How to Update Chrome on Computers, Androids, and iPhones/iPads

Question

How can you make sure you are protected by the latest security updates in Google Chrome?

Answer

The following information is provided by https://support.google.com (6/14/2019)

 

For Computers

Normally updates happen in the background when you close and reopen your computer's browser. But if you haven't closed your browser in a while, you might see a pending update:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click on the Menu icon (vertical ellipsis) at the top right corner of the browser window.
  3. If an update is pending, the icon will be colored:
  • Green: An update's been available for 2 days.
  • Orange: An update's been available for 4 days.
  • Red: An update's been available for 7 days.

To update Google Chrome:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click on the Menu icon (vertical ellipsis) at the top right corner of the browser window.
  3. Click Update Google Chrome. If you don't see this button, you're on the latest version.
  4. Click Relaunch.

The browser saves your opened tabs and windows and reopens them automatically when it restarts. If you'd prefer not to restart right away, click Not now. The next time you restart your browser, the update will be applied.

 

For Androids

Chrome should automatically update based upon your Play Store settings. You can check if there's a new version available:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Play Store app Google Play
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu then My apps & games. Apps with available updates are listed under "Updates."
  3. Under "Updates," look for Chrome Chrome
  4. If Chrome is listed, tap Update

 

For iPhones/iPads

Chrome should automatically update based upon your Apple App Store settings. You can check if there's a new version available:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the App Store
  2. At the bottom, tap Updates
  3. In the pending updates, look for Chrome Chrome
  4. If Chrome is listed, tap Update to install
  5. If asked, enter your Apple ID password. The updates will download and install.

Details

Article ID: 80864
Created
Fri 6/14/19 8:10 AM
Modified
Fri 6/14/19 8:51 AM