How to Check Bluetooth Version in Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to check the Bluetooth versions installed in Windows 11. In our previous post, we showed you how to turn on or off Bluetooth, pair Bluetooth devices in Windows 11, fix common Bluetooth issues and more.

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows your computers, smart phone and mobile devices to connect to other Bluetooth enabled devices nearby.

Many Bluetooth devices come with some minimum Bluetooth specification/version requirements in order to work with full functionality. If you want to check a Bluetooth device version or firmware, below is how to do that.

With a properly connected Bluetooth device, users can stream music, send data and communicate with nearby devices wirelessly with ease.

How to check a Bluetooth device version in Windows 11

As mentioned above, many Bluetooth devices come with some specifications and/or supported version requirements that enable them to work with full functionality.

If a Bluetooth devices isn’t functioning well, you might want to see if its firmware can be updated or get a one with latest firmware versions.

Below is how one can check a Bluetooth device firmware version in Windows 11

With Bluetooth enabled in Windows, go and open Device Manager.

You can do that by clicking on the Start menu -> type Device Manager in the search box, then select Device Manager from the search result under Best match.

windows 11 device manager

When the Device Manager app opens, click on Bluetooth to expand the category group.

windows 11 bluetooth expand in device manager

When Bluetooth group is expanded, right-click the Bluetooth device (ex. Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R) ) and select Properties as shown below.

windows 11 right click bluetooth device propertis

On the window that opens, select the Advanced tab. Then locate the LMP (Link Manager Protocol) listing in the Firmware or Firmware version section.

windows 11 bluetooth advanced tab

That should show the Bluetooth device firmware version.

Below is a chart that may help you identifying version and capabilities.

Link Manager Protocol Version (LMP)​Bluetooth Core Specification​
LMP 0Bluetooth Core Specification 1.0b (withdrawn)
LMP 1Bluetooth Core Specification 1.1 (withdrawn)
LMP 2Bluetooth Core Specification 1.2 (withdrawn)
LMP 3Bluetooth Core Specification 2.0 + EDR (withdrawn)
LMP 4Bluetooth Core Specification 2.1 + EDR (deprecated, to be withdrawn)
LMP 5Bluetooth Core Specification 3.0 + HS (deprecated, to be withdrawn)
LMP 6Bluetooth Core Specification 4.0
LMP 7Bluetooth Core Specification 4.1
LMP 8Bluetooth Core Specification 4.2
LMP 9Bluetooth Core Specification 5.0
LMP 10Bluetooth Core Specification 5.1
LMP 11Bluetooth Core Specification 5.2

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to locate and identify a Bluetooth device firmware version in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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