Right front view of Sony SRS XB32 speaker.

How to Turn Off Sony XB32

We explain how to turn off the Sony XB32 portable BT speaker here.  Now most speakers have a Power button that Sony prominently places on their speakers so it’s easy to find.  Indeed, this speaker is no exception , as we find its Power button near the bottom in the button panel. See this next.

Picture of the Sony XB32 -Power- button.
Sony XB32 -Power- button.

There’s also a status lamp, just above the Power button, that glows white 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.

Picture of the glowing -Power- lamp.
The -Power- light glowing

This lamp glows when the speaker is ON, as seen above.

And when you turn off the XB32, this lamp goes OFF, as we see next.

Picture of the dark -Power- light on the Sony XB32.
The Sony XB32 with dark -Power- lamp.

How to Turn Off Sony XB32

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 in the back. See this in the next picture.

Picture of the -CHARGE- lamp glowing orange.
The -CHARGE- light glowing orange.

This light continues glowing when the speaker is recharging, and is not affected by whether the speaker itself is ON or OFF. Note that the CHARGE lamp does not tell us about speaker power status. But it does stop glowing when the battery reaches full charge or you disconnect the charger from the speaker. Plus, it should be dark when the speaker is OFF and you have no charger connected.

Moreover, this speaker makes no sound when it powers 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.

And if that doesn’t work, you can disconnect the speaker from your charger, and let it run dead.  Then it will certainly die off. At that point, and hopefully, when you recharge it, the Power button will once again work as it should. But if not, the speaker may be defective, and so you might just have to replace it.

Other Sony XB32 Posts

    1. Sony XB32 Charger Type
    2. XB32 Buttons Explained
    3. How to Pair the XB32 Speaker
    4. The XB32 Orange Light Stays On Problem
    5. How to Factory Reset Sony XB32

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    1. Official Sony XB32 Support Page
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Revision History

    • 2023-03-25: First published.