How to connect any mobile phone to a Beats Pill 2

Simple instructions on how to pair any mobile phone to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly and playing audio using a cable.

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These instructions are for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For a specific mobile phone please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the mobile phone. Please 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 connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [1] using the Beats updater tool.

How to pair to a Beats Pill 2 from any mobile phone wirelessly using Bluetooth

A simple guide showing how to connect any mobile phone to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly using bluetooth.

  1. Follow these steps to pair a Beats Pill 2 with any mobile phone. First you need to turn on the Beats Pill 2.0 by pressing and releasing the power button, hold the round 'b' logo for three seconds until the light flashes. This indicates that the Bluetooth speaker is in pairing mode.
  2. These instructions assume your phone is able to stream music using Bluetooth. As all mobile phones are different please visit the mobile phones page to see if your specific make and model is listed first. If the mobile phone is not on the list but supports Bluetooth A2DP streaming then select the settings or options page on the phone, look for the Bluetooth menu and turn on the Bluetooth option.
  3. Select the Beats Pill 2 from the list of nearby bluetooth devices to connect to the phone.
  4. You can now play music on a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly from any mobile phone. When the Beats Pill speaker has been paired the round 'b' button will stop flashing and glow. In the future you can turn on the Beats Pill speaker and it will automatically connect to the mobile phone without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the round 'b' button to glow. The Beats Pill speaker can connect to up to 8 Bluetooth devices, each time it is turned on it will try to connect with the most recent. Holding the 'b' logo again for 3 seconds will disconnect the current active Bluetooth session. For more details download the Beats Pill 2 instruction manual [2] from the official Beats Pill support site [1].
How to pair to a Beats Pill 2 from any mobile phone wirelessly using Bluetooth

How to connect a Beats Pill 2 from any mobile phone using a cable

Discover which cable you should use to connect any mobile phone to a Beats Pill 2.

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up any mobile phone to a Beats Pill 2 using a cable to play audio.
  2. Locate the headphone socket on your mobile phone. It is a small round socket on your phone which is 3.5mm wide, you may need to refer to your phone's instruction manual to find this. It is sometimes referred to as a headphone jack, 3.5mm jack or 3.5mm phone connector [3].
  3. Make sure the speaker is turned off then locate the IN port located at the rear of the speaker between the OUT port and the power button.
  4. Connect the headphone socket on the mobile phone to the IN on the Beats Pill 2 port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [4].
  5. Any audio being played on the mobile phone should stop playing on the phone speaker and will play on a Beats Pill 2 instead.
  6. Switch on the speaker and you will hear music playing from the mobile phone to the Beats Pill 2. The Beats Pill 2 and the mobile phone are now ready to be used to play audio.
How to connect a Beats Pill 2 from any mobile phone using a cable

See also

  1. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/content/dam/beats-support/global/quick-start-guides/pill-2-quick-start-guide-americas.pdf - Beats Pill 2 instruction manual
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phone_connector_(audio) - 3.5mm phone connector
  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