Screenshot of the Sony SRS XG500 speaker showing as connected on iPadOS.

How to Pair Sony SRS XG500 Speaker

This post shows how to pair the Sony SRS XG500 boombox speaker with typical wireless devices. E.g. These  include the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad line of Apple phones, media players, and tablets. A similar routine also works with Android tablets and phones as well.

How to Pair Sony SRS XG500, Step by Step

With your SRS XG 500 powered OFF (power button is dark), run through these directions to pair it to your source BT 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 XG500.
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 XG500 

Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our Sony SRS XG500 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 XG500 Boombox

Additionally, turn on the XG500 by quickly pressing and releasing its  Power  button. See this, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.

The -Power- button on the Sony SRS XG500 speaker.

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 XG500 will not pair with it automatically.

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

6. Put the XG500 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.

Picture of the Bluetooth pairing / discovery button on the Sony SRS XG500 speaker.
The Bluetooth pairing / discovery button on the Sony SRS XG500 speaker.

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

Picture of the Bluetooth status light glowing blue.
The Bluetooth status light glowing blue.




7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Pair Sony SRS XG500

See the screen shot next. We found our 500, as pointed at by the green arrow.

Picture of the Sony SRS XG500 speaker, showing as discovered on the Bluetooth Settings page on iPadOS.
The Sony SRS XG500 speaker, showing as discovered on the Bluetooth Settings page on iPadOS.

8. Pair with your Speaker

Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.

Your mobile device then pairs with the SRS XG500.

E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected SRS-XG500 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the Sony SRS XG500 speaker showing as connected on iPadOS.
The Sony SRS XG500 speaker showing as connected on iPadOS.

9. Done with How to Pair the Sony SRS XG500 Boombox !

At last, we have now successfully paired this Sony Boombox speaker with with a common mobile tablet device.

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References

    1. Sony SRS XG500 Bluetooth Speaker Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

    • 2022-08-18: First published.
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