Updating Self-Hosted UniFi Network Servers

Updates for a self-hosted UniFi Network Server must be manually checked for and initiated each time.

If your UniFi Network application is running on a dedicated UniFi Console, such as our recommended UniFi Cloud Gateways, this updating guide does not apply (see our UniFi Updating article instead).

Users self-hosting a UniFi Network Server on a Linux machine should follow our Linux updating instructions.

Updating the Network Application

  1. Download the latest Network Application version from here. Note that this must be downloaded on the original machine hosting the UniFi Network Server.
  2. Close any instances of the Network Application that are running, prior to the installation.
    • Your network will continue to function as normal (devices will remain connected with internet access, and traffic will continue to be routed).
  3. Run the downloaded file and follow the setup wizard to finish the update.
    • We recommend downloading a backup file, found in the UniFi Network System Settings.

Note: macOS users may be required to move the downloaded file into the Applications folder, or right-click > open the file in order to begin the installation.

(Advanced) Updating via CLI on Linux-hosted Applications

It is also possible to use APT to manage updates on Debian- and Ubuntu-based installations. Refer to this article for more details. This should only be attempted by users with appropriate knowledge of Linux.

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