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What Is the Latest Bluetooth Version?
The latest version of Bluetooth is 5.2. Bluetooth Core Specification Version 5.2 adds support for Bluetooth Low Energy Audio and Power Control.
- Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Audio and Isochronous Channels allow for sharing and broadcasting audio and include hearing aids.
- Bluetooth LE Power Control automatically adjusts transmitter power level based on a receiver's signal level.
What Does Each Bluetooth Version Support?
|Bluetooth Version||Major Features and Improvements|
Starting in version 5, the naming scheme changed to not include the point number in major versions.
|3.0 + HS|
|2.1 + EDR|
In previous versions, encryption wasn't required and could be turned off, and usage of expired keys could be easily attacked.
Starting in 2.1:
|2.0 + EDR|
|1.0 / 1.0B|
Which Version of Bluetooth Is My Windows 10 Computer Using?
You can find your Bluetooth version by going to the Windows Device Manager and opening the properties for your Bluetooth device.
The first step is to open the Windows device manager, which you can do by searching Windows (Windows Key + S) for Device Manager and opening it.
Look for Bluetooth in the list and click to expand to see more.
You'll want to look for whichever Bluetooth device/hardware you're using.
USB adapters are typically listed as Bluetooth (model #) USB Device.
Right-click on that and select Properties.
Go to the Advanced tab.
Look for the Firmware Version starting with LPM. This number correlates to the Bluetooth version that your computer supports.
|Link Manager Protocol Version||Supported Bluetooth Version|
|LPM 5 and below||Bluetooth version 3 or less (Typically not used or is deprecated)|
|LMP 6||Bluetooth 4.0|
|LMP 7||Bluetooth 4.1|
|LMP 8||Bluetooth 4.2|
|LMP 9||Bluetooth 5.0|
|LMP 10||Bluetooth 5.1|
|LMP 11||Bluetooth 5.2|