Front view of the Sony SRS XB43 Bluetooth speaker box.

How to Pair Sony Speaker SRS-XB43

This post shows how to pair the Sony speaker SRS-XB43 Extra Bass Bluetooth model with typical wireless 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-XB43: Step by Step

With your SRS-XB43 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 tablet 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.

Screenshot of an OS Home screen. Showing the -Settings- app.
An OS Home screen. Showing the -Settings- app.

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 Speaker SRS-XB43 

Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is ON here. But since our SRS-XB43 is currently OFF (is not in Bluetooth pairing mode), it does not appear in the Bluetooth devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never linked this speaker with our mobile device before.

Screenshot of the -Bluetooth Settings- page showing nothing discovered.
The -Bluetooth Settings- page showing nothing discovered.

5. Turn On your Sony Speaker

Additionally, turn on the SRS-XB43 by quickly pressing and releasing its  Power  button.

Picture of the Sony speaker SRS-XB43. Showing the -Power- button.
The Sony speaker SRS-XB43. Showing the -Power- button.

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

But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, the SRS-XB43 will not pair with it automatically.

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

6. Put the SRS-XB43 into Discovery Mode

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

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

Picture of the -Pairing- Button.
The -Pairing- Button.

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 blue glowing -Bluetooth- status light.
The blue glowing -Bluetooth- status light.

7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Pair Sony Speaker SRS-XB43

See the screen shot next.

Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page. Showing the Sony speaker SRS-XB43 as discovered.
The iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page. Showing the Sony speaker SRS-XB43 as discovered.

8. Pair with your Speaker

Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.

Your mobile device then pairs with the SRS XB43.

E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected SRS XB43 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the SRS-XB43 now showing as Connected.
The SRS-XB43 now showing as Connected.

9. Done with How to Pair Sony Speaker SRS-XB43 !

At last, we have now successfully paired the XB43 BT speaker with with a common mobile tablet device.

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References

    1. Sony Speaker SRS-XB43 Product Page
    2. Where to Buy the Sony Speaker SRS-XB43