To use the Made for iPhone hearing aids, you need one of these devices with iOS 7 or later:
- iPhone 4s and later
- iPad Pro
- iPad Air and later
- iPad (4th generation)
- iPad mini and later
- iPod touch (5th generation) and later
Find out which hearing aids are compatible with your iOS device.
Pair and connect
When you pair a Made for iPhone hearing aid to your iOS device, audio from your iOS device goes to your hearing aid. If you turn off your hearing aid, you need to reconnect it when you want to use it with your iOS device again.
To pair your hearing aid, follow these steps:
- Open your hearing aid's battery doors.
- On your iOS device, tap Settings > General > Accessibility > Hearing > MFi Hearing Aids.
- If Bluetooth is off, turn it on under Devices.
- Close your hearing aid's battery doors. Your iOS device will search for your hearing aid.
- Under Devices, tap the name of your hearing aid.
- Tap Pair when you see the pairing request on the screen. If you have two hearing aids, you'll get two requests. Pairing could take up to a minute.
You can start using your hearing aid when you see it under Devices with a check mark. Control on Lock Screen will be on. Leave it on to control your hearing aid from the Lock screen (using the Accessibility Shortcut) and from Control Center.
Pair with more than one device
When you pair your hearing aids with more than one iOS device, the connection for your hearing aids switches from one device to the other when you use audio. The connection also switches when you receive a call on your iPhone. If you make changes to your hearing aid settings on one device, they're sent to your other iOS devices.
To pair with another iOS device, follow these steps:
- Make sure all iOS devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID.
- Follow the steps for how to pair your hearing aid.
Connect when you turn on your hearing device
When you turn off your hearing aid, it disconnects from your iOS device. When you turn on your hearing aid, open and close the battery doors on your hearing aid to connect again.
Control your MFi hearing aid
You can use your iOS device to see your hearing aid's battery life, adjust the volume, turn on Live Listen, and more. To control your hearing aid, use Settings or the Accessibility Shortcut.
Set preferences for features that you control with your iOS device by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > Hearing. Then tap MFi Hearing Aids.
You can play ringtones through connected hearing devices.
Choose the default device for audio playback.
Control Nearby Devices
Use your iOS device to adjust the settings of hearing aids that are on the same WiFi network and connected to your iCloud account.
Continue listening to media through your hearing aid when you switch between your iOS devices. For example, if your hearing aid is connected to your iPhone but you start watching a movie on your iPad, the hearing aid automatically switches to the iPad.
Control on Lock Screen
Quickly make preset and volume adjustments on your hearing aid right from the Lock Screen on your iOS device. Just triple click the Home button.
Learn more about compatibility with other hearing aids.
Compatible hearing devices
- AGXsp 2
- Beltone Boost
- Beltone First
- Beltone Legend
- Beltone Boost Plus
- Beltone Silk
- Beltone Trust
- Baha 5
- Baha 5 Power
- Baha 5 SuperPower
- Nucleus 7 Sound Processor
- Danavox Aio
- Danavox Gala
- Danavox Logar
- EarLens Processor
- KS 6.0
- Kinnect 2
- ReSound Cala
- ReSound ENZO
- ReSound ENZO2
- ReSound ENZO 3D
- ReSound Forte
- ReSound Lancio
- ReSound LiNX
- ReSound LiNX TS
- ReSound LiNX2
- ReSound LiNX 3D
- ReSound Sola
- ReSound SOUSA Fine
- ReSound Up Smart
- Motion BT
- Pure BT
- Halo 2
- Udito Finissimo
- Grand Audition