Learning how to update Google Chrome on Android is extremely simple, as devices with this operating system are extremely intuitive and usually bring that browser home. In addition, the management of your download and/or update depends on another tool belonging to Google, namely; Play Store.
Android is an operating system designed mainly for Smartphones and Tablets, but its license belongs to Google. Likewise, as the name implies; this information colossus owns the Google Chrome web browser. For this reason, it was expected that this browser will be the most used on Android devices; especially considering that today it is the favorite of the vast majority of Internet users.
Steps to update Google Chrome on Android
Updating Google Crome on an Android OS device is very easy. It’s not much different from how to update Chrome on a PC, except for the difference that in the first case the update is managed through the Play Store; while on PC it is managed from the browser interface itself.
Depending on the settings you’ve made for your Play Store, Chrome may update automatically or manually. Specifically, the steps to update Google Crome on Android are as follows:
- Open the Play Store App on your Android device (whether it’s a Tablet or smartphone).
- Locate the “
” in the top left and when you press it enters “My Apps and Games“.
- Enter the “Updates“. All Apps with pending updates will appear in this section, if Chrome doesn’t appear to you it’s because you already have its most up-to-date version.
- Search for “
and press on the “Update“. If you have your browser open, it will need to be restarted to process changes to your new version.
NOTE: You can also update Chrome on Android using an APK file. About this process we have already talked about in other articles like this “How to update Android apps on a PC“. This being an alternative method with its advantages or disadvantages according to the needs and preferences of each one.
Set up the Play Store to automatically update Chrome
If in the section of “Updates” you don’t see Google Chrome, maybe it’s because you have your Play Store set up so that this browser automatically updates in the background. But if you need to update your Chrome manually, you may want to set up the Play Store so that the update is automatic and you can forget about it forever. To make this configuration you just need to follow the instructions below:
- Open the Play Store on your phone or tablet.
- On the left side of the search bar (at the top), click on the Rendered Menu icon with three small horizontal lines.
- Now, in the menu that is displayed; Tap on Settings and then go to the“Automatically update apps” section.
- Once inside, be sure to choose one of the first two options: “
By means of any network
” or, the most recommended to not waste data; “Wi-Fi only“.
NOTE: If you had to update Chrome manually after each new version before doing this, then the option you should see checked was the third:“Don’t update apps automatically”.
To finish this guide on how to update Google Chrome on Android,we recommend that the more adventurous search the Play Store“Chrome Beta”,install it and keep it up to date. This Chrome is exactly the same, except that it comes with updates that are still in trial. By doing this you can be one step ahead of others.
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