Left front view of the Sony SRS XB43 Bluetooth speaker.

Sony SRS XB43 Factory Reset Instructions

Gives factory reset directions for the Sony SRS XB43 home and yard Bluetooth speaker to set it back to its default settings. Factory resetting restores the XB43 to factory default state. E.g. Returns sound mode and light settings to their fresh-out-of-the-box values.  Plus, it clears any earlier connected Bluetooth devices from memory. Erasing these stops this speaker from pairing to any nearby BT devices. Also, you might factory reset to get this device ready for sale or re-gifting, or to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer wish it to connect with.





Sony SRS XB43 Factory Reset Instructions, Step by Step

1. Turn the Speaker ON

Press and release the Power button for a half-second or so. E.g. Find the Power button as shown in the next picture.

Picture of the Sony SRS XB43 speaker with dark power lamp. Sony SRS XB43 Factory Reset.
Sony SRS XB43 speaker with dark power lamp.

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

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

Picture of the Sony SRS XB43 party Speaker power lamp glowing.
Sony SRS XB43 party Speaker power lamp glowing.

The XB 43 may make a ding-dong tone sound and say, “Bluetooth connected.” when it powers up, if it pairs to a nearby device. Or it may make no sound at all if it does not.  But whether paired or not, this factory reset back to default state routine works the same way, as follows.





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

Find these buttons as we show next.  Both of them are in the top button panel.

Picture of the -Pairing- and -Volume DOWN- buttons.
The -Pairing- and -Volume DOWN- buttons.

The XB43 then begins factory reset.

After one or two seconds, the unit shuts OFF, and the status lamp and party lights (if enabled) all go dark, as shown next. Note that on the XB43, there is no power-off sound.

Picture of all button panel lights dark on the Sony SRS XB43 speaker.
Showing all button panel lights dark on the Sony SRS XB43 speaker.

3. Check that your Sony SRS XB43 Speaker Did Factory Reset

Next, turn on the unit again, as outlined in step 1 above.

Note that after factory reset, the XB43 comes up in discovery mode. The Bluetooth Status lamp blinks blue in a pulse-pulse-pause-pulse-pulse-pause pattern, to let you know this. E.g. See this in the next picture.

Picture of the blue glowing Bluetooth status light.
Showing the blue glowing Bluetooth status light.

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 XB43 Factory Reset !

With the factory reset now complete, you may now safely sell or gift this speaker, or pair it again with your own Bluetooth devices.

Keep in mind that after a factory reset, the XB43 no longer automatically connects with any previously paired BT device. Thus, to restore auto pairing, you manually pair it with a device. Then following 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.

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References for Sony SRS XB43 Factory Reset

  1. Sony SRS XB  43 Product Page at Sony.com

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Revision History

  • 2021-09-16: First published.
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