How to connect the iPad 3 to the Jabra Solemate Mini

A step by step guide showing how to pair the iPad 3 to the Jabra Solemate Mini wirelessly and connecting using a cable.

iPad 3

These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3. Ensure you have version 1.14 or greater of the Jabra Solemate Mini firmware, visit the official Jabra Solemate Mini support site [2] to download the latest version. You can switch off the default 'Connected' and other announcements by holding down the Volume down button when turning on the Jabra Solemate Mini until you hear 'Sound prompts off'.

How to pair the iPad 3 to the Jabra Solemate Mini wirelessly using Bluetooth

A simple guide showing how to pair the iPad 3 to the Jabra Solemate Mini wirelessly using bluetooth.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair the Jabra Solemate Mini with the iPad 3. With the Jabra Solemate Mini turned on press and hold the middle Answer / End button on top of the device for 4 seconds until the Bluetooth light on the right hand side starts flashing.
  2. Wait until you hear the 'Go ahead and connect me. Use the Bluetooth setting on your phone' announcement.
  3. From the home screen on the iPad 3 open Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn on the Bluetooth option.
  4. From the nearby devices list select the Jabra Solemate Mini, shortly afterwards it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  5. The Jabra Solemate Mini and the iPad 3 are paired and ready to be used to play music. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application on the iPad that can play audio will bring up a list of devices where you'll be able to toggle between headphones, the loudspeaker and the Jabra Solemate Mini. In the future you can turn on the Jabra Solemate Mini and it will automatically connect to the iPad 3 without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the "Connected" announcement.
  6. As long as you don't pair the jabra with any other devices this will continue to automatically connect to the iPad 3.
How to pair the iPad 3 to the Jabra Solemate Mini wirelessly using Bluetooth

How to play audio on the Jabra Solemate Mini from the iPad 3 using a standard cable

Learn the correct cable to use to connect the iPad 3 to the Jabra Solemate Mini.

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPad 3 to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a cable to play music. Firstly locate the headphone socket on the top right of the iPad 3.
  2. With the speaker turned off locate the line in port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. This can be located on the right of the speaker above the USB port.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad 3 to the line in on the Jabra Solemate Mini port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [3].
  4. From now on any sounds from the iPad 3the tablet will stop playing on the loudspeaker and play on the Jabra Solemate Mini instead.
  5. When the line in port is used the Bluetooth facility will be disabled, you'll hear a "Bluetooth off" announcement and you'll only be able to listen to audio from the iPad 3.
  6. The Jabra Solemate Mini and the iPad 3 are now connected and ready to be used to play audio.
How to play audio on the Jabra Solemate Mini from the iPad 3 using a standard 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-mini#/#100-97300000-60 - official Jabra Solemate Mini 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, estimated cost under C$10.