How to Update Chrome OS

Your Chromebook should automatically checks for and downloads updates when connected to Wi-Fi or Ethernet.

Finish an Update

  1. When your Chromebook downloads a software update, look for the “Update available” notification.
  2. Select Restart to Update.
  3. Your Chromebook will restart and update.

Check for Updates Yourself

  1. Turn on your Chromebook.
  2. Connect your Chromebook to Wi-Fi.
  3. At the bottom right, select the time.
  4. Select Settings .
  5. At the bottom of the left panel, select About Chrome OS.
  6. Under “Google Chrome OS,” you’ll find which version of the Chrome operating system your Chromebook uses.
  7. Select Check for updates.
  8. If your Chromebook finds a software update, it will start to download automatically.

Connect to Wi-Fi

Step 1: Turn on Wi-Fi

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Not Connected .
    Note: If you see your Wi-Fi network name and a signal strength, your Chromebook is already connected to Wi-Fi.
  3. Turn on Wi-Fi.
  4. Your Chromebook will automatically look for available networks and show them to you in a list.

Step 2: Pick a network and connect

Step 3: Sign in

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Jay Forrest

Jay N. Forrest is a philosopher and IT professional. He is an ordained Humanist minister, a Certified Meditation Teacher, and a decade-long Linux user.