Left front view of the Sony SRS XB43 Bluetooth speaker.

Sony SRS XB43 Pairing

This post gives Sony SRS XB43 pairing instructions for this Extra Bass speaker, to connect it with common Bluetooth devices. E.g. These  include the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad line of Apple phones, media players, and tablets.

Sony SRS XB43 Pairing, Step by Step

With your SRS XB43 speaker shut OFF (power button is dark), run through these directions to pair it to your source Bluetooth device. E.g. We’re using an iPad Air computer 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 shown next.

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow. Sony SRS XB43 Pairing.
iPadOS 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 XB43 Pairing

Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our Sony SRS XB43 is currently switched OFF (is not in Bluetooth pairing 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 XB43

Turn on the XB43 by quickly pressing its  Power  button. See this, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.

Sony SRS XB43 speaker with dark power lamp.

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

But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, the SRS XB43 will not pair with it automatically.

Picture of the speaker's -Power- lamp glowing.
The -Power- lamp glowing.

6. Put the SRS XB43 into Discovery Mode

Then, to see this BT speaker on your device, place it into Bluetooth 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 green arrow.

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

Then the speaker emits a rise-fall beep.  Also, the Bluetooth Status lamp begins flashing in a pulse-pulse-pause-pulse-pulse-pause pattern.

The Bluetooth status lamp on the Sony SRS XB 43 Extra Bass speaker.
Sony SRS XB43 speaker, showing the blue glowing Bluetooth status light.

7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with Sony SRS XB43 Pairing

See the screen shot next. We found our XB 43, as we point at with the green arrow.

Bluetooth Settings page on iPadOS, showing the Sony SRS XB43 speaker as discovered.
iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the Sony SRS XB43 speaker as discovered.

8. Pair with your XB43

Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.

Your mobile device then pairs with the XB43.

E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected SRS XB43 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.

-Bluetooth Settings- page on iPadOS, showing the Sony SRS XB43 as Connected.
iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the Sony SRS XB43 as Connected..

9. Done with Sony SRS XB43 Pairing !

At last, we have now successfully paired the XB43 Bluetooth speaker with a common mobile tablet device.  Thus, you can start enjoying your music on this speaker that sounds much better than that in just about every smart phone or tablet.

Other Sony SRS XB43 Posts

    1. How to Turn Off the Sony SRS XB43 Bluetooth Speaker
    2. Turning On the Sony SRS XB43 BT Speaker
    3. How to Factory Reset Sony SRS XB43 Speaker
    4. Sony SRS XB43 Buttons Explained
    5. How to Charge Sony SRS XB43 Speaker

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References for Sony SRS XB43 Pairing

    1. Sony SRS XB43 Official Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

    • 2021-09-14: First published.