How to Check USB4 Support in Windows 11

This article explains how to check USB4 support and capabilities for attached peripherals in Windows 11.

A Universal Serial Bus (USB) port is a standard cable connection interface for computers and electronic devices. A USB connection allows devices to communicate, exchange data, and enable other functions.

Different types of USB devices and capabilities determine their speed and functionality. Your Windows device will support one or more types of USB devices. For example, if your device supports USB4, Windows will now have a dedicated settings panel.

Starting with Windows 11 build 25324, Windows is adding USB4 hubs and devices Settings page for users under Settings > Bluetooth & devices > USB > USB4 Hubs and Devices. USB4 enables new productivity scenarios for docking, high-performance peripherals, displays, and charging.

The USB4 settings page provides information about the System’s USB4 capabilities and attached peripherals on a USB4-capable system.

View what USB types your device supports

As mentioned above, there are many types of USB-supported devices and connections. Windows will support one or more of these devices.

If you want to determine what USB types your device supports, use the steps below.

First, open the Windows Settings app.

You can do that by clicking on the Start menu and selecting Settings. Or press the keyboard shortcut (Windows key + I) to launch the Settings app.

When the Setting app opens, click the System button on the left.

Windows 11 System button in the Settings app
Windows 11 system in the settings app

Select the About tile on the right to expand it.

Windows 11 about pane tile
Windows about pane tile

Select and expand the Device Manager tile on the System -> About setting pane under Related.

Windows 11 Device Manager link in the Settings app

In the Device Manager app, expand the Universal Serial Bus controllers section. Then locate and identify the types of USB your device supports.

If your device supports USB4, it should be displayed in the list.

Windows 11 Universal Serial Bus controllers in Device Manager

Now that you have identified that your device supports USB4 go back to Settings -> Bluetooth & devices -> USB tile.

Windows 11 USB tile in the Settings app

On the Bluetooth & devices -> USB settings pane, click on the USB4 Hubs and Devices. You should see information about the System’s USB4 capabilities and attached peripherals.

This page will not be displayed if the system does not support USB4 with the Microsoft USB4 Connection Manager.

USB4 Settings panel in Windows 11
Source: Microsoft

Close the Settings app when you are done.

That should do it!



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