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How to check Bluetooth version on Windows 10

Depending on the Bluetooth adapter on your PC, you may have limited functionalities — Here are the steps to tell the version of your adapter on Windows 10.

Bluetooth version information on Windows 10

On Windows 10, Bluetooth is a short-range networking technology that allows you to connect compatible devices (such as headphones, speakers, mice, and keyboard) to your computer wirelessly.

Although for the most part, you never need to worry about the version of the Bluetooth adapter you’re using. Sometimes in order to use a specific feature, you must have a particular version that includes a specific technology. For example, starting with Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update), your device must have a Bluetooth 4.0 with Low Energy (LE) support if you want to use Nearby sharing feature to send files and links to nearby devices.

If you need to know the adapter version on your computer, you can quickly find out checking the company’s support website, or just checking your system information.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to quickly tell the Bluetooth adapter version installed on your Windows 10 computer.

How to tell the Bluetooth adapter version number on Windows 10

You can use these steps to find out the adapter version number of your Bluetooth:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Device Manager and click the top result.

  3. Expand the Bluetooth category.

  4. Right-click the Bluetooth adapter, and select Properties.

    Device Manager Bluetooth category
    Device Manager Bluetooth category
  5. Click on the Advanced tab.

  6. Under “Firmware,” make a note of the LMP version number.

    Bluetooth LMP number
    Bluetooth LMP number

After completing the steps, check the LMP number using the list below to find out the actual Bluetooth version:

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

If you find out that your computer doesn’t have a version with the required feature you need, you can always get an inexpensive USB Bluetooth adapter from Amazon.