We are constantly updating AnyDesk with new features and improvements. Below, you can find ways of how to update AnyDesk to the latest version.

Please note that updating the AnyDesk client will keep the pre-existing AnyDesk-ID and settings from the previous version of AnyDesk.


Note: The below only applies to Standard clients. For custom clients, please see Custom Clients.

Windows currently has three release channels:

  1. Release Channel: These are the latest full-release versions of AnyDesk which are available from our website or custom versions from my.AnyDesk.com.
    To update an existing installed client, simply download the latest version of AnyDesk and run the program. AnyDesk will automatically detect the older version of AnyDesk and ask if you wish to update.
    To be automatically notified of our latest updates in the client, please go to “Settings” > “Security” > “Updates” and enable “Disable auto-update”.
  2. Automatic Update Channel: AnyDesk versions contained in the automatic update channel are the latest fully stable versions of AnyDesk. AnyDesk versions on the release channel are normally moved to the automatic update channel a few weeks after release following feedback from our users.
    To enable automatic updates, please go to "Settings" > "Security" > "Updates" and enable "Keep AnyDesk automatically up-to-date".
  3. Beta Channel: AnyDesk provides Beta versions of AnyDesk for users who wish to experience the cutting-edge of AnyDesk features. Please note that the Beta versions are pre-release and can contain issues that may affect your experience with AnyDesk.
    To update the AnyDesk client to the Beta version, please go to "Settings" > "Security" > "Updates" and enable "Beta version".
    Completely restarting AnyDesk and the AnyDesk Service will update it to the latest Beta version when they start up again.

Note: A new version of AnyDesk can also be installed manually on top. Closing or Uninstalling AnyDesk is not required.

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To update AnyDesk for mac

  1. Download the latest version of AnyDesk from our website or custom editions from my.AnyDesk.com.
  2. Afterward, open the newly downloaded DMG file, and double-click the AnyDesk application.
  3. An AnyDesk window will then appear where an orange "Install Now" tile will be visible on the left edge of the window. After clicking the "Install Now" link, a prompt will appear asking the user if they wish to reinstall as well as to accept the Terms & Conditions.
  4. Accepting the prompt will then update existing AnyDesk installations to the version contained in the DMG file.


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To update AnyDesk for Linux:

  1. Download the latest version of AnyDesk from our website or custom editions from my.AnyDesk.com.
  2. Run the installer and remove the existing installation of AnyDesk for Linux.
  3. Once the installer has removed the existing installation of AnyDesk, run the installer again to install the latest version of AnyDesk.

AnyDesk for Linux can also be updated using the Terminal if the repository has been added to the device (DEB Repository, RPM Repository) using the following commands as the root user:

Debian-based Distributions: apt upgrade anydesk
RHEL/CentOS: yum upgrade anydesk
Fedora: dnf upgrade anydesk
SUSE: zypper upgrade anydesk


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AnyDesk can be updated on iOS devices through the Apple App Store.


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AnyDesk can be updated on Android devices through the Google Play Store.

Alternatively, the APK version of AnyDesk for Android can be manually downloaded and installed on the Android device as well.

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Custom Clients

Automatic update is currently not available for custom clients.

When a new version is available, there will be a notification in the main Anydesk window.
If the custom client has been made public in my.AnyDesk.com by enabling "Make download link publicly available", clicking the notification will automatically download the latest version of the custom client. The user can then manually run the downloaded client to update AnyDesk.

If the custom client has not been made public, updated clients will need to be manually deployed by the owner of the my.anydesk.com account.


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Remote Update

AnyDesk can be updated remotely.

Within a session, the update/installation can be started by the connecting party. The session will then close while AnyDesk installs. Once the client finishes installing, it will automatically start again and be available for reconnection.

Please note that Unattended Access must be configured to establish a new session if there is no user sitting in front of the remote device.

Furthermore, installing/updating AnyDesk requires administrative permissions. To interact with the UAC prompts, please refer to Administrator Privileges and Elevation (UAC)


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