How to connect the iPhone 5C to a Beats Pill

How to connect the devices using a cable and connecting via bluetooth.

iPhone 5C

These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C. The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your iPhone 5C. Please note that these instructions refer 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 connecting Beats Pill 2 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

How to play music on a Beats Pill from the iPhone 5C using Bluetooth

Simple instructions on how to pair the iPhone 5C to a Beats Pill wirelessly using bluetooth.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the iPhone 5C with a Beats Pill. First you will need to turn on the Beats Pill by pressing and releasing the power button, you'll find the power button located the top of the speaker. Then press the 'b' for around three seconds until the Bluetooth LED located at the rear of the Pill flashes white. This indicates that the Beats Pill 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 from the list of nearby devices to pair with the iPhone, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. The Beats Pill and the iPhone 5C are now ready to be used to play music. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application which plays audio will bring up a list of devices where you'll be able to toggle between headphones, the loudspeaker and a Beats Pill. When the Bluetooth speaker has been paired the Bluetooth LED will glow white.
  5. In future you can turn on the Bluetooth speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPhone 5C without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the light to glow white. The Beats Pill speaker can store up to eight devices, each time it is turned on it will try to connect with the the iPhone 5C unless you connection another device.
  6. For more details download the Beats Pill instruction manual [3] from the official Beats Pill support site [2].
How to play music on a Beats Pill from the iPhone 5C using Bluetooth

How to play audio on a Beats Pill from the iPhone 5C using a standard cable

Learn how to connect the iPhone 5C to a Beats Pill.

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPhone 5C to a Beats Pill using a cable to play music. First locate the headphone socket on the foot of the phone.
  2. With the device turned off 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 5C 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 5C will stop playing on the phone speaker and play on a Beats Pill instead.
  5. After turning on the speaker you will be playing music from the iPhone 5C. You can now play audio on a Beats Pill from the iPhone 5C.
How to play audio on a Beats Pill from the iPhone 5C 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