How to connect the iPhone 5S to the Jabra Solemate

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

iPhone 5S

These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S. 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'.

Connect the iPhone 5S to the Jabra Solemate using Bluetooth

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

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair the iPhone 5S with the Jabra Solemate. On the right hand side of the Jabra Solemate 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 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 iPhone 5S open Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn the Bluetooth option on.
  3. Underneath select Jabra Solemate from the list of nearby devices to pair with the iPhone, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. The Jabra Solemate and the iPhone 5S are now ready to be used to play music. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application which 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 the future you can turn on the Jabra Solemate and it will automatically connect to the iPhone 5S 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 5S.
Connect the iPhone 5S to the Jabra Solemate using Bluetooth

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

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

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPhone 5S to the Jabra Solemate using a cable to play audio. First locate the headphone socket on the base of the iPhone 5S.
  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 iPhone 5S 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 5S will stop playing on the phone 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 iPhone 5S.
How to play audio on the Jabra Solemate from the iPhone 5S 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#/#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