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How to Connect Cricut Maker 3 to Bluetooth on Windows/Mac?

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Recently, a friend of mine, Mary, got her new Cricut Maker 3. She was excited to get into the field of crafting. However after unboxing the machine, she faced challenges in connecting her machine to Bluetooth. She called me for help, and I helped her connect Cricut Maker 3 to Bluetooth. Everyone may have to face such challenges in the beginning. Connecting the Cricut to your device may seem difficult. But don’t worry, I am here to help everyone who is facing the same issue as Mary.

In this blog, I will talk about the complete Cricut setup. Despite this, we will move on to connect our Cricut machine to Bluetooth on Windows & Mac. So, no matter whether you are a Mac user or a Windows user, this blog will be helpful for both. So, are you ready to learn how to connect Cricut Maker to computer via Bluetooth? If yes, let’s jump into it.

Steps to Setup Cricut Maker 3 With Design Space

When I helped Mary with the Cricut setup process, she was too excited. Similarly, I helped many Cricut beginners to set up their machines. Now, you can also set up by following the below methods. The following steps are suitable for both Mac and Windows users. Here’s how to set up Cricut:

  1. Plug in your Maker 3 to the power source and turn it on.
  2. Then, you have to pair it via Bluetooth or USB cable. (Refer to the next section of this blog, where I have explainedhow to connect Cricut Maker 3 to Bluetooth).
  3. Once you are connected to Bluetooth, you need to navigate to cricut.com/setup.
  4. On the site, you will need to download the Cricut Design Space app and install it accordingly as per your operating system. 
  5. Finally, your setup is done, and you will be required to perform a test cut.

Connect Cricut Maker 3 to Bluetooth on Your Windows PC

Connecting the Cricut machine to Bluetooth is a part of the setup process. Therefore, it is essential to understand the complete process in proper ways. Here’s how to connect your Maker 3 cutting machine to Bluetooth on a Windows 10 computer:

  1. First of all, you will need to press the Windows logo + I keys to open the Windows Settings.
  2. On the next screen, you have to navigate to the Devices section.

  1. Check if your Bluetooth is turned on. If not, then you have to click Add Bluetooth or other device option.

  1. A new window will appear, where you have to selectthe Bluetooth option.
  2. Afterward, your computer will start searching for your Cricut machine. When you see your Cricut machine, you have to click on it. 

  1. Then, you might be asked to enter four digits of your PIN. Enter 0000 and select the Connect tab to complete the pair between your device and machine.

Finally, you have successfully connected your Cricut Maker 3 to your Bluetooth on Windows 10.

Connect Cricut Maker 3 to Bluetooth on a Mac Computer

If you are a Mac user, then don’t worry! You have to follow the simple steps given below to connect your Maker 3 to your Mac via Bluetooth. Before you connect to Bluetooth, make sure the minimum distance between your computer and the machine is 10 to 15 feet.

Here’s how to connect your Maker 3 cutting machine to Bluetooth on a Mac computer:

  1. Firstly, navigate to the Apply menu and then choose System Preferences.

  1. After that, you have to find the Bluetooth option.

  1. On the next screen, confirm whether the Bluetooth is off or on. If it is off, then turn it on by clicking the button.
  2. Next, you need to select the Adapter/Bluetooth module name from the given list.
  3. Afterward, you have to select Pair and enter the PIN – 0000 when prompted.
  4. Finally, select Pair to pair your Cricut Maker 3.

Final Thoughts

The Cricut setup also includes the steps to connect Cricut Maker 3 to Bluetooth. So, when you find it challenging to connect your computer to Bluetooth, this blog will help you there. Despite this, I have explained the method that is apt for Windows and Mac computer users. Make sure you follow each step carefully to avoid any errors. This way, you can easily establish a connection between Maker 3 and the device.


Question 1: Does my Cricut Maker support Bluetooth?

Answer: Yes, they do. Be it Cricut Maker or Explore series, all Cricut machines have their own built-in Bluetooth module. To connect your cutting machine to Bluetooth, you have to keep your Cricut at a distance of 10 to 15 feet from the computer. After this, just switch it on and connect it to Bluetooth.

Question 2: Why is my Cricut Bluetooth not working?

Answer: There are various reasons that can affect Cricut’s Bluetooth. You can try below solutions to combat the issue:

  1. Check whether your device’s Bluetooth is turned on.
  2. Make sure your device and machines are placed closely.
  3. Ensure that your Windows firewall is not responsible for blocking your device.
  4. Install the USB driver manually and connect the USB cable.
  5. Check your Bluetooth settings, and change the setting from default to advanced.

Question 3: Why is my Cricut Maker 3 not connecting to Bluetooth?

Answer: Here are some reasons that can stop your Cricut Maker 3 from connecting to Bluetooth:

  • Maker 3 doesn’t support Bluetooth dongles having a Cambridge Silicon Radio. However, you can pair your machine with dongles that support audio devices.
  • Windows 11 version is the latest Operating system update from Microsoft. Thus, it has been noticed that it has had some Bluetooth discovery issues since the Windows 11 update.

Visit: cricut.com/setup

Source: https://cricutdesignapp.wordpress.com/2024/01/12/how-to-connect-cricut-maker-3-to-bluetooth-on-windows-mac/


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