How to connect an iPad Air 2 to the Jabra Solemate Max

Which cable to use to play music and streaming audio via bluetooth.

iPad Air 2

These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2. 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 an iPad Air 2 to the Jabra Solemate Max using Bluetooth

Simple instructions showing how to pair an iPad Air 2 to the Jabra Solemate Max wirelessly with bluetooth.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the Jabra Solemate Max with an iPad Air 2. 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 iPad open Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and make sure the Bluetooth option is turned on.
  3. From the nearby devices list select the Jabra Solemate Max, shortly afterwards 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 an iPad Air 2. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application on the iPad which plays audio will bring up a list of devices where you will be able to toggle between headphones, the loudspeaker and the Jabra Solemate Max. Next time you can turn on the Jabra Solemate Max and it will automatically connect to the iPad Air 2 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 iPad Air 2.
How to pair an iPad Air 2 to the Jabra Solemate Max using Bluetooth

How to connect the Jabra Solemate Max from an iPad Air 2 using a cable

Learn how to connect an iPad Air 2 to the Jabra Solemate Max.

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up an iPad Air 2 to the Jabra Solemate Max using a cable to play audio. First locate the headphone socket on the top of the iPad.
  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 between the power switch and the USB port.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad Air 2 to the line in on the Jabra Solemate Max port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [3].
  4. From now on audio from the iPad will stop playing on the 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 an iPad Air 2. The Jabra Solemate Max and the iPad Air 2 are now connected and can to be used to play audio.
How to connect the Jabra Solemate Max from an iPad Air 2 using a cable

See also

  1. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad 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