This post shows how to connect to the Sony XE200 portable column speaker by way of Bluetooth from common wireless 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 too, such as Samsung and LG phones, and Amazon Fire tablets.
How to Connect to Sony XE200, Step by Step
With your SRS XE200 powered OFF (power lamp is dark), run through these directions to connect your source BT mobile device to this speaker. We have an iPad Air computer on which to run 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 XE200
Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our XE 200 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 particular mobile device before.
5. Turn On the XE200
Power up the speaker by quickly pressing its Power button. See this, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.
The unit then powers up, and its Power button glows white, as we in the next picture.
But since our tablet does not know about this speaker, it does not connect to the SRS XE200 automatically.
6. Put the XE200 in Discovery Mode
Now, to see your XE200 on your device, place it into Bluetooth discovery / pairing mode. So to accomplish that, press and hold the Pairing button, and release when you hear the speaker announces, “Bluetooth pairing,” in a lady’s voice. Find the button in the buttons panel, second one down from the top, just below the Power button.
In addition to the voice announcement, the Bluetooth Status lamp begins flashing blue in the pulse-pulse-pause-pulse-pulse-pause pattern, as we see next.
7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Connect to Sony XE200
See the screen shot next. We found our XE200 in the Other Devices list, as pointed at by the green arrow.
8. Now Connect to the XE200
Tap the listed speaker in the Other Devices list.
Your source device then connects with the Bluetooth speaker.
E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to look something like the following. Note the now-connected SRS XE200 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.
9. Done with How to Connect to Sony XE200 !
At last, we have now successfully connected to the XE200 BT speaker with a common mobile tablet device.
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- 2023-03-28: First published.