Here, we give the Sony XB22 Bluetooth pairing directions for linking this speaker with common portable devices such as iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad line of Apple phones, media players, and tablets. A similar routine pairs the XB22 with Android devices as well.
Sony XB22 Bluetooth Pairing, Step by Step
With your SRS XB22 powered OFF (power / status lamp is dark), run through this procedure to pair it to your source BT mobile device. We have an iPad Air tablet for this demo.
1. Go to the Home Screen on your Source Device
Firstly, press the Home button to visit 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 XB22 Bluetooth Pairing
Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is turned ON here. But since our Sony XB22 is currently shut OFF (is not in discovery mode), it does not display in the BT devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never linked this speaker with this mobile device before.
5. Turn On your XB22
Turn on the XB22 by quickly pressing its Power-Pairing button. See this, pointed at by the aqua arrow, in the next picture, near the right edge of the buttons panel.
The speaker then boots, and its status lamp glows white, as seen in the next picture.
But since our tablet does not know about this speaker, the SRS XB22 will not pair with it automatically.
6. Put the XB22 into Discovery Mode
Now, to see this speaker on your device, place it into Bluetooth pairing mode. To do that, press and hold the double-duty Power-Pairing button, and release when the unit announces, “Bluetooth pairing,” in a lady’s voice.
Find the Power-Pairing button as we describe above.
Also, the Bluetooth Status lamp begins fast-flashing.
7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with Sony XB22 Bluetooth Pairing
See the screen shot next. We found our speaker, as pointed at by the yellow arrow.
8. Pair with the XB22
Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.
Your mobile device then pairs with it.
E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following. Note the now-connected SRS XB22 entry, as pointed at by the yellow arrows in the next screenshot.
9. Done with Sony XB22 Bluetooth Pairing !
At last, we have now successfully paired the XB22 BT speaker with with a popular mobile tablet device.
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- 2023-03-18: First published.