Bluetooth version and profile support in Windows 11


Looking for drivers for your Bluetooth audio device? See Fix connections to Bluetooth audio devices and wireless displays.


For information about Bluetooth support prior to Windows 11, see Bluetooth Support in Previous Windows Versions.

Which Bluetooth versions does Windows 11 support?

Windows 11 supports Bluetooth Core Specification version 5.1.

Windows Server 2019 does not support Bluetooth.

Which Bluetooth profiles have in-box support in Windows 11?

Core specification

Windows 11 supports Bluetooth core specification 5.1, including the following:

Profile or protocol Abbreviation
4.0 Host Controller Interface HCI
Attribute Protocol ATT
Generic Access Profile GAP
Generic Attribute Profile GATT
Host Controller Interface HCI
Logical Link Control and Adaption Protocol L2CAP
Service Discovery Protocol SDP
Security Manager Protocol SMP

GATT profiles and services

Profile or service Abbreviation Version
Device Information Service DIS 1.1
HID over GATT Profile HOGP 1.0
Scan Parameters Profile client ScPP 2.1

Traditional Bluetooth profiles and protocols

Windows 11 (version 21H2) supports Bluetooth version 5.1 and the following Bluetooth profiles and protocols:

Profile or protocol Abbreviation Version
Advanced Audio Distribution Profile A2DP 1.3.2
Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol AVCTP 1.4
Audio Video Distribution Transport Protocol AVDTP 1.3
A/V Remote Control Profile AVRCP 1.6.2
Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol BNEP 1.0
Device ID DID 1.3
Dial Up Networking Profile DUN 1.1
Generic A/V Distribution Profile GAVDP 1.3
Hands-Free Profile HFP 1.7.2
Hard Copy Replacement Profile 1.2 HRCP 1.1
Human Interface Device HID 1.1.1
Object Push Profile OPP 1.1
Personal Area Network Profile PAN 1.0
Radio Frequency Communication RFCOMM 1.1
Serial Port Profile SPP 1.2

New features and recommendations for Windows 11 and later

To learn more about the new features and hardware developer recommendations for the different versions of Windows 11, see Bluetooth in the Hardware component guidelines section.

Bluetooth Support in Previous Windows Versions