Setup New Unity Input System

addam davis
2 min readDec 12, 2023

Objective: Installing and setting up the New Input System for Unity.

In this article we are going to be installing Unity’s new input system. This may sound like a big undertaking but follow along and you’ll be ready in no time.

To begin we need to navigate to Unity’s package manager.

Select the input system package from the list and click install.

The native platform backends for the new input system are not enabled. Doing this will result in Unity needing to restart.

We can find the corresponding setting in the Player settings under the active input handling. There we can choose which input system to have active, we can also select to have both.

While we are in this menu we can check one more thing. For the new input system to work we need to us Unity 2019.1 or newer. We also need .NET 4.

There you have it. This is how to install Unity’s new input system. Super simple and from here we can dive into the new input system with you future projects. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your codes and I’ll see you in the next tutorial!