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Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore Air 2 System Requirements

Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore Air 2 System Requirements

Before investing in a new Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2 machine, make sure your computer system requirements are up to snuff.  While you likely don’t need to purchase a whole new computer to use a Cricut machine, for best functionality, make sure your computer has these minimum system requirements.

It’s always important to know what you need, computer wise, when investing in a new die cutting machine.  Maybe you’re looking to purchase a new computer, or maybe you’re just wanting to know if your current laptop will work.  With a Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2 machine, you can use both Windows and Mac computers and Android or iOS devices as well. Both machines use Cricut DesignSpace to create designs your machine can use.  If your computer or mobile device isn’t able to open or run DesignSpace effectively, your new fun Cricut machine will just sit in the box… lonely and waiting to be used… 

Don’t let system requirements stifle your creativity!  Check the information below for all the computer details needed to use your Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker machine. 


Note: Design features and functionality may vary between computers, tablets and smartphones. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

This information is valid as of today’s posting, but please check for the most recently updated system requirement information.

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Lou L SAeateurn - August 3, 2020

I’m trying to buy Cricut maker to do my
Project. I have iPhone 11 Pro Max is it
Compatibles with Cricut maker and what
Software should I download? Usually it’s
Auto detected if not then how ?i want
To draw my own arts design. Is it program
has draw software do I need computer to
Do it thank you

Sylvia - June 29, 2020

Dose a 2011 MacBook Air version 10.12.6 work for the cricut air 2?

Arvii - June 15, 2020

I am looking into purchasing a cricut air 2 , but i don’t have a computer . So i just want to know if it is compatible with a iPhone 11 Mac Pro .

alexis cruz - April 21, 2020

I have the cricut maker and NONE of my devices are able to connect with it. I have a iPhone XR, iPad Mini 2 and I also have the Chromebook 14. On the chromebook and iPhone, it says to connect with bluetooth and I do but the device doesn’t pop up to pair. My iPad had the app but i did a factory reset and now when I try to redownload the app, it says its not compatible. So don’t say that its compatible when its really not .

Carmen Hollander - February 17, 2020

I bought an Acer Chromebook 15 and dont know if the Cricut Air 2 is compatible?

Sue - February 5, 2020

Has Cricut disabled services for Android?
For some reason I’m getting an error message of "CANCEL THE LAST PROJECT " I can’t get past it.
Even after several restarts and reconnects of all plug ins. Any idea’s as to why suddenly my machine won’t work?

Alita Berry - December 17, 2019

I am going to get a Cricut for Christmas. I have a computer but it does not have office. Can I use this computer without it having the office feature? It is a HP with Windows 8.

Thank you.


Simona - December 16, 2019

I would like to purchase a ASUS VivoBook 14 and was wondering if it was compatible with the cricut maker for sure?

Christina - December 2, 2019

I’d like to purchase a cricut air 2 but i don’t have a computer or laptop, I have an android smartphone, would that be enough to let me use the cricut?

Leighanne - December 2, 2019

Does anyone know if the hp 14" celeron laptop work for explore 2

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