How to connect the iPad 2 to a Beats Pill XL

A step by step guide on how to connect the iPad 2 to a Beats Pill XL wirelessly and which cable to use to play audio.

iPad 2

These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2. The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill XL speakers to the iPad 2. Please note that this page refers to the Beats Pill XL and not the smaller Beats Pill speakers, visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats speakers. Before connecting the Beats Pill XL speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill XL firmware update from the Beats Pill XL official support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Pairing a Beats Pill XL to the iPad 2 using Bluetooth

A step by step guide on how to connect the iPad 2 to a Beats Pill XL wirelessly.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair the iPad 2 with a Beats Pill XL. First turn on the Beats Pill XL by pressing and releasing the power button, then press the 'b' for three seconds until the light quickly flashes. This indicates that the Beats Pill 2 is in pairing mode and ready to connect to the iPad 2.
  2. From the home screen on the phone choose the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn on the Bluetooth option.
  3. Underneath select Beats Pill XL from the list of nearby devices to pair with the iPad, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. The Beats Pill XL and the iPad 2 are paired and ready to be used to play music. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application that can play audio will bring up a list of devices where you'll be able to toggle between the headphones, loudspeaker and a Beats Pill XL. When the Beats Pill XL has been paired with the iPad 2 the 'b' will glow. In future you can turn on the Beats Pill XL and it will automatically connect to the iPad 2, just turn both devices on and wait for the 'b' logo to glow. The Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker can connect to eight Bluetooth devices, when first turned on it will try to connect with the most recent Bluetooth device. Holding the 'b' logo again for three seconds will disconnect 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].
Pairing a Beats Pill XL to the iPad 2 using Bluetooth

How to play audio on a Beats Pill XL from the iPad 2 using a standard cable

Learn the correct cable to use to connect the iPad 2 to a Beats Pill XL.

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPad 2 to a Beats Pill XL using a cable to play music. First locate the headphone socket at the top right of the tablet.
  2. Turn the Beats Pill XL so the back is facing you making sure the power is switched off.
  3. Access the IN port by pulling then rotating the rubber cover to the left of the 'beats pill xl' logo. The IN port is found to the left of the OUT port.
  4. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad 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 sounds from the iPad 2the tablet will stop playing on the iPad speaker and play on a Beats Pill XL instead.
  6. Switch on the speaker and you will hear music playing from the iPad 2 to the Beats Pill XL. The Beats Pill XL and the iPad 2 are now connected and ready to be used to play audio.
How to play audio on a Beats Pill XL from the iPad 2 using a standard 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.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, estimated cost C$5-C$10.