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

A step by step guide showing how to pair the iPhone 5C to a Beats Pill XL wirelessly with bluetooth and which cable to use to play audio.

iPhone 5C

These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C. The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill XL speakers to the iPhone 5C. Please note that this page refers to the Beats Pill XL and not the smaller Beats Pill speakers, visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of the latest Beats speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill XL speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill XL firmware from the Beats Pill XL official support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Pairing the iPhone 5C to a Beats Pill XL using Bluetooth

A step by step guide on how to play music from the iPhone 5C to a Beats Pill XL wirelessly using bluetooth.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair the iPhone 5C with a Beats Pill XL. First turn on the Beats Pill XL by pressing and releasing the power button, hold the round 'b' logo for 3 seconds until the button flashes. This indicates that the Bluetooth speaker is in pairing mode and ready to connect to the iPhone 5C.
  2. On the home screen of the iPhone 5C select the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn the Bluetooth option on.
  3. Underneath select Beats Pill XL 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 XL and the iPhone 5C are paired and ready to be used to play music. 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 XL. When the Beats Pill XL speaker has been paired with the iPhone 5C the round 'b' logo will stop flashing and glow. Next time you can turn on the Bluetooth speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPhone 5C without needing to pair again, simply turn both devices on and wait for the round 'b' logo to glow. The Beats Pill speaker can connect with eight Bluetooth devices, when first turned on it will try to connect with the most recent Bluetooth device. Holding the 'b' button again for three seconds will disconnect the current active Bluetooth session.For more details download the Beats Pill XL support site [2] from the Beats Pill XL official support site [2].
Pairing the iPhone 5C to a Beats Pill XL using Bluetooth

Playing music on a Beats Pill XL from the iPhone 5C using a phone cable

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

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPhone 5C to a Beats Pill XL using a cable to play music. First locate the headphone socket at the bottom left of the phone.
  2. Turn the Beats Pill XL round so the back is facing you making sure the power is switched off.
  3. Access the IN port by pulling out and rotating the rubber port cover to the left of the 'beats pill xl' logo. The IN port is located between the power and OUT ports.
  4. Connect the headphone socket on the iPhone 5C to the IN on the Beats Pill XL port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [3].
  5. Any audio from the iPhone 5C will stop playing on the phone speaker and play on a Beats Pill XL instead.
  6. Turn on the speaker and you should hear music playing from the iPhone 5C to the Beats Pill XL. The Beats Pill XL and the iPhone 5C are now connected and can to be used to play audio.
Playing music on a Beats Pill XL from the iPhone 5C using a phone 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.apple.com/support/beats-pillxl-recall/ - Beats Pill XL official support site
  3. 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