Picture of the glowing Power light on the Sony SRS XB20 speaker.

How to Put Sony SRS XB20 in Pairing Mode

To pair your SRS XB20 Sony speaker with a Bluetooth source device for the first time, or to update old connection info in that device, you have to know how to begin pairing mode on the speaker.  Also, in this mode, the speaker broadcasts its name and currently valid connection information over the Bluetooth airwaves.  This enables source devices to connect and then play music through this speaker.  So in this post, we show you how to put the Sony SRS XB20 speaker into pairing mode, to let you to link it with phones, tablets, computers, and smart speakers.





How to Put Sony SRS XB20 Speaker into Pairing Mode

1. Turn On the Speaker

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 Power button on the Sony SRS XB20 speaker.
The Sony SRS XB20 speaker Power button.

The speaker then comes on.

Picture of the glowing Power light on the speaker. How to Put Sony SRS XB20 in Pairing Mode.
The Sony SRS XB20 speaker Power lamp glowing.

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

Secondly, this lets you see your XB20 on your source BT device. So, start pairing mode by pressing and holding the the Power-Pairing button, as pointed out in the above pictures.

Picture of the Bluetooth Status light glowing on the Sony SRS XB20 speaker.
The Sony SRS XB20 speaker Bluetooth Status lamp glowing.

When you press this Power-Pairing button, the speaker plays a sequence of rising beep sounds, and says, “Bluetooth pairing,” in a female’s voice. Also, the Bluetooth Status lamp begins rapidly flashing white, as we see in the last picture..

3. Done with How to Put Sony SRS XB20 Speaker in Pairing Mode

While the Bluetooth Status lamp is quickly pulsing ON and OFF, you should be able to see the XB20 on any in-range phone, computer, tablet, or smart speaker, that is within several feet of it, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Bluetooth Settings page on iPadOS, showing the Sony SRS XB23 speaker as Discovered.
The iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the Sony SRS XB20 speaker as Discovered.

Note in the last picture, that the speaker appears as “SRS-XB20”.  So at this point, you could connect to the 20 if you wish.

Other Posts About the Sony SRS XB20 Bluetooth Speaker

  1. Sony SRS XB20 Buttons Explained, Meanings, Functions

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References

  1. Sony XB20 SRS Bluetooth Speakers Official Support Page at Sony.com

Revision History

  • 2020-10-03: First published.
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