Picture of the Sony SRS XB10 portable speaker, showing the -Power- button.

How to Make Sony SRS XB10 Discoverable

To pair your SRS XB10 Sony speaker with a Bluetooth source device for the first time, or to refresh old connection info in that device, you have to know how to start up discovery mode on the speaker.  Specifically, in this mode, the speaker broadcasts its name and currently valid connection information over the Bluetooth airwaves.  So in this post, we show you how to put the Sony SRS XB10 speaker into pairing mode, to let you to link it with phones, tablets, computers, and smart speakers.





How to Put Sony SRS XB10 Speaker into Pairing Mode

1. Turn On the Speaker

Turn on the speaker first by rapidly pressing its  Power  button.

E.g. See this button, pointed out by the green arrow, in the next picture.

Picture of the Sony SRS XB10 portable speaker, showing the -Power- button.
The Sony SRS XB10 portable speaker, showing the -Power- button.

The speaker then comes on.

Showing this speaker powered ON, and the Status lamp glowing. How to Put Sony XRS XB10 in Pairing Mode.
Showing this speaker powered ON, and the Status lamp glowing.

2. Press and Hold the Power Button for Two or Three Seconds

Secondly, this allows you to discover your XB10 on your source Bluetooth device. So, make the speaker discoverable by pressing and holding the the Power button, as pointed out in the first picture above.

Additionally, when you press this Pairing button, the speaker plays a ding-dong beep sound. Also, the status lamp begins rapidly flashing white.





3. Done with How to Make Sony SRS XB10 Discoverable

Lastly, while the Status lamp is blinking, you should be able to see the XB10 on any in-range phone, computer, tablet, or smart speaker, that is within several feet of it, as shown next.

iPadOS Bluetooth Settings screenshot, showing the Sony SRS XB10 speaker as discovered.
iPadOS Bluetooth Settings screenshot, showing the Sony SRS XB10 speaker as discovered.

Then you can link to it from the source device it is appearing on.

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References for How to Make Sony SRS XB10 Discoverable

  1. Sony Bluetooth Speakers Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

  • 2021-08-09: First published.
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