System requirements

Online access (desktop computers and mobile devices)

Desktop computer installations

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 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.

iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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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.

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