Arduino IDE-Download and Install

Arduino is an open source microcontroller board for both hardware design and software products.

This article details how to download and install the Arduino IDE for Arduino firmware development.


Arduino IDE Operating Environment

The OS for Arduino IDE 2.0.0 will be as follows:

OS for Arduino IDE 2.0.0
  • Windows: Windows10/Windows11
  • Mac: Mac OS Mojave 10.14 64bits or newer
  • Linux: Linux 64bits(X86-64)

And the OS for Arduino IDE 1.8.9 (Legacy IDE) will be as follows:

OS for Arduino IDE 1.8.19 (Legacy IDE)
  • Windows: Windows7/Windows8.1/Windows10
  • Mac: Mac OS X 10.10 or newer
  • Linux: Linux 32bits/Linux 64bits/Linux ARM 32bits/Linux ARM 64bits

The Arduino IDE is available for Mac, Linux, and other OSs, but we will explain the Windows version on this site.

Download Arduino IDE

The Arduino IDE can be downloaded from the official website.


First, click the following link to go to the official Arduino WEB site.

Arduino IDE Software Download


Arduino IDE Windows

Click "Windows Win 10 and newer. 64bits"
(Other options include MSI Installer and ZIP file.)

Arduino IDE Just Download

Click "JUST DOWNLOAD" and download the file.
("CONTRIBUTE & DOWNLOAD" allows you to make a donation before downloading. There is no difference in the functionality of the Arduino IDE with or without a donation.)

Install Arduino IDE

Arduino IDE Launch Installer

Double-click the EXE file to launch the installer.

Arduino IDE I Agree

After the installer launches, accept the "License Agreement" and click "I Agree".

Arduino IDE Installation Options

Choose installation options. Normally, the default is fine, so click "Next".

Arduino IDE Install

Choose install location. After specifying the folder location, click "Install".

Arduino IDE Installing

Wait for the installation to complete.

Arduino IDE Install Finish

After installation is complete, click "Finish".

Arduino IDE Icon

"Arduino IDE icon" will appear on the desktop. Double-click it to start the "Arduino IDE" for confirmation.

Arduino IDE Start

The "Arduino IDE" will be launched as shown above. This completes the download and installation of the Arduino IDE.

How to write programs in Arduino IDE

To learn how to write a program (sketch) using the Arduino IDE, please refer to the following article.

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