For optimum safety and security
UPDATE YOUR BROWSER
For optimum safety and security when using the internet, always run the latest version of your chosen browser that your operating system will support. You should also always download and install the latest updates to your browser.
Please upgrade your browser to one of the following current browsers:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE): version 11 and higher
- Microsoft Edge: all versions
- Mozilla Firefox: version 27 and higher
- Google Chrome: version 38 and higher
- Apple Safari:
- Desktop Safari: versions 7 and higher for OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and higher (7)
- Mobile Safari: versions 5 and higher for iOS 5 and higher
Q: How do I update my browser?
A: Updating a browser works differently for each one. See below for brief instructions for each of the browsers listed above.
Internet Explorer: If you are regularly installing the latest Windows updates from Microsoft, you should have the latest version of Internet Explorer. To turn on automatic updates, open the Control Panel. Click on and open the Windows Update utility. In the left navigation pane, click the Check for Updates link. You can choose to install all available updates or select the updates you want to install. You can also download the latest version in Internet Explorer here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/products/internet-explorer
Microsoft Edge: All versions of Microsoft Edge should support TLS 1.1 or higher by default.
Mozilla Firefox: Open the Firefox browser. Click the Open menu button (icon has three horizontal lines) in the upper right corner of the screen. In that menu, click the Open Help Menu button at the bottom. Select About Firefox. The window that appears will automatically check for updates and show you the current version of Firefox. If an update is available, there will be an option available to install it. You can also download the latest version of Firefox here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
Google Chrome: Open the Google Chrome browser. Click the Customize and Control Google Chrome button (icon has three vertical dots) in the upper right corner of the screen. In the drop-down menu, select Help then About Google Chrome. The window that appears will automatically check for updates and show you the current version of Chrome. If an update is available, there will be an option available to install it. You can also download the latest version of Chrome here: https://www.google.com/chrome/b/
Apple Safari: Open the Apple menu and choose App Store. In the top of the window that appears, click the Updates button. Find Safari and click Update (or Update All to install all available updates). You can also download the latest version of Safari here: https://support.apple.com/safari
Q: How do I update my mobile operating system (OS)?
A: Your phone will usually automatically notify you if you have an update. We recommend that you back up your device before you update your OS. To manually update your device, follow the instructions below:
- Plug in your device, as the update may drain your battery.
- Connect your device to Wifi.
- Open Settings.
- Scroll down and tap the About Device icon. (On a tablet, you may need to tap the General tab at the top of the screen first)
- Tap Software Update (or Update or System Firmware Update depending on OS version) at the top of the menu.
- Tap Check for Updates
- Tap Update. If there is an update available, this button will appear at the top of your screen.
- Tap Install (Reboot and Install, Install System Software)
Remember, updating to a newer version of your browser makes sense for a number of reasons:
Better Security - Provides superior protection against scams, viruses, Trojans, phishing attacks and other threats. Updating your browser also resolves the security vulnerabilities present in your current browser.
Faster speed - Every newer generation of a browser improves the speed at which you can use the internet - loading websites you visit faster, and making the tasks you carry out of those websites faster too.
Better website compatibility - Websites using new technology for their display and features will look as they should and work better.
If you have additional questions please contact our Client Resource Center during regular business hours at 1.888.3PLUMAS (375.8627). We are here to help!