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

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

iPhone 5S

These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S. These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your iPhone 5S. Please note that these instructions refer 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 connecting 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.

Pairing the iPhone 5S to a Beats Pill 2 using Bluetooth

A simple guide showing how to pair the iPhone 5S to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly using bluetooth.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the iPhone 5S with a Beats Pill 2. First turn on the Beats Pill 2.0 by holding the power button, hold the 'b' button for three seconds until the LED flashes. This indicates that the Beats Pill speaker is in pairing mode.
  2. From the home screen on the iPhone 5S open 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 5S. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application that 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 2. When the speaker has been paired the round 'b' logo will glow. Next time you can turn on the speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPhone 5S without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the 'b' button to glow. The Beats Pill speaker can remember eight devices, when first turned on it will attempt to connect with the most recent. Holding the 'b' again for 3 seconds will disconnect the current active Bluetooth session. For more details go to the official Beats Pill support site [2] to download the Beats Pill 2 instruction manual [3].
Pairing the iPhone 5S to a Beats Pill 2 using Bluetooth

How to play audio on a Beats Pill 2 from the iPhone 5S using a standard cable

Learn how to connect the iPhone 5S to a Beats Pill 2.

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPhone 5S to a Beats Pill 2 using a cable to play audio. First locate the headphone socket at the foot of the iPhone 5S.
  2. Make sure the device is turned off then locate the IN port located at the back of the speaker next to the OUT port.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPhone 5S 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 5S 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 5S to the Beats Pill 2. The Beats Pill 2 and the iPhone 5S are now connected and can to be used to play audio.
How to play audio on a Beats Pill 2 from the iPhone 5S 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