Picture of the left front of the Sony SRS XE300 speaker.

Sony XE300 Reset

Show you the Sony XE300 reset routine, to restore it to its default settings. Reinitializing returns the XE300 to factory default, fresh-out-of-box state. Further, doing this erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from memory. We’d want to clear these to prevent this speaker from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices. Also, you would best reset the unit to get it ready for sale or re-gifting, or to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer wish it to connect with.

Sony XE300 Reset, Step by Step Procedure

1. Turn ON the Speaker

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 circular button, topmost one on the buttons panel.

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

Then, the status light comes on.  This light we find just to the left of the Power button.

Picture of the green glowing power lamp on the Sony XE300.
The green glowing power lamp on the Sony XE300.

The speaker makes a rising electronic sound when it powers up, whether it connects to a nearby device or not. But whether it pairs or not, this reset routine works the same, as follows.

2. Press and Hold the Volume DOWN and Pairing Buttons

Both of these buttons we find on the panel on the side of the speaker, as called out in the next picture. Counting from the top, the Pairing button is the second button down, 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.

Picture of the Pairing and Volume Down buttons.
The Pairing and Volume Down buttons.

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 factory resets.

Next, the speaker powers OFF, and the Power and Pairing lamps go dark, as we see next.

Picture of all dark lamps on the Sony XE300.
All lamps are dark here on the Sony XE300.

You may release the buttons when all the lights go dark.

3. Check that your Sony XE300 Did Indeed Reset

Next, power on the XE 300 once more, as described in step 1 above.

Note that after a factory 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 XE300 Reset !

The speaker reinitialization is now complete. So you may now sell or gift the unit, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.

Now after a reset, the speaker no longer auto-connects with any previously paired device. Thus, to restore this auto syncing, you manually pair the XE300 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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Revision History

    • 2023-03-29: First published.