Chapter 1
Getting Started

The best way to get started with Geneious is to try out some of our tutorials. The ”Tutorial” option under the Help menu in Geneious provides an inbuilt tutorial with a basic introduction to the major features of Geneious. Additional tutorials on specialized functions can be downloaded from our website

For additional information and help with troubleshooting, please visit the Geneious support website at

  1.1 Downloading & Installing Geneious
  1.2 Geneious setup
   1.2.1 User preferences
   1.2.2 Choosing where to store your data
   1.2.3 Sharing files or the local database
   1.2.4 Changing the memory available to Geneious
   1.2.5 Connecting to the internet from within Geneious
   1.2.6 Installing plugins and customizing features
  1.3 Upgrading to new versions
   1.3.1 Downgrading to an earlier version
   1.3.2 File compatibility
  1.4 Licensing
   1.4.1 Activate License
   1.4.2 Install FLEXnet
   1.4.3 Borrow Floating License
   1.4.4 Release License
   1.4.5 Buy Online
  1.5 Troubleshooting