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By default, Microsoft Edge automatically updates when you restart your browser. However, there are two situations where you may need to manually download an update:

  • Metered connections, whether cellular, wi-fi or Ethernet, have data limits associated with them. Because an update may involve a large data transfer, we let you decide when to update. For more information about metered settings in Windows 10, go to Metered connections in Windows 10.

  • If you recently purchased your device in China and it has cellular capabilities, your updates may be turned off by default.

If either of the categories above apply to you, use the following procedures to update your browser:

Update once

In the browser, go to Settings and more  > Help and feedback About Microsoft Edge (edge://settings/help). 

  • 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 to proceed. Network charges may apply., select Download and install. Microsoft Edge will download the update an apply it the next time you restart Microsoft Edge. Note that if you're on cellular network, downloading the update may incur charges.

  • If the About page shows To finish updating, restart Microsoft Edge., select Restart. The update is already downloaded and all you need to do is restart the browser for it to be applied.

Always stay up to date 

We recommend that you always stay up to date to keep your browser secure and working properly.

In the browser, go to Settings and more > About Microsoft Edge (edge://settings/help).  Depending on where you purchased your device, you may see one or both of following toggles:

  • Download and install updates automatically

  • Download updates over metered connections.

Turn on any available toggles to always allow automatic downloads of updates. Note that turning on Download updates over metered connections might incur charges if you're connected to a cellular network.


Why are my toggles dimmed or missing?

If your organization manages your Microsoft Edge settings, the toggles may be unavailable to you. To make sure you're browser is up to date, contact your organization's IT administrator.

I'm seeing an update error on edge://settings/help.

For help resolving update errors, go to Troubleshooting tips for installing and updating Microsoft Edge.

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