All smartphones and laptops ship with Bluetooth these days. Bluetooth can also be found in some TVs, mice, and headphones.
What is Bluetooth anyway?
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology used in modern personal devices.
The technology is used to communicate wirelessly between devices. For example, it’s commonly used to share data between devices. Bluetooth technology is also used to connect smartphones to computers and pair headphones to computers and smartphones, for instance.
What is the latest version of Bluetooth in 2022?
Before buying a smartphone or any other device that has Bluetooth, you might want to check if the device offers the latest version of Bluetooth. Here is the answer.
As of October 2022, Bluetooth 5.3 is the latest version. It was released in 2021.
Although the latest version of Bluetooth is 5.3, it might not be available on all devices. That is, devices shipping in 2022 might still be coming with Bluetooth 5.0 or 5.1.
How to check the Bluetooth version number on your device?
The best way to know the Bluetooth version number of a device is to search the web for the device’s specifications. You can also contact the manufacturer to know about the exact version number.
However, if you are on Windows 10/11, refer to how to check the Bluetooth version number in Windows 10/11 guide for directions.
When was Bluetooth released first?
Bluetooth version 1.0 was released back in 1999.
Can I upgrade the Bluetooth version number?
This is one of the most common questions that we have seen. But, unfortunately, unlike some software and Firmware, you cannot upgrade the Bluetooth version on your device. That is, for instance, you cannot upgrade from Bluetooth 4.0 to 5.0.
How far does Bluetooth reach?
Unlike Wi-Fi technology, Bluetooth does not offer a long rage. It approximately offers up to 10-15 meters of range.
What to do when Bluetooth does not work on your Windows 10/11 PC?
The easiest way to fix all issues related to Bluetooth is to reinstall the Bluetooth driver. Refer to our how to reinstall the Bluetooth driver in Windows 10/11 guide for step-by-step directions.