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Devices Compatible with BlinkUp

This page lists mobile devices which have been confirmed to work well with Electric Imp’s BlinkUp™ technology. The list includes smartphone and tablet products that have been tested by Electric Imp, and mobile devices used by its customers to configure imp-enabled connected products. If a device is not listed here, its absence does not signify incompatibility with BlinkUp. Many devices not yet listed here support BlinkUp.

The presence of a device on this list does not guarantee that any specific individual unit will perform BlinkUp correctly. Factors such as the number and kind of concurrently running apps, operating system settings, and the use of unauthorized software may hinder the performance of BlinkUp.

Android

Click here to download a .xlsx spreadsheet listing currently compatible devices.

The devices listed in the spreadsheet are those recorded to be compatible with BlinkUp’s standard mode on Android — they have successfully been used to perform BlinkUp by end-users. Please note that this does not guarantee that a future vendor software or device update will be compatible. BlinkUp is now not supported by any device running Android version 4.3 or earlier.

BlinkUp has been continuously improved over time. If you are unable to get BlinkUp to work with your Android device this is typically because the imp is running an older version of the impOS™. If you can borrow an iOS device to configure the imp, when it connects it will update its OS automatically and improve Android BlinkUp compatibility. This particularly applies to imps running impOS 27 (November 2013) or earlier.

iOS

BlinkUp standard mode is compatible with all iOS devices running iOS 7.0 and up. This includes the following:

  • iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X
  • iPad 2, Retina Display
  • iPad Air 1, 2
  • iPad mini 1, Retina Display (2), 3, 4
  • iPad Pro 12.9, 10.5, 9.7
  • iPod Touch 5G, 6G

Other Platforms

No other mobile or personal computer platforms are supported at this time.

For detailed guidance on solving BlinkUp-related issues, see ‘Troubleshooting BlinkUp’.

Updated March 29, 2018