How to connect the iPad Mini 2 to the Jabra Solemate

A simple guide on how to pair the iPad Mini 2 to the Jabra Solemate wirelessly and which cable to use to play music.

iPad Mini 2

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

Simple instructions showing how to connect the iPad Mini 2 to the Jabra Solemate wirelessly.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the Jabra Solemate with the iPad Mini 2. On the right hand side of the speaker locate the power button, there are three settings - off, on and bluetooth. From the off position move 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 iPad select the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn on the Bluetooth option.
  3. Underneath select Jabra Solemate from the list of nearby devices to pair with the iPad, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. The Jabra Solemate and the iPad Mini 2 are now ready to be used to play music. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application on the iPad 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. In the future you can turn on the Jabra Solemate and it will automatically connect to the iPad Mini 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 Mini 2.
How to connect to the Jabra Solemate from the iPad Mini 2 using Bluetooth

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

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

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPad Mini 2 to the Jabra Solemate using a cable to play music. 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 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 port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [3].
  4. Any sounds from the iPad Mini 2the tablet will stop playing on the 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 Mini 2.
Playing music on the Jabra Solemate 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#/#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