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A Guide for Connecting Cricut to Computer via USB/Bluetooth

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Hello! Have you just got a new Cricut machine? If yes, then you have opened the right blog! In the beginning, I had trouble connecting Cricut to computer. So, I couldn’t connect my Cricut machine to my device. Somehow, I found the solution online and tried to connect it to my computer.

I was so happy when I finally connected my Cricut to a computer. Also, many of you might not be familiar with the right procedure to establish a better connection. Additionally, there are two ways to connect both devices. In the first method, you will connect it through a USB cable. And the second method, I will show you how to connect Cricut to computer using Bluetooth. 

So, let’s dive into this blog to learn more about the Cricut machine setup on your Windows and Mac computers.

How to Connect Cricut to Computer via Bluetooth?

The best thing about connecting Cricut to computer via Bluetooth is that it frees you from clumsy wires. Currently, I have connected my cutting machine only via Bluetooth because I needed some space on my working table. So, below, I am explaining the detailed steps individually for both computers: Windows & Mac. Let’s start with a Windows computer first.


  1. First of all, your machine should be turned on and kept at a distance of 10-15 ft.
  2. Now, move to the Start button and select Settings

  1. After that, you have to click on Devices.

  1. Ensure your Bluetooth is ON, then hit the Add Bluetooth or other device.

  1. Next, you need to select the Bluetooth option and hold on for a while as your computer is looking for your Cricut Machine. As it appears in the list, select it to proceed.

  1. Finally, your machine is now paired, and you have successfully connected your Cricut via Bluetooth.


Here, I will explain how to connect Cricut to a computer via Bluetooth on a Mac computer:

  1. First, your computer must be turned on.
  2. After that, place the computer and machine within 10 to 15 feet.
  3. Next, move to the Apple menu and choose the System Preferences.

  1. Now, find the Bluetooth option on your Mac.

  1. Here, check whether the Bluetooth is ON.
  2. Then, you need to select your Cricut machine from the given list.
  3. Finally, you have paired your cutting machine with your Mac computer.  

How to Connect Cricut to Computer With USB?

Connecting Cricut to computer via a USB cable is one of the easiest methods to establish a connection. Due to this, I don’t have to follow those lengthy steps as I did in the previous one.

So, are you ready with your USB cable? You must have gotten the one while you were unboxing the machine. Despite this, you will need to follow each step carefully to connect your Cricut via a USB cable.

Here’s how to connect Cricut to a computer with USB:

  1. First of all, you have to power on the Cricut machine.

  1. Now, you will need to insert one end of the USB cable into the Cricut machine.

  1. Next, use the other end of a USB cable and plug it into your computer.
  2. Afterward, the power button of the Cricut machine should be lit up in white.
  3. After that, you must go to Design Space on your computer.
  4. Navigate to New Product Setup. Subsequently, you will notice that your Cricut machine is connected to the computer.

How to Setup a Cricut Machine on Windows/Mac?


In the above section, I explained connecting Cricut to computer via USB or Bluetooth. But do you know this is one part of a complete setup? While setting up the new Cricut machine, we have to connect it through Bluetooth or USB (that we have already learned above). Hence, it is now easier for you to complete your setup.

As you have already connected your Cricut to your computer via Bluetooth or USB, you must set up the machine. For this, you have to follow the instructions below:

  1. After connecting your Cricut to Bluetooth or USB, you need to visit a site: cricut.com/setup.

  1. You will need to download and install the Cricut app (Design Space) from this site.
  2. After that, focus on the screen prompts to create a Cricut ID and set it up accordingly.
  3. Finally, Cricut will inform you whether your setup is done or not.


Connecting Cricut to computer is not tedious if you follow the right tutorial like this one. Following each and every step carefully will ensure the proper connection between your cutting machine and computer. Also, I have explained the method to connect your Cricut via Bluetooth for both Mac and Windows computers. So, whether you are a Windows user or a Mac, you can simply follow this tutorial to complete your Cricut setup.


Question 1: Why can’t I connect my Cricut to Bluetooth?

Answer: If your Cricut is not connecting to your Bluetooth, then you can try the following solutions:

  1. First, you need to make sure whether you have turned on your Cricut machine.
  2. Check if your Cricut cutting machine is placed within 10-15 feet of the computer.
  3. Try to unpair or unpair your cutting machine by navigating to your device’s Bluetooth settings.
  4. Update your Bluetooth driver.

Question 2: How can I unpair or remove Bluetooth for my Cricut machine?

Answer: Unpairing or removing the connected Bluetooth from the computer may help troubleshoot and resolve many technical errors occurring to your Cricut. Try the following instructions to remove or unpair your Bluetooth on a Windows computer:

  1. First, go to the Start menu and select the Settings option.
  2. Then, move to the Devices option.
  3. After that, select the device you want to remove, click Remove Device, and confirm your action.

Question 3: Why can’t I connect my Cricut machine with a USB cable?

Answer: Sometimes, you might encounter an issue with your USB driver or port, which is why you can’t connect your Cricut via a USB cable. However, if you want to troubleshoot this issue, you can try installing the USB driver manually:

  1. First, you must go to your keyboard and then press Windows + X keys.
  2. Then, navigate to Device Manager.
  3. Now, find the Cricut machine from the list and then right-click on it.
  4. After that, click on Update Driver to update your USB driver.

Visit: www.cricut.com/setup login

Source: https://cricutdesignapp.wordpress.com/2024/02/02/a-guide-for-connecting-cricut-to-computer-via-usb-bluetooth/


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