How to downgrade Chrome version

Emre Çitak
Aug 17, 2023

Google Chrome is a popular and feature-rich web browser that undergoes frequent updates to enhance security and performance. However, these updates can occasionally lead to compatibility problems with certain websites, extensions, or even your operating system.

Downgrading your Chrome version can help restore stability and resolve such issues.

How to downgrade Chrome version
Knowing how to downgrade Chrome version will let you troubleshoot problems related to updates

How to downgrade Chrome version

Downgrading your Google Chrome version can be necessary when new updates cause compatibility issues or disrupt your browsing experience.

Before heading over to explaining the steps to downgrade Chrome version you might want to use the built-in sync function of Chrome. If you want to ensure that your settings are backed up before downgrading, this feature is really useful.

To back up your settings:

  1. Open Chrome and click the three vertical dots in the top-right corner to access the menu
  2. Choose "Settings" from the dropdown menu
  3. In the "People" section, click "Turn on sync" to enable synchronization with your Google account

This will save your bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings to your Google account.

How to downgrade Chrome version
You can use Chrome's backup feature before downgrading your Chrome version to save your settings

Once you have done that you may downgrade Chrome version to any version you desire like this:

  1. Visit the third-party Chrome download page
  2. Identify an older version of Chrome that is compatible with your operating system
  3. Download the chosen older version of Chrome
  4. Go to the Control Panel on your computer and uninstall the currently installed Chrome browser
  5. Locate the downloaded older version and install it on your system

To prevent automatic updates, access Chrome's settings and disable the automatic update feature.

Read alsoGoogle Chrome to enable HTTPS-first by default for all users.


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  1. gHacks Masterclass 2023 said on August 18, 2023 at 1:13 am

    “To prevent automatic updates, access Chrome’s settings and disable the automatic update feature.”
    How * [Editor: removed personal attack] are you? There’s no such setting in Chrome. You have TASKS and you have SERVICES that update Chrome, * [Editor: removed personal attack]..

  2. John G. said on August 17, 2023 at 5:15 pm

    That’s what I thought! :S

  3. daw said on August 17, 2023 at 12:58 pm

    great security tip… undo protection.

    1. bruh said on August 17, 2023 at 5:34 pm

      soy opinion

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