System and Browser Requirements

The Phonic Planets website runs on both PC and Apple Mac. The student platform is compatible with iPad, Android tablets, laptops and desktop devices. The schools/teacher platform should be used on laptop and desktop devices.

On a desktop or laptop computer, you should ensure that you have an up-to-date browser installed to access the website, although the site should display in Chrome and Firefox and Safari without any problems.

Our lesson activities require JavaScript to enable functionality, including audio playback and interactive features such as drag-and-drop. Kindly ensure that JavaScript is enabled in your browser settings.

Below is a list of technical requirements when using the education platform.

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Technical Requirements


Minimum RequirementsRecommended Requirements
Operating SystemWindows (Current and previous major version)
MacOS (Current and previous 3 major versions)
Windows (Current version)
MacOS (Current version)
Memory4GB RAM8GB RAM (or more)
InternetBroadband Internet connection
InputKeyboard and mouse
ResolutionStudent portal minimum= 1024 x 768 display resolution
Teacher portal minimum= 1366 x 768 display resolution
1920 x 1080 recommended display resolution
Internet Browser SettingsJavascript, Mp3s, pop-ups enabled.

Supported Browsers

ChromeLast 2 major versionsLatest version
SafariLast 2 major versionsLatest version
EdgeLast 2 major versionsLatest version
FirefoxLast 2 major versionsLatest version
Internet ExplorerYou may experience a degraded experience or technical issues while using this browser and may be required to switch to another supported browser. Internet Explorer was replaced with Edge in 2015 and is not a supported browser.

Tablets - iOS and Android

Only the Student platform is supported on tablet devices. The Teachers platform should be used on laptop or desktop devices.
iPad ModelsLast 5 versions of iPad (iPad 9th generation 2021)Latest iPad, iPad Air, iPad Pro.
Tablet Resolution900px x 675px1024px x 768px
Operating SystemiPad - Last 4 iOS versions
Android - Android 7.1+
iPad - Latest iOS version
Android - Latest Android version
Memory2GB RAM2GB RAM or above
BrowseriPad - Latest version of Safari
Android - Latest version of Chrome
Device OrientationLandscape mode recommended

Mobiles - iOS and Android

Mobile devices are not supported due to their smaller screen size. See minimum and recommended screen sizes above.

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