Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth page, showing the Sony SRS XB12 portable speaker as connected.

Sony SRS XB12 Pairing Instructions

This post gives Sony SRS XB12 pairing instructions, to connect it with common Bluetooth source devices. E.g. Including the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad line of Apple phones, media players, and tablets.





Sony SRS XB12 Pairing Instructions, Step by Step

With your SRS XB12 powered OFF (power button is dark), run through these directions for pairing it to your source BT mobile device. We’re using an iPad Air computer for this demo.

1. Go to the Home Screen on your 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. Sony SRS XB12 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 SRS XB12 Pairing

Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our Sony SRS XB12 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.





5. Turn On your Sony Speaker

Turn on the XB12 by quickly pressing its  Power  button. See this, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.

Sony SRS XB12 portable speaker powered OFF, showing the -Power- button.
Sony SRS XB12 portable speaker powered OFF, showing the -Power- button.

The speaker then powers up, and its status lamp blinks blue, as seen in the next picture.  This means that it’s ready to receive a Bluetooth pairing request. If it slow blinks, then it’s passively waiting for a Bluetooth request to arrive.  But if it’s fast-flashing blue, then it’s broadcasting its connection info over Bluetooth so other devices can find this speaker. I.e. It is in Bluetooth pairing mode.

But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, the SRS XB12 will not pair with it automatically.

Picture of the speaker, powered ON, showing the Status lamp lit. Sony SRS XB12 Pairing.
The speaker powered ON, showing the Status lamp lit.

6. Put the Speaker into Pairing Mode

Now, to see your Sony SRS XB12 speaker on your device, place the speaker into Bluetooth discovery / pairing mode. To do that, press the Power button, and release when the speaker beeps twice and the Status lamp begins blinking rapidly. Find the Power button as shown above, pointed at by the green arrow.

7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with Sony SRS XB12 Pairing Instructions

See the screen shot next. We found our XB12, as we point out with the green arrow there.

Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth page, showing the speaker discovered.
iPadOS Bluetooth page, showing the speaker discovered.

8. Pair with your Speaker

Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.

Your mobile device then pairs with the SRS XB12.

E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected SRS XB12 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth page, showing the portable speaker as connected.
iPadOS Bluetooth page, showing the portable speaker as connected.

9. Done with Sony SRS XB12 Pairing !

At last, we have now successfully paired our XB12 BT speaker with a common mobile tablet device.





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References for Sony SRS XB12 Pairing

  1. Sony SRS XB 12 Speakers Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

  • 2021-09-08: First published.
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