How to connect an iPad Air 2 to the Jabra Solemate

Step by step instructions showing how to connect an iPad Air 2 to the Jabra Solemate wirelessly with bluetooth and connecting using a cable.

iPad Air 2

These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2. Ensure you have download version 1.34 or greater of the latest Jabra Solemate firmware from the official Jabra Solemate support site [2]. After you have set up the speaker you can turn off the default 'Solemate is connected' announcements by holding down the Volume down button when turning on the Jabra Solemate until you hear 'Sound prompts off'.

How to connect from an iPad Air 2 to the Jabra Solemate using Bluetooth

Step by step instructions showing how to connect an iPad Air 2 to the Jabra Solemate wirelessly with bluetooth.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the Jabra Solemate with an iPad Air 2. On the right hand side of the bluetooth speaker locate the power button, there are 3 settings - off, on and bluetooth. Starting from the off position slide up the power switch all the way to the top and hold it until the indicator light starts flashing blue and you hear the announcement "Go ahead and connect me, use the Bluetooth setting on your phone".
  2. From the home screen on an iPad Air 2 open Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and make sure the Bluetooth option is turned on.
  3. From the list of nearby devices select the Jabra Solemate, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. The Jabra Solemate and the iPad Air 2 are now ready to be used to play music. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application on the iPad which plays audio will bring up a list of devices where you will be able to toggle between the headphones, loudspeaker and the Jabra Solemate. In the future you can turn on the Jabra Solemate and it will automatically connect to the iPad Air 2 without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the "Solemate is connected" announcement.
  5. As long as you don't pair the jabra with any other devices this will continue to automatically connect to the iPad Air 2.
How to connect from an iPad Air 2 to the Jabra Solemate using Bluetooth

Playing music on the Jabra Solemate from an iPad Air 2 using a stereo cable

Learn how to connect an iPad Air 2 to the Jabra Solemate.

  1. These instructions show you how to connect an iPad Air 2 to the Jabra Solemate using a cable to play music. Firstly locate the headphone socket on the top of the iPad Air 2.
  2. With the speaker turned off locate the line in port on the Jabra Solemate. This is located on the right of the speaker above the USB port.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad Air 2 to the line in on the Jabra Solemate port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [3].
  4. From now on any audio from the iPad will stop playing on the iPad speaker and play on the Jabra Solemate instead.
  5. After turning on the speaker you will hear a "Bluetooth off" announcement, this means that the speaker will only play audio from the line in port . The Jabra Solemate and the iPad Air 2 are now connected and can to be used to play audio.
Playing music on the Jabra Solemate from an iPad Air 2 using a stereo cable

See also

  1. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate support site
  3. 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable - The mini stereo 3.5mm (1/8") stereo audio cable is a common cable used to connect audio devices together, costing C$5-C$10.