Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the Sony SRS XB23 speaker as Connected.

Sony SRS XB23 Pairing Instructions

This post gives Sony SRS XB23 pairing instructions, to link this speaker with common portable devices. E.g. These  include the Android and Apple platforms of phones, media players, tablets, and computers.





Sony SRS XB23 Pairing Instructions, Step by Step

With your SRS XB23 powered OFF (power button is dark), run through these directions to pair it to your source BT smart device. We’re using an iPad Air tablet for this demo.

1. Go to the Home Screen on the Source Device

Firstly, press the Home button to bring up 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 XB23 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 XB23 Pairing

Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our XB23 is currently shut OFF (is not in Bluetooth discovery mode), it is not listed in the Bluetooth devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never paired this speaker with this iPad before.

Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page showing nothing discovered
iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page showing nothing discovered

5. Turn On your Sony SRS XB23 

Turn on the XB23 by quickly pressing its  Power  button. See this, pointed at by the arrow, in the next picture.

The -Power- button on the Sony SRS XB23.
Sony SRS XB23 speaker -Power- button.

The speaker then powers up, and its status lamp glows green, as seen in the next picture.

Picture of the -Power- light glowing green.
The -Power- lamp glowing green.

But since the test iPad does not know about this speaker, the SRS XB23 will not pair with it automatically.

6. Put the XB23 into Pairing Mode

Now, to see your Sony SRS XB23 on your device, place it into Bluetooth discovery / pairing mode. To do that, press the Pairing button, and release after a quarter second.

Find the Pairing button as we see in the next picture, pointed at by the yellow arrow.

Picture of the -Pairing- button on the speaker.
The-Pairing- button.

Then the speaker announces, “Bluetooth pairing,” in a woman’s voice.  Also, the Bluetooth Status lamp starts flashing in a pulse-pulse-pause, pulse-pulse-pause pattern.

Picture of the -Bluetooth Status- light blinking blue.
The -Bluetooth Status- lamp flashing blue.




7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with Sony SRS XB23 Pairing

See the screen shot next. We found our XB23, as pointed at by the yellow arrow.

Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the Sony SRS XB23 as Discovered, but not Connected.
iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the Sony SRS XB23 as Discovered, but not Connected.

8. Pair with your Speaker

Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.

Your mobile device then pairs with the SRS XB23.

E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected SRS XB23 entry, as pointed at by the yellow arrows in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the Sony SRS XB23 as Connected.
iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the Sony SRS XB23 as Connected.

9. Done with Sony SRS XB23 Pairing Instructions !

At last, we have now successfully paired the XB23 BT speaker with with a common mobile tablet device.





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References for Sony SRS XB23 Pairing Instructions

  1. Sony SRS XB23 Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

  • 2022-07-19: First published.
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