How to connect the iPhone 4S to a Beats Pill

Simple instructions on how to connect the iPhone 4S to a Beats Pill wirelessly and playing music using a cable.

iPhone 4S

These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S. The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your iPhone 4S. 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 you connect 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 updater tool.

Pairing a Beats Pill to the iPhone 4S using Bluetooth

Step by step instructions on how to connect the iPhone 4S to a Beats Pill wirelessly using bluetooth.

  1. Follow these steps to pair a Beats Pill with the iPhone 4S. First turn on the Beats Pill by holding the power button, you'll find the power button located the top of the Beats Pill. Then press and hold the 'b' for three seconds until the Bluetooth LED located at the rear of the Pill flashes white. This indicates that the Beats Pill speaker is in pairing mode.
  2. From the home screen on the iPhone 4S open Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn on the Bluetooth option.
  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. You can now play music on a Beats Pill wirelessly from the iPhone 4S. 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. When the Bluetooth speaker has been paired the LED will stop flashing and glow white.
  5. In the future you can turn on the Bluetooth speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPhone 4S without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the LED to glow solid white. The Beats Pill can store 8 Bluetooth devices, each time it is turned 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].
Pairing a Beats Pill to the iPhone 4S using Bluetooth

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

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

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPhone 4S to a Beats Pill using a cable to play music. Locate the headphone socket at the top of the iPhone 4S.
  2. With the Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker turned off locate the IN port located behind the speaker between the OUT port and the power button.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPhone 4S 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 4S will stop playing on the phone speaker and play on a Beats Pill instead.
  5. After switching on the speaker you will be playing music from the iPhone 4S. You can now play audio on a Beats Pill from the iPhone 4S.
How to play music on a Beats Pill from the iPhone 4S 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/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