How to update ‘Among Us’ on your PC, smartphone, or console

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How to update ‘Among Us’ on your PC, smartphone, or console

  • If you play “Among Us” on a Switch or Xbox, you’ll update it the same way you would any other game.
  • By default, “Among Us” should update automatically as long as you’re connected to the internet.

Nothing can slow down your gaming session like having to install an update, especially when you’re playing a cross-platform game like “Among Us” and you don’t want to leave your friends hanging.

For some, this isn’t an issue since automatic updates are usually the default. But if those are turned off, you’ll need to download the update manually.

Here’s how to update “Among Us,” whether you’re using a computer, mobile device, or console.

How to update ‘Among Us’

On a PC via Steam

If you’re playing on PC, you’ll likely be using Steam. Here’s how to check for updates manually.

1. Launch Steam and click “Library” in the top-left corner of the window.

2. Find “Among Us” in your list of games and right-click it, and then select “Properties.” If there’s an update already waiting, you can just press the big “Update” button.

If there's an update waiting, just press the "Update" button. Otherwise, open the "Properties" menu.
If there’s an update waiting, just press the “Update” button. Otherwise, open the “Properties” menu.William Antonelli/Insider

3. Under the “Updates” tab, select either “Always keep this game updated” or “High Priority – Always auto-update this game before others” to turn auto-updates back on.

Make sure that "Among Us" is updating automatically.Make sure that “Among Us” is updating automatically.William Antonelli/Insider

On iPhone or Android

If you’ve turned off auto-updates, you can do it manually via the App Store or Google Play Store.

On an iPhone :

1. Launch your the App Store and search “Among Us,” then tap the game icon.

2. If an update is available, you’ll see the option to update it.

On an iPhone, you'll see an "Update" button in place of the play button.On an iPhone, you’ll see an “Update” button in place of the play button.William Antonelli/Insider; Innersloth

On an Android :

1. Open the Google Play Store and tap the three horizontal lines in the top-left corner of the screen, then select “My apps & games.”

2. You’ll be shown a list of every app that can be updated. You can tap “Update all” to update the entire list, or tap “Update” next to the specific app you want. For example, if “Among Us” is in the list, tap the button next to it.

Your Android apps will appear in a list, and you can update them all at once by tapping "Update all."Your Android apps will appear in a list, and you can update them all at once by tapping “Update all.”Chrissy Montelli/Business Insider

On a console

“Among Us” is primarily a mobile and PC game, but it’s also available for the Nintendo Switch and – soon – the Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

Here’s how to update it on both Switch and Xbox. The process is the same as any other game.

On a Nintendo Switch :

1. Turn on your Switch and find the “Among Us” icon in your list of games. If it’s not on the home screen, select the “All Software” button on the far-right side to see all your games.

2. With “Among Us” highlighted, press the plus or minus button on your controller. This will open the game’s options menu.

3. In this menu, select “Software Update” and then “Via the Internet.”

Like with all updates, you'll need to make sure you're connected to the internet first.Like with all updates, you’ll need to make sure you’re connected to the internet first.

On an Xbox :

1. Make sure you’re connected to the internet, then press the Xbox button on your controller.

2. Next, select “Profile & system,” followed by “Settings” and then “System.”

3. Finally, select “Updates” – under this, you’ll see if there are any updates available. If “Among Us” is in this list, select it to download the update.

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