How To Update Your Chromebook

Purpose of Updating your Chromebook

You can update your Chromebook in minutes — no technical knowledge required. The process is similar to updating the Chrome browser and only requires a few clicks. This process may be required for apps needing to be on the latest version of Chrome OS or to receive proper security updates.

Step 1 – Connect your Chromebook to a DCS WiFi network

The first step is to make sure you’re connected to a WiFi network — you can’t update your Chromebook without an internet connection.

Step 2 – Access the Settings

Once that’s done, click in the bottom-right corner of the screen, typically where the clock, battery info, and WiFi info is located, and select “Settings” or gear icon ⚙️.

Step 3 – Check for Updates

Then just click About Chrome OS > Check for Updates. If there’s a Chromebook update ready, your device will start downloading it automatically.

Congratulations! You’re finished!

If you need more help please see the interactive tutorial below!

Tap here to see an interactive tutorial

What information goes to Google when you update

When your Chromebook checks for updates, it sends some information to Google, like the computer’s version number and language. This information isn’t associated with you or your Google Account.

Fix problems with updates

If your system update won’t download, try the steps below. Test your Chromebook after each step to see if the problem is fixed.

  1. Turn off your Chromebook, then turn it back on. 
  2. If you’re having trouble using your phone’s or Chromebook’s mobile data to update your system, disconnect from the phone or mobile data. Connect to WiFi or Ethernet instead. 
  3. Reset your Chromebook.
  4. Recover your Chromebook.

If you’re using your Chromebook at work or school, contact your administrator for more help.

There you have it, folks — that’s how to update your Chromebook. Any thoughts or questions? Leave them down below in the comment section.

Updated on September 23, 2020

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