Having all your browsers and apps up to date is important. You never know when the update you’re postponing has the fix to the bug that’s been bothering you. The good news is that keeping your Firefox browser up to date is easy and beginner-friendly.
How to Check for Updates on Firefox
To see if there is an update waiting for you on Firefox, open the browser and click on the three menu lines and click on the Help option.
Once you’re in the Help section, click on the About Firefox option. It’s going to be the last one down. As soon as you click on the option, Firefox will start to check for an update. If no updates are available, it will show you a message letting you know.
If there is an update, Firefox will start to download it immediately. Once it’s done with the download, you’ll see a button to restart the browser so the update can be applied.
How to Check for Automatic Updates on Firefox
If you don’t feel like manually checking for updates, you can enable the option that installs them for you. To enable automatic updates on Firefox, click on the three menu lines at the top right and click on Settings.
Under the General tab, scroll down to Firefox Updates. There, you’ll find different options when it comes to updates. You’ll see the option to check for updates, as long as you’re there, and the option to automatically install updates. Since updates can come at a bad time, you’ll also see an option to check for updates and not allow Firefox to install them.
If you need to see your update history for some reason, there’s an option for that too.
How to Update Firefox – Android
If you spend most of your time on your Android device, here’s how you can check if any updates are pending. Open the Google Play Store app, tap on your profile picture, and tap on My Apps and Device. The design has changed, so things will look a little different.
Where it says Updates available, you’ll see the four dots moving, which means that Google Play is checking for updates. If there any available, it’ll say how many there are. Tap on See Details to see if Firefox is on the update list. You can also have apps update automatically on Google Play if that’s something you want to do.
Firefox’s latest version has some options that you will like, hopefully. By keeping your browser up to date, you’ll never be left behind when it comes to bug fixes or new features. How important are updates for you? Let me know in the comments below, and don’t forget to share the article with others on social media.