Downloading and installing the Arduino IDE 2.0
In this tutorial, we will show how to download and installing the Arduino IDE 2.0 on your Windows or Mac computer.
You can easily download the editor from the Arduino Software page.
- Windows - Win 10 and newer, 64 bits
- Linux - 64 bits
- Mac OS X - Version 10.14: "Mojave" or newer, 64 bits
The Arduino IDE 2.0
The Arduino IDE 2.0 is an open-source project, currently in its beta-phase. It is a big step from it's sturdy predecessor, Arduino IDE (1.8.13), and comes with revamped UI, improved board & library manger, autocomplete feature and much more.
In this tutorial, we will go through step by step, how to download and install the software.
Download the editor
Downloading the Arduino IDE 2.0 is done through the Arduino Software page. Here you will also find information on the other editors available to use.
To install the Arduino IDE 2.0 on a Windows computer, simply run the file downloaded from the software page.
Follow the instructions in the installation guide. The installation may take several minutes.
You can now use the Arduino IDE 2.0 on your Windows computer!
Mac OS X
To install the Arduino IDE 2.0 on a Mac OS X computer, simply copy the downloaded file into your application folder.
You can now use the Arduino IDE 2.0 on your Mac OS X computer!
To install the Arduino IDE 2.0 on a Linux machine, simply extract the downloaded file to a suitable folder.
Now, go to the folder where you extracted the contents to, and look for the
arduino-ide file, which will launch the IDE.
You can also run the file directly in the terminal, navigate to the folder, right click on it and select run in terminal.
To launch the editor through the terminal, simply type:
Once you are finished with the download & installation, you can start using the Arduino IDE 2.0. Below are a collection of tutorials that will show you how to use the different features.
- Getting started with the Arduino IDE 2.0 (beta)
- How to use the board manager with the Arduino IDE 2.0
- How to upload a sketch with the Arduino IDE 2.0
- How to install and use a library with the Arduino IDE 2.0
- How to use the Serial Monitor with the Arduino IDE 2.0
- How to use the autocomplete feature with the Arduino IDE 2.0