Discover nearby Bluetooth peripherals and inspect their services for information and characteristics.

• View information and signal strength for all peripherals and devices, updating in real time as you move around.

• Get battery level for your own Apple devices (signed into the same primary iCloud account) — no need to install the app on all your devices.

• See model identification broadcast by devices around you, mapping the Apple device identifier to the marketing name.

• Extract software and firmware version strings from devices broadcasting this information.

• Read any characteristic's value, even for services not well known and are custom to the device being interrogated.

• Write characteristic values back to the peripheral as string, numeric or hex (pro).

• See a history of the value of a characteristic since the session started, timestamped to when the value changed (pro).

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What’s New

Version 1.1.1

• Big performance improvements, working around SwiftUI List and NavigationLink performance issues by manually controlling list row updates. Intensive mode is still available in preferences where real time updates on all peripherals is a higher priority than UI responsiveness.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

sawaiem ,

doesn't work

didn't want to give this a bad review as ratings are low i just wanted to address the issue for the devs to fix as it did nothing my 2016 macbook pro running Big Sur.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your review. I’ve released v1.0.1 which fixes an edge case where the warning message when the app didn’t have access to Bluetooth was not shown. Did you get prompted to give the app access to Bluetooth when opening it? Double-check your Bluetooth is on and grant access to Bluetooth Inspector in System Preferences → Privacy & Security. If you'd prefer to contact me on email I'm at; thank you for helping me resolve this issue.

weavemeabargain ,

Great App!

Great App, Thank you!

It would be nice if it was possible to give the detected devices a custom name.

Top Marks!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review, and for your feature request which has been added to the backlog. Thanks for using Bluetooth Inspector!

ZDlionman ,


It is very bad and glitchy

Developer Response ,

Unfortunately this really doesn’t help me improve the app. What actual issues have you found? Please consider revising your review and/or sending details to I’m an independent developer always looking to improve my apps.

App Privacy

The developer, George Garside, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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