Use the Creative Cloud desktop app to update all your apps to the latest versions. You can update installed apps automatically, manually, or all at once.

Keep your apps updated automatically

The Creative Cloud desktop app can keep your apps updated automatically as soon as new versions are released. You can also control auto-updates for individual apps. Previous versions are uninstalled by default but you can opt to keep them using the Advanced options.

For Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat Reader automatic updates, see Automatic updates | Acrobat, Reader.
 

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app. (Click the  icon in your Windows taskbar or the macOS menu bar.)

  2. Click the gear icon in the upper-right corner of the Creative Cloud desktop app.

    Gear icon

     Does your screen look different? See instructions for the earlier version of Creative Cloud desktop app. 

  3. Click the Apps tab. Then set auto-update for individual apps or turn off auto-update to set the behavior for all apps. (If Auto-update is off, turn it on to see the settings for individual apps.)

    Enable auto update
  4. (Optional) Set Advanced options for individual apps if you don't want to retain your previous settings or want to keep the previous version installed.

    Set Advanced options if you don't want to retain your previous settings or want to keep the previous version installed.
  5. When finished, click Done.

Your apps are automatically updated as new versions become available. 

Using a plug-in?

If you've installed third-party plug-ins, they may not work with the latest version of the apps. Contact your plug-in vendor for information about compatibility and updates.

Manually check for latest updates

If auto-update is not enabled, you can retrieve the latest updates for your Creative Cloud apps without waiting for the Creative Cloud desktop app to notify you.

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app. (Click the  icon in the Windows taskbar or the macOS menu bar.)

  2. In the left pane of the Apps tab, click Updates.

    Click Updates in the left pane of Apps tab

     Does your screen look different? See instructions for the earlier version of Creative Cloud desktop app. 

  3. Click the More actions icon . Then choose Check for updates.

    Check for updates
    Check for updates

Update all your apps at once

If auto-update is not enabled, you can manually update all your apps at once. When you update your apps, preferences and settings are migrated to the new version. The previous versions of the apps are uninstalled. You can use the Advanced options to change these default settings.

  1. Save your work and close all Adobe apps before you begin. If Adobe apps are open, you may receive a warning to close them. For more help, see Close conflicting processes or applications.

    Using a plug-in?

    If you've installed third-party plug-ins, they may not work with the latest version of the apps. Contact your plug-in vendor for information about compatibility and updates.

  2. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app. (Click the  icon in the Windows taskbar or the macOS menu bar.)

  3. In the left pane of the Apps tab, click Updates.

    Click Updates in the left pane of Apps tab

     Does your screen look different? See instructions for the earlier version of Creative Cloud desktop app. 

  4. Click Update all.

    Update all apps

    Note:

    Do not use the Update All option if you want to retain the older version of one of these apps. When you're ready to update them (for example, when you've completed a current project), click the Update button next to these apps.

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