This post shows how to connect to the Sony SRS X5 mini Bluetooth speaker from typical Bluetooth devices. E.g. Like the iPhone and the iPad line of Apple phones, media players, and tablets. You can also pair this speaker with Android devices using a similar procedure.
How to Connect to Sony SRS X5
With your X5 powered OFF (power lamp is dark), run through these directions to connect to it from your source BT mobile device. We’re using an iPad Air portable for this demo.
1. Go to the Home Screen on your Source Device
Firstly, press the Home button to put up the smart device’s Home screen.
2. Find the Settings App
We found ours on the second page of the Home screen, as we see next.
3. Bring up the Settings App
Thirdly, touch the Settings app icon.
The smart device then shows the first page of its settings, as we describe in the next step.
4. Go to the Bluetooth Settings Page to Continue with How to Connect to Sony SRS X5
Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is ON here. But since our SRS X5 is currently shut OFF (is not in Bluetooth discovery mode), it does not show up in the Bluetooth devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never connected to this speaker with this test mobile device before.
5. Turn On your Sony SRS X5
Turn on the X5 by quickly pressing its Power button. See this, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture. It’s the last button on the right in the back row of buttons on the top of the speaker.
The speaker then boots, and its Power lamp glows green.
But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, it will not connect to the X5 automatically.
6. Put the SRS X5 into Discovery Mode
Now, to see the speaker on your device, place it into Bluetooth discovery mode. To do that, press and hold the Power-Pairing button.
Release the button when the speaker makes two high beep sounds, and the Pairing lamp starts fast flashing white.
Usually takes a second or two to enter pairing mode.
7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Connect to the Sony SRS X5
See the screen shot next. We found the test speaker, as pointed at by the green arrow.
8. Pair with your Speaker
Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.
Your mobile device then connects to the X5.
E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following. Note the now-connected SRS X5 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.
9. Done with How to Connect to Sony SRS X5 !
At last, we have now successfully connected to the X5 from a common mobile tablet device.
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- 2023-04-26: First published.