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How to Find Bluetooth Version in Windows

Bluetooth is a short range wireless technology which enables wireless data transmission between two Bluetooth enabled devices located nearby each other.

If your Windows device includes Bluetooth support, then you may want to know what Bluetooth version you have to know if it supports a feature or device you want to use with it.

For example, starting with Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update), your device must have Bluetooth 4.0 or later with Low Energy (LE) support if you want to use the Nearby sharing feature to send files and links to nearby devices over Bluetooth.

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This tutorial will show you how to find out what Bluetooth version you have on your Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 PC.


Here's How:

1. Turn on Bluetooth.

2. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type devmgmt.msc into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Device Manager.

3. Expand open Bluetooth in Device Manager, and either double click/tap on your Bluetooth adapter OR right click or press and hold on your Bluetooth adapter and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

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4. Click/tap on the Advanced tab in properties, and look to what the LMP (Link Manager Protocol) number (ex: "8.4096") is. (see screenshot below)

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5. Compare your LMP number (ex: "8.4096") in the table below to see what Bluetooth version you have.

LMP Bluetooth version
0 Bluetooth 1.0b
1 Bluetooth 1.1
2 Bluetooth 1.2
3.x Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
4.x Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
5.x Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
6.x Bluetooth 4.0
7.x Bluetooth 4.1
8.x Bluetooth 4.2
9.x Bluetooth 5

6. When finished, you can close properties and Device Manager if you like.


That's it,
Shawn