Baha® smartphone compatibility

You can connect with the people you love and the world around you conveniently—all from a compatible Apple® or Android™ device.

What you will find on this page

  • The industry’s only bone conduction implant solutions that are Made for iPhone1
  • Learn about the features and benefits of the Baha® 5 Smart App

The only bone conduction sound processors that are Made for iPhone1

The Baha 5 Sound Processors are the industry’s only bone conduction implant sound processors that can stream sound directly from your favorite Apple® devices.1 You can enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows, apps, music, get GPS directions—even a FaceTime® call—with audio streamed directly to your sound processor.

With Made for iPhone technology, you can check battery life, change volume and programs and start streaming simply by using the accessibility menu on your iPhone. This technology can be very convenient, especially if you have a loved one who doesn’t manage their own device, such as a child.

Designed for outstanding sound quality

Made for iPhone hearing devices are designed to provide outstanding sound quality and fit seamlessly into your lifestyle with the technologies you use every day. With sound streamed directly to your Baha 5 Sound Processor, it can be easier to hear without background noise getting in the way.

“The Made for iPhone technology makes life so much easier. I don’t have to hold the phone up to my earit streams it directly into my processor so I hear it loud and clear, right into my ear.”

- Debra B. - Baha recipient

What if I don’t have a smartphone?

If you use an Android™ device or another other smartphone, you can stream phone calls, music and more to your Baha 5 Sound Processor by using the True Wireless™ Phone Clipwhich clips onto your clothing, no cords or strings attached.

Watch the Baha 5 Smart App in action

The Baha 5 Smart App—Control from your smartphone

The Baha 5 Smart App provides you with a convenient and easy way to tailor your hearing to your personal preferences. From your Android or Apple® device, you can quickly and easily:

  • Change programs
  • Start wireless streaming to your Cochlear™ True Wireless™ accessories 
  • Adjust the volume, treble and bass
  • Save custom settings for your favorite locations*
  • Check battery status and view personal hearing information
  • Locate a lost sound processor

  1. View your personalized hearing information
  2. Locate a lost Baha 5 Sound Processor
  3. Control and adjust your settings


Watch how Andria uses the Baha 5 Smart App to optimize her hearing experience. She can easily adjust her volume and start wireless streaming. 

Lady using an iPad at the park

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*Not available with Google Play

The Baha 5 Smart App works together with all Cochlear Baha 5 sound processors. It is verified on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 9.1 and Samsung Galaxy S6 and S7 running Android OS 5.0 Lollipop. For more detailed device compatibility see the Baha 5 Smart App description on App Store or Google Play.

Cochlear Baha 5 sound processors are compatible with 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 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, iPad (4th generation), iPod touch (6th generation) and iPod touch (5th generation) using iOS 7 or later.

Android and Google Play are registered trademarks of Google Inc. ©2017. Apple, the Apple logo, FaceTime, Made for iPad logo, Made for iPhone logo, Made for iPod logo, iPhone, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Please seek advice from your medical practitioner or health professional about treatments for hearing loss. They will be able to advise on a suitable solution for the hearing loss condition. All products should be used only as directed by your medical practitioner or health professional. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative.

Views expressed by Cochlear recipients and hearing health providers are those of the individual. Consult your hearing health provider to determine if you are a candidate for cochlear technology and to understand the associated risks and benefits. Individual results may vary.


  1. Apple Inc. 'Compatible hearing devices' [Internet]. Apple support. 2017 [cited 6 March 2018]. Available from: