How to Update Your Web Browser on Android
All major web browsers for Android receive constant updates that introduce new features while improving performance and stability. Updates also play an important role in improving browser security, which makes their installation essential.
Updating your web browser is a simple affair on any Android phone or tablet. Read on to find out what you can do to update stock and third-party Android browsers such as Google Chrome, Samsung Internet Browser, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge to their latest versions.
You can update any stock or third-party Android browser through the Google Play Store using one of the two methods below.
1. Open the Google Play Store app from the home screen or app drawer.
2. Type the name of the browser you want to update, for example, Google Chrome. Then press Walk in and select the browser from the search results.
3. Press Update on the browser’s store page to update the app from its current version.
1. Open the Google Play Storetap on your profile portrait at the top right of the screen and select the option labeled Manage apps and devices.
2. Proceed to Manage tongue. Then press Updates available to reveal a list of all available updates for your Android device.
3. Check the box next to your browser and press the Update button to install the new version.
Unlike other browsers for Android, you can update Google Chrome through the browser itself. To do this:
1. Open Chromium.
2. Display the Chromium menu (select the icon with three dots in the upper right corner of the screen).
3. Select the Update Chromium at the top of the Google Chrome browser menu to update to the latest version of the browser. Then press To restart to restart Chrome.
If you don’t see the Update Chromium option in the Chrome menu, probably, the browser is already up to date. However, you can check it with the Chrome app’s built-in security checker. Open the chrome menu, and press Settings > Security controle to succeed.
If it says you are not using the latest version of Chrome, check the browser menu again or update it through the Google Play Store.
Suppose you want to make sure that you always use the latest version of your web browser. In this case, you can ask the Google Play Store to automatically install updates as soon as they are available. You can enable automatic updates for your browser only. Or, you can configure Google Play Store to update all apps on your Android phone or tablet.
1. Load the browser’s store page on the Google Play Store.
2. Press the After icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
3. Check the box next to Enable automatic update.
1. Tap on your profile portrait at the top right of the Google Play Store and select Settings.
2. Develop Network preferences and select Automatic app updates.
3. Choose between On any network and Via Wi-Fi only options.
If you are unable to update Google Chrome or a third-party browser on your Android phone or tablet, performing the following quick fixes may resolve the issue.
Restarting your Android smartphone resets the system cache and helps fix minor bugs and other issues preventing the Google Play Store from installing updates. To restart your Android smartphone, simply hold the Able button and press To restart.
To note: If you don’t see an option to restart, just turn off the device and turn it back on.
The Google Play Store itself receives updates to improve its operation. So, install any pending updates and see if that makes a difference.
1. Open the Google Play Store and tap your profile portrait.
2. Press Settings > On > Play Store version > Update Play Store.
3. Press I get it.
If the problem persists, clear the Google Play Store cache and try updating your browser again.
To note: The steps and screenshots below may vary depending on your Android device model and system software version.
1. Open the Settings app for your Android phone or tablet. Then press Apps and Notifications > apps.
2. Press Google play store > Storage.
3. Press Empty the cache.
If you still can’t update your browser on your Android phone or tablet, check out our comprehensive guide to fixing update issues on Android.
Updating your browser on Android is quick and easy. If manual updates seem like a pain to you, don’t forget to set up automatic updates on the Google Play Store. Also learn how to update browsers on PC (Windows), macOS (Mac), and iOS (iPhone and iPad).
Aside from browser updates, it is also essential to perform system software updates for Android. These also contain performance and security updates that positively impact web browsers and other applications on your device. To update the operating system on your Android device, open the Settings the app and go to System > System updates > Check for updates.