Is there any Wireshark-like software for capturing Bluetooth communication data in iOS ?

I have a smart bracelet paired up with iPhone 5s. I would like to know how does the data communicating. Is it possible?

If the software must be installed in PC, how can I pick up the data between phone and bracelet?


  • capture Bluetooth communication data (preferably in Wireshark-readable format)
  • GUI is optional (command line is fine)
  • either run on iOS / PC / Mac

For viewing (if the output is only viewable via the software, as Wireshark already provided the features below):

  • able to read packet data
  • able to filter the source and destination
  • able to search by keywords

p.s. the device is running via Bluetooth LE.


2 Answers 2


Wireshark can actually do this

Wireshark can capture bluetooth packets using something like the Ubertooth One with the Kismet library.

You can capture Bluetooth traffic to or from your machine on Linux in Wireshark with libpcap 0.9.6 and later, if the kernel includes the BlueZ Bluetooth stack; starting with the 2.4.6 kernel, the BlueZ stack was incorporated into the mainline kernel.

Check out the Wireshark wiki for setup information.


I ended up switched platform, using Android 5.0's built-in Bluetooth HCI Snoop Log. Then, I use adb to transfer the log and open the log in Wireshark to review the packet content in Mac / PC.

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