This post explains pairing the Sony SRS XB10 Extra Bass Bluetooth speaker with typical mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad line of Apple phones, media players, and tablets
Pairing Sony XB10 Bluetooth Speaker Instructions
With your SRS XB10 powered OFF (power button is dark), run through this routine to pair it to your source BE 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.
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 Sony SRS XB10 speaker is currently powered OFF (is not in Bluetooth discovery mode), it does not show up in the Bluetooth devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never paired this speaker with our mobile device before.
5. Turn On your Sony SRX XB10 Bluetooth Speaker
Turn on the XB10 by quickly pressing its Power button. See this, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.
The speaker then powers up, and its status lamp slowly blinks white. This means that it’s ready to receive a Bluetooth connection request.
But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, the SRS XB10 will not pair with it automatically.
6. Put the Bluetooth Speaker into Discovery Mode
Now, to see your XB10 on your device, place the speaker 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, pointed at by 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 XB10 on your Mobile Device
See the screen shot next. In fact, we found our XB10, as pointed at by the green arrow.
8. Pair with your XB10
Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.
Your mobile device then pairs with the SRS XB10.
E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following. Note the now-connected SRS XB10 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.
9. Done with Pairing Sony XB10 Bluetooth Speaker!
At last, we have now successfully paired our XB10 wireless speaker with with a common mobile tablet device.
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- 2023-03-14: First published.