The Opentrons App automatically downloads new versions of both itself and robot software from the internet. However, sometimes the computer running the Opentrons App to is not connected to the internet. This article details how to update both the App and the OT-2 in this case.

Download the Opentrons App 

When we release new versions of the Opentrons App, we update this page so that it always points to the latest version. To install it:

  1. Download the version of the App appropriate for the computer that you want to run it on
  2. Copy the downloaded App to some portable storage (e.g USB drive)

Download the OT-2 Software 

When we release new versions of the robot software, we update this page so that it always points to the latest version. At the bottom, download the robot software by clicking the link circled in red:

The same process applies here:

  1. Download the file.
  2. Transfer to the portable storage.

Install the New App on Your Computer

Take the portable storage device you saved the app and robot software on over to the computer you want to use to run the Opentrons App. Follow the instructions here to install the app on your computer. 

Install the Robot Software

Using the new Opentrons App, select your OT-2 on the robot list. Scroll the right pane down until you see Update Robot Software From File.

Click that button and select the file from your portable storage (it is called ot2-system.zip). The update process will now begin.

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