Picture of the Sony SRS XB12 wireless speaker powered OFF, showing the dark Status lamp.

How to Put Sony SRS XB12 in Pairing Mode

To pair your SRS XB12 Sony speaker with a Bluetooth device for the first time, or to refresh old connection info in that device, you have to know how to start up discovery mode on this BT speaker.  Furthermore, in this mode, the speaker broadcasts its name and currently valid connection information over the Bluetooth airwaves.  So in this post, we show you how to put the Sony SRS XB12 speaker into pairing mode, to let you to link it with phones, tablets, computers, and smart speakers.





How to Put Sony SRS XB12 Speaker into Pairing Mode

1. Turn On the Speaker

Firstly, Turn on the speaker by rapidly pressing its  Power  button.

E.g. See this button, that we point out with the green arrow, in the next picture.

Sony SRS XB12 portable speaker powered OFF, showing the -Power- button.

The speaker then comes on.

Side view of the Sony SRS XB12 speaker, showing the Status lamp lit blue. How to Put Sony SRS XB12 in Pairing Mode.
Side view of the Sony SRS XB12 speaker, showing the Status lamp lit blue.

2. Press and Hold the Power Button for Two or Three Seconds

Secondly, this allows you to discover your XB12 on your source Bluetooth device. So, place the speaker into pairing mode by pressing and holding the the Power button, as pointed out in the first picture above.

When you press this Pairing button, the speaker plays two high beeps. Plus, the status lamp begins rapidly flashing blue.





3. Done with How to Put Sony SRS XB12 Wireless Speaker in Pairing Mode

Lastly, the Status lamp is blinking, you should be able to see the XB12 on any in-range phone, computer, tablet, or smart speaker, that is within several feet of it, as shown next.

iPadOS Bluetooth page, showing the Sony SRS XB12 speaker discovered.

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References for How to Put the Sony SRS XB12 Speaker in Pairing Mode

  1. Sony Bluetooth Speakers Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

  • 2020-08-26: First published.
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