How to connect a Beats Pill 2 to the iPad 3

Learn how to recharge the iPad 3 from a Beats Pill 2 using an Apple Lightning connector.

Beats Pill 2

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your iPad 3. Please note that these instructions refer 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 you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [1] using the Beats updater tool. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Powering the iPad 3 from a Beats Pill 2 using an Apple 30 pin connector

Find out how to power up the iPad 3 with a Beats Pill 2 using the Apple Lightning cable.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 3 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 find the red USB port by pulling then rotating the rubber port cover marked beatspill on the foot of the Bluetooth speaker.
  3. Connect the other end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Beats Pill 2 and the iPad 3 will start to charge. Typically the Beats Pill battery life at full capacity is around seven hours however charging the iPad 3 may cause this to be much lower. For further details about this procedure read the Beats Pill 2 charging instructions [3] on the Beats web site.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 from a Beats Pill 2 using an Apple 30 pin connector

See also

  1. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_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