Front right view of the Sony SRS XB22 speaker.

How to Turn On Sony SRS XB22

We explain how to turn on the Sony SRS XB22 speaker here.  Now most Bluetooth speakers have a Power button that Sony prominently places on the unit so it’s easy to find.  Indeed, this speaker is no exception to this, as we find its Power button on the top of the SRS XB22, as we see next.

Picture of the -Power- button on the Sony SRS XB22 speaker.
Sony SRS XB22 speaker -Power- button.

There’s also a status lamp, just behind the Power button, that starts glowing white when the boots up, as we point out in the next picture.

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

This lamp is dark when the SRS XB22 is OFF, as seen above.

Also, upon booting, the Bluetooth status light either flashes or glows steady blue, depending on whether the speaker auto pairs with a nearby device or not upon startup.

The glowing -Bluetooth Status- light on the Sony SRS XB22 speaker.
Sony SRS XB22 -Bluetooth Status- lamp glowing.


How to Turn On Sony SRS XB22

To power up the XB22, 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 turn itself on.

When the speaker comes on, the Bluetooth status lamp starts blinking or glowing, and the unit may or may not make a beep sound.  It will sound a ding-dong sort of beep if it pairs to a nearby Bluetooth device.  But if it pairs with nothing, then it makes no sound.

But if pressing the Power button does not turn on the SRS XB22, or if the CHARGE light blinks orange, it could be that you need to charge your speaker.

The glowing -CHARGE- lamp.
The -CHARGE- lamp glowing.

So if the unit won’t come on, try connecting a USB charger to it.  Yes, you can indeed play the speaker as it charges.

Now with a charger supplying power, this speaker should always power on when you click the Power button.  If not, then the unit may not be getting any juice from your AC adapter.  So check that the receptacle for the power supply is live, that the adapter works, that the cable between it and the SRS XB22 is not damaged, and that the charger plug is fully seated in the speaker’s micro USB port.

But if after all these checks the speaker still does not turn on, then the unit itself may be fried. So in that case, get a new one.

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    1. Official Support Page for Sony SRS XB22 at

Revision History

    • 2022-08-21: First published.