LightBlue® Explorer can connect you to all of your devices that use Bluetooth Low Energy (also known as Bluetooth Smart, or Bluetooth Light).

LightBlue® Explorer has two modes, central and peripheral. In central mode, you can scan for and connect to all BLE devices around you. Once connected, you have a detailed view of all the device's profiles, from which you can read and write to characteristics and subscribe to notifications.

To use peripheral mode, tap the blue circle next to one of the profiles listed under "Virtual Peripherals." When the blue checkmark appears, your iOS device will begin advertising as that particular BLE peripheral. LightBlue® Explorer allows you to customize the services and characteristics of any virtual peripheral profile. Tap the "+" in the top right corner of the home screen to add new virtual peripherals. You can also clone any peripheral you connect to in central mode and save that profile to your list of virtual peripherals.

Full support of read, write, and notify is included. You can view the signal strength (RSSI) to get an idea of how close you are to the peripheral.

The log feature allows you to keep track of all significant BLE events that occur while using the app (e.g., device discovery, connection, reading, writing).

Use LightBlue® Explorer to test your new BLE Heart Rate Monitor, temperature sensor, TI CC2540 Keyfob, Nordic uBlue, Panasonic PAN1720, etc. LightBlue® Explorer is also ideal for developers wanting to test the firmware of their own BLE peripherals.

Key Features:
- Scan for any peripherals
- Grab basic device info (UUID, RSSI )
- Browse Characteristics and Services
- Register for Notifications and Indications
- Send Data from Notifications and Indications to AWS IoT or Adafruit IO
- Read Characteristics
- Write to Characteristics in Hex, Oct, Bin, Decimal or Ascii
- Clone peripheral profiles
- Choose from an array of common preconfigured peripheral profiles
- Advertise as a peripheral using custom profiles
- Thoroughly log BLE events

This app will not work on iPhone4, iPhone3GS, iPhone3G or iPod Touches before the 5th generation, or any other iOS device without built-in Bluetooth Low Energy support.

What’s New

Version 2.7

- By popular demand, you can now interact with Bluetooth devices that are currently connected to your iOS device in scan results.
- Some bug fixes and optimizations to keep the engine running smoothly.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
18 Ratings
18 Ratings
sad uset ,

My Fitbit’s dead

It found my tv and blue tooth speaker no problem, works great. However because it uses Bluetooth to find devices it won’t work on my dead Fitbit. Learn from my mistakes, download this before your batter runs out.

Aristo_400 ,

Saved my Fitbit!

I searched the house for over an hour before I downloaded this app. I still looked for another half hour in the house with the app before I realized that I was only get 1-2 bars because the Fitbit was NOT in the house! Found it outside in my recycling bin within seconds. Awesome app!

ThirdNickname ,

Miracle App!!!!

I’d misplaced my Fitbit and searched it for hours and hours. Within using this app for 5 minutes, I located it in the garbage recipient I swore I hadn’t been near! Concentrate on the signal bars and not the numbers. When I saw 3-4 bars, I knew that I was close. Thank you, magical developers and Fitbit for suggesting it as a location device. You rock on this Canadian Thanksgiving!!!!


Punch Through Design LLC
43.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Punch Through Design LLC


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

More By This Developer

You May Also Like