How to charge the iPhone 5S with a Beats Pill XL

Simple instructions showing powering the iPhone 5S from a Beats Pill XL using an Apple Lightning cable.

Beats Pill XL

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill XL speakers to the iPhone 5S. Please 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 Beats speakers. Before connecting the Beats Pill XL speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill XL firmware update from the Beats Pill XL official support site [1] using the Update tool for Beats. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

How to charge the iPhone 5S with a Beats Pill XL

A step by step guide showing how to power up the iPhone 5S from a Beats Pill XL using the Apple Lightning connector.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S 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 speaker round so the back is facing you. Uncover the USB port by pulling out then rotating the rubber cover which is found to the left of the 'beats pill xl' logo. The USB port is found next to the hinge of the cover.
  3. Connect the other end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Beats Pill XL and the iPhone 5S will begin 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 5 lights glow it means your Pill XL is fully charged. The Beats Pill XL has around 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 that you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to charge the iPhone 5S with a Beats Pill XL

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 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