The -Pairing- button on the Sony SRS XB43 Bluetooth speaker.

How to Pair Sony SRS XB43 Bluetooth Speaker

This post shows how to pair the Sony SRS XB43 Extra Bass Bluetooth speaker with typical wireless 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 XB43

With your SRS XB43 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 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 XB43.
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 XB43 

Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our Sony SRS XB43 is currently shut 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 linked 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 XB43 Speaker

Additionally, turn on the XB43 by quickly pressing and releasing its  Power  button. See this, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.

Sony SRS XB43 speaker in OFF state, showing the -Power- button.

The speaker then powers up, and its status lamp glows green, as we see in the next picture.

But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, the SRS XB43 will not pair with it automatically.

Picture of the Sony SRS XB43 party Speaker power lamp glowing.
Sony SRS XB43 party Speaker power lamp glowing.

6. Put the XB43 into Pairing Mode

Now, to see your speaker on your device, place it into Bluetooth discovery / pairing mode. To do that, press the Pairing button, and release after a quarter second.

Find the Pairing button as we see in the next picture, pointed at by the green arrow.

The -Pairing- button on the Sony SRS XB43 Bluetooth speaker.
Sony SRS XB43 Bluetooth Speaker, Showing the -Pairing- Button.

Then the speaker emits a rise-fall beep.  Also, the Bluetooth Status lamp begins flashing in a pulse-pulse-pause-pulse-pulse-pause pattern.

Sony SRS XB43 speaker, showing the blue glowing Bluetooth status light.




7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Pair Sony SRS XB43

See the screen shot next. We found our XB43, as pointed at by the green arrow.

Bluetooth Settings page on iPadOS, showing the Sony SRS XB43 speaker as discovered.
iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the Sony SRS XB43 speaker as discovered.

8. Pair with your Speaker

Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.

Your mobile device then pairs with the SRS XB43.

E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected SRS XB43 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.

-Bluetooth Settings- page on iPadOS, showing the Sony SRS XB43 as Connected.
iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the Sony SRS XB43 as Connected..

9. Done with How to Pair the Sony SRS XB43 !

At last, we have now successfully paired the XB43 BT speaker with with a common mobile tablet device.





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References

  1. Sony SRS XB43 Bluetooth Speaker Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

  • 2021-09-20: First published.