Sony SRS XB20 Charging Instructions

This piece gives Sony SRS XB20 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.  See this access hatch in the pictures below. Note that you can still play your XB20 while recharging it, without increasing the replenish … Continue reading Sony SRS XB20 Charging Instructions



Sony SRS XB20 Battery Indicator, Charging Light

The Sony SRS XB20 Bluetooth compact speaker has a simple battery level indicator LED on the top of the speaker, just above the Power button, as shown in the following pictures.  This displays battery status. E.g. Whether it’s draining or charging, or whether it’s critically low or not when discharging.  But it neither reads out … Continue reading Sony SRS XB20 Battery Indicator, Charging Light



Sony SRS XB20 Hard Reset Instructions

Gives Sony SRS XB20 hard reset instructions to return this portable speaker to its default settings.  Hard resetting restores the 20 to right-out-of-the-box state. Plus, it erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from its memory. This stops the speaker from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices. Further, you might hard reset the unit to get … Continue reading Sony SRS XB20 Hard Reset Instructions



Sony SRS XB20 Factory Reset Instructions

Gives Sony SRS XB20 factory reset instructions to return this portable speaker to its default settings.  Factory resetting restores the 20 to new-out-of-the-box state. Plus, it erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from its memory. This stops the speaker from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices. Further, you might factory reset the unit to get … Continue reading Sony SRS XB20 Factory Reset Instructions



How to Connect Sony SRS XB20 to iPhone

This post shows how to connect a Sony SRS XB20 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 XB20 Speaker to iPhone, Step by Step Procedure With the … Continue reading How to Connect Sony SRS XB20 to iPhone



How to Check Sony SRS XB20 Battery Life

Covers how to check battery life and level on the Sony Extra Bass SRS XB20 Bluetooth speaker, and also, how to tell if the battery life is shortening over time. How to Check Battery Life on the Sony SRS XB20, Current Charge 1. First, Turn ON the XB20 You won’t be able to read battery … Continue reading How to Check Sony SRS XB20 Battery Life



How to Turn Off Sony SRS XB20 Bluetooth Speaker

We explain how to turn off the Sony SRS XB20 portable wireless speaker here.  Now most speakers have a Power button that Sony prominently places on the unit so it’s easy to pinpoint.  Indeed, this speaker is no exception to this pattern, as we find its Power button at the rightmost position on the top … Continue reading How to Turn Off Sony SRS XB20 Bluetooth Speaker



How to Turn Off Lights on Sony SRS XB20 Speaker

This speaker comes equipped with a set of party LED lights that, by default, blink and pulsate in a vivid blue color to the beat of whatever you play on the speaker.  However sometimes, you may not like a party atmosphere, such as when you want to play the speaker while drifting off to sleep … Continue reading How to Turn Off Lights on Sony SRS XB20 Speaker



How to Tell if Sony SRS XB20 is Charging

How to tell if Sony SRS XB20 wireless Bluetooth speaker is charging?  This desktop speaker has an orange LED light just above the Power-Pairing button, as shown in the next photo.  This light, labeled as the CHARGE lamp, flashes orange when the battery is about dead. So it does tell battery level (to a degree).  … Continue reading How to Tell if Sony SRS XB20 is Charging



How to Make Sony SRS XB20 Discoverable

To pair your SRS XB20 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 XB20 Discoverable