How to connect a Beats Pill XL to the iPad Mini

Instructions showing how to charge up the iPad Mini from a Beats Pill XL using an Apple cable.

Beats Pill XL

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill XL speakers to the iPad Mini. Note that this page refers to the Beats Pill XL and not the smaller Beats Pill speakers, please visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of the latest Beats speakers. Before connecting the Beats Pill XL speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill XL firmware update from the Beats Pill XL official support site [1] using the Beats update tool. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

How to power the iPad Mini from a Beats Pill XL using an Apple cable

Instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini with a Beats Pill XL using the Apple Lightning connector.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 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 Beats Pill XL around so the back is facing you. Uncover the USB port by pulling and rotating the 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 cover.
  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 bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Beats Pill XL and the iPad Mini will begin to charge.
  5. You can tap the power button to check battery Fuel Gauge, when all the 5 lights on the Fuel Gauge are lit it means your Pill XL is fully charged. The Beats Pill XL has approximately 15 hours of battery life on a full charge however this may 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 that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is charging which takes between one-four hours to recharge.
How to power the iPad Mini from a Beats Pill XL using an Apple 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