Picture of the Sony SRS XB10 Bluetooth speaker, showing the logo side.

Sony SRS XB10 Reset Instructions

Here we give reset instructions for the Sony SRS XB10 Bluetooth speaker, to restore its default settings. Resetting returns the XB10 to factory default state. Plus, it erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from its memory. Clearing these with a reset stops this unit from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices. Also, you might 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 Reset Instructions, Step by Step

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 portable speaker, showing the -Power- button.
The Sony SRS XB10 portable speaker, showing the -Power- button.

Find the Power button, as shown in the last picture above.

Then, the status light comes on, as shown next.

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

The speaker may make a ding-dong beep sound when it powers up, should it pair to a nearby device. Or it may make no sound if it does not pair with anything.  Whether paired or not, this reset to factory default state routine works the same way, as follows.





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

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

The speaker with the -Volume DOWN- and -Power-buttons highlighted.
The speaker with the -Volume DOWN- and -Power-buttons highlighted

The XB10 then enters factory hard reset.

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

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

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

Next, power on the XB 10 again, as described in step 1 above.

Note that after a factory default reset, this speaker comes up in pairing mode. The Power lamp blinks rapidly to let you know 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 Reset Instructions !

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

After the reset, as mentioned earlier, the speaker no longer automatically connects with any previously paired Bluetooth device. Thus, to restore automatic 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 to each other, pairing would automatically take place once more.

Other Posts About the Sony SRS XB10 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

    1. Sony SRS XB10 Buttons Explained
    2. How to Check Sony SRS XB10 Battery Life
    3. Sony SRS XB10 Charging Instructions
    4. How to Pair Sony SRS XB10 Bluetooth Speaker
    5. How to Put Sony SRS XB10 in Pairing Mode

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References for Sony SRS XB10 Reset Instructions

    1. Sony Bluetooth Speakers Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

    • 2020-12-12: First published.
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