How To Upgrade To Ubuntu 22.04 LTS From Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Or Ubuntu 21.10

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is the latest version that is available for download and upgrade from April 21, 2022. It is the latest LTS version. Meanwhile, if you are excited enough to try the new version of Ubuntu and looking for the methods to upgrade then this blog post is for you.

There are multiple ways to upgrade Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

Upgrade To Ubuntu 22.04 LTS From Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Or Ubuntu 21.10

Method 1:

Upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Open the terminal in your Ubuntu and run the following command to make sure all of the installed software is upgraded to the latest version:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade -y
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y

If there are any packages that are no longer needed, clean them up with:

sudo apt-get autoremove -y

Now run the following command install the update-manager-core with:

sudo apt-get install update-manager-core -y

Finally, run the following command to upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS or Ubuntu 21.10

sudo do-release-upgrade 

Method 2:

GUI method to upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

Go to the

  1.  update-manager application;

  2. In Update Manager, click the Settings. button, and provide your password to start the Software Sources application.

  3. Select the submenu Updates from the Software Sources application.

  4. Confirm the “Notify me of a new Ubuntu version:” option is set to “For any new version” if you are using 21.10 or to “For long-term support versions” if you are using 20.04 LTS.
  5. Close the Software Sources application and return to Update Manager.
  6. In Update Manager, click the Check button to check for new updates.

  7. If there are any updates to install, use the Install Updates button to install them, then exit.

  8. In a terminal run update-manager -c -d.

  9. A message will appear informing you of the availability of the new release.
  10. Click Upgrade.

  11. Follow the on-screen instructions and you are ready to upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

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