How to connect a Beats Pill 2 to the iPhone 5S

Learn how to charge up the iPhone 5S with a Beats Pill 2 using an Apple Lightning cable.

Beats Pill 2

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your iPhone 5S. Note that this page refers 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [1] using the Beats update tool. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

How to power the iPhone 5S from a Beats Pill 2 using an Apple cable

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPhone 5S from a Beats Pill 2 using an Apple cable.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from a Beats Pill 2 you'll need a USB to Apple Lightning cable [4].
  2. Plug one end of the USB to Apple Lightning 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 base of the unit.
  3. Connect the other end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Beats Pill 2 and the iPhone 5S will start to charge. Typically the Beats Pill battery life after a full charge is around 7 hours but charging the iPhone 5S may cause this to be much lower. For further details read the Beats Pill 2 charging instructions [3] on the Beats support site.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to power the iPhone 5S from a Beats Pill 2 using an Apple cable

See also

  1. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone 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