How to connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Beats Pill 2

Simple instructions showing how to connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly and how to connect the devices using a cable.

iPhone 6 Plus

These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus. These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your iPhone 6 Plus. Note that these instructions refer 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 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Pairing a Beats Pill 2 to the iPhone 6 Plus using Bluetooth

Step by step instructions showing how to pair the iPhone 6 Plus to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly with bluetooth.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair the iPhone 6 Plus with a Beats Pill 2. First turn on the Beats Pill 2.0 by pressing and releasing the power button, hold the round 'b' button for 3 seconds until the button flashes. This indicates that the Bluetooth speaker is in pairing mode.
  2. From the home screen on the iPhone open Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn the Bluetooth option on.
  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 6 Plus are now 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 2. When the Beats Pill has been paired the 'b' will glow. In future you can turn on the speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPhone 6 Plus without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the round 'b' button to light up. The Beats Pill can remember up to 8 devices, when first turned on it will attempt to connect with the the iPhone 6 Plus unless you connection another device. Holding the 'b' again for 3 seconds will forget 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 a Beats Pill 2 to the iPhone 6 Plus using Bluetooth

Playing music on a Beats Pill 2 from the iPhone 6 Plus using a phone cable

Instructions on which cable to use to connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Beats Pill 2.

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Beats Pill 2 using a cable to play music. First locate the headphone socket at the base of the phone.
  2. Make sure the speaker is turned off then locate the IN port found at the back of the speaker between the OUT port and the power button.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPhone 6 Plus 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 6 Plus will stop playing on the phone speaker and play on a Beats Pill 2 instead.
  5. Turn on the speaker and you should hear music playing from the iPhone 6 Plus to the Beats Pill 2. You can now play audio on a Beats Pill 2 from the iPhone 6 Plus.
Playing music on a Beats Pill 2 from the iPhone 6 Plus 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.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