Google Chrome reigns supreme as the dominant web browser. You can use Google Chrome on your home computer, your work computer, or your mobile devices, and keeping it up to date is crucial for security and performance. Let's find out how to check the Google Chrome version that you have installed, in Windows, Android, or iOS (iPhone or iPad) to make sure that you use the latest version and not an older one:
NOTE: This guide covers Google Chrome for Windows, Android, and iOS (iPhone or iPad). Some methods work in all three operating systems, others just in one or two. For each method, we mention the operating system in which it works.
1. See the Chrome version using chrome://version (all operating systems)
Open Google Chrome and type "chrome://version" in its address bar (without the quotes). Then press Enter on the keyboard. Chrome displays a new page where the version number is displayed after the "Google Chrome" text.
2. Find the Google Chrome version using its settings (all operating systems)
You can display the version of Google Chrome through its settings. In Chrome for Windows, open the "Customize and control Google Chrome" menu, by clicking the button in the top-right corner, represented by three vertical dots. Then, choose Settings.
In the Settings page, open the Main Menu by clicking the three horizontal lines button on the top-left corner of the page.
Choose About Chrome at the bottom of the menu.
Chrome opens the About Chrome page in the Settings tab.
At the top of the page, Google Chrome displays a line that starts with Version followed by the actual version number.
On an Android device, open the Chrome app, and tap the menu button in the top-right corner (three vertical dots).
Scroll down the menu and tap About Chrome (the last option in the menu).
In the page that opens, the version is displayed at the top, under Application version.
On an iPhone or iPad, open the Google Chrome app. In the bottom-right corner, tap the menu button (three horizontal dots). Choose Settings.
In the Settings menu, choose Google Chrome.
The About Chrome page is shown. The version is found on the last line that starts with Version.
3. See the Google Chrome version using the Settings app (Windows and Android)
Both Windows and Android allow the management of installed apps through their Settings apps.
In Windows 10, open the Settings app. In the Settings app window, choose Apps.
Scroll down through the list of installed apps until you find Google Chrome. Click or tap on it. The version appears underneath the browser's name.
In Android, open the Settings app. Search for the word "apps" in Settings, and choose Apps or Apps & notifications in the list of search results.
Scroll down until you find the Chrome entry in the apps list, and tap on it.
The version of Google Chrome is displayed at the top of the screen, or the bottom, depending on the version of Android that you have.
4. Check the Google Chrome version using chrome://system (Windows only)
Type "chrome://system" in Google Chrome for Windows. Chrome displays an About System page that contains the Google Chrome version on the first line of details.
5. Find the Google Chrome version by checking the details of the chrome.exe file (Windows only)
Another method to find the version of Google Chrome in Windows is to view the properties of its executable file in File Explorer (Windows 10 and 8.1) or Windows Explorer (Windows 7). Open File Explorer/Windows Explorer and navigate to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application". There, you should find the chrome.exe file.
Open its properties window by right-clicking (or tapping and holding) on its name, and choosing Properties in the context menu.
In the chrome.exe Properties window, go to the Details tab and check either the File version or the Product version fields to find the version installed on your computer.
6. Get the Google Chrome version using Command Prompt or PowerShell (Windows only)
Another method you can run from the Command Prompt or PowerShell in Windows extracts the version information from the registry. The command is reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Google Chrome"
The output looks like the one below:
7. See the Google Chrome version using the Control Panel (Windows only)
Identify the Google Chrome entry in the list of installed programs. The version is displayed in the fifth column of the table of programs.
What version of Google Chrome are you running?
You have learned quite a few ways to determine the version of Google Chrome that runs on your device. It does not matter whether you use Windows, Android or iOS. Let us know what prompted your search for the Google Chrome version? Do you have security concerns or there are other problems? Comment below and let's discuss.