The buttons panel on the top of the Sony SRS XB20 speaker.

How to Pair Sony Speaker SRS-XB20

Shows how to pair the Sony speaker SRS-XB20 through Bluetooth to common portable devices. So these include the Apple line of device like the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Also this routine works for Android base devices as well. So these include units such as Samsung and LG phones, as well as Amazon Fire tablets.

How to Pair Sony Speaker SRS-XB20: Step by Step

With the speaker OFF, the power button is dark. Then run through these directions to pair it to your source BT mobile device. Here we use 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

Then we find ours on the second page of the Home screen.

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow. How to Pair Sony SRS XB20.
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.

4. Go to the Bluetooth Settings  Page to Continue with How to Pair Sony Speaker SRS-XB20 

Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is running here. But our SRS-XB20 is currently OFF. So it cannot be in Bluetooth discovery mode. Thus it does not appear in the Bluetooth devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never paired it with our mobile device before.

Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page showing nothing discovered. How to Pair Sony SRS XB20.
iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page showing nothing discovered

5. Turn On your Sony Speaker SRS-XB20

Turn on the speaker by quickly pressing its  Power-Pairing  button.

Picture of the -Power- button on the Sony SRS-XB20.
The Sony SRS-XB20 -Power- button.

The unit then powers up, and its Power-Pairing button glows white.

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

But since our tablet does not know about this speaker, it will not pair with it automatically.

6. Put the SRS-XB20 in Pairing Mode

Now, to see your speaker on your device, place it into Bluetooth discovery / pairing mode. So to accomplish that, press the Power-Pairing button. Hold in until you hear the rising pitch beep sequence. The SRS-XB20 also announces, “Bluetooth pairing,” in a lady’s voice. Then release the button at that time.

In addition to the voice announcement,  the Bluetooth Status lamp begins flashing fast white, as we see next.

Picture of the -Bluetooth Status- light glowing.
The -Bluetooth Status- lamp glowing.

7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Pair Sony Speaker SRS-XB20

The we find our XB20, as follows.

Screenshot of the Bluetooth Settings page on iPadOS, showing the Sony speaker SRS XB20 as Discovered.
The iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the Sony speaker SRS-XB20 as Discovered.

8. Now Pair with the SRS-XB20

Tap the listed Sony speaker in the discovered devices list.

Your mobile device then pairs with this Bluetooth speaker.

E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected SRS-XB20 entry next.

Screenshot of the SRS-XB20 now connected.
The SRS-XB20 now connected.

9. Done with How to Pair Sony Speaker SRS-XB20 !

At last, we have now successfully paired the SRS-XB20 with with a common mobile tablet device.

Other Posts About the Sony Speaker SRS-XB20

    1. Sony SRS XB20 Buttons Explained, Codes, Functions

References for How to Pair Sony Speaker SRS-XB20

    1. Sony Speaker SRS-XB20 Support Page
    2. Where to Buy the Sony Speaker SRS-XB20