How to connect the iPad Mini to a Beats Pill

A simple guide on how to pair the iPad Mini to a Beats Pill wirelessly and playing audio using a cable.

iPad Mini

These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini. These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your iPad Mini. Note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before connecting Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

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

Simple instructions showing how to play music from the iPad Mini to a Beats Pill wirelessly with bluetooth.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair the iPad Mini with a Beats Pill. First turn on the Beats Pill by holding the power button, you can find the power button located the top of the Bluetooth speaker. Hold the 'b' for three seconds until the Bluetooth light located on the back of the Pill blinks white. This indicates that the Beats Pill speaker is in pairing mode.
  2. On the home screen of the phone choose the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn the Bluetooth option on.
  3. From the nearby devices list select the Beats Pill, shortly afterwards it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. The Beats Pill and the iPad Mini 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 headphones, the loudspeaker and a Beats Pill. When the Bluetooth speaker has been paired to the iPad Mini the Bluetooth light will glow solid white.
  5. In the future you can turn on the speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPad Mini without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the Bluetooth LED to glow white. The Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker can pair with eight devices, when you turn it on it will try to connect with the most recent Bluetooth device.
  6. For more details go to the official Beats Pill support site [2] to download the Beats Pill instruction manual [3].
How to connect to a Beats Pill from the iPad Mini using Bluetooth

Playing music on a Beats Pill from the iPad Mini using a stereo cable

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

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPad Mini to a Beats Pill using a cable to play audio. Firstly locate the headphone socket at the top right of the iPad Mini.
  2. With the Bluetooth speaker turned off locate the IN port located at the back of the speaker to the left of the power button.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad Mini to the IN on the Beats Pill port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [4].
  4. Any sounds from the iPad will stop playing on the loudspeaker and play on a Beats Pill instead.
  5. After turning on the speaker you will be playing music from the iPad Mini. The Beats Pill and the iPad Mini are now connected and ready to be used to play audio.
Playing music on a Beats Pill from the iPad Mini using a stereo 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/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. https://www.beatsbydre.com/content/dam/beats-support/global/quick-start-guides/pill-quick-start-guide-americas.pdf - Beats Pill 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, costing under C$10.