Hold it in until the XB01 emits two high beeps and the Status light starts fast flashing. Also, the Bluetooth Status lamp starts its rapid pulsing, as we saw in the last picture.

7. Find the Speaker on your Phone to Continue with How to Connect Sony SRS XB01 to iPhone

See the screen shot next. We found our speaker, as shown next.

Screenshot of the iPhone Bluetooth Settings page, showing a Sony SRS XB01 speaker as Discovered.
The iPhone Bluetooth Settings page, showing a Sony SRS XB01 speaker as Discovered.

8. Connect with the XB01

Tap the listed speaker in the DEVICES list.

The iPhone then pairs with the test speaker here.

I.e. The iPhone’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following.  Note the now-paired Sony SRS XB01 entry, as we point out with the green arrow next.

Screenshot of the iPhone Bluetooth Settings page, showing a Sony SRS XB01 speaker as Connected.
The iPhone Bluetooth Settings page, showing a Sony SRS XB01 speaker as Connected.

9. Done with How to Connect Sony SRS XB01 to iPhone !

At last, we have now successfully connected the XB01 test speaker with a popular iPhone.





Other Posts About the Sony SRS XB01 Speaker

  1. Sony SRS XB01 Button Functions Explained
  2. How to Turn Off the XB01
  3. The XB01 How to Tell it’s Charging
  4. How to Put This Speaker in Pairing Mode
  5. Pairing Details for the SRS XB01

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References

  1. Sony SRS XB01 Bluetooth Speakers Product Page at Sony.com
  2. iPhone Official Product Page at Apple.com

Revision History

  • 2021-10-04: First published.
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