How to connect the iPad Mini 2 to the Jabra Solemate Mini

How to connect the devices using a cable and streaming audio wirelessly.

iPad Mini 2

These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2. 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 from the iPad Mini 2 to the Jabra Solemate Mini wirelessly using Bluetooth

Simple instructions on how to pair the iPad Mini 2 to the Jabra Solemate Mini wirelessly.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair the iPad Mini 2 with the Jabra Solemate Mini. 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 Mini 2 choose the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn the Bluetooth option on.
  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 Mini 2 are paired and ready to be used to play music. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application on the tablet 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 Mini. In future you can turn on the Jabra Solemate Mini and it will automatically connect to the iPad Mini 2 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 Mini 2.
How to connect from the iPad Mini 2 to the Jabra Solemate Mini wirelessly using Bluetooth

Playing music on the Jabra Solemate Mini from the iPad Mini 2 using a phone cable

Learn which cable to use to connect the iPad Mini 2 to the Jabra Solemate Mini.

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPad Mini 2 to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a cable to play music. First locate the headphone socket on the top right of the iPad Mini 2.
  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 between the power switch and the USB port.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad Mini 2 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 audio from the iPad will stop playing on the speaker 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 Mini 2.
  6. The Jabra Solemate Mini and the iPad Mini 2 are now connected and ready to be used to play audio.
Playing music on the Jabra Solemate Mini from the iPad Mini 2 using a phone 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.