Picture of the front right of the Sony SRS XB30 speaker.

Sony XB30 Factory Reset Instructions

Gives Sony XB30 factory reset directions to return the speaker to factory default settings.  Factory resetting restores the 30 to default state. Plus, it erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from its memory. This stops the speaker from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices. Furthermore, you might reset the unit to get it ready for sale or re-gifting, or to stop it from pairing wirelessly with devices you no longer wish it to connect with.

Sony XB30 Factory Reset, Step by Step Instructions

1. Turn ON the XB30

Press and release the Power-Pairing button for a half-second or so. Find this button as shown in the next picture. It’s the last one on the right in the top buttons panel.

Picture of the Power-Pairing button on the Sony XB30.
The Power-Pairing button on the Sony XB30.

Then, that button lights up, as we see next.

Picture of the glowing Power-Pairing button.
The Power-Pairing button glowing.

The speaker may make a two-tone sound as it starts, to indicate that it has paired, should it sync to a nearby device. Or it may play no sound at all if it does not.  But whether the unit connects or not though, this factory reset routine works the same way, as follows.

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

Find these buttons as shown next.  The Volume DOWN button is the third button in from the right, or the fifth position from the left.

Picture of the Volume Down and Power-Pairing buttons on the Sony XB30.
The Volume Down and Power-Pairing buttons on the Sony XB30.

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-Pairing button as well.  Doing it this way prevents accidently powering down the speaker before it has a chance to reset.

The XB30 then enters its factory reset program.

Next, after about five seconds, the speaker powers OFF, and the Power-Pairing button goes dark, as we see next. So release the buttons now. Note that on the SRS XB30, there is no power-down sound after a factory reset.

Picture of the top of the speaker, showing all lamps OFF.
Top view of the speaker, showing all lamps OFF.

3. Check that your Sony XB30 Did Indeed Factory Reset

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

Note that after this reset, the XB30 comes up in discovery mode. The Pairing Status lamp quickly blinks white to let you know this. But the speaker will not link with any device on its own immediately after a factory reset.

Picture of the blinking Pairing lamp on the Sony XB30.
Sony XB30 Pairing lamp flashing.

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 XB30 Factory Reset !

This routine is now complete. So you may now sell or gift the speaker, or pair it again with your favorite BT devices.

After a factory reset, the XB30 no longer automatically links with any Bluetooth device. So to restore auto linking, you manually pair it with a device. Then after that, any time that both speaker and that device have Bluetooth turned on, and are in range, pairing would automatically take place once more.

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Revision History

    • 2023-03-22: First published.