How to connect the iPad 2 to a Beats Pill

Which cable to use to play audio and playing music wirelessly using bluetooth.

iPad 2

These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2. These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your iPad 2. Please note that these instructions refer 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

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

Step by step instructions showing how to play music using the iPad 2 to a Beats Pill wirelessly using bluetooth.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the iPad 2 with a Beats Pill. First you need to turn on the Beats Pill by holding the power button, the power button is located the top of the speaker. Hold the 'b' for 3 seconds until the Bluetooth LED found at the back of the Pill blinks white. This indicates that the Beats Pill speaker is in pairing mode.
  2. From the home screen on the iPad choose the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn the Bluetooth option on.
  3. From the nearby devices list select the Beats Pill, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. The Beats Pill and the iPad 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 headphones, the loudspeaker and a Beats Pill. When the Beats Pill has been paired the Bluetooth light will glow solid white.
  5. Next time you can turn on the Beats Pill speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPad 2 without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the Bluetooth light to glow white. The Beats Pill speaker can store up to eight devices, when first turned on it will attempt to connect with the most recent.
  6. For more details go to the official Beats Pill support site [2] to download the Beats Pill instruction manual [3].
How to pair to a Beats Pill from the iPad 2 wirelessly using Bluetooth

How to connect a Beats Pill from the iPad 2 using a cable

Instructions on which cable to use to connect a Beats Pill to the iPad 2.

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPad 2 to a Beats Pill using a cable to play audio. First locate the headphone socket on the top right of the iPad.
  2. With the speaker turned off locate the IN port found at the rear of the speaker between the OUT port and the power button.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad 2 to the IN on the Beats Pill port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [4].
  4. Any audio from the iPad 2the tablet will stop playing on the speaker and play on a Beats Pill instead.
  5. After turning on the speaker you will be playing music from the iPad 2. The Beats Pill and the iPad 2 are now connected and can to be used to play audio.
How to connect a Beats Pill from the iPad 2 using a cable

See also

  1. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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, estimated cost under C$10.