How to Find Image Sets (Cartridges) in Design Space for iPhone and iPad

The latest version of the Cricut Design Space iOS app (version 4.6.1) has enhanced filtering for images. I’ll walk you through steps for finding Image Sets, formerly known as “Cartridges.” (My screenshots are from an iPad, but the steps are the same for the iPhone.)

First, on the Canvas screen, tap the Images icon in the lower left corner.

Next, tap Highlighted Categories.

Under Highlighted Categories, tap Image Sets.

You can now view all the available image sets – over 3,000. To narrow the results, tap Filter in the upper right corner. (This used to be a funnel icon.)

I checked Purchased, which will only show me image sets that I have purchased in Design Space or in a digital Mystery Box. I’ll also see images from physical cartridges that I linked to my account.

Now the only image sets I see are ones that I have purchased. The green dot by Filters indicates the number of filters I have selected.

Here’s my post about finding Image Sets in Design Space for PC/Mac.

22 thoughts on “How to Find Image Sets (Cartridges) in Design Space for iPhone and iPad

  1. Thank you thank you thank you for sharing this!!! I was so frustrated trying to find my cartridges on my iPad. Thank you!!!

    1. This works on my IPad but not on my laptop. On my lap top when I tap on images there is a different list than on my I pad. I can not find image sets anywhere

  2. Thank you for this info. I uploaded 10 cartridge sets when I got my explore air 2. I don’t know how to find a specific set or an individual letter, words etc. can you advise me how to do that? I can’t remember the names of the sets. Wonder if there is a way to find what I own.

  3. This doesn’t seem to work this way anymore. I don’t get a list to select highlighted categories and image sets from. They have made this more and more confusing. I just want look at image sets for my topic. Why can’t that just be easy?

  4. Turns out that after you select “images” on the canvas, then you have to click on the tiny little image that I think is supposed to mean filters in the upper right corner of the images screen that comes up. After wasting a lot of time and accidentally finding that out, then you can select highlighted categories and then image sets. Then with no instructions I had to by trial and error figure out that you have to then use the back arrow in order to actually select that and then select one of the purchase options there, such as “Cricut access”. Then you have to notice that there is a search bar you have to use to search for the topic. And none of this is explained in Cricut help. When they went to this method of finding what used to be cartridges it confused everyone but I finally got used to it but then they changed it again. If I had found the screen with choices before a screen with 100,000 images I wouldn’t have wasted so much time. It’s not an option that I use frequently but I would like to see an easier way to do this. I have used Cricut since the original machine and have upgraded machines all along but I was used to searching cartridges all that time until they made the change to “image sets. So I like to look through what similar images designers have made by looking at image sets instead of searching a word and scrolling through thousands of things I don’t want to use. Sorry, it just bugs me that changes are made but not explained in Cricut Help but it isn’t your fault.

  5. Yeah the hamburger menu, that’s what I didn’t know about! I didn’t even notice it was there

  6. That’s ok, I understand, I have health issues too. And it isn’t your fault. It should be in Cricuit instructions somewhere and either it isn’t or I couldn’t find it. So I got frustrated and impatient because I was looking for something for my niece. Thanks for answering.

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