Picture of the Sony SRS XB13 -Play-Pause- and -Volume UP- buttons.

How to Hard Reset Sony SRS XB13 Bluetooth Speaker

We explain here how to hard reset the Sony SRS XB13 speaker to return it back to default factory settings. So hard resetting recreates the factory default state on the XB13. Plus, it erases any previously connected Bluetooth devices from its memory. Erasing these stops this unit from joining to any close by BT devices. Also, you should hard reset to get this speaker ready for sale or re-gifting, or to stop the auto connecting with devices you no longer wish it to join with.





How to Hard Reset the Sony SRS XB13, Step by Step

1. Power UP the Speaker

Press the Power button for a half-second or so and then release it.

E.g. Find the Power button as we show in the next picture.

Picture of the Sony SRS XB13 Bluetooth speaker -Power- button. How to Hard Reset Sony SRS XB13.
The -Power- Button on the Sony SRS XB13 Bluetooth speaker.

Then, the status light comes on, as shown next.

Picture of the -Power- lamp glowing.
The -Power- lamp glowing.

The speaker may make a high-low tone sound when it powers up, should it auto link to a nearby device. Or it may make nary a sound if it does not.  Yet whether it joins or not, this hard reset routine works the same, as follows.





2. Press and Hold the Play / Pause and Volume UP Buttons at the Same Time

Find these buttons as we show next.  Both are near the bottom of the speaker, as called out in the next picture.

Picture of the Sony SRS XB13 -Play-Pause- and -Volume UP- buttons.
The Sony SRS XB13 -Play-Pause- and -Volume UP- buttons.

The XB13 then enters hard reset mode.

After a little pause, the speaker powers OFF, and the status lamp goes dark, as shown next. Note that on the SRS XB13, there is no power-down tone.

Picture of the -Power- lamp shown as OFF. Sony SRS XB13 Factory Reset.
The -Power- lamp shown as OFF.

3. Check that the Hard Reset Did Indeed Happen on your Sony SRS XB13

Next, power on the mini speaker again, as we detail in step 1.

Note that after a hard reset, the XB13 comes up in discovery / pairing mode. The Power lamp blinks blue rapidly to signal this.  This is a prompt that you may then look for this speaker on a nearby BT device, and pair to it if you so desire.





4. Done with How to Hard Reset the Sony SRS XB13 !

Hard reset is now done. So you may now gift or sell the speaker, or connect it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.

After a hard reset, the XB13 no longer auto pairs with any prior linked Bluetooth device. Thus, to restore automatic pairing, you first manually pair it with a device. Then after that, any time that both speaker and that device have Bluetooth turned on, and they’re near to each other, pairing automatically takes place once more.

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References for How to Factory Reset Sony SRS XB13

  1. Sony SRS XB13 Mini Speakers Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

  • 2021-09-20: First published.
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