nRF Connect for Desktop v4.0.0 or later

nRF Connect for Desktop

nRF Connect for Desktop is a cross-platform framework for development applications. It contains apps for testing Bluetooth® Low Energy, monitoring LTE links, power optimization, programming, and more.

Supported operating systems
  • Microsoft Windows
  • macOS
  • Ubuntu Linux

You can find detailed NCS tools' operating system requirements here: nRF Connect SDK Supported Operating Systems

You can download nRF Connect for Desktop from our website.
Note: On macOS and Linux, you must download and install the SEGGER J-Link Software separately.

After installing and starting the main application, you see an overview of available apps. Click the arrow down button to display additional information about each app.

To install the app:

  1. Open nRF Connect for Desktop.
  2. Find the app that you want to use app in the list and click Install.
Once the app is installed, you can launch it by clicking Open.

For easy access, you can create a desktop shortcut by clicking the arrow down button and selecting Create shortcut.

If a new version of the app becomes available, an Update button is displayed next to the Open button. Click this button to install the latest version.

To uninstall the app, click the arrow down button and select Uninstall.

Note: Installation of nRF Connect for Bluetooth Low Energy version 4.0.0 and later differs, refer to the user guide for more information.
Note: If you experience unexpected behavior, press CTRL+R to refresh any of the nRF Connect for Desktop apps that are open.