How to connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to the Jabra Solemate

Step by step instructions showing how to pair a Samsung Galaxy S4 to the Jabra Solemate wirelessly and which cable to use to play music.

Samsung Galaxy S4

We recommend referring to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [1] for further information on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones by Samsung which can connect to the Jabra Solemate.

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 a Samsung Galaxy S4 to the Jabra Solemate using Bluetooth

Step by step instructions on how to pair a Samsung Galaxy S4 to the Jabra Solemate wirelessly.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair the Jabra Solemate with a Samsung Galaxy S4. On the right hand side of the speaker locate the power button, there are 3 settings - off, on and bluetooth. Starting from the off position push 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. After entering the home screen on the Samsung Galaxy press the Apps icon then scroll to the the gear icon labelled Settings.
  3. Under the connections section make sure that the Bluetooth switch is turned to the on position.
  4. Touch Bluetooth and choose Jabra Solemate from the list of Available devices to connect to the Samsung. Afterwards the Jabra Solemate will appear highlighted in blue in the list of Paired devices with the words 'Connected to phone audio'.
  5. The Jabra Solemate and the Samsung Galaxy S4 are now ready to be used to play music. Any app on the phone which plays music will play on the Jabra Solemate. In the future you can turn on the Jabra Solemate and it will automatically connect to the Samsung Galaxy S4 without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the "Solemate is connected" announcement.
  6. As long as you do not pair the jabra with any other devices this will continue to automatically connect to the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Pairing a Samsung Galaxy S4 to the Jabra Solemate using Bluetooth

How to play audio on the Jabra Solemate from a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a standard cable

Learn the correct cable to use to connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to the Jabra Solemate.

  1. These instructions show you how to connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to the Jabra Solemate using a cable to play audio. Firstly you will need to find the headset jack on the top of the phone.
  2. With the speaker turned off locate the line in port on the Jabra Solemate. This is located on the right of the speaker below the power switch.
  3. Connect the headset jack on the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the line in on the Jabra Solemate port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [3].
  4. Any music from the Samsung Galaxy S4 will stop playing on the Samsung speaker and start playing on the Jabra Solemate instead until you remove the 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable.
  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 . The Jabra Solemate and the Samsung Galaxy S4 are now connected and can to be used to play audio.
How to play audio on the Jabra Solemate from a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a standard cable

See also

  1. http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201304/20130430133529298/GT-I9505_UM_EU_Jellybean_Eng_Rev.1.1_130426.pdf - Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual
  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