Quick Guide for Using Beltone First™ with your iPhone®

Quick Guide for Using Beltone First™ with your iPhone®
Beltone First
Quick Guide for Using
Beltone First™ with your iPhone®
Quick setup and usage guide for
Made for iPhone (MFi) functionality
Hardware supported
Beltone First™ supports MFi functionality with the following hardware from Apple.
iPhone® 5s
iPhone 5c
iPhone 5
iPad® Air
iPad 4th generation
iPad mini with Retina display
iPad mini
iPod touch® 5th generation
MFi hearing instruments require iOS 7.X or later versions.
Pairing and connecting your Beltone First™ devices to your
iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
Now you are ready to pair to your Beltone First hearing instruments.
Pairing the hearing aids to a supported Apple device
To start, make sure you have your Beltone First hearing instruments available
with fresh batteries inserted. Do not close the battery doors at this point.
1. Turn on Bluetooth functionality on the Apple device if it is not already on.
2. Go to the Settings > General menu. Then select Accessibility in the
General menu.
3. Power up Beltone First hearing instruments by closing the battery doors.
4. Select Hearing Aids in the Accessibility menu on the Apple device.
5. Once you enter the Hearing Aids screen, you will see the name of your
hearing instruments appear along with the Beltone brand name and model
6. Tap on the center of the name of your hearing instruments on the screen.
7. Pairing requests will now appear asking if you would like to pair to your
iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Press ”Pair” to begin the pairing process
to your Beltone First hearing instruments. Note that for pairing to two
hearing instruments, there will be two separate pairing requests.
8. Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch will now pair to the Beltone First hearing
instruments and automatically connect to them.
Please note: This first time pairing includes an MFi authentication process.
PAIRING REQUESTS. You can verify this process is completed in one of two
1. Place the hearing instruments on your ears while the process is
occurring. Once completed, you will hear a series of 6 beep tones
followed shortly thereafter by a ripple tone.
2. Wait for more than 60 seconds to be certain that the process has
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Power up hearing
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Re-Connecting to your Apple device
When you turn off your hearing instruments, they will be disconnected. To
connect them again, turn on your hearing instruments by opening and closing
the battery door. The Beltone First hearing instruments will then automatically
connect to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Pairing to more than one Apple device
With Beltone First, you can pair up to 5 different
Apple devices to your hearing aids following the
process above, but you can only connect to one
device at time. You will need to disconnect from your
currently connected device to connect to the new
Streaming directly from your iPhone,
iPad or iPod touch to your Beltone First
1. When playing music with the media player or
apps on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you
can stream directly to your connected Beltone First hearing instruments.
Select the source as the hearing instruments using AirPlay® and start
streaming. Volume can be controlled by the slider or volume buttons on the
Apple device.
2. With Beltone First and your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can also
stream the audio of phone or FaceTime® calls to your hearing instruments.
Start streaming using the source selection and when the call is completed,
just end the call to return to normal Beltone First operation.
Controlling your Beltone First directly from your iPhone,
iPad, or Pod touch
With your Beltone First hearing instruments connected, you can control
elements of them directly from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch — either via
Settings or by using the Accessibility Shortcut.
Controlling Beltone First via Settings
Access the connected Beltone First device via the Settings > General >
Accessibility > Hearing Aids menu. Tap on the name of your hearing
instrument to access more features.
Once in this screen, you can see key information,
adjust volume, and select programs. You can also
enable Live Listen™ which allows you to use the
Apple device microphone to pick up directed sound
and stream it directly to the hearing instruments.
Controlling Beltone First via the Accessibility
Shortcut functionality You can also access your
Beltone First devices via the Accessibility Shortcut
(a triple-click of the home button) to change volume,
programs, etc...
Further support
For more information and support on the Beltone First product and its Made for
iPhone functionality, please contact your hearing care professional or visit our
support site at www.beltone-hearing.com/first
Beltone First is compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Air, iPad
(4th generation), iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th
generation) using iOS 7.X or later.
Apple, the Apple logo, FaceTime, AirPlay, Live Listen, iPhone, iPad and iPod
are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Worldwide Headquarters
Beltone A/S
Lautrupbjerg 7
DK-2750 Ballerup
Tel.: + 45 45 75 11 11
Fax: + 45 45 75 11 19
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