IntelliJ IDEA 2017.1 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 forSelect this check box to enable the automatic update function, and select the desired update channel (for example, stable version).
  • Channel Early Access Program: this channel gets patch from the previous EAP/release version. This is not recommended for production development.

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

  • Channel Beta Releases or Public Previews: this channel includes release candidates (RC).
  • Channel Stable Releases: this channel includes all IntelliJ IDEA releases, for example, IntelliJ IDEA X.Y.Z

Note that the list is only available for the stable versions. For the various EAPs, it is enforced to Early Access Program.

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.
View/edit ignored updatesFollow this link to show/change the builds which were ignored on IntelliJ IDEA update. These build numbers are included in the list of ignored updates and not suggested any more.

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Last modified: 18 July 2017