How to connect the iPad Mini to the Jabra Solemate

Playing audio using a cable and streaming music wirelessly using bluetooth.

iPad Mini

These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini. 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'.

Pairing the iPad Mini to the Jabra Solemate using Bluetooth

A step by step guide showing how to connect the iPad Mini to the Jabra Solemate wirelessly.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the iPad Mini with the Jabra Solemate. On the right hand side of the Jabra Solemate locate the power button, there are 3 settings - off, on and bluetooth. From the off position slide the power switch all the way to the top and hold it until the indicator light turns flashing blue and you hear the announcement "Go ahead and connect me, use the Bluetooth setting on your phone".
  2. On the home screen of the iPad Mini open the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn the Bluetooth option on.
  3. From the list of nearby devices select the Jabra Solemate, shortly afterwards it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. The Jabra Solemate and the iPad Mini 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 will be able to toggle between the headphones, loudspeaker and the Jabra Solemate. Next time you can turn on the Jabra Solemate and it will automatically connect to the iPad Mini without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the "Solemate is connected" announcement.
  5. As long as you do not pair the jabra with any other devices this will continue to automatically connect to the iPad Mini.
Pairing the iPad Mini to the Jabra Solemate using Bluetooth

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

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

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPad Mini to the Jabra Solemate using a cable to play audio. Firstly locate the headphone socket on the top right of the iPad.
  2. With the speaker turned off locate the line in port on the Jabra Solemate. This is located on the right of the speaker below the power switch.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad Mini to the line in on the Jabra Solemate port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [3].
  4. Any audio from the iPad Minithe tablet will stop playing on the loudspeaker 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 . You can now play audio on the Jabra Solemate from the iPad Mini.
Playing music on the Jabra Solemate from the iPad Mini using a stereo 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#/#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, C$5-C$10.