Picture of the Pairing light on the Sony SRS X3 speaker glowing white.

Sony SRS X3 Pairing Instructions

This post provides Sony SRS X3 pairing directions, to link it with common wireless 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 X3 Pairing Instructions, Step by Step

With your X3 powered OFF (power lamp is dark), run through these directions 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 we see 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 X3 Pairing

Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our SRS X3 is currently 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 Sony SRS X3 Speaker

Thus, turn on the X3 by quickly pressing its  Power  button. See this, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.

Picture of the Power button on the Sony SRS X3 speaker.
The Power button on the Sony SRS X3 speaker.

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

Picture of the green glowing Power light on the Sony SRS X3 speaker.
The green glowing Power light on the Sony SRS X3 speaker.

But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, the X3 will not pair with it automatically.

6. Put the X`3 into Pairing Mode

Now, to see your speaker on your device, place it into Bluetooth discovery / pairing mode. To make that happen, press and hold the Pairing button. It’s in the front row of buttons, second button from the left.

Picture of The pairing button on the Sony SRS X3 speaker.
The Pairing button on the Sony SRS X3 speaker.

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 X3 speaker glowing white.
The Pairing light on the Sony SRS X3 speaker glowing white.

This takes one to three seconds to enter pairing mode.





7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with Sony SRS X3 Pairing

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

Screenshot of the X3 showing as discovered on iPadOS.
The X3  showing as discovered on iPadOS.

8. Pair with your Speaker

Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.

Your mobile device then connects with the SRS X3.

E.g. The source device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected SRS X3 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the Sony SRS X3 speaker showing as Connected on iPadOS.
The Sony SRS X3 speaker showing as Connected on iPadOS.

9. Done with Sony SRS X3 BT Speaker Pairing !

At last, we have now successfully paired the X3 with with a common mobile tablet device.

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References for Sony SRS X3 Pairing

    1. Sony SRS X3 Support Page at Sony.com

Revision History

    • 2022-11-28: First published.
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