Install updates for Zoom on your computer
This is a machine that was purchased by an individual, like a personal laptop.
- Open the Zoom program on your computer
- In the top right corner of the Zoom program window, select the Profile icon
- In the drop-down menu, select "Check for Updates"
- A pop-up window will open:
- If Zoom is up to date, the window will display "You are up to date", along with the version number currently installed in small text.
- If Zoom has an update available, there will be an explanation of new features along with the new version number.
- Select "Install"
- The Zoom update will download, and your computer should prompt you to run the update.
This can take a few minutes, depending on the update. For this reason, do not install updates at the start of a meeting.
- Zoom will restart to complete this process.
This is a machine that was issued and is managed by COMIR, but is not on campus. This includes COMIR laptops used exclusively for remote work.
These devices were enabled by COMIR to allow people to run Zoom updates without restrictions. Use the instructions for Personal Computer above.
This is a machine that was issued and is managed by COMIR, and is connected to UIC wired ethernet. This includes desktops at COM, and laptops that have wired connections. Laptops used for remote work that come to campus and are rebooted while connected to UIC wired ethernet, in order to install updates, are included as COMIR-managed devices on campus.
Zoom is deployed on COMIR Windows machines automatically. This means, every time the computer restarts while connected to UIC ethernet inside of COM, the machine will get necessary updates. This includes a recent version of Zoom. Although the *most* recent version of Zoom may not be included, COMIR will deploy a new version of Zoom for major Zoom updates. This usually occurs every few months.
If Zoom is outdated on a machine connected to the wired ethernet network in COM, restart the computer from the Start menu and Zoom will update during the reboot along with other programs. If you have not restarted your computer on the network in a long time, you may have many updates to install and the reboot could take some time.
The app store for your device will include updates for Zoom. On your personal device, you can choose to run Zoom updates automatically so the version will always be current.