Linux Update not working

On Ubuntu 20.04 with Brave Version 1.11.97 Chromium: 84.0.4147.89 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Looks like updates stopped being applied since 1.11.97 around 16th July
That would be about the time I upgraded Ubuntu from 18.04 to 19 to 20.04

And on another machine it is stuck on 1.10.93 which would have been after Jun 10th - that machine was also updated from 18.04 to 19 around that date and is now on 20.04.

This has only become apparent because on the first machine (a laptop) Brave has suddendly become extremely unresponsive in the last few days - typically pausing halfway through page loads for several sec (5-10secs) very frustrating if you are typing…

Expected result:
Brave should be auto updating on the release channel

Brave Version( check About Brave):
1.11.97 and 1.10.93

Additional Information:
Possibly linked to Ubuntu updates from 18.04 to 20.04

My questions is: How do I manually update Brave to the current version without loosing my settings, history, extensions and extension settings. There are no update instructions anywhere that I can find on the website. Is installing over the top of an existing install going to kill all settings etc???

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Try following the instructions here: https://brave.com/linux/#release-channel-installation

But at the end, instead of sudo apt install brave-browser use

sudo apt full-upgrade
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Right - that has successfully forced the update to 1.17.75, thank you.

Now to wait and see if the next upgrade happens automatically, or if it appears with a normal sudo apt upgrade or not…

Thanks again, we’re on the way (and incidentally it seems to have cured the slow page loading and pausing while typing problem)

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Just to confirm, updates to the brave-browser package should take place at the same time as the regular package updates on your machine.

One thing to keep in mind is that whenever you upgrade to a new major version of Ubuntu, the installer disables all third-party repositories during the big upgrade. Unfortunately it’s up to you to remember to re-enable your third-party repositories after a successful Ubuntu upgrade. (This problem is not limited to Brave.)

If you continue with the problem, I can facilitate the installation via the Ubuntu Terminal command, verify everything they have indicated and then return, it will be a pleasure to help you.

GULP! I don’t think I knew that. If I did I have certainly forgotten - or possibly never saw any warning to that effect.
I only switched to Ubuntu (from MacOS and Win3.0 … 10) about 9 months ago and am loving it, but that is a big gotcha. I used Linux many many years ago, but then it was all command line stuff.

Many thanks for the heads-up.

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