Question on Updating Anki (I'm new to Anki)

Hi everyone,

If I update anki will my cards & decks still be there? I wasn’t sure if they were going to get erased or not. (I am currently uploading all my cards on ankiweb).

Also is it recommended to update anki or should I just leave it on whatever version it’s on?


Yes, they should still be there even without using AnkiWeb.
Your cards are stored locally. AnkiWeb is useful when you use Anki on more than one device or want to backup your cards.

It’s a good idea to update unless you have add-ons that doesn’t work with recent versions.


If you wish to be cautious, you can File>Export your collection with scheduling and media as a backup - if anything goes wrong, you can restore to that backup.