Picture of the Pairing light glowing white on the Sony SRS XB40 speaker.

Sony SRS XB40 Pairing Instructions

This post provides Sony SRS XB40 pairing directions for this Extra Bass speaker, through Bluetooth, to common wireless BT devices. E.g. These  include the Apple line of device like the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. This routine also works for Android base devices as well, such as Samsung and LG phones, as well as Amazon Fire tablets.

Sony SRS XB40 Pairing Directions, Step by Step

With your SRS XB40 switched OFF (power button is dark), run through this procedure to pair it to your source BT mobile device. We use an iPad Air computer tablet for this demo.

1. Go to the Home Screen on your Source 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 we show in the next shot.

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow.
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 we see in the next step.





4. Go to the Bluetooth Settings  Page to Continue with Sony SRS XB40 Pairing

Our Bluetooth Settings screen appears as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is ON  here. But since our Sony SRS XB40 is currently shut OFF (and thus, 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.

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

5. Turn On your Sony SRX XB40 Speaker

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

Picture of the dark Power button on the top of the Sony SRS XB40 speaker.
The dark Power button on the top of the Sony SRS XB40 speaker.

The unit then powers up, and its Power-Pairing button glows white, as we in the next picture.

Picture of the glowing Power button.
The glowing Power button.

But since our tablet does not know about this speaker, the SRS XB40 will not pair with it automatically.

6. Put the XB40 in Pairing Mode

Now, to see the XB40 on your device, place it into Bluetooth discovery / pairing mode. So to achieve that, press and hold the Power-Pairing button, and release when you hear the rising pitch beep sequence and the speaker announces, “Bluetooth pairing,” in a lady’s voice. Find the Power-Pairing button as pictured above.

In addition to the voice announcement,  the Bluetooth Status lamp begins flashing fast white, as we see next.

Picture of the Pairing light flashing white on the speaker.
The Pairing lamp blinking white on the speaker.

7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with Sony SRS XB40 Pairing

See the screen shot next. We found our XB40, as pointed at by the green arrow.

Screenshot of the Sony SRS XB40 speaker showing as discovered on iPadOS.
The Sony SRS XB40 speaker showing as discovered on iPadOS.

8. Now Pair with the XB40

Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.

Your mobile device then pairs with the speaker.

E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected SRS XB40 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the Sony SRS XB40 on our tablet, showing as Connected. Pairing is now complete.
The Sony SRS XB40 speaker on our tablet, showing as Connected. Pairing is now complete.

9. Done with Sony SRS XB40 Pairing !

At last, we have now successfully paired the XB40 BT speaker with a common mobile tablet device.

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References for Sony SRS XB40 Pairing

    1. Sony SRS XB40 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Support Page at Sony.com

Revision History

    • 2022-11-28: First published.
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