How to connect the iPad 3 to a Beats Pill XL

A step by step guide on how to pair the iPad 3 to a Beats Pill XL wirelessly with bluetooth and playing audio using a cable.

iPad 3

These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3. This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill XL speakers to your iPad 3. Note that these instructions refer 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 the latest Beats speakers. Before connecting 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 3 using Bluetooth

A step by step guide on how to play music from the iPad 3 to a Beats Pill XL wirelessly with bluetooth.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair the iPad 3 with a Beats Pill XL. First you need to turn on the Beats Pill XL by holding the power button, then press and hold the round 'b' button for 3 seconds until the 'b' blinks. This indicates that the Beats Pill speaker is in pairing mode and ready to connect to the iPad 3.
  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. From the list of nearby devices select the Beats Pill XL, shortly afterwards 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 the iPad 3. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application on the iPad which plays audio will bring up a list of devices where you will be able to toggle between headphones, the loudspeaker and a Beats Pill XL. When the Beats Pill has been paired correctly the 'b' will glow. In the future you can turn on the Beats Pill speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPad 3, just turn both devices on and wait for the round 'b' button to light up. The Beats Pill can store up to eight Bluetooth devices, each time it is turned on it will attempt to connect with the the iPad 3 unless you connection another device. Holding the 'b' again for 3 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 3 using Bluetooth

How to play music on a Beats Pill XL from the iPad 3 using a standard cable

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

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPad 3 to a Beats Pill XL using a cable to play audio. First locate the headphone socket on the top of the iPad.
  2. Turn the Bluetooth speaker round 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 3 to the IN on the Beats Pill XL port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [3].
  5. From now on audio from the iPad will stop playing on the loudspeaker and play on a Beats Pill XL instead.
  6. Turn on the speaker and you should hear music playing from the iPad 3 to the Beats Pill XL. You can now play audio on a Beats Pill XL from the iPad 3.
How to play music on a Beats Pill XL from the iPad 3 using a standard 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.