Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth page, showing the Sony SRS XB10 speaker connected.

Sony Bluetooth Speaker Pairing Instructions

This post gives pairing instructions for a common Sony Bluetooth speaker to typical mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad line of Apple phones, media players, and tablets.





Sony Bluetooth Speaker Pairing Instructions

With your speaker powered 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.
iOS Home Screen with 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 Bluetooth speaker is currently powered OFF (is not in BT discovery mode), it does not appear in the Bluetooth devices list. Furthermore, we don’t see it since we’ve never paired this speaker with our mobile device before.





5. Turn On your Sony Bluetooth Speaker

Turn on the speaker by quickly pressing its  Power  button. See this, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.

Picture of a Sony SRS XB10 portable speaker, showing the -Power- button.
The Sony Bluetooth speaker, showing the -Power- button.

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 speaker will not pair with it automatically.

Showing the speaker powered ON, and the Status lamp glowing.
Showing the speaker powered ON, and the Status lamp glowing.

6. Put the Sony Bluetooth Speaker into Pairing Mode

Now, to see your speaker 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 we see in the next picture, pointed at by the green arrow.





When you press the Power button, the speaker 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 Sony Bluetooth speaker, as pointed at by the green arrow.

iPadOS Bluetooth Settings screenshot, showing the speaker as discovered.
iPadOS Bluetooth Settings screenshot, showing the speaker as discovered.

8. Pair with your Speaker

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-connected Sony Bluetooth speaker 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 Sony Bluetooth Speaker Pairing Instructions !

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





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References for Sony Bluetooth Speaker Pairing Instructions

  1. Sony Bluetooth Speaker Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

  • 2022-07-07: First published.
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