Sony SRS XB21 Charging Instructions

This piece gives Sony SRS XB21 speaker charging instructions. Recharge this speaker easily through the micro USB DC power input port, behind the water resistant door in the rear of the unit, shown in the pictures below. Note that you can still play your XB21 while recharging it, without increasing the replenish time very much, … Continue reading Sony SRS XB21 Charging Instructions



Sony SRS XB21 Battery Indicator, Charging Light

The Sony SRS XB21 Bluetooth portable speaker has a simple battery level indicator LED in the rear button / port panel, just to the right of the USB input port, as shown in the pictures that follow.  This displays battery status. E.g. Whether it’s draining or charging, or whether it’s critically low or not when … Continue reading Sony SRS XB21 Battery Indicator, Charging Light



Sony SRS XB21 Hard Reset Instructions

We give Sony SRS XB21 hard reset instructions to return this Extra Bass portable party speaker to its factory default settings.  Hard resetting restores this model of the XB series Bluetooth speaker to fresh-out-of-the-box state. Plus, doing this erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from memory. Then this clearing stops the XB21 from pairing to … Continue reading Sony SRS XB21 Hard Reset Instructions



Sony SRS XB21 Factory Reset Instructions

We give Sony SRS XB21 factory reset instructions to return this Extra Bass wireless speaker to its factory default settings.  Factory resetting restores this version of the XB series speaker to fresh-out-of-the-box state. Plus, doing this erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from memory. Then this clearing stops the XB21 from pairing to any nearby … Continue reading Sony SRS XB21 Factory Reset Instructions



How to Connect Sony SRS XB21 to iPhone

This post shows how to connect a Sony SRS XB21 BT portable speaker to an iPhone smart phone.  Doing so gives you a bigger, and distinctly better sound when you stream music from the iPhone to speakers like this one. How to Connect Sony SRS XB21 Speaker to iPhone, Step by Step Procedure With the … Continue reading How to Connect Sony SRS XB21 to iPhone



Sony SRS XB21 Buttons Explained, Meanings, Functions

The Sony SRS XB21 Bluetooth Bluetooth speaker has several buttons across its top panel, including the Volume, Phone, and Power-Pairing buttons.   We also have the Reset,  Light-Batt, WPC, and Add buttons at the rear of the unit inside the port compartment. These buttons you use to access the many features of this portable but big … Continue reading Sony SRS XB21 Buttons Explained, Meanings, Functions



How to Turn Off Lights on Sony SRS XB21 Speaker

This speaker comes equipped with a set of party LED lights that, by default, blink and pulsate in a blue-green color to the beat of whatever you play on the speaker.  However sometimes, you may not want a party atmosphere, like when you want to play the speaker while drifting off to sleep or during … Continue reading How to Turn Off Lights on Sony SRS XB21 Speaker



How to Tell if Sony SRS XB21 is Charging

How to tell if Sony SRS XB21 wireless Bluetooth speaker is charging?  This desktop speaker has an orange LED light in its rear button and panel, just to the right of the micro USB charger input port, as shown in the next photo.  This light, labeled as the CHARGE lamp, flashes orange when the battery … Continue reading How to Tell if Sony SRS XB21 is Charging



How to Put Sony SRS XB21 in Pairing Mode

To pair your SRS XB21 Sony speaker with a Bluetooth source device for the first time, or to refresh old connection info in that device, you have to know how to start up pairing mode on the speaker.  That’s because in this mode, the speaker broadcasts its name and valid connection information over the Bluetooth … Continue reading How to Put Sony SRS XB21 in Pairing Mode



How to Pair Sony SRS XB21 Bluetooth Speaker

This post shows how to pair the Sony SRS XB21 Extra Bass wireless speaker by way of Bluetooth to common portable devices. E.g. These  include the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad line of Apple phones, media players, and tablets. How to Pair Sony SRS XB21 With your SRS XB21 powered OFF (power button is … Continue reading How to Pair Sony SRS XB21 Bluetooth Speaker