How to connect the iPad to a Beats Pill 2

A step by step guide showing how to pair the iPad to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly and how to connect the devices using a cable.

iPad

This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad. These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your iPad. Please note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Pairing a Beats Pill 2 to the iPad using Bluetooth

A step by step guide on how to stream music from the iPad to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly.

  1. Follow these steps to pair a Beats Pill 2 with the iPad. First turn on the Beats Pill 2.0 by holding the power button, hold the 'b' button for three seconds until the LED flashes. This indicates that the Beats Pill 2 is in pairing mode.
  2. From the home screen on the iPad open Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn on the Bluetooth option.
  3. From the nearby devices list select the Beats Pill 2, shortly afterwards it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. The Beats Pill 2 and the iPad are paired and ready to be used to play music. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application on the iPad that plays audio will bring up a list of devices where you'll be able to toggle between headphones, the loudspeaker and a Beats Pill 2. When the Beats Pill has been paired correctly the round 'b' will stop flashing and glow. Next time you can turn on the Beats Pill speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPad without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the round 'b' logo to glow. The Beats Pill can connect to 8 Bluetooth devices, when first turned on it will try to connect with the the iPad unless you connection another device. Holding the 'b' logo again for three seconds will forget the current active Bluetooth session. For more details download the Beats Pill 2 instruction manual [3] from the official Beats Pill support site [2].
Pairing a Beats Pill 2 to the iPad using Bluetooth

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

Learn how to connect the iPad to a Beats Pill 2.

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPad to a Beats Pill 2 using a cable to play music. First locate the headphone socket at the top right of the iPad.
  2. Make sure the Bluetooth speaker is turned off then 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 to the IN on the Beats Pill 2 port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [4].
  4. From now on any sounds from the iPad will stop playing on the speaker and play on a Beats Pill 2 instead.
  5. Switch on the speaker and you should hear music playing from the iPad to the Beats Pill 2. The Beats Pill 2 and the iPad are now connected and can to be used to play audio.
Playing music on a Beats Pill 2 from the iPad using a stereo cable

See also

  1. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. https://www.beatsbydre.com/content/dam/beats-support/global/quick-start-guides/pill-2-quick-start-guide-americas.pdf - Beats Pill 2 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