Picture of the -Bluetooth- button on the Sony SRS XB13 speaker.

How to Connect Sony SRS XB13 to iPhone

This post shows how to connect the Sony SRS XB13 Extra Bass mini Bluetooth speaker with an iPhone, or other iOS based device.





How to Connect Sony SRS XB13 to iPhone

With your SRS XB13 powered OFF (power button is dark), run through these directions to connect it to your iPhone mobile device. We’re using an iPad Air computer for this demo, as we do not have an iPhone in shop right now.  But the procedure is virtually identical.

1. Go to the Home Screen on your Device

Firstly, press the Home button to bring up the smart device’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 the Sony SRS XB13 to an iPhone.
iOS Home Screen with Settings App Highlighted

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.





4. Go to the Bluetooth Settings  Page to Continue with How to Connect the Sony SRS XB13 to an iPhone

Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is running here. But since our XB13 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 connected this speaker with our iOS device before.

5. Turn On your Sony SRX XB13

Turn on the XB13 by quickly pressing its  Power  button. See this, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.

Picture of the Sony SRS XB13 Bluetooth speaker Power button.
Power Button on the Sony SRS XB13 Bluetooth speaker.

The speaker then powers up, and its status lamp glows green, as seen in the next picture.

The -Power- lamp glowing on the Sony SRS XB13 BT speaker.

Also, the Bluetooth lamp will blink in some pattern to indicate that the XB13 is ready to receive a Bluetooth connection request, as we see in the next picture.

Picture of the -Pairing Status- lamp on the Sony SRS XB13 speaker.
The Sony SRS XB13 -Pairing Status- lamp.

If it blinks evenly, then it’s passively waiting for a Bluetooth connection request to come in.

But if it flashes in a pulse-pulse-pause, pulse-pulse-pause pattern , then it’s broadcasting its connection info over Bluetooth so other devices can find this speaker. I.e. The speaker is in pairing mode in this case.

Moreover, since our test iPhone like device does not know about this speaker yet, the SRS XB13 will not pair with it automatically.

6. Put the Speaker into BT Pairing Mode

Now, to see this speaker on your iPhone, place the speaker into Bluetooth discovery / pairing mode if it’s not in that mode already. To do that, press the Bluetooth button, and release when the speaker beeps, and the Bluetooth lamp begins its pulse-pulse-pause, pulse-pulse-pause flashing.

Picture of the -Bluetooth- button on the Sony SRS XB13 speaker.
The -Bluetooth- button on the Sony SRS XB13 speaker.

Find the Power button as shown above, pointed at by the green arrow.

7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Connect Sony SRS XB13 to iPhone

See the screen shot next. We found our SRS XB13, as we point out with the green arrow.

Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the Sony SRS XB13 speaker as discovered.
iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the Sony SRS XB13 speaker as discovered.

8. Connect with your XB13

Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.

Your mobile device then connects with the SRS XB13.

I.e. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected Sony SRS XB13 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.

iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the Sony SRS XB13 as Connected..

9. Done with How to Connect Sony SRS XB13 to iPhone !

At last, we have now successfully connected our XB13 wireless speaker with an iPHone like device.





Other Posts About the Sony SRS XB13 Bluetooth Speaker

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  2. Sony SRS XB13 Pairing Instructions
  3. How to Tell if Sony SRS XB13 is Charging
  4. Putting the Sony SRS XB13 Speaker into Pairing Mode
  5. How to Make Sony SRS XB13 Discoverable

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References for How to Connect Sony SRS XB13 to an iPhone

  1. Sony SRS XB13 Bluetooth Speaker Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

  • 2021-09-08: First published.
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