How to connect the iPad 4 to a Beats Pill 2

A step by step guide showing how to pair the iPad 4 to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly and which cable to use to play audio.

iPad 4

These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4. The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your iPad 4. Note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, please visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

How to pair the iPad 4 to a Beats Pill 2 using Bluetooth

A step by step guide showing how to pair the iPad 4 to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly with bluetooth.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair the iPad 4 with a Beats Pill 2. First turn on the Beats Pill 2.0 by pressing and releasing the power button, hold the round 'b' button for 3 seconds until the button flashes. This indicates that the speaker is in pairing mode.
  2. From the home screen on the iPad 4 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 pair with the iPad, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. The Beats Pill 2 and the iPad 4 are now ready to be used to play music. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application on the tablet 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 2. When the speaker has been paired correctly the 'b' will glow. In the future you can turn on the Beats Pill and it will automatically connect to the iPad 4 without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the round 'b' button to light up. The Beats Pill can remember up to eight Bluetooth devices, each time it is turned on it will attempt to connect with the the iPad 4 unless you connection another device. Holding the 'b' logo again for three seconds will disconnect the current active Bluetooth session. For more details download the Beats Pill 2 instruction manual [3] from the official Beats Pill support site [2].
How to pair the iPad 4 to a Beats Pill 2 using Bluetooth

Playing audio on a Beats Pill 2 from the iPad 4 using a stereo phone cable

Learn the correct cable to use to connect the iPad 4 to a Beats Pill 2.

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPad 4 to a Beats Pill 2 using a cable to play audio. First locate the headphone socket on the top of the iPad 4.
  2. Make sure the speaker is turned off then locate the IN port found at the back of the speaker to the left of the power button.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad 4 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 audio from the iPad will stop playing on the loudspeaker and play on a Beats Pill 2 instead.
  5. Turn on the speaker and you should hear music playing from the iPad 4 to the Beats Pill 2. The Beats Pill 2 and the iPad 4 are now connected and can to be used to play audio.
Playing audio on a Beats Pill 2 from the iPad 4 using a stereo phone 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, C$5-C$10.