How to connect an iPad Air 2 to a Beats Pill XL

Playing audio using a cable and streaming audio wirelessly.

iPad Air 2

These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2. These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill XL speakers to the iPad Air 2. Note that this page refers to the Beats Pill XL and not the smaller Beats Pill speakers, please visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill XL speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the Beats Pill XL official support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

How to pair an iPad Air 2 to a Beats Pill XL using Bluetooth

A step by step guide showing how to connect an iPad Air 2 to a Beats Pill XL wirelessly.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair a Beats Pill XL with an iPad Air 2. First you need to turn on the Beats Pill XL by holding the power button, hold the round 'b' logo for 3 seconds until the LED blinks. This indicates that the Beats Pill speaker is in pairing mode and ready to connect to the iPad Air 2.
  2. From the home screen on an iPad Air 2 open the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn the Bluetooth option on.
  3. Underneath select Beats Pill XL from the list of nearby devices to connect to the iPad, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. You can now play music on a Beats Pill XL wirelessly from an iPad Air 2. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application which plays audio will bring up a list of devices where you'll be able to toggle between headphones, the loudspeaker and a Beats Pill XL. When the Beats Pill XL speaker has been paired to the iPad Air 2 the 'b' button will glow. Next time you can turn on the Beats Pill speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPad Air 2 without needing to pair again, turn both devices on and wait for the round 'b' to light up. The Beats Pill speaker can remember 8 Bluetooth devices, when you turn it on it will attempt to connect with the most recent. Holding the 'b' again for three seconds will forget the current active Bluetooth session.For more details download the Beats Pill XL support site [2] from the Beats Pill XL official support site [2].
How to pair an iPad Air 2 to a Beats Pill XL using Bluetooth

How to connect a Beats Pill XL from an iPad Air 2 using a cable

Which cable to use to connect an iPad Air 2 to a Beats Pill XL.

  1. These instructions show you how to connect an iPad Air 2 to a Beats Pill XL using a cable to play audio. Firstly locate the headphone socket on the top right of the iPad.
  2. Turn the Beats Pill XL around so the back is facing you making sure the power is switched off.
  3. Access the IN port by pulling out then rotating the rubber port cover to the left of the 'beats pill xl' logo. The IN port is found between the power and OUT ports.
  4. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad Air 2 to the IN on the Beats Pill XL port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [3].
  5. Any audio from an iPad Air 2the tablet will stop playing on the speaker and play on a Beats Pill XL instead.
  6. Switch on the speaker and you should hear music playing from the iPad Air 2 to the Beats Pill XL. The Beats Pill XL and the iPad Air 2 are now connected and can to be used to play audio.
How to connect a Beats Pill XL from an iPad Air 2 using a 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.apple.com/support/beats-pillxl-recall/ - Beats Pill XL official 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, C$5-C$10.