This post shows how to pair a Sony X5 wireless mini speaker to an iPhone mobile phone. Doing so gives you a bigger, and distinctly better sound when you stream music from the iPhone to speakers like this one.
How to Pair Sony X5 to iPhone, Step by Step Routine
With the X5 switched OFF (power button is dark), run through this routine to pair it to your iPhone mobile device. For this demo, the test phone is an iPhone 12 Pro Max.
1. Go to the Home Screen on your Source Device
Firstly, press and release the side button (right edge of the phone) and enter your passcode or Face Id to bring up the Home screen.
2. Find the Settings App
Next, flip through the Home screen pages until you find the Settings app. We found ours on the second page of the Home screen, as we see next.
3. Bring up the Settings App
Thirdly, tap 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 Option to Continue with How to Pair Sony X5 to iPhone
Tap the Bluetooth item on the Settings page.
Then you get the Bluetooth Settings screen, as we show next.
Note that our Bluetooth is running here. But since our test Sony X5 speaker is currently shut OFF (is not in pairing mode), it does not show up in the BT devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never paired this speaker with this iPhone before.
5. Turn On your Speaker
Turn on the Sony X5 by pressing its Power-Pairing button. E.g. See this, pointed at by the blue arrow, in the next picture.
The speaker then boots up, and the power light comes on, as we see in the next picture.
Also, the Pairing lamp may blink to show that the speaker is ready to respond to a Bluetooth pairing request.
Or it may glow solidly, meaning that the speaker paired with some nearby device upon startup. In either case though, continue on with this routine.
If this lamp flashes, then the unit is passively waiting for a Bluetooth connection request to come in. But if it blinks in a fast flashing pattern, then the speaker is broadcasting its connection information over Bluetooth so other devices can find and link it. I.e. The speaker is already in pairing mode in this case.
Moreover, since our test iPhone does not know about the X5 as we’ve never connected the two together before, the test speaker here will not pair with it automatically.
6. Put the Sony X5 into Discovery Mode
Now, to see this speaker on your iPhone, place it into discovery mode if it’s not in that mode by now. To do that, touch and hold the Pairing button touch pad until the speaker beeps.
Hold it in until the X5 emits two high beeps and the Pairing light starts blinking.
7. Find the Speaker on your Phone to Continue with How to Pair Sony X5 to iPhone
See the screen shot next. We found our speaker, as shown next.
8. Pair with the Sony X5
Tap the listed speaker in the DEVICES list.
The iPhone then pairs with our test speaker.
I.e. The iPhone’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following. Note the now-paired Sony X5 entry, as we point out with the arrow next.
9. Done with How to Pair Sony X5 to iPhone !
At last, we have now successfully linked the X5 speaker with an iPhone.
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- 2023-04-30: First published.