Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- Page, Showing the Sony SRS XB22 speaker as Discovered but not Connected,

How to Pair Sony SRS XB22 Bluetooth Speaker

This post shows how to pair the Sony SRS XB22 Extra Bass speaker via Bluetooth 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 SRS XB22

With your SRS XB22 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 XB22.
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 XB22 

Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our Sony SRS XB22 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 SRX XB22 Speaker

Turn on the XB22 by quickly pressing its  Power-Pairing  button. See this, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture, near the right edge of the buttons panel.

Picture of the -Power- button on the Sony SRS XB22 speaker.
Sony SRS XB22 speaker -Power- button.

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

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

But since our tablet does not know about this speaker, the SRS XB22 will not pair with it automatically.

6. Put the Speaker into Pairing Mode

Now, to see your Sony SRS XB22 speaker on your device, place it into Bluetooth discovery / pairing mode. To do that, press and hold the double-duty Power-Pairing button, and release when the speaker announces, “Bluetooth pairing,” in a lady’s voice.

Find the Power-Pairing button as described above.

Also, the Bluetooth Status lamp begins fast-flashing.

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

7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Pair Sony SRS XB22

See the screen shot next. We found our XB22, as pointed at by the green arrow.

Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- Page, Showing the Sony SRS XB22 speaker as Discovered but not Connected,
The iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- Page, Showing the Sony SRS XB22 speaker as Discovered but not Connected,

8. Pair with your Speaker

Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.

Your mobile device then pairs with the SRS XB22.

E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected SRS XB22 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the The iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the Sony SRS XB22 speaker as Connected.
The iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the Sony SRS XB22 speaker as Connected.

9. Done with How to Pair the Sony SRS XB22 !

At last, we have now successfully paired the XB22 BT speaker with with a popular mobile tablet device.





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References for How to Pair Sony SRS XB22 Wireless Speaker

  1. Sony SRS XB22 Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

  • 2021-09-25: First published.
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