How to manually update Docker desktop


Docker is an open-source containerization platform that enables developers to package apps into containers and standardized executable components combining application source code with the operating system (OS) libraries and dependencies required to run that code in any environment. Docker Desktop menu allows you to open the Docker Dashboard, run the Quick Start Guide, configure your Docker settings such as installation, updates, version channels, Docker Hub login, and more. Kindly refer to these related guides: How to create and deploy a local Registry Server with Docker Image, how to Pull your first Nginx Container Image from Docker Hub and deploy it to your local machine, Azure DevOps and GitHub integration for Docker and Kubernetes deployment, how to create a static pod in Kubernetes, and how to install, register and start GitLab Runner on Windows.

Automatically check for updates is enabled by default, Docker Desktop is configured to check for newer versions automatically. If you have installed Docker Desktop as part of an organization, you may not be able to update Docker Desktop yourself. In that case, upgrade your existing organization to a Team plan and clear this checkbox to disable the automatic check for updates.

If you wish to check for updates manaually, you need to open the Docker Desktop menu by right-clicking on the Docker icon in the Notifications area (or System tray): as shown below.
– Then click on “Check for Updates“.


If updates are available, When you navigate to the Docker Dashboard, you will be able to click on Download Updates as shown below.


Accpt the User Account Control by clicking n yes as shown below. If you wish to learn more on UAC, please see this guide “How to turn UAC on or off in Windows“.


As you can see below, Docker Desktop is being prepared and very shortly, the updates will be applied.

When the update is completed, and you check back, you will find out that your Docker Desktop is up to date. Kindly refer to some of these related guides: How to install Git on macOS, how to clone a repository and install software from GitHub on Windows, Panic: Failed to register the GitLab-runner, you may be having network issues,


I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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