How to connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Beats Pill

Step by step instructions on how to stream music from the iPad Mini 2 to a Beats Pill wirelessly and playing music using a cable.

iPad Mini 2

These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2. These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the iPad Mini 2. Note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before connecting Beats Pill 2 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

How to pair to a Beats Pill from the iPad Mini 2 wirelessly using Bluetooth

Step by step instructions on how to stream music from the iPad Mini 2 to a Beats Pill wirelessly.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the iPad Mini 2 with a Beats Pill. First you will need to turn on the Beats Pill by pressing and releasing the power button, you can find the power button located the top of the Beats Pill. Hold the 'b' for three seconds until the Bluetooth LED found at the back of the Pill quickly flashes white. This indicates that the Bluetooth speaker is in pairing mode.
  2. From the home screen on the phone open Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn the Bluetooth option on.
  3. Underneath select Beats Pill from the list of nearby devices to connect to the iPad, shortly afterwards it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. The Beats Pill and the iPad Mini 2 are now ready to be used to play music. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application on the iPad that can play audio will bring up a list of devices where you will be able to toggle between the headphones, loudspeaker and a Beats Pill. When the Bluetooth speaker has been paired with the iPad Mini 2 the LED will glow white.
  5. In future you can turn on the speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPad Mini 2 without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the light to glow white. The Beats Pill speaker can remember 8 Bluetooth devices, when first turned on it will try to connect with the most recent Bluetooth device.
  6. For more details download the Beats Pill instruction manual [3] from the official Beats Pill support site [2].
How to pair to a Beats Pill from the iPad Mini 2 wirelessly using Bluetooth

Playing music on a Beats Pill from the iPad Mini 2 using a phone cable

Which cable to use to connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Beats Pill.

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Beats Pill using a cable to play audio. Firstly locate the headphone socket on the top right of the iPad.
  2. With the Beats Pill speaker turned off locate the IN port located at the back of the speaker between the OUT port and the power button.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad Mini 2 to the IN on the Beats Pill 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 a Beats Pill instead.
  5. After turning on the speaker you will be playing music from the iPad Mini 2. You can now play audio on a Beats Pill from the iPad Mini 2.
Playing music on a Beats Pill 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. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. https://www.beatsbydre.com/content/dam/beats-support/global/quick-start-guides/pill-quick-start-guide-americas.pdf - Beats Pill instruction manual
  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