It is very important to update your apps, especially your browsers. Not only do they add features, but they also improve the browser’s stability and bug-free operation. Unfortunately, many Chrome users do not have access to this feature. According to them, the Chrome browser won’t update on their Windows 11/10 system. Here, we will discuss this issue and see what needs to be done to resolve it.
How do I manually update Chrome on Windows 11?
Let’s try updating Chrome manually once again before going to the troubleshooting guide. Follow the steps below to do the same.
- Open Google Chrome.
- Click on the three vertical dots.
- Select Help > About Google Chrome.
- See if there is an available update.
If Chrome is not updating, move to the troubleshooting guide.
If the Chrome browser doesn’t update on your computer, try the following solutions.
- Restart your computer
- Check your Internet Connection
- Clear Chrome Cookies, Browsing Data, and Cache
- Enable Google Update Service
- Reset Chrome
- Disable Antivirus or Firewall Temporarily
- Reinstall Chrome
Let us talk about them in detail.
1 Restart your computer
Rebooting your system can sometimes resolve the issue. It will not only restart the OS, but also Windows and Chrome services. Let’s see if restarting your computer fixes the issue. If Chrome is still not updating, move to the next solution.
2 Check your Internet Connection
Without proper Internet access, your browser may not be able to update. To confirm this, you can open a free Internet Speed tester in your Chrome browser or any other browser. Run the tool to get the bandwidth. If it’s low, run the same tool on another device connected to the same network. When all the devices conclude that your Internet is slow, restart your router and if that doesn’t work, contact your ISP. We have a guide on how to fix slow Internet if yours is the only device experiencing this problem.
3 Clear Chrome Cookies, Browsing Data, and Cache
Next up, we are going to clear Chrome’s Cookies, Browsing Data, and Cache. If any of them is corrupted, this solution will do the trick for you. Follow the given steps to do the same.
- Open Chrome.
- Click on the three vertical dots.
- Select Settings.
- Click on Privacy and Security > Clear browsing data.
- Stay on the Basics tab, make sure that the Time range is set to All time, all the boxes are ticked, and click Clear data.
Now, check if the issue persists. In case, Chrome is still not updating, go to the Clear browsing data option and then clear all the options in the Advanced tab.
Hopefully, this will do the job for you.
4 Enable Google Update Service
Google Update is usually enabled on your computer, but Chrome is not updating, so we should disable many of the services.
You can do the same by launching Services and looking for Google Update Service:
- gupdate – Automatic Delayed Start
- gupdatem – Manual
Right-click on them and select Properties, and set their Startup type as shown above:
If they are stopped, you need to set the Start button.
Now, check if the issue persists.
5 Reset Chrome
Next up, we have to reset Chrome, this will disable extensions, delete cookies and caches, and reset settings to the factory default. To do that, follow the prescribed steps.
- Click on the three vertical dots and select Settings.
- Go to Advanced > Reset and clean up.
- Click Restore settings to their original defaults > Reset settings.
Now, check if it’s updating
6 Disable Antivirus or Firewall Temporarily
If you configured a third-party antivirus, it can stop Chrome from fetching its updates. That is why you should disable the third-party antivirus or firewall and try updating Chrome. Once the app is updated, go back and turn on the security program.
Although this cause is usually seen in computers with a third-party antivirus, we can not say that Windows Defender can never interfere with Chrome. To confirm, you can disable Windows Defender temporarily and try updating Chrome.
7 Reinstallation Chrome
If nothing works, you can always uninstall Chrome and install its latest version. However, this is not a solution, instead it’s a workaround.
Read: Fix Error 0x80040902 during Google Chrome update
Why does Google Chrome not work on Windows 11?
If you are seeing Google Chrome has stopped working, then this means that your app has crashed. There are various reasons why this could have happened, but most of them are related to corruption. It may be due to a corrupted cache, cookies, program files, extension, or any combination of these. You can find some of the fixes in this article, but I would recommend you check our guide on what to do when Chrome has stopped working or is crashing.
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