How to Stop Google Chrome from Auto-Updates for Mac

For Windows, please proceed to this article

Google Chrome was created to silently update every six weeks. This measure ensures that the internet browser carries the most recent technology and stability, without your need to allow or download each update.

However, it is possible at times that the newer versions of Chrome are more unstable than previous versions. These new versions may contain bugs that make it incompatible with your tasks.

A good way to prevent this is to disable auto-update. There are several ways to stop your Chrome from auto-updating its version. Outlined below is the easiest way to do so.

A. Open your Terminal application.

B. Execute the following in the Terminal application:

$ defaults write checkInterval 0

Execute this in Terminal

C. To check if auto-update has been disabled, please execute the following:

Check if auto-update is disabled

It should return '0'

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