This post shows how to pair the Sony XB41 Extra Bass Bluetooth speaker with typical wireless devices. E.g. These include practically all tablets and phones of the Apple and Android platforms.
How to Pair Sony XB41, Step by Step
With your SRS XB41 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.
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 XB41
Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our Sony XB41 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.
5. Turn On your Sony SRX XB41 Speaker
Additionally, turn on the XB41 by quickly pressing and releasing its Power button. See this, pointed at by the aqua arrow, in the next picture.
The speaker then powers up, and its status lamp glows white, as we see in the next picture.
But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, the SRS XB41 will not pair with it automatically.
6. Put the XB41 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. Note that this button also serves as the Power button.
Then the speaker emits a rising pitch set of beeps, and announces in a female voice, “Bluetooth pairing.” Also, the Bluetooth Status lamp begins blinking rapidly.
7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Pair Sony XB41
See the screen shot next. We found our XB41, as pointed at by the arrow.
8. Pair with your Speaker
Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.
Your mobile device then pairs with the SRS XB41.
E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following. Note the now-connected SRS XB41 entry, as pointed at by the yellow arrows in the next screenshot.
9. Done with How to Pair the Sony XB41 !
At last, we have now successfully paired the XB41 BT speaker with a common mobile tablet device.
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- 2023-03-27: First published.