How to Update Chrome

Here's how to check if your version of Chrome is out of date

On computers, the Google Chrome browser usually updates itself automatically, but it only installs the update when you restart Chrome. On mobile devices, Chrome may update automatically if you have that setting turned on; otherwise, you have to manually trigger the update.

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

Automatic Updates for Google Chrome on Mac or PC

By default, Google Chrome on Mac and PC updates automatically. The web browser is continually checking for the latest version to download. Typically, you only have to restart Chrome to install the update. The More icon in the upper right corner (the three dots) turns into a colored arrow when there's a pending update and you haven't closed your browser window in a while. The color of the arrow indicates how long the update has been available: 

  • 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 update, quit Chrome and relaunch it or select the arrow icon, followed by Update Google Chrome > Relaunch.

Manually Update Google Chrome on Mac or PC

If you want to manually check to see whether there's an update to your Chrome browser, here's how to find out:

  1. In the Chrome browser, select the More icon.

    Chrome browser showing menu icon
  2. Select Help in the menu.

    Chrome browser menu
  3. Select About Google Chrome.

    Google Chrome browser menu

    Chrome automatically checks for newer versions. If one is available, it downloads it.

  4. Select Relaunch to apply the new update.

    Google Chrome update screen

How to Update Chrome on iPhone or iPad

Your Apple mobile device running iOS should notify you whenever an update for the Chrome app is available. Follow these steps to check for a new version.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, tap the App Store icon.

  2. Tap your picture with the number on it (indicating how many upgrades are available) or the Update icon, depending on your software.

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

    iPhone App Store Updates

How to Update Chrome on Android Devices

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

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

  2. Tap the Menu icon, followed by My apps & games.

  3. Tap Updates. If Chrome is listed, tap Update next to it to download and install it. If Chrome isn't listed, an update is not available.

    Android Update screens

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