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How to Connect Cricut to Computer: All Devices Covered!

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Do you want to connect Cricut to computer? Here is the complete guide that explains everything you need to know about Cricut connection. If you are a new user, then let me tell you that connecting Cricut to a computer is a cakewalk. You can connect them using Bluetooth as well as USB ports.

As a Cricut expert, I want to guide you through the connection process so that whenever you buy a new Cricut machine and need to connect it to your Windows or Mac, you can do so easily. I still remember the days when I was doing my Cricut setup; I found it really easy and never thought that it’d be so easier than I thought.

Connecting your Cricut will be easier when you start using it. In this guide, I will connect a Cricut machine to a Mac and Windows with Bluetooth and a USB cord. Let’s get started!

Connect Cricut to Computer via Bluetooth

Before connecting your Cricut to a PC or Mac, ensure you have placed your machine in the right place. But what is the right place? Well, it is nothing, but any flat surface will work great for it. You can go for the table as well. I think that will work best.

Also, remember that the distance between the machine and your computer should not exceed the limit of 15 feet. Now, let’s connect them:

For Windows

  1. In order to connect, you will need to open the Settings tab. To do this, press the Windows key and the I letter key on your keyboard.
  2. After that, you will see your Settings opening.
  3. In Settings, you have to select the Devices option.

  1. Under the Devices option, you will need to go to Bluetooth and turn it on.
  2. Once your Bluetooth is turned on, you have to hit add a new device to your Bluetooth. Hence, click Add Bluetooth or other device.

  1. Then, you will need to select Bluetooth because you are going to pair a Bluetooth in-built Cricut machine.
  2. Now, wait a couple of minutes until you find your PC detects your machine. Once your PC has found or detected it, you need to select it to complete the pair.

For Mac

  1. Turn on your Mac and properly plug all its cords into the wall outlet.
  2. Once you have switched on your Mac, go to the Apple menu on your MacBook.
  3. After that, you should select the System Preferences option.

  1. Then, try to find your Mac’s Bluetooth and ensure it is turned on. If it is not, then you need to turn it on.

  1. Once Bluetooth is turned on, you have to wait as your Mac’s Bluetooth is trying to find the nearby Bluetooth device.
  2. Make sure you have turned on your machine so that it can be detected by the Mac. 
  3. Next, select your Cricut from the available list.
  4. Lastly, you will be connected to your MacBook when the pair is done.

Connect Cricut to Computer Using a USB Cable

You can also connect your machine to your computer using a USB cord, except for Cricut Joy, which doesn’t have a USB port. The rest of the Cricut models, such as Explore, Maker, and Venture, can be connected through a USB cable.

In order to connect using a USB cable, you should grab the USB cord’s one end and insert it into your desktop’s USB port. Similarly, hold the other end of the USB cable and insert it right into your Cricut’s port. After that, your Cricut will connect to your USB cable.

Now, you know how to connect Cricut to computer using both Bluetooth and a USB cord.


Question 1: Why won’t my Cricut connect to my computer?

Answer: There could be many reasons that can hinder you from connecting Cricut to your computer. I have mentioned the reasons below; please take a look below:

  1. Check your Bluetooth: First, go to your computer and phone settings and make sure you have turned on your Bluetooth.
  2. Device pairing: Here, you should try unpairing your device and then re-pairing it.
  3. Check your firewall: Sometimes, the firewall blocks some devices, disabling them from being found by Bluetooth. Go to your settings and make changes to it.

Question 2: Which Cricut machine doesn’t connect via USB?

Answer: Cricut Joy is the one and only machine in the Cricut lineup that doesn’t connect to your device using a USB port. The reason is simple: this model doesn’t come with a USB port, so you can’t connect it to any of your devices, such as Windows or MacBook desktops. However, this machine comes with Bluetooth built-in, so you can always connect to it.

Question 3: Which device is suitable for Cricut?

Answer: Cricut supports both computers and smartphones. However, if you use a desktop, you should only use a compatible device such as Windows or a MacBook. Besides, iPhone/iPad and Android are the two devices that you can use if you want to use your Cricut on a phone.


The purpose of writing this guide is to teach you how to connect Cricut to computer. I have explained the instructions for both desktops, including PC and Mac. So, whichever you use, you can find the instructions above and follow them to establish a proper connection. Through this guide, I covered two methods of connection: wireless Bluetooth and USB connection. So, it’s up to you now like methods you find suitable.

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