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Support for SmartRemote app
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Frequently Asked Questions
about SmartRemote

Beltone SmartRemote is available in all world markets except: Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia.
There can be two reasons:

1. Some Android phones and/or operating systems will not be compatible with the Beltone SmartRemote app. If you do not see the app on Google Play it is because the app is not compatible with your phone model and/or your operating system. Minimum requirement for operating system is 2.3.5. 

2. The app is not available in your country. Please see question ‘In which countries is the app available on the App Store or Google Play?’

You need Beltone wireless-enabled hearing aids and the Beltone Direct Phone Link 2 to use the app. Please note that in order to use the app with wireless Beltone True hearing aids, the remote control functionality on the Phone Link 2 must be enabled by initially pairing the hearing aids with a Beltone Direct Remote Control. Please consult your Hearing Care Professional for assistance.
The mobile device communicates via Bluetooth to the Phone Link 2 just like other Bluetooth headset devices. The Phone Link 2 then uses the Beltone proprietary 2.4GHz wireless technology to communicate with the hearing aids.
While the Phone Link remains a valuable phone accessory, only the Phone Link 2 works with the app.
The Phone Link 2 has additional functionality. That means that you will find mute and program change buttons on the front of the Phone Link 2 device. Also, the clip on the Phone Link 2 is a swivel clip whereas the one on the original Phone Link is fixed. The Phone Link 2 was released Dec 2012.
iPhone/iPad/iPod touch or Android smartphone/tablet. Please note that the app is not compatible with all Android devices. 
iOS: Operating system 7.0 or later.

Android: Operating system 2.3.5 or later.

Please note that the app is not compatible with all Android devices even if the requirements for operating system are fulfilled. 

Inside the app, you will find pairing guidance under Settings. You can also go to www.beltone-hearing.com/smartremoteapp and download the Quick Guide for pairing guidance.
Simply tap the launch icon on the home screen of your mobile device to activate the app. An entry flow will begin:
  • Step 1: Do you want to connect now or run in demo mode? Choose connect now.
  • Step 1a: (Only on Android) Required devices: We inform you that you need Beltone wireless hearing aids and the Beltone Direct Phone Link 2 (released Dec. 2012) to operate the app.
  • Step 2: Terms of use: We inform you that you should familiarize yourself with the printed user guide for the Phone Link 2. It is necessary to accept the terms of use to proceed.
  • Step 3: We recommend that you disable any lock sounds, keyboard clicks and other touch sounds on your mobile device to improve your user experience. This is usually done under Settings and Sound.
  • Step 4: You’re ready to run Beltone SmartRemote. If you need any guidance on how the app works or how to pair to the Phone Link 2, that information is available under Settings.

 

You will find Beltone SmartRemote listed with your other apps under ‘SmartRemote’.
Whenever the Phone Link 2 detects that there is a sound from the mobile device, it assumes you will want to hear that sound in your hearing aids so it automatically changes to a phone streaming program. It will change right back when the sound stops. You can limit this by disabling unnecessary sounds, for example lock sounds, keyboard clicks and other touch sounds (disable under Settings on your mobile device) and you can also set text message and other alerts to Vibrate Only, not tone.
All images on the landing page show the iPhone version of SmartRemote. On Android, the app might look a little different in order to stay true to that platform. The appearance is also dependent on how each Android phone is designed. All basic functions are the same. 
The white volume bars are for your hearing aid microphones. The green volume bars are for your streaming device, Beltone Direct TV Streamer 2 or Beltone Direct MyPaL, and/or for your phone calls and phone music. On Beltone True devices you will only see one kind of volume bars – they will adjust both hearing aid and streamer volume at the same time.
Yes, you can mute the sound from the hearing aid microphones. Just tap the mute button. Your options for muting the sound from a streaming device are to either turn the volume down or to choose a non-streaming program.
Yes, just slide right or left on the volume screen and press the ‘half’ mute button.
If you have Beltone True wireless hearing aids, the mute function is not available.
Slide right or left on the volume screen and make your desired adjustment. Please note, if you have wireless hearing aids where volume synchronization is activated, your hearing aids will always synchronize volume. If you would like to be able to make single-sided volume adjustments on the app, please talk to you Hearing Care Professional at your next visit.
Either slide the volume bars up or down until the ‘punch holes’ are visible in the top white bar or re-choose the program on the program selection screen. 
Yes, with most Beltone wireless hearing aids, you can use the green volume bars on the volume screen to adjust the volume level. With Beltone True hearing aids, you will be adjusting the volume of both the hearing aids and the streamed sound.
The ‘punch holes’ indicate your default volume setting.
When you receive sound from your mobile device, the hearing aids automatically move to a streaming program. In order to go back to a hearing program, please exit the active phone operation.
Whenever the Phone Link 2 detects that there is a sound from the mobile device, it assumes you will want to hear that sound in your hearing aids so it automatically changes to a phone streaming program. It will change right back when the sound stops. You can limit this by disabling unnecessary sounds, for example lock sounds and keyboard clicks (disable under Settings on your mobile device) and you can also set text message and other alerts to Vibrate Only, not tone.
Yes. Editing names of programs is only stored in the app. When your Hearing Care Professional reconnects your hearing aids to the fitting software in his/her office, the fitting software will overwrite the changes you made. If you want to keep the names you edited, either ask your Hearing Care Professional to enter them in the fitting software or edit them again after your visit.
Please see answer above.
If your Hearing Care Professional has entered names of your programs in your hearing aids that are not default from the manufacturer, you will see these names after the first time you enter a program.
Did you pair the Phone Link 2 with your mobile device? If not, please see info on the web landing page for how to get started (www.beltone-hearing.com/smartremoteapp). If you did pair the two devices, connection should happen automatically. If not, go to the Bluetooth settings of your mobile device and click ‘Hearing Aid Phone’ to connect. Most mobile devices will display a small Bluetooth or headset icon in the top status bar when actively connected.
In rare cases, it may happen that the app cannot detect the Bluetooth connection established between the phone and the Phone Link 2. Please try to turn off the Phone Link 2, wait three (3) seconds, and then turn it on again.
Green line: connection established. Red line with exclamation mark: connection missing. Press mark/line for troubleshooting. Grey dotted line: Pairing of streaming device exists but the device is not currently connected. Turn on device to connect to hearing aids.
You are likely to be missing a connection between your mobile device and your hearing system. Tap the button and you will see an overview of the connections between your mobile device, your Phone Link 2, your hearing aids and your streaming device (if you have a streaming device paired in). If a particular connection is not established, the line will be red and have an exclamation mark on it. Tap the exclamation mark or the red line to get some tips for reestablishing the connection.
Yes, the app is also available in Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Slovakian, Spanish, Swedish, and Chinese (traditional).
Enabling Demo mode means that you can run the app without connection to the hearing system for demonstration purposes or just to try it out. You can enable/disable Demo mode under Settings.
On an Apple device: Put your finger on the launch icon on the home screen and keep it there until it starts ‘shaking’ and a little ‘x’ appears. Tap the ‘x’ to delete the app. Confirm deletion. Then press the Home button to return your home screen to normal. 

On an Android device: Ways to remove apps vary on Android devices – please consult your smartphone user guide. 

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