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Is there a limit on the number of computers for Xamarin installation?

GadiPazGadiPaz ILUniversity

I subscribed for Xamarin Business (1 Xamarin.iOS & 1 Xamarin.Android).
I installed Xamarin Studio on my mac-mini as iOS build server,
and installed Xamarin on my windows PC for the Visual Studio 2013 plugin.
I mainly develop on the PC.
Now, I just got my laptop from work and I would like to install Xamarin Studio also on my laptop.
Is there any installation limit for one developer?

At the end I'll have 1 installation on my mac, 1 on my PC and 1 on my laptop, is it OK according to the Business license?
(On all 3 computers I'll use the same user as I'm the only mobile app developer at my company).

Best Answers


  • JasonAwbreyJasonAwbrey USInsider, University, Developer Group Leader mod
    Accepted Answer

    Yes, you should be ok.

  • JonDouglasJonDouglas USXamarin Team, University, Developer Group Leader Xamurai
    Accepted Answer

    The limitation is 4 computers per license I believe.

  • coco90coco90 USMember ✭✭

    Can you confirm that when a computer is deactivated, the total number of available seats in the license will be incremented by one?

  • DaveCarsonDaveCarson GBUniversity ✭✭✭

    Yep - that's the case in my experience. I rebuilt my laptop recently and after reinstalling Xamarin it showed as having 2 seats. I deleted one and was able to install the released one on to my new iMac.

    Just make sure you remove the right one ;-)

  • coco90coco90 USMember ✭✭

    Thanks for your quick reply!! Can i re-activate a device removed?

  • ValerioFerreiraValerioFerreira BRUniversity, Developer Group Leader ✭✭

    @corrado Yes you can reactive any device.

    When you build an App after you reach a device limit, the compiler tells you that you need deactive any other device.
    So you can continue building on the new device.

  • coco90coco90 USMember ✭✭

    @Sylix thanks ;)

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