# Updating from the Control Panel
When an update is available, users with the permission to update Craft will see a badge in the control panel next to Utilities in the global navigation:
Click Utilities → Updates. (You can also get to this view directly from the Updates widget that’s installed by default in the control panel dashboard.)
This section displays updates for Craft CMS and installed plugins, where each version has its own collapsible panel detailing relevant changes.
There may be an Update button next to each item and an Update All at the top of the screen, depending on your the allowUpdates and allowAdminChanges settings for your current environment. You can use those to initiate updates directly from the control panel.
Craft’s changelog (opens new window) will warn you of any critical changes at the top of the release notes. While there aren’t usually any warnings, it’s always a good idea to check the changelog and any upgrade guides before updating.
# Updating from the Terminal
update console command can be used to update Craft and plugins.
To see available updates, go to your Craft project in your terminal and run this command:
php craft update
To update everything all at once, run this command:
php craft update all
To update a specific thing, replace
all with its handle (either
craft to update Craft, or a plugin’s handle).
php craft update element-api
You can also pass multiple handles in at once:
php craft update element-api commerce
By default, Craft will update you to the latest available version. To update to a specific version, append
:<version> to the handle:
php craft update element-api:2.7.0
Craft also provides an
update/composer-install command, which behaves like the
composer install command, but doesn’t require you to have Composer installed.
# Upgrade Guides
Sometimes there are significant changes to be aware of, so it’s worth checking the upgrade guide for each version or edition along your upgrade path.