Update your Chromebook software

Each time you turn on or use your Chromebook, it automatically checks for updates and installs them. Your Chromebook also lets you know when new updates are ready so that you'll always have the latest version of the operating system.

Install available updates

If your Chromebook sees available updates while you’re signed in, the system update icon system update icon will appear in the status area. Follow these steps to install the updates:

  1. Click the status area in the lower-right corner where you see your account picture.
  2. Select Restart to update.
  3. Your Chromebook will shut down and automatically restart with the updates installed.

Update your Chromebook

Check for updates

You can also check for updates if you want to install them sooner:

  1. Click the status area in the lower-right corner where your account picture appears.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. At the top of the page that opens, click About Chrome OS.
  4. In the “About” window that appears, click the Check for and apply updates button.

Once any updates are finished, you can look in the "About" window to confirm that your Chromebook is up to date.

What information is sent to Google when you update?

When your Chromebook checks for updates, it sends information such as version number, language and other update-related details, back to Google servers. This information is not associated with you or your Google Account.

Discuss with other Chromies in Chromebook Central.

Arneil is a Chromebook expert and author of this help page. Help him improve this article by leaving feedback below.

Was this article helpful?