If you are using the older version of Ubuntu, then there is good news for you. Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Long Term Support) has been officially released and is available to download. You can easily upgrade your old Ubuntu system to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
However, the software updater may not yet show you the option to upgrade your system. If you’re in this situation, here’s how to force your system to upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 right now.
How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
Here are the steps you can follow to Upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
Note:- If you want to install Ubuntu on a VirtualBox, then you can check out our complete guide on it.
Step 1: Make sure you’re running the most recent version of Ubuntu on your system before upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. You must be using either the most recent interim version of Ubuntu, 21.10 or the most recent LTS version, 20.04.
If you’re not sure which version you have installed, then go to “Settings” and click on the “About” tab to find out.
Step 2: Now go to “Software and Updates” and select the “Updates” option at the top. As seen above, make sure your system is subscribed to all updates and set to notify you of any new version.
Step 3: After that, you can check for updates manually. For that, click on the “Show Application” option and search for “Software Updater”, and open it. Here it will check for the latest update, if you find this kind on windows as shown in the image, then click on “Upgrade“.
Note:- You have to enter your password, for authentication.
Step 4: On the next window, read the release notes and click on “Upgrade“. After that, wait for the update process to complete and restart your system.
How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Using Terminal
If the above methods do not work, then you can force your system to upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS using the “Terminal“. Here are steps to do so:
Step 1: Open the “Terminal“. You can also use the Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut to open the Terminal.
Step 2: Now make sure that everything on your current installation is up to date. To do this, enter the following at your terminal:
sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade
The system will check for and install any pending upgrades. If it asks you to restart your computer, simply click on “Restart” to continue.
Step 3: After installing all the pending updates, run the following command to force an upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
sudo update-manager -d
Note:- Here, the -d option tells the application to search for developer releases. As a result, you may see a notice that you are about to update to an Ubuntu development version. This is something you may safely ignore.
Now click “Upgrade“, which will take some time to complete. It could also restart multiple times. All you have to do now is wait patiently for your system to download and install all of the necessary packages.
That’s it. This is how you can upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. I hope this article was helpful to you. If you liked the article then you can share it with your friends. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have about the upgrade process in the comments area below. We are always there to assist you.
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