Picture of the left front of the Sony SRS XG500 wireless speaker.

How to Put Sony SRS XG500 in Pairing Mode

To pair your SRS XG500 Sony Boombox 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 speaker.  Why?  Because in this mode, the speaker broadcasts its name and currently valid connection info over Bluetooth. Then this lets source Bluetooth devices pair with it.  So in this post, we show you how to put the Sony SRS XG500 BT 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 XG500 in Pairing Mode, Step by Step

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 -Power- button on the Sony SRS XG500 speaker.
The -Power- button on the Sony SRS XG500 speaker.

The speaker then comes on.

Picture of the -Power- lamp on the Sony SRS XG500 speaker, glowing green.
The -Power- lamp on the Sony SRS XG500 speaker, glowing green.




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

Secondly, pairing mode allows you to see your XG500 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 / discovery button on the Sony SRS XG500 speaker.
The Bluetooth pairing / discovery button on the Sony SRS XG500 speaker.

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 light glowing blue.
The Bluetooth status light glowing blue.

3. Done with How to Put Sony SRS XG500 Boombox Speaker in Pairing Mode

Picture of the boombox speaker showing as discovered on the Bluetooth Settings page on iPadOS.
The boombox speaker showing as discovered on the Bluetooth Settings page on iPadOS.

Lastly, while the BT Status lamp is flashing, you should see the XG500 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 XG500 Speaker in Pairing Mode

    1. Sony SRS XG500 Bluetooth Speakers Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

    • 2022-08-18: First published.
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