This post gives Sony XB12 pairing routine, to connect it with common Bluetooth source devices. E.g. Including the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad line of Apple phones, media players, and tablets.
Sony XB12 Pairing, Step by Step
With your XB12 powered OFF (power button is dark), run through these directions for pairing it to your source BT mobile device. We’re using an iPad Air computer for this demo.
1. Go to the Home Screen on your 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 XB12 Pairing
Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our Sony SRS XB12 is currently shut OFF (is not in Bluetooth discovery 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.
5. Turn On your Sony XB12
Turn on the XB12 by quickly pressing its Power button. See this, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.
The speaker then powers up, and its status lamp blinks blue, as seen in the next picture. This means that it’s ready to receive a Bluetooth pairing request. If it slow blinks, then it’s passively waiting for a Bluetooth request to arrive. But if it’s fast-flashing blue, then it’s broadcasting its connection info over Bluetooth so other devices can find this speaker. I.e. It is in Bluetooth pairing mode.
But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, the XB12 will not pair with it automatically.
6. Activate Pairing Mode
Now, to see your Sony XB12 speaker on your device, place the speaker into Bluetooth discovery / pairing mode. To do that, press the Power button, and release when the speaker beeps twice and the Status lamp begins blinking rapidly. Find the Power button as shown above, pointed at by the green arrow.
7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with Sony XB12 Pairing
See the screen shot next. We found our XB12, as we point out with the green arrow there.
8. Pair with your Speaker
Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.
Your mobile device then pairs with the XB12.
E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following. Note the now-connected XB12 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.
9. Done with Sony XB12 Pairing !
At last, we have now successfully paired our XB12 BT speaker with a common mobile tablet device.
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- 2023-02-03: First published.