Current Obsidian 1.3.5 keeps reminding me on startup to update to a new version

… which is the same 1.3.5.

Steps to reproduce

  • Install fresh Obsidian
  • open vault (even sandbox vault)
  • find box in the upper right corner that says “Update available - To support the latest features and to receive the latest security patches, Obsidian needs a major installer update. You need to manually download and reinstall Obsidian.”

Did you follow the troubleshooting guide?


Expected result

Not seeing the update advice, since my Obsidian is the latest version. Even following the advice and reinstalling Obsidian from the download doesn’t fix the problem.

Actual result

The update box appears.


Obsidian version: v1.3.5
Installer version: v0.15.9
Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 22.5.0: Thu Jun 8 22:22:20 PDT 2023; root:xnu-8796.121.3~7/RELEASE_ARM64_T6000 22.5.0
Login status: not logged in
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: dark
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: on

Update installer: installer version too low, please download from Download - Obsidian and reinstall.

Additional information

The debug info says that the installer version was too low, but the installer came with the download, didn’t it? Is there a way to update the installer separately from the program?

You need to update the installer version by downloading & installing a new version from the website, just as the notice says.

Your debug information shows that the installer version is on 0.15.9, latest is 1.3.5 (versioning scheme is the same as the app version)

The installer version and the app version are two different things, the app version can be updated automatically, the installer version can’t.

I’m experiencing the same prompt via flatpak. Curious if the flatpak version would resolve itself automatically, or if I would need to uninstall and reinstall from flathub?

Uninstalling the flatpak won’t do anything. Updating the flatpak using flatpak update should be all you need because it’s set up to get the latest Obsidian version as soon as it’s released:

It’s also worth noting that the flatpak has multiple utilities that get updated alongside it for plugin support, which may be what you’re seeing.

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