How to connect the iPhone 3GS to a Beats Pill 2

A simple guide showing how to stream music from the iPhone 3GS to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly and connecting using a cable.

iPhone 3GS

These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS. This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the iPhone 3GS. Please note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, please visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

How to connect to a Beats Pill 2 from the iPhone 3GS using Bluetooth

A simple guide showing how to connect the iPhone 3GS to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly with bluetooth.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair the iPhone 3GS with a Beats Pill 2. First you will need to turn on the Beats Pill 2.0 by holding the power button, then press the 'b' button for three seconds until the light blinks. This indicates that the Bluetooth speaker is in pairing mode.
  2. From the home screen on the iPhone 3GS choose the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn the Bluetooth option on.
  3. Underneath select Beats Pill 2 from the list of nearby devices to connect to the iPhone, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. The Beats Pill 2 and the iPhone 3GS are now ready to be used to play music. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application that can play audio will bring up a list of devices where you will be able to toggle between headphones, the loudspeaker and a Beats Pill 2. When the Bluetooth speaker has been paired with the iPhone 3GS the 'b' button will stop flashing and glow. In the future you can turn on the Beats Pill speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPhone 3GS without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the round 'b' button to glow. The Beats Pill speaker can remember up to eight Bluetooth devices, when you turn it on it will try to connect with the the iPhone 3GS unless you connection another device. Holding the 'b' logo again for three seconds will disconnect the current active Bluetooth session. For more details go to the official Beats Pill support site [2] to download the Beats Pill 2 instruction manual [3].
How to connect to a Beats Pill 2 from the iPhone 3GS using Bluetooth

How to connect a Beats Pill 2 from the iPhone 3GS using a cable

Learn the correct cable to use to connect the iPhone 3GS to a Beats Pill 2.

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPhone 3GS to a Beats Pill 2 using a cable to play music. First locate the headphone socket on the top left of the phone.
  2. Make sure the device is turned off then locate the IN port located at the back of the speaker to the left of the power button.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPhone 3GS to the IN on the Beats Pill 2 port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [4].
  4. Any audio from the iPhone 3GS will stop playing on the phone speaker and play on a Beats Pill 2 instead.
  5. Turn on the speaker and you will hear music playing from the iPhone 3GS to the Beats Pill 2. The Beats Pill 2 and the iPhone 3GS are now connected and can to be used to play audio.
How to connect a Beats Pill 2 from the iPhone 3GS using a cable

See also

  1. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3GS user guide
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. https://www.beatsbydre.com/content/dam/beats-support/global/quick-start-guides/pill-2-quick-start-guide-americas.pdf - Beats Pill 2 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