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 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 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.
The speaker then comes on.
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.
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.
3. Done with How to Put Sony XG500 Boombox Speaker in Pairing Mode
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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- 2023-03-30: First published.