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Sound Processor and App Compatibility

The tables below list the compatibility of Cochlear’s sound processors and apps, with various operating systems and devices.

Skip ahead to the Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor or Baha® 5 sound processors, or the Nucleus Smart App, Baha 5 Smart App, Baha Control App, Bring Back the Beat™ App.

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Sound processor compatibility

The following table lists the operating systems and devices* that are compatible with Cochlear sound processors.

Baha 5

Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor

Operating system

  • iOS 10 or later
  • Android Q (coming soon)

iPhone

  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5

iPad

  • iPad Pro (12.9-inch)
  • iPad Pro (10.5-inch)
  • iPad Pro (9.7-inch)
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad (4th generation)

iPod touch

  • iPod touch (6th generation)

Android™

  • Compatible Android devices that enable direct audio streaming are anticipated soon.*

*The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is the first cochlear implant sound processor that is compatible with Android's newest Operating System enabling direct audio streaming. Soon, Nucleus 7 Sound Processor recipients will be able to enjoy the direct streaming of phone calls, music, audio books, videos, and other sound experiences with compatible Android devices. It is anticipated that availability of compatible Android smartphones will begin to be released from late 2019.

Baha 5

Baha® 5 sound processors

Operating system

  • iOS 7 or later

iPhone

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5

iPad

  • iPad Pro (12.9-inch)
  • iPad Pro (9.7-inch)
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini with Retina display
  • iPad mini
  • iPad (4th generation)

iPod touch

  • iPod touch (5th generation)

Cochlear app compatibility

The following table lists the sound processors, operating systems and devices** that are compatible with the Cochlear Smart and Control apps

Nucleus Smart App Logo

Nucleus Smart App

Sound processor

  • Nucleus 7 Sound Processor

Operating system

  • iOS 10 or later
  • Android 5 (Lollipop) or later

iPhone

  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5

iPad

  • Not designed for iPad

iPod touch

  • iPod touch (6th generation)

Android

  • Google Pixel 3
  • Google Pixel
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • HTC U11
  • LG G6
  • Huawei P8 Lite
  • Motorola Moto G5
Baha 5 Smart App

Baha 5 Smart App

Sound processor

  • Baha 5 Sound Processor
  • Baha 5 Power Sound Processor
  • Baha 5 SuperPower Sound Processor

Operating system

  • iOS 10 or later
  • Android 5 (Lollipop) or later

iPhone

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s

iPad

  • Not designed for iPad

iPod touch

  • iPod touch (5th generation)

Android

  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
Baha Control App

Baha Control App

Sound processor

  • Baha 4 Sound Processor
  • Baha 5 Sound Processor
  • Baha 5 Power Sound Processor
  • Baha 5 SuperPower Sound Processor

Operating system

  • iOS 7 or later
  • Android 5 (Lollipop) or later

iPhone

  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5

iPad

  • Not designed for iPad

iPod touch

  • Not designed for iPod touch

Android

  • Certain Android smartphones
Bring Back the Beat App

Bring Back the Beat™ App (Available in U.S. only)

Sound processor

  • Compatible with all Cochlear sound processors

Operating system

  • iOS 11 or later
  • Android 6 (Marshmellow) or later

iPhone

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s

iPad

  • iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro (10.5-inch)
  • iPad Pro (9.7-inch)
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)

iPod touch

  • iPod touch (6th generation)

Android

  • Certain Android smartphones

 

 

Footnotes

Last Updated : 16 May 2019

** If your device is not on this list but uses Android 5.0 and Bluetooth 4.0, the Nucleus Smart App may still work, but we are not able to offer the same level of support in troubleshooting scenarios.

Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative.

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