The Sony XRS XB10 water resistant speaker, with the -Volume DOWN- and -Power-buttons highlighted

Sony SRS XB10 Factory Reset Instructions

Here we give factory reset instructions for the Sony SRS XB10 Bluetooth speaker, to restore its default settings. A factory reset returns the XB10 to factory default state. Plus, it erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from its memory. Clearing these with a factory reset stops this unit from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices. Also, you might factory reset this speaker to get it ready for sale or re-gifting, or to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer wish it to connect with.

Sony SRS XB10 Factory Reset, Step by Step Instructions

1. Turn the Speaker ON

Press and release the Power button for a half-second or so. Find the Power button as shown in the next picture.

Picture of the Sony SRS XB10 -Power- button.
The Sony SRS XB10 -Power- button.

Find the Power button, as we show in the last picture above.

Then, the status light comes on, as we see in the next photo.

Picture of the XB10 powered ON, and the Status lamp glowing.
The XB10 powered ON, and the Status lamp glowing.

The speaker may make a ding-dong beep sound right after it boots, should it pair to a nearby device. Or it may make no sound if it pairs with nothing.  But whether it pairs or not, this factory reset routine works the same as follows.

2. Press and Hold the Volume DOWN and Power Buttons Together

Find these buttons as shown next.  Both of them we find near the bottom of the speaker, as called out in the next picture.

Picture of the -Volume DOWN- and -Power-buttons.
The -Volume DOWN- and -Power-buttons.

The XB10 then enters factory reset.

After a tiny  pause, the speaker powers OFF, and the status lamp goes dark, as we see next. Note that on this speaker, there is no power-down sound.

Picture of the Sony SRS XB10 powered OFF, with the status lamp dark.
The Sony SRS XB10 powered OFF, with the status lamp dark.

3. Check that your Sony SRS XB10 Did Indeed Factory Reset

Next, power on the XB10 again, as we describe in step 1 above.

Note that after a factory reset, this speaker comes up in pairing mode. The Power lamp blinks rapidly to tell you this.  This is a signal that you may then look for this speaker on a nearby BT device, and pair to it if you so desire.

4. Done with Sony SRS XB10 Factory Reset !

The factory reset is now finished. So you may now sell or gift it, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.

Now the speaker no longer automatically connects with any previously paired Bluetooth device. Thus, to restore auto connecting, you manually pair the XB10 with a device. Then after that, any time that both speaker and that device have Bluetooth turned on, and they’re near each other, pairing would automatically take place once more.

Other Posts About the Sony SRS XB10

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References for Sony SRS XB10 Factory Reset

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Revision History

    • 2021-08-12: First published.