How to Update Chrome

Be sure to check if your version of Chrome is out of date

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Google Chrome usually updates itself automatically, but depending on how your device is configured, it may not update by itself. 

On computers, Chrome will download updates automatically, but only installs them once you restart Chrome. On mobile devices, Chrome will only update automatically if you have that setting turned on; otherwise, you have to trigger the update manually.

Here's how to update Chrome on Mac, PC, iOS, and Android.

How to Update Google Chrome on Mac or PC

By default, Google Chrome on Mac and PC updates automatically. The browser is constantly checking for the latest version to download. You usually only have to restart Chrome to install the update. The More icon in the upper right corner (the three dots) will turn into a colored arrow if there's a pending update and you haven't closed your browser window in a while: 

  • Green arrow: An update has been available for the last two days.
  • Orange arrow: An update has been available for the last four days.
  • Red arrow: An update has been available for the last seven days.

To install the latest Chrome download, select the arrow icon > Update Google Chrome > Relaunch.

Manually Update Google Chrome on Mac or PC

  1. In Chrome, select the More icon.

  2. Select Help > About Google Chrome.

    About Google Chrome
  3. Chrome will automatically check for newer versions. If one is available, it will automatically download it.

  4. Select Relaunch to apply the new update.

    Relaunch Google Chrome

How to Update Chrome on iPhone or iPad

Your Apple mobile device should automatically update the Chrome app whenever a new version is available. Follow these steps to check for a new version.

If you don't want to manually look for updates, set your apps to update automatically.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the App Store.

  2. Tap Updates.

  3. In the available update list, look for Chrome. If Chrome is listed, tap Update to install it. If it is not listed, that means there's no update to install.

  4. If asked, enter your Apple ID password. The update will then download and install. 

    Updating Google Chrome on iOS

How to Update Chrome on Android

Your Android device should update automatically based on your Play Store settings. Follow these steps to check for a new version.

You can also turn on automatic app updates if you don't want to manually update your Android apps.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Play Store.

  2. At the top left, tap the Hamburger Menu > My apps & games.

  3. Tap Updates. If Chrome is listed, tap Update. The update will then download and install.

    Update Google Chrome on Android device