Bluetooth Inspector 4+

Discover what's around you

George Garside

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

Description

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).

• Log found peripherals, services, characteristics and values, and export a .log file of timestamped events for your analysis (pro).

• Shortcuts integration with actions for scanning and interrogation, enumerating services and characteristics, and reading values (pro).

Get support on Twitter @grgarside or georgegarside.com/apps/bluetooth-inspector

What’s New

Version 1.6.1

Features:
• A new Hex option in the Write Value shortcut action lets you write a hex value to a characteristic from the Shortcuts app.
• Manually reload a characteristic value with the reload button above the characteristic value history.
• 5 battery icons are now used for more granularity in battery level.

Fixes:
• Make sure the peripheral is in the expected state before trying to write to a characteristic of it.
• Improvements to layout and legibility of various parts of the app for users with an accessibility font size set.
• Fix a missing animation when navigating to a peripheral on a compact display and fix navigating between services and characteristics in split view.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Ylawayjdp ,

This app helped me find my Apple Pencil

I misplaced my Apple Pencil. I knew it was in the house. The app’s basic functionality showed a signal strength for each device some of which were named. By moving around my home and re-scanning I was able to narrow down the room and then use the signal strength from other devices to figure out the general location.

It’s not going to home in on the device or do anything magical, but it will help you figure out the general location.

The signal strength percentage isn’t calibrated very well so you need to compare percentages to devices that are a known distance away and work off that.

hiburn8 ,

Cooooool

Great app, i just bought Pro. Although im a bit confused about the write feature.
I have a device that takes a byte array for setting an led color, but im not sure how i would set that in the app. Any ideas? :/

Developer Response ,

Happy to try to help, send me info about the device and its message structure to apps@georgegarside.com. Thanks for using Bluetooth Inspector!

ddbb666 ,

LOVE

Love this app, I’m now so fascinated with what’s around me. Looking forward to maybe adding compatibility for other wireless signals around me? Wi-Fi etc etc. Good interesting app

In-App Purchases

Bluetooth Inspector Pro
Bluetooth Inspector Pro
2-way communication & advanced functionality
£3.99

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.

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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