What's new

iOS Butterfly iQ app updates.

We’re constantly looking for your feedback and responding with new features and tools to make the iQ work better for you. We release a new version of the iQ app every month. Check back here to see the latest product updates and feature enhancements.

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September updates
Enhancement
Pro
Enterprise
Download study PDFs.

You can now download and share studies as PDFs directly from the mobile app.

July updates
Enhancement
All memberships
Re-optimized OB/GYN presets.

We’ve re-engineered and divided our OB/GYN presets for optimized image quality: OB 1/GYN for first-trimester and gynecology applications, and OB 2/3 for second- and third-trimester applications.

New Feature
Pro
Enterprise
Fetal Heart Sounds.

Our new Fetal Heart Sounds tool⁵ allows you to hear fetal heart tones and measure fetal heart rate, even in your most challenging cases. Available in USA and Canada only, for iQ+ only.

New Feature
Pro
Enterprise
Mean sac diameter calculation.

Our obstetrics calculation package now includes a mean sac diameter calculation tool for estimating gestational age in early pregnancies.

Enhancement
Pro
Enterprise
Split studies and move captures.

You can now split draft studies into multiple studies and move captures to other studies.

Enhancement
All memberships
New compatible devices.

We continue to add support for new devices – and now include Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3.

June updates
Enhancement
Pro
Enterprise
Enhanced Biplane Imaging™ performance

We’ve enhanced our popular Biplane Imaging³ feature with faster frame rates for even better performance and speed.

Enhancement
Pro
Enterprise
More control over your studies.

Delete captures and cines from draft studies saved to Butterfly Cloud—giving you even more control over your studies and documentation.

All memberships
New 2.5m replaceable cable

Our new 2.5 meter cables for Lightning and USB-C connection give you more room to roam with your Butterfly iQ+. Replaceable cables only compatible with iQ+.

April updates.
Enhancement
Pro
Enterprise
New labeling protocols.

Four (4) new labeling protocols to help make labeling faster during your POCUS exams: Aorta, Cardiac, DVT, and eFAST.

Enhancement
All memberships
Join the Doctors’ Lounge.

Butterfly Education is going live! Join Butterfly’s clinical leaders Dr. John Martin and Dr. Mike Stone as they review interesting scans and answer your questions.

March updates.
Enhancement
All memberships
Redesigned app navigation.

The Butterfly iQ mobile app has an updated look! See how we’ve made it even easier to use.

Enhancement
Pro
Enterprise
Cine time limits

You can now set time limits for cine captures, ranging from 3 to 60 seconds.

January updates.
New Feature
Pro
Enterprise
Calculate crown-rump length.

The latest addition to our calculations package in the OB/GYN preset allows you to measure crown-rump length to predict gestational age.

Enhancement
Pro
Enterprise
Needle Viz™ - now on iQ.

Our popular Needle Viz tool is now available on Butterfly iQ.

Enhancement
Pro
Enterprise
Pulsed Wave Doppler Carotid - now on iQ.

Pulsed Wave Doppler¹ mode in the Vascular: Carotid preset is now available on Butterfly iQ.

New Feature
Enterprise
Enterprise member management.

New features to help domain administrators with new user upload, user management, and EMR integrations.

2020
December updates.
New Feature
Pro
Enterprise
Biplane Imaging™.

Available in select presets, Biplane Imaging3 allows you to see both short- and long-axis planes simultaneously for confident in-plane needle-guided procedures.

Enhancement
Pro
Enterprise
Pulsed Wave Doppler in Carotid preset.

We’ve added our popular Pulsed Wave Doppler mode1 to the Vascular: Carotid preset, which can help with classifying stenosis and informing disease intervention.  

New Feature
Enterprise
Enterprise-grade study workflows.

We’ve added new study management features to support efficient workflows and credentialing processes: restrictions, tagging, and secondary authors.

Enhancement
Pro
Enterprise
Needle Viz™ gain and angle.

We heard your feedback and are continuing to improve our new Needle Viz tool3. You can now specify needle gain and angle, in addition to direction.

Enhancement
All memberships
New compatible devices.

We continue to add support for new devices – and now include iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini.

November updates.
New Feature
Pro
Enterprise
Lung Protocol.

Available in the Lung and Pediatric Lung presets, the new Lung Protocol provides segment-by-segment guidance and auto-import of lung zone labels to empower comprehensive lung exams.

Enhancement
All memberships
New compatible devices.

We continue to add support for new devices – and now include iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPad 8th generation, and iPad Air 4th generation.

October updates.
Enhancement
Pro
Enterprise
Streamlined study uploads.

A new streamlined study upload experience to make it even easier to upload your studies to Butterfly Cloud. Add patient details, fill out a worksheet template, and attach notes to your study all in one place.

New Feature
Pro
Enterprise
Save draft studies.

The ability to upload your studies in draft state to Butterfly Cloud. Once a draft study has been uploaded, it can be edited anytime from the Butterfly mobile app or Butterfly Cloud on desktop.

July updates.
Enhancement
Pro
Enterprise
Measurements and annotations in the Cloud.

The ability to add linear and ellipse measurements, as well as label images after they have been uploaded to the Cloud is here. This feature has been designed to help save time spent at the bedside, by providing an alternative to performing these functions in real-time.

June updates.
New Feature
Pro
Enterprise
Volume Calculations.

Use the Auto Bladder Volume tool, now back after receiving 510(k) clearance, to auto-calculate volume both pre- and post-void. Also available, a manual volume calculation tool in the Bladder preset for measurement and calculation of pelvic structures, such as the prostate.

New Feature
Pro
Enterprise
Prospective labeling on stills and cines.

By popular request, prospective labeling is now available on both stills and cines.

New Feature
Enterprise
In-app barcode scanning.

Associate a patient in seconds from your worklist with in-app barcode scanning.

Enhancement
Enterprise
Auto session timeout.

You can now enable auto session timeout through MDM.

Enhancement
All memberships
Log out faster.

We have added a new way to log out of the app. You can now log out of your account with a long press on your avatar from the scan screen.

Enhancement
All memberships
Cine stop button.

We expanded the click zone of the cine stop button.

May updates.
Enhancement
All memberships
Butterfly iQ now compatible with Trophon2 for fast and automated High-Level Disinfection.

To see if your iQ supports HLD, connect it to your mobile device, open the app, navigate to "Settings", and select "My iQ".

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Enhancement
All memberships
Improved firmware update notification.

This app update includes a 80-second firmware update.

April updates.
New Feature
Pro
Enterprise
Perform Gestational Age and Amniotic Fluid Index calculations.

Available via the actions menu in the obstetric preset.

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New Feature
Pro
Enterprise
Pulsed Wave Doppler available in the Vascular: Access preset.

Available in USA only within the Vascular: Access preset.

New Feature
Pro
Enterprise
Capture a still image by pressing the battery indicator button on the iQ.

Available via the settings menu.

New Feature
Pro
Enterprise
Save and share 3D bladder volume views.

Available in all countries outside of the USA and Canada.

Enhancement
All memberships
Improved firmware update notification.

This app update includes a 90-second firmware update.

March updates.
Enhancement
All memberships
Improved interface for accessing modes and tools.

Click “Action” in the main imaging screen.

New Feature
Pro
Enterprise
Referral program.

Refer a friend to give them 3 complimentary months of Butterfly Pro membership (USA, Australia, and New Zealand only).

Enhancement
All memberships
Extend offline use beyond 30-day limit.

Available upon request through Butterfly Support.

Enhancement
All memberships
Now access the Butterfly Support Portal directly from the app.
New Feature
Pro
Enterprise
Ophthalmic imaging is now available in Europe for iQs that support high-level disinfection (HLD).

To see if your iQ supports HLD, connect it to your mobile device, open the app, navigate to “Settings”, select “My iQ” (Not available in the US).

Enhancement
All memberships
Improved firmware update notification.

There will now be a timer to indicate how long it will take your iQ to update firmware when you upgrade your iOS software.

End of support for iOS 11.

To continue receiving Butterfly iQ updates, upgrade your mobile software to iOS 12 or newer.