How to connect the iPad Mini to the Jabra Solemate Mini

Step by step instructions showing how to play music using the iPad Mini to the Jabra Solemate Mini wirelessly using bluetooth and which cable to use to play audio.

iPad Mini

These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini. Ensure you have version 1.14 or greater of the Jabra Solemate Mini firmware, visit the official Jabra Solemate Mini support site [2] to download the latest version. You can switch off the default 'Connected' and other announcements by holding down the Volume down button when turning on the Jabra Solemate Mini until you hear 'Sound prompts off'.

How to pair to the Jabra Solemate Mini from the iPad Mini using Bluetooth

Step by step instructions showing how to play music using the iPad Mini to the Jabra Solemate Mini wirelessly using bluetooth.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair the Jabra Solemate Mini with the iPad Mini. With the Jabra Solemate Mini turned on press and hold the middle Answer / End button on top of the device for 4 seconds until the Bluetooth light on the right hand side starts flashing.
  2. Wait until you hear the 'Go ahead and connect me. Use the Bluetooth setting on your phone' announcement.
  3. On the home screen of the iPad Mini open Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn on the Bluetooth option.
  4. From the list of nearby devices select the Jabra Solemate Mini, shortly afterwards it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  5. The Jabra Solemate Mini and the iPad Mini 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'll be able to toggle between headphones, the loudspeaker and the Jabra Solemate Mini. Next time you can turn on the Jabra Solemate Mini and it will automatically connect to the iPad Mini without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the "Connected" announcement.
  6. As long as you do not pair the jabra with any other devices this will continue to automatically connect to the iPad Mini.
How to pair to the Jabra Solemate Mini from the iPad Mini using Bluetooth

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

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

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPad Mini to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a cable to play music. Firstly 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 Mini. This can be located on the right of the speaker above the USB port.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad Mini to the line in on the Jabra Solemate Mini port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [3].
  4. From now on audio from the iPad Minithe tablet will stop playing on the loudspeaker and play on the Jabra Solemate Mini 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.
  6. The Jabra Solemate Mini and the iPad Mini are now connected and can to be used to play audio.
Playing audio on the Jabra Solemate Mini from the iPad Mini 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-mini#/#100-97300000-60 - official Jabra Solemate Mini 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