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

Simple instructions showing how to connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Beats Pill XL wirelessly and playing audio using a cable.

iPad Mini 4

These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4. The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill XL speakers to your iPad Mini 4. 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 you connect the 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 the iPad Mini 4 to a Beats Pill XL using Bluetooth

Simple instructions on how to connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Beats Pill XL wirelessly with bluetooth.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair the iPad Mini 4 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' logo for three seconds until the light quickly flashes. This indicates that the Beats Pill 2 is in pairing mode and ready to connect to the iPad Mini 4.
  2. From the home screen on the iPad Mini 4 open Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and make sure the Bluetooth option is turned on.
  3. From the nearby devices list select the Beats Pill XL, shortly afterwards it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. The Beats Pill XL and the iPad Mini 4 are now ready to be used to play music. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application 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. Visit the Apple iPad Bluetooth support [3] for more information. When the speaker 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, just turn both devices on and wait for the round 'b' button to light up. The Beats Pill can connect to eight Bluetooth devices, each time it is turned on it will attempt to connect with the most recent. Holding the 'b' button again for three seconds will disconnect the current active Bluetooth session.For more details go to the Beats Pill XL official support site [2] to download the Beats Pill XL support site [2].
Pairing the iPad Mini 4 to a Beats Pill XL using Bluetooth

How to play music on a Beats Pill XL from the iPad Mini 4 using a phone cable

Instructions on which cable to use to connect a Beats Pill XL to the iPad Mini 4.

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Beats Pill XL using a cable to play music. Firstly 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 between the charging port and OUT ports.
  4. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad Mini 4 to the IN on the Beats Pill XL port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [4].
  5. From now on any audio from the iPad will stop playing on the speaker and play on a Beats Pill XL instead.
  6. Switch on the speaker and you will hear music playing from the iPad Mini 4 to the Beats Pill XL. The Beats Pill XL and the iPad Mini 4 are now connected and ready to be used to play audio.
How to play music on a Beats Pill XL from the iPad Mini 4 using a phone cable

See also

  1. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  2. https://www.apple.com/support/beats-pillxl-recall/ - Beats Pill XL official support site
  3. http://help.apple.com/ipad/9/#/iPad997da4cf - Apple iPad Bluetooth support
  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, costs around C$5.