nRF Connect for Mobile

Powerful generic Bluetooth Low Energy scanning and exploration tool

nRF Connect for Mobile, previously known as nRF Master Control Panel, is a powerful generic tool that allows you to scan and explore your Bluetooth Low Energy devices and communicate with them. nRF Connect for Mobile supports a number of Bluetooth SIG adopted profiles, as well as the Device Firmware Update profile (DFU) from Nordic Semiconductor or Eddystone from Google.

  • Scans for Bluetooth Low Energy devices
  • Parses advertisement data
  • Shows RSSI graph
  • Connects to any connectable Bluetooth Low Energy device
  • Discovers and parses services and characteristics
  • Allows read/write of characteristics
  • Allows enable/disable of notifications and indications
  • Logs events and method calls
  • Supports Device Firmware Update profile which allows user to upload a new application over-the-air (DFU OTA) from a HEX or Zip file

Additional features of nRF Connect for Android only:

  • Parses values of most of known characteristics
  • GATT server configuration
  • Listing paired devices
  • Bluetooth Low Energy Advertising (peripheral role)
  • Simultaneous scanning, advertising and maintaining multiple connections
  • Full support for Eddystone beacons and iBeacons
  • Supports Device Firmware Update (DFU) profile


Check out the GetStarted tab!

Read this DevZone blog about nRF Connect for mobile v 2.1

More documentation and APK file for Android 4.3 or later and iOS version 9 or later here:


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