Jump to content

How to Stop Automatic Google Chrome Updates on Windows and Mac


Recommended Posts

Chrome rolls out its automatic updates very frequently with the ambition of providing you with useful, comfortable and safe browsing experience. Sometimes, new updates either change too much stuff or take ages to download and install. Moreover, what can be irritating sometimes is that it starts to download the update without your permission which might hamper your productivity. Luckily, you can prevent automatic Chrome updates on both Windows and Mac.

In this article, we are going to talk about how to stop automatic Google Chrome update in Windows and Mac. So, here we go!

How to Stop Automatic Chrome Updates in Windows

It is the easiest and simplest way to stop automatic Google Chrome updates in Windows.

Step 1: Go to ‘Start’ button and type run in the search programs and files field. You can also press Windows key + R to open Run window.

Step 2: Type “msconfig” in the Run prompt and hit ‘Ok’.

Step 3: Select ‘Services’ tab from the System Configuration window.

Step 4: Search for Google Update Service (gupdate) and Google Update Service (gupdatem). You will find them under Google Inc or you can check ‘Hide all Microsoft services’, which you will find on the bottom right corner of System Configuration window.

Step 5: Now, uncheck both Google items.

Step 6: Hit on ‘Ok’ to continue.

Step 7: Now, your machine will prompt you to restart it to make the required changes.

Also Read: 11 Best Google Chrome Extensions You Must Have

How to Stop Automatic Chrome Updates on Mac

In order to disable automatic Chrome updates in Mac all you need is ‘Terminal’ application. Follow the below steps to do the same.

Step 1: Navigate to ‘Finder’ icon (the one which looks like a smiley face).

Step 2: Locate Applications.

Step 3: Go to ‘Utilities’ folder and open the ‘Terminal’.

Note: You can also press Command + Shift + U to open Utilities folder.

Step 4: Now, enter the below command

defaults write com.google.Keystone.Agent checkInterval 0

Then, press Return key from your keyboard to disable automatic updates for Google products.

Step 5: You need to restart your Chrome in case it’s opened to apply the new changes.

Step 6: That’s it, it is done. After making the required changes your Chrome will no longer check for automatic updates.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Avoid unnecessary posts such as 'Thank you', 'Welcome', etc. Such posts will be deleted and user will be warned if it happens again. If caught spamming, the following actions are applicable -

  • First time - Warning
  • Second time - 5000 Points will be deducted
  • Third time - Ban for 7 days
  • Fourth time - Permanent Ban

If the post helped you, reward the user by reacting to the post like this -

download.png

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.