This post shows how to connect to the Sony XB43 Extra Bass BT party speaker with typical Bluetooth devices. E.g. These include the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad line of Apple phones, media players, and tablets.
How to Connect to Sony XB43, Step by Step
With your SRS XB43 powered OFF (power light is dark), run through these steps to connect your source device to it. We demo this on an iPad Air tablet computer.
1. Visit 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 XB43
Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is running here. But since our Sony XB43 is currently shut OFF (is not in Bluetooth connecting mode), it does not appear in the Other Devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never linked this speaker with our mobile device before.
5. Turn On your XB43
Additionally, turn on the XB43 by quickly pressing and releasing its Power button. See this, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture. It’s the first button on the left on the speaker’s top as you face it.
The 43 then powers up, and its status lamp glows green, as we see in the next picture.
But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, the SRS XB43 will not connect with it automatically.
6. Put the XB43 in Discovery Mode
Now, to see your speaker on your device, place it into discovery mode. To do that, press the Pairing button, and release after a quarter second.
Find this button as we see in the next picture, pointed at by the green arrow. It’s one button to the right of the Power button, again, on the top buttons panel.
Then the speaker announces, “Bluetooth pairing,” in a female’s voice. Also, the Bluetooth Status lamp begins flashing in a pulse-pulse-pause-pulse-pulse-pause pattern.
7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Connect to Sony XB43
See the screen shot next. We found our XB43, as pointed at by the green arrow.
8. Connect with your Speaker
Tap the listed speaker in the Other Devices list.
Your mobile device then connects with the SRS XB43.
E.g. The mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen then change to look something like the following. Note the now-connected SRS XB43 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the My Devices list in the next screenshot.
9. Done with How to Connect to Sony XB43 !
At last, we have now successfully connected to the XB43 BT speaker with a common mobile tablet device.
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- 2023-03-28: First published.