How to connect the iPhone 5 to the Jabra Solemate Max

Step by step instructions on how to stream music from the iPhone 5 to the Jabra Solemate Max wirelessly and how to connect the devices using a cable.

iPhone 5

These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5. Ensure you have version 1.27 or greater of the Jabra Solemate Max firmware, visit the official Jabra Solemate Max support site [2] to download the latest version. You can switch off the default 'Solemate is connected' announcements by holding down the Volume down button when turning on the Jabra Solemate Max until you hear 'Sound prompts off'.

How to connect to the Jabra Solemate Max from the iPhone 5 using Bluetooth

Step by step instructions on how to pair the iPhone 5 to the Jabra Solemate Max wirelessly using bluetooth.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair the iPhone 5 with the Jabra Solemate Max. On the right hand side of the speaker 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. From the home screen on the phone open Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn the Bluetooth option on.
  3. Underneath select Jabra Solemate Max from the list of nearby devices to connect to the iPhone, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. The Jabra Solemate Max and the iPhone 5 are now ready to be used to play music. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application that plays audio will bring up a list of devices where you will be able to toggle between headphones, the loudspeaker and the Jabra Solemate Max. In the future you can turn on the Jabra Solemate Max and it will automatically connect to the iPhone 5 without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the "Solemate is connected" announcement.
  5. As long as you don't pair the jabra with any other devices this will continue to automatically connect to the iPhone 5.
How to connect to the Jabra Solemate Max from the iPhone 5 using Bluetooth

How to connect the Jabra Solemate Max from the iPhone 5 using a cable

Learn the correct cable to use to connect the iPhone 5 to the Jabra Solemate Max.

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPhone 5 to the Jabra Solemate Max using a cable to play audio. Locate the headphone socket at the bottom of the phone.
  2. With the speaker turned off locate the line in port on the Jabra Solemate Max. 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 iPhone 5 to the line in on the Jabra Solemate Max port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [3].
  4. Any sounds from the iPhone 5 will stop playing on the phone speaker and play on the Jabra Solemate Max 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 iPhone 5. The Jabra Solemate Max and the iPhone 5 are now connected and can to be used to play audio.
How to connect the Jabra Solemate Max from the iPhone 5 using a cable

See also

  1. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate-max#/#100-97400001-60 - official Jabra Solemate Max 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