Picture of the front right of the Sony SRS X2 speaker.

Sony X2 Hard Reset Instructions

We give here Sony X2 hard reset directions, to return this Bluetooth speaker to its default settings and state. Plus, this erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from memory. We might want to clear these to prevent this speaker from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices. Also, you should hard reset your speaker to get it ready for sale or re-gifting, or to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer wish it to connect with.

Sony X2 Hard Reset, Step by Step Instructions

1. Turn ON the Speaker

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

Picture of the Power button on the Sony X2.
The Power button on the Sony X2.

Find the Power button, as shown in the last picture above. It’s in the back row of buttons on the top of the unit, closest to the rear right corner.

Then, the status light comes on.  This light we find on the top right quadrant on the unit, just behind the Power button.

Picture of the green glowing Power light on the Sony X2.
The green glowing Power light on the Sony X2.

The speaker makes a musical chord sound sound when it powers up, whether it connects to a nearby device or not. But whether it pairs or not, this reset routine works the same way, as follows.

2. Press and Hold the Volume DOWN and Power Buttons

Both of these buttons we find on the top of the speaker, right of center, as called out in the next picture. Both buttons are in the back row.  The Volume Down button is in the leftmost position in this row, while the Power button is in the rightmost position.

Picture of the Volume Down and Power buttons on the speaker.
The Volume Down and Power buttons.

Since one of these buttons is for power, you need to first press the Volume Down button by itself,  Then, after a half-second, while holding that one in, press and hold the Power button.  Doing it this way prevents accidently powering off the speaker before it has a chance to hard reset.

Then, hold both buttons in until all lamps go out, and the speaker shuts down.  This takes around five seconds.

Next, the speaker powers OFF, and the Power and Pairing lamps go dark, as shown next. Note that on this speaker, there is no power-down sound when hard reset finishes.

Picture of the top of the Sony X2 speaker, showing all lamps dark.
Top of the Sony X2 speaker, showing all lamps dark.

You may release the buttons when all the lights go dark.

3. Check that the Sony X2 Hard Reset Did Work

Next, power on the X2 once more, as described in step 1 earlier.

Note that after a hard reset, this speaker comes up in pairing mode. The Pairing lamp blinks in fast white pulses to tell you this.  This is a signal for you to look for this speaker on a nearby BT device, and pair to it if you so desire.

4. Done with Sony X2 Hard Reset !

The hard reset is now complete. So you may now sell or gift the speaker, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.

After a hard reset, the speaker no longer automatically connects with any previously paired Bluetooth device. Thus, to restore this auto syncing, you manually pair the X2 with a device. Then after 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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    1. Official Sony X2 Support Page

Revision History

    • 2023-03-06: First published.