Block Chrome update on Android phone?

When Chrome updated to 60, it broke an app my daughter needs for school. She has dyslexia and uses Learning Ally to read books to her to keep up with her class. I contacted Learning Ally and they said it will not work with Chrome 60 but they are working on it. I tried to switch the default browser to Firefox but it seems to still default to Chrome. My question is if I reset her phone will I be able to block an update to the new version of Chrome? If I go buy a cheap phone can I block updates for Chrome before putting it on wifi? Thanks for any help

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  • wunderbar

    Premium Member
    31 August, 2017 - 1:43 pm

    <p>if chrome is a built in app on your phone, "uninstalling" it will just remove any updates to it, and not actually uninstall it. Only if it was a built in app, however.</p><p><br></p><p>Once you get it to something pre version 60, turn off auto update of apps in the play store, and it won't update again. Note that you'll have to manually update all other apps, but that should work.</p>

  • Sprtfan

    31 August, 2017 - 4:17 pm

    <p>Thanks for this. The school gave her a Windows Laptop to use in the mean time. I didn't realize that you could uninstall Chrome from and Android phone and have it just remove the updates. Thanks again</p>

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