Bluetooth 4 would require a hardware upgrade. There are two options you could consider, one would be to get a USB adapter the other more interesting option is to replace the existing internal Bluetooth card. I have actually done this myself and such an upgrade certainly does give you full 'Continuity' compatibility.
First see these articles. http://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac-software/get-continuity-handoff-airdrop-on- old-mac-3582632/ and http://www.cultofmac.com/306681/add-continuity-mac-using-just-cheap-bluetooth-do ngle/
Additionally, there's a much quicker way to see which bluetooth adapter your mac is currently using. With your external Bluetooth adapter unplugged: If there's no Bluetooth icon in your menu bar, go to system prefs - Bluetooth and check 'Show Bluetooth in menu bar'. Kinivo BTD-300 Bluetooth USB Adapter - Installation CD for Windows 7/Vista/XP (Not needed for Windows 10 /8.1 / 8 and Mac OS) - User Manual Warranty Kinivo BTD-300 USB Bluetooth Adapter is backed by our 2 year limited hardware warranty. Please contact us if you have any questions. Note: For Mac systems with built-in Bluetooth LE support, there is a known issue under OS X 10.7.3 in the case that an external Bluetooth LS Adapter is connected. If the built-in driver attaches to an external Bluetooth HCI leaving the built-in HCI available for the iOS simulator, the simulator fails to attach to the built-in Bluetooth HCI.
Second see this website. http://www.osxwifi.com/adapters/apple-broadcom-bcm94360cd-802-11-a-b-g-n-ac-blue tooth-4-0-with-adapter-for-macpro-2009-and-macpro-2010
The adapter above replaces both the original WiFi card and Bluetooth card with a current 802.11ac WiFi card and current Bluetooth card as would be fitted in the current iMac as an example. Since this is a genuine Apple part it is automatically recognised and supported by OS X. This is the approach I used in my Mac Pro.
No sweat. Try here.
I thought that BT would be built in to your mac Book Pro mid 2010, should be there at the top right of the screen next to the wifi icon, but what do I know? maybe it's turned off???? anyways give that a try. or iogear? No use messing around with a cheap-o BT dongle that says 'windows' on it, but doesn't mention mac at all, and then trying to get it to work somehow...not worth the fuss, frankly.... Hmmm....Mountain lion, eh?? bit of an older cat.....still, if it works for you....*cough* El Capitan*cough**...gosh it's sure dry in here...better get a coffee pronto !!
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