Full use of the latest version! Explains how to update by device

Full use of the latest version! Explains how to update by device

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Do you regularly update the apps on your computer and smartphone?Updating the app to the latest version has the advantage of allowing you to use new functions and improving security.

Continuing to use the old version leaves bugs and vulnerabilities unresolved and is not recommended.

The latest version of the Zoom app is also released regularly.

Zoom is an app that you use a lot, so you want to update it to the latest version and use it safely.

In this article, we will explain in detail how to update the Zoom app and OS.

What version of Zoom? How to check the current version

What version of Zoom  How to check the current version

If you are using Zoom, you may not have been aware of the version of the Zoom app.

A version is the generation of an app, and is managed by a number such as “Ver5.10.1”.

For example, if the first release is Ver1.0, each update will increase the number to version 1.1, 1.2, and so on.

There are several types of upgrades, depending on the degree of modification.

Small to medium-sized changes, such as bug fixes and feature improvements, are called “minor updates”.

The version is “1.0 → 1.1”, “1.2.0 → 1.2.1”, etc. The second and third digits will increase.

On the other hand, when the first digit increases, such as “1.1 → 2.0”, it is called a “major update” and a large-scale change is made to the system itself.

Actually, let’s check the version of Zoom you are using now.

Desktop client (PC)

Launch the Zoom desktop client and check.

  1. Launch the mobile app and sign in.
  2. Click the icon on the top right.
  3. Click Help.
  4. Click About Zoom.
  5. The current version is displayed.

Mobile app (smartphone/tablet)

To check the version of the Zoom mobile app, follow the steps below.

  1. Launch the mobile app and sign in.
  2. Tap Settings on the bottom menu.
  3. Tap “Details”.
  4. The current version is displayed in the “Version” column.
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Benefits of using the latest version of Zoom

Benefits of using the latest version of Zoom

Not only Zoom, you may receive an update notification when using a computer or smartphone application.

To be honest, it’s a little troublesome, and I think there are many people who continue to use it as it is.

There’s a reason developers provide the latest versions and encourage updates.

Some changes have been made to the latest version of the app, such as adding functions, improving operability, and improving bugs.

Only by updating to the latest version can you receive these benefits.

Benefits of using the latest version of the Zoom app include:

defect is fixed

It is difficult to completely eliminate bugs when an app is released. Therefore, if a problem is found in the app, it will be fixed at any time with an update program.

This is why problems such as app freezes and crashes can be fixed by updating to the latest version.

Security measures

Attacks targeting application vulnerabilities are evolving day by day and will never stop.

Update programs that fix vulnerabilities are provided for malware and virus countermeasures that are born one after another.

Updating apps to the latest version helps protect against malware and cyberattacks.

Get the latest features

Adding new features to existing apps is delivered as an update.

When you update the app to the latest version, you may see more new menus on the screen.

New features added after the version upgrade include:

  • Ability to save meeting/webinar gallery view
  • Missed meeting call
  • Improved operability of background blurring function
  • Editing and managing rooms while using breakout rooms

Steps to update Zoom to the latest version

Steps to update Zoom to the latest version

From here, we will introduce how to update Zoom to the latest version by device.

[PC] How to update the desktop client

Follow the steps below to update the Zoom desktop client app for your computer to the latest version.

  1. Launch the Zoom desktop client on your computer and sign in.
  2. If there is a message “A new version is available”, click it to start the update. If the message is not displayed, you can check for updates by following the steps below.
  3. Click your profile icon.
  4. Click Check for Updates.
  5. If an update to the latest version is possible, the download will begin.
  6. Once downloaded, click the Install button to install the latest version of the update.

[Computer] If using the browser version, update the browser to the latest version.

If you are using Zoom from a browser instead of using the app, we recommend updating your browser to the latest version.

Below are the steps to update the major web browsers to the latest versions.

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After the update is complete, close all open browsers and reopen them.

Google Chrome

  1. Click the three dots on the right side of the Google Chrome toolbar.
  2. Click Help > About Google Chrome.
  3. A check for version upgrades will begin, and if the latest version is available, it will be automatically updated.

Firefox

  1. Start Firefox and click the menu on the right end of the toolbar.
  2. Click Help > About Firefox.
  3. A check for version upgrades will begin, and if the latest version is available, it will be automatically updated.

Microsoft Edge

  1. Click “…” in the upper right corner of Microsoft Edge.
  2. Click Settings > About Microsoft Edge.
  3. It will start checking for updates and automatically update if there is a newer version available.

Safari

The latest version of Safari is updated at the same time as macOS, iOS, and iPadOS updates, so there is no need to update the browser itself.

[Smartphone] How to update the mobile app

For the mobile app, you’ll get a notification when the latest version is available, so it can be hard to miss.

There are two ways to update to the latest version : “From the app store” and “From the mobile app” .

Update from app store

  1. Open your device’s app store (AppStore, Google Play).
  2. Search for the Zoom app.
  3. If the “Update” button is displayed, the latest version is available. Tap the button to update.

Update manually from the mobile app

  1. Launch the mobile app and sign in.
  2. Tap Settings from the bottom menu.
  3. Tap “Details”.
  4. Tap the current version displayed in the “Version” column to start checking for updates.

Don’t forget to update the OS of your PC/smartphone

Don't forget to update the OS of your PC/smartphone

You need to pay attention not only to the version of the Zoom app, but also to the OS version of the device you use Zoom for.

Zoom may not work properly if the device is old and the OS does not meet Zoom’s system requirements.

Make sure your device meets Zoom’s system requirements.

OS type system requirements
Windows Windows 8, 8.1, 10 (excluding S mode), 11
macOS macOS X and macOS 10.9 and later
Android Android 5.0x
iOS iOS 8.0 or later
iPad OS iPadOS 13 or higher

Even if the system requirements are met, if the OS version is old, the operation of the device itself may be affected, so be sure to update the device to the latest version and use it.

The system requirements are updated from time to time, so please check the latest version on Zoom Support (https://support.zoom.us/hc/ja).

windows update

How to manually update your Windows PC.

Here, I will explain how to operate Windows 10.

  1. Click Start > Settings.
  2. Click Update & Security.
  3. Click Windows Update.
  4. It will start checking for updates. Proceed with the operation according to the message displayed on the screen.
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macOS update

This is how to update a computer with macOS installed.

  1. Open System Preferences from the Apple menu.
  2. Click Software Update.
  3. Click Update Now (Upgrade) and wait for it to finish.

Android OS update

How to update your Android smartphone/tablet.

Note that Android may not be able to update depending on the model.

If you can’t update, check with the manufacturer.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap “System”.
  3. Tap “System Update”.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to update.

iOS/iPadOS updates

This is how to update the OS of iPhone and iPad.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Software Update.
  4. Tap Download and Install.
  5. After the download is complete, tap Install Now to complete the installation.

Always make a backup before updating

Always make a backup before updating

Always back up your data before updating your apps or OS to the latest version.

This is because the update changes the program, so unexpected problems may occur, causing data to disappear or the terminal to stop booting.

Even if you think “Backing up is troublesome”, it can’t be replaced with important data.

Protect your data by making good use of external media for data backup and cloud storage such as iCloud.

summary

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  • Updating the Zoom app to the latest version has benefits such as adding new features, improving bugs, and improving security.
  • Not only the Zoom app update, but also the OS update of the device is important
  • Don’t forget to backup before updating

Updating Zoom to the latest version is essential to using the latest features and having highly secure Zoom meetings.

Please update Zoom to the latest version using the method introduced here and use Zoom in a comfortable environment.