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How to connect Bluetooth for Cameo 3

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Bluetooth Setup for CAMEO 3

In order to set up Bluetooth® connectivity with the CAMEO 3, please first ensure that your CAMEO 3 notes "Bluetooth® Included" on the front of the CAMEO box (rather than just "Bluetooth® Compatible"). The "Included" notation indicates that a Bluetooth® adapter is included and installed in your CAMEO whereas "Compatible" indicates there is a port for a Bluetooth® adapter, but one is not included.

You will also need to ensure your computer or device has Bluetooth 4.0 support. Computers or devices not equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 support cannot properly use the Bluetooth® communication option. You can click here to check your computer. Please note that an LMP of 6.0 or above indicates the presence of the Bluetooth 4.0 protocol.

Once you have confirmed your CAMEO 3 machine has a Bluetooth® adapter and that your computer or device is equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 capability, you may do the following to ensure the Bluetooth® feature is enabled.

On the CAMEO 3 machine:

  1. Power on the CAMEO 3
  2. Select the gear icon in the Upper Right of the touch-screen
  3. Scroll down using the down arrow
  4. Select the "Bluetooth®" option
  5. Select the "On" option
  6. Select the back arrow several times to return to the main loading screen

Connect via the Silhouette Studio® software in Version 3:


  1. Select Silhouette
  2. Select Add Bluetooth® Cutter
  3. Select CAMEO3
  4. Select Ok


  1. Select Silhouette 
  2. Select Add Bluetooth® Cutter
  3. Go to “Send to Silhouette”
  4. Select CAMEO3 under “Bluetooth Connection”
  5. Select Connect

Version 4 (same for both PC and Mac)

  1. Select Send > Send
    • Second send will be under the silhouette machine icon
  2. Select Add Bluetooth machine…
  3. Select the device listed as CAMEO3
    • May proceed with numbers

Connection should establish and you will see that your machine is “Ready”.

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