How to connect a Beats Pill XL to the iPhone 3GS

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with a Beats Pill XL using the Apple Lightning cable.

Beats Pill XL

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill XL speakers to the iPhone 3GS. Note that this page refers to the Beats Pill XL and not the smaller Beats Pill speakers, 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 firmware from the Beats Pill XL official support site [1] using the Update tool for Beats. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

How to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Beats Pill XL using an Apple 30 pin cable

Learn how to charge up the iPhone 3GS with a Beats Pill XL using the Apple Lightning connector.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3GS 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 speaker so the back is facing you. Uncover the USB port by pulling then rotating the rubber port cover which is found to the left of the 'beats pill xl' logo. The USB port is found 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 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Beats Pill XL and the iPhone 3GS 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 5 lights glow then 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 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 iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Beats Pill XL using an Apple 30 pin 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 - Official iPhone 3GS 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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music