How to connect a Beats Pill 2 to the iPad

Learn how to power up the iPad from a Beats Pill 2 using the Apple Lightning cable.

Beats Pill 2

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the iPad. 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [1] using the Update tool for Beats. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

How to charge the iPad from a Beats Pill 2 using an Apple 30 pin cable

Instructions showing how to charge up the iPad with a Beats Pill 2 using an Apple connector.

  1. In order to charge the iPad from a Beats Pill 2 you'll need a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [4].
  2. Plug the large USB end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the Beats Pill 2. You can access the red USB port by pulling then rotating the rubber port cover marked beatspill on the base of the speaker.
  3. Connect the other end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Beats Pill 2 and the iPad will start to charge. Typically the Beats Pill battery time at full capacity is around 7 hours however charging the iPad might cause this to be much lower. For more details read the Beats Pill 2 charging instructions [3] on the Beats web site.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to charge the iPad from a Beats Pill 2 using an Apple 30 pin cable

See also

  1. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/charge-out-pill - Beats Pill 2 charging instructions
  4. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music