This post gives Sony SRS XP500 pairing instructions, that work with common wireless devices. E.g. These include the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad line of Apple phones, media players, and tablets. A similar procedure also works with Android tablets and phones too.
Sony SRS XP500 Pairing, Step by Step Directions
With your SRS XP 500 powered OFF (power button is dark), run through these directions to pair it to your source BT device. We’re using an iPad Air tablet 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.
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 XP500 Pairing
Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our Sony SRS XP500 is currently shut OFF (is not in Bluetooth pairing mode), it does not appear in the Bluetooth devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never linked this speaker with our mobile device before.
5. Power Up your Sony SRX XP500 Wireless Speaker
Additionally, turn on the XP500 by quickly pressing and releasing its Power button. See this, pointed at by the blue arrow, in the next shot.
The speaker then powers up, and its status lamp glows green, as we see in the next picture.
But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, the SRS XP500 will not pair with it automatically.
6. Activate Pairing Mode
Now, to see your speaker 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 blue arrow. It’s the second button in from the left on the top button panel, just to the right of the Power button.
Then the speaker emits a rise-fall beep. Also, the Pairing lamp begins flashing in a pulse-pulse-pause-pulse-pulse-pause pattern.
7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with Sony SRS XP500 Pairing
See the screen shot next. We found our 500, as pointed at by the arrow.
8. Pair with your Speaker
Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.
Your mobile device then pairs with the SRS XP500.
E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following. Note the now-connected SRS-XP500 entry, as pointed at by the blue arrows in the next screenshot.
9. Done with Sony SRS XP500 Pairing !
At last, we have now successfully paired this Sony party speaker with a common mobile tablet device.
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- 2022-11-28: First published.