Upgrading Flutter

No matter which one of the Flutter release channels you follow, you can use the flutter command to upgrade your Flutter SDK or the packages that your app depends on.

Upgrading the Flutter SDK

To update the Flutter SDK use the flutter upgrade command:

$ flutter upgrade

This command gets the most recent version of the Flutter SDK that’s available on your current Flutter channel.

If you want an even more recent version of the Flutter SDK, switch to a less stable Flutter channel and then run flutter upgrade.

Switching Flutter channels

Flutter has four release channels: stable, beta, dev, and master. We recommend using the stable channel unless you need a more recent release.

To view your current channel, use the following command:

$ flutter channel

To change to another channel, use flutter channel <channel-name>. Once you’ve changed your channel, use flutter upgrade to download the Flutter SDK and dependent packages. For example:

$ flutter channel dev
$ flutter upgrade

Upgrading packages

If you’ve modified your pubspec.yaml file, or you want to update only the packages that your app depends upon (instead of both the packages and Flutter itself), then use one of the flutter pub commands.

To update to the latest compatible versions of all the dependencies listed in the pubspec.yaml file, use the upgrade command:

$ flutter pub upgrade

To identify out-of-date package dependencies and get advice on how to update them, use the outdated command. For details, see the Dart pub outdated documentation.

$ flutter pub outdated

Keeping informed

We publish breaking change announcements to the Flutter announcements mailing list. You can also ask questions on the Flutter dev mailing list. Aside from subscribing to receive announcements, we’d love to hear from you!