How to Pair Bluetooth Devices to a Sony XB10 Speaker

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • How to place your Sony XB10 speaker into pairing mode and connect it to an Android device, iOS device, or a Windows or Mac computer.
Before We Begin:
  • Have your speaker unboxed.
XB10 speaker

1 Pairing Mode

  1. Press and hold the Power/Bluetooth button until you hear beeps and the Bluetooth light flashes rapidly.
    Power button with LED shown
  2. If you have a NFC enabled device you can place it next to the NFC logo and it will automatically pair with your device.
    NFC icon highlighted

? What kind of device are you trying to pair with your speaker with?

  1. Android phone or tablet
  2. iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
  3. Windows computer
  4. Mac computer

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • How to place your Sony XB10 speaker into pairing mode and connect it to an Android device, iOS device, or a Windows or Mac computer.
Before We Begin:
  • Have your speaker unboxed.
XB10 speaker
  1. Press and hold the Power/Bluetooth button until you hear beeps and the Bluetooth light flashes rapidly.
    Power button with LED shown
  2. If you have a NFC enabled device you can place it next to the NFC logo and it will automatically pair with your device.
    NFC icon highlighted

Your Sony XB10 has a default passcode or passkey of 0000. You may need it when connecting.

Depending on what device (Smartphone or Tablet) and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar to all Android devices and generations.

Use One of the Following Connection Methods

  • Method 1 - The Drop Down Menu
  • Method 2 - Android Settings Menu

Drop Down Menu

  1. Swipe down from the top of the device screen if it's a phone or up from the bottom of the device screen if it's a tablet to access the menu.
  2. Locate the Bluetooth icon.
    Bluetooth Logo.
  3. Press and hold the Bluetooth icon.
  4. Make sure your Sony XB10 is in pairing mode.
  5. Ensure Bluetooth is On and then select your Sony XB10 from the list below.
    Bluetooth settings page with on/off toggle and bluetooth accessory highlighted
  6. If a PIN or passkey is required, enter 0000.

Android Settings Menu

  1. Locate and tap the App Drawer button.
    App drawer icon

    Newer versions of Android's operating system may not have the app drawer button. If you do not see the button, you will simply swipe up from the bottom of your screen to get to your apps.

  2. Locate and tap the Settings icon.
    Android Settings.
  3. Select the Bluetooth. You may need to select Connections first.
  4. Make sure your Sony XB10 is in pairing mode.
  5. Ensure Bluetooth is On and then select your Sony XB10 from the list below.
    Android Bluetooth menu highlighting the on and off switch at the top and a device from the available devices list
  6. If a PIN or passkey is required, enter 0000.

Your Sony XB10 has a default passcode or passkey of 0000. You may need it when connecting.

From any iOS Device

  1. Open Settings.
    iOS Settings icon.
  2. Tap Bluetooth.
    iOS settings menu highlighting the bluetooth option.
  3. Make sure your Sony XB10 is in pairing mode.

    This process will vary depending on what kind of device you have. Refer to your device's documentation for specifics on how to accomplish this.

  4. Wait for your iPhone to display your speaker.
    iOS bluetooth settings.
  5. Select the speaker to pair it with the iPhone.
    • If there is a passkey, enter 0000.
    • If there is no passkey then your Bluetooth accessory should be paired now.

Your Sony XB10 has a default passcode or passkey of 0000. You may need it when connecting.

  1. Make sure your Sony XB10 is in pairing mode.
  2. Click the Start button.
    Windows 10 Start Menu
  3. Tap on Settings.
    Windows 10 Settings
  4. Then click on Devices.
    Devices Settings
  5. Select Bluetooth & other devices from the left-hand column and ensure the Bluetooth switch is in the On position to the right.
    Bluetooth & other devices and the Bluetooth toggle highlighted
  6. Click Add Bluetooth or other device.
    Add Bluetooth or other device highlighted
  7. Select Bluetooth from the list.
    Bluetooth highlighted
  8. Select the Sony XB10 you want to pair the system with.
    Bluetooth device highlighted
  9. If asked to enter or verify the passcode, enter 0000.
    Bluetooth PIN highlighted
  10. Click on Done.
    Done highlighted
  11. After the pairing was successful the speaker will show the Paired status under its name.
    Paired device highlighted

To Set Your Default Audio Playback Device

  1. Right click on your speaker icon in the Notification Area and then click on Playback devices.
    Screenshot of notification area with speaker icon highlighted and then context menu with Playback devices highlighted.
  2. Click on your device you wish to set as the default audio device and click Set Default.
    Screenshot of Playback tab in sound control panel with audio device highlighted and then set default highlighted.
  3. Click OK to save the changes.
    Screenshot of Playback tab in sound control panel with OK highlighted.
  1. Make sure your Sony XB10 is in pairing mode.
  2. On the menu bar, click the Apple menu (1), then System Preferences (2).
    Screenshot of the Apple menu, with System Preferences selected.
  3. Select Bluetooth.
    System Preferences with Bluetooth highlighted.
  4. Ensure that it says Bluetooth: On. Turn it on with the button if it isn't.
    Screenshot of the Bluetooth properties box. Annotation that shows how to turn the Bluetooth radio on.
  5. Your computer will search for any Bluetooth devices in range.
  6. Once your speaker is located, click Pair.
    Bluetooth properties box with directions to click the Pair button next to the device you wish to connect to.
  7. Once the pairing process is complete, your Mac will automatically connect to the speaker whenever it is in range.

To Set Your Default Audio Playback Device

  1. Click on the speaker icon and click on the device you wish to be your default playback device.
    Screenshot of speaker menu selected with output device highlighted.
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