Connecting with an NFC-compatible device by One-touch (NFC)

By touching the speaker with an NFC-compatible device such as a smartphone or WALKMAN®, etc., the device pairs with the speaker and makes a BLUETOOTH connection.

Compatible smartphones
NFC-compatible smartphones with Android™ 4.1 or later installed
Compatible WALKMAN® models
NFC-compatible WALKMAN® models*1

*1 Even if your WALKMAN® is compatible with the NFC function, it may not be able to make a BLUETOOTH connection with the speaker by One-touch. For details on the compatible models, refer to the operating instructions supplied with your WALKMAN®.

NFC (Near Field Communication) is a technology enabling short-range wireless communication between various devices, such as smartphones and IC tags.
Thanks to the NFC function, data communication - for example, BLUETOOTH pairing - can be achieved easily by simply touching NFC-compatible devices together (i.e., at the N-mark symbol or location designated on each device).

Do the following before starting.

  • Stop playback on the device.
  • Turn down the volume of the device and speaker to avoid sudden loud sound output from the speaker. Depending on the device, the volume of the device will be synchronized with the speaker.
  • Cancel the screen lock on the device.
  1. Set the NFC function of the device to on.
  2. Touch the speaker with the device.

    Unlock the screen of the device beforehand.

    Keep touching the device on the N marked part of the base until the device responds.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to establish the connection.
    When the BLUETOOTH connection is established, the BLUETOOTH indicator stays lit in white.


  • To disconnect the BLUETOOTH connection, touch the N-marked part of the speaker with the N-marked part of the device again.
  • If you cannot establish a connection, try the following.
    • Move the device slowly over the N marked area of the speaker.
    • If the device is in a case, remove the case.
  • If you touch a device to the speaker, the device terminates the BLUETOOTH connection with the current device (NFC-compatible headset, etc.), and connects with the speaker (One-touch connection switching).


  • When an audio cable is connected to the speaker’s AUDIO IN jack while the speaker and the BLUETOOTH device have been connected via BLUETOOTH connection, sound from the BLUETOOTH-connected device is not output from the speaker. To listen to music from the BLUETOOTH device, disconnect the audio cable from the speaker’s AUDIO IN jack.
  • If your smartphone is a type that goes into standby mode in response to magnetic force, it may not be able to connect by NFC.
  • When using the Speaker Add function, move the device over the N marked part of the master unit. The satellite unit is not capable of making any BLUETOOTH connections.