Click or double-click the Minecraft app icon, which resembles a grassy block of dirt. If you’re using the Windows 10 edition of Minecraft, you can’t update manually. If prompted, enter your email address and password, then click LOG IN. If you see the word «Download» followed by a version number under the PLAY text in the green button at the bottom of the launcher, an update is available for your version of Minecraft. If you don’t see any «Download» tag even though you know there’s an update available, skip the next two steps. It’s the green button at the bottom of the launcher. This will prompt the update to begin downloading.
Wait for the update to finish downloading. Once the green progress bar at the bottom of the launcher window disappears, you can proceed with playing Minecraft. If Minecraft refuses to update even though an update is available in your area, you can try to get the update by re-downloading the most recent version of the Minecraft installer. Click DOWNLOAD in the top-left side of the page.
Click the green DOWNLOAD button in the middle of the page. Upgrade to the Minecraft for Windows 10 edition. Click Redeem under the «Minecraft for Windows 10» heading. Sign into your Microsoft account if prompted. Click Next on the «Redeem» page. Search for «Minecraft», then click Install on the Minecraft page.