File | Settings | IDE Settings | Updates
Use this page to:
- Enable automatic update of IntelliJ IDEA and specify to which kind of release you want it updated.
- Obtain information about the current IntelliJ IDEA version and availability of a newer version.
|Check for updates in channel||
Select this check box to enable the automatic update function,
and select the desired update channel (major version, public preview or beta, EAP).
EAP stands for Early Access Program, more details are available at http://eap.jetbrains.com/. A milestone release occurs when IntelliJ IDEA gains enough of stable new features and other improvements since the last major release.
Click this button to check for updates immediately.
For the Windows operating system, you can alternatively choose Help | Check for Update on the main menu.