Screenshot of the Sony SRS X2 speaker showing as discovered on iPadOS.

Sony SRS X2 Pairing Instructions

This post gives pairing directions for the Sony SRS X2 portable wireless speaker with common Bluetooth devices. E.g. These  include the iPhone and the iPad line of Apple phones, media players, and tablets.  You can also pair this speaker with Android devices using a similar procedure.

Sony SRS X2 Pairing, Step by Step Procedure

With your X2 powered OFF (power lamp 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 Source 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, 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 SRS X2 Pairing

Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our SRS X2 is currently shut 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.

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

5. Turn On your X2

Turn on the speaker by quickly pressing its  Power  button. See this, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.  Find this button on the top of the unit, near the rear right corner.  Last button on the right.

Picture of the Power button on the Sony SRS X2.
The Power button on the Sony SRS X2.

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

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

But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, the X2 will not pair with it automatically.

6. Start Discovery Mode

Now, to see your Sony SRS X2 on your device, place it into Bluetooth discovery / pairing mode. To do that, press and hold the Power-Pairing button. Find this button in the front row of three buttons, second one from the left. Release the button when the speaker makes two high beep sounds, and the Pairing lamp starts fast flashing white.

Picture of the -Pairing- light on the Sony SRS X2 flashing white.
The -Pairing- lamp on the Sony SRS X2 blinking white.

Usually takes two to three seconds to enter pairing mode. Find the Power-Pairing button as shown above.

7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with Sony SRS X2 Pairing

See the screen shot next. We found the test speaker, as pointed at by the green arrow.

Screenshot of the X2 showing as discovered.
The X2  showing as discovered.

8. Pair with your Speaker

Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.

Your mobile device then pairs with the SRS X2.

E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected SRS X2 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the Sony SRS X2 showing as Connected on iPadOS.
The Sony SRS X2 showing as Connected on iPadOS.

9. Done with Sony SRS X2 Pairing !

At last, we have now successfully paired the X2 with a common mobile tablet device.

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References for Sony SRS X2 Pairing

    1. Sony SRS X2 Support Page at

Revision History

    • 2022-11-28: First published.