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List of support packages that can be updated

checkForUpdate will be removed in a future release. To check for updates to support packages, on the MATLAB® Home tab, in the Environment section, click Add-Ons > Check for Updates > Hardware Support Packages.


  • matlabshared.supportpkg.checkForUpdate
  • info = matlabshared.supportpkg.checkForUpdate



matlabshared.supportpkg.checkForUpdate displays information about support package updates in the MATLAB Command Window. If an update is available, use supportPackageInstaller to install the updates.

info = matlabshared.supportpkg.checkForUpdate returns a structured array of information about installed support packages.


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No support packages need updates.

If one or more updates are available, the command line displays that information in the response.

info = matlabshared.supportpkg.checkForUpdate
info = 

                Name: 'Arduino'
    InstalledVersion: '3.0'
         BaseProduct: 'Simulink'

Output Arguments

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Information about support package updates, returned as a structured array.

Introduced in R2014b

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