# Upgrade Strapi version

Strapi periodically releases code improvements through upgrades. Upgrades contain no breaking changes and are announced in both the terminal and in the administration panel. Migration guides are provided whenever a new Strapi version includes breaking changes.


Plugins extension that create custom code or modify existing code will need to be updated and compared to the changes in the repository. Not updating the plugin extensions could break the application.

# Upgrading the dependencies


  • Stop the server before starting the upgrade.
  • Confirm there are no migrations between the current and ultimate Strapi versions.
  1. Upgrade all of the Strapi packages in the package.json.
// path: package.json

  // ...
  "dependencies": {
    "@strapi/strapi": "4.0.7",
    "@strapi/plugin-users-permissions": "4.0.7",
    "@strapi/plugin-i18n": "4.0.7",
    "sqlite3": "5.0.2"
    // ...

  1. Save the edited package.json file.

  2. Run either yarn or npm install to install the upgraded version.


If the operation doesn't work, try removing your yarn.lock or package-lock.json. If that doesn't help, remove the node_modules folder as well and try again.

# Reinitializing the application

Rebuild the administration panel and start the application: