How to connect an iPad Air 2 to a Beats Pill 2

A simple guide on how to connect an iPad Air 2 to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly using bluetooth and how to connect the devices using a cable.

iPad Air 2

These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2. The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your iPad Air 2. Note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, 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 Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Pairing a Beats Pill 2 to an iPad Air 2 using Bluetooth

Simple instructions on how to stream music using an iPad Air 2 to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly using bluetooth.

  1. Follow these steps to pair a Beats Pill 2 with an iPad Air 2. First turn on the Beats Pill 2.0 by pressing and releasing the power button, then press and hold the round 'b' for three seconds until the button blinks. This indicates that the Beats Pill 2 is in pairing mode.
  2. From the home screen on an iPad Air 2 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 iPad, shortly afterwards it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. You can now play music on a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly from an iPad Air 2. Tapping on the AirPlay icon in any iOS application that can play audio will bring up a list of devices where you will be able to toggle between headphones, the loudspeaker and a Beats Pill 2. When the Beats Pill has been paired with the iPad Air 2 the round 'b' logo will glow. In future you can turn on the Bluetooth speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPad Air 2 without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the 'b' to light up. The Beats Pill can pair with 8 devices, each time it is turned on it will attempt to connect with the most recent. Holding the 'b' logo again for 3 seconds will forget the current active Bluetooth session. For more details download the Beats Pill 2 instruction manual [3] from the official Beats Pill support site [2].
Pairing a Beats Pill 2 to an iPad Air 2 using Bluetooth

Playing audio on a Beats Pill 2 from an iPad Air 2 using a phone cable

Learn which cable to use to connect an iPad Air 2 to a Beats Pill 2.

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up an iPad Air 2 to a Beats Pill 2 using a cable to play audio. Firstly locate the headphone socket on the top of the iPad Air 2.
  2. Make sure the Bluetooth speaker is turned off then locate the IN port located at the back of the speaker to the left of the power button.
  3. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad Air 2 to the IN on the Beats Pill 2 port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [4].
  4. From now on any audio from an iPad Air 2the tablet will stop playing on the speaker and play on a Beats Pill 2 instead.
  5. Turn on the speaker and you should hear music playing from the iPad Air 2 to the Beats Pill 2. The Beats Pill 2 and the iPad Air 2 are now connected and ready to be used to play audio.
Playing audio on a Beats Pill 2 from an iPad Air 2 using a phone cable

See also

  1. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad 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