Google Chrome browser is the most popular web browser in use today. To ensure your Chrome browser is secured and protected, the latest security patches and upgrades are automatically applied to the browser installed on your computer.
New versions of the browser are also automatically installed when they are available. With these, you might notice your browser looks different when you open it. This is because of upgrades being installed while you were browsing the web.
Typically updates happen in the background when you close and reopen your computer’s browser. However, if you haven’t completed your browser in a while, these updates won’t apply and will be in pending states. To update your Google Chrome browser, follow the steps below:
- Log on to your computer and open Chrome.
- At the top right, look at More.
- 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:
- While you’re logged on to your computer, open Google Chrome.
- Then, at the top right, click More .
- Click Update Google Chrome. You’re on the latest version if you don’t see this button.
- Click Relaunch.
If you don’t see the Update Google Chrome button when you click More and are not on the latest, go to Help –> About Google Chrome.
When you open the About Google Chrome page, with available updates, they should automatically begin downloading and installing. Then, after a brief moment, you’ll be prompted to relaunch.
The browser saves your opened tabs and windows and reopens them automatically when it restarts. I do not want to restart right away; click Not now. The next time you restart your browser, the update will be applied.
That’s it! This is how one updates the Google Chrome browser to the latest versions. But, again, you may not have to worry about this since Chrome automatically updates itself when new versions are available.
Suppose you’re having issues where Chrome can’t update itself. You may have issues with Chrome. Follow the steps below to resolve this.
- Uninstall Chrome from your computer.
- Make sure your computer meets the system requirements.
- Download Chrome again and try reinstalling.
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