How to connect a Beats Pill XL to the iPad Air

Instructions showing how to power the iPad Air from a Beats Pill XL using an Apple cable.

Beats Pill XL

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill XL speakers to your iPad Air. Note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill XL and not the smaller Beats Pill speakers, visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats speakers. Before you connect the Beats Pill XL speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill XL firmware from the Beats Pill XL official support site [1] using the Beats update tool. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

How to charge the iPad Air from a Beats Pill XL using an Apple Lightning cable

Instructions showing how to power the iPad Air from a Beats Pill XL using an Apple cable.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air from a Beats Pill XL 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 XL. Turn the Bluetooth speaker around so the back is facing you. Locate the USB port by pulling and then rotating the rubber cover which is found to the left of the 'beats pill xl' logo. The USB port is located next to the hinge of the rubber port cover.
  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 base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Beats Pill XL and the iPad Air will begin to charge.
  5. Tap the power button to check the battery Fuel Gauge, when all five lights are lit it means your Pill XL is fully charged. The Beats Pill XL has around 15 hours of battery life on a full charge however this is likely to be shorter depending on the device which you are charging. Read the support page how to check power on the Beats Pill XL [3] for more details on the Beats website.
  6. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to charge the iPad Air from a Beats Pill XL using an Apple Lightning cable

See also

  1. https://www.apple.com/support/beats-pillxl-recall/ - Beats Pill XL official 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/power-pill - how to check power on the Beats Pill XL
  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