Bluetooth Settings page on iPadOS, showing the Sony SRS XB43 speaker as discovered.

Sony XB43 Bluetooth Pairing

This post gives Sony XB43 Bluetooth pairing steps for this Extra Bass wireless speaker, to connect it with common Bluetooth devices. E.g. Including the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad line of Apple phones, media players, and tablets along with Android devices as well.

Sony XB43 Bluetooth Pairing, Step by Step

With your SRS XB43 speaker shut OFF (power button is dark), run through these directions to pair it to your source Bluetooth device. E.g. We’re using an iPad Air computer for this demo.

1. Go to the Home Screen on your Source 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.

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow.
iPadOS Home Screen with Settings app highlighted.

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 XB43 Bluetooth Pairing

Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is ON here. But since our XB43 is currently powered OFF (and so, is not in pairing mode), it does not show up in the Other Devices list. Also, we don’t see it in the My Devices list since we’ve never paired this speaker with our mobile device before.

Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page showing nothing discovered
iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page showing nothing discovered

5. Turn On the XB43

Turn on the speaker by fast pressing its  Power  button. See this, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.

Picture of the Sony XB43 with a dark Power lamp.
The Sony XB43 with a dark Power light.

The speaker then boots, and its status lamp glows green, as we see in the next picture.

But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, the SRS XB43 will not pair with it automatically.

Picture of the speaker's -Power- lamp glowing.
The -Power- lamp glowing.

6. Put the SRS XB43 into Discovery Mode

Then, to see this BT speaker on your device, place it into pairing mode. To do that, press the Pairing button, and release after a quarter second.

Find the Pairing button as we see in the next picture, pointed at by the green arrow.

Picture of the -Pairing- button on the speaker.
The -Pairing- Button.

Then the speaker emits a rise-fall beep.  Also, the Bluetooth Status lamp begins flashing in a pulse-pulse-pause-pulse-pulse-pause pattern.

Picture of the Bluetooth status lamp on the Sony XB43 glowing blue.
Showing the Sony XB43 blue glowing Bluetooth status light.

7. Find the Unit on your Mobile Device to Continue with Sony XB43 Bluetooth Pairing

See the screen shot next. We found our XB43, as we point at with the green arrow.

Bluetooth Settings page on iPadOS, showing the Sony XB43 as discovered.
iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the Sony XB43 as discovered.

8. Pair with your Speaker

Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.

Your mobile device then pairs with the XB43.

E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected SRS XB43 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.

-Bluetooth Settings- page on iPadOS, showing the SRS XB43 as Connected.
iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the SRS XB43 as Connected..

9. Done with Sony XB43 Bluetooth Pairing !

At last, we have now successfully paired the XB43 Bluetooth speaker with a common mobile tablet device.  Thus, you can start enjoying your music on this speaker that sounds much better than that in just about every smart phone or tablet.

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Revision History

    • 2023-03-28: First published.