Picture of the blue glowing Bluetooth Pairing light on the Sony SRS XE300 speaker.

Sony XE300 Pairing

This post provides pairing directions for the Sony XE300 portable column speaker, by way of Bluetooth, to common portable devices. E.g. These  include the Apple line of device like the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. This routine also works for Android base devices as well, such as Samsung and LG phones, as well as Amazon Fire tablets.

Sony XE300 Pairing, Step by Step Details

With your SRS XE300 powered OFF (power button is dark), run through this procedure to pair it to your source BT mobile device. 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.
iOS 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 XE300 Pairing

Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our Sony XE300 is currently shut OFF (is not in Bluetooth discovery mode), it does not show up in the Bluetooth devices list. Also, we don’t see it 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 Speaker

Turn on the 300 by quickly pressing its  Power  button. See this, pointed at by the green arrow in the next picture.

Picture of the Power button on the Sony XE300.
The Power button on the Sony XE300.

The unit then powers up, and its Power / Status light glows steady green, as we in the next picture.

Picture of the green glowing Power Lamp on the Sony XE300.
The green glowing Power Lamp on the Sony XE300.

But since our tablet does not know about this speaker, the SRS XE300 will not pair with it automatically.

6. Put the XE300 in Bluetooth Discovery Mode

Now, to see the speaker on your device, place it into Bluetooth discovery / pairing mode. So to accomplish that, press and release  the Pairing button. You should then hear the rising pitch beep sequence and the speaker also announces, “Bluetooth pairing,” in a lady’s voice.

Picture of the Pairing button on the Sony XE300.
The Pairing button on the Sony XE300.

Find the Pairing button in the buttons panel, second one down from the top, just below the Power button.

In addition to the voice announcement,  the Bluetooth Status lamp begins flashing blue in the pulse-pulse-pause-pulse-pulse-pause pattern, as we see next.

Picture of the blue blinking Bluetooth Pairing lamp.
The blue blinking Bluetooth Pairing light.

7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with Sony XE300 Pairing

See the screen shot next. We found our XE300, as pointed at by the green arrow.

Screenshot of the Sony XE300 showing as discovered.
The Sony XE300 showing as discovered.

8. Now Pair with the XE300

Tap the listed speaker in the discovered devices list.

Your source device then pairs with the Bluetooth speaker.

E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected SRS XE300 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the speaker showing as Connected.
The speaker showing as Connected.

9. Done with Sony XE300 Pairing !

At last, we have now successfully paired the XE300 BT speaker with with a common mobile tablet device.

Other Sony XE300 Posts

    1. Sony XE300 Orange Light Stays On
    2. Sony XE300 Blinking Orange Light
    3. Sony XE300 Specs
    4. Sony XE300 Power Button Not Working
    5. Sony XE300 Watts

Related Posts to Sony XE300 Pairing

    1. Logitech Wonderboom Speaker Pairing
    2. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 Pairing
    3. Sony Bluetooth Speaker SRS XB20 Pairing
    4. Sony XB40 Pairing
    5. Google Home Pairing Routine


    1. Official Sony XE300 Support Page
    2. Where to Buy the Sony XE300

Revision History

    • 2023-03-29: First published.