Most of the internet depends on Google Chrome as it is used by 62.57% of desktop/laptop internet users. You should always use the latest version of Chrome because it will always be the most secure and fastest. Though you can automatically update Chrome browser, you can also do it manually.
To manually update Chrome browser is very easy and a simple process. However, in some situations, the Chrome update process fails. So this page will teach you the proper
Keep reading this page. Here you will learn about how to properly update Chrome browser and how to fix Chrome update problems. This article is a part of our Google Chrome tutorial series.
How to Update Chrome Browser Manually
In Chrome, the updates get downloaded in the background and are installed when you close and reopen chrome. However, if you don’t close your browser for a few days you will notice the chrome menu icon will be changed to green, orange or red.
These colors represent from how many days a new update is available. Green means 2 days, Orange means 4 days and red represents an update’s been available for 7 days.
In this situation, you may need to update Chrome browser manually. You can follow the step-by-step guide below to learn how to manually update chrome browser.
- Step 1: Open Chrome and go to this link: chrome://help/ (If you’re already using Chrome, just right-click on this and open to new tab).
- Step 2: This will open Google Chrome Helper. Or to be precise, it will open the Settings > Help > About Google Chrome. This will display the current version of the Chrome.
- Step 3: If there’s a newer version, it should automatically load and download the new one. Wait for it. If an update is available then you should see the downloading prompt.
- Step 4: When the process finishes just click on the “Relaunch” button to complete the Chrome update process.
Note: If you see a message on this page that says “Google Chrome is up to date”, then your browser doesn’t need to update right now.
Fix Chrome Update Problem: Chrome Wants to Update — but Can’t
I was reading a forum yesterday when I came across a post regarding the Chrome update issue. In this post, a guy reported an issue that Chrome was showing the “Chrome version is out of date” message.
And the Chrome menu button’s color was changed to red. But when he tries to update the browser manually the page shows the same error.
If this is the case on your Google Chrome, that means the Google Chrome Helper is probably corrupted or 2-3 months outdated. To fix this problem, you will need to download a standalone updated version of Google Chrome.
Click the download button instead and install it on top of your current Google Chrome. This should fix the update Chrome browser failing issue.
You may also uninstall the current Google Chrome in your system and install that new and updated Google Chrome installer you just downloaded. It should work just like a fresh install.
Among those methods, the last one is our highly recommended option. It replaces the old Google Chrome and starts a new slate. But if you have important bookmarks and you have not to log in your Gmail and did the syncing process, install the standalone installer on top of the current.
We hope that this step-by-step guide on how to update the Chrome browser has been of great help to you. If you have any questions, just leave a message down in the comment section. We will try to answer all your queries in the soonest possible time.