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Ultimate Guide to Cricut Device Setup on Computer/Mobile

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Have you just got your new Cricut machine? If yes, you must be looking for a Cricut device setup. I remember being stuck in the middle of setting up my Cricut Maker on a Mac computer. That day, I had to use my iOS smartphone to set up my Cricut machine. Thanks to Cricut, they also provided some user guides that helped me a lot.

But, sometimes, setting up a Cricut machine seems like a tedious process. Not everyone can understand those technical terms for establishing a proper connection. Therefore, I decided to write an easy blog in which I will explain how to set up your Cricut machine on a computer/mobile device.

So, unbox your Cricut machine, then turn on the operating system, and learn the full setup for the Cricut machines.

System Requirements for Downloading Cricut Design Space

Throughout the Cricut device setup, the most important thing is to download and install the Design Space app on your compatible device. Hence, you must know about your devices’ compatibility. So, below, I have mentioned the system requirements for all operating systems, like Mac, iOS, Windows, and Android.

The below tables show the minimum device compatibility that you must ensure before installation of the Design Space app:

  Windows MAc iOS Android
Operating System Windows 10 or later macOS 11 or later iOS 15 or later Android 10 or higher
USB Port/Bluetooth Available Available
Offline Feature Available Available Available Unavailable
Space Disk 2 GB 2 GB


Cricut Device Setup on Your Computer (Windows/Mac)

The Cricut machine setup is almost similar for all types of Cricut cutting machines. The only difference is that you can see it in the device connection. Simply put, you can use a USB cable or wireless Bluetooth to establish a connection between your device and the Cricut machine. But do you know how to complete this machine setup on both Windows and Mac computers? Don’t worry. I have covered everything in the following section.

Below are the basic instructions in order to set up the Cricut machine on a Windows and Mac system:

  1. To get started, you need to switch on your Cricut machine and computer system.
  2. Then, visit cricut.com/setup and download the Cricut Design Space software.

  1. Next, you have to connect your Cricut cutting machine via a USB cable or wireless Bluetooth.

  1. After that, create your Cricut ID to set up your Cricut cutting machine.

  1. Now, you will know the Cricut machine setup is done.

Cricut Device Setup on a Smartphone (iOS/Android)

Now, I will show you how to set up your Cricut on a mobile device. So, whether it is an Android or iOS mobile device, you can set up your Cricut on both devices easily. 

Below are the instructions to set up a Cricut machine on an Android/iOS mobile device:

  1. First, you will need to plug the cutting machine into the power source.
  2. Afterward, you must pair the Android or iOS mobile device with your Cricut cutting machine using Bluetooth.
  3. Once paired with the device, you have to download or install the Design Space app:
    1. To download the Cricut app on Android, go to Google Play Store and search for Cricut Design Space. Hit the Install button to download.
    2. To download the Design Space app on iOS, go to the Apple Store, search for Cricut Design Space, and then hit the Install button.

  1. After installation of the software, you should proceed further on the app to create a Cricut account.  
  2. After that, sign in to your Cricut account and move ahead as per the instructions on the screen.
  3. Finally, you will find your Cricut device setup is done.


You might be able to complete your Cricut setup by following the easy instructions above. You can install Cricut Design Space on a computer or mobile device. However, the minimum system requirement is a must, which I have already discussed in the above table. Besides, I have explained the simple Cricut setup for each platform, such as Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. Follow the steps carefully and set up your Cricut in a few steps. 


Question 1: How to setup my Cricut Maker 3?

Answer: You can easily set up your Cricut Maker 3 on your Windows computer. Just follow the mentioned instructions given below:

  1. First, turn on the computer and machine.
  2. Then, navigate to the machine and connect it to the computer. To connect, use a USB cord or pair it using Bluetooth.
  3. Once the machine is connected to the computer, you need to visit cricut.com/setup to download and install Design Space.
  4. Then, you have to proceed as per the given screen prompts.
  5. Finally, you will be informed whether your Cricut device setup is done.

Question 2: Can I use my Cricut cutting machine without a computer?

Answer: Absolutely, yes! If you don’t want to use your cutting machine, you can use it via mobile device. The Cricut Design Space software is a companion software that can be used on iPad/iPhone and Android smartphones. In simpler terms, you can run your cutting machine with the help of your mobile device, too.

Question 3: Can I connect my Cricut Joy using a USB cable?

Answer: No, you can not connect your Cricut Joy with a USB cable as no port is available. You can only connect or pair your Cricut using Bluetooth. Whether you want to connect it to your computer or mobile device, Joy supports all operating systems, such as iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac. So, ensure your device supports Bluetooth to complete a Cricut device setup.  

Source: https://cricutdesignapp.wordpress.com/2024/02/03/ultimate-guide-to-cricut-device-setup-on-computer-mobile/


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