Use Made for iPhone hearing aids

Made for iPhone hearing aids can help you hear more clearly on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Learn how to pair your Made for iPhone hearing aid to your iOS device, control it, and more.

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:

  1. Open your hearing aid's battery doors.
  2. On your iOS device, tap Settings > General > Accessibility > Hearing > MFi Hearing Aids.
  3. If Bluetooth is off, turn it on under Devices.
  4. Close your hearing aid's battery doors. Your iOS device will search for your hearing aid.
  5. Under Devices, tap the name of your hearing aid.
  6. 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:

  1. Make sure all iOS devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID.
  2. 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.

Play Ringtones
You can play ringtones through connected hearing devices.

Audio Routing
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.

Audio Handoff
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.

     

You can also tap your hearing aid's name in Settings to:

  • View battery life
  • Adjust volume levels for either or both hearing aids
  • Choose an audio preset
  • Turn on Live Listen
  • Unpair your hearing aid

Learn how to use the Accessibility Shortcut to control your hearing aids.

Learn more

Learn more about compatibility with other hearing aids.

Compatible hearing devices

Audibel

  • A3i
  • A4i

 

Audigy

  • AGXsp
  • AGXsp 2
  • AGXR

 

Audika

  • First
  • Legend

 

Auris

  • Øre

 

Beltone

  • Beltone Boost
  • Beltone First
  • Beltone Legend
  • Beltone Boost Plus
  • Beltone Silk
  • Beltone Trust

 

Bernafon

  • Zerena

 

Cochlear

  • Baha 5
  • Baha 5 Power
  • Baha 5 SuperPower
  • Nucleus 7 Sound Processor

 

Concept

  • Complete

 

Danavox

  • Danavox Aio
  • Danavox Gala
  • Danavox Logar

EarLens

  • EarLens Processor

 

eMeritus

  • eMeritus

 

HearFocus

  • HearFocus

 

Intela-Hear

  • Atom

 

Interton

  • Centro

 

Kind

  • KINDnido

 

Kirkland Signature

  • KS 6.0

 

MicroTech

  • Kinnect
  • Kinnect 2

 

NuEar

  • iSDS
  • iNOW

 

Optima

  • Deuce

 

Oticon

  • Opn

 

ReSound

  • 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

 

Signia

  • Motion BT
  • Pure BT

 

Sonic

  • Enchant

 

Starkey

  • Halo
  • Halo 2

 

TruHearing

  • Flyte

 

Udisens

  • Udisens

 

Udio Finissimo

  • Udito Finissimo

 

Widex

  • Aquitis
  • Beyond
  • EarQ
  • Grand Audition

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