Does My Phone Have An IR Blaster? – You can check it by simply downloading an application. In this post, we have talked about how to check if a phone has an IR blaster or not. So, read the post till the end to know the process.
What Is IR Blaster?
IR Blaster’s full form is Infrared Blaster it works by emitting Infra-Red rays. IR blasters use to control devices like TVs, air conditioners, DVD players, and many other devices. Nowadays many android smartphone device companies include an IR blaster in their device. So, user can easily operate their remote-controlled devices by their phone. The advantage of having an IR blaster in a smartphone is you can control TV, AC, DVD with one phone. You don’t need to use a separate remote for all devices.
How To Know Does Your Phone Have An IR Blaster
There are two methods to check if your phone has an IR blaster or not. We will talk about both methods. The first method is physically and the second method is downloading an IR tester application.
Check Physically – Generally, IR Blasters are usually placed at the top of your phone beside your headphone jack. It looks like a black hole. We have attached a reference image. If your phone has a black hole like the below image then there is a chance of having an IR sensor in your phone.
Check By Downloading an IR Tester Android App –
If you want to check the existence of an IR sensor in your android phone then you have to download an application called “IR Tester”. The application is available on the google play store. It’s only a 1.9 MB app And has a rating of 4. 5 lacs people have downloaded this app. The IR tester app is developed by Argentina Developers.
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Follow the below steps –
- First, download the IR Tester app from the google play store – (Link – IR Tester App)
- Open the application – it will automatically start checking if the phone has an IR Blaster sensor or not. Wait 1-3 sec.
- If the IR sensor is present in your device it will show “You Have An IR Blaster”. Look at the below image for reference.
- If the IR sensor is not available on your phone it will show “Sorry your phone does not have infrared blaster”. Look at the below image for reference.
Most Asked Question On Checking the IR Blaster Existence On a Mobile Device
Can I install an IR blaster on my phone?
Ans – No, You can not manually install an IR blaster on a mobile device. IR sensor is a hardware device. Compatible phones come with inbuilt IR sensors.
Where is the IR blaster located on my phone?
Ans – Normally the IR blaster is placed at the top of the device.
Is IR blaster Available on iPhone?
Ans – No, iPhone doesn’t come with an IR blaster.
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