Our team regularly releases connectivity fixes and improvements for our client apps. We recommend always being on the latest version of Tailscale.
To see which devices need to be updated, open the Machines page of the admin console and view the Version column. If an update is available, there will be an icon to the left of the version. You can find the latest release version in the changelog.
Here’s how to upgrade on different platforms:
Upgrade Tailscale by downloading our Windows installer (v1.54.1) and running it. This will update your existing installation to the latest version.
Tailscale for macOS is available in multiple variants.
We recommend using the Mac App Store for a new macOS installation, and it will auto-update by default. If you need to manually update, you can do so from the App Store updates page.
Tailscale for iOS is only available via the App Store and will auto-update by default. If you need to manually update, you can do so from the App Store updates page.
Tailscale for Android is only available via the Play Store and will auto-update by default. If you need to manually update, you can do so from the Play Store updates page.
Tailscale can be upgraded on supported Linux distros by using the upgrade command from the package manager used to install Tailscale. Here’s a reference for common distros.
For all Ubuntu and Debian versions, upgrade using
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install tailscale
For CentOS 7 and Amazon Linux 2, upgrade using
sudo yum update tailscale
For openSUSE Leap and openSUSE Tumbleweed, upgrade using
sudo zypper update tailscale
For CentOS 8, CentOS Stream 9, RHEL 8, and Fedora, upgrade using
sudo dnf update tailscale
Consult your distro’s package manager documentation on how to enable auto-updates.
Tailscale can automatically apply client updates when they get released. To apply the update, Tailscale uses the same mechanism as was used during installation. For example, if Tailscale was installed using a Linux package manager, that package manager will be used to upgrade the installed package.
Auto-updates are optional and not enabled by default. Here is how to enable auto-updates on different platforms:
Click on the Tailscale tray icon and enable Automatically install updates under the Preferences menu.
If you installed Tailscale from the Mac App Store, auto-updates are enabled by default.
If you installed Tailscale by downloading the
.zip archive from
pkgs.tailscale.com, click on the Tailscale tray icon and enable
Automatically install updates under the Settings menu.
iOS apps are updated automatically through the App Store. No action needed.
Android apps are updated automatically through the Google Play Store. No action needed.
tailscale set --auto-update from the CLI.
Auto-updates are currently not supported on Synology, and Linux distributions based on Arch Linux.
While this feature is in Beta, auto-updates do not happen immediately when a new version of Tailscale is released. Our team monitors release stability and issue reports for several days before enabling a release for auto-updates. It typically takes around a week after a release before your machines start to update and could take longer. Important security updates may be applied faster.
If you notice some machines with auto-updates enabled that have not received an update several weeks after a release, contact support.