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

By touching the speaker with an NFC-compatible device such as a smartphone, the speaker turns on automatically, and then proceeds to pairing and BLUETOOTH connection.

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

* 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 the 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 and hold the N-marked part of the speaker with the N-marked part of the device until the device vibrates. (It may take a few seconds.)

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to establish the BLUETOOTH connection.

    When the BLUETOOTH connection is established, (BLUETOOTH) indicator switches from flashing to a steady state.


  • 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 connect the speaker, try the following.
    • Move the device over the N-mark part of the speaker slowly.
    • If the device is in a case, remove the case.
  • If you touch a device on the speaker, the device terminates the BLUETOOTH connection with the current device (NFC-compatible headset, etc.), and connects with the speaker.


  • 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 (the hands-free function is available). To listen to music from the BLUETOOTH device, disconnect the audio cable from the speaker’s AUDIO IN jack.
  • If your device is a type that goes into standby mode in response to magnetic force, it may not be able to be connected by NFC.
  • When using the Speaker Add function or Wireless Party Chain function, touch the speaker where the (BLUETOOTH) indicator flashes. The device cannot make a BLUETOOTH connection with the speaker where the (BLUETOOTH) indicator turns off.