How to update Google Chrome on PC, iOS and Android

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If you’re wondering how to update Google Chrome, you do not have to worry. This step-by-step guide will explain how and why you should keep Chrome updated.  

Google Chrome is a preferred browser for most devices. Proactively updating Chrome offers a layer of security and new features that Google introduces every six weeks or so.

The process of updating Google Chrome varies on different devices. While on some, it gets updated automatically; on others, users are expected to trigger the update manually. Either way, we’ll guide you through it. Here is a detailed guide on how to update the Chrome browser on your PC, MacBook, iPhone, and Android devices including tablets.

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What’s the need to update Chrome regularly?

Like any other software or application, Google updates the Chrome browser regularly. This means you’d often get many new features apart from fixes to annoying bugs.

Moreover, timely updates of the Chrome browser also helps keep interlopers at bay. These cybercriminals are always looking for ways to attack your system to steal data and money, install viruses and trojans on your computers, and more. This itself is a solid reason to use an up-to-date browser on your PC.

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How to update Chrome on your computer

Google Chrome has been designed to check for updates in the background automatically. When your computer connects to the Internet, Chrome’s latest version is downloaded, and the update is applied automatically when the browser is closed and reopened.

However, if you do not close your browser often, the Chrome browser on your system could be outdated. You might find an update will be waiting to get installed. To update Chrome on your PC, follow the process below:

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  • Open Chrome on your computer
  • Locate and click the three vertical dots menu on the top right.
  • Click Help > About Google Chrome.
  • Click Update Google Chrome.
  • Click Relaunch.

If you do not spot the “Update Google Chrome” button, your system is already running the latest version of Chrome.

How to update Google Chrome on iPhone

If you’ve not set automatic updates for Chrome on your iPhone, you can follow the process below.

  • Open the App Store.
  • Tap your profile in the top right corner.
  • Scroll down to view available updates.
  • If Chrome has the word ‘Update’ next to it, tap it, and wait for the app to update.

How to update Chrome browser on Android

Updating Chrome on Android is a straightforward task. All you need to do is to follow the below process

  • Open the Play Store.
  • Click your profile picture.
  • Tap ‘Manage apps & device.’
  • If Chrome is labeled ‘Update Available,’ click ‘Update.’

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