If you have a Chromebook, it will receive Chrome OS updates all the time upgrading to newer Chrome OS versions. And most of the time, you don’t even need to think about the updates, it all just happens in the background.
But if you ever need to check what version of Chrome OS your Chromebook is currently using for whatever reason, in this article, I’m going to show you how to do exactly that.
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How To Check The Chrome OS Version Of Your Chromebook
To check the Chrome OS version of your Chromebook, you’ll need to go into the settings app. To do that, click on the little bubble with the time in it down in the bottom right hand corner of the screen…
And then, in the menu that appears, click on the Settings icon to open up the settings app.
Now, in the settings app, all you have to do is click on “About Chrome OS” in the menu on the left hand side of the screen…
Then, near the top of the screen, it will say “Version”, followed by a whole lot of numbers, and those numbers are the Chrome OS version your Chromebook is currently using.
So because my Chromebook says “Version 91.0.4472.167”, that means my Chromebook is currently running Chrome OS version 91.0.4472.167. And that’s all there is to it, now you know the Chrome OS version of your Chromebook.
How To Check For Updates On A Chromebook
You don’t actually need to check for Chrome OS updates on a Chromebook, your Chromebook will just automatically check for them periodically and install them without you having to do anything.
But, if you’re a bit impatient and don’t want to wait for your Chromebook to automatically check for updates, here’s how it can be done.
Once you’re on the “About Chrome OS” page in settings, all you have to do is click the “Check for updates” button next to the current Chrome OS version number.
Now, your Chromebook will check for any new updates that might be available. If it’s fully up to date with the latest version of Chrome OS (which it likely will be), it will just say “Your Chromebook is up to date”.
But, if your Chromebook is not currently up to date, it will automatically begin downloading the latest version of Chrome OS.
This process will probably take a few minutes, but once it’s done, it will say “Nearly up to date! Restart your device to finish updating.”, and you’ll just need to click the “Restart” button to restart your Chromebook and finish installing the update.
Now, your Chromebook will restart, and after it comes back on, if you go back into settings and click on “About Chrome OS”, you’ll see your Chrome OS version has changed because your Chromebook has now updated to the latest version of Chrome OS!
So that’s all there is to it! Now you know how to check the Chrome OS version your Chromebook is currently using, and how to manually update it to a newer version if you want to.