How to connect the iPad Mini 4 to the Jabra Solemate Max

Step by step instructions on how to stream music from the iPad Mini 4 to the Jabra Solemate Max wirelessly and playing music using a cable.

iPad Mini 4

These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4. 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 iPad Mini 4 to the Jabra Solemate Max using Bluetooth

A simple guide showing how to connect the iPad Mini 4 to the Jabra Solemate Max wirelessly with bluetooth.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the iPad Mini 4 with the Jabra Solemate Max. On the right hand side of the Jabra Solemate Max locate the power button, there are three settings - off, on and bluetooth. Starting from the off position push up 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 Mini 4 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, 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 Mini 4. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application on the tablet that plays audio will bring up a list of devices where you will be able to toggle between the headphones, loudspeaker and the Jabra Solemate Max. Visit the Apple iPad Bluetooth support [3] for more information. Next time you can turn on the Jabra Solemate Max and it will automatically connect to the iPad Mini 4 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 4.
Pairing the iPad Mini 4 to the Jabra Solemate Max using Bluetooth

How to play audio on the Jabra Solemate Max from the iPad Mini 4 using a standard cable

Which cable to use to connect the iPad Mini 4 to the Jabra Solemate Max.

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPad Mini 4 to the Jabra Solemate Max using a cable to play music. First locate the headphone socket on the top right of the iPad.
  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 4 to the line in on the Jabra Solemate Max port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [4].
  4. From now on sounds from the iPad will stop playing on the iPad 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 4. You can now play audio on the Jabra Solemate Max from the iPad Mini 4.
How to play audio on the Jabra Solemate Max from the iPad Mini 4 using a standard cable

See also

  1. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate-max#/#100-97400001-60 - official Jabra Solemate Max support site
  3. http://help.apple.com/ipad/9/#/iPad997da4cf - Apple iPad Bluetooth support
  4. 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