Description of the issue:
My brave desktop browser will not update. The browser is supposed to update automatically, but it will not do so. I can see the newest version available (1.29.79) but my Brave browser is not automatically installing it & is stuck on version 1.28.105.
Because it will not update, I am having trouble accessing sites that I need to access. This has been a major inconvenience, and has been going on for a few weeks now. I am just now posting because I have tried all of the troubleshooting recommendations found online, and this is my last resort effort.
How can this issue be reproduced?
- Brave not updating automatically.
- Not able to access certain web apps because of this issue.
I would love to continue to use the Brave browser, so the ideal result would be to find a solution to this problem and continue to use this browser.
Brave Version( check
Can you tell me what happens when you go to
Menu --> About Brave? Doing this typically triggers the update process – I’m wondering if there are any errors shown here while the browser attempts this?
It does not trigger any update, it does show me what current version I have.
Still not updating…Anybody else having these issues???
There is a post in the help section.
If you select "settings/additional settings/safety check"it will bring up an error on the update. follow the link; save your bookmarks and user data if you can and wish to do so. uninstall brave. install brave from brave.com/download
Just to confirm… this is on macOS right? That’s the selected OS tag for the post but just wanted to make sure because there is a known issue that bites some people on Windows. If you’re on a mac though, it shouldn’t apply to you.
Apologies for the late reply – have been out of office.
Can you please try downloading and applying the update directly from out Github and see if this works?
No worries, thank you for the response… I will try to download it now.
I was able to get this to work! Thank you!
Update: After closing the browser (Quit), and reopening, the new update is no longer running & the old update is the current version again…
Glad that did the trick, you’re very welcome. Please let us know if the browser continues to give you trouble updating.