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

A simple guide on how to connect the iPhone 5S to the Jabra Solemate Max wirelessly and playing music using a cable.

iPhone 5S

These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S. 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'.

Pairing the Jabra Solemate Max to the iPhone 5S using Bluetooth

Simple instructions showing how to stream music using the iPhone 5S to the Jabra Solemate Max wirelessly.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair the iPhone 5S with the Jabra Solemate Max. On the right hand side of the speaker locate the power slider, there are 3 settings - off, on and bluetooth. Starting from the off position slide 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 iPhone open 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. The Jabra Solemate Max and the iPhone 5S are paired and ready to be used to play music. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application that can play audio will bring up a list of devices where you'll 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 5S 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 iPhone 5S.
Pairing the Jabra Solemate Max to the iPhone 5S using Bluetooth

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

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

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPhone 5S to the Jabra Solemate Max using a cable to play music. First locate the headphone socket at the foot of the iPhone.
  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 below the power switch.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPhone 5S 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 audio from the iPhone 5S 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 5S. You can now play audio on the Jabra Solemate Max from the iPhone 5S.
How to play audio on the Jabra Solemate Max 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-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