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License Management and Software Updates

Manage Your Licenses

You can use the MATLAB® licensing features to perform license management activities, such as activating licenses, deactivating licenses, or updating licenses. You also can visit the License Center at the MathWorks® Web site to perform other license-related activities.

To access the licensing feature:

  1. On the Home tab, in the Resources section, click Help > Licensing.

  2. Select a Licensing option. The following table describes the Licensing options. Depending on your license type, your system might not include all of these options.

OptionDescription
Update Current LicensesDisplays a list of all your MathWorks licenses on this computer, with their current status. When you select a license and click Update Selected License, MATLAB contacts MathWorks to retrieve the most current version of the License File for the license. The update process overwrites the current License File on your system. You will need to restart MATLAB.
Activate SoftwareStarts the activation application, which walks you through the activation process. Answer the questions on each dialog box, select the license you want to activate, and click Activate.
Deactivate Software

Displays a list of all your MathWorks licenses on this computer, with their current status. When you select a license and click Deactivate Selected License, MATLAB deactivates all releases on this computer associated with the license, and updates the licensing information at the MathWorks Web site. You will not be able to use MathWorks software with that license on this computer.

If you are not connected to the Internet, MATLAB deactivates the licences on your computer but cannot update the corresponding license information stored at the MathWorks Web site. In this scenario, MATLAB returns a deactivation string. To complete deactivation, save a copy of this string, go to a computer with an Internet connection, and visit the License Center at the MathWorks Web site. There you can log in to your MathWorks Account and enter the deactivation string.

Manage LicensesStarts a Web browser, opening the My Licenses page associated with your MathWorks Account. You can use this page, called the License Center, to perform many licensing activities.

Check for Software Updates

To determine if more recent versions of your MathWorks products are available, and to view latest version numbers for all MathWorks products, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you have an active Internet connection.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Resources section, select Add-Ons > Check for Product Updates. The Check for Updates dialog box displays.

  3. From the Select View list, choose to view the latest version numbers for all MathWorks products installed on your system, or all MathWorks products.

    The latest versions display.

  4. Click any column heading to sort or reverse the sort order by that column.

  5. Use the What's New column to access the release notes for a product.

    Release notes document new features and changes, bug reports, and compatibility considerations.

  6. Decide whether you want to upgrade to the most recent version.

    • If you do, click Download Products at MathWorks.com

    • If you do not, go to step 7.

  7. Click Close.

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