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Looking for a complete guide to Cricut setup download? Don’t worry — you will find the solution here! I will explain the setup procedure with simple step-by-step instructions in this write-up.

Do you know that Cricut offers complete solutions for machine setup? For example, it provides the user with a guide to setting up their machine. However, I have seen many users become intimidated on their first attempt at the Cricut machine setup. Even my friend, Jacob, who recently got his Cricut Maker, was unsure how to set it up. Due to a lack of technical knowledge, he asked me for help.

Since I have been into crafting for years, I also use Cricut Maker and Explore. I have experience in setting up these Cricut machines accurately. In this guide, I am going to talk about how to download Design Space and use it to set up Cricut machines. Let’s get started!

How to Download Cricut Design Space on Windows?

The first time I set up my Cricut machine, I set it up on Windows. However, before the Cricut setup download, you will need to download your Design Space. Let’s see how to download this app on a PC:

  1. First, you have to open your browser (Chrome or Microsoft Edge), then type design.cricut.com.
  2. Now, you’ll need to check the checkbox to accept the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
  3. Once you tick the check box, your Download tab will be activated. Hit the tab to begin downloading your Cricut app.


  1. Once the download is complete, you will need to press the Windows keys to open File Explorer.
  2. Then, go to the Downloads section from the left navigation bar.


  1. Inside the Downloads folder, you will find the downloaded Design Space file. Double-click on it to install it on your PC.
  2. Further, you have to follow the prompts given on the screen to finish the installation.


How to Download Cricut Design Space on Mac?

Currently, I am using my Design Space on Mac. It’s been 2 years since I started using it. Now, let me tell you how you can download this app on Mac for Cricut setup download.

  1. First, launch any browser you are using (I am using a Chrome Browser), then search for design.cricut.com.
  2. After that, you will need to mark the check box to agree to Cricut’s terms and conditions.
  3. Now, you will see your Download tab in green, which means you can click it to download the Design Space app.


  1. After downloading the app, you have to go to the file folder where you downloaded the app. Open up your Downloads folder and double-click the .dmg file.


  1. On the next window, you will have to drag the Cricut icon to the Applications folder to start the installation on your Mac. 
  2. Finally, the Cricut software will be added to your home screen.

How to Setup a Cricut Machine on Your Computer?

Now that I have explained how to download Design Space let’s move on to learn the complete Cricut machine setup.


Below are the steps to Cricut setup download on Windows/Mac:

  1. First of all, power on your Cricut machine.
  2. Then, connect your machine to the computer using your USB cable or Bluetooth.
  3. Now, open your Cricut Design app and follow the screen’s instructions to sign in to your Cricut account.
  1. Next, you have to go to the menu and select Machine Setup.
  2. Choose the machine model you want to set up and follow the steps displayed on the screen.
  3. Finally, you need to perform a test cut.

Finally, I have explained the Cricut setup download process on your Windows and Mac by following the above methods. Make sure you follow each step carefully to avoid any errors.


Question 1: Is Cricut Design Space free to download?

Answer: Design Space is free software; hence, you don’t have to spend a penny downloading it. It can also be downloaded onto Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS. In addition, the Cricut software Space also offers free fonts, images, and ready-made projects, which will help you craft wonderful projects. Besides, you can’t use the app on Chromebooks or Unix/Linux Computers.

Question 2: Can I use Cricut Design Space on my mobile device?

Answer: Yes, you can! You can use Design Space on your mobile device, be it iOS or Android. Although you will not get all the features of a mobile phone, you can still get the most out of this mobile app. In short, you must have a smartwatch with the latest features that can support the Cricut Design app to command your Cricut machine.

Question 3: How can I connect my Cricut machine to Bluetooth?

Answer: Follow the directions given below to connect my Cricut machine to Bluetooth:

  1. Turn on the Cricut machine by plugging it into the power source.
  2. Then, you need to ensure the distance between your Cricut machine and computer is not exceeding 15 feet.
  3. Now, open the Settings and then turn on the Bluetooth.
  4. Add your Cricut machine to Bluetooth and pair it.
  5. In case you are asked to enter the PIN, enter – 0000.

Final Words

I have covered two main things in this blog. First, download Design Space and set it up on Mac and Windows. Following this Cricut setup download guide, beginners can easily complete the setup. No matter which Cricut machine you use, every machine needs to be set up before use. Besides, while downloading the Cricut software, your browser screen may look different based on different browsers. Rest assured, the process will be the same.


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