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

Which cable to use to play audio and connecting via bluetooth.

iPhone 6 Plus

These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus. The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill XL speakers to your iPhone 6 Plus. 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 the Beats Pill XL speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill XL firmware from the Beats Pill XL official support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

How to pair the iPhone 6 Plus to a Beats Pill XL wirelessly using Bluetooth

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

  1. Follow these steps to pair the iPhone 6 Plus with a Beats Pill XL. First turn on the Beats Pill XL by holding the power button, hold the 'b' logo for 3 seconds until the light quickly flashes. This indicates that the Bluetooth speaker is in pairing mode and ready to connect to the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. From the home screen on the phone open 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 6 Plus are paired and ready to be used to play music. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application which plays audio will bring up a list of devices where you will be able to toggle between headphones, the loudspeaker and a Beats Pill XL. When the Beats Pill XL has been paired to the iPhone 6 Plus the round 'b' will glow. Next time you can turn on the Beats Pill XL and it will automatically connect to the iPhone 6 Plus, simply turn both devices on and wait for the round 'b' to glow. The Beats Pill can pair with 8 devices, each time it is turned on it will try to connect with the most recent. Holding the 'b' again for 3 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].
How to pair the iPhone 6 Plus to a Beats Pill XL wirelessly using Bluetooth

How to connect a Beats Pill XL from the iPhone 6 Plus using a cable

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

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Beats Pill XL using a cable to play music. First locate the headphone socket on the foot of the phone.
  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 port cover to the left of the 'beats pill xl' logo. The IN port is found between the charging port and OUT ports.
  4. Connect the headphone socket on the iPhone 6 Plus 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 6 Plus will stop playing on the phone speaker and play on a Beats Pill XL instead.
  6. Switch on the speaker and you will hear music playing from the iPhone 6 Plus to the Beats Pill XL. You can now play audio on a Beats Pill XL from the iPhone 6 Plus.
How to connect a Beats Pill XL from the iPhone 6 Plus 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