How to connect the iPhone 5C to the Jabra Solemate Max

Which cable to use to play audio and streaming audio wirelessly.

iPhone 5C

These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C. 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 pair to the Jabra Solemate Max from the iPhone 5C wirelessly using Bluetooth

Step by step instructions on how to stream music from the iPhone 5C to the Jabra Solemate Max wirelessly.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the iPhone 5C with the Jabra Solemate Max. On the right hand side of the Jabra Solemate Max 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. On the home screen of the iPhone 5C select the 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 pair with the iPhone, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. You can now play music on the Jabra Solemate Max wirelessly from the iPhone 5C. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application that can play 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 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.
How to pair to the Jabra Solemate Max from the iPhone 5C wirelessly using Bluetooth

How to play audio on the Jabra Solemate Max from the iPhone 5C using a standard cable

Instructions on which cable to use to connect the iPhone 5C to the Jabra Solemate Max.

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPhone 5C to the Jabra Solemate Max using a cable to play music. First locate the headphone socket on the bottom left of the iPhone.
  2. With the speaker turned off locate the line in port on the Jabra Solemate Max. This is located on the right of the speaker between the power switch and the USB port.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPhone 5C 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 5C 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 5C. The Jabra Solemate Max and the iPhone 5C are now connected and can to be used to play audio.
How to play audio on the Jabra Solemate Max from the iPhone 5C using a standard 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