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Legacy Specification

A legacy specification is still active, but a newer version is available. A legacy specification can be used, but we highly discourage this because a legacy specification may contain errors that could result in interoperability issues with other devices. We encourage you to use the latest version of a specification.

Deprecated and Withdrawn Specifications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 on the Bluetooth Help and Support page.

If you are a Bluetooth SIG member and have questions, please contact Bluetooth Support.

TypeSpecificationVersionStatusDeprecation DateWithdrawal DateAlternative
CoreCS – Core SpecificationLegacyCS v5.2
CoreCS – Core SpecificationLegacyCS v5.2
CoreCS – Core SpecificationLegacyCS v5.2
CoreCS – Core SpecificationDeprecated, to be withdrawn28/01/201901/02/2023CS v5.2
CoreCS – Core SpecificationDeprecated, to be withdrawn28/01/201901/02/2022CS v5.2
CoreCS – Core SpecificationDeprecated, to be withdrawn28/01/201901/07/2020CS v5.2
CoreCS – Core SpecificationDeprecated, to be withdrawn28/01/201901/07/2020CS v5.2
CoreCS – Core SpecificationWithdrawn28/01/2019CS v5.2
CoreCS – Core SpecificationWithdrawn27/01/2009CS v5.2
CoreCS – Core SpecificationWithdrawn09/02/2006CS v5.2
CoreCS – Core SpecificationWithdrawn17/01/2006CS v5.2
CoreCSA – Core Specification AddendumLegacyCS v5.2
CoreCSA – Core Specification AddendumLegacyCS v5.2
CoreCSA – Core Specification AddendumDeprecated, to be withdrawn28/01/201901/02/2022CS v5.2
CoreCSA – Core Specification AddendumDeprecated, to be withdrawn28/01/201901/02/2022CS v5.2
CoreCSA – Core Specification AddendumDeprecated, to be withdrawn28/01/201901/02/2022CS v5.2
CoreCSA – Core Specification AddendumDeprecated, to be withdrawn28/01/201901/07/2020CS v5.2
CoreCSS – ​Core Specification SupplementWithdrawn31/12/2019Active CSS
CoreCSS – ​Core Specification SupplementWithdrawn28/01/2019Active CSS
CoreCSS – ​Core Specification SupplementWithdrawn06/12/2016Active CSS
CoreCSS – ​Core Specification SupplementWithdrawn14/07/2015Active CSS
CoreCSS – ​Core Specification SupplementWithdrawn02/12/2014Active CSS
CoreCSS – ​Core Specification SupplementWithdrawn03/12/2013Active CSS
CoreCSS – ​Core Specification SupplementWithdrawn12/02/2013Active CSS
CoreCSS – ​Core Specification SupplementWithdrawn12/02/2013Active CSS
GATTBLP – Blood Pressure ProfileLegacyBLP v1.0.1
GATTCGMP – Continuous Glucose Monitoring ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022CGMP v1.0.1
GATTCGMS – Continuous Glucose Monitoring ServiceTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022CGMS v1.0.1
GATTCPP – Cycling Power ProfileLegacyCPP v1.1
GATTCPS – Cycling Power ServiceLegacyCPS v1.1
GATTCTS – Current Time ServiceLegacyCTS v1.1
GATTDIS – Device Information ServiceDeprecated29/11/2011DIS v1.1
GATTGSS – GATT Specification Supplement1.0LegacyGSS v1.1
GATTLLS – Link Loss ServiceTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022LLS v1.0.1
GATTPXP – Proximity ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022PXP v1.0.1
GATTUDS – User Data ServiceLegacyUDS v1.1
MeshMshPRF – Mesh ProfileLegacyMshPRF v1.0.1
MeshMshMDL – Mesh ModelLegacyMshMDL v1.0.1
MeshMDP – Mesh Device Properties1.0LegacyMDP v1.2
MeshMDP – Mesh Device Properties1.1LegacyMDP v1.2
Protocol3WIRE – HCI 3-Wire UART TransportWithdrawn11/09/2008None
ProtocolAVCTP – A/V Control TransportDeprecated01/08/2013AVCTP v1.4
ProtocolAVCTP – A/V Control TransportLegacyAVCTP v1.4
ProtocolAVCTP – A/V Control TransportTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022AVCTP v1.4
ProtocolAVCTP – A/V Control TransportWithdrawn09/02/2006AVCTP v1.4
ProtocolAVDTP – A/V Distribution TransportTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022AVDTP v1.3
ProtocolAVDTP – A/V Distribution TransportLegacyAVDTP v1.3
ProtocolAVDTP – A/V Distribution TransportWithdrawn09/02/2006AVDTP v1.3
ProtocolBNEP – Bluetooth Network Encapsulation ProtocolWithdrawn09/02/2006BNEP v1.0
ProtocolIrDA – IrDA InteroperabilityLegacyIrDA v2.0
ProtocolRFCOMM – RFCOMMLegacyRFCOMM v1.2
ProtocolSD – HCI Secure Digital TransportWithdrawn11/09/2008CS v5.2
ProtocolTCP – Telephony Control ProtocolWithdrawn10/06/2010None
ProtocolUART – HCI UART TransportWithdrawn11/09/2008None
ProtocolUSB – HCI USB TransportWithdrawn11/09/2008None
ProtocolWAPB – WAP BearerWithdrawn13/07/2006None
TraditionalSYNCH – Synchronization ProfileLegacySYNCH v1.2.1
Traditional3DSP – 3D Synchronization ProfileDeprecated29/04/20143DSP v1.0.3
Traditional3DSP – 3D Synchronization ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/20223DSP v1.0.3
Traditional3DSP – 3D Synchronization ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/20223DSP v1.0.3
TraditionalA2DP – Advanced Audi​​o Distribution ProfileWithdrawn09/02/2006A2DP v1.3.2
TraditionalA2DP – Advanced Audi​​o Distribution ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022A2DP v1.3.2
TraditionalA2DP – Advanced Audi​​o Distribution ProfileLegacyA2DP v1.3.2
TraditionalA2DP – Advanced Audi​​o Distribution ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022A2DP v1.3.2
TraditionalA2DP – Advanced Audi​​o Distribution ProfileLegacyA2DP v1.3.2
TraditionalAVRCP – A/V Remote Control ProfileLegacyAVRCP v1.6.2
TraditionalAVRCP – A/V Remote Control ProfileDeprecated01/08/2013AVRCP v1.6.2
TraditionalAVRCP – A/V Remote Control ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022AVRCP v1.6.2
TraditionalAVRCP – A/V Remote Control ProfileLegacyAVRCP v1.6.2
TraditionalAVRCP – A/V Remote Control ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022AVRCP v1.6.2
TraditionalAVRCP – A/V Remote Control ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022AVRCP v1.6.2
TraditionalAVRCP – A/V Remote Control ProfileWithdrawn09/02/2006AVRCP v1.6.2
TraditionalBIP – Basic Imaging ProfileDeprecated01/08/2013BIP v1.2.1
TraditionalBIP – Basic Imaging ProfileLegacyBIP v1.2.1
TraditionalBIP – Basic Imaging ProfileLegacyBIP v1.2.1
TraditionalBIP – Basic Imaging ProfileLegacyBIP v1.2.1
TraditionalBIP – Basic Imaging ProfileWithdrawn09/02/2006BIP v1.2.1
TraditionalBPP – Basic Printing ProfileLegacyBPP v1.2
TraditionalBPP – Basic Printing ProfileWithdrawn09/02/2006BPP v1.2
TraditionalCIP – Common ISDN Access ProfileWithdrawn12/04/2007None
TraditionalCIP – Common ISDN Access ProfileWithdrawn09/02/2006None
TraditionalCTN – Calendar Tasks and Notes ProfileLegacyCTN v1.0.1
TraditionalCTP – Cordless Telephony ProfileWithdrawn10/06/2010None
TraditionalDI – Device ID ProfileLegacyDI v1.3
TraditionalDUN – Dial-Up Networking ProfileLegacyDUN v1.2
TraditionalESDP – Extended Service Discovery Profile for UPnPWithdrawn13/07/2006None
TraditionalFAX – Fax ProfileWithdrawn10/06/2010None
TraditionalFTP – File Transfer ProfileDeprecated01/08/2013FTP v1.3.1
TraditionalFTP – File Transfer ProfileLegacyFTP v1.3.1
TraditionalFTP – File Transfer ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022FTP v1.3.1
TraditionalGAVDP – Generic A/V Distribution ProfileWithdrawn09/02/2006GAVDP v1.3
TraditionalGAVDP – Generic A/V Distribution ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022GAVDP v1.3
TraditionalGAVDP – Generic A/V Distribution ProfileLegacyGAVDP v1.3
TraditionalGOEP – Generic Object Exchange ProfileDeprecated01/08/2013GOEP v2.1.1
TraditionalGOEP – Generic Object Exchange ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022GOEP v2.1.1
TraditionalGOEP – Generic Object Exchange ProfileLegacyGOEP v2.1.1
TraditionalGPP – Generic PIM ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022GPP v1.0.1
TraditionalHCRP – Hardcopy Cable Replacement ProfileWithdrawn09/02/2006HCRP v1.2
TraditionalHCRP – Hardcopy Cable Replacement ProfileLegacyHCRP v1.2
TraditionalHDP – Health Device ProfileDeprecated01/08/2013HDP v1.1
TraditionalHFP – Hands-Free ProfileWithdrawn09/02/2006HFP v1.7.2
TraditionalHFP – Hands-Free ProfileWithdrawn14/03/2006HFP v1.7.2
TraditionalHFP – Hands-Free ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022HFP v1.7.2
TraditionalHFP – Hands-Free ProfileLegacyHFP v1.7.2
TraditionalHFP – Hands-Free ProfileLegacyHFP v1.7.2
TraditionalHFP – Hands-Free ProfileLegacyHFP v1.7.2
TraditionalHFP – Hands-Free ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022HFP v1.7.2
TraditionalHFP – Hands-Free ProfileLegacyHFP v1.7.2
TraditionalHID – Human Interface Device ProfileWithdrawn09/02/2006HID v1.1.1
TraditionalHID – Human Interface Device ProfileLegacyHID v1.1.1
TraditionalHID – Human Interface Device ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022HID v1.1.1
TraditionalHSP – Headset ProfileLegacyHSP v1.2
TraditionalICP – Intercom ProfileWithdrawn10/06/2010None
TraditionalLAN – LAN Access ProfileWithdrawn03/06/2003PAN v1.0
TraditionalMAP – Message Access ProfileDeprecated23/07/2015MAP v1.4.2
TraditionalMAP – Message Access Profile1.4.1Deprecated20/11/201920/11/2021MAP v1.4.2
TraditionalMAP – Message Access ProfileLegacyMAP v1.4.2
TraditionalMAP – Message Access ProfileLegacyMAP v1.4.2
TraditionalMAP – Message Access ProfileLegacyMAP v1.4.2
TraditionalMAP – Message Access ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022MAP v1.4.2
TraditionalMAP – Message Access ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022MAP v1.4.2
TraditionalMAP – Message Access ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022MAP v1.4.2
TraditionalMAP – Message Access ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022MAP v1.4.2
TraditionalOPP – Object Push ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022OPP v1.2.1
TraditionalOPP – Object Push ProfileLegacyOPP v1.2.1
TraditionalPAN – Personal Area Networking ProfileWithdrawn09/02/2006PAN v1.0
TraditionalPBAP – Phone Book Access ProfileDeprecated04/12/2015PBAP v1.2.3
TraditionalPBAP – Phone Book Access ProfileDeprecated04/12/2015PBAP v1.2.3
TraditionalPBAP – Phone Book Access ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022PBAP v1.2.3
TraditionalPBAP – Phone Book Access ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022PBAP v1.2.3
TraditionalPBAP – Phone Book Access ProfileLegacyPBAP v1.2.3
TraditionalSAP – SIM Access ProfileWithdrawn09/02/2006SAP v1.1.1
TraditionalSAP – SIM Access ProfileLegacySAP v1.1.1
TraditionalSAP – SIM Access ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022SAP v1.1.1
TraditionalSDAP – Service Discovery Application ProfileDeprecated04/09/2014Discovery White Paper
TraditionalSPP – Serial Port ProfileDeprecated01/08/2013SPP v1.2
TraditionalSYNCH – Synchronization ProfileDeprecated01/08/2013SYNCH v1.2.1
TraditionalSYNCH – Synchronization ProfileTo be deprecated01/02/202101/02/2022SYNCH v1.2.1
TraditionalVDP – Video Distribution ProfileLegacyVDP v1.1