Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth page, showing the Sony SRS XB10 speaker connected.

How to Pair Sony SRS XB10 Bluetooth Speaker

This post explains how to pair the Sony SRS XB10 Extra Bass wireless speaker with an Android or Apple mobile device via Bluetooth.





How to Pair Sony SRS XB10 Speaker

With your XB10 powered off (status lamp is dark), run through this routine to pair it with your mobile device.

1. Bring up the Home Screen on your Source Device

Firstly, press the Home button or swipe up to get to the Home screen. The technique differs depending on which device you have.

2. Find the Settings App

We found ours on the second page of the Home screen on an iPad Air, as shown next.

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow. How to Pair Sony SRS XB10.
iOS Home Screen with Settings App Highlighted

3. Bring up the Settings App

Thirdly, tap the Settings app icon.

The device then displays the first page of its settings, as shown in the next step.





4. Go to Bluetooth Settings to Continue with How to Pair Sony SRS XB10

The Bluetooth settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our  SRSXB10 speaker is currently powered OFF and not in discovery mode, it does not show up in the BT devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never paired this speaker with this tablet before, it should not appear here. See this as shown in this list of previously paired Bluetooth devices, shown next.

Screenshot of the Previously Paired Bluetooth Devices list, empty.
The Previously Paired Bluetooth Devices list, empty.

5. Turn On your Sony SRS XB10 Speaker

Next, turn on the XB10 by quickly pressing its Power button. See this pointed at by the green arrow in the next picture.

Picture of the Sony SRS XB10 portable speaker, showing the -Power- button.
The Sony SRS XB10 portable speaker, showing the -Power- button.

The speaker then powers up.

But since an iPhone does not know about this speaker if never paired to it before, the XB10 will not link with it automatically. Thus the status light pointed at by the green arrow in the next picture either blinks fast or slow therefore, and this denotes this not-paired state.

Picture of this wireless speaker powered ON, and the Status lamp glowing.
Showing this wireless speaker powered ON, and the Status lamp glowing.

6. Put your XB10 into Pairing Mode

Now to see this speaker on your tablet / phone, place it into Bluetooth discovery mode. To do that, press and hold in the Power-Pairing button, as shown above until you hear two high beeps, and the status lamp starts fast-blinking white.

7. Find your Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Pair Sony SRS XB10 BT Speaker

See the screen shot next. We found our test speaker, as we point at with the green arrow.

iPadOS Bluetooth Settings screenshot, showing the Sony SRS XB10 speaker as discovered.
iPadOS Bluetooth Settings screenshot, showing the Sony SRS XB10 speaker as discovered.

8. Pair with the Sony SRS XB10 

Then, tap the listed speaker in the Devices list.





Your source device then pairs with the XB10.

Next, the Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to look something like the following.  The green arrows show the Sony SRS XB10 now paired.

Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth page, showing the Sony SRS XB10 speaker connected.
The iPadOS Bluetooth page, showing the Sony SRS XB10 speaker connected.

9. Done with How to Pair Sony SRS XB10 !

At last, we have now successfully linked our XB10 wireless speaker with typical mobile Bluetooth device.

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References for How to Pair Sony SRS XB10 Extra Bass Speaker

  1. Sony SRS XB10 Official Product Page from Sony

Revision History

  • 2021-09-25: First published.
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