How to connect the iPhone 5C to the Jabra Solemate

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

iPhone 5C

These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C. 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 iPhone 5C to the Jabra Solemate using Bluetooth

Simple instructions on how to pair the iPhone 5C to the Jabra Solemate wirelessly.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair the Jabra Solemate with the iPhone 5C. On the right hand side of the speaker locate the power button, there are three settings - off, on and bluetooth. Starting from the off position move 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. On the home screen of the iPhone open 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 connect to the iPhone, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. You can now play music on the Jabra Solemate wirelessly from the iPhone 5C. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application 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 iPhone 5C 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 5C.
Pairing the iPhone 5C to the Jabra Solemate using Bluetooth

Playing audio on the Jabra Solemate from the iPhone 5C using a stereo phone cable

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

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPhone 5C to the Jabra Solemate using a cable to play audio. First locate the headphone socket on the foot of the phone.
  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 below the power switch.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPhone 5C 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 iPhone 5C will stop playing on the phone speaker 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 iPhone 5C.
Playing audio on the Jabra Solemate from the iPhone 5C using a stereo phone 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#/#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