Common questions about updates

Why should I update?

Security and improved functionality. Updates safeguard your system against malicious attacks through PDF files.

If you've gotten multiple update messages, make sure the last update is fully installed. Some browsers download to a separate update window. In these browsers, double-click the Reader or Acrobat file to complete the installation.

Which Acrobat DC/Acrobat Reader DC track should I install - Continuous or Classic?

For information on how to choose the right track for your needs, visit here.

Are updates free?

Yes. Only new, major versions of Acrobat must be purchased.

How long is the installation time?

Updates take only a few minutes to install.

How do I change the update frequency or disable updates?

Go to Preferences > Categories > Updater and set a Check For Updates option. For more information, see this technote.

How do admins and enterprise IT get more information?

Please visit the Enterprise Toolkit for Acrobat Products for more information.

Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader DC Continuous Track release notes

Date

Release
Notes

Release
Type*

Focus

Nov 03, 2016 DC November 2016 (2015.020.20042) Optional Update Latest Release. This patch fixes specific functionality issues.
Oct 11, 2016 DC October 2016 (2015.020.20039) Continuous This update provides new features, security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.

August 02, 2016

DC August 2016 (15.017.20053)

Optional Update

This patch fixes specific functionality issues.

July 12, 2016

DC July 2016 (15.017.20050)

Continuous
     

This update provides new features, security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.

June 02, 2016

DC June 2016 (15.016.20045)

Optional Update

This patch fixes specific functionality issues.

May 19, 2016

DC May 2016 (15.016.20041)

Optional Update

This patch fixes specific functionality issues.

May 10, 2016

DC May 2016 (15.016.20039)

Continuous
     

This update provides new features, security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.

Mar 8, 2016

DC March 2016 (15.010.20060)

OOC

This patch fixes specific security issues.

Feb 16, 2016

DC February 2016 (15.010.20059)

Optional Update

This patch fixes specific functionality issues.

Jan 12, 2016

DC January 2016 (15.010.20056)

Continuous
     

This update provides security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.

Nov 25, 2015

DC November 2015 (15.009.20079)

Optional Update
     

Windows-only. This patch fixes specific functionality issues.

Oct 29, 2015

DC October 2015 (15.009.20077)

Optional Update
     

This patch fixes specific functionality issues.

Oct 14, 2015

DC October 2015 (15.009.20071)

Optional Update
     

Windows-only. This patch fixes specific functionality issue.

Oct 13, 2015

DC October 2015 (15.009.20069)

Continuous

This update provides new features, security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.

July 14, 2015

DC July 2015 (15.008.20082)

Continuous

This update provides new features, security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.

Apr 6, 2015

DC base

Major

This is the base, major release for all Document Cloud products. 

Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader DC Classic Track (2015 Release) release notes

Date Release
Notes
Release
Type*
Focus
Nov 03, 2016 DC classic November 2016 (15.006.30244) Optional Update Latest Release. This patch fixes specific functionality issues. 
Oct 11, 2016 DC classic October 2016 (15.006.30243) Q This update provides new features, security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.
August 02, 2016 DC classic August 2016 (15.006.30201) Optional Update
This patch fixes specific functionality issues.
July 12, 2016 DC classic July 2016 (15.006.30198) Q This update provides new features, security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.
June 02, 2016 DC classic June 2016 (15.006.30174) Optional Update
This patch fixes specific functionality issues.
May 19, 2016 DC classic May 2016 (15.006.30173) Optional Update
This patch fixes specific functionality issues.
May 10, 2016 DC classic May 2016 (15.006.30172) Q This update provides new features, security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.
Mar 8, 2016 DC classic March 2016 (15.006.30121) OOC This patch fixes specific security issues.
Jan 12, 2016 DC classic January 2016 (15.006.30119) Q This update provides security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.
Nov 25, 2015 DC classic November 2015 (15.006.30097) Optional Update
Windows Only. This patch fixes specific functionality issues.
Oct 29, 2015 DC classic October 2015 (15.006.30096) Optional Update
This patch fixes specific functionality issues.
Oct 13, 2015 DC classic October 2015 (15.006.30094) Q This update provides new features, security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.
July 14, 2015 DC classic July 2015 (15.006.30060) Q This update provides new features, security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.
Apr 6, 2015 DC classic base Major This is the base, major release for all Document Cloud products. 

Acrobat and Reader XI release notes

Date Release
Notes
Release
Type*
Focus
Oct 11, 2016 11.0.18 Q Latest release. This is a regular quarterly update that provides security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.
July 12, 2016 11.0.17 Q This is a regular quarterly update that provides security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.
May 10, 2016 11.0.16 Q This is a regular quarterly update that provides security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.
Mar 8, 2016 11.0.15 OOC This patch fixes specific security issues.
Jan 12, 2016 11.0.14 Q This is a regular quarterly update that provides security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.
Oct 13, 2015 11.0.13 Q This is a regular quarterly update that provides security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.
July 14, 2015 11.0.12 Q This is a regular quarterly update that provides security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.
May 12, 2015 11.0.11 Q This is a regular quarterly update that provides security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.
Dec. 9, 2014 11.0.10 Q This is a regular quarterly update that provides security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.
Sept 16, 2014 11.0.09 Q This is a regular quarterly update that provides security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.
Aug 12, 2014 11.0.08 OOC Windows-only. This patch fixes specific security issues.
May 13, 2014 11.0.07 Q This is a regular quarterly update that provides security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.
Jan 14, 2014 11.0.06 Q This is a regular quarterly update that provides security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.
Oct 8, 2013 11.0.05 OOC Windows-only. This patch fixes specific security issues.
Sept 10, 2013 11.0.04 Q This is a regular quarterly update that provides security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.
May 14, 2013 11.0.03 Q This is a regular quarterly update that provides security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.
Feb 20, 2013 11.0.02 OOC This patch fixes specific security issues
Jan 8, 2013 11.0.01 Q This is a regular planned update that provides security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.
Oct 15, 2012 11.0.0 Major An all new base release for all products.

 

*Release types

Major release: A major, functional release with many new and improved features developed on an 18 month release cycle.

Continuous release (C): A functional release with some new and improved features along with new security updates, bug fixes for existing features, and previously released out-of-cycle patch updates.

Quarterly update (Q): A scheduled update that includes functional improvements, new security updates, and previously released out-of-cycle patch updates. For Reader, these updates are sometimes available as full installers.

Out-of-cycle patch (OOC): An update targeted at security fixes. These noncumulative patch files may contain few functional updates with the intention to limit impact.

Optional Update: An update targeted at a narrow set of functional fixes with limited impact. Adobe recommends that you apply these patches if you are seeing an impact by one of more of the functional fixes being delivered.

Note: Continuous releases, quarterly updates, out-of-cycle patches and optional updates can provide security enhancements. Adobe recommends that all updates and patches be applied when available.

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