How to update Google Chrome
- Google Chrome updates are downloaded automatically to every device by default.
- You will need to restart Google Chrome on your computer for the updates to actually install.
- On a smartphone or tablet, Chrome updates through the App Store like any other app.
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updates automatically as new versions are released. However, there may be times when you want or need to manually check for updates and install them.
Here’s how to update Google Chrome if there is one, or check for updates manually.
How to update Google Chrome on a Mac or PC
1. Then open Google Chrome and click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the browser.
2. Click on Update Google Chrome if it is available in the menu. You will only see this option if an update is available and already downloaded, and clicking on it will prompt you to restart Chrome.
3. If you don’t see the Update Google Chrome option, hover over Help and click About Google Chrome.
4. The current Chrome version number will be displayed and Chrome will check to see if any other updates are available. If it finds an update, it will be downloaded and you will be prompted to restart Chrome and install it.
How to update Google Chrome on an Android device
Like any other app, Chrome should update automatically when your Android loads. But to check for an update manually:
1. Launch the Google Play Store on your Android phone or tablet.
2. Tap your profile picture at the top right and select Manage apps and device menu.
3. You will see statistics about the apps on your device, and if any updates are ready for any of them, it will say Updates available. Tap See the details under this heading.
4. If Google Chrome is in the list, tap Update next to it, or Update all at the top of the page. If Google Chrome is not on the list, it is fully updated.
Just like on a computer, you shouldn’t lose any of your open tabs when updating Chrome.
How to update Google Chrome on an iPhone or iPad
Like any other app, Chrome should update automatically when your iPhone or iPad is charging. But to check for an update manually:
1. Launch the App Store on your iPhone or iPad and tap your profile icon in the top right corner.
2. On the page that opens, check if Google Chrome is listed as an app waiting to update. If there is, tap Update or Update All; if it isn’t, it’s already fully updated.
You shouldn’t lose any open tabs when updating Chrome.
Michelle Greenlee contributed to a previous version of this article.