How to connect the iPhone 5C to a Beats Pill 2

Simple instructions on how to play music from the iPhone 5C to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly with bluetooth and which cable to use to play audio.

iPhone 5C

These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C. This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the iPhone 5C. Please note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, please 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 Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Connect the iPhone 5C to a Beats Pill 2 using Bluetooth

Simple instructions showing how to play music from the iPhone 5C to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly with bluetooth.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the iPhone 5C with a Beats Pill 2. First turn on the Beats Pill 2.0 by pressing and releasing the power button, then press and hold the round 'b' logo for three seconds until the light blinks. This indicates that the Bluetooth speaker is in pairing mode.
  2. On the home screen of the iPhone select 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 pair with the iPhone, it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. The Beats Pill 2 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 will be able to toggle between headphones, the loudspeaker and a Beats Pill 2. When the Beats Pill speaker has been paired the 'b' button will stop flashing and glow. In future you can turn on the Beats Pill speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPhone 5C without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the 'b' logo to light up. The Beats Pill can connect to eight devices, when you turn it on it will try to connect with the the iPhone 5C unless you connection another device. 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 the iPhone 5C to a Beats Pill 2 using Bluetooth

How to play music on a Beats Pill 2 from the iPhone 5C using a standard cable

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

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPhone 5C to a Beats Pill 2 using a cable to play audio. First locate the headphone socket on the foot of the phone.
  2. Make sure the device is turned off then locate the IN port located 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 2 port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [4].
  4. Any sounds from the iPhone 5C will stop playing on the phone speaker and play on a Beats Pill 2 instead.
  5. Switch on the speaker and you should hear music playing from the iPhone 5C to the Beats Pill 2. You can now play audio on a Beats Pill 2 from the iPhone 5C.
How to play music on a Beats Pill 2 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/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