This post shows how to connect to the Sony XB31 Extra Bass wireless speaker via Bluetooth from typical source devices. E.g. These include the Apple line of device like the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. This routine also works for Android base devices as well, such as Samsung and LG phones, as well as Amazon Fire tablets.
How to Connect to Sony XB31, Step by Step
With your SRS XB31 powered down (power button is dark), run through these steps to connect your source BT mobile device to this speaker. We’re using an iPad Air computer for this demo.
1. Go to the Home Screen on your Source Device
Firstly, press the Home button to reveal 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.
3. Bring up the Settings App
Thirdly, touch 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 to Sony XB31
Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our Sony XB31 is currently shut OFF (is not in Bluetooth discovery mode), it does not show up in the Other Devices list. Also, we don’t see it since in the My Devices we’ve never connected this speaker with our mobile device before.
5. Turn On your SRS XB31
Turn on the speaker by quickly pressing its Power-Pairing button. See this, pointed at by the lime green arrow, in the next picture.
The unit then powers up, and its status lamp glows white, as we in the next picture.
But since our tablet does not know about this speaker, it will not connect to the SRS XB31 automatically.
6. Put the Speaker in Discovery Mode
Now, to see the XB31 on your device, place it into Bluetooth discovery / pairing mode. So to accomplish that, press and hold the Power-Pairing button, and release when you hear the rising pitch beep sequence and the speaker announces, “Bluetooth pairing,” in a lady’s voice. Find this button as pictured above.
In addition to the voice announcement, the Bluetooth Status lamp begins flashing fast blue.
7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Connect to Sony XB31
See the screen shot next. We found our XB31, as pointed at by the green arrow.
8. Now Connect to the XB31
Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.
Your mobile device then connects with the Bluetooth speaker.
E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following. Note the now-connected SRS XB31 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.
9. Done with How to Connect to Sony XB31 !
At last, we have now successfully connected the XB31 BT speaker with with a common mobile tablet device.
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- 2023-03-23: First published.