How to connect the iPad Air to the Jabra Solemate Max

How to connect the devices using a cable and streaming music using bluetooth.

iPad Air

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

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

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair the iPad Air with the Jabra Solemate Max. On the right hand side of the bluetooth speaker locate the power button, there are three settings - off, on and bluetooth. From the off position move up 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. From the home screen on the iPad Air open the 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 the iPad Air. 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 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.
Pairing the Jabra Solemate Max to the iPad Air using Bluetooth

How to play audio on the Jabra Solemate Max from the iPad Air using a standard cable

Instructions on which cable to use to connect the iPad Air to the Jabra Solemate Max.

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPad Air to the Jabra Solemate Max using a cable to play music. Firstly locate the headphone socket at the top right of the iPad Air.
  2. With the speaker turned off locate the line in port on the Jabra Solemate Max. This is located on the right of the speaker between the power switch and the USB port.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad Air 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 loudspeaker 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 iPad Air. You can now play audio on the Jabra Solemate Max from the iPad Air.
How to play audio on the Jabra Solemate Max from the iPad Air using a standard 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