IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1 Help


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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 channelSelect this check box to enable the automatic update function, and select the desired update channel (major version, public preview or beta, EAP).
  • Channel New Major Version releases: this channel includes all IntelliJ IDEA releases, for example, IntelliJ IDEA X.Y.Z
  • Channel Beta Releases or Public Previews: this channel includes release candidates (RC).
  • Channel Early Access Program: this channel gets patch from the previous EAP/release version.

    More details about the Early Access Program, or EAP, are available at

Use secure connection
  • If this check box is selected, the secure connection protocol (HTTPS) is used.
  • If this check box is cleared, the HTTP protocol is used. Note that the HTTP protocol may be blocked due to security reasons.
By default, the check box is selected.
Check NowClick this button to check for updates immediately.

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Last modified: 13 July 2016