Update Google Chrome
Even if you are not very computer savvy, you will find it very easy to update Google Chrome. Google Chrome, in fact, usually updates itself without you having to do anything at all. However, if you find that your version of Chrome is not up to date, you can always update it manually. Simply follow the steps we outline below. It is important to always keep Google Chrome up to date to ensure that you are have adequate protection against all known security issues.
To update Google Chrome, you will need:
- your computer
- access to the internet
To update Google Chrome:
- Look at the browser toolbar on Google Chrome. If an icon that looks like a wrench with an arrow above it shows, there is an update available for Google Chrome.
- Left-click on the wrench icon. A series of options will pop up.
- Select "Update Google Chrome." It will take a few moments for Chrome to update.
- Restart your browser. You can do this by clicking "Restart" in the confirmation dialogue that comes up after Google Chrome updates. Chrome will save all of your bookmarks, preferences and open tabs.
- Make sure that your computer meets the minimum requirements for using Chrome. You must have Windows XP or a newer operating system. Your computer must have a minimum of 128MB of RAM and 100MB free space on the hard drive.
- Google Chrome will only automatically update for the user account that is currently logged in. You need administrative permissions to update all accounts at once.