Legacy Specifications

Legacy specifications are those specifications that are still active but a more recent version of the specification is now available. Usage of legacy specification is allowed, but highly discouraged, as they often contain known specification errors, some of which will result in interoperability issues with other devices. We urge you to use the most current versions of all our specifications.

Deprecated and Withdrawn Specifications

When a specification reaches the end of its useful life, the Bluetooth® SIG may choose either to deprecate the specification, ending maintenance and restricting its use, or to withdraw the specification from use. For more information about specification deprecation and specification withdrawal, including effects on the Bluetooth Qualification Process, Bluetooth SIG members may refer to the Specification Management Process Document (SMPD)and the Qualification Program Reference Document (PRD). Members can also find knowledgebase articles on this topic here.

If you are a Bluetooth SIG member and have questions, please submit a ticket.

Type Specification Version Status Deprecation Date Withdrawal Date Alternative
Core CS – Core Specification Legacy CS v5.1
Core CS – Core Specification Legacy CS v5.1
Core CS – Core Specification Deprecated, to be withdrawn 28/01/2019 01/02/2023 CS v5.1
Core CS – Core Specification Deprecated, to be withdrawn 28/01/2019 01/02/2022 CS v5.1
Core CS – Core Specification Deprecated, to be withdrawn 28/01/2019 01/07/2020 CS v5.1
Core CS – Core Specification Deprecated, to be withdrawn 28/01/2019 01/07/2020 CS v5.1
Core CS – Core Specification Withdrawn 28/01/2019 CS v5.1
Core CS – Core Specification Withdrawn 27/01/2009 CS v5.1
Core CS – Core Specification Withdrawn 09/02/2006 CS v5.1
Core CS – Core Specification Withdrawn 17/01/2006 CS v5.1
Core CSA – Core Specification Addendum Legacy CS v5.1
Core CSA – Core Specification Addendum Legacy CS v5.1
Core CSA – Core Specification Addendum Deprecated, to be withdrawn 28/01/2019 01/02/2022 CS v5.1
Core CSA – Core Specification Addendum Deprecated, to be withdrawn 28/01/2019 01/02/2022 CS v5.1
Core CSA – Core Specification Addendum Deprecated, to be withdrawn 28/01/2019 01/02/2022 CS v5.1
Core CSA – Core Specification Addendum Deprecated, to be withdrawn 28/01/2019 01/07/2020 CS v5.1
Core CSS – ​Core Specification Supplement Withdrawn 28/01/2019 Active CSS
Core CSS – ​Core Specification Supplement Withdrawn 06/12/2016 Active CSS
Core CSS – ​Core Specification Supplement Withdrawn 14/07/2015 Active CSS
Core CSS – ​Core Specification Supplement Withdrawn 02/12/2014 Active CSS
Core CSS – ​Core Specification Supplement Withdrawn 03/12/2013 Active CSS
Core CSS – ​Core Specification Supplement Withdrawn 12/02/2013 Active CSS
Core CSS – ​Core Specification Supplement Withdrawn 12/02/2013 Active CSS
GATT BLP – Blood Pressure Profile Legacy BLP v1.0.1
GATT CGMP – Continuous Glucose Monitoring Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 CGMP v1.0.1
GATT CGMS – Continuous Glucose Monitoring Service To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 CGMS v1.0.1
GATT CPP – Cycling Power Profile Legacy CPP v1.1
GATT CPS – Cycling Power Service Legacy CPS v1.1
GATT CTS – Current Time Service Legacy CTS v1.1
GATT DIS – Device Information Service Deprecated 29/11/2011 DIS v1.1
GATT LLS – Link Loss Service To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 LLS v1.0.1
GATT PXP – Proximity Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 PXP v1.0.1
Mesh MshPRF – Mesh Profile Legacy MshPRF v1.0.1
Mesh MshMDL – Mesh Model Legacy MshMDL v1.0.1
Protocol 3WIRE – HCI 3-Wire UART Transport Withdrawn 11/09/2008 None
Protocol AVCTP – A/V Control Transport Deprecated 01/08/2013 AVCTP v1.4
Protocol AVCTP – A/V Control Transport Legacy AVCTP v1.4
Protocol AVCTP – A/V Control Transport To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 AVCTP v1.4
Protocol AVCTP – A/V Control Transport Withdrawn 09/02/2006 AVCTP v1.4
Protocol AVDTP – A/V Distribution Transport To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 AVDTP v1.3
Protocol AVDTP – A/V Distribution Transport Legacy AVDTP v1.3
Protocol AVDTP – A/V Distribution Transport Withdrawn 09/02/2006 AVDTP v1.3
Protocol BNEP – Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol Withdrawn 09/02/2006 BNEP v1.0
Protocol IrDA – IrDA Interoperability Legacy IrDA v2.0
Protocol RFCOMM – RFCOMM Legacy RFCOMM v1.2
Protocol SD – HCI Secure Digital Transport Withdrawn 11/09/2008 CS v5.1
Protocol TCP – Telephony Control Protocol Withdrawn 10/06/2010 None
Protocol UART – HCI UART Transport Withdrawn 11/09/2008 None
Protocol USB – HCI USB Transport Withdrawn 11/09/2008 None
Protocol WAPB – WAP Bearer Withdrawn 13/07/2006 None
Traditional SYNCH – Synchronization Profile Legacy SYNCH v1.2.1
Traditional 3DSP – 3D Synchronization Profile Deprecated 29/04/2014 3DSP v1.0.3
Traditional 3DSP – 3D Synchronization Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 3DSP v1.0.3
Traditional 3DSP – 3D Synchronization Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 3DSP v1.0.3
Traditional A2DP – Advanced Audi​​o Distribution Profile Withdrawn 09/02/2006 A2DP v1.3.2
Traditional A2DP – Advanced Audi​​o Distribution Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 A2DP v1.3.2
Traditional A2DP – Advanced Audi​​o Distribution Profile Legacy A2DP v1.3.2
Traditional A2DP – Advanced Audi​​o Distribution Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 A2DP v1.3.2
Traditional A2DP – Advanced Audi​​o Distribution Profile Legacy A2DP v1.3.2
Traditional AVRCP – A/V Remote Control Profile Legacy AVRCP v1.6.2
Traditional AVRCP – A/V Remote Control Profile Deprecated 01/08/2013 AVRCP v1.6.2
Traditional AVRCP – A/V Remote Control Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 AVRCP v1.6.2
Traditional AVRCP – A/V Remote Control Profile Legacy AVRCP v1.6.2
Traditional AVRCP – A/V Remote Control Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 AVRCP v1.6.2
Traditional AVRCP – A/V Remote Control Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 AVRCP v1.6.2
Traditional AVRCP – A/V Remote Control Profile Withdrawn 09/02/2006 AVRCP v1.6.2
Traditional BIP – Basic Imaging Profile Deprecated 01/08/2013 BIP v1.2.1
Traditional BIP – Basic Imaging Profile Legacy BIP v1.2.1
Traditional BIP – Basic Imaging Profile Legacy BIP v1.2.1
Traditional BIP – Basic Imaging Profile Legacy BIP v1.2.1
Traditional BIP – Basic Imaging Profile Withdrawn 09/02/2006 BIP v1.2.1
Traditional BPP – Basic Printing Profile Legacy BPP v1.2
Traditional BPP – Basic Printing Profile Withdrawn 09/02/2006 BPP v1.2
Traditional CIP – Common ISDN Access Profile Withdrawn 12/04/2007 None
Traditional CIP – Common ISDN Access Profile Withdrawn 09/02/2006 None
Traditional CTN – Calendar Tasks and Notes Profile Legacy CTN v1.0.1
Traditional CTP – Cordless Telephony Profile Withdrawn 10/06/2010 None
Traditional DI – Device ID Profile Legacy DI v1.3
Traditional DUN – Dial-Up Networking Profile Legacy DUN v1.2
Traditional ESDP – Extended Service Discovery Profile for UPnP Withdrawn 13/07/2006 None
Traditional FAX – Fax Profile Withdrawn 10/06/2010 None
Traditional FTP – File Transfer Profile Deprecated 01/08/2013 FTP v1.3.1
Traditional FTP – File Transfer Profile Legacy FTP v1.3.1
Traditional FTP – File Transfer Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 FTP v1.3.1
Traditional GAVDP – Generic A/V Distribution Profile Withdrawn 09/02/2006 GAVDP v1.3
Traditional GAVDP – Generic A/V Distribution Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 GAVDP v1.3
Traditional GAVDP – Generic A/V Distribution Profile Legacy GAVDP v1.3
Traditional GOEP – Generic Object Exchange Profile Deprecated 01/08/2013 GOEP v2.1.1
Traditional GOEP – Generic Object Exchange Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 GOEP v2.1.1
Traditional GOEP – Generic Object Exchange Profile Legacy GOEP v2.1.1
Traditional GPP – Generic PIM Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 GPP v1.0.1
Traditional HCRP – Hardcopy Cable Replacement Profile Withdrawn 09/02/2006 HCRP v1.2
Traditional HCRP – Hardcopy Cable Replacement Profile Legacy HCRP v1.2
Traditional HDP – Health Device Profile Deprecated 01/08/2013 HDP v1.1
Traditional HFP – Hands-Free Profile Withdrawn 09/02/2006 HFP v1.7.2
Traditional HFP – Hands-Free Profile Withdrawn 14/03/2006 HFP v1.7.2
Traditional HFP – Hands-Free Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 HFP v1.7.2
Traditional HFP – Hands-Free Profile Legacy HFP v1.7.2
Traditional HFP – Hands-Free Profile Legacy HFP v1.7.2
Traditional HFP – Hands-Free Profile Legacy HFP v1.7.2
Traditional HFP – Hands-Free Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 HFP v1.7.2
Traditional HFP – Hands-Free Profile Legacy HFP v1.7.2
Traditional HID – Human Interface Device Profile Withdrawn 09/02/2006 HID v1.1.1
Traditional HID – Human Interface Device Profile Legacy HID v1.1.1
Traditional HID – Human Interface Device Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 HID v1.1.1
Traditional HSP – Headset Profile Legacy HSP v1.2
Traditional ICP – Intercom Profile Withdrawn 10/06/2010 None
Traditional LAN – LAN Access Profile Withdrawn 03/06/2003 PAN v1.0
Traditional MAP – Message Access Profile Deprecated 23/07/2015 MAP v1.4.1
Traditional MAP – Message Access Profile Legacy MAP v1.4.1
Traditional MAP – Message Access Profile Legacy MAP v1.4.1
Traditional MAP – Message Access Profile Legacy MAP v1.4.1
Traditional MAP – Message Access Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 MAP v1.4.1
Traditional MAP – Message Access Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 MAP v1.4.1
Traditional MAP – Message Access Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 MAP v1.4.1
Traditional MAP – Message Access Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 MAP v1.4.1
Traditional OPP – Object Push Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 OPP v1.2.1
Traditional OPP – Object Push Profile Legacy OPP v1.2.1
Traditional PAN – Personal Area Networking Profile Withdrawn 09/02/2006 PAN v1.0
Traditional PBAP – Phone Book Access Profile Deprecated 04/12/2015 PBAP v1.2.3
Traditional PBAP – Phone Book Access Profile Deprecated 04/12/2015 PBAP v1.2.3
Traditional PBAP – Phone Book Access Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 PBAP v1.2.3
Traditional PBAP – Phone Book Access Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 PBAP v1.2.3
Traditional PBAP – Phone Book Access Profile Legacy PBAP v1.2.3
Traditional SAP – SIM Access Profile Withdrawn 09/02/2006 SAP v1.1.1
Traditional SAP – SIM Access Profile Legacy SAP v1.1.1
Traditional SAP – SIM Access Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 SAP v1.1.1
Traditional SDAP – Service Discovery Application Profile Deprecated 04/09/2014 Discovery White Paper
Traditional SPP – Serial Port Profile Deprecated 01/08/2013 SPP v1.2
Traditional SYNCH – Synchronization Profile Deprecated 01/08/2013 SYNCH v1.2.1
Traditional SYNCH – Synchronization Profile To be deprecated 01/02/2021 01/02/2022 SYNCH v1.2.1
Traditional VDP – Video Distribution Profile Legacy VDP v1.1