Chromebook For Dummies
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From time to time, Google releases software updates for the Chrome OS that runs your Chromebook. Sometimes these software updates are security related, installing these updates when they’re available is always a good idea.

To check for updates, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings.

    If a software update is available for your Chromebook, you see a message like the one shown below.

    Chromebook updates Checking your Chromebook for updates.
  2. Click Restart to Update.

    Your Chromebook downloads the update and restarts.

When you click Settings, you might also see a message like the one below that tells you that apps you downloaded from the Google Play Store have updates available. When you see this message, click Update All.

Google Play updates Updating software from the Google Play Store.

In checking for Chrome OS updates, you’re just looking at your notifications. It’s a good idea to get into the habit of glancing down at the lower-right corner of the screen at the notifications area to see whether Chrome OS wants to tell you things, such as about updates and other issues.

Want more Chromebook Tips? Use our Chromebook cheat sheet to learn more.

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About the book author:

Lawrence C. Miller, CISSP, is a veteran information security professional. He has served as a consultant for multinational corporations and holds many networking certifications.

Peter H. Gregory, CISSP, is a security, risk, and technology director with experience in SAAS, retail, telecommunications, non-profit, manufacturing, healthcare, and beyond. Larry and Peter have been coauthors of CISSP For Dummies for more than 20 years.

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