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Bluetooth Battery Monitor Revision History

Application Version Key Changes
Version 1.14.0

New Features:

  • Add dark mode user interface and matching system tray icons.

Bugfixes:

  • Reduced CPU utilization when Sony DualShock4 is being used.
Version 1.13.0

New Features:

  • You can now configure low/critical battery thresholds in the Settings window.
  • You can now customize system tray icons (to other built-in icons or your own icons) in the Settings window.

Bugfixes:

  • Excessive (> 100MB) memory (private physical memory) usage on some systems (often seen with the systems with many CPU cores and/or a lot of memory).
Version 1.12.2

Improvements:

  • Reduced the chance of "refresh" button to update audio devices' information.
  • Added "Restore all warning messages" button to the Settings dialog box.
Version 1.12.0

New Features:

  • Added “refresh button” to manually update battery information.
    Note: Whether this button works or not depends on each device's capability and connection status.

Improvements:

  • Better handling of the mice/keyboards that have broken HID descriptors.
Version 1.11.0

Bugfixes:

  • Some device may not be listed on Windows 10 Insider Builds (RS5).

Improvements:

Version 1.10.0

New Features:

  • You can now hide the device you are not interested in the user interface.
  • Please right-click the device in the device list and select Hide in the popup menu.

  • You can now monitor other Windows PCs and Android devices' battery level.
  • Please see the FAQ for more information.

Version 1.9.2

Bugfixes:

  • Apple Magic Trackpad (1st generation), when used with Bootcamp driver, is not recognized.

Improvements:

  • Limitations on Logitech Unifying Receiver (only one receiver is supported and only one paired device is supported) are lifted.
  • Logitech Nano Receiver support is added.
Version 1.9.1

Bugfixes:

  • Non-Bluetooth wireless devices' battery level are not shown on Windows 7 with SP1, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 versions older than 1607.
  • Inaccurate Troubleshooter messages for AirPods and other Apple W1 chip based devices.

Improvements:

  • Better support for "not fully specification compliant" Bluetooth audio devices.
Version 1.9.0

New Feature:

  • Added support for Digitizers and Active Pens.
  • Added support for selected non-Bluetooth wireless Keyboards and Mice.
  • Limitations:

    • Devices are distinguished by its hardware ID. Therefore, if there are multiple devices with same vendor ID and same product ID in one system, current application cannot distinguish between them.
    • Logitech Unifying Receiver is supported, but current application can recognize only its first paired device.
Version 1.8.3

New Feature:

  • Added support for Apple Boot Camp version 6.x drivers
  • Magic Mouse 2, Magic Keyboard (with or without Numeric Keypad) and Magic Trackpad 2 now work with or without Boot Camp drivers.

NOTE: We are working on an issue that Magic Trackpad (1st generation) is not properly recognized by the application when it is used with Boot Camp drivers. This is expected to be addressed soon.

Version 1.7.1

Bugfix:

  • If driver installation fails during the software installation, system may be left with incomplete driver settings and input devices (keyboards and mice) may become inoperable.

The only difference from version 1.7.0 is the installer. If you have already successfully installed version 1.7.0 to your computer, there is no need to update.

Version 1.7.0

New Feature:

  • Added support for Apple AirPods, BeatsX, Beats Studio3, and Powerbeats3.

Please note that this feature requires:

  1. Windows 10 Version 1607 or newer, and
  2. Bluetooth adapter with LE (Low Energy) support.
Version 1.6.2

Bugfix:

  • Some Bluetooth LE devices are recognized capable of reporting battery level, but battery level was never reported.
    Logitech M720 and other LE devices were affected by this bug.
Version 1.6.1
  • Minor user interface change.
Version 1.6.0

New Features:

  • Added support for Apple Wireless Keyboard (1st generation with two AA batteries).
  • Added support for Xiaomi Mi Band 2.
Version 1.5.3

Bugfixes:

  • HFP (Hands-Free) connection to Bluetooth audio devices cannot be established after Windows update.
Version 1.5.2

Bugfixes:

  • Troubleshooter may falsely claims that the HFP connection to the audio device is disconnected.
  • Improved compatibility with some Logitech devices.
Version 1.5.1

New Features:

  • Added support for Apple Magic Keyboard (Model MLA22LL/a - 2nd generation with rechargeable batteries)
  • Added support for Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller (Model 6CL-00001)
Version 1.4.0

New Features:

  • Added support for Apple Magic Mouse (Model A1296 - 1st generation with 2 AA batteries)
  • (Support for the 2nd generation Magic Mouse and Wireless/Magic Keyboards are coming soon)

Version 1.3.1

Bugfixes:

  • Troubleshooter might have falsely determined Bluetooth device incapable of reporting battery level.
  • Newly paired device's information, including its name, might not been shown properly.
Version 1.3.0

New Features:

  • Added support for Sony DualShock 4 game controller
    Tested with original model (CUH-ZCT1). Should work with new model (CUH-ZCT2) too. If anyone has problem with either model, please contact us.
  • Added support for Logitech Keyboards and Mice
Version 1.2.0

New Feature:

  • Added troubleshooter so that when a Bluetooth device is not shown in the device list or battery level is not updated for a device, user can easily determine the cause and fix it. (This feature is available only with Windows 10 version 1507 or later)
Version 1.1.0

New Feature:

  • Added support for Plantronics XEVENT protocol.
    This protocol is used by the Plantronics headsets and some of the 3rd party headsets/headphones (such as Sony SBH60) to report their battery level.
Version 1.0.0

First official release

  • Added more self diagnostic tests.
Version 0.9.11
  • Added self diagnostic tests for audio device (such as headphone, headset and speaker) issues.
Version 0.9.10
  • Bug Fix: Bluetooth LE devices are not recognized (or battery level is not updated).
  • Bug Fix: Beta version may expire prematurely.
  • Bug Fix: Installer's "Repair" feature actually corrupted the installation.
Version 0.9.9
  • Bug fix: Bluetooth headset may stop functioning properly if Bluetooth driver stack is updated.
Version 0.9.8
  • Improved audio device (such as headphone, headset and speaker) detection.
    • Many devices not recognized by older versions are now recognized by this version.
    • Extended headphone / headset support to all supported operating systems (including Windows 7 with SP1 and Windows 8.1).
Version 0.9.7
  • Bug fix: Installer may fail on non-English operating systems.
Version 0.9.6
  • Improved mouse / keyboard detection.
  • Maintain Bluetooth device information across application restart.
  • Bug fix: Application may not handle Bluetooth radio on / off events properly.
Version 0.9.5
  • Add support for headphone / headset (on Windows 10 only).
Version 0.9.3 First public beta release