How to connect the iPhone 4 to a Beats Pill 2

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

iPhone 4

These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4. These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the iPhone 4. Note that this page refers 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

How to connect from the iPhone 4 to a Beats Pill 2 using Bluetooth

A step by step guide showing how to connect the iPhone 4 to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair a Beats Pill 2 with the iPhone 4. First turn on the Beats Pill 2.0 by holding the power button, then press the round 'b' for 3 seconds until the light flashes. This indicates that the Beats Pill 2 is in pairing mode.
  2. On the home screen of the iPhone choose the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and make sure the Bluetooth option is turned on.
  3. Underneath select Beats Pill 2 from the list of nearby devices to pair with the iPhone, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. You can now play music on a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly from the iPhone 4. 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 Beats Pill has been paired the 'b' button will glow. Next time you can turn on the Beats Pill speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPhone 4 without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the round 'b' to light up. The Beats Pill speaker can remember 8 Bluetooth devices, when you turn it on it will attempt to connect with the most recent. Holding the 'b' again for three seconds will forget the current active Bluetooth session. For more details download the Beats Pill 2 instruction manual [3] from the official Beats Pill support site [2].
How to connect from the iPhone 4 to a Beats Pill 2 using Bluetooth

How to play audio on a Beats Pill 2 from the iPhone 4 using a standard cable

Instructions on which cable to use to connect the iPhone 4 to a Beats Pill 2.

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPhone 4 to a Beats Pill 2 using a cable to play music. First locate the headphone socket on the top left of the iPhone.
  2. Make sure the device is turned off then locate the IN port found at the rear of 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 2 port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [4].
  4. Any audio from the iPhone 4 will stop playing on the phone speaker and play on a Beats Pill 2 instead.
  5. Switch on the speaker and you should hear music playing from the iPhone 4 to the Beats Pill 2. The Beats Pill 2 and the iPhone 4 are now connected and ready to be used to play audio.
How to play audio on a Beats Pill 2 from the iPhone 4 using a standard 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/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