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What are the technical requirements for IXL?

All you need to get started is a computer, tablet or phone with a connection to the Internet.

Computer requirements

  • Windows, Mac OS, or Chrome OS (including Chromebooks)
  • An up-to-date version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge
  • 256 MB of installed RAM (at the minimum)
  • Resolution of 1024X768 with 32-bit colour depth

If you'd like to use any of the audio available on IXL, you'll need a sound card and speakers (or headphones).

Some printable resources require a PDF viewer, which is most likely installed on your computer. If not, no problem. You can download Adobe Reader for free.

An Internet connection speed of at least 128Kbps is recommended. If you want to connect via a proxy device, it must obey the HTTP/1.1 protocol, including all caching and anti-caching directives.

Mobile devices supported

iPad & iPhoneAll models, iOS 12.0 or higher
Android TabletsAndroid 5.0 or higher
Android PhonesAndroid 8.0 or higher
Fire Tablets7-inch screen or larger, Fire OS 5 or higher

To start practising on IXL, please download one of our custom apps. IXL may also be accessed from any browser on your mobile device.