Requirements to see battery status on Bluetooth accessories?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by maccswe, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. maccswe macrumors member

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    Nov 18, 2013
    #1
    Hi!

    I just bought a cheap pair of Bluetooth headphones (Urbanears Plattan ADV Wireless) and I can't see the battery status in iOS like I can on my Apple Watch and another pair of Bluetooth headphones I have (bluedio t2+)

    Are there a specific version of Bluetooth that supports this or what's the deal?

    I'm on a iPhone 6S+ with iOS 10 latest beta.
    Thanks.
     
  2. ActionableMango macrumors 604

    ActionableMango

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    Sep 21, 2010
    #2
    I love this feature. For it to work, the bluetooth device has to use the bluetooth headset profile and the mfr has to implement the feature for iOS. Unfortunately the mfr's don't bother to advertise this feature so there is no simple way to know which devices have it or not.

    Several years ago, only Apple bluetooth headsets and Jawbone headsets bothered to do this, but I'm seeing it far more often these days. Even my Kenwood car radio's headset profile shows the battery meter, which makes no sense because it isn't battery powered and it always shows 100%.
     

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