How to connect the iPhone 4S to a Beats Pill 2

Playing music using a cable and connecting wirelessly.

iPhone 4S

These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S. The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the iPhone 4S. Note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, 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 from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Connect the iPhone 4S to a Beats Pill 2 using Bluetooth

A simple guide on how to connect the iPhone 4S to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly using bluetooth.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair the iPhone 4S with a Beats Pill 2. First you need to turn on the Beats Pill 2.0 by holding the power button, then press the 'b' button for 3 seconds until the light quickly flashes. This indicates that the speaker is in pairing mode.
  2. From the home screen on the iPhone choose the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn on the Bluetooth option.
  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. You can now play music on a Beats Pill 2 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'll be able to toggle between headphones, the loudspeaker and a Beats Pill 2. When the Bluetooth speaker has been paired to the iPhone 4S the 'b' logo will stop flashing and glow. In future you can turn on the Beats Pill speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPhone 4S without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the 'b' button to light up. The Beats Pill speaker can connect to up to eight Bluetooth devices, when first turned on it will try to connect with the most recent Bluetooth device. Holding the 'b' 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].
Connect the iPhone 4S to a Beats Pill 2 using Bluetooth

Connecting a Beats Pill 2 from the iPhone 4S using a cable

Learn the correct cable to use to connect the iPhone 4S to a Beats Pill 2.

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPhone 4S to a Beats Pill 2 using a cable to play music. Locate the headphone socket on the top 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 4S 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 4S 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 4S to the Beats Pill 2. The Beats Pill 2 and the iPhone 4S are now connected and can to be used to play audio.
Connecting a Beats Pill 2 from the iPhone 4S using a 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