We give here our Sony SRS XB22 reset instructions to return this wireless speaker to its default factory settings. Resetting restores the XB 22 to fresh-out-of-the-box state. Plus, it erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from its memory. Removing these stops this speaker from pairing to any close by devices. Further, you might reset to get it ready for sale or re-gifting, or to stop it from joining with devices you no longer want it to sync with.
Sony SRS XB22 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 we see in the next picture.
Then, the status light comes on, as shown next.
The XB22 may make a ding-dong tone sound when it powers up, if it connects to a nearby device. Or it may stay silent if not. But whether the unit syncs or not though, this factory reset routine works the same way, as follows.
2. Press and Hold the Power and Volume DOWN Buttons at the Same Time
Find these buttons as shown next. They are both on the top button panel, as we point out in the next picture.
The XB 22 then enters the reset process.
Then after a small pause, the speaker powers OFF, and the status lamp goes dark, as shown next. Note that on the 22, there is no leaving-the-air sound.
3. Check that your Sony SRS XB22 Did Indeed Reset
Next, turn on the unit again, as detailed in step 1 above.
Note that after reset, the XB22 comes up in discovery mode. The Pairing Mode lamp rapidly blinks blue 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 XB22 Reset !
The reset is now finished. So you may now sell or gift the 22, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.
After resetting, the XB22 no longer automatically joins with any previously paired Bluetooth device. Thus, to resume auto pairing, you must first manually pair it 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 automatically take place once again.
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- 2022-07-15: First published.