If you've activated a license shortly before the release of a newer version, you might be eligible for a free Grace Period update. The exact Grace Period duration depends on the program.
For details, please select the license management system the newer product license utilizes below.
Grace Period update to eLicenser-based products
If you've activated an eLicenser-based license and its successor is still relying on an eLicenser to store the license and is NOT using the new Steinberg Licensing license management, please proceed as follows:
Please open the eLicenser Control Center application installed on your system and click on the "Maintenance" button to initiate the Grace Period eligibility check for all connected eLicensers.
If you are eligible, the eLicenser Control Center can upgrade the license in question - just follow the on-screen dialogues. Once the license upgrade is done, you can download and install that new version. Most recent and current product downloads can be found in the Steinberg Download Assistant. If you do not have the Steinberg Download Assistant installed yet, you can find the download at https://www.steinberg.net/go/
Alternatively, you can find many product downloads on our regular download pages - especially older ones that are not available in the Steinberg Download Assistant.
Grace Period update to Steinberg Licensing products
Open the Steinberg Activation Manager application installed on your system (usually with the Steinberg Download Assistant) and click on the account button in the top-right corner and select "Grace Period Check...".
- Make sure that the eLicenser Control Center and applications using it are not running!
- The licenses have to be available on the system - either stored in the Soft-eLicenser or on a connected USB-eLicenser.
After the check has been performed and in case you are eligible for a Grace Period update, the corresponding application(s) will be listed:
Click on "Update" to proceed. After another entry of the MySteinberg/Steinberg ID credentials on the website, the delivery of the required Download Access Code will be triggered.
Please use this Download Access Code in the Steinberg Download Assistant to initiate the license upgrade process.
Japanese customers, please have a look at this page.