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

How to Put Sony SRS XB33 in Pairing Mode

To pair your SRS XB33 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 Sony SRS XB33 in pairing mode, to let you to link it with phones, tablets, computers, and smart speakers.

How to Put Sony SRS XB33 in Pairing Mode: Step by Step

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.

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

The 33 then comes on.

Picture of the Sony SRS XB33 speaker -Power- lamp lit up.
Sony SRS XB33 speaker -Power- lamp lit up.

2. Press the Pairing Button

Secondly, this lets you see your XB33 on your source BT device. So, start pairing mode by pressing the Pairing button.

Picture of the -Bluetooth Pairing- button.
The -Bluetooth Pairing- button.

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 Pairing lamp begins rapidly flashing white, as we see in the last picture..

3. Done with How to Put Sony SRS XB33 in Pairing Mode

While the Bluetooth Status lamp is quickly pulsing ON and OFF, you should be able to see the XB33 in the Bluetooth Settings page on any in-range phone, computer, tablet, or smart speaker, that is within several feet of it, as we see next.

Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the Sony SRS XB33 as Discovered.
iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- screen, showing the Sony SRS XB33 as Discovered.

Note in the last picture, that the speaker appears as “SRS-XB33”.  So at this point, you could connect to the speaker if you wish.

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References

    1. Sony SRS XB33 Official Support Page
    2. Where to Buy the Sony SRS XB33