Picture of the glowing ST PAIR lamp on the Sony SRS XB13 speaker.

How to Pair Sony Speaker SRS-XB13

This post shows how to pair the Sony speaker SRS-XB13 model with common portable devices. E.g. These  include the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad line of Apple phones, media players, and tablets.

How to Pair Sony Speaker SRS-XB13

With your SRS XB13 powered OFF (power button is dark), run through these directions to pair it to your source BT mobile device. We’re using an iPad Air computer for 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.

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow.
iOS Home Screen with Settings App Highlighted

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 Pair Sony SRS XB13 

Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our Sony SRS XB13 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 paired this speaker with our mobile device before.

Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page showing nothing discovered
iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page showing nothing discovered

5. Turn On your Sony SRS-XB13 Speaker

Turn on the XB13 by quickly pressing its  Power  button. See this, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.

Picture of the Sony SRS-XB13 Bluetooth speaker Power button.
Power Button on the Sony SRS-XB13 Bluetooth speaker.

The speaker then powers up, and its status lamp glows green, as seen in the next picture.

But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, the SRS-XB13 will not pair with it automatically.

The -Power- lamp glowing on the speaker..
The -Power- lamp glowing on the speaker.

6. Put the Speaker into Pairing Mode

Now, to see your Sony SRS-XB13 speaker on your device, place it into Bluetooth discovery / pairing mode. Now to do that, press the Pairing button, and release after a quarter second.

So, find the Pairing button as we see in the next picture, pointed at by the green arrow.

Picture of the -Bluetooth- button on the speaker.
The -Bluetooth- button on the speaker.

Then the speaker emits a rise-fall beep.  Also, the Bluetooth Status lamp begins flashing in a pulse-pulse-pause-pulse-pulse-pause pattern.

Picture of the -Pairing Status- lamp.
The -Pairing Status- lamp.

7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Pair Sony Speaker SRS-XB13

See the screen shot next. We found our XB13, as pointed at by the green arrow.

Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the Sony SRS-XB13 speaker as discovered.
iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the Sony SRS-XB13 speaker as discovered.

8. Pair with your Speaker

Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.

Your mobile device then pairs with the SRS-XB13.





E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected SRS-XB13 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the Sony SRS-XB13 as Connected..
iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the Sony SRS-XB13 as Connected..

9. Done with How to Pair the SRS-XB13 Sony Speaker !

At last, we have now successfully paired the XB13 BT speaker with with a common mobile tablet device.

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References for How to Pair Sony Speaker SRS-XB13

    1. Sony SRS XB13 Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

    • 2022-12-01: First published.
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