How to connect the iPad Air to the Jabra Solemate

Simple instructions on how to pair the iPad Air to the Jabra Solemate wirelessly and which cable to use to play audio.

iPad Air

These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air. 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 iPad Air to the Jabra Solemate using Bluetooth

A simple guide showing how to connect the iPad Air to the Jabra Solemate wirelessly with bluetooth.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the iPad Air with the Jabra Solemate. On the right hand side of the speaker locate the power slider, there are 3 settings - off, on and bluetooth. From the off position push 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 Air choose the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn the Bluetooth option on.
  3. From the nearby devices list select the Jabra Solemate, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. The Jabra Solemate and the iPad Air are paired and ready to be used to play music. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application on the tablet which plays audio will bring up a list of devices where you will be able to toggle between the headphones, loudspeaker and the Jabra Solemate. In the future you can turn on the Jabra Solemate and it will automatically connect to the iPad Air 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.
Connect the iPad Air to the Jabra Solemate using Bluetooth

Playing audio on the Jabra Solemate from the iPad Air using a stereo phone cable

Learn how to connect the iPad Air to the Jabra Solemate.

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPad Air to the Jabra Solemate using a cable to play audio. Firstly locate the headphone socket at the top of the iPad.
  2. With the speaker turned off locate the line in port on the Jabra Solemate. This is located on the right of the speaker above the USB port.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad Air to the line in on the Jabra Solemate port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [3].
  4. From now on audio from the iPad Airthe tablet will stop playing on the iPad speaker and play on the Jabra Solemate instead.
  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 . You can now play audio on the Jabra Solemate from the iPad Air.
Playing audio on the Jabra Solemate from the iPad Air using a stereo phone 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#/#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