Vuforia Update Installers for Unity

Begining with Vuforia 7.1 and Unity 2017.1, Vuforia provides custom update installers that can be used to patch your existing version of Vuforia within Unity. Update installers are similar to Unity’s component installers and will be provided for important updates to the Vuforia Engine. In addition, developers enrolled in Vuforia’s Early Access Program (EAP) will receive early updates to the Vuforia Engine via Update Installers.  

Update Installers for the Vuforia Early Access Program

If you have access to a Vuforia EAP, Update Installers will be made available for developers to download in the Vuforia developer portal. Update Installers will be made available for specific versions of Unity. Please be sure to download the appropriate version of the EAP corresponding to your version of Unity. Not all versions of Unity will be supported by all EAP releases.

Update Installers for the commercial Vuforia Engine

When a new version of Vuforia becomes available for your Unity version, you will see a notification in the Vuforia configuration as well as target inspectors.

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Click “Learn More” to see what has changed in the new release. The Download link will directly download the Vuforia update installer for your platform.

To explicitly check for if new updates are available, go to Help -> Vuforia -> Check for Updates:

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Running an update installer

Windows

  1. Download the update installer by using one of the methods outlined above
  2. Before running the update installer, please close Unity and make a backup of your latest projects
  3. Run the update installer
  4. When asked to choose an install location, double check that the destination folder refers to the version of Unity you are looking to patch.
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After your installation is finished, you can open your Unity project again. Your Vuforia version will be updated to the latest version.

Mac

  1. Download the update installer by using one of the methods outlined above.
  2. Before running the update installer, please close Unity and make a backup of your latest projects.
  3. Run the update installer.
  4. By default, Unity installers on Mac assume your Unity installation to be in your Applications directory and called “Unity”. If this is not the case, e.g. because you installed Unity through Unity Hub, please use the “Customize” button to change the installation folder.
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5. In the next step, select the correct folder from the "Location" tab.

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You can now open your Unity project again. Vuforia will be updated to the latest version.