Can I ignore the pip upgrade warning?

Every time I install Django I get this warning:

WARNING: You are using pip version 21.2.4; however, version 22.0.3 is available.
You should consider upgrading…

Is this necessary, or can I ignore it?

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Upgrade pip with pip install -U pip.

https://pip.pypa.io/en/stable/installation/?highlight=upgrade#upgrading-pip

See changes at Changelog - pip documentation v22.0.3

Since I know you’re using Windows, if you’re doing this globally and not for a virtual environment, you’ll want to run that command as administrator.

(Technically, it’s not critical for you to do that right now, but I wouldn’t wait too long.)

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I always do the upgrade when it gives me that warning. I just tried upgrading it globally, and it says “requirement already satisfied”. So I’m wondering why I get the warning if I am already upgraded?

Probably you need to upgrade pip in your virtualenv rather than globally. It’s copied per virtualenv.

That’s typically where I upgrade it. The message occurs when I install Django within the venv (per the official documentation).