Picture of the Sony SRS XB12 portable speaker powered OFF, showing the -Power- button.

How to Make Sony SRS XB12 Discoverable

To pair your SRS XB12 Sony speaker with a Bluetooth 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 this BT speaker.  Now in this mode, the speaker broadcasts its name and currently valid connection information over the Bluetooth airwaves, so that nearby Bluetooth source devices can find and connect to it.  Thus in this post, we show you how to make the Sony SRS XB12 speaker discoverable, to allow you to link it with phones, tablets, computers, and smart speakers.





How to Make Sony SRS XB12 Discoverable, Step by Step Directions

1. Turn On the Speaker

Firstly, turn on the speaker by rapidly pressing its  Power  button.

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

Sony SRS XB12 portable speaker powered OFF, showing the -Power- button.

The speaker then comes on.

Side view of the Sony SRS XB12 speaker, showing the Status lamp lit blue. How to Put Sony SRS XB12 in Pairing Mode.
Side view of the Sony SRS XB12 speaker, showing the Status lamp lit blue.

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

Secondly, this lets you discover your XB12 on your source Bluetooth device. So, place the speaker into discovery mode by pressing and holding the the Power button, as pointed out in the first picture above.

Additionally, when you press and hold this Power button, that doubles as the Discovery Mode button, the speaker plays two high beeps. Plus, the status lamp begins rapidly flashing blue.





3. Done with How to Make Sony SRS XB12 Discoverable

Finally, while the Status lamp is blinking, you should see the XB12 on any in-range phone, computer, tablet, or smart speaker, that is within several feet of it, as shown next.

iPadOS Bluetooth page, showing the Sony SRS XB12 speaker discovered.

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References for How to Make Sony SRS XB12 Discoverable

  1. Sony Bluetooth Speakers Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

  • 2021-08-09: First published.
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