Update your Chromebook operating system

Your Chromebook automatically checks for updates and installs them each time you turn it on. It lets you know when new updates are ready so you always have the latest version of the operating system.

Install available updates

Your Chromebook lets you know if an update is ready. In the status area where your account picture appears, you'll see the system update icon system update icon.

To install the update, click the update icon system update icon > Restart to update.

Check for updates

To check for available updates:

  1. Click the status area, where your account picture appears.
  2. Click Settings About Chrome OS.
  3. In the “About” window that appears, click Check for and apply updates.

Once you've installed any available updates, you can check the "About" window to confirm that your Chromebook is up to date.

What information goes to Google when you update

When your Chromebook checks for updates, it sends information like version number and language, to Google servers. This information isn't associated with you or your Google Account.

Discuss with other Chromies in Chromebook Central.

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