How to connect the iPad 2 to the Jabra Solemate Mini

A step by step guide showing how to play music using the iPad 2 to the Jabra Solemate Mini wirelessly using bluetooth and how to connect the devices using a cable.

iPad 2

These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2. 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 connect to the Jabra Solemate Mini from the iPad 2 using Bluetooth

A step by step guide showing how to pair the iPad 2 to the Jabra Solemate Mini wirelessly using bluetooth.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair the iPad 2 with the Jabra Solemate Mini. With the Jabra Solemate Mini turned on press and hold the middle Answer / End button on top of the device for four 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. From the home screen on the phone open Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn on the Bluetooth option.
  4. From the nearby devices list select the Jabra Solemate Mini, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  5. You can now play music on the Jabra Solemate Mini wirelessly from the iPad 2. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application on the tablet which can play audio will bring up a list of devices where you will be able to toggle between the headphones, loudspeaker and the Jabra Solemate Mini. Next time you can turn on the Jabra Solemate Mini and it will automatically connect to the iPad 2 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 2.
How to connect to the Jabra Solemate Mini from the iPad 2 using Bluetooth

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

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

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPad 2 to the Jabra Solemate Mini 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 Mini. 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 2 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 sounds from the iPad will stop playing on the iPad speaker 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 2.
  6. You can now play audio on the Jabra Solemate Mini from the iPad 2.
Playing audio on the Jabra Solemate Mini from the iPad 2 using a phone cable

See also

  1. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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, costing around £5.