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Auto-update policies

For administrators who manage Chrome browser or ChromeOS devices for a business or school.

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Here are some of the policies you can enforce to manage your users' Chrome apps and Chrome browser updates.

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Chrome auto-update policies

Click the links for details and to enforce them from your preferred platform.

Policy description Steps for your platform
Turn on auto-updates (recommended) Admin console Windows Mac Linux
Turn off auto-updates (for testing) Admin console Windows Mac Linux
Turn off Chrome Browser component updates   Windows Mac Linux
Schedule auto-updates outside work hours Admin console Windows Mac  
Pin updates to specific version of Chrome Admin console Windows Mac  
Stagger updates to reduce bandwidth use on a network Admin console Windows    
Cache updates to reduce bandwidth use on a network Admin console      
Set auto-updates for specific apps   Windows Mac  
Notify users that they need to restart their Chrome OS device or relaunch Chrome browser to apply pending updates Admin console Windows Mac Linux
Allow a kiosk app to control the Chrome OS version Admin console      
Speed up updates Admin console      

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