Updating Edge on Desktop

This guide will show you how to manually trigger Edge to check for updates and install them if they are found.

  1. Click on the Main Menu button

    First, make sure you are running Microsoft Edge and then click the Menu button in the top-right corner of the screen. It looks like three small dots next to each other.

    The location of the menu item

    This will reveal the main Edge menu.

  2. Hover over the "Help and Feedback" menu item

    The main Edge menu is quite tall; down the bottom you'll see an item named Help and feedback.

    The location of the Help and Feedback menu item

    When you hover over the Help and Feedback menu item, a sub-menu will appear.

  3. Click "About Microsoft Edge"

    The location of the Help and Feedback menu item

    This will open the "About" screen for Edge - it contains some information about Edge and will also cause Edge to check that it's up to date.

  4. Edge will automatically check for updates

    The About screen for Microsoft Edge will automatically start checking if updates are available. Please wait a few seconds for it to contact Microsoft for the latest version.

    About screen for Edge, showing that it's checking if there's a newer version available.

    If it finds that there is a newer version of Edge available, it will download and install the update.

    About screen for Edge, showing that it's downloading the new version

    Once the update is downloaded, you'll need to restart Edge to finish the process.

    Click the blue Restart button to restart Edge with the new version

  5. Edge is now up to date

    If you go back to the About screen for Microsoft Edge, you'll now see a confirmation that your copy of Edge is the latest version.

    About screen for Edge, showing that it's up to date.

    Congratulations! You're now running the latest version of Microsoft Edge!

    Edge should check for updates and install them automatically, but sometimes the process fails or is delayed, so this will give you peace of mind that you have the latest version.

    Running the latest version of your web browser is an important step in being safe and secure online.