Right front view of the Sony SRS XB43 Extra Bass speaker.

How to Put Sony SRS XB43 in Pairing Mode

To pair your SRS XB43 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.  So in this post, we show you how to put the Sony SRS XB43 Extra Bass speaker into pairing mode, so you can easily link it with phones, tablets, computers, and smart speakers, and stream music from those devices onto this speaker.





How to Put Sony SRS XB43 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 XB43 speaker in OFF state, showing the -Power- button. How to Put Sony SRS XB43 in Pairing Mode.
Sony SRS XB43 speaker in OFF state, showing the -Power- button.

The speaker then comes on.

Picture of the -Power- lamp glowing on the speaker.
The -Power- lamp glowing on the 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.

The -Pairing- button on the Sony SRS XB43 Bluetooth speaker.
Sony SRS XB43 Bluetooth Speaker, Showing the -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.

Picture of the Bluetooth status lamp glowing blue.
The blue glowing Bluetooth status light.

3. Done with How to Put Sony SRS XB43 Wireless Speaker into Pairing Mode

Bluetooth Settings page on iPadOS, showing the Sony SRS XB43 speaker as discovered.
iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the Sony SRS XB43 speaker as discovered.

Lastly, while the Status lamp is flashing, you should see the XB43 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 running in pairing mode.





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References for How to Put the Sony SRS XB43 Speaker in Pairing Mode

  1. Sony SRS XB43 Bluetooth Speakers Product Page at Sony.com

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Revision History

  • 2021-09-14: First published.