Nucleus® smartphone compatibility

Connect with the people you love and the world around you – all from a compatible Apple or Android device.

What you'll find on this page

  • The benefits of Made for iPhone technology.1
  • What the Nucleus Smart App offers.
  • How Hearing Tracker and Find My Sound Processor offer peace of mind.

The only cochlear implant sound processor that's Made for iPhone1

Connect to the people you love by streaming phone calls to your sound processor. Enjoy movies, TV, apps and music, as well as get GPS directions and hold a FaceTime call.

Made for iPhone compatibility in the Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor gives you all this and more.

We design Made for iPhone hearing devices to produce outstanding sound quality and to fit your lifestyle.

What if I don't have an iPhone?

If you use an Android device or any other smartphone, you can stream phone calls, music and more to your Nucleus 7 Sound Processor by using the True Wireless™ Phone Clip. It attaches to your clothing without cords or strings.

The Nucleus® Smart App: First for iPhone. First for Android.

Designed for the Cochlear™ Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, the Nucleus Smart App allows you to adjust your sound processor settings from a compatible Apple1 or Android device.

Manage your hearing from the palm of your hand with the Nucleus Smart App, which allows you to:

  • Change between programs without carrying a separate remote control.
  • Adjust your sound processor volume and settings to focus on the sounds you want to hear.
  • Locate a missing processor with Find My Processor.
  • Check your sound processor status and battery life.
  • Get your hearing information.

To experience all the features of the Nucleus Smart App, download for free from your country website, the Apple App Store or the Google Play store.

To experience all the features of the Nucleus Smart App, download the Nucleus Smart App from the Apple App Store and select 'demo mode' to test it out on your compatible Apple device1.


Peace of mind with Find My Processor and Hearing Tracker

We all misplace things. With the Nucleus Smart App, you can find a lost Nucleus 7 Sound Processor using GPS technology. This tells you the last location the sound processor had contact with your compatible smartphone.

Another feature on the Nucleus Smart App is the Hearing Tracker, which shows you important information such as the time spent in a speaking environment and the number of times in a day the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is disconnected from the cochlear implant.

For parents, this helps check if your child is hearing, especially when you're not with them and have the data-sync function switched on.

Hearing Tracker information and the built-in data logging of the sound processor also helps your hearing health professional troubleshoot problems or make adjustments.


Please seek advice from your health professional about treatments for hearing loss. Outcomes may vary, and your health professional will advise you about the factors which could affect your outcome. Always read the instructions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.

Views expressed are those of the individual. Consult your health professional to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology.

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The Cochlear Nucleus Smart App is available on App Store and Google Play. For compatibility information visit

For a list of compatible Apple and Android devices go to


  1. Apple Inc. 'Compatible hearing devices' [Internet]. Apple support. 2017 [cited 15 February 2019]. Available from: