Sony SRS XB31 Battery Indicator, Charging Light

The Sony SRS XB31 Bluetooth speaker has a simple battery level indicator LED in the rear button panel, just beneath the power input port, as shown in the pictures that follow.  This tells battery status. E.g. Whether it’s draining or charging, or whether it’s critically low or not when discharging.  But it neither shows charging progress, … Continue reading Sony SRS XB31 Battery Indicator, Charging Light



Sony SRS XB31 Charging Instructions

This piece gives Sony SRS XB31 speaker charging instructions. Recharge this speaker at will through the micro USB DC power input port, behind the water resistant door in the back of the unit. See it in the pictures below. Note that you can still play your XB31 while charging, without upping the recharge time very … Continue reading Sony SRS XB31 Charging Instructions



How to Hard Reset Sony SRS XB31 Bluetooth Speaker

Show you how to hard reset your Sony SRS XB31 Bluetooth speaker to its out-of-the-box settings.  Resetting restores the XB31 to default state. Plus, hard resetting erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from its memory. Clearing these stops this speaker from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices. Also, you might hard reset to get it … Continue reading How to Hard Reset Sony SRS XB31 Bluetooth Speaker



How to Check Sony SRS XB31 Battery Life

Covers how to check battery life and level on the Sony Extra Bass SRS XB31 Bluetooth speaker, and also, how to tell if the battery life is shortening over time. How to Check Battery Life on the Sony SRS XB31, Current Charge 1. First, Turn ON the XB31 You won’t be able to read battery … Continue reading How to Check Sony SRS XB31 Battery Life



Sony SRS XB31 Factory Reset Instructions

We offer here our Sony SRS XB31 factory reset instructions, to return this Bluetooth speaker to its out-of-the-box settings.  Resetting to factory default state restores the XB31 to a fresh, known-good state. Plus, it erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from its memory. Deleting these stops this speaker from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices. … Continue reading Sony SRS XB31 Factory Reset Instructions



How to Connect Sony SRS XB31 to iPhone

This post shows how to connect a Sony SRS XB31 wireless speaker to an iPhone smart phone.  Doing this gives you a much bigger, and clearly better sound when you stream music from the iPhone to speakers like this one. How to Connect Sony SRS XB31 Speaker to iPhone, Step by Step Details With the … Continue reading How to Connect Sony SRS XB31 to iPhone



How to Put Sony SRS XB31 in Pairing Mode

To pair your SRS XB31 Sony speaker with a Bluetooth source device for the first time, or to update old connection info in that device, you have to know how to begin pairing mode on the speaker.  Moreover, in this mode, the speaker broadcasts its name and currently valid connection information over the Bluetooth airwaves.  … Continue reading How to Put Sony SRS XB31 in Pairing Mode



Sony SRS XB31 Hard Reset Instructions

We offer here our Sony SRS XB31 hard reset instructions, to return this Bluetooth speaker to its out-of-the-box settings.  Hard resetting to factory default state takes the XB31 back to a fresh, known-good state. Plus, it blanks  any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from memory. Removing these stops this speaker from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth … Continue reading Sony SRS XB31 Hard Reset Instructions



How to Tell if Sony SRS XB31 is Charging

How to tell if Sony SRS XB31 Bluetooth wireless speaker is charging?  This extra bass speaker has an orange LED light on the rear port panel, just above the micro USB power input port, as shown in the following picture.  This light that Sony labels as the CHARGE lamp flashes orange when the battery is … Continue reading How to Tell if Sony SRS XB31 is Charging



How to Make Sony SRS XB31 Discoverable

To pair your SRS XB31 Sony Extra Bass speaker with a Bluetooth device for the first time, or to refresh stale linkage data in that device, you need to understand how to start up discovery mode on this unit.  Now in discovery mode, the speaker digitally announces its name and connection data over Bluetooth, so … Continue reading How to Make Sony SRS XB31 Discoverable