How to connect the iPad to a Beats Pill XL

Which cable to use to play audio and streaming audio wirelessly.

iPad

This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad. The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill XL speakers to your iPad. Please note that this page refers 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 Beats speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill XL speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the Beats Pill XL official support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Pairing a Beats Pill XL to the iPad using Bluetooth

A step by step guide on how to pair the iPad to a Beats Pill XL wirelessly.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the iPad with a Beats Pill XL. First you need to turn on the Beats Pill XL by holding the power button, then press the round 'b' logo for three seconds until the button quickly flashes. This indicates that the Bluetooth speaker is in pairing mode and ready to connect to the iPad.
  2. From the home screen on the iPad open Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn on the Bluetooth option.
  3. From the nearby devices list select the Beats Pill XL, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. The Beats Pill XL and the iPad are now ready to be used to play music. 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 will be able to toggle between the headphones, loudspeaker and a Beats Pill XL. When the Beats Pill has been paired to the iPad the 'b' button will glow. In future you can turn on the speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPad, simply turn both devices on and wait for the 'b' button to glow. The Beats Pill speaker can remember 8 Bluetooth devices, when first turned on it will try to connect with the the iPad unless you connection another device. Holding the 'b' button again for 3 seconds will forget 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 a Beats Pill XL to the iPad using Bluetooth

How to play audio on a Beats Pill XL from the iPad using a standard cable

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

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPad to a Beats Pill XL using a cable to play music. Firstly locate the headphone socket on the top right of the iPad.
  2. Turn the Beats Pill XL speaker round so the back is facing you ensuring the power is switched off.
  3. Access the IN port by pulling and rotating the rubber cover to the left of the 'beats pill xl' logo. The IN port is found between the power and OUT ports.
  4. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad 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 iPadthe tablet will stop playing on the speaker and play on a Beats Pill XL instead.
  6. Turn on the speaker and you will hear music playing from the iPad to the Beats Pill XL. You can now play audio on a Beats Pill XL from the iPad.
How to play audio on a Beats Pill XL from the iPad using a standard cable

See also

  1. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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, under C$10.