How to Install Cricut Design Space and Set Up a Cricut Maker

Have you recently purchased a Cricut Maker? Isn’t that exciting!? Unpacking this beautiful machine and figuring out how to set up your Cricut Maker correctly might be a little scary.

So now I’d like to share with you some really useful advice. I’ll show you how to set up a Cricut Maker, how to install Cricut Designs Space, how to connect your Cricut Maker to your computer through Bluetooth, and how to create your first cut with your Cricut Maker!

Let’s get down to business. It’s time to take your Cricut Maker out of the box and put it to use.

How to Install a Cricut Machine

It’s quite simple to get your machine set up and ready to go (assuming you have clear instructions), so let’s get started.

1. Connect the Cricut Maker to the computer.

Connect the round end of the power cable provided in the package to the Cricut Maker machine’s rear.

The Machine’s Spacing, No. 2

Because the mats go from the front, through the machine, and out the back (back and forth), you’ll need around 10 inches of open space at the rear of the machine for the mat to move freely. So select a suitable location for it to reside.

3. Get your Cricut Maker out of the box.

The Cricut Maker may be opened by raising the lid. The front flap will automatically pull out when you lift the lid.

4. Connect the Cricut Maker to your computer or mobile device.

By connecting the USB connection included in the package into the rear of the machine and into your computer, you may connect the Cricut Maker to your computer. Let’s get rid of some cords by connecting your machine to your desktop through Bluetooth now that it’s plugged in.

How to Pair the Cricut Maker with a Bluetooth Device

You may connect your Cricut Maker to your desktop device with a USB connection, or you can set it up with Bluetooth so that you can use it in a different location than your desktop (so cord-free).

1st step

●    Make sure your Cricut machine is turned on before connecting through Bluetooth. The distance between your Cricut machine and your PC must be less than 10 feet.

Users of Windows PCs (Step 2)

●    Open your Windows PC’s Settings and choose Devices from the drop-down menu.

●    Make sure Bluetooth is turned on and that your computer is selected.

Step 2: Users of Macs

●    Select Bluetooth in System Preferences on your Mac.

●    When your machine is turned on, it should show, and you may click Connect.


●    If Cricut asks for a pin, enter 0000 and press enter.

●    Connect is the option to choose.

On a Mac or PC, how do you install Cricut Design Space?

You may create your designs on the Cricut Design Area, which is free online space or software. At, you can get the Cricut design space. This program may be used on a laptop, iPad, or phone (via an app).

Design Space Software may be downloaded here.

To get the Design Space application, go to If you’re using Windows, you’ll see a Windows download option. If you’re using a Mac, you’ll see a Mac download option.

The application will begin downloading to your computer after you click the “Download” button. The file will most likely be saved in your Downloads folder by default, but you may have the opportunity to choose another location. For a minute or two, an installation window will appear.

Get your Cricut Maker ready to go.

Select the Cricut Maker from the “Machine Setup” menu on the following screen.

Create a Cricut ID number.

A Welcome Screen will show once the desktop software has been properly installed. Create a Cricut ID (account) today if you don’t already have one. Sign in with your existing account if you haven’t already.

Get in Touch

To connect your Cricut Maker to Cricut Design Space, follow the on-screen instructions.

Note: In order for the software to connect to your cutter, it must be turned on.

Complete Setup [Includes Updates]

If there are any new updates that need to be installed, click “Update.”

You will be sent to the Success Page after the updates have been deployed. Select “Continue” from the drop-down menu. The software will register your cutter for you immediately. “Next” should be selected.

Performing Your First Cut

Then, for your ‘Test Cut,’ choose a picture that you want to cut.

Note: If you want, you may skip this step.

Simply follow the directions provided by the program. It will guide you through each stage of the process of making your first cut.

How to Get a Free Cricut Access Trial Membership


Only the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada may purchase a Cricut Access Membership using the desktop program. Other nations can use the Cricut Design Space IOS app to get a subscription.

1st step

Sign in to Design Space using your Cricut desktop application.

Select Cricut Access from the Design Space menu () in the top left corner.

Examine the many plan choices before selecting the suitable button. Monthly and yearly subscriptions are available, and if you want to continue after your free trial expires, you will be charged.

2nd Step

After entering and reviewing your payment card information, click Continue.

3rd step

Next, enter your cricutsetup password and click the Authorize button to confirm your transaction. After your free trial has expired, you will be charged.


And now, my darling companion, your Creator is all set to depart! Don’t know where to begin? For Cricut Maker customers, we have a beginning course that will guide you through 5 different projects. Easy-to-follow video tutorials that will take you from novice to expert in no time. More information on our Cricut Maker Beginner Course may be found here.

Are you looking for more resources? Visit our extensive Cricut Blog for projects, tutorials, reviews, and how-tos. You’ll have a great time there.

Until we meet again,

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