How do I turn off automatic updates in Skype for Mac OS X?

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Automatic updates are the easiest way to keep your version of Skype for Mac OS X up to date. They’re turned on by default, but if you’d like to disable them:

  1. Start Skype.
  2. In the menu bar, select Skype > Preferences…
  3. Select the General tab, then un-check Always keep Skype up to date.

    You can enable the automatic updates again whenever you like. Simply check Always keep Skype up to date in Skype > Preferences… > General.

If you have disabled Skype automatic updates on your Mac, you can update Skype manually:

  1. Start Skype.
  2. In the menu bar, select Skype > Check for Updates…
  3. If there is an update available, you will be prompted to install it. Simply click Upgrade.
  4. After the update is completed, click Relaunch in the pop-up window to start using the new version of Skype.

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