How to connect a Beats Pill 2 to the iPad Air

Find out how to charge the iPad Air with a Beats Pill 2 using an Apple connector.

Beats Pill 2

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the iPad Air. Note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, please 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 update tool. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

How to power the iPad Air from a Beats Pill 2 using an Apple USB cable

A step by step guide showing how to power up the iPad Air from a Beats Pill 2 using the Apple Lightning cable.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air from a Beats Pill 2 you'll need a USB to Apple Lightning cable [4].
  2. Plug the large USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning 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 Lightning cable into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Beats Pill 2 and the iPad Air will start to charge. Typically the Beats Pill battery time at full power capacity is around 7 hours but charging the iPad Air may cause this to be lower. For further details about this procedure read the Beats Pill 2 charging instructions [3] on the Beats support site.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to power the iPad Air from a Beats Pill 2 using an Apple USB cable

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 Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port