Chrome OS: Checking for Updates

  • Ricardo Olmeca
  • Mar 23, 2022
Chrome OS: Checking for Updates

This article explores how you can always keep your Chromebook up-to-date to prevent performance issues from arising and make sure your security is on the highest level possible. It’s essential to regularly check for updates if you want to see all the latest features on your device. Remember it’s not always that easy to find out whether you have outdated software installed or are missing out on something, so that’s where the practice described below will most probably come in handy.

Fortunately, the Chrome operating system boasts a highly intuitive interface. Checking for any potential updates is as easy as taking the following steps:

  1. Open your Settings application.
  2. In the left part of the screen, you’ll find an About Chrome OS button. Click it.
  3. Click Check for Updates to initiate the search process.
  4. At this moment, there are two possible scenarios. If your device doesn’t require any updates, you’ll see a message stating that your Chromebook is already up-to-date. This is a lucky case since it means you don’t need to take any further actions; just remember to re-check soon.
  5. In case there’s a recent update you’re lacking, the device will download and install it automatically. You’ll see a message reading, “Updating your device.”
  6. When the download and installation are done, press Restart. Your Chromebook will reboot, after which you can use it with all the new features included.

Whether visible or not, new features come with every new release of Chrome OS. The current edition is marked 99, and there is surely more to come with new behind-the-scenes user experience improvements or truly life-changing features. Google is also working non-stop to respond to emerging kinds of malware. So when was the last time you checked for updates on your Chromebook? Share in the comments.

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