Your Chromebook automatically checks for updates, but you can also check for and install updates manually.

Install updates

Your Chromebook automatically downloads software updates when it's turned on and connected to Wi-Fi. After an update is downloaded, you need to install it.

To install an update:

  • Look in the status area, where your account picture appears EzlHN0QGBMkJQAGrh25bigwygEQYW8bJVg.png for the Update icon 7R-vGQoMqjLr74yr_at3F-hw2_VT4sIOjA.png. This icon shows up only when an update is ready. 
  • Click the update then restart to update.

Check for updates yourself

To check for and install updates before the next automatic update:

  • Click the status area, where your account picture appears. 
  • Click Settings - About Chrome OS.
  • In the "About" window that appears, click the Check for and apply updates. Your Chromebook will start to install any available updates.
  • After the updates are installed, click Restart to update.