How to connect the iPhone 4 to a Beats Pill XL

Step by step instructions showing how to pair the iPhone 4 to a Beats Pill XL wirelessly and playing audio using a cable.

iPhone 4

These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4. The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill XL speakers to the iPhone 4. Note that these instructions refer 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 you connect Beats Pill XL speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill XL firmware update from the Beats Pill XL official support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

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

A simple guide showing how to play music from the iPhone 4 to a Beats Pill XL wirelessly.

  1. Follow these steps to pair a Beats Pill XL with the iPhone 4. First turn on the Beats Pill XL by pressing and releasing the power button, then press and hold the round 'b' for three seconds until the button blinks. This indicates that the Beats Pill 2 is in pairing mode and ready to connect to the iPhone 4.
  2. On the home screen of the iPhone open the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn on the Bluetooth option.
  3. Underneath select Beats Pill XL 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 XL wirelessly from the iPhone 4. 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 XL. When the Beats Pill has been paired the 'b' will stop flashing and glow. Next time you can turn on the Beats Pill XL and it will automatically connect to the iPhone 4, just turn both devices on and wait for the round 'b' logo to glow. The Beats Pill can remember eight devices, when you turn it on it will attempt to connect with the the iPhone 4 unless you connection another device. Holding the 'b' button again for three seconds will forget the current active Bluetooth session.For more details go to the Beats Pill XL official support site [2] to download the Beats Pill XL support site [2].
How to play music on a Beats Pill XL from the iPhone 4 using Bluetooth

Connecting a Beats Pill XL from the iPhone 4 using a stereo cable

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

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPhone 4 to a Beats Pill XL using a cable to play music. First locate the headphone socket at the top of the iPhone.
  2. Turn the Beats Pill XL so the back is facing you ensuring the power is switched off.
  3. Access the IN port by pulling out then rotating the rubber cover to the left of the 'beats pill xl' logo. The IN port is located between the charging port and OUT ports.
  4. Connect the headphone socket on the iPhone 4 to the IN on the Beats Pill XL port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [3].
  5. Any sounds from the iPhone 4 will stop playing on the phone speaker and play on a Beats Pill XL instead.
  6. Switch on the speaker and you should hear music playing from the iPhone 4 to the Beats Pill XL. The Beats Pill XL and the iPhone 4 are now connected and can to be used to play audio.
Connecting a Beats Pill XL from the iPhone 4 using a stereo 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.apple.com/support/beats-pillxl-recall/ - Beats Pill XL official support site
  3. 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