Windows 10 June update could make your Bluetooth devices unusable

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on Jun 17 2019
Windows 10 June update could make your Bluetooth devices unusable
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The June 11 Windows 10 update might possibly break Bluetooth connection, Microsoft says.

This is not a bug, instead it is a security update.

Microsoft highlighted the issue in a support document.

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A stable Windows update is a rare finding on earth. Meanwhile, the latest Windows update, which is bringing in a considerable number of security fixes, has an issue which could break your outdated Bluetooth devices.

The June 2019 Windows update has been aired by Microsoft and is hugely focused on security improvements. Microsoft quietly published a new support document to announce that Windows 10’s latest cumulative update could break your Bluetooth devices if they are outdated. Windows latest was the first to spot this document and break the news.

“You may experience issues pairing, connecting or using certain Bluetooth devices after installing security updates released June 11, 2019. These security updates address a security vulnerability by intentionally preventing connections from Windows to unsecure Bluetooth devices. Any device using well-known keys to encrypt connections may be affected, including certain security fobs,” Microsoft wrote in its support document.

Users can head over to the ‘Event log’ to know if their device is affected by this issue. The Event Log will display an error message saying, “Your Bluetooth device attempted to establish a debug connection.  The Windows Bluetooth stack does not allow debug connection while it is not in the debug mode.” You could also update your Bluetooth devices to avoid facing this issue.

Additionally, Microsoft wants users to contact their Bluetooth device manufacturer for further assistance if the problem persists.

Affected Updates

The following latest cumulative updates (LCUs) and Monthly Rollups released on June 11, 2019 or later for the affected platforms will experience the new behavior:

  • KB4503293 or later LCU for Windows 10, version 1903.
  • KB4503327 or later LCU for Windows 10, version 1809 and Windows Server 2019.
  • KB4503286 or later LCU for Windows 10, version 1803.
  • KB4503284 or later LCU for Windows 10, version 1709.
  • KB4503279 or later LCU for Windows 10, version 1703.
  • KB4503267 or later LCU for Windows 10, version 1607 and Windows Server 2016.
  • KB4503291 or later LCU for Windows 10, version 1507.
  • KB4503276 or later Monthly Rollup for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • KB4503285 or later Monthly Rollup for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard.

The following Security Only updates are also affected:

KB4503290 for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

KB4503263 for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard.

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