How to install Google Chrome

Click below to find out how to install Chrome for each device.


To install Chrome for your user account:

  1. Download the installer file.
  2. If prompted, click Run or Save.
  3. If you chose Save, double-click the installer file to start the installation process. We’ll automatically import your home page settings and browser history for you.
  4. Start Chrome:
    • Windows 7/Vista: A Chrome window opens once everything is set up.
    • Windows 8: A welcome dialogue appears, click Next to select your default browser.
    • Windows 10: A Chrome window opens once everything is set up.


  1. Download the disk image.
  2. Open the file called “Google Chrome.dmg”.
  3. In the window that opens, find the Chrome icon. Drag it to the Applications folder. If you don’t have administrative rights, you’ll be asked to authenticate. If you’re not able to authenticate, drag the icon to a location on your computer where you do have rights, such as your desktop.
  4. Open Chrome. We’ll automatically import your home page settings and browser history for you.
  5. Open Finder.
  6. In the window’s sidebar, to the right of Google Chrome, click Eject .


Use the same software that installs programs on your computer to install Chrome. Make sure that you have administrative access first.

  1. Download the installer file.
  2. Click OK to open the package.
  3. Click Install Package.
  4. Google Chrome will add its program information to your software manager so that it can be kept up to date.

Android phone or tablet

Chrome for Android is available on phones and tablets running Android 4.1+ (Jelly Bean). If you’re on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), Chrome version 42 and lower will work, but you won’t get any updates to Chrome.

  1. On the Play Store, go to Chrome for Android.
  2. Touch Install.
  3. Touch Accept & Download.
  4. To start browsing, go to the Home or All Apps page and touch the Chrome icon.

iPhone and iPad

First, check your system requirements. Chrome for iOS is available on iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch with iOS 9 or later in all languages that the Apple App Store supports.

  1. Go to the Chrome Apple App Store page on your device.
  2. Touch Free.
  3. Touch Install app.
  4. Enter your Apple ID Password and touch OK.
  5. Open Chrome.
  6. Once the installation is complete, touch the Chrome icon on your home screen to open the app.