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

Learn how to charge the iPhone from a Beats Pill XL using an Apple connector.

Beats Pill XL

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill XL speakers to the iPhone. 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 Beats speakers. Before you connect 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 updater tool.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

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

Find out how to power the iPhone with a Beats Pill XL using an Apple USB cable.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone from a Beats Pill XL you'll need a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [4].
  2. Plug one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the Beats Pill XL. Turn the Beats Pill XL 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 30 pin cable into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Beats Pill XL and the iPhone will begin to charge.
  5. You can tap the power button to check battery Fuel Gauge, when all the five lights on the Fuel Gauge glow 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 is likely to 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 appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to power the iPhone 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/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  3. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - how to check power on the Beats Pill XL
  4. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music