Manage Your Add-Ons

You can view and manage installed add-ons using the Add-On Manager. To open the Add-On Manager, go to the Home tab and select Add-Ons > Manage Add-Ons. The Add-On Manager displays all add-ons that are properly installed in the add-ons installation folder, as well as MATLAB® products and hardware support packages.

To manage an individual add-on, click the options button to the right of the add-on and select from the available options. Options include:

OptionDescriptionAdditional Details
Open FolderOpen the folder location.This option is only available for apps, toolboxes, functions, collections, and Simulink® models.
Open DocumentationOpen the documentation for the add-on, if available. 
View in Add-on ExplorerView the add-on in the Add-on Explorer window. 
View Getting Started GuideView the Getting Started guide.This option is only available for toolboxes that include a Getting Started guide.
SetupSet up the add-on.This option is only available for add-ons where additional setup is required.
VersionView and select the currently enabled version of the add-on.

MATLAB displays a check mark next to the currently enabled version of the add-on. Click a version number to enable it. The Add-on Manager disables all other installed versions of the add-on.

This option is only available for add-ons that have multiple versions installed. For more information about installing multiple versions of an add-on, see matlab.addons.install.

EnabledEnable or disable the add-on.

This option is only available for apps, toolboxes, functions, collections, and Simulink models.

This option is useful if you want to customize your MATLAB environment. You can also enable or disable the add-on using the matlab.addons.enableAddon and matlab.addons.disableAddon functions.

UninstallUninstall the add-on. 

Run Apps

To run an app after you install it, go to the Apps tab and expand the apps gallery by clicking the down arrow on the far right. Then, navigate to your installed app and click the icon. Custom apps that you write or receive from someone else appear in the My Apps section. You can run multiple custom apps concurrently, including multiple instances of the same app.

Default Add-Ons Installation Folder

Add-On TypeDefault Installation Folder
MathWorks® productsmatlabroot
Hardware support packages and some additional packagesCustom location. For more information, see the documentation for a specific support package.
All others

Windows®C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\MathWorks\MATLAB Add-Ons

Linux®~/MATLAB Add-Ons.

Mac~/Library/Application Support/MathWorks/MATLAB Add-Ons

To change the default folder:

  1. On the Home tab, in the Environment section, click Preferences > MATLAB > Add-Ons.

  2. In the Installation Folder field, specify a folder name to which you have write access.


If you change this folder, add-ons installed in the previously selected folder are no longer accessible from within MATLAB.

In MATLAB Online™, all supported MathWorks products and support packages are pre-installed and reinstalling them is not supported. The default installation folder for all other add-ons is /MATLAB Add-Ons. Changing the default installation folder or customizing installed add-ons is not supported.

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