Sphero Edu Jr™ Device Compatibility

Micah Daby Updated by Micah Daby

The Sphero Edu Jr™ app works with many iOS and Android mobile devices using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE 4.0).  Specific operating systems and device requirements are as follows:

iOS:

The Sphero Edu Jr™ app will work on any Apple device that runs iOS 12 or higher. This includes many iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch models. The below table provides some examples of devices that will work.

Device Model

OS Version

iPad (5th gen) or newer

iOS 12+

iPad Air (1st gen) or newer

iOS 12+

iPad Pro (1st gen) or newer

iOS 12+

iPad Mini 2 or newer  

iOS 12+

iPhone 5s or newer    

iOS 12+

iPod Touch 6th Generation or newer

iOS 12+

Android:

Android devices must meet the following requirements to run the Sphero Edu Jr™ application: 

  • Android 5.0 or higher
  • Bluetooth LE (4.0)
  • Wi-Fi capabilities or a reliable cellular network connection
Even though some older Android devices may meet the requirements described above, they may not be fully compatible due to variation in the quality of Bluetooth hardware. Contact us at support@sphero.com about compatibility if you are purchasing Android devices for school use or are planning to use our robots with your fleet of Android devices.

The Sphero Edu Jr™ Android app can also run on Chromebooks that support Android apps. To determine if your Chromebook can run Sphero Edu Jr™, please check for the app in Google Play.

Amazon Fire Tablets:

The following Amazon Fire tablets are compatible with the Sphero Edu Jr™ application: 

  • Fire HD 8 (2015 model or newer)
  • Fire HD 10 (2015 model or newer)
  • Fire 7 (2019 model or newer)
Location permissions are required to scan for Sphero robots. FreeTime and children accounts on Kindle devices have location permissions disabled. As a result, Bluetooth connectivity does not work while using Sphero Play in FreeTime with a child account.

Supported Robots:

The following Sphero robots are currently supported in the Sphero Edu Jr™ application: 

  • Sphero indi™

Languages:

The following languages are supported in the Sphero Edu Jr™ application:

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Spanish
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian Bokmål
  • Swedish
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
A word from the creators of Sphero:
We have hacked, modded and manipulated nearly every piece of hardware we have owned. That being said, we know some customers have done the same. We are working very hard to support as many devices and software versions as we can, but if you have a custom ROM for your Android device or a jailbroken iPhone you may experience issues that we have not accounted for in the public release.

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