Learn how to update your Creative Cloud apps to the latest version, check for available updates, and more.
The auto-update feature of the Creative Cloud desktop app helps to update your apps automatically as soon as new versions are released.
Note: If you're installing the Creative Cloud desktop app for the first time, your apps are set to update automatically by default.
Select the Account icon in the upper right, and then select Preferences.
Does your screen look different? See instructions for the earlier version of Creative Cloud desktop app.
Select Apps in the left sidebar.
Do one of the following to set automatic updates:
Previous versions are uninstalled by default but you can opt to keep them using Advanced options. Learn more about Advanced options.
Using a plug-in? Third-party plug-ins may not always work with the latest version of the Creative Cloud apps. Contact your plug-in vendor for information about compatibility and updates.
Once you enable the Auto-update feature, you get the option to retain or remove a specific version of any app.
Following are some reasons why you can't enable auto-update for your apps:
There can be more reasons why auto-update may not be available. Learn more about some common scenarios.
If you don't want to automatically update your apps, you can update them manually with the help of the Creative Cloud desktop app.
Open the Creative Cloud desktop app. (Select theicon in the Windows taskbar or the macOS menu bar.)
From the left sidebar, select Updates.
Does your screen look different? See instructions for the earlier version of the Creative Cloud desktop app.
In the Updates screen, select Update to update the app you want.
Your app is updated.
You cannot update an app if it's already open. If an app update is available and you're busy using the app, you can update it at a later time. Simply select Update later in the following screen. The Creative Cloud desktop app will attempt to update your app at a later time within 24 hours when the app isn't running. This process continues every 24 hours till the app is found to be closed and can be updated.
If you want to update all your apps at once, select Update all in the upper-right of the Updates screen. 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.
Note: We don't recommend using the Update all option if you want to retain the older version of the apps.
Open the Creative Cloud desktop app. (Select the
From the left sidebar, select Help > Check for Updates.
In the Updates screen, you can see all the apps that need to be updated. Update the apps you want.
When updates are available, the Creative Cloud desktop app gets automatically updated. Alternatively, you can install the latest version of the Creative Cloud desktop app manually.