How to update your Google Chrome browser
Eric Zeman / Android Authority
Every browser offers software updates, and Google Chrome is no exception. In addition to security fixes, these updates may also contain new features and adjustments to existing features. You should therefore make it a habit to check and apply these updates regularly. Here’s how to update Google Chrome.
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To update Google Chrome on desktop, click To help in the Chrome menu (Windows) or Chromium in the top menu bar (macOS), then About Google Chrome. Chrome will check for all updates and download any that are available. You must then restart the browser to install it.
On Android and iOS, you need to check the Updates section of your app store and press the button if an update is available.
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How to Update Chrome (Windows and Mac)
Click on the three vertical dots at the top right, next to your profile picture. In the drop-down menu, go to Help–>About Google Chrome.
Google Chrome will now check for updates. If there are any, they will be downloaded immediately.
Once the update has been downloaded, you will receive a Revive button to click. This restarts your browser and applies the update.
To update Chrome on a Mac, click Chromium in the top menu bar, then About Google Chrome.
Chrome will now start scanning for all available updates.
If it finds any, it will start downloading it, then give you a relaunch button when it’s done. However, in this case, all updates have been downloaded and installed.
You will notice below that it says Automatically update Chrome for all users. This will save you from manually checking for updates and Chrome will just go ahead and install them when they become available. Click on the small arrow on the right, enter your password and the feature will be activated.
When Chrome installs an automatic update, you get a Update button at the top of your browser. Click it to restart your browser and apply the update.
How to Update Chrome (Android)
To update Chrome on Android, go to the Google Play Store and tap your profile picture in the top right of the screen.
To select Manage apps and device.
If there are any updates for any of your installed apps, you will see them on this screen. Faucet Updates available.
Usually you need to press Update all, but if for some reason you just want to update Chrome, scroll down to find the update. Then press the Update button on the right.
How to Update Chrome (iOS)
To update Chrome on iOS, go to Updates section in the App Store. If a Chrome update is available, it will be listed.
Chrome will only download the update if you have Automatic updates alight. But it won’t be installed until you restart Chrome manually.
Why can’t I update Google Chrome?
Sometimes you will receive an error message when trying to update Chrome. If this is happening, it’s probably because your internet connection is down and the browser can’t connect to Google’s servers. Restart your computer and router, then try updating again.
Does Google Chrome automatically update my installed extensions?
When updating your browser, Google also checks for updates to your extensions and applies them. However, if you’re convinced there’s an update available that Chrome hasn’t downloaded yet, you can remove it manually. Click on the three vertical dots at the top right of the desktop navigator and navigate to More Tools -> Extensions. Click it Developer Mode button and if there are extension updates available, a Update will appear.