How to connect the iPhone 3G to a Beats Pill

Simple instructions showing how to connect the iPhone 3G to a Beats Pill wirelessly and which cable to use to play audio.

iPhone 3G

These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G. These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your iPhone 3G. Please note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before connecting Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Connect a Beats Pill from the iPhone 3G using Bluetooth

Simple instructions on how to connect the iPhone 3G to a Beats Pill wirelessly using bluetooth.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the iPhone 3G with a Beats Pill. First turn on the Beats Pill by pressing and releasing the power button, the power button is located the top of the Beats Pill. Then press and hold the 'b' for around 3 seconds until the Bluetooth LED located at the rear of the Pill quickly flashes white. This indicates that the Beats Pill is in pairing mode.
  2. On the home screen of the iPhone 3G open the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and make sure the Bluetooth option is turned on.
  3. Underneath select Beats Pill from the list of nearby devices to connect to the iPhone, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. You can now play music on a Beats Pill wirelessly from the iPhone 3G. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application that plays audio will bring up a list of devices where you'll be able to toggle between headphones, the loudspeaker and a Beats Pill. When the Beats Pill has been paired the Bluetooth light will glow white.
  5. Next time you can turn on the Bluetooth speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPhone 3G without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the Bluetooth LED to glow. The Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker can pair with eight Bluetooth devices, when you turn it on it will try to connect with the most recent.
  6. For more details download the Beats Pill instruction manual [3] from the official Beats Pill support site [2].
Connect a Beats Pill from the iPhone 3G using Bluetooth

Playing music on a Beats Pill from the iPhone 3G using a phone cable

Learn the correct cable to use to connect the iPhone 3G to a Beats Pill.

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPhone 3G to a Beats Pill using a cable to play audio. First locate the headphone socket on the top of the iPhone 3G.
  2. With the Beats Pill turned off locate the IN port found behind the speaker between the OUT port and the power button.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPhone 3G to the IN on the Beats Pill port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [4].
  4. Any audio from the iPhone 3G will stop playing on the phone speaker and play on a Beats Pill instead.
  5. After turning on the speaker you should be playing music from the iPhone 3G. You can now play audio on a Beats Pill from the iPhone 3G.
Playing music on a Beats Pill from the iPhone 3G using a phone cable

See also

  1. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3G user guide
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. https://www.beatsbydre.com/content/dam/beats-support/global/quick-start-guides/pill-quick-start-guide-americas.pdf - Beats Pill instruction manual
  4. 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable - The mini stereo 3.5mm (1/8") stereo audio cable is a common cable used to connect audio devices together