We explain how to turn off the Sony SRS XB23 portable BT speaker here. Now most speakers have a Power button that Sony prominently places on the unit so it’s easy to locate. Indeed, this speaker is no exception to this pattern, as we find its Power button near the top in the side button panel. See this next.
There’s also a status lamp, just above the Power button, that glows green as long as the speaker is ON, but goes dark when you turn off the speaker. E.g. We point out this lamp in the next picture.
This lamp glows when the speaker is ON, as seen above.
And when you turn off the XB23, this lamp goes OFF, as we see next.
How to Turn Off the Sony SRS XB23
To power down this unit, press the Power button. Then release after a quarter second or so. Also, you needn’t hold it in for too long for the unit to see your press and then shut itself down.
When the speaker goes off, all lamps on the unit stop glowing, except for possibly the orange CHARGE lamp. See this in the next picture.
This light continues steadily glowing when the XB23 is recharging, no matter whether the unit itself is ON or OFF. Note that the CHARGE lamp does not indicate speaker power status. But it will stop glowing when the battery hits full charge or you remove the charger from the speaker. This lamp should not glow when the speaker is OFF with no power supply connected.
Moreover, this speaker makes no sound when it shuts OFF, although if it is playing something, this sound will stop right away.
But if pressing the Power button does not turn off the speaker, you can try resetting it. Please see our How to Reset Sony SRS XB23 Bluetooth Speaker for a procedure that might restore correct Power button operation.
And if factory resetting doesn’t work, you can take the charger off of the speaker, and let the XB 23 run dead. Then it will certainly shut down! At that point, and hopefully, when you recharge it, the Power button will once again work as expected. But if not, the speaker may be on the fritz, and so you might just have to replace it.
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- 2021-09-27: First published.