How to connect the iPad Mini to the Jabra Solemate Max

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

iPad Mini

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

Connect the iPad Mini to the Jabra Solemate Max using Bluetooth

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

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair the iPad Mini with the Jabra Solemate Max. On the right hand side of the speaker locate the power slider, there are three settings - off, on and bluetooth. From the off position slide 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. On the home screen of the phone open Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn the Bluetooth option on.
  3. Underneath select Jabra Solemate Max from the list of nearby devices to pair with the iPad, 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. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application on the tablet that can play audio will bring up a list of devices where you will 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 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.
Connect the iPad Mini to the Jabra Solemate Max using Bluetooth

Connecting the Jabra Solemate Max from the iPad Mini using a stereo cable

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

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPad Mini to the Jabra Solemate Max using a cable to play music. First locate the headphone socket on the top right of the iPad Mini.
  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 Mini to the line in on the Jabra Solemate Max port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [3].
  4. Any audio 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. The Jabra Solemate Max and the iPad Mini are now connected and ready to be used to play audio.
Connecting the Jabra Solemate Max from the iPad Mini using a stereo 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