Picture of an iPhone with a Sony SRS XB32 speaker.

Sony Speaker Bluetooth Pairing Instructions

This post offers Sony speaker Bluetooth pairing instructions, for common Sony wireless speakers.  You can pair any of these with practically all tablets and phones of the Apple and Android platforms, or any other device that supports Bluetooth connectivity.





Sony Speaker Bluetooth Pairing Instructions, Step by Step

With your Sony speaker not running (power button is dark), perform these directions to pair it to your source mobile device. We’re using an iPad Air tablet for this demo along with the Sony SRS-XB41 as our target Bluetooth speaker.

1. Go to the Home Screen on your Source Bluetooth Device

Firstly, press the Home button to get to 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. Sony Speaker Bluetooth Pairing.
iOS Home Screen with Settings App Highlighted

3. Bring up the Settings App

Thirdly, touch 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 to Continue with Sony Speaker Bluetooth Pairing

Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is running here. But since this speaker is currently switched OFF (and so, is not in BT pairing mode), it does not appear in the BT devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never linked this Sony speaker with our mobile device before.

Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page showing nothing discovered
iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page showing nothing discovered

5. Turn On the Sony Speaker 

Additionally, turn on the speaker by quickly pressing and releasing its  Power  button. See this, pointed at by the aqua arrow, in the next picture.  Just about all Sony speakers have this button, and it works the same on almost every one of them.

Picture of the Sony speaker -Power- button.
The Sony speaker -Power- button.

The speaker then powers up, and its status lamp glows, as we see in the next picture.

But since our test iPad does not know about this Sony speaker, it will not pair with the iPad without our intervention.

Picture of the -Power- lamp glowing white.
The -Power- Light glowing white.

6. Put the Sony Speaker into Discovery Mode

Now, to see the speaker on your device, place it into Bluetooth discovery / pairing mode. To do that, press the Pairing button, and release after a quarter second.

Find the Pairing button as we see in the next picture, pointed at by the yellow arrow. Note that this button also serves as the Power button.

Picture of the -Bluetooth Pairing- button.
The -Bluetooth Pairing- button.

Then the speaker emits a rising pitch set of beeps, and announces in a female voice, “Bluetooth pairing.”  Also, the Bluetooth Status lamp begins blinking in fast light bursts.

Picture of the blinking -Bluetooth Status- light.
The -Bluetooth Status- lamp flashing.




7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with Sony Speaker Bluetooth Pairing

See the screen shot next. We found the target Sony speaker, as pointed at by the arrow.

Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the test Sony speaker as Discovered but not Connected.
iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the test Sony speaker as Discovered but not Connected.

8. Pair with the Speaker

Tap the listed Sony speaker in the discovered devices list.

Your mobile device then pairs with it.

E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to appear as follows.  Note the now-connected SRS XB41 entry, as we point out with the yellow arrows in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the test Sony speaker as Connected.
iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the test Sony speaker as Connected.

9. Done with Sony Speaker Bluetooth Pairing !

At last, we have now successfully paired the target Sony speaker with a typical mobile tablet device.





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References

  1. Sony Speaker Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

  • 2022-07-22: First published.
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