How to connect the iPad Mini 2 to the Jabra Solemate Max

Step by step instructions showing how to pair the iPad Mini 2 to the Jabra Solemate Max wirelessly using bluetooth and how to connect the devices using a cable.

iPad Mini 2

These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 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'.

Pairing the Jabra Solemate Max to the iPad Mini 2 using Bluetooth

Step by step instructions showing how to pair the iPad Mini 2 to the Jabra Solemate Max wirelessly using bluetooth.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the Jabra Solemate Max with the iPad Mini 2. On the right hand side of the bluetooth speaker locate the power slider, there are 3 settings - off, on and bluetooth. From the off position slide the power switch all the way to the top and hold until the indicator light starts 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 the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn on the Bluetooth option.
  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. The Jabra Solemate Max and the iPad Mini 2 are paired and ready to be used to play music. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application on the iPad which 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 future you can turn on the Jabra Solemate Max and it will automatically connect to the iPad Mini 2 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 iPad Mini 2.
Pairing the Jabra Solemate Max to the iPad Mini 2 using Bluetooth

Playing music on the Jabra Solemate Max from the iPad Mini 2 using a phone cable

Learn the correct cable to use to connect the iPad Mini 2 to the Jabra Solemate Max.

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPad Mini 2 to the Jabra Solemate Max using a cable to play audio. First locate the headphone socket at the top of the iPad Mini 2.
  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 below the power switch.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad Mini 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 sounds 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 the iPad Mini 2. The Jabra Solemate Max and the iPad Mini 2 are now connected and ready to be used to play audio.
Playing music on the Jabra Solemate Max from the iPad Mini 2 using a 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-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