How to connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Beats Pill XL

How to connect the devices using a cable and connecting using bluetooth.

iPad Mini 2

These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2. This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill XL speakers to your iPad Mini 2. 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 you connect Beats Pill XL speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the Beats Pill XL official support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Pairing the iPad Mini 2 to a Beats Pill XL using Bluetooth

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

  1. Follow these steps to pair a Beats Pill XL with the iPad Mini 2. First you need to turn on the Beats Pill XL by pressing and releasing the power button, then press the 'b' button for 3 seconds until the LED quickly flashes. This indicates that the Beats Pill speaker is in pairing mode and ready to connect to the iPad Mini 2.
  2. From the home screen on the iPad open 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, 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 Mini 2. 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'll be able to toggle between the headphones, loudspeaker and a Beats Pill XL. When the Bluetooth speaker has been paired the 'b' will glow. Next time you can turn on the Bluetooth speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPad Mini 2 without needing to pair again, turn both devices on and wait for the 'b' logo to light up. The Beats Pill can pair with eight devices, when you turn it on it will attempt to connect with the the iPad Mini 2 unless you connection another device. Holding the 'b' 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 the iPad Mini 2 to a Beats Pill XL using Bluetooth

Playing music on a Beats Pill XL from the iPad Mini 2 using a phone cable

Which cable to use to connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Beats Pill XL.

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPad Mini 2 to a Beats Pill XL using a cable to play audio. Firstly locate the headphone socket at the top right 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 and rotating the rubber port cover to the left of the 'beats pill xl' logo. The IN port is located to the left of the OUT port.
  4. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad Mini 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 audio from the iPad will stop playing on the loudspeaker and play on a Beats Pill XL instead.
  6. Switch on the speaker and you will hear music playing from the iPad Mini 2 to the Beats Pill XL. The Beats Pill XL and the iPad Mini 2 are now connected and can to be used to play audio.
Playing music on a Beats Pill XL from the iPad Mini 2 using a 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.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 under C$10.