This post offers Sony XB41 Bluetooth pairing directions, for common smart devices, including practically all tablets and phones of the Apple and Android platforms.
Sony XB41 Bluetooth Pairing, Step by Step
With your SRS XB41 not running (status light is dark), run through these steps to pair it to your source BT mobile device. We’re using an iPad Air tablet in this scenario.
1. Go to the Home Screen on your Source BT Device
Firstly, press the Home button to get to 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 XB41 Bluetooth Pairing
Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is ON here. But since the Sony XB41 is currently OFF (and so, is not in Bluetooth pairing mode), it does not appear in the BT devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never linked this speaker with our mobile device before.
5. Turn On the XB41
Next, turn on the speaker by fast pressing and releasing its Power button. See this, pointed at by the aqua arrow, in the next picture.
The speaker then powers up, and its status lamp glows white, as we see in the next picture.
But since our test iPad does not know about this speaker, the XB 41 will not pair with it without our intervention.
6. Put the XB41 into Discovery Mode
Now, to see your speaker on your device, place it in discovery mode. To do that, press the Pairing button, and release after a quarter second.
Find this button as we see in the next picture, pointed at by the yellow arrow. Note that this button also serves as the Power button.
Then the speaker emits a rising pitch set of beeps, and announces in a female voice, “Bluetooth pairing.” Also, the Bluetooth Status lamp begins blinking rapidly.
7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with Sony XB41 Bluetooth Pairing
See the screen shot next. We found the XB41, as pointed at by the arrow.
8. Pair with the XB41
Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.
Your mobile device then pairs with the 41.
E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to appear as follows. Note the now-connected SRS XB41 entry, as pointed at by the yellow arrows in the next screenshot.
9. Done with Sony XB41 Bluetooth Pairing !
At last, we have now successfully paired the XB41 BT speaker with a common mobile tablet device.
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- 2023-03-27: First published.