How to check for updates manually on Microsoft Edge

Are you running the latest version of Microsoft Edge? Here's how you check for updates.

Microsoft Edge Chromium check for updates
Microsoft Edge Chromium check for updates

The new version of Microsoft Edge based on the Chromium engine is no longer part of Windows 10, which means that Microsoft can update its new browser independently as soon as enhancements and new features are ready.

Although updates should arrive automatically roughly every six weeks, you can also make sure that your device has the latest version by checking for updates manually.

In this guide, you’ll learn the easy steps to check, download, and install updates for the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge manually on Windows 10.

How to install updates on Microsoft Edge

To check for updates manually in the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the Settings and More (three-dotted) button on the top-right corner.

  3. Click on Settings.

  4. Click on About Microsoft Edge.

    Microsoft Edge check for updates
    Microsoft Edge check for updates
  5. If an update is available, the browser will trigger the download automatically.

  6. Click the Restart button.

Once you complete the steps, Microsoft Edge will update the latest version available, which may include improvements and new features.

If an update is available automatically, you’ll notice a green badge notification in the Settings and more button, and to apply it, you only need to restart the browser.

We’re focusing this guide on Windows 10, but these instructions will also work for Windows 8.x, Windows 7, macOS, and other supported operating systems.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.