How to Update Your Nightscout Site

8 Feb
Guides > Setup Guides > How to Update Your Nightscout Site

Update Your Site to Ice Cream (0.11.x)

Updating your website to the newest version (currently nicknamed Ice Cream) is easy with the update tool.

The current version is 0.11.something. It’s hard to keep this document up-to-date, so “0.11.x” is used here — you can find out what the latest revision number is here.

Azure Users

We strongly recommend Azure users consider moving to Heroku, as we’ve observed Heroku sites to be significantly more reliable. If you really want to continue using Azure, change the following configuration variables in Azure before updating to the latest Nightscout version:


General Directions to Update Your Site

To get started, first log in at Github. Then follow the steps below.

Click to Update My Version Now!

Most users can update their site code following these simple steps:

  1. Click the “Click to Update My Version Now!” link.
  2. Enter your Github user name and click the blue button that says Check for Updates. (Note: your user name is not an email address.)updatetool-new
  3. If an update is available, the tool will tell you that, provide directions, and give you a button to click to open GitHub.updatePRnew(Note: You must be logged in at GitHub for this tool to work properly.)
  4. Click the Continue Updating at GitHub button. Review the directions on the screen that pops up, and continue.
  5. Click the green Create pull request button.
  6. Give your pull request a name (e.g., “Ice Cream update”).
  7. Click the green Create pull request button.
  8. Scroll down until you see the green Merge Pull Request button, and click it.
  9. Click the green Confirm merge button.
  10. Scroll to the top of the page, and you should see a purple icon indicating the merge is complete.

(Note: if you do not see one of the buttons described above, continue to follow the green buttons until you reach the purple “merged” icon.)

To verify that your site has updated, load your website in a browser. If your website is already open, please click on the refresh button. Click the gear icon in the upper right and look toward the bottom of the settings panel to see the version number.

Please note, it may take 5-10 minutes before your site updates after updating the fork. Be patient!

Some new features, updates, or bug fixes may require that you clear your browser cache before you will see the changes take effect.

  • If you did not have any errors using the “Update My Version” link above, and your website is not showing that it’s at the current version, see these troubleshooting steps.
  • If you encountered errors using the “Update My Version” link above, please follow these troubleshooting steps.

Uploader App

If you are using Cookie Monster or Dreamsicle version of the uploader, you do not need to update your uploader application. If you are using a version older than Cookie Monster, click here to update your Uploader App to the current version.

Release Details

To learn more about this release, see

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