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

How to connect the devices using a cable and streaming wirelessly.

iPhone 5S

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

How to pair to a Beats Pill XL from the iPhone 5S using Bluetooth

Step by step instructions on how to connect the iPhone 5S to a Beats Pill XL wirelessly.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the iPhone 5S with a Beats Pill XL. First you will need to turn on the Beats Pill XL by pressing and releasing the power button, hold the round 'b' for 3 seconds until the light flashes. This indicates that the Beats Pill XL is in pairing mode and ready to connect to the iPhone 5S.
  2. From the home screen on 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 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 5S are now ready to be used to play music. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application which 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 Bluetooth speaker has been paired the round 'b' logo will glow. Next time you can turn on the Beats Pill speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPhone 5S without needing to pair again, turn both devices on and wait for the round 'b' logo to glow. The Beats Pill can connect with up to 8 Bluetooth devices, when you turn it on it will attempt to connect with the most recent. Holding the 'b' logo again for 3 seconds will disconnect the current active Bluetooth session.For more details go to the Beats Pill XL official support site [2] to download the Beats Pill XL support site [2].
How to pair to a Beats Pill XL from the iPhone 5S using Bluetooth

How to connect a Beats Pill XL from the iPhone 5S using a cable

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

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPhone 5S to a Beats Pill XL using a cable to play audio. First locate the headphone socket on the base of the iPhone.
  2. Turn the Beats Pill XL around so the back is facing you making sure the power is switched off.
  3. Access the IN port by pulling and rotating the rubber cover to the left of the 'beats pill xl' logo. The IN port is located to the left of the OUT port.
  4. Connect the headphone socket on the iPhone 5S 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 5S will stop playing on the phone speaker and play on a Beats Pill XL instead.
  6. Turn on the speaker and you will hear music playing from the iPhone 5S to the Beats Pill XL. You can now play audio on a Beats Pill XL from the iPhone 5S.
How to connect a Beats Pill XL 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.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