Approved Testing Devices

You can run Bluebook on a Windows or Mac device, an iPad, or a school-managed Chromebook. 

You cannot run Bluebook on a mobile phone. 

Your device must be able to connect to Wi-Fi. 

Before test day, disable or quit writing assistants (such as Grammarly), messaging apps, VPNs, and other software that opens on startup and could disrupt testing. You can’t test unless Bluebook is the only application running.   

On test day, your device must be fully charged; it will need to stay on for 3–4 hours. We also recommend you bring your device’s power cord or a portable charger, but you might not have access to an outlet. 

For Windows 

  • The minimum version is Windows 10 and the recommended maximum is Windows 11. S mode and Windows 11 SE are not supported.  

  • Your device needs 1 GB of available space. 

  • If you’re testing with a laptop, external keyboards are not permitted. 

  • External mice are permitted. 

  • AP Exams: External keyboards are required for Windows tablets.  

  • SAT: External keyboards are permitted for Windows tablets. 

For Macs 

  • The minimum version is macOS 11.75 and the recommended maximum is macOS 14.4. 

  • Your device needs 1 GB of available space. 

  • If you’re testing with a laptop, external keyboards are not permitted. 

  • External mice are permitted. 

  • Important: To avoid technical issues on test day, do not upgrade macOS to the major version released in early fall and prevent any automatic updates until after the test. 

For iPads 

  • The minimum version is iPadOS 15.0 and the recommended maximum is iPadOS 17.5. Versions 17.0.0–17.0.3 are not supported. 

  • Your device needs 250 MB of available space. 

  • External mice are permitted. 

  • AP Exams: External keyboards are required for iPads. 

  • SAT: External keyboards are permitted for iPads. 

  • Important: To avoid technical issues on test day, do not upgrade iPadOS to the major version released in early fall and prevent any automatic updates until after the test.  

For School-Managed Chromebooks 

  • You can only run Bluebook on a school-managed Chromebook—you cannot use a personal Chromebook. Find out if your Chromebook is managed by your school. 

  • The minimum version is ChromeOS 114, and the recommended maximum is  
    ChromeOS 120. 

  • Your device needs at least 1 GB of available space. Ask your school to free up space to prevent technical issues on test day. 

  • External keyboards are not permitted. 

  • External mice are permitted.