Whenever a new update is about to arrive, there is an increase in players wondering how to update Genshin Impact on PC and mobile devices. Similarly, some players may want to pre-install the content before the update goes live.
The following beginner’s guide should make things simple for newbies looking to upgrade their game. There are no notable limitations to doing this other than the fact that Voyagers need storage space to download and install more content.
This method should be timeless and is not just limited to a single version update. On a related note, this guide does not include PS4 or PS5 information.
Preinstall and download guide for Genshin Impact: How to update it on PC
It is extremely easy to pre-install a new update for Genshin Impact on PC. Simply open the launcher and click on the small yellow circular button with a cloud on it (pictured above). It should be to the left of “Game Pre-Installation Get Now.” Click on it and check that you have enough storage space for the new update.
If you do not have enough storage space, then you will have to delete some unnecessary files elsewhere on your computer. Otherwise, the download will begin. How quickly the download completes depends on your internet speed.
Note: The screenshot above was taken before the release of Genshin Impact 3.2. Other Version Updates will have a different background image.
Players who have not yet pre-installed content can still update their game launcher and go to the in-game menu to finish downloading and check the game files. Travelers don’t have to pre-install the content if they don’t want to, but it saves time on launch day.
Note: The pre-install feature will only be available a few days before the next update. This note also applies to updating Genshin Impact on mobile devices.
Preinstall and download guide for Genshin Impact: How to update it on mobile devices
There are two ways to pre-install Genshin Impact update on mobile devices:
- Click on “Pre-Install Resource Package” in the in-game menu.
- Download it using the in-game option.
Either method will work. For clarification, the second method is done as follows:
- Log in to the game.
- Open the Paimon Menu (which is the in-game pause menu).
- Go to ‘Settings.’
- Go to ‘Other.’
- Click ‘Pre-Install Now.’
Don’t forget to update the app on Google Play (Android users) or the App Store (iOS users). Updating the game should work fine as well, even if you don’t pre-install the content. Keep in mind that this title is quite large for an app, so freeing up storage space may be necessary to update the game.
It is worth noting that pre-installation does not necessarily have to be completely complete in order to save time during the final download of the new update. It will be fine as long as you download some of the necessary files.
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