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Pure Swift Linux Bluetooth Stack
.package(url: "https://github.com/PureSwift/BluetoothLinux.git", from: "4.2.0")


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SPM compatible

Pure Swift Bluetooth Stack for Linux

Does not require BlueZ, communicates directly with the Linux kernel and Bluetooth controller.


import Bluetooth
import BluetoothLinux

guard let hostController = BluetoothLinux.HostController.default
    else { fatalError("No Bluetooth adapters found") }
let uuid = UUID(rawValue: "E2C56DB5-DFFB-48D2-B060-D0F5A71096E0")!
let beacon = AppleBeacon(uuid: uuid, major: 1, minor: 1, rssi: -29)
do { try hostController.iBeacon(beacon) }
catch { print("Error enabling iBeacon: \(error)") }


Swift Package Manager

import PackageDescription

let package = Package(
    dependencies: [
			url: "https://github.com/PureSwift/BluetoothLinux.git",


Documentation can be generated with Jazzy.

swift package generate-xcodeproj

Read the documentation here. For more information, see the gh-pages branch.


Do not test in Parallels or VMware with the built in Bluetooth adapter found in Macs. You can, however, use VMWare or Parallels, with a Linux compatible Bluetooth LE USB adapter plugged in. VirtualBox will work with the builtin adapter on Macs.

For best results, test with Swift 5.1.5 on ARMv7 and a Linux-comptible Bluetooth dongle (e.g. CSR8510 A10).

See Also

  • Bluetooth - Pure Swift Bluetooth Definitions.
  • GATT - Bluetooth Generic Attribute Profile (GATT) for Swift
  • Silica - Pure Swift CoreGraphics (Quartz2D) implementation
  • Predicate - Pure Swift Predicate implementation


BluetoothLinux is released under the MIT license. See LICENSE for details.


Stars: 149
Last commit: 20 weeks ago


Release Notes

25 weeks ago
  • 299b830 Updated for Swift 5.1
  • a559422 Removed HostController.address
  • f716d7f Added HCIDeviceOptions

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