Acer Chromebook

5 reasons to refresh Chromebooks approaching Automatic Update Expiration

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Google Chromebooks receive automatic operating system, browser, and hardware updates until the device reaches its Automatic Update Expiration (AUE) date.

To get full use of the latest policies, features, fixes, and technical support, it’s important to consider refreshing your devices before the AUE.

1. Maintain security

After the Automatic Update Expiration date, Chromebooks no longer receive the latest security updates and existing or future policies may not work as intended. This can compromise the security of your entire fleet.
Acer Chromebook
Acer Chromebook

2. Access support

Google Support is unable to help with expired devices. Even if they’re able to pinpoint the issue, they can’t push updates or fixes to resolve the problem.

3. Stay compatible

Certain apps and extensions are incompatible with devices that have passed the Automatic Update Expiration and will stop working altogether.
Acer Chromebook
Acer Chromebook

4. Streamline remote learning

Up to date devices can be easily and securely managed from anywhere, which is essential for remote and hybrid learning environments.

5. Use complimentary services

After purchasing Chromebooks and Chrome Education Upgrades, you may be eligible for Google-funded deployment, educator training, or analytics services through Google for Education. These services are designed to help schools get the most out of Google for Education tools, but are only relevant for up to date devices.
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