Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the Sony SRS XB32 speaker as Connected.

How to Pair Sony SRS XB32 Bluetooth Speaker

This post shows how to pair the Sony SRS XB32 Extra Bass wireless speaker by way of Bluetooth to common mobile devices. E.g. These  include the Apple  and Android phones, media players, and tablets.





How to Pair Sony SRS XB32

With your SRS XB32 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 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

Secondly, we find 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 XB32.
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 XB32 

Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our XB32 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 paired this speaker with this tablet before.

Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page showing nothing discovered
iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page showing nothing discovered

5. Turn On your Sony SRX XB32 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.
The -Power- button.

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

Picture of the glowing -Power- lamp on the Sony SRS XB32 speaker.
The Sony SRS XB32 speaker -Power- light glowing

But since our tablet does not know about this speaker, the SRS XB32 will not pair with it automatically.

6. Put the XB32 into Pairing Mode

Now, to see your speaker on your device, place it into Bluetooth discovery / pairing mode. So to do that, press and hold the Power-Pairing button, and release when you hear the speaker announce, “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 blue.

Picture of the Bluetooth Status lamp glowing..
The Bluetooth Status light glowing.

7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Pair Sony SRS XB32

See the screen shot next. We found our XB32, as pointed at by the yellow arrow.

Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the Sony SRS XB32 speaker as Discovered.
iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the Sony SRS XB32 speaker as Discovered.

8. Now Pair with the XB32

Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.

Your mobile device then pairs with this 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 XB21 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the Sony SRS XB32 speaker as Connected.
The iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the Sony SRS XB32 speaker as Connected.

9. Done with How to Pair the Sony SRS XB32 Bluetooth Speaker !

At last, we have now successfully paired the XB 32 BT with with a common mobile tablet device.





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  1. How to Turn Off Sony SRS XB32 Bluetooth Speaker
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  4. How to Tell if the XB32 is Charging

References for How to Pair Sony SRS XB32 Wireless Speaker

  1. Sony SRS XB32 Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

  • 2021-09-28: First published.
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