360 Camera Phone Compatibility Cheat Sheet – Find Out Which 360 Cameras Your Phone is Compatible With

Looking for a 360 camera but unsure which ones are compatible with your phone? All popular 360 cameras connect to smartphones wirelessly, allowing you to control your 360 camera from an app. 360 camera’s don’t have a screen of their own and manual controls are limited, so using your phone with your 360 camera is essential.

Unfortunately not every 360 camera is compatible with every type of phone; some only work with Android, some only work with iPhone’s and some work with both! To make things worse, a lot of companies making 360 cameras make it very hard to tell which phones are compatible with their devices.

Before you spend money on a shiny new 360 camera, take a look at the 360 camera compatibility cheat sheet that will show you which 360 camera your phone is compatible with.

360 Camera Phone Compatibility Table

360 Camera Compatibility
Samsung Gear 360 (2017) Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Note5, S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ A5/A7 (2017) running Android 5.0 or later. iPhone 7, 7+, 6S, 6S+, SE running iOS 10.0 or later. (Some limited functionality with iOS devices - No Livestreaming)
Samsung Gear 360 (2016) Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Note5, S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+
Ricoh Theta S iOS9 or later on iPhone 5/iPhone 5c/iPhone 5s/iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus/iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus/iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus/iPhone SE/iPad Pro/iPad 4/iPad Air/iPad Air 2/iPad mini 2/iPad mini 3 /iPad mini 4 or 6th generation or later iPod touch. Android OS 4.1 - 7.0 (can't be guaranteed on all devices, but most powerful Android devices should be fine)
Insta360 Nano iPhone 6/6 plus iPhone 6s/6s plus iPhone 7/7 plus
Insta360 Air Android phones (Two version: Mirco USB & USB Type C - Choose appropriate one)
LG 360 Cam Any Android Phone with Android 5.1 and higher iPhone 5 and higher
Giroptic iO iPhone 6/6 plus iPhone 6s/6s plus iPhone 7/7 plus iPad Air/iPad Air 2/iPad mini 2/iPad mini 3 /iPad mini 4 Any Android Phone with Android 5.1 and Higher
Nikon Keymission 360 iPhone iPad Android (Nikon doesn't provide info on software compatibility. If your phone is less than 3 years old you should be fine)

And here’s a summary for each type of phone:

 

Compatible with iPhone:

 

Samsung Gear 360 2017 

 

Ricoh Theta S

 

 

Insta360 Nano

 

Giroptic iO

 

LG 360 Cam

 

Nikon Keymission 360

 

 

Compatible with all Android Phones

 

Ricoh Theta S

Insta360 Air

 

Giroptic iO

LG 360 Cam

Nikon Keymission 360

 

Compatible with (only) Samsung Phones

 

Samsung Gear 360 (2016)

 

That should help you determine which camera is compatible with your phone. If you want to see a full comparison between all the current 360 cameras, including specs and reviews, check out my 360 camera comparison table. 


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