Screenshot of the iPhone Bluetooth Settings page, showing a Sony SRS X11 speaker as Discovered.

How to Make Sony X11 Discoverable

To pair your SRS X11 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 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 X11 discoverable, to allow you to link it with phones, tablets, computers, and smart speakers.

How to Make Sony X11 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 yellowish arrow, in the next picture.

The Sony X11 -Power- button.

The speaker then comes on.

The glowing -Status- light on the Sony X11.
Sony X11 -Status- lamp glowing.

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

Secondly, start up discovery mode by pressing and holding the Power-Pairing button, as we point it out in the next picture. Note that this button does double duty on this unit, serving both the power on-off and Bluetooth pairing functions.

The Sony X11 -Power- button.

Additionally, when you hold this button in for a couple seconds, the speaker plays two high beeps. Plus, the Status lamp begins flashing in a fast blink pattern. We point out the location of this light above. It’s on the front of the speaker, on the bottom edge in the center.

3. Done with How to Make Sony X11 Discoverable

Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the Sony X11 as -Discovered- but not -Connected-.
iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the Sony X11 as -Discovered- but not -Connected-.

Finally, while the Bluetooth Status lamp is fast blinking, you should see the X11 on any in-range phone, computer, tablet, or smart speaker, that is within several feet of it, as we see in the last picture above.  The speaker appears as “SRS-X11” there.

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Revision History

    • 2023-03-09: First published.