1. Why should I need to buy a Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy adapter?
Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE, colloquially BLE, formerly marketed as Bluetooth Smart) is a wireless personal area network technology designed and marketed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG). It can reduce power consumption while providing effective communication between devices.
AirDroid Cast requires BLE to control iOS devices from a Windows or macOS computer. Therefore, if your Windows computer doesn't have a Bluetooth module or the Bluetooth version below 5.0, you need to buy a Bluetooth 5.0 USB adapter.
The macOS computers produced in recent years natively support Bluetooth Low Energy. The earlier models may not support it. If your macOS computer doesn't support Bluetooth Low Energy, you are not able to enable the control feature of AirDroid Cast, and you are not able to use a Bluetooth Adapter, too, as there is no Bluetooth driver for macOS computers in the market.
2. How to buy a qualified Bluetooth 5.0 adapter?
You can buy the Bluetooth 5.0 adapter at online shops like Amazon and eBay. But before your purchase, please kindly contact the seller and confirm the information below:
- Does the adapter supports your computer or not?
- Does the Bluetooth version is Bluetooth 5.0?
- Does the adapter supports BLE or not?
- Where or how to download the driver of the Bluetooth adapter?
To use the Bluetooth adapter, you may need to disable the built-in Bluetooth of your computer. For the details, please contact your seller for further assistance.