app & operating system download instructions
step-by-step instructions for downloading calculator software applications (apps) and operating systems (os) on ti graphing calculators.
1. To download applications you need the latest version of the operating system (os) for your calculator.
To check which operating system is on your calculator, follow these instructions:
for a ti-73 explorer™, ti-83 plus family, or ti-84 plus family: 1. turn on your calculator. 2. press 2nd mem. 3. press 1 or enter. 4. Check the latest version number of the operating system.
for a ti-89, ti-89 titanium, ti-92 plus, or voyage™ 200: 1. turn on your calculator. 2. From the calculator home screen, press f1. scroll to approx. 3. press enter. 4. Check the latest version number of the operating system.
2. next, you will need ti connect™ software.
This free software makes it possible to not only transfer your applications to your TI calculator, but it will also capture screen images to use in presentations, manage your programs, download operating system updates, and more. don’t have it yet?
3. connect your calculator to your computer
after ti connect is installed, you will need a ti connectivity cable to make the physical connection from the computer to the calculator. the ti connectivity cable is a standard usb to mini-b cable for ti-84 plus, ti-84 plus silver edition and ti-89 titanium or a silver usb cable for windows® /mac® for ti-73 explorer™ , ti -83, ti-83 plus, ti-83 plus silver edition, ti-84 plus, ti-84 plus silver edition, ti-86, ti-89, ti-89 titanium, ti-92, ti-92 plus and voyage ™200.
4. Do you have everything ready to get your applications? follow these instructions to download applications.
a. go to the page of the application you want to download. Check out this latest app list for all flash based TI graphing calculators.
b. select the download or buy/purchase button next to your calculator model.
download if you have the download option, you will be redirected to the download center to retrieve your free or preloaded app. just follow the link and save the application file to your desktop. if necessary, download ti connect™ and/or update your calculator’s operating system.
preloadedif you have the download option and the page indicates that the app is “preloaded” on your calculator, just register your calculator to receive this app for free!
once you register your calculator, you can select my collection in the download center to retrieve all the preloaded free apps for your calculator. you will be prompted to log in to view “my collection”.
purchase/purchase if the app requires a purchase, simply follow the purchase link to the online store from you to purchase the app. Once your transaction is complete, select “my pickup window” to retrieve your app from the “my collection” tab.
c. install apps on your calculator
connect your calculator to your computer using a ti connectivity cable. browse to the location of the application files you saved.
for ti connect for windows® users: drag and drop the application files onto the ti connect icon
for ti connect for macintosh® users: start ti connect for macintosh from the menu bar, select “connect” and then select your calculator mode. select the port to which the ti connectivity cable is connected and click “connect” (a device window will open). drag and drop the application files into the open window of the device
for ti connect for mac os x users: start ti device explorer™ [a device window will open with a list of connected calculators] drag and drop the application files onto the name of the calculator you as the application files installed, you will notice that the files are transferred
d. hit the apps button on your calculator, and try it out!
how many apps can you download?
That depends on the calculator you have and the app titles you choose.
Your ti-73 explorer™, ti-83 plus, ti-84 plus, or ti-84 plus silver edition calculator has “application spaces” which are bits of memory into which you can load applications. some apps take up just one space and other apps take up to four. see how many app slots your calculator has:
ti-73 explorer – 12 app slots ti-83 plus – 10 app slots ti-84 plus – 30 app slots ti-84 plus silver edition – 94 app slots
The ti-89, ti-89 titanium, ti-92 plus, and voyage™ 200 do not use application space, but store applications in flash memory. the ti-89 and ti-92 plus each have 702k of flash memory and the ti-89 titanium and voyage 200 each have 2.7mb of flash memory.
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