How to connect a Beats Pill 2 to the iPad Mini

A step by step guide showing powering the iPad Mini from a Beats Pill 2 using the Apple Lightning cable.

Beats Pill 2

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your iPad Mini. 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 connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [1] using the Beats updater tool. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini with a Beats Pill 2 using an Apple USB connector

A step by step guide showing powering the iPad Mini from a Beats Pill 2 using the Apple Lightning cable.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 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 foot of the unit.
  3. Connect the other end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Beats Pill 2 and the iPad Mini will begin to charge. Typically the Beats Pill battery life at full power capacity is around 7 hours but charging the iPad Mini may cause this to be lower. For further details read the Beats Pill 2 charging instructions [3] on the Beats web site.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini with a Beats Pill 2 using an Apple USB 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 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