How to connect the iPad Mini to a Beats Pill XL

A simple guide on how to pair the iPad Mini to a Beats Pill XL wirelessly and how to connect the devices using a cable.

iPad Mini

These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini. The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill XL speakers to the iPad Mini. Please note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill XL and not the smaller Beats Pill speakers, please visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats speakers. Before connecting the Beats Pill XL speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill XL firmware from the Beats Pill XL official support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Pairing the iPad Mini to a Beats Pill XL using Bluetooth

A simple guide showing how to connect the iPad Mini to a Beats Pill XL wirelessly using bluetooth.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair a Beats Pill XL with the iPad Mini. First you will need to turn on the Beats Pill XL by holding the power button, then press the 'b' button for 3 seconds until the LED quickly flashes. This indicates that the Beats Pill XL is in pairing mode and ready to connect to the iPad Mini.
  2. On the home screen of the iPad choose the Settings control panel, then go to the Bluetooth menu and turn on the Bluetooth option.
  3. Underneath select Beats Pill XL from the list of nearby devices to connect to the iPad, shortly afterwards it will then say "Paired" next to the name of the device.
  4. The Beats Pill XL and the iPad Mini are now ready to be used to play music. 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 XL. When the Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker has been paired the 'b' button will stop flashing and glow. In future you can turn on the Beats Pill speaker and it will automatically connect to the iPad Mini, simply turn both devices on and wait for the round 'b' to glow. The Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker can remember up to eight Bluetooth devices, when you turn it on it will try to connect with the most recent Bluetooth device. 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].
Pairing the iPad Mini to a Beats Pill XL using Bluetooth

Playing music on a Beats Pill XL from the iPad Mini using a stereo phone cable

Learn how to connect the iPad Mini to a Beats Pill XL.

  1. These instructions show you how to connect the iPad Mini to a Beats Pill XL using a cable to play music. First locate the headphone socket on the top right of the tablet.
  2. Turn the Beats Pill XL around so the back is facing you ensuring the power is switched off.
  3. Access the IN port by pulling then rotating the rubber port cover to the left of the 'beats pill xl' logo. The IN port is located between the charging port and OUT ports.
  4. Connect the headphone socket on the iPad Mini to the IN on the Beats Pill XL port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [3].
  5. Any sounds from the iPad will stop playing on the loudspeaker and play on a Beats Pill XL instead.
  6. Switch on the speaker and you will hear music playing from the iPad Mini to the Beats Pill XL. The Beats Pill XL and the iPad Mini are now connected and can to be used to play audio.
Playing music on a Beats Pill XL from the iPad Mini using a stereo 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.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