Back view of the Sony SRS XB13 speaker box carton.

How to Put Sony SRS XB13 in Pairing Mode

To pair your SRS XB13 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 XB13 speaker into pairing mode, to let you to link it with phones, tablets, computers, and smart speakers.





How to Put Sony SRS XB13 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.

Picture of the Sony SRS XB13 Bluetooth speaker Power button.
Power Button on the Sony SRS XB13 Bluetooth speaker.

The speaker then comes on.

Picture of the The -Power- lamp glowing .How to Put Sony SRS XB13 in Pairing Mode.
The -Power- lamp glowing on the Sony SRS XB13 BT speaker.

2. Press and Hold the Pairing Button for a Quarter Second

Secondly, pairing mode allows you to see your XB13 speaker on your source Bluetooth device. So, activate pairing mode by pressing and releasing the Pairing button, as we point out in the next picture.

Picture of the -Bluetooth- button on the speaker.
The -Bluetooth- button on the speaker.

When you press this Pairing button, the speaker plays a rise-fall beep. Plus, the status lamp begins blinking blue, in a pulse-pulse-pause-pulse-pulse-pause pattern. We point to this light in the next picture.

Picture of the -Pairing Status- lamp on the speaker.
The -Pairing Status- lamp on the speaker.

3. Done with How to Put Sony SRS XB13 Wireless Speaker in Pairing Mode

Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the Sony SRS XB13 speaker as discovered.
iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the Sony SRS XB13 speaker as discovered.

Lastly, while the Status lamp is flashing, you should see the XB13 on any in-range phone, computer, tablet, or smart speaker, that is within several feet of it, as we see in the last picture above. This means that the speaker is definitely running in pairing mode.





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References for How to Put the Sony SRS XB13 Speaker in Pairing Mode

  1. Sony SRS XB13 Speakers Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

  • 2021-09-07: First published.
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