By staying updated with Zoom, you can access new functionalities, enhance performance, solve bugs, and improve stability. Furthermore, it helps address any vulnerabilities related to privacy and security. This article will guide you on how to update Zoom on Windows and Mac desktops manually and automatically, including troubleshooting steps if you face difficulties.
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How to Update Zoom Desktop Client Manually:
On both Windows and Mac desktops, you can check for new updates within Zoom. Here is how you can do it:
1. Launch the Start menu on Windows or the Launchpad on Mac and open Zoom.us.
2. Log in using your Zoom account credentials.
3. Click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the Zoom window.
4. Select the ‘Check for Updates’ option from the drop-down menu.
5. Click on the ‘Update’ button to install any pending Zoom updates.
Alternatively, in Windows, you can launch Zoom, right-click on the Zoom icon on the system tray, and select ‘Check for Updates’. On Mac, select ‘Zoom.us’ from the menu bar, and choose ‘Check for Updates’.
How to Auto-Install Zoom Desktop Client Updates:
You can activate auto-updates in the Zoom app for Windows and Mac. Here is how to do it:
1. Log in to Zoom using your account credentials.
2. Click on your profile icon in the top-right corner, and select ‘Settings’.
3. Scroll down to the ‘Zoom Updates’ section on the ‘General’ tab.
4. Enable the ‘Automatically keep Zoom desktop client up to date’ option.
5. Exit the Settings pop-up window.
Note: Though auto-updates reduce manual effort, it’s good practice to initiate manual scanning for updates periodically since auto-updates can fail at times.
How to Uninstall and Reinstall the Latest Zoom Version:
If Zoom hangs, crashes, or freezes at startup, you won’t be able to update the app as usual. Hence, first, uninstall Zoom and then reinstall the most recent version. Here is how to do it:
Uninstall Zoom on Windows:
1. Right-click on the Start menu and select ‘Apps and Features’.
2. Scroll down and select ‘Zoom’.
3. For Windows 11, select the ‘More’ icon (three dots) next to the application.
4. Select ‘Uninstall’.
Alternatively, download the ‘CleanZoom’ utility to automatically remove all traces of the Zoom application.
Uninstall Zoom on macOS:
1. Open Finder, select ‘Applications’, and control-click on ‘Zoom’.
2. Choose ‘Move to Trash’.
3. Authenticate the action using your Mac user account password.
Additionally, remove any Zoom leftovers before reinstalling the app. Right-click on the Finder icon on the Dock and select ‘Go to Folder’. Visiting the following directories, delete the following items:
– ~/.zoomus/: Delete the ‘ZoomOpener’ file.
– /System/Library/Extensions/: Delete the ‘ZoomAudioDevice.kext’ file.
– ~/Library/Application Support/: Delete the ‘zoom.us’ folder.
Reinstall Zoom on Windows and macOS:
1. Visit the Zoom Download Center.
2. Download the Zoom Desktop Client installer that matches your system software version/architecture (32-bit, 64-bit, or ARM) for Windows and Intel/Apple Silicon for Mac.
3. Double-click on the downloaded installer file, and follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall the app.
How to Update Zoom Mobile App on Android and iPhone:
Updating Zoom on your mobile device is essential for accessing new features, bug fixes, and security enhancements. Here is how you can do it:
1. Open the Google Play Store on Android or the Apple App Store on iPhone and iPad.
2. Search for Zoom and open the Zoom store page.
3. If a new version update is listed, select the ‘Update’ button.
You can also enable automatic updates to keep your Zoom and other apps up-to-date on Android, iOS, and iPadOS.
Always Use the Latest Version of Zoom:
Whether you are using Zoom on Windows, macOS, Android, or iOS, updating the app ensures you have the best experience communicating with colleagues, friends, and family. If you use the browser-based version of Zoom, make sure to update your web browser to optimize web app performance and security.
Updating Zoom via manual or automatic updates is important for gaining access to new features, bug fixes, performance enhancements, and improved stability. The tutorial details how to perform a manual update on Windows and Mac computers, how to set up auto-install updates, and how to uninstall and reinstall the latest version of Zoom.
Updating the Zoom mobile app on Android and iPhone is also necessary for accessing new features and improving security. Keeping the app up-to-date ensures the best possible experience while using Zoom.