Version: 2021.3
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Packages list context

Finding packages and feature sets

The Package Manager window provides several ways to help you find a specific package or feature set:

At the top of the Package Manager window, there are several controls to help you narrow down the list of packages
At the top of the Package Manager window, there are several controls to help you narrow down the list of packages
(A) Packages list context Choose the “context” that determines what appears in the list. The context might be the source of the package, such as a registry server, the Asset Store, or the Unity Editor itself (for built-in packages); however, the In Project context displays only those packages and feature sets that are already installed in the current project, regardless of their origin.

For example, you can choose the My Assets context to show only Asset Store packages available to you in the list, or choose the In Project context to show only Unity packages and feature sets that are already installed in your project.
(B) Sort Sort the list in either ascending or descending order by name, published date (Unity packages and feature sets only), purchased date (Asset Store packages only), or update date.

For example, if you want to find a Unity package that has a very recent update but can’t remember the name of it, try sorting by update date in descending order and browse the list from the top down to find it.

Sorting affects the items under each expander, but leaves the expanders in place. If you sort from Z-A, the Package Manager reorders all the feature sets from Z- A inside its expander, and all the packages under each expander but doesn’t mix the content in the list.
(C) Asset Store Filters Choose how to narrow down the list of Asset Store packages using these groups:

- Status (hidden, deprecated, no labels)
- CategoriesA Profiler category identifies the workload data for a Unity subsystem (for example, Rendering, Scripting and Animation categories). Unity applies colour-coding to categories to help visually distinguish the types of data in the Profiler window. More info
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(2D, 3D, audio, templates, tools, etc.)
- Labels (custom labels you define in the Asset Store)
(D) Search Use the search box to look for a Unity package or an Asset StoreA growing library of free and commercial assets created by Unity and members of the community. Offers a wide variety of assets, from textures, models and animations to whole project examples, tutorials and Editor extensions. More info
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package by name.

These controls help narrow down which packages and feature sets appear in the list view and in what order. This makes it easier to find what you are looking for or help you browse when you don’t know exactly what you want.

When you use several of these controls at the same time, you narrow the set of matches that appears in the list.

After you find the Unity package you need, then you can locate a specific version from the list. For feature sets, there is always only one version available, so you can either install it or remove it.

Finding a specific version

To find a specific package version:

  1. In Unity, open the Package Manager window (navigate to Unity’s main menu and go to Window > Package Manager).

  2. If you are looking for a pre-release package, follow these steps:

    • Select Advanced Project Settings under the advanced settings icon.

      Advanced Project Settings opens up the Package Manager project settings window
      Advanced Project Settings opens up the Package Manager project settings window

      The Package Manager project settingsA broad collection of settings which allow you to configure how Physics, Audio, Networking, Graphics, Input and many other areas of your project behave. More info
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      window appears.

    • Under the Advanced Settings group, enable the Enable Pre-release Packages option.

    • Close the Project Settings window. Any pre-release packages now appear in the list with the indicator.

  3. You can either browse the list of packages or find a specific package using one of these methods:

  4. In the list of packages, click the expander icon to the left of the package name.

    Currently installed and Recommended are the only versions available
    Currently installed and Recommended are the only versions available

    Note: If you see the See other versions link after expanding the package, you can click it to see the list of all available versions for that package.

  5. Select any version to see the details specific to that version.

    The version appearing in the details pane and on the Update button match the selected version in the list
    The version appearing in the details pane and on the Update button match the selected version in the list
  6. You can perform a variety of actions when you select a specific version:

    • You can click the View documentation link to open the documentation that matches this version.
    • You can click the View changelog link to see the list of changes from package creation up to this version.
    • You can click the View licenses link to look at any license information for this package specifically for this version.
    • You can see whether this package depends on any other packages, or whether any other packages depend on this one.
    • If this package is already installed and contains sample assets, you can click the Import button to save a copy of them under your project’s Assets folder.
    • If you don’t already have this package installed in your project, you can install this version.
    • If another version of this package is already installed in your project, you can update the package to this version.
    • If you installed this package in your project but don’t want it anymore, you can remove the package from your project.


Features (detail) view
Packages list context