Picture of the Sony SRS XB10 Bluetooth speaker, showing the logo side.

Sony XB10 Hard Reset Instructions

Here we give hard reset instructions for the Sony XB10, to restore its default settings. A hard reset returns the XB10 to factory default state. Plus, it erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from its memory. Clearing these with a reset stops this unit from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices. Also, you might reset this 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 XB10 Hard Reset, Step by Step Instructions

1. Turn the Speaker ON

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 Sony XB10 -Power- button.
The Sony XB10 -Power- button.

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

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

The speaker powered ON, and the Status lamp glowing.
The speaker powered ON, and the Status lamp glowing.

The speaker may make a ding-dong beep sound when it powers up, should it pair to a nearby device. Or it may make no sound if it does not pair with anything.  Whether paired or not, this hard reset back to default state routine works the same way, as follows.

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

Find these buttons as shown next.  Both of them we find near the bottom of the speaker, as called out in the next picture.

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

The XB10 then enters hard reset.

After a tiny  pause, the speaker powers OFF, and the status lamp goes dark, as we see next. Note that on this speaker, there is no power-down sound.

The Sony XB10 powered OFF, with the status lamp dark.
The Sony XB10 powered OFF, with the status lamp dark.

3. Check that your Sony XB10 Did Indeed Hard Reset

Next, power on the XB 10 again, as described in step 1 above.

Note that after a hard default reset, this speaker comes up in pairing mode. The Power lamp blinks rapidly to let you know this.  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 XB10 Hard Reset !

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

Now the speaker no longer automatically connects with any previously paired Bluetooth device after a hard reset. Thus, to restore auto connecting, you manually pair the XB10 with a device. Then after that, any time that both speaker and that device have Bluetooth turned on, and they’re near each other, pairing would automatically take place once more.

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Revision History

    • 2023-03-14: First published.