Which phones work with Kinsa thermometers?

The Kinsa QuickCare, Smart Ear, and Smart Stick thermometers are compatible with numerous smartphones, and the details are listed below. If your phone doesn't meet the minimum requirements, it is not officially compatible and cannot be guaranteed to work with Kinsa thermometers.

Find your thermometer on the table below and click iPhone or Android to view the compatible smartphones.

Phone Compatibility

QuickCare

QuickCare

iPhone Android

Smart Ear

Smart Ear

iPhone Android

Smart Stick

Smart Stick

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iPhone Android

 

Minimum Requirements

To enable smart features, all Kinsa thermometers must be connected to the Kinsa app, available for free on both iPhone and Android.

The Kinsa app requires iOS 11 or later on iPhones, and Android 5.0 or later on Android phones.

The Kinsa Smart Ear requires a Bluetooth LE connection and is only compatible with smartphones which have Bluetooth 4.0 or later.

 

QuickCare and iPhone

iPhone Status
iPhone 11
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone XS
iPhone XS Max ✅ 
iPhone XR ✅ 
iPhone X
iPhone 8
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6S
iPhone 6S Plus
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone SE
iPhone 5s
iPhone 5c
iPhone 5
iPhone 4s
iPhone 4

 

QuickCare and Android

Compatible with any Android phone running Android 5.0 or above. Leading android phones listed below:

Android Phone Status
Samsung Note 8
Samsung Note 5
Samsung Note 4
Samsung Note 3
Samsung Note 2
Samsung Galaxy S9
Samsung Galaxy S9+ ✅ 
Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8+ ✅ 
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Samsung Galaxy S3
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 3a ✅ 
Google Pixel 3a XL ✅ 
Google Pixel 2 ✅ 
Google Pixel XL
Google Pixel
Google Pixel XL
Nexus 6
Nexus 6P
Nexus 5X
HTC 10
HTC One M9
HTC One M8
LG G6
LG G5
LG G4
LG G3
Moto G4
Moto X

 

Smart Ear and iPhone

iPhone Status
iPhone 11
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone XS
iPhone XS Max ✅ 
iPhone XR ✅ 
iPhone X
iPhone 8
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6S
iPhone 6S Plus
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone SE
iPhone 5s
iPhone 5c
iPhone 5
iPhone 4s
iPhone 4

 

Smart Ear and Android

Android Phone Status
Samsung Note 8
Samsung Note 5
Samsung Note 4
Samsung Note 3
Samsung Note 2
Samsung Galaxy S9
Samsung Galaxy S9+
Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Samsung Galaxy S3
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 3a ✅ 
Google Pixel 3a XL ✅ 
Google Pixel 2 ✅ 
Google Pixel XL
Google Pixel
Google Pixel XL
Nexus 6
Nexus 6P
Nexus 5X
HTC 10
HTC One M9
HTC One M8
LG G6
LG G5
LG G4
LG G3
Moto G4
Moto X

 

Smart Stick and iPhone

(Note: The Kinsa Smart Stick is now discontinued. This table will not be updated further.)

iPhone Status
iPhone 11 ⚠️ Detail
iPhone 11 Pro ⚠️ Detail
iPhone 11 Pro Max ⚠️ Detail
iPhone XS ⚠️ Detail
iPhone XS Max ⚠️ Detail
iPhone XR ⚠️ Detail
iPhone X ⚠️ Detail
iPhone 8 ⚠️ Detail
iPhone 8 Plus ⚠️ Detail
iPhone 7 ⚠️ Detail
iPhone 7 Plus ⚠️ Detail
iPhone 6S
iPhone 6S Plus
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone SE
iPhone 5s
iPhone 5c
iPhone 5
iPhone 4s
iPhone 4 ❌ 

 

Smart Stick and Android

(Note: The Kinsa Smart Stick was our first and oldest model and is now discontinued)

Android Phone Status
Samsung Note 8
Samsung Note 5 ⚠️ Detail
Samsung Note 4
Samsung Note 3
Samsung Note 2
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Galaxy S9
Samsung Galaxy S9+
Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8+ ❌ 
Samsung Galaxy S7 ⚠️ Detail
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active ⚠️ Detail
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge ⚠️ Detail
Samsung Galaxy S6 ⚠️ Detail
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active ⚠️ Detail
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge ⚠️ Detail
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ ⚠️ Detail
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Samsung Galaxy S3
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 3a
Google Pixel 3a XL
Google Pixel 2
Google Pixel XL
Google Pixel
Google Pixel XL
Nexus 6
Nexus 6P
Nexus 5X
HTC 10
HTC One M9
HTC One M8
LG G6 ⚠️ Detail
LG G5 ⚠️ Detail
LG G4 ⚠️ Detail
LG G3
Moto G4
Moto X
Alcatel OneTouch

 

⚠️ Exceptions

iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone 11 + Smart Stick

The Smart Stick can still work, but special steps are needed since there are no built-in headphone jacks in these phones. Follow this guide.

Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8, Note 5 + Smart Stick

Android 7.0 (aka Nougat) and later updates break compatibility with the Smart Stick. These phones are not compatible with the Smart Stick after Android 7.0 or later updates have been installed. 

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S6 (All Variants) + Smart Stick

Fully compatible with Android 6.0.1 or earlier.

Android 7.0 (aka Nougat) and later updates break compatibility with the Smart Stick. These phones are not compatible with the Smart Stick after Android 7.0 or later updates have been installed. 

HTC One M8 or HTC One M9 + Smart Stick or Smart Ear

Requires Android 5.0.1 (aka “Lollipop") or later to be installed.

LG G6 + Smart Stick

Android 7.0 (aka Nougat) and later updates break compatibility with the Smart Stick. This phone is not compatible with the Smart Stick after Android 7.0 or later updates have been installed. 

LG G4 or LG G5 + Smart Stick or Smart Ear

Requires Android 6.0 (aka “Marshmallow"). Android 7.0 (aka Nougat) and later updates break compatibility with the Smart Stick once installed.

LG G3 + Smart Stick or Smart Ear

Requires Android 5.0.1 (aka “Lollipop") or later.

Nexus 5X + Smart Stick

Requires Android 7.1.2 or later only.

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