Rear view of the Sony SRS XB13 speaker.

Sony XB13 Reset Instructions

Gives reset directions for the Sony XB13 speaker to set it back to its default settings. This restores the XB13 to factory default state. Plus, it erases any earlier connected Bluetooth devices from its memory. Clearing these stops this unit from pairing to any nearby wireless devices. Also, you might reset to get this speaker ready for sale or re-gifting, or to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer wish it to connect with.

Sony XB13 Reset, Step by Step

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 XB13 -Power- button.
The -Power- Button on the Sony XB13.

Find the Power button, as we show in the last picture above.

Then, the status light comes on, as we see next.

Picture of the -Power- lamp glowing on the speaker.
The -Power- lamp glowing on the speaker.

The XB13 may make a ding-dong tone sound when it powers up, should it pair to a nearby device. Or it may make no sound at all if it does not.  Whether paired or not, this reset to factory default state routine works the same way, as follows.

2. Press and Hold the Play / Pause and Volume UP Buttons At the Same Time

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

Picture of the Sony XB13 -Play-Pause- and -Volume UP- buttons.
The Sony XB13 -Play-Pause- and -Volume UP- buttons.

The XB13 then enters reset.

After a very short pause, the speaker powers OFF, and the status lamp goes dark, as shown next. Note that on the Sony XB13, there is no power-down sound.

Picture of the -Power- lamp shown as OFF.
The -Power- lamp shown as OFF.

3. Check that your Sony XB13 Did Indeed Reset

Next, power on the unit again, as detailed in step 1 above.

Note that after reset, the XB13 comes up in pairing mode. The Bluetooth Status lamp blinks blue in a pulse-pulse-pause-pulse-pulse-pause pattern, 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 XB13 Reset !

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

After a reset, the XB13 no longer automatically connects with any previously paired Bluetooth device. Thus, to restore automatic pairing, you manually pair it with a device. Then following 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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References for Sony XB13 Reset

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Revision History

    • 2023-02-03: First published.