Is there a way to prevent only my own BLE device from being displayed on the Windows OS Bluetooth device addition screen?

Matsumura Kai 20 Reputation points
2024-06-11T01:11:57.09+00:00

I am currently developing a BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) compatible device.

Is there a way to prevent only my own BLE device from being displayed on the Windows OS Bluetooth device addition screen?

Windows
Windows
A family of Microsoft operating systems that run across personal computers, tablets, laptops, phones, internet of things devices, self-contained mixed reality headsets, large collaboration screens, and other devices.
4,933 questions
0 comments No comments
{count} votes

1 answer

Sort by: Most helpful
  1. Wesley Li 5,800 Reputation points
    2024-06-11T14:15:13.3833333+00:00

    Hello

    It seems there isn't a straightforward method to prevent a specific BLE device from being displayed on the Windows OS Bluetooth device addition screen.

     

    However, you can control the visibility of your BLE device by implementing a pairing or bonding mechanism that requires a user to input a PIN or use a specific button sequence to pair the device. This way, even if the device is visible, it won't connect to other devices without the correct authentication.

     

    Additionally, you could consider implementing a 'whitelist' within your BLE device's firmware, where only devices with certain addresses are allowed to discover and pair with it. This is a more complex solution and would require careful management of the whitelist.

    0 comments No comments