How to Update Chrome on Mac

Updating the Chrome web browser on Mac is very easy and you should do this is to keep up to date with security upgrades and features. 

Hi, I’m Andreas, and this guide will explain everything you need to know about how to update Chrome on Mac. The steps in this guide work with all Mac versions and ensure a safe browsing experience. 

So let’s jump right into it.

Easy Steps to Automatically Update Chrome on Mac

This set of steps is the automatic way to update the Chrome web browser on Mac. Follow these steps in case Chrome doesn’t update automatically. Although rare, it can happen. 

Step 1: Launch Google Chrome

Step 2: Locate the three vertical dots in the top-right corner and hover over “Help.” Click on “About Google Chrome.”

Step 3: A new window will appear. Under the “About Google Chrome” section, you can see the current version of Chrome. To check if the browser is up to date, look for the blue checkmark that says “Chrome is up to date.” If not, the browser will update automatically once you open this page. 

As stated previously, this is the automatic way to update the browser. And I also mentioned that sometimes Chrome doesn’t update automatically. In this case, you will need to go over a few other steps.

Easy Steps to Manually Update Chrome on Mac

The manual method requires you to initiate the Update process. You can do this in a few ways. One way is to go to the “About Google Chrome” page as described above and click on any button that allows you to initiate the update process.

However, if Chrome still doesn’t update automatically, the issue might require a different resolution. 

Step 1: Go to the Finder menu and click “Applications.”

Step 2: Locate Google Chrome and put it in the trash.

Step 3: Go to the Chrome download page and download Google Chrome for Mac.

Google will install the latest version of Chrome if you download Chrome from their website. Doing this bypasses the need to manually initiate updates and resolves any issues you might have with Chrome.


How Do I Update Google Chrome to the Latest Version on Mac?

Click on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner, hover over “Help,” and click on “About Google Chrome.” By doing this, you automatically initiate the update process.

What is the Latest Version of Chrome on Mac?

The latest version of Chrome on Mac is version 102.

Why Is Chrome Not Updating?

Although Chrome should update automatically, issues can occur and prevent it from updating. In that case, it’s best to reinstall Chrome and start fresh.

How Do I Know if Chrome Is Up to Date?

To know if Chrome is up to date, click on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner, hover over “Help,” and click on “About Google Chrome.” There, Google will tell you if the browser is up to date. 


It’s crucial to update Chrome on your Mac. Updates fix bugs, address security holes, and improve our browsing experience by introducing handy features. So it makes sense to do it in case Chrome fails to do it automatically. 

I hope this guide helps. Let me know if you have any questions, leave a comment below.

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