IR Blaster or Infrared Blaster is a hardware feature that enables your Smartphone to act as a Universal Remote and using it you can control your TV, DVD players, Music player, AC, Projectors, Set Top boxes etc. I have written few articles on IR Blaster earlier in this blog which you can find below:
What is IR Blaster and List of phones having it
Budget Phones having Infrared Blaster
Mid-Range Phones having IR Blaster
IR Blaster is a feature that is found in only limited number of smartphones but some people are still confused about it and they want to know whether they have IR Blaster in their smartphones or not. So here in this article I will tell you on how you can find out whether your phone has IR Blaster or not.
How to Know whether your Phone has IR Blaster or Not
Here are some important tips which will help you to find out whether your phone is equipped with IR blaster or not.
Locate the Infrared / IR LED
The first thing that you check is the IR or Infrared LED located on the top side of your phone. IR LED is a small LED but it does not glow. You must have seen the infrared LED on your TV remote which is just a transparent LED. If you find the Infrared LED on your phone then it must be having IR Blaster. Just look at the images below to get an idea about how an IR LED looks like in a smartphone.
IR LED in LG L90 Dual D410
Infrared LED in Xiaomi Mi4i
Consult Phone Manual
Consult or check your smartphone manual and read the specifications section of it. The IR Blaster or Infrared port will be mentioned there if your phone has this feature. If there is no mention of Infrared port then your phone does not possess this feature.
Check Specifications on Manufacturer’s website
You can also check the technical specifications of your mobile phone online on your phone’s manufacturer website. If your phone has IR Blaster then it must be mentioned at the manufacturer’s website. You can also consult a good third party website GSMArena.com to find out whether the Infrared port is present on your phone or not.
Checking specifications on phone manufacturer’s website
Checking specifications on GSMArena.com
Check for inbuilt IR Blaster App
If your phone has IR Blaster then it must come with an in-built or factory installed IR Blaster App that contains the options to control your TV, DVD player, Music Player, AC, Set Top box etc.
IR Blaster App
Check the IR Blaster Phones List here
If you are still unsure then you can check the complete list of IR Blaster phones by going to the link below. If your phone is not listed there then it is not having IR blaster.
Complete & Updated List of Smartphones having IR Blaster