What are the system requirements for running UpToDate?

Online access from a desktop or laptop computer

For online access from a desktop or laptop computer, UpToDate online is validated for use with the current versions of the following browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Opera
  • Safari
  • Microsoft Edge

We recommend a connection speed of at least 56K. Cookies and JavaScript must be enabled (for further information, refer to your browser's Help or technical support facility).

Online access from a mobile device

Your web-enabled mobile device may be able to access UpToDate online at http://www.uptodate.com if your device supports HTML, cookies, and JavaScript. There are no memory requirements for mobile devices accessing UpToDate from the browser.

The UpToDate Mobile App for iOS® works with any iPhone® or iPad® running iOS 11 or higher.

The UpToDate Mobile App for Android™ works with Android devices running Android OS version 7 or higher that have at least 50 MB of free phone memory. SD card installation is supported.

iOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the US and other countries and is used under license. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

Desktop computer installations

The minimum requirements for installing UpToDate® on a desktop or laptop computer are as follows:

  • Windows PC with a 500 MHz or greater Pentium-class processor running Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7.


    Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo or greater processor running Mac OS 10.7.3 or greater.

  • 256 MB of RAM or greater (512 MB recommended).
  • 2.0 GB free hard drive space.
  • Internet connection.
  • Monitor supporting 1024 X 768 or greater resolution with at least 256 colors.