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What are the requirements for using my Livescribe 3 smartpen with Livescribe+?

View the source for this information at Livescribe's Knowledge Base here: http://livescribe.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/39/kw/83002


The Livescribe 3 smartpen requires a Bluetooth® LE (Low Energy) 4.0 (or later) Smart Ready mobile device running iOS 7 (or later) or Android KitKat 4.4.2 (or later) in order to transfer data which includes the following:

  • iPhone 4S (or newer)
  • Note: iPhone 4 supports iOS 7 but not Bluetooth v4. The software will install, but the Livescribe 3 smartpen will not sync.
  • iPad 3rd generation (or newer), iPad Air (all), iPad Mini (all)
  • iPod touch 5th generation (or newer)
  • Android device - check our list of supported devices for more specifics

To check the compatibility of your iOS iPhone or iPad device:

  1. Tap the "Settings" icon on your device.
  2. Tap "General".
  3. Tap "About".
  4. Scroll down to "Model".

To check your Apple device model number, please see http://www.everyi.com/by-identifier/ipod-iphone-ipad-specs-by-model-number-family-number.html.

To check the compatibility of your Android device simply install Livescribe+ which will prompt you to install Livescribe Link. Run Livescribe Link and the app will notify you if your device is compatible or not.

The Livescribe+ app can run on any iOS 7 (or later) or Android KitKat 4.4.2 (or later) device.
Even if your smartpen may not be able to transfer data to the app because the model is not supported (the pen LED is blinking green but there is no Pair prompt from the app), you can still use the app to import and play Livescribe PDFs.


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What are the requirements for using my Echo smartpen with Echo Desktop?
(view the source article at Livescribe's Knowledge Base here: http://livescribe.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/732/kw/80101)



Echo Desktop is supported on the following operating systems:

Mac Versions
Mac OS official releases 10.8.5 or higher (Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion) for Intel based Macs only

Windows Versions
Windows 8 64-bit and 32-bit Standard, Pro, and Enterprise (Windows RT is not supported)

Windows 7 64-bit and 32-bit Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise as Standard User and Administrator

Windows 7 Starter and Starter N as Standard User and Administrator

NOTE: Tablets are not supported. Windows RT, Windows XP, Windows XP Media Center, Windows 2000 (and previous versions of Windows), and Linux platforms are not supported. If you have Apple's Boot Camp version 2.1 or later on the Macintosh, you can use it to run the Echo Desktop using a compatible Windows OS. Although we have not qualified these and do not provide support, Mac users have reported Echo Desktop also works when running a compatible Windows OS using VMware Fusion 2.0 and later or Parallels Desktop 5 or later for Mac.?