How do I relaunch Chrome update?

Updating Google Chrome ensures you have the latest features, security patches, and performance improvements. Sometimes, however, the update process might encounter issues, or you may need to manually relaunch the update. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to relaunch the Chrome update easily.

Step 1: Check for Updates

  1. Launch Google Chrome: Open the Chrome browser on your computer.

  2. Access the Menu: Click on the three-dot menu located at the top-right corner of the Chrome window.

  3. Go to Settings: From the drop-down menu, select "Settings."

  4. Navigate to About Chrome: In the Settings tab, scroll down and click on "About Chrome" in the left-hand menu.

  5. Check for Updates: Chrome will automatically check for available updates. If an update is available, it will begin downloading.

Step 2: Relaunch Chrome

  1. Update Complete: Once the update is downloaded, you'll see a "Relaunch" button next to the version information.

  2. Click the "Relaunch" Button: Simply click on the "Relaunch" button to restart Chrome and apply the updates.

Step 3: Manually Relaunch Chrome

If the automatic relaunch doesn't occur after updating, or if you encounter any issues, you can manually relaunch Chrome.

  1. Close Chrome: Close all open Chrome windows and tabs.

  2. Reopen Chrome: After ensuring all Chrome processes are closed, reopen the browser.

  3. Type "chrome://restart": In the address bar, type "chrome://restart" without the quotes and press "Enter."

  4. Chrome Relaunches: Chrome will close and reopen automatically. The update will now be applied.

Step 4: Update Chrome Extensions (Optional)

  1. Access Extensions: Click on the three-dot menu, go to "More tools," and select "Extensions."

  2. Update All Extensions: Check the box labeled "Developer mode" at the top-right corner. Then, click the "Update" button to update all extensions.

Step 5: Troubleshooting

If you encounter any issues during the update process or experience problems after updating, here are some common troubleshooting steps:

  1. Clear Cache: Go to Settings > Privacy and security > Clear browsing data. Select the cache and cookies options and click "Clear data."

  2. Disable Extensions: Sometimes, extensions can cause conflicts. Try disabling them one by one to identify the problematic extension.

  3. Check Antivirus/Firewall: Ensure your antivirus software or firewall isn't blocking Chrome updates.

  4. Restart Your Computer: A simple restart can often resolve update-related issues.

By following these steps, you can easily relaunch the Chrome update and keep your browser running smoothly with the latest features and security enhancements.