Pair Sony SRS XB10 Instructions

This post gives directions to pair the Sony SRS XB10, which work with typical mobile devices. E.g. These include the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad line of Apple phones, media players, and tablets.

Pair Sony SRS XB10, Step by Step Instructions

With your SRS XB10 turned OFF (power button is dark), run through this routine to pair it to your source BT mobile device. We’re using an iPad Air tablet for this demo.

1. Go to the Home Screen on your Mobile Device

Firstly, press the Home button to reveal the smart device’s Home screen.

2. Find the Settings App

We found ours on the second page of the Home screen, as shown next.

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the -Settings- app highlighted by an arrow. Pair Sony SRS XB10.
iOS Home Screen with the -Settings- app highlighted.

3. Bring up the Settings App

Thirdly, tap the Settings app icon.

The smart device then shows the first page of its settings, as shown in the next step.

4. Go to the Bluetooth Settings  Page

Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our test Sony SRS XB10 is currently OFF (so it is not in Bluetooth discovery mode), it does not show up in the Bluetooth devices list. Also, we don’t see it there since we’ve never paired this speaker with our mobile device before.

5. Turn On your Sony SRS XB10

Turn on the XB10 by quickly pressing its  Power  button. E.g. We point this button out with the green arrow, in the next picture.

Picture of the Sony SRS XB10 -Power- button.
The Sony SRS XB10 -Power- button.

The speaker then powers up, and its status lamp slowly flashes white.  This means that it’s ready to receive a Bluetooth connection request, although it is not in pairing mode. Not yet anyhow.

Moreover, since our iPad does not know about this speaker, the SRS XB10 will not pair with it automatically.

Showing this speaker powered ON, with the Status lamp glowing.
Showing the speaker powered ON, with the Status lamp glowing.

6. Put the Speaker into Discovery Mode

Now, to see the XB10 on your device, place it into Bluetooth discovery / pairing mode. So to do that, press the Power button, and release when the speaker beeps.

E.g. Find this control as shown in the next picture, that we point out with the green arrow.

When you press the Power button, the SRS XB10 makes a couple beeps. Also, the status lamp changes from a slow flashing white to fast flashing white.

7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device 

See the screen shot next. In fact, we found our XB10, as again, we point out with the green arrow.

iPadOS Bluetooth Settings screenshot, showing the Sony XRS XB10 speaker as discovered. Pair Sony SRS XB10.
iPadOS Bluetooth Settings screenshot, showing the Sony XRS XB10 as discovered.

8. Pair with your SRS XB10

Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.

Your mobile device then pairs with the speaker.

E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following.  Note the now-paired SRS XB10 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth page, showing the speaker paired
The iPadOS Bluetooth page, showing the speaker paired.

9. Done with These Instructions to Pair the Sony SRS XB10 !

At last, we have now successfully paired our XB10 with with a common mobile tablet device.

Other Posts About the Sony SRS XB10 

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    3. Sony SRS XB10 Buttons Explained

References for Pair Sony SRS XB10 Help

    1. Sony SRS XB10 Product Page at

Revision History

    • 2022-03-04: First published.