Front left view of the Sony SRS XB33 speaker.

How to Put Sony SRS XB33 in Pairing Mode

To pair your SRS XB33 Sony Bluetooth speaker with a source device for the first time, or to refresh old connection info in that device, you have to know how to start up pairing mode on this BT speaker.  Why?  Because in this mode, the speaker broadcasts its name and currently valid connection info over Bluetooth. Then this enables source Bluetooth devices to pair with it, and subsequently, to stream music to the speaker.  So in this post, we show you how to put the Sony SRS XB33 Extra Bass stereo speaker into pairing mode, so you can easily sync it with phones, tablets, computers, and assistant speakers.





How to Put Sony SRS XB33 Speaker into Pairing Mode

1. Turn On the XB43

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.

The -Power- button on the Sony SRS XB33 speaker.
Sony SRS XB33 speaker -Power- button.

The speaker then comes on.

Picture of the speaker -Power- lamp lit up. How to Put Sony SRS XB33 in Pairing Mode.
The -Power- lamp lit up.

2. Briefly Press the Pairing Button for a Quarter Second

Secondly, pairing mode allows you to see your XB33 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 Pairing- button.
The -Bluetooth Pairing- button.

When you press this Pairing button, the speaker says in a female voice, “Bluetooth pairing.”   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.

The flashing -Bluetooth Status- light.
The -Bluetooth Status- lamp blinking.

3. Done with How to Put Sony SRS XB33 Wireless Speaker into Pairing Mode

Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the Sony SRS XB33 speaker as Discovered but not Connected.
iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- screen, showing the Sony SRS XB33 speaker as Discovered but not Connected.

Lastly, while the Bluetooth Status lamp is flashing, you should see the XB33 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. Thus if you see that, then this means that the speaker is indeed now in pairing mode.





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References 

  1. Sony SRS XB 33 Bluetooth Speakers Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

  • 2021-09-25: First published.
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