How to connect the iPhone 6 to a Beats Pill

A simple guide on how to connect the iPhone 6 to a Beats Pill wirelessly using bluetooth and how to connect the devices using a cable.

iPhone 6

These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6. The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your iPhone 6. 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Connect a Beats Pill from the iPhone 6 using Bluetooth

Step by step instructions showing how to play music from the iPhone 6 to a Beats Pill wirelessly.

  1. Follow these steps to pair the iPhone 6 with a Beats Pill. First turn on the Beats Pill by holding the power button, you can find the power button located the top of the Beats Pill. Then press the 'b' for 3 seconds until the Bluetooth LED located at the rear of the Pill blinks white. This indicates that the Bluetooth speaker is in pairing mode.
  2. From the home screen on the iPhone 6 choose the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn on the Bluetooth option.
  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 6. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application that plays audio will bring up a list of devices where you'll be able to toggle between headphones, the loudspeaker and a Beats Pill. When the Beats Pill has been paired the LED will glow solid white.
  5. In the future you can turn on the Bluetooth speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPhone 6 without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the Bluetooth LED to glow. The Beats Pill speaker can store up to 8 Bluetooth devices, each time it is turned on it will try to connect with the most recent.
  6. For more details go to the official Beats Pill support site [2] to download the Beats Pill instruction manual [3].
Connect a Beats Pill from the iPhone 6 using Bluetooth

How to play audio on a Beats Pill from the iPhone 6 using a standard cable

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

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up the iPhone 6 to a Beats Pill using a cable to play audio. First locate the headphone socket on the base of the iPhone 6.
  2. With the device turned off locate the IN port located behind the speaker to the left of the power button.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPhone 6 to the IN on the Beats Pill port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [4].
  4. Any audio from the iPhone 6 will stop playing on the phone speaker and play on a Beats Pill instead.
  5. After turning on the speaker you should be playing music from the iPhone 6. The Beats Pill and the iPhone 6 are now connected and ready to be used to play audio.
How to play audio on a Beats Pill from the iPhone 6 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. http://www.beatsbydre.com/support/troubleshooting/sound-troubleshooting-speakers.html - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aajh_prd/on/demandware.static/Sites-beats-Site/Sites-beats-Library/en_US/v1421688850986/support/manuals/pill-user-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