Bluetooth technology has become an integral part of our modern digital lives, enabling seamless communication between devices. As technology advances, so do Bluetooth versions, introducing enhanced features and capabilities. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of checking the Bluetooth version on your Android phone, ensuring you’re informed about your device’s connectivity capabilities.
Understanding Bluetooth Versions:
Bluetooth versions represent different iterations of the Bluetooth specification, each bringing new features and improvements in speed, range, and energy efficiency. Here are the most common Bluetooth versions you might encounter:
- Bluetooth 2.0, 2.1, and 2.1 + EDR: Basic connectivity for devices like headsets and keyboards.
- Bluetooth 3.0 + HS: Faster data transfer speeds using high-speed data channels.
- Bluetooth 4.0, 4.1, 4.2: Introduced low-energy technology for energy-efficient devices like fitness trackers and IoT devices.
- Bluetooth 5.0: Enhanced range, speed, and data broadcasting capabilities for advanced applications.
- Bluetooth 5.1: Added location tracking features for precise device positioning.
- Bluetooth 5.2: Further improvements in efficiency, security, and audio quality.
- Bluetooth 5.3 (latest as of knowledge cutoff): Enhanced audio capabilities, especially for wireless audio devices.
Methods to Check Bluetooth Version on Your Android Phone:
Method 1: Check via Settings
- Activate Bluetooth on your device.
- Go to your phone’s settings.
- Select “App” and then navigate to “ALL.”
- Find “Bluetooth Share” (represented by a Bluetooth icon).
- In the App Info section, you’ll find the Bluetooth version information.
Method 2: Check via Gsmarena
If the first method doesn’t work for your phone model:
- Visit Gsmarena’s website.
- Search for your specific phone model.
- Review the Bluetooth field in the specifications sheet.
Method 3: Use Bluetooth Checker App
- Download and install a Bluetooth verification app from the Google Play Store (e.g., AIDA64).
- Open the app and navigate to the “system” section.
- Scroll down to find the Bluetooth row to see your version.
Can You Upgrade Your Bluetooth Version?
Unfortunately, upgrading your Bluetooth version isn’t possible due to the wireless radio being part of the System on Chip (SOC). To change the Bluetooth version, you’d need to replace the hardware.