Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the Sony SRS XB20 speaker as Connected.

How to Pair Sony SRS XB20 Bluetooth Speaker

This post shows how to pair the Sony SRS XB20 Extra Bass wireless speaker by way of Bluetooth to common portable devices. E.g. These  include the Apple line of device like the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. This routine also works for Android base devices as well, such as Samsung and LG phones, as well as Amazon Fire tablets.

How to Pair Sony SRS XB20 Speaker

With your SRS XB20 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. 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, as shown in the next step.





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

Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our Sony SRS XB20 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. How to Pair Sony SRS XB20.
iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page showing nothing discovered

5. Turn On your Sony SRX XB20 Speaker

Turn on the speaker by quickly pressing its  Power-Pairing  button. See this, pointed at by the cyan arrow, in the next picture.

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

The unit then powers up, and its Power-Pairing button glows white, as we in the next picture.

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

But since our tablet does not know about this speaker, the SRS XB20 will not pair with it automatically.

6. Put the XB20 in Pairing Mode

Now, to see your XB20 on your device, place it into Bluetooth discovery / pairing mode. So to accomplish that, press and hold the Power-Pairing button, and release when you hear the rising pitch beep sequence and the speaker announces, “Bluetooth pairing,” in a lady’s voice. Find the Power-Pairing button as pictured above.

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 SRS XB20

See the screen shot next. We found our XB20, as pointed at by the green arrow.

Screenshot of the Bluetooth Settings page on iPadOS, showing the Sony SRS XB23 speaker as Discovered.
The iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the Sony SRS XB20 speaker as Discovered.

8. Now Pair with the XB20

Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.

Your mobile device then pairs with the 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, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the Sony SRS XB20 speaker as Connected.
The iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the Sony SRS XB20 speaker as connected.

9. Done with How to Pair the Sony SRS XB20 !

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





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References for How to Pair Sony SRS XB20 Wireless Speaker

  1. Sony SRS XB20 Speaker Support Page at Sony.com

Revision History

  • 2021-10-03: First published.
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