iPad Installation

Is it time for you to install or update Bluebook?

Students can use Bluebook™ on school-managed and personal iPads that meet device requirements.

Note: A new version of Bluebook for iPad was released on January 23. If you installed Bluebook on iPads before then, uninstall it and deploy the new version.


Keeping Bluebook Up to Date

Testing requires the latest version of Bluebook. If deployed properly, Bluebook performs routine updates when students launch it but releases occasionally require a new deployment. If Bluebook cannot auto-update, a message displays that reinstallation is needed before students can test.

Find out if you need to update Bluebook.



Before You Start

Check device requirements to make sure your iPads can support testing on Bluebook.


Bluebook for iPad is available in the app store. You have two options for installing the app on school-managed iPads:

  • Allow student download from the app store. If your device policy allows it, enable students to download the app themselves.
  • Deploy the app to multiple devices. Use your mobile device management (MDM) platform to distribute the app. Be sure to enable forced updates. If that’s not an option, enable the app to auto-update.

Get Bluebook in the app store.

Note: Bluebook is called “Bluebook Exams” in the app store.

Check Your Installation

Take these steps to make sure students can take the test and submit their answers on test day:

  • Check your MDM platform to make sure you enabled forced updates. If Bluebook tries to auto-update on test day and it can’t, students won’t be able to test. 
  • Confirm the Bluebook version on a student device. Open Bluebook on one of the testing devices you deployed to and compare the version number displayed on the sign-in screen to the version listed on Bluebook Updates.
  • Optional: Spot-check student devices. Open Bluebook on some of your testing devices and click Test Your Device on the sign-in screen to find out if the device meets minimum requirements.


Student Download from College Board

Students who test on personal devices should go to bluebook.app.collegeboard.org on their testing device to download Bluebook. The download page will detect their device type and provide the right instructions.

Students who test on school-managed devices can also download Bluebook themselves if your policy allows it. 

Important: Students need write access to their local folder to allow for installation and testing.