How to connect the iPhone 4 to a Beats Pill

Which cable to use to play audio and streaming music wirelessly using bluetooth.

iPhone 4

These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4. These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your iPhone 4. Note that these instructions refer 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 Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

How to play music on a Beats Pill from the iPhone 4 using Bluetooth

A simple guide on how to pair the iPhone 4 to a Beats Pill wirelessly with bluetooth.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair the iPhone 4 with a Beats Pill. First you need to turn on the Beats Pill by holding the power button, you can find the power button located the top of the Bluetooth speaker. Then press and hold the 'b' for around three seconds until the Bluetooth light found at the rear of the Pill blinks white. This indicates that the speaker is in pairing mode.
  2. On the home screen of the iPhone open Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn the Bluetooth option on.
  3. Underneath select Beats Pill from the list of nearby devices to pair with the iPhone, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. The Beats Pill and the iPhone 4 are paired and 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'll be able to toggle between headphones, the loudspeaker and a Beats Pill. When the Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker has been paired to the iPhone 4 the Bluetooth LED will stop flashing and glow white.
  5. Next time you can turn on the Beats Pill and it will automatically connect to the iPhone 4 without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the light to glow solid white. The Beats Pill speaker can connect to up to 8 devices, when you turn it on it will try to connect with the most recent Bluetooth device.
  6. For more details go to the official Beats Pill support site [2] to download the Beats Pill instruction manual [3].
How to play music on a Beats Pill from the iPhone 4 using Bluetooth

How to play music on a Beats Pill from the iPhone 4 using a phone cable

Learn the correct cable to use to connect the iPhone 4 to a Beats Pill.

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPhone 4 to a Beats Pill using a cable to play audio. First locate the headphone socket on the top of the iPhone 4.
  2. With the Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker turned off locate the IN port found behind the speaker to the left of the power button.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPhone 4 to the IN on the Beats Pill port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [4].
  4. Any sounds from the iPhone 4 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 4. You can now play audio on a Beats Pill from the iPhone 4.
How to play music on a Beats Pill from the iPhone 4 using a phone cable

See also

  1. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone 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