How to connect the iPhone 5 to a Beats Pill 2

A simple guide on how to connect the iPhone 5 to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly using bluetooth and playing music using a cable.

iPhone 5

These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5. The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the iPhone 5. Note that this page refers 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 you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Connect a Beats Pill 2 from the iPhone 5 using Bluetooth

A step by step guide on how to stream music using the iPhone 5 to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly using bluetooth.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the iPhone 5 with a Beats Pill 2. First you need to turn on the Beats Pill 2.0 by holding the power button, hold the 'b' logo for 3 seconds until the 'b' quickly flashes. This indicates that the Beats Pill 2.0 is in pairing mode.
  2. From the home screen on the iPhone open 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 5. 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 2. When the Beats Pill has been paired the 'b' will stop flashing and glow. Next time you can turn on the Beats Pill and it will automatically connect to the iPhone 5 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 with up to 8 Bluetooth devices, each time it is turned on it will try to connect with the most recent. Holding the 'b' again for 3 seconds will disconnect the current active Bluetooth session. For more details download the Beats Pill 2 instruction manual [3] from the official Beats Pill support site [2].
Connect a Beats Pill 2 from the iPhone 5 using Bluetooth

Connecting a Beats Pill 2 from the iPhone 5 using a cable

Learn the correct cable to use to connect the iPhone 5 to a Beats Pill 2.

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPhone 5 to a Beats Pill 2 using a cable to play music. Locate the headphone socket on the bottom of the phone.
  2. Make sure the device is turned off then locate the IN port located at the back of the speaker between the OUT port and the power button.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPhone 5 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 5 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 5 to the Beats Pill 2. The Beats Pill 2 and the iPhone 5 are now connected and can to be used to play audio.
Connecting a Beats Pill 2 from the iPhone 5 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