How to connect the iPad Air to the Jabra Solemate Mini

Simple instructions on how to connect the iPad Air to the Jabra Solemate Mini wirelessly using bluetooth and playing music using a cable.

iPad Air

These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air. 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 connect to the Jabra Solemate Mini from the iPad Air wirelessly using Bluetooth

A simple guide on how to play music from the iPad Air to the Jabra Solemate Mini wirelessly with bluetooth.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the Jabra Solemate Mini with the iPad Air. With the Jabra Solemate Mini turned on press and hold the middle Answer / End button on top of the device for four 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 Air select the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn on the Bluetooth option.
  4. Underneath select Jabra Solemate Mini from the list of nearby devices to pair with the iPad, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  5. The Jabra Solemate Mini and the iPad Air 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 headphones, the loudspeaker and the Jabra Solemate Mini. In future you can turn on the Jabra Solemate Mini and it will automatically connect to the iPad Air without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the "Connected" announcement.
  6. As long as you do not pair the jabra with any other devices this will continue to automatically connect to the iPad Air.
How to connect to the Jabra Solemate Mini from the iPad Air wirelessly using Bluetooth

How to play music on the Jabra Solemate Mini from the iPad Air using a standard cable

Learn how to connect the iPad Air to the Jabra Solemate Mini.

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPad Air to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a cable to play audio. First locate the headphone socket on the top of the iPad Air.
  2. With the speaker turned off locate the line in port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. This is located on the right of the speaker above the USB port.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad Air to the line in on the Jabra Solemate Mini port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [3].
  4. Any sounds from the iPad 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 Air.
  6. You can now play audio on the Jabra Solemate Mini from the iPad Air.
How to play music on the Jabra Solemate Mini from the iPad Air 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, priced at C$5-C$10.