Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the Sony SRS XB31 speaker as Connected.

How to Pair Sony SRS XB31

Shows how to pair the Sony SRS XB31 Extra Bass wireless speaker to common portable devices. So these  include the Apple line of device like the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Plus, this routine also works for Android base devices as well. Finally, these include Samsung and LG phones, and Amazon Fire tablets.

How to Pair Sony SRS XB31: Step by Step

Start with your SRS XB31 OFF and power button dark. Then run through these directions to pair it to your source BT device. We use an iPad Air tablet 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 find ours on the second page of the Home screen.

Screenshot of an iOS Home page. Showing the -Settings -app.
An iOS 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.

4. Go to the Bluetooth Settings  Page to Continue with How to Pair Sony SRS XB31 

Then the Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is running here. But since our Sony SRS XB31 is currently OFF, it cannot therefore be in Bluetooth discovery mode. Thus it does not show up in the Other 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 in the Other Devices list
The iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page. Showing nothing in the Other Devices list

 

5. Turn On your Sony SRX XB31

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

Picture of the -Power- button.
The -Power- button.

The unit then powers up, and its status lamp glows white.

Picture of the Sony SRS XB31 -Power- lamp glowing.
The Sony SRS XB31 -Power- lamp glowing.

But since our tablet does not know about this speaker, the SRS XB31 will not pair with it automatically.

6. Put the XB31 into Discovery Mode

Then to see your XB31 on your device, place it into Bluetooth discovery / pairing mode. So to do that, press the Power-Pairing button. Then release when the rising pitch beep sequence sounds.  Also, the speaker announces, “Bluetooth pairing,” in a lady’s voice.

In addition to the voice announcement,  the Bluetooth Status lamp begins flashing fast blue.

Picture of the Bluetooth Status lamp blinking.
he Bluetooth Status lamp flashing.

7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Pair Sony SRS XB31

See the screen shot next.

Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page. Showing the Sony SRS XB31 as Discovered in the -Other Devices- list.
The iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page. Showing the Sony SRS XB31 as Discovered in the -Other Devices- list.

8. Now Pair with the XB31

Tap the listed speaker in the Other Devices list.

Your mobile device then pairs with it.

Thus the the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected SRS XB31 entry.

Screenshot of the Sony SRS XB31 now in the My Devices list. Showing as Connected.
The Sony SRS XB31 now in the My Devices list. Showing as Connected.

9. Done with How to Pair Sony SRS XB31 !

At last, we have now successfully paired the XB31 BT speaker with with a common mobile tablet device.

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    3. How to Turn OFF
    4. How to Check Battery Life
    5. Reading the Battery Indicator

References for How to Pair Sony SRS XB31

    1. Sony SRS XB31 Official Product Page
    2. Where to Buy the Sony SRS XB31