How to connect the iPad 2 to the Jabra Solemate

Which cable to use to play audio and streaming audio using bluetooth.

iPad 2

These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2. 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 the iPad 2 to the Jabra Solemate using Bluetooth

A simple guide showing how to pair the iPad 2 to the Jabra Solemate wirelessly.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the iPad 2 with the Jabra Solemate. On the right hand side of the speaker locate the power slider, there are three 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 starts 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 iPad select the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn on the Bluetooth option.
  3. From the nearby devices list select the Jabra Solemate, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. The Jabra Solemate and the iPad 2 are paired and ready to be used to play music. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application on the iPad that plays 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 2 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 2.
How to pair the iPad 2 to the Jabra Solemate using Bluetooth

How to connect the Jabra Solemate from the iPad 2 using a cable

Instructions on which cable to use to connect the iPad 2 to the Jabra Solemate.

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPad 2 to the Jabra Solemate using a cable to play music. First locate the headphone socket on the top of the tablet.
  2. With the speaker turned off locate the line in port on the Jabra Solemate. 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 2 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 will stop playing on the iPad speaker 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 . You can now play audio on the Jabra Solemate from the iPad 2.
How to connect the Jabra Solemate from the iPad 2 using a cable

See also

  1. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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