How to connect a Beats Pill XL to the iPad Mini 4

Find out charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Beats Pill XL using an Apple Lightning connector.

Beats Pill XL

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill XL speakers to the iPad Mini 4. 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 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 firmware updater. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Beats Pill XL using an Apple connector

A step by step guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Beats Pill XL using the Apple Lightning connector.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 4 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 speaker so the back is facing you. Uncover the USB port by pulling out 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 cover.
  3. Connect the other end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Beats Pill XL and the iPad Mini 4 will start to charge.
  5. Find out how much battery power is remaining by tapping the power button and looking at the Fuel Gauge, when all the five lights 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 that 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 you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes roughly one-five and a half hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Beats Pill XL using an Apple connector

See also

  1. https://www.apple.com/support/beats-pillxl-recall/ - Beats Pill XL official support site
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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