How to tell Bluetooth version on your smartphone

You can check the Bluetooth version of any Android phone

It’s is of great importance to identify the version of the Bluetooth version that your smartphone supports. If the devices connecting to your new smartphone also support the latest standard, there will be greater efficiency and performance and likely less interference.

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances using short-wavelength UHF radio waves in the ISM band from 2.4 to 2.485 GHz. It was invented in 1994, originally conceived as a wireless alternative to RS-232 data cables.

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There have been 10 iterations of the Bluetooth standard, Bluetooth 5 being the most recent one. Bluetooth exists in several products such as telephones, speakers, tablets, media players, robotics systems, laptops, and console gaming equipment as well as some high definition headsets, modems, hearing aids.

So, before you go shopping for Bluetooth accessories, here’s how to tell Bluetooth version on your smartphone

Method 1: Here are the steps to check Bluetooth Version of Android Phone:

  • Step 1: Turn ON the Bluetooth of Device.
  • Step 2: Now Tap on Phone Settings.
  • Step 3: Tap on App and Select the “ALL” Tab.
  • Step 4: Scroll Down and Tap on Bluetooth Icon named Bluetooth Share.
  • Step 5: Done! Under App Info, you will see the version.

However, make sure that you power on the Bluetooth or otherwise the info won’t show! This method will most likely not work for most people, so we check on Method 2 & 3 below.

Method 2: Check the device Specs sheet

If method 1 doesn’t work and it won’t work for several phone models, then you can find the Bluetooth version of your smartphone by reading the Specs sheet. Gsmarena has a pretty comprehensive database of smartphones and their specs, so you can search for your phone check the Bluetooth field. This is by far the most reliable method.

Method 3: Install Bluetooth checker App

Alternatively, you can install a Bluetooth version checker on your phone to make the process easier for you. There are many apps that can do this on the Google play store, find one by making a quick search.

I would recommend AIDA64. If you download and install it, simply tap system and then scroll to the Bluetooth row.

Can I upgrade Bluetooth version?

You cannot upgrade the Bluetooth version of your phone to a newer version. This is because the wireless radio is part of the SOC. If the hardware itself only supports a certain Bluetooth version, you can’t do anything to change it.

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