How to connect the iPad to the Jabra Solemate

How to connect the devices using a cable and streaming via bluetooth.

iPad

This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad. 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'.

How to pair to the Jabra Solemate from the iPad wirelessly using Bluetooth

Step by step instructions showing how to pair the iPad to the Jabra Solemate wirelessly.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the Jabra Solemate with the iPad. On the right hand side of the bluetooth speaker locate the power slider, there are 3 settings - off, on and bluetooth. From the off position push up the power switch all the way to the top and hold 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. From the home screen on the phone select the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and make sure the Bluetooth option is turned on.
  3. From the list of nearby devices select the Jabra Solemate, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. The Jabra Solemate and the iPad are now 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. In future you can turn on the Jabra Solemate and it will automatically connect to the iPad 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.
How to pair to the Jabra Solemate from the iPad wirelessly using Bluetooth

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

Which cable to use to connect the iPad to the Jabra Solemate.

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPad to the Jabra Solemate using a cable to play audio. Firstly locate the headphone socket at the top 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 between the power switch and the USB port.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad to the line in on the Jabra Solemate port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [3].
  4. From now on any sounds from the iPadthe tablet will stop playing on the loudspeaker and play on the Jabra Solemate instead.
  5. After turning on the speaker you should hear a "Bluetooth off" announcement, this means that the speaker will only play audio from the line in port . The Jabra Solemate and the iPad are now connected and ready to be used to play audio.
How to play audio on the Jabra Solemate from the iPad using a standard cable

See also

  1. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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, costing under C$10.