At Snapplify, we're committed to supporting you with the device(s) you already have to avoid costly upgrades to existing infrastructure. The free Snapplify Reader app works across a wide range of platforms and devices including iOS, Huawei, Android tablets and mobile phones, and Windows and macOS computers.

In this article, you'll find out more about the device you should use to ensure less friction and interruptions when using the reader app, and that you get the best from your digital education experience.

If you're using a Chrome OS device, you'll need to install the Android reader app. Find out more.

Minimum device specifications

When using the following minimum device specifications, the reader app will work but it may be underperforming on specific devices:

  • Dual-core processor
  • At least 4GB RAM
  • At least 1GB of internal storage

It's important to note that newer devices generally have a longer technology lifespan. This is due to operating systems being updated and the hardware no longer supporting newer operating systems because of device manufacturer requirements.

So, depending on the time period you intend to use the device – for example, if you're a student just starting at an educational institution – you may want to invest in a newer generation (higher-end) device, rather than a minimum specification device.

Minimum operating systems supported

  • Android 5.0
  • iOS 16.2
  • macOS 10
  • Windows 7
  • Chrome OS 50

Apple has dropped support for all devices with less than 2GB of RAM, which includes the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPod Touch (6th generation), iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, and iPad Air for iOS 13. 

Recommended device specifications

When using the following recommended device specifications, the reader app will work as expected:

  • Quad-core processor or i3 processor
  • At least 8GB RAM
  • At least 5GB of internal storage

Recommended operating systems supported

  • Android 8.1
  • iOS 16.2 or later
  • macOS 11
  • Windows 10
  • Chrome OS 80

Trusted brands

If you are interested in purchasing a new device, consider one of these recommended brands:

  • Apple: iPad / iPhone 4th generation / MacBook
  • Windows: Acer / Lenovo / Dell
  • Android: Samsung / Huawei / Sony

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