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How to check when your Chromebook will stop getting updates

Did you know that all Chrome OS devices such as Chromebooks and Chromeboxes have a pre-determined lifecycle? Eventually, Google will stop updated your device essentially signaling the end of its life. Here's how to find out when your Chromebook or Chrome OS device will die.

How to check when Chromebook updates will end

Fortunately, it is very easy to find a Chromebook’s end of life date on the machine itself. Simply follow these steps:

At the bottom right of your screen, click on the time. 

Select Settings

On the left panel, at the bottom, select About Chrome OS.

Select Additional details.

In the Update schedule section, you’ll find when your Chromebook will receive its last update.

Alternatively, if you want to find out the AUE date of a Chromebook you don’t own, to work out how long it will last before you buy it, for example, follow these steps:

Go to Google’s Auto Update policy page by clicking here.

Scroll down to the list of manufacturers of Google Approved Chrome Devices.

Select a manufacturer to open a long list of Chrome OS devices.

You will see the Auto Update Expiration date displayed in the right column, displayed as the month followed by the year.


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