Can you use a Silhouette Cameo with a Tablet?

Can you use a Silhouette Cameo with a Tablet?

When people are starting out, they wonder if they…

Can use Silhouette Cameo with a tablet?

No, Tablets are not compatible with Silhouette Cameo. The Silhouette Cameo currently does not have any version of software compatible with phones, tablets, or Google Chromebooks.

Thus, currently, all their cutting machines are compatible with devices that can run the Silhouette Studio software.

However, if you have a Windows tablet or a 2-in-1 laptop that supports tablet mode, you can still use the tablet with Silhouette Cameo. You can check some of the best 2-in-1s and laptops for silhouette cameo for more details.

The Silhouette CAMEO is a very versatile electronic cutting tool for personal and commercial use.

You can cut in a lot of sizes. It can create intricate projects of all sizes from small (1/4″ wide) to large (12″ wide) and has an unlimited cutting length.

It can cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric, and over 300 other materials.

Let’s now check out a few more questions that people often face.

Can you use a silhouette cameo with a Chromebook?

Like I said earlier, Silhouette Studio software does not support Chromebooks. They have software available only for Windows laptops and Macs.

So, if you have a Chromebook or a tablet, you should get new windows or mac laptop immediately to use the Silhouette Studio Software.

Can you use silhouette studio on an iPad?

You can not use the software with a tablet or iPad.

Can I use a Mac with Silhouette Cameo?

Yes, Silhouette Studio is available for macOS desktops and laptops. Our Current best recommendation for the same is Macbook Pro.

Can you use silhouette cameo without a computer?

No, you need a computer to use the Silhouette cameo.

However, there is a USB port found on CAMEO 2 and CAMEO 3 using which you can upload your designs directly without having the need to connect to a PC.

However, this is not available with Silhouette Cameo 4. That’s because there is no LCD to select the files on your USB.

Cameo 4 does not have an LCD Screen

Can you edit your designs without a computer?

No, you cannot edit the design without Silhouette Studio.

However, you can cut from a USB drive on the CAMEO 2 and CAMEO 3.

To cut designs from a USB stick, you can follow these steps:

How to cut designs from a USB stick:

  1. Turn on the Silhouette Cameo machine and insert your USB stick into the USB port on the side of the machine.
  2. Load your design into the Cameo.
  3. After loading your material, a screen will appear. Select the “Browse USB” option on the touchscreen of Cameo 2 and 3.
  4. Choose “Select File” and browse to your design.
  5. Choose “Select” when your design is selected
  6. Manage and edit your cutting setting and press the “Start” button.

You can read the steps on the official site as well.

Also, Check out this video to get an idea of all the features of Silhouette Cameo 4.


In this post, we got to know that we cannot use the Silhouette studio with a tablet or a Chromebook.

However, there is a particular way for using Silhouette Cameo without a PC or a computer, which we discussed above.

If you feel that there’s something left out, feel free to comment it down below and I will help you out in the best way I can.

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