Sony SRS XB12 Charging Light Stays On

Many Sony speakers, including this SRS XB12 Extra Bass model, have an orange charging light. labeled CHG, that glows while charging / recharging these little speakers. Sometimes though, this light stays on indefinitely.  E.g. It does not turn off once charging is complete, and this is concerning for some XB12 owners.  So in this article, … Continue reading Sony SRS XB12 Charging Light Stays On



Sony SRS XB12 Buttons Explained

The Sony SRS XB12 Bluetooth extra bass speaker has several buttons across its lower rear panel, including the Add, Volume, Play-Pause, and Power-Pairing buttons.  There are five lights underneath the buttons as well. The lamps tell you what the speaker is up to, and you operate the speaker with the buttons.  The Power / Pairing … Continue reading Sony SRS XB12 Buttons Explained



How to Hard Reset Sony SRS XB12 BT Speaker

We explain how to hard reset the Sony SRS XB12 portable wireless speaker to set it back to its default settings. Hard resetting restores the XB12 to factory default state. Plus, it wipes away any earlier connected Bluetooth devices from its memory. Clearing these stops this unit from pairing to any nearby BT devices. Also, … Continue reading How to Hard Reset Sony SRS XB12 BT Speaker



How to Charge Sony SRS XB12 Speaker

This piece covers how to charge the Sony SRS XB12 portable extra bass Bluetooth speaker. Do this easily through the USB power in port, behind the water resistant door, shown in the pictures below. Note that you can still play your XB12 mini speaker as it charges, without significantly increasing the recharge time. First, pick … Continue reading How to Charge Sony SRS XB12 Speaker



How to Pair Sony SRS XB12 with iPhone

This post shows how to pair the Sony SRS XB12 Bluetooth Extra Bass speaker with an iPhone, or other iOS or iPadOS based device. How to Pair Sony SRS XB12 to iPhone With your SRS XB12 switched OFF (power button is dark), run through these directions to pair it to your iPhone mobile device. We … Continue reading How to Pair Sony SRS XB12 with iPhone



How to Check Sony SRS XB12 Battery Life

Covers how to check battery life and level on the Sony Extra Bass SRS XB12 Bluetooth speaker, and also, how to know if the battery life is shortening over time. How to Check Battery Life on the Sony SRS XB12 Extra Bass BT Speaker, Current Charge 1. First, Turn ON the XB12 You won’t be … Continue reading How to Check Sony SRS XB12 Battery Life



How to Pair Sony SRS XB12 with Alexa

This post shows how to pair the Sony SRS XB12 Bluetooth extra bass speaker to a typical Alexa device. We demonstrate this using the Alexa Echo Input smart device.  But the same you could also do with an Echo Dot, Spot, or any other Alexa device that supports Bluetooth pairing, which includes just about all … Continue reading How to Pair Sony SRS XB12 with Alexa



Sony SRS XB12 Charging Instructions

This piece gives charging instructions for the Sony SRS XB12 wireless extra bass Bluetooth speaker. Charging this unit is easy through the USB power-in port, behind the water resistant door, shown in the pictures below. Note that you can still play your XB12 BT speaker while charging it, without significantly increasing the recharge time. First, … Continue reading Sony SRS XB12 Charging Instructions



Sony SRS XB12 Pairing Instructions

This post gives Sony SRS XB12 pairing instructions, to connect it with common Bluetooth source devices. E.g. Including the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad line of Apple phones, media players, and tablets. Sony SRS XB12 Pairing Instructions, Step by Step With your SRS XB12 powered OFF (power button is dark), run through these directions … Continue reading Sony SRS XB12 Pairing Instructions



How to Turn On Sony SRS XB12 Speaker

We explain how to turn on the Sony SRS XB12 portable BT speaker here.  Now most speakers have a Power button that Sony prominently positions on the unit so it’s easy to find.  Indeed, this speaker is no exception to this pattern, as we find its Power button near the bottom in the button panel, … Continue reading How to Turn On Sony SRS XB12 Speaker