Welcome to a guide on how to update Roblox. Roblox has seen its user base grow over the past couple of years, with more and more players entering the online platform to play the game they love. Although all games are developed by users, the only thing they have in common is that they run on the Roblox player, which can be downloaded directly from the official Roblox website.
If you are playing Roblox games on your MacBook and want to update the app to the new version, this post should help you with how to update Roblox.
Can you update Roblox through the App Store on Mac?
No. Unlike the iPhone or iPad, the Roblox app on Mac can only be installed externally. This means that you cannot install or update the Roblox app from the App Store on your Mac. The app will not appear in the App Store even if you have an existing version of Roblox installed on your Mac. You will only be able to install the new version of the Roblox player on your Mac from the official Roblox website.
How to Update Roblox on MacBook: Step-by-Step Guide
Most applications on your Mac offer a built-in update check that allows you to check for new versions of an application and download them if available. Roblox doesn’t work that way. To install the latest version of the Roblox player on your Mac, you need to uninstall the existing version and then reinstall Roblox from the official website. You can follow the instructions below to update and install the latest version of Roblox on your Mac.
Step #1. Uninstall Roblox from Your Mac
To update Roblox to a new version, you need to uninstall the existing version from your Mac. Before doing this, you need to make sure that it is not currently running on your Mac. To check if the Roblox player is active, use the keyboard shortcut Command (⌘) + Option (⌥) + Esc on your keyboard.
This will open a Force Quit window on your screen. If the Roblox app is currently running, select it in this window and click Force Quit.
This should close the Roblox player on your Mac. You can uninstall Roblox from your Mac by opening the Finder app from the Dock, Launchpad, or Spotlight.
- Inside Finder, go to Applications and look for the Roblox app in that folder.
- When you find Roblox, right-click or Control-click the Roblox app icon and select Move to Trash.
- You can also uninstall an application by dragging this icon to the Trash in the Dock.
- To completely uninstall Roblox, open the trash can by clicking the trash can icon.
- Once the trash has loaded, right-click or Control-click on the Roblox icon and select Delete Now.
- At the prompt that appears, click “Delete” to confirm your action.
- The Roblox player will now be completely removed from the Mac.
Step #2. Download Roblox.dmg on your Mac
Once you have removed the current version of Roblox from your Mac, you will need to download and install Roblox again. To do this, open Safari or any compatible web browser on your Mac and navigate to Roblox.com. If you are prompted to sign in, enter your username and password to continue.
When you log into Roblox, click on any game to install the Roblox player. No matter which game you choose, the application that will be installed on your Mac will be the same.
The Roblox game page will open. To download the latest version of the Roblox Player, click the Play button.
You will now see the “Roblox is loading” screen.
Since your Mac does not currently have a version of Roblox installed, you will soon be prompted to install the Roblox player. At the prompt that appears, click Download and Install Roblox.
The Roblox installer will now download in DMG format.
Step #3. Install the latest Roblox player.
After downloading the Roblox installer, open it in the Downloads section of your browser or on your Mac desktop.
When you open the Roblox.DMG file, a new folder will appear on the screen. Here, double-click the Roblox app to open it.
macOS will now prompt you to ask if you trust the app you’re about to open. To continue, click Open.
The installation process will begin and you will see the Roblox Setup dialog box. You will need to wait for the progress bar to complete to complete the installation.
When the application is installed, you should see the following message. Click “OK” in this box to close the installer.
You can check if the latest version of Roblox is working by opening the game on Roblox.com and clicking the Play button.
Will you lose game data when you uninstall Roblox from Mac?
No. Much of what you play on Roblox is saved in the cloud, especially on Roblox servers. This means that your game data and everything that matters is stored online so you can access it anytime in the future.
This way on how to update Roblox, when you uninstall, update, or reinstall Roblox on your Mac, your game data will still be available to you as it will be downloaded from the cloud when needed. You can also play games on Roblox on other devices, and your game progress will sync across any device as long as you sign in with the same username you use on your Mac.