How to connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Beats Pill 2

A simple guide on how to pair the iPad Mini 4 to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly and which cable to use to play audio.

iPad Mini 4

These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4. These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your iPad Mini 4. Please 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 updater tool.

How to connect from the iPad Mini 4 to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly using Bluetooth

Simple instructions showing how to connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly.

  1. Follow these steps to pair a Beats Pill 2 with the iPad Mini 4. First you need to turn on the Beats Pill 2.0 by pressing and releasing the power button, then press the 'b' logo for 3 seconds until the button flashes. This indicates that the Beats Pill speaker is in pairing mode.
  2. From the home screen on the phone choose the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn the Bluetooth option on.
  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 Mini 4. 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 the headphones, loudspeaker and a Beats Pill 2. Visit the Apple iPad Bluetooth support [3] for more information. When the Beats Pill has been paired the round 'b' button will glow. In the future you can turn on the Beats Pill speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPad Mini 4 without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the 'b' logo to light up. The Beats Pill can connect to eight Bluetooth devices, when first turned on it will try to connect with the most recent. Holding the 'b' logo again for 3 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 [4].
How to connect from the iPad Mini 4 to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly using Bluetooth

Connecting a Beats Pill 2 from the iPad Mini 4 using a cable

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

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPad Mini 4 to a Beats Pill 2 using a cable to play audio. Firstly locate the headphone socket at the top right of the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Ensure the device is turned off then locate the IN port located at the rear of the speaker to the left of the power button.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad Mini 4 to the IN on the Beats Pill 2 port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [5].
  4. Any sounds 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 Mini 4 to the Beats Pill 2. The Beats Pill 2 and the iPad Mini 4 are now connected and can to be used to play audio.
Connecting a Beats Pill 2 from the iPad Mini 4 using a cable

See also

  1. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://help.apple.com/ipad/9/#/iPad997da4cf - Apple iPad Bluetooth support
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/content/dam/beats-support/global/quick-start-guides/pill-2-quick-start-guide-americas.pdf - Beats Pill 2 instruction manual
  5. 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 price around C$5.