How to connect the iPad 3 to a Beats Pill 2

Which cable to use to play audio and connecting using bluetooth.

iPad 3

These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3. These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your iPad 3. Note that this page refers 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 from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

How to pair to a Beats Pill 2 from the iPad 3 wirelessly using Bluetooth

A simple guide on how to pair the iPad 3 to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair the iPad 3 with a Beats Pill 2. First you need to turn on the Beats Pill 2.0 by holding the power button, then press and hold the 'b' for three seconds until the 'b' flashes. This indicates that the speaker is in pairing mode.
  2. From the home screen on the iPad 3 choose the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn on the Bluetooth option.
  3. Underneath select Beats Pill 2 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. You can now play music on a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly from the iPad 3. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application on the tablet that can play 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 Bluetooth speaker has been paired to the iPad 3 the 'b' will glow. In future you can turn on the Bluetooth speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPad 3 without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the round 'b' logo to glow. The Beats Pill speaker can store up to 8 Bluetooth devices, each time it is turned on it will attempt to connect with the most recent Bluetooth device. Holding the 'b' button again for three seconds will forget the current active Bluetooth session. For more details go to the official Beats Pill support site [2] to download the Beats Pill 2 instruction manual [3].
How to pair to a Beats Pill 2 from the iPad 3 wirelessly using Bluetooth

Playing music on a Beats Pill 2 from the iPad 3 using a stereo cable

Learn how to connect the iPad 3 to a Beats Pill 2.

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPad 3 to a Beats Pill 2 using a cable to play music. Firstly locate the headphone socket on the top of the iPad 3.
  2. Make sure the speaker is turned off then locate the IN port found at the rear of the speaker next to the OUT port.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad 3 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 sounds from the iPad 3the tablet will stop playing on the speaker and play on a Beats Pill 2 instead.
  5. Turn on the speaker and you should hear music playing from the iPad 3 to the Beats Pill 2. The Beats Pill 2 and the iPad 3 are now connected and can to be used to play audio.
Playing music on a Beats Pill 2 from the iPad 3 using a stereo 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/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, under C$10.