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Compatible phones for freestyle libre

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by Mel©, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. squeezelouise400

    squeezelouise400 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Any phone with the NFC software on it works. I use my phone all the time with the Freestyle Libre and it works well. This is good because I was prescribed the sensors only without the Freestyle......thingy...majig.....I forgot the name of it!!! Its the device that recieved the signals from the sensor.
     
  2. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    From Abbott:

    “The FreeStyle LibreLink app is compatible with NFC enabled phones running Android OS 5.0 or higher and with iPhone 7 and higher running OS 11 and higher.”
     
  3. Dan Random Blood Sugars

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    The Abbot website is way out of date and not very informative on compatibility. The most recent Samsung on the list is the s8.
    I can report that my s5 works great, but that an s9 i bought had to be sent back for a refund. The nfc on the s9 only works with the libre sensor when battery is nearly full. Drop below around 60% battery and it can't be made to work. I've read that this varies between 55% and 70%. But the s9 i had was as good as useless for going out and about with the libre. I wish there was a place we could all vote yes or no for a range of phones to build up some reliable statistics.
     
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