How to connect the iPhone 5S to a Beats Pill

How to connect the devices using a cable and streaming music using bluetooth.

iPhone 5S

These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S. This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the iPhone 5S. Please note that this page refers 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

How to connect from the iPhone 5S to a Beats Pill wirelessly using Bluetooth

A step by step guide on how to connect the iPhone 5S to a Beats Pill wirelessly.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the iPhone 5S with a Beats Pill. First you need to turn on the Beats Pill by pressing and releasing the power button, the power button is located the top of the Beats Pill. Then press the 'b' for three seconds until the Bluetooth light located at the back of the Pill blinks white. This indicates that the speaker is in pairing mode.
  2. From the home screen on the iPhone open 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 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 wirelessly from the iPhone 5S. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application which can play audio will bring up a list of devices where you will be able to toggle between headphones, the loudspeaker and a Beats Pill. When the Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker has been paired with the iPhone 5S the light will glow solid white.
  5. In the future you can turn on the Beats Pill speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPhone 5S without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the light to glow solid white. The Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker can store up to 8 devices, when you turn it on it will try to connect with the most recent.
  6. For more details download the Beats Pill instruction manual [3] from the official Beats Pill support site [2].
How to connect from the iPhone 5S to a Beats Pill wirelessly using Bluetooth

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

Instructions on which cable to use to connect the iPhone 5S to a Beats Pill.

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPhone 5S to a Beats Pill using a cable to play audio. First locate the headphone socket at the bottom left of the phone.
  2. With the Beats Pill turned off locate the IN port found behind the speaker to the left of the power button.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPhone 5S to the IN on the Beats Pill port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [4].
  4. Any sounds from the iPhone 5S will stop playing on the phone speaker and play on a Beats Pill instead.
  5. After switching on the speaker you will be playing music from the iPhone 5S. The Beats Pill and the iPhone 5S are now connected and can to be used to play audio.
Connecting a Beats Pill from the iPhone 5S 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/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