How to connect the iPad Mini 4 to the Jabra Solemate Mini

A simple guide showing how to stream music from the iPad Mini 4 to the Jabra Solemate Mini wirelessly and connecting using a cable.

iPad Mini 4

These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4. 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 4 to the Jabra Solemate Mini wirelessly using Bluetooth

Simple instructions on how to connect the iPad Mini 4 to the Jabra Solemate Mini wirelessly with bluetooth.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the iPad Mini 4 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 4 choose the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and make sure the Bluetooth option is turned on.
  4. Underneath select Jabra Solemate Mini from the list of nearby devices to connect to the iPad, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  5. You can now play music on the Jabra Solemate Mini wirelessly from the iPad Mini 4. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application on the tablet that can play audio will bring up a list of devices where you will be able to toggle between headphones, the loudspeaker and the Jabra Solemate Mini. Visit the Apple iPad Bluetooth support [3] for more information. In the future you can turn on the Jabra Solemate Mini and it will automatically connect to the iPad Mini 4 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 4.
How to connect from the iPad Mini 4 to the Jabra Solemate Mini wirelessly using Bluetooth

Playing music on the Jabra Solemate Mini from the iPad Mini 4 using a phone cable

Instructions on which cable to use to connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to the iPad Mini 4.

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPad Mini 4 to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a cable to play music. First locate the headphone socket on the top right of the iPad Mini 4.
  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 Mini 4 to the line in on the Jabra Solemate Mini port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [4].
  4. From now on audio from the iPad Mini 4the tablet 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 4.
  6. You can now play audio on the Jabra Solemate Mini from the iPad Mini 4.
Playing music on the Jabra Solemate Mini from the iPad Mini 4 using a phone cable

See also

  1. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate-mini#/#100-97300000-60 - official Jabra Solemate Mini support site
  3. http://help.apple.com/ipad/9/#/iPad997da4cf - Apple iPad Bluetooth support
  4. 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, around C$5.