Use hearing devices with iPad

Use hearing devices with iPad

You can use Made for iPhone (MFi) hearing aids or sound processors with iPad and adjust their settings.

Pair a hearing device with iPad

If your hearing devices aren’t listed in Settings  > Accessibility > Hearing Devices, you need to pair them with iPad.

  1. Open the battery doors on your hearing devices.

  2. On iPad, go to Settings > Bluetooth, then make sure Bluetooth is turned on.

  3. Go to Settings > Accessibility > Hearing Devices.

  4. Close the battery doors on your hearing devices.

  5. When their names appear below MFi Hearing Devices (this could take a minute), tap the names and respond to the pairing requests.

    Pairing can take as long as 60 seconds—don’t try to stream audio or otherwise use the hearing devices until pairing is finished. When pairing is finished, you hear a series of beeps and a tone, and a checkmark appears next to the hearing devices in the Devices list.

You need to pair your devices only once (and your audiologist might do it for you). After that, your hearing devices automatically reconnect to iPad whenever they turn on.

Adjust the settings and view the status of your hearing devices

  • In Settings: Go to Settings  > Accessibility > Hearing Devices > MFi Hearing Devices.

  • Using accessibility shortcuts: See Use accessibility shortcuts on iPad.

  • On the Lock Screen: Go to Settings > Accessibility > Hearing Devices > MFi Hearing Devices, then turn on Control on Lock Screen. From the Lock Screen, you can do the following:

    • Check battery status.

    • Adjust ambient microphone volume and equalization.

    • Choose which hearing device (left, right, or both) receives streaming audio.

    • Control Live Listen.

Tip: You can quickly adjust the settings or view the status of your hearing devices with the following accessibility shortcuts:

Use your hearing devices with more than one device

If you pair your hearing devices with more than one device (both iPhone and iPad, for example), the connection for your hearing devices automatically switches from one to the other when you do something that generates audio on the other device, or when you receive a phone call on iPhone.

Changes you make to hearing device settings on one device are automatically sent to your other devices.

  1. Sign in with your Apple ID on all the devices.

  2. Connect all the devices to the same Wi-Fi network.

Turn on Hearing Aid Compatibility

Hearing Aid Compatibility may reduce interference and improve audio quality with some hearing aid models.

  1. Go to Settings  > Accessibility > Hearing Devices.

  2. Turn on Hearing Aid Compatibility.

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