How to connect a Beats Pill XL to the iPhone 4S

Instructions on powering the iPhone 4S with a Beats Pill XL using the Apple Lightning cable.

Beats Pill XL

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill XL speakers to the iPhone 4S. 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 the latest Beats speakers. Before you connect the Beats Pill XL speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill XL firmware from the Beats Pill XL official support site [1] using the Update tool for Beats. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Powering the iPhone 4S from a Beats Pill XL using an Apple 30 pin connector

Simple instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4S with a Beats Pill XL using the Apple Lightning cable.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S from a Beats Pill XL you'll need a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [4].
  2. Plug the large USB end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the Beats Pill XL. Turn the Bluetooth speaker so the back is facing you. Locate the USB port by pulling out and then rotating the rubber port cover which is found to the left of the 'beats pill xl' logo. The USB port is located next to the hinge of the cover.
  3. Connect the other end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Beats Pill XL and the iPhone 4S will start to charge.
  5. Tap the power button to check the battery Fuel Gauge, when all the five lights glow then 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 that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S from a Beats Pill XL using an Apple 30 pin connector

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/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone 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