How to install an always up to date version of Nextcloud on Linux

What you get

An officially supported installation of Nextcloud delivered via a Snap, a clever technology allowing users to always have the latest version of an “app”. It works on a large range of hardware, from powerful enterprise POWER8 servers down to the Raspberry Pi 2.

The current version is considered beta and is quite restrictive. It is not yet aimed at developers or advanced users who would want to tune their configuration by installing extra features. It is aimed at end-users who want a no-brainer solution. Install the Snap, create your first account and off you go. No need to worry about updating Nextcloud any more.



$ sudo snap install nextcloud

All other Linux distributions

  1. Go to
  2. Type the command to install snapd
  3. Install Nextcloud $ sudo snap install nextcloud

1st login

After a successful install, assuming you and the device on which it was installed are on the same network, you should be able to reach the Nextcloud installation by visiting .local in your browser. If your hostname is localhost or localhost.localdomain, like on an Ubuntu Core device (IoT), nextcloud.local will be used instead.

You will be asked to create a password for “admin” and your favourite cloud will be ready


The source code is available here:

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Thank you!


Do not use on IoT devices yet. You probably don’t need these instructions anyway if you’re using a beta version of Snappy Core 16.04.