Picture of the rear button and lamp panel on the sony SRS XB10 bluetooth speaker.

How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 to iPhone

This post explains how to connect the Sony SRS XB10 Extra Bass Bluetooth speaker with an iPhone or other iOS or iPadOS device.  But since we don’t have a current iPhone at present, we’ll show how to do this on an iPad Air, since the routine is virtually the same.





How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 to iPhone

With your XB10 powered off (status lamp is dark), run through this routine to connect it to your iPhone mobile device.

1. Bring up the Home Screen on your iPhone

First, press the Home button to get to the iPhone’s Home screen.

2. Find the Settings App

We found ours on the second page of the Home screen, as shown next.

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow. How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 to iPhone.
iOS Home Screen with Settings App Highlighted

3. Bring up the Settings App

Next, tap the Settings app icon.

The iPhone then displays the first page of its settings, as shown in the next step.





4. Go to Bluetooth Settings to Continue with How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 to iPhone

The Bluetooth settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our  SRSXB10 speaker is currently powered OFF and not in discovery 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 the iPhone before, it should not appear here. See this as shown in this list of previously paired Bluetooth devices, shown next.

Screenshot of the Previously Paired Bluetooth Devices list, empty.
The Previously Paired Bluetooth Devices list, empty.

5. Turn On your Sony SRS XB10

Next, turn on the XB10 by quickly pressing its Power button. See this pointed at by the blue arrow in the next picture.

Picture of the Sony SRS XB10 portable speaker, showing the -Power- button.
The Sony SRS XB10 portable speaker, showing the -Power- button.

The speaker then powers up.

But since an iPhone does not know about this speaker if never paired to it before, the XB10 will not link with it automatically. The status light pointed at by the green arrow in the next picture either blinks fast or slow therefore, and this denotes this not-paired state.

The Sony XRS XB10, showing this wireless speaker powered ON, and the Status lamp glowing. How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 to iPhone.
The Sony XRS XB10, showing this wireless speaker powered ON, and the Status lamp glowing.

6. Put your Sony Speaker into Discovery Mode

Now to see your SRS-XB10 on your iPhone, place the speaker into Bluetooth discovery mode. To do that, press and release the Power button, as shown above.

Furthermore, when you press this button, the speaker makes a couple beep sounds. Also, the status lamp starts fast-blinking white.

7. Find your Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 to iPhone

See the screen shot next. We found our speaker, as pointed at by the purple arrow.

iPadOS Bluetooth Settings screenshot, showing the Sony XRS XB10 speaker as discovered.
iPadOS Bluetooth Settings screenshot, showing the Sony XRS XB10 speaker as discovered.

8. Pair your iPhone with your Sony SRS XB10 

Then, tap the listed speaker in the Devices list.





Your iPhone then pairs with the XB10.

Next, the iPhone’s Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to look something like the following.  The blue arrows show the Sony SRS XB10 now connected to iPhone.

Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth page, showing the Sony SRS XB10 speaker connected.
The iPadOS Bluetooth page, showing the Sony SRS XB10 speaker connected.

9. Done with How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 to iPhone !

We have now successfully linked our XB10 wireless speaker with a device like an iPhone.

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References for How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 Extra Bass BT Speaker to iPhone

  1. Sony SRS XB10 Official Product Page from Sony
  2. Where to Buy the Sony SRS XB10
  3. Apple iPhone Official Product Page at apple.com

Revision History

  • 2021-08-01: Updated the References section.
  • 2020-08-24: First published.
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