Set up and use your Beats Pill speaker - Apple Support (2024)

Learn how to charge, pair, and use your Beats Pill.

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Charge Beats Pill

Pair Beats Pill

Use Beats Pill

Charge your Beats Pill

Your Beats Pill can play for up to 24 hours with a full charge.1 When you turn your Beats Pill on or off, the light flashes white if the battery is charged to at least 10 percent of its full capacity, or red if the battery is charged to less than 10 percent.

Plug your Beats Pill into a power source using a USB-C cable.

  • As your Beats Pill charges, the light shines green.

  • When charging is complete, the light shines white for 10 seconds, then turns off.

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Use your Beats Pill to charge your other devices

You can use the Charge Out feature on your Beats Pill to charge your other devices, such as your phone, your earphones, or your laptop.

To charge another device:

  1. Plug one end of the USB-C cable into your Beats Pill.

  2. Plug the other end of the USB-C cable into your other device.

If you want to use your device to charge your Beats Pill instead, press the power button on your Beats Pill three times.

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Pair your Beats Pill

Pair your Beats Pill with an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch

  1. Make sure that your Beats Pill is charged.

  2. Press the power button on your Beats Pill to turn it on. The light next to the power button pulses to indicate that the Beats Pill is in discovery mode, ready to be paired. If it doesn't pulse, hold down the power button for 3 seconds to enter discovery mode.

  3. On your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, go to Settings > Bluetooth. Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on.

  4. Select your Beats Pill from the list of Bluetooth devices.

Pair your Beats Pill with an Android device:

  1. Make sure that your Beats Pill is charged.

  2. Press the power button on your Beats Pill to turn it on. The light next to the power button pulses to indicate that the Beats Pill is in discovery mode, ready to be paired. If it doesn't pulse, hold down the power button for 3 seconds to enter discovery mode.

  3. On your Android device, go to Bluetooth settings and make sure that Bluetooth is turned on.

  4. Select your Beats Pill from the list of Bluetooth devices.

Pair your Beats Pill with a Mac:

  1. Make sure that your Beats Pill is charged.

  2. Press the power button on your Beats Pill to turn it on. The light next to the power button pulses to indicate that the Beats Pill is in discovery mode, ready to be paired. If it doesn't pulse, hold down the power button for 3 seconds to enter discovery mode.

  3. On your Mac device, choose Apple menu > System Settings, then click Bluetooth in the sidebar.

  4. Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on.

  5. Select your Beats Pill from the list of Bluetooth devices.

Use your Beats Pill

You can use the buttons on your Beats Pill to play music, change the volume, answer phone calls, and more.

Play music

  • To play or pause audio, press the center button once.

  • To skip to the next track, press the center button twice.

  • To listen to the previous track, press the center button three times.

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Change the volume

  • To turn up the volume, press the volume up button once.

  • To turn down the volume, press the volume down button once.

  • To turn up the volume continuously, press and hold the volume up button.

  • To turn down the volume continuously, press and hold the volume down button.

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Answer phone calls

To answer phone calls with your Beats Pill, pair your Pill with your phone.

  • To answer incoming calls, press the center button once.

  • Press the center button once or twice to end a call, depending on your settings.

  • To transfer the audio of a phone call from your phone to your Beats Pill, press the center button twice.

  • To answer a second call and place the first call on hold, press the center button. Press it again to switch between calls.

  • To decline an incoming call, press the center button twice.

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Listen with USB-C audio

You can connect your Beats Pill and another USB-C device, such as an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, with a USB-C to USB-C cable to listen to music, including lossless audio.

  • To listen to audio on Beats Pill with a USB-C wired connection, hold the power button while plugging in your Beats Pill to another USB-C source.

  • When you unplug your Beats Pill, the speaker will power off automatically.

1. Testing conducted by Apple in April 2024 using preproduction Beats Pill units and software paired with iPhone 15 Pro units and prerelease software. The playlist consisted of 358 unique audio tracks purchased from the iTunes Store (256-Kbps AAC encoding). Volume was set to 50%. Testing consisted of full Beats Pill battery discharge while playing audio until Beats Pill stopped playback. Battery life depends on device settings, environment, usage, and many other factors.

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