The Google Chromebook is going to be a popular item for the holiday season. And if you received one, you’ll definitely wan to make sure you keep it updated. By default each time you turn on your Chromebook, the system automatically checks for updates and applies what it finds. But you might want to manually check more often.
Update Google Chromebook
In the Chrome Browser, click the options menu in the upper right corner and choose Settings.
Alternately, you can also click on the time and account picture in the lower right corner of the desktop and select Settings.
Then select Help from the list on the right side of the screen. Then if there is an update available, it will be downloaded and installed. Here you can see the platform and firmware version is being updated.
Depending on what the update it, your Chromebook will restart. Go back to the section above and you’ll see it was successfully updated.
It’s also worth noting that you can select the Channel you want to update from. By default it’s set to the Stable Channel, which should be fine for most people and I recommend it unless you’re an experienced user.
To find out more about the different Channels and what they are, check out a more in our previous article: Google Chrome Beta vs. Stable: Which One Should I Use?
That’s all there is to updating your Chromebook. While the steps for updating it are virtually identical to the Chrome browser, remember that it’s updating the Chrome OS, not just the browser. Also, updates will differ depending on which device it’s running on.
What’s your take? Do you have a Google Chromebook? What do you think about it and how do you use it? Leave a comment below and tell us about it!