nRF Connect for Mobile 4+

The #1 Bluetooth LE utility

Nordic Semiconductor ASA

Designed for iPad

    • 4.2 • 119 Ratings
    • Free



nRF Connect is a powerful generic tool that allows you to scan and explore your Bluetooth Low Energy (henceforth Bluetooth LE, also called Bluetooth Version 4.0+ of the Bluetooth specification) devices and communicate with them.

nRF Connect also allows your iOS device to advertise as a peripheral, with full support of many of Bluetooth SIG adopted profiles.

Additionally, nRF Connect supports Nordic Semiconductor’s Device Firmware Update profile (DFU) capabilities, allowing you to update compatible peripherals!

+ Features:
• Supports DFU on all Nordic Semiconducto-powered devices.
• Supports Nordic Thingy™ from Nordic Semiconductor.
• Scan and discover nearby Bluetooth LE peripherals.
• Filter Scanned Peripherals by Name, Manufacturer, Services (Advertised & Connected) and RSSI Level.
• Parsing Multiple Formats of Bluetooth LE Advertisement Data.
• Live RSSI Chart of Scanned Bluetooth LE Peripherals.
• Complete iPad Support, including Multi-Tasking and Mouse Support as of 13.4.
• Logs: Including BLE Function calls, and Export Function as CSV and Text.
• Privacy-Oriented: Full-Disclosure of Scanned Data, Advertised Data, and User-Performed Actions held by nRF Connect.
• Connecting to Any Connectable Bluetooth LE Smart Device.
• Discovery of Services, Characteristics and Descriptors.
• Read and Write Characteristics and Descriptors.
• Enable and Disable Notifications and Indications.
• Advertising as a Bluetooth LE Peripheral.
• Setting up a Bluetooth LE (Peripheral) Server and Notifying/Indicating back to connected Central(s).
• Low-Fat: nRF Connect for iOS is Very Small, so You Can Always Keep Us With You!

>= Requirements:
• iOS 16.0 and above.

- Notes:
nRF Connect also works with our Development Kits, which you may acquire online here:

What’s New

Version 2.7.7

There are far too many changes to summarise here, but there are UI changes & updates to keep modernising the app. Secondly, we've greatly improved SUIT (Software Update for the Internet of Things) Support.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

gryhfruhf ,

Hitting terrible bug

thanks for the app.

I’m working on a bluetooth device

nrf Connect is caching the GATT table. I can’t get it to download the new GATT table! It always shows the old one!

I tried deleting the app. Disabling icloud. changing device name. None of it works, the GATT table is still the old one.

What did work was using my partners phone. I imagine my partners phone will later hit the same issue though.

pbush25 ,

Don’t download update if you need device logging

I (somewhat unfortunately) decided to install the updated version that was released 08/19, based on the fact that even though the release notes said there were major changes, no features were noted as being removed.

However, with the latest version you can no longer see (or share) a raw log of all the data being passed back from registered characteristics.

I emailed the developers and they said we could expect it in several updates, but as I told them also it’s kinda sad to remove a major feature during a huge development process and also at least not warn anyone 😥

Aside from that, the new design is better, although I wish I could drag the connected sensor drawer full screen or card like as it will be in iOS 13.

Developer Response ,

Edit: Logging is back in 2.3!

We're sorry for the massive inconvenience that we've caused you.

We made the mistake of believing that logging was such a hidden feature in the previous version that we could release 2.0 without it. Our pile of feedback and fixes is so big we wish we could do it all at one time, but sadly we can't.

Again, we're very sorry, and hope to have the feature re-introduced as soon as possible. Thanks for taking your time to review our new version.

EmbeddedDev ,

Embedded Development Tooling

I can say without a doubt this app is worth integrating in your embedded development workflow. Was trying to use a Python BLE client for Windows that didn’t have the capabilities needed (extended advertisement) when my coworker showed me this app. This app definitely does its job well and was able to unblock my flow. Would recommend for any embedded BLE development. Great job team.


App Privacy

The developer, Nordic Semiconductor ASA, 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, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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