What is iBeacon?
iBeacon works with Location Services in iOS. With iBeacon, your iOS device can alert apps when you approach or leave a location. In addition to monitoring your location, an app knows when you’re close to an iBeacon, like a checkout counter in a retail store. Instead of using latitude and longitude to determine your location, iBeacon uses a Bluetooth low energy signal that is detected by your iOS device. Visit the official Bluetooth website to learn more about Bluetooth technology.
What do I need to use iBeacon?
To use iBeacon, you need Bluetooth turned on and one of these devices with iOS 7 or later:
- iPhone 4s or later
- iPad (3rd generation) or later
- iPad mini or later
- iPod touch (5th generation) or later
To choose which apps and system services work with iBeacon, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services.