Browser Update Instructions

Your internet browser is the primary way you connect to websites and services, download files, and receive information online. Keeping your browser updated is essential to protecting your device from outside attacks. Most browsers update automatically by default; be sure to close and restart your browser at least once a day to ensure the latest version has been installed. To ensure automatic updates are being applied to your browser, we recommend checking manually at least once per month. To manually check for browser updates, find your browser below and follow the step-by-step instructions.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click the three-dot button to open the More menu. Chrome three-dot button circled in red
  3. Select Help > About Google Chrome.
  4. Click Update Google Chrome. Important: If you can't find this button, you're using the latest version of Chrome and don't need to update.
  5. Click Relaunch.

For more details or troubleshooting, visit Google's Chrome Support.

  1. On your computer, open Edge.
  2. Click the three-dot button to open the Settings and More menu. Edge menu button circled
  3. Select Help and feedback > About Microsoft Edge.
  4. The About page will display your browser's update status:
    • If the About page shows "Microsoft Edge is up to date," you don't need to do anything.
    • If the About page shows "An update is available," select Download and install. Microsoft Edge will download the update and apply it the next time you restart Edge.
    • If the About page shows "To finish updating, restart Microsoft Edge," an update is already downloaded. Select Restart to apply the update.

For more details or troubleshooting, visit Microsoft's Edge Support.

  1. On your computer, open Firefox.
  2. Click the three-line button at the right side of the Firefox toolbar to open the menu. Firefox menu button circled
  3. Select Help > About Firefox.
  4. Firefox will check for updates automatically. If an update is available, it will be downloaded. If no update downloads, you are using the latest version.
  5. When the download is complete, click Restart to update Firefox.

For more details or troubleshooting, visit Mozilla's Firefox Support.

In current versions of Apple's macOS, the Safari browser is automatically updated with the operating system. To update Safari, check to ensure you have the latest version of macOS.

  1. On your computer's desktop, click the the Apple logo icon on the top left corner of your screen to open the Apple menu. macOS Apple menu button
  2. Select either System Settings or System Preferences.
    • If you chose System Settings, click General on the left side of the window. Then click Software Update on the right.
    • If you chose System Preferences, click Software Update in the window.
  3. Software Update will check for new software updates.
    • If Software Update finds new software, click the button to install it. Depending on your software version, the button might be named Update Now, Upgrade Now, Install Now, or Restart Now. If prompted, enter your administrator password or contact your local administrator for help.
    • If Software Update says that your Mac is up to date, then no new software is currently available for your Mac model.

If you don't see an item named Software Update, choose View > Software Update from the menu bar in System Settings or System Preferences. Or use Search in the corner of the window to search for Software Update.

If your older Mac doesn't include Software Update, open the App Store in your Applications folder. Click the Updates tab to check for updates.

For more details or troubleshooting, visit Apple's macOS Support.

For additional assistance, visit the support link provided for your browser. If you need further help, contact your department's Local Service Provider or the ITS Service Desk at umtech@memphis.edu or 901-678-8888.