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, 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

  • You need to be running Windows 10 or later.
  • Your device needs 250 MB of available disk space for 1 exam, plus an additional 50 MB for each additional exam.
  • 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 Mac

  • You need to be running macOS 11.4 or later.
  • Your device needs 150 MB of available disk space for 1 exam, plus an additional 50 MB for each additional exam.
  • If you’re testing with a laptop, external keyboards are not permitted.
  • External mice are permitted.

For iPads

  • Except for 17.0.0–17.0.3, you can run iPadOS 14 or higher.
  • Your device needs 150 MB of available disk space for 1 exam, plus an additional 50 MB for each additional exam.
  • External mice are permitted.
  • AP Exams: External keyboards are required for iPads.
  • SAT: External keyboards are permitted for iPads.

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.
  • Chrome OS 114 (or above) is highly recommended. Bluebook won't run on operating systems below Chrome OS 102.
  • Your device needs 150 MB of available disk space for 1 exam, plus an additional 50 MB for each additional exam.
  • External keyboards are not permitted.
  • External mice are permitted.