How to connect the iPhone to a Beats Pill

Learn the correct cable to use to connect the iPhone to a Beats Pill.

iPhone

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your iPhone. Please note that these instructions refer 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 you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Playing music on a Beats Pill from the iPhone using a stereo cable

Learn the correct cable to use to connect the iPhone to a Beats Pill.

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPhone to a Beats Pill using a cable to play audio. Locate the headphone socket at the top of the phone.
  2. With the Bluetooth speaker turned off 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 to the IN on the Beats Pill port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [3].
  4. Any sounds from the iPhone will stop playing on the phone speaker and play on a Beats Pill instead.
  5. After turning on the speaker you will be playing music from the iPhone. You can now play audio on a Beats Pill from the iPhone.
Playing music on a Beats Pill from the iPhone using a stereo cable

See also

  1. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill 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