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 update your apps 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. (Select the  icon in your Windows taskbar or the macOS menu bar.)

  2. Select the Account icon in the upper right, and then select Preferences.

    Cloud icon and Preferences icon

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

  3. Select the Apps tab.

    Preferences
  4.  Do one of the following:

    • All apps  To set automatic updates for all apps, turn on Auto-update.
    • Specific apps  To choose the auto-update setting for specific apps, turn on Auto-update, then set the toggle as needed for each individual app.
    Auto-update
    Turn on Auto-update (A) and then control updates for individual apps (B) if you prefer.

    Want to revert to default app settings or keep the previous version installed? See Advanced options for individual apps.

  5. When finished, select 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.

Advanced options for individual apps

The Auto-update feature includes Advanced options that you can set individually for each app. 

Set Advanced options if you don't want to retain your previous settings or want to keep the previous version installed.

Import previous settings and preferences

Retains the previous settings and preferences for the updated apps. 

Remove older versions

Uninstalls the previous versions and saves your hard disk space.

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. (Select the  icon in the Windows taskbar or the macOS menu bar.)

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

    Click Updates in the left pane of Apps tab

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

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

    Check for updates
    Check for updates
  4. Select Update for the individual apps.

    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. If prompted, 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. (Select the  icon in the Windows taskbar or the macOS menu bar.)

  3. In the left pane of the Apps tab, select 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. 

    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), select the Update button next to these apps.

  4. Select Update all.

    Update all apps