Have you ever noticed how frequently Discord is updated? These constant improvements are released to ensure that all users can enjoy the best possible experience on the platform.
However, with so many updates, some users will inevitably encounter issues. It’s also possible that your Discord will fail to upgrade to the latest version at all.
This article will explain all the possible ways to force a Discord update.
Let’s get right into it!
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The first thing you should try is to simply restart Discord. This is quick, easy, and should trigger the update. To do it, follow these steps:
- If you have Discord running, you will need to close it.
- Move your cursor to the tray menu and right-click the Discord icon.
- Run Discord again and the update should start.
If the update doesn’t trigger, we will need to try a different approach.
Use The Update Button
Usually, when there is a new Discord update available, a button appears that will force the app to close and be updated.
Maximize the Discord window and look at the top-right corner. This is where the button should appear, in the shape of a downward pointing arrow. Click it to start the update.
Keep in mind that there might currently be no update available, which is why the button may be missing for you.
If you are certain that there is an update available, press Ctrl+R on your keyboard while the Discord window is active. This will refresh the application, just as it would a browser. After refreshing Discord, the update button should appear.
Run Discord As Admin
If neither of the previously described update methods is working for you, you should try running the application as an administrator.
Here’s how to do that:
- Open the Start Menu.
- Search for Discord and right-click it.
- Click Run as administrator.
Running the application as an admin will bypass all permissions, as well as any inbound and outbound rules, allowing the Discord update to be downloaded and installed.
If you still encounter issues with updating Discord, you might need to perform some troubleshooting.