Bluetooth SIG Specifications

Adopted Specifications

Bluetooth Core Specification 4.2 is an important update to the Bluetooth Core Specification delivering exciting new features and benefits for Bluetooth.

Bluetooth® Core Specification 4.2

This will create significant advantages for developers and manufacturers, while providing a better user experience for their customers. Bluetooth 4.2 makes Bluetooth even smarter, faster and the ideal wireless technology for the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Bluetooth Qualification Test Requirements

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Adopted Bluetooth Core Specification

Specification​ Date Ad​opted Status Date Deprecated Date Withdrawn
Core Specification Supplement (CSS) v6
​14 July 2015 ​Active
Core Version 4.2
​02 Decem​ber 2014 ​Active​
​Core Version 4.1
​03 December 2013 ​Active
Core Specification Addendum (CSA) 5 15 December 2015 Active    
Core Specification Addendum (CSA) 4  1 12 February 2013 Active
Core Specification Addendum (CSA) 3  1 24 July 2012 Active
Core Specification Addendum (CSA) 2  1 27 December 2011 Active
Core Version 4.0
30 June 2010 Active
Core Version 3.0 + HS   21 April 2009  Active
Core Specification Addendum (CSA) 1 2 26 June 2008 Active
Core Version 2.1 + EDR
26 July 2007 Active
Core Version 2.0 + EDR​
05 November 2004 Deprecated 13 November 2014​
Volume 4: HCI Transports
01 January 2006 Active​

 1 Refer to the Mixing of Specification Versions Part for applicability
 2 Applicable to v2.0 + EDR and v2.1 + EDR

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Adopted Bluetooth Profiles, Services, Protocols and Transports

To view the structure of definitions that are used in the adopted GATT profiles, services, and characteristics use the  XML Definition Browser. You can also download the definitions in an XML format.

GATT-Based Specifications
Profi​le ​​Specification​ Version Status​ Date Adopted Date Deprecated​ Date Withdrawn
ANP​ Alert Notification ​​Profile​ 1.0
Active 13 September 2011
A​NS​​ Alert Notification Service 1.​0
​Active 13 September 2011​
​AIOP​ ​Automation IO Profile ​1.0
​Active ​14 July 2015
​AIOS​ ​Automation IO Service 1.0
​Active ​14 July 2015
BAS​ Battery Service 1.0
Active​ ​​27 December 2011
​BCS Body Composition Service 1.0
Active 21 October 2014
BLP Blood Pressure Profile 1.0
Active 25 October 2011​
BLS Blood Pressure Service 1.0
Active 25 October 2011
BMS Bond Management Service 1.0
Active 21 October 2014
CGMP Continuous Glucose Monitoring Profile 1.0 Active
18 November 2014
CGMP
Continuous Glucose Monitoring Profile
1.0.1 Active 15 December 2015     
CGMS Continuous Glucose Monitoring Service 1.0
Active
18 November 2014
CGMS
Continuous Glucose Monitoring Service
1.0.1
       
​CPP ​Cycling Power Profile 1.0
Active 30 April 2013
​CPS ​Cycling Power Service 1.0
Active 30 April 2013
CSCP Cycling Speed and Cadence Profile 1.0
Active 21 August 2012
CSCS Cycling Speed and Cadence Service 1.0
Active​ 21 August 2012​
CTS Current Tim​​e Service 1.0
Active 13 September 2011
CTS Current Tim​​e Service 1.1
Active 07 October 2014
DIS Device Information Service 1.0 Withdrawn 24 May 2011 29 November 2011 03 December 2013
DIS Device Information Service 1.1
Active 29 November 2011
ESP Environmental Sensing Profile 1.0
Active 18 November 2014
ESS Environmental Sensing Service 1.0
Active 18 November 2014
FMP Find Me Profile 1.0
Active 21 June 2011
GLP Glucose Profile 1.0
Active 10 April 2012
GLS Glucose Service 1.0
Active 10 April 2012​
​HIDS HID Service 1.0
Active 27 December 2011
HOGP HID over GATT Profile ​​1.0
Active 27 December 2011
​HPS ​HTTP Proxy Service 1.0
​Active ​​06 October 2015
HRP Heart Rate Profile 1.0
Active 12 July 2011
HRS Heart Rate Service 1.0
Active 12 July 2011
HTP Health Thermometer Profile 1.0
Active 24 May 2011
HTS Health Thermometer Service 1.0
Active 24 May 2011
IAS Immediate Alert Service 1.0
Active 21 June 2011
​IPS ​Indoor Positioning Service 1.0
​Active ​19 May 2015
IPSP Internet Protocol Support Profile 1.0
Active 16 December 2014
LLS​ Link Loss Service 1.0
Active 21 June 2011
​LLS​ ​Link Loss Service 1.0.1
​Active ​14 July 2015
​LNP ​Location and Navigation Profile 1.0
Active 30 April 2013
​LNS ​Location and Navigation Service 1.0
Active 30 April 2013
NDCS Next DST Change Service 1.0
Active 13 September 2011
OTP
Object Transfer Profile
1.0
Active
17 November 2015
   
OTS​
Object Transfer Service
1.0
Active
17 November 2015
   
​PASP Phone Alert Status Profile 1.0
Active 13 September 2011
PASS Phone Alert Status Service 1.0
Active 13 September 2011
PXP Proximity Profile 1.0
Active 21 June 2011
​PXP ​Proximity Profile 1.0.1
​Active ​14 July 2015
​PLXP​​ ​Pulse Oximeter Profile 1.0​ ​Active ​14 July 2015
​PLXS​ ​Pulse Oximeter Service 1.0
​Active ​14 July 2015
RSCP Running Speed and Cadence Profile 1.0
Active 07 August 2012
RSCS Running Speed and Cadence Service 1.0
Active 07 August 2012
RTUS Reference Time Update Service 1.0
Active 13 September 2011
ScPP Scan ​Parameters Profile 1.0
Active 27 December 2011
ScPS​​​ Scan Parameters Service 1.0
Active 27 December 2011
​​TDS​ ​Transport Discovery Service 1.0
​Active ​​17 November 2015
​TIP Time Profile 1.0
Active 13 September 2011
TPS Tx Power Service 1.0
Active 21 June 2011
​UDS ​User Data Service 1.0
Active 27 May 2014
WSP Weight Scale Profile 1.0
Active 21 October 2014
WSS​ Weight Scale Service 1.0
Active 21 October 2014​

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Traditional Profiles
Profile ​​Specification​ Version Status​ Date Adopted Date Deprecated​ Date Withdrawn
​3D​SP 3D Synchronizati​on Profile 1.0​​
Deprecated 12 March 2013 29 April 2014
​3D​SP​ 3D Synchronizati​on Profile 1.0.1
Active 22 October 2013
​3DSP​ ​​3D Synchronization Profile 1.0.2
​Active ​14 July 2015
3DSP​
3D Synchronization Profile
1.0.3
Active
 15 December 2015    
​A2DP Advanced Audi​​o Distribution Profile​​​ 1.0
​Active 27 May 2003
​A2DP Advanced Audi​​o Distribution Profile​​​ 1.2
​Active 16 April 2007
​A2DP​ Advanced Audi​​o Distribution Profile​​​ 1.3
​Active 24 July 2012
​A2DP​ ​Advanced Audio Distribution Profile 1.3.1
​Active ​14 July 2015
​AVRCP A/V Remote Control Profile 1.0
Active
28 May 2003
​AVRCP A/V Remote Control Profile 1.3
​Active 16 April 2007
​AVRCP A/V Remote Control Profile 1.4​​
Deprecated
26 June 2008 01 August 2013
​AVRCP A/V Remote Control Profile 1.5
​Active 24 July 2012
​AVRCP A/V Remote Control Profile 1.6
Active
18 September 2014
AVRCP
A/V Remote Control Profile
1.6.1
Active
15 December 2015    
BIP Basic Imaging Profile 1.0
Active
25 July 2003
BIP Basic Imaging Profile 1.1
Deprecated
26 August 2010
​​01 August 2013
BIP Basic Imaging Profile 1.2
Active
24 July 2012
BPP Basic Printing Profile 1.0
​Active 10 February 2005
BPP Basic Printing Profile 1.2
​Active 27 April 2006
CTN Calendar, Task, and Notes Profile 1.0
​Active 18 September 2014
DI Device ID Profile 1.2
​Active 27 April 2006
DI Device ID Profile 1.3
​Active 26 March 2007
DUN Dial-Up Networking Profile 1.1
​Active 22 February 2001
DUN Dial-Up Networking Profile 1.2
​Active 06 November 2012
FTP File Transfer Profile 1.1
Active
22 February 2001
FTP File Transfer Profile 1.2​​
Deprecated
26 August 2010
​01 August 2013
FTP File Transfer Profile 1.3
Active
24 July 2012
FTP
File Transfer Profile
1.3.1
Active
15 December 2015    
GAVDP Generic A/V Distribution Profile 1.0
​Active 26 May 2003​
GAVDP Generic A/V Distribution Profile 1.2
​Active 16 April 2007
GAVDP Generic A/V Distribution Profile 1.3
​Active 24 July 2012
GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System Profile 1.0
​Active 13 March 2012
GOEP Generic Object Exchange Profile 1.1
​Active

​GOEP Generic Object Exchange Profile 2.0
​Deprecated 26 August 2010 01 August 2013
​GOEP Generic Object Exchange Profile 2.1
​Active 24 July 2012
GOEP
Generic Object Exchange Profile 2.1.1

Active
15 December 2015    
GPP Generic PIM Profile 1.0
​Active 18 September 2014
GPP
Generic PIM Profile
1.0.1
​Active
15 December 2015
   
HCRP Hardcopy Cable Replacement Profile 1.0
​Active 23 January 2003
HCRP Hardcopy Cable Replacement Profile 1.2
​Active 27 April 2006
HDP Health Device Profile 1.0​​​
Deprecated
26 June 2008 ​01 August 2013
HDP Health Device Profile 1.1
Active
24 July 2012
HFP Hands-Free Profile 1.5
​Active 25 November 2005
HFP Hands-Free Profile 1.6
​Active 17 May 2011
HFP Hands-Free Profile 1.7
​Active 18 September 2014
HFP
Hands-Free Profile
1.7.1
Active
15 December 2015    
HID Human Interface Device Profile 1.0
​Active 25 November 2005
HID Human Interface Device Profile 1.1
​Active 21 February 2012
HID
Human Interface Device Profile
1.1.1
Active
15 December 2015    
HSP Headset Profile 1.1
​Active 22 February 2001
HSP Headset Profile 1.2
​Active 18 December 2008
MAP Message Access Profile 1.0
Deprecated 04 June 2009 23 July 2015
MAP Message Access Profile 1.1
​Active 02 July 2013
MA​P​ Message Access Profile 1.2
​Active 02 July 2013​
​MAP​ ​Message Access Profile ​1.2.1
​Active 14 July 2015
MAP​
Message Access Profile
1.2.2
Active
15 December 2015    
​MPS ​Multi Profile Specification ​​1.0
​Active 02 July 2013​
OPP Object Push Profile 1.1
​Active 22 February 2001
OPP​​​​​ Object Push Profile 1.2
​Active 26 August 2010
OPP​​​​​
Object Push Profile
1.2.1
Active
15 December 2015    
PAN Personal Area Networking Profile 1.0
​Active 20 February 2003
PBAP Phone Book Access Profile 1.0
​Deprecated 27 April 2006 04 December 2015
PBAP Phone Book Access Profile 1.1
​Deprecated 26 August 2010 04 December 2015
PBAP Phone Book Access Profile 1.1.1
​Active 05 November 2013
PBAP Phone Book Access Profile 1.2
​Active 05 November 2013​
PBAP
Phone Book Access Profile
1.2.1
Active 15 December 2015     
SAP SIM Access Profile 1.0
​Active 12 May 2005
SAP SIM Access Profile 1.1
​Active 18 December 2008
SAP
SIM Access Profile
1.1.1
Active
15 December 2015    
SPP Serial Port Profile 1.1
​Deprecated 22 February 2001 ​​01 August 2013
SPP Serial Port Profile 1.2
Active
24 July 2012
SYNCH Synchronization Profile 1.1​​
​Deprecated 22 February 2001 ​​01 August 2013​​
SYNCH Synchronization Profile 1.2
Active
24 July 2012
SYNCH
Synchronization Profile
1.2.1
Active
15 December 2015    
VDP Video Distribution Profile 1.0
​Active 09 September 2004
​​​VDP​ Video Distribution Profile 1.1
​Active​ 24 July 2012​

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Protocols
Protocol Specification Version Status​ Date Adopted Date Deprecated​ Date Withdrawn
​AVCTP A/V ​​Control Transport 1.0
​Active 25 May 2003
​AVCTP A/V ​​Control Transport 1.2
Active
16 April 2007
​AVCTP A/V ​​Control Transport 1.3​​
Deprecated 26 June 2008 01 August 2013
​AVCTP A/V ​​Control Transport 1.4
​Active 24 July 2012
AVDTP A/V Distribution Transport 1.0
​Active 24 May 2003
AVDTP A/V Distribution Transport 1.2 
​Active 16 April 2007
AVDTP A/V Distribution Transport 1.3
​Active 24 July 2012
BNEP Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol 1.0
​Active 20 February 2003
IrDA IrDA Interoperability 1.1
​Active 22 February 2001
IrDA IrDA Interoperability 2.0
​Active 26 August 2010
MCAP Multi-Channel Adaptation Protocol 1.0
​Active 26 June 2008
RFCOMM RFCOMM 1.1
​Active​ 22 February 2001
RFCOMM RFCOMM 1.2
​Active​ 06 November 2012​

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Adopted Bluetooth Errata Service Releases

Release Adopted Date Notes
ESR09
15 December 2015  
ESR08
​02 December 2014
ESR07
​03 December 2013
Erratum 5256
​22 October 2013 ​Mandatory when claiming compliance to 3DS Synchronization Profile v1.0
ESR06
04 December 2012
Erratum 4656
07 February 2012 Mandatory when claiming compliance to v2.0 + EDR and later
ESR05
23 August 2011 ​​
ESR04
18 December 2008
ESR03
06 February 2008
Erratum 747
25 November 2005 Enabling Boot Mode Only (HID Lite) Hosts
ESR02
21 June 2005
ESR01
25 August 2003

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring Service
Continuous Glucose Monitoring Service
​Object Transfer Service
1.0