We give Sony XE200 hard reset directions here, to restore this portable BT speaker to its default settings. Hard resetting returns the XE200 to factory default state. Plus, it clears any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from memory. We might want to erase these to stop this speaker from pairing to any close by Bluetooth devices. Also, you would best reset the unit to prepare it for sale or re-gifting, or to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer wish it to connect with.
Sony XE200 Hard Reset, Step by Step
1. Power Up the XE200
Press and release the Power button for a half-second or so. Find this button as we show in the next picture. It’s the topmost button in the buttons panel on the side of the unit.
Then, the status light comes on, as we see next. This light we find just to the left of the Power button.
The speaker makes a rising electronic sound when it powers up, whether it connects to a nearby device or not. But whether or not it does pair, this reset procedure works the same, as follows.
2. Press and Hold the Volume DOWN and Pairing Buttons
Both of these buttons we find on the buttons panel, as called out in the next picture. Counting from the top, the Pairing button is the second button down from the top, just below the Power button. And, the Volume Down button is the fifth one down from the top, just below the Volume UP (+) button, and just above the BATT button.
Then, hold both buttons in until all lamps go out, the unit plays a power-off sound, and then the speaker shuts down completely. This takes around five seconds as the speaker hard resets.
Next, the speaker powers OFF, and the Power and Pairing lamps go dark, as shown next.
You may release the buttons when all the lights go dark.
3. Check that the Sony XE200 Hard Reset Worked
Next, power on the XB 200 once more, as described in step 1 above.
Note that after a hard reset, this speaker comes up in pairing mode. The Pairing lamp blinks in a pulse-pulse-pause, pulse-pulse-pause pattern to tell you this. This is a signal for you to look for this speaker on a nearby BT device, and pair to it if you so desire.
4. Done with Sony XE200 Hard Reset !
The hard reset is now complete. So you may now sell or gift the unit, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.
After a hard reset, the speaker no longer automatically connects with any previously paired device. Thus, to restore this auto syncing, you manually pair the XE200 with a device. Then after that, any time that both speaker and that device have Bluetooth ON, and they’re near to each other, pairing would automatically take place once more.
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- 2023-03-28: First published.