How to Allow Universal Audio Software on macOS

IMPORTANT: See instructions for Apple Silicon M1 & M2, if your computer requires it.

Allow UAD Software in your privacy settings

  1. Download and install the latest UAD software.
  2. After restarting, open System Settings (from the Apple Menu at the top left corner of the display).
  3. Click Privacy & Security in the System Settings window.
  4. Scroll down to the Security section, click “Allow”, and enter your password to continue. 

Important: Software must be allowed within 30 minutes of UAD installation.

Note: If the UAD-meter and Control Panel application does not have an error message informing you to allow the driver, the step has already been completed and you do not need to do it again.


Allow UAD software in macOS System Settings > Privacy & Security


For detailed instructions on how to allow UAD software on Mac, see the specific compatibility article for your version of macOS:

What to do if you see the error message “Driver Not Installed Correctly” or “Driver Version Mismatch” on previous macOS versions

On older operating systems, “Driver Not Installed Correctly” or “Driver Version Mismatch” typically means that there was an issue with the installation of one or more UAD drivers. This issue can usually be resolved by doing a complete uninstall/reinstall of the UAD software, including manually deleting the UAD preference files. See: UAD Uninstall/Reinstall Instructions for Mac.

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