How to uninstall Microsoft AutoUpdate on Mac

You want to uninstall Microsoft AutoUpdate on Mac because of its annoyance. Me too; sometimes, when I’m working, it keeps showing up to “frustrate people”. Either you’ve uninstalled Microsoft 365 Office for Mac or some Microsoft apps from your Mac, and so you don’t need Microsoft to update the apps anymore automatically. In all of the above cases, you can turn off or uninstall Microsoft AutoUpdate on Mac easily by following the instructions below.

How to turn off Microsoft AutoUpdate

To prevent Microsoft Office from updating, uncheck the Automatically keep Microsoft Apps up to date. Then close that window.

How to uninstall Microsoft AutoUpdate on Mac
How to uninstall Microsoft AutoUpdate on Mac

However, the Microsoft AutoUpdate update window will still display every time you open any Microsoft application such as Word, Excel.

So if you want to uninstall Office updates, see how below.

How to uninstall Microsoft AutoUpdate on Mac

To uninstall Microsoft AutoUpdate on Mac. Follow the steps below.

Step 1: On the Finder of your Mac, press Command Shift G, then paste this path and click the Go button.

/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/
How to uninstall Microsoft AutoUpdate on Mac - Press Command Shift G and paste the path in
Press Command Shift G and paste the path in

Step 2: you will have a folder named MAU or MAU2.0, depending on the version. Just click to open that folder.

How to uninstall Microsoft AutoUpdate on Mac - The directory is named MAU or MAU2.0
The directory is named MAU or MAU2.0

Step 3: Right-click and select Move to Trash to uninstall Microsoft AutoUpdate on Mac.

Select Move to Trash to uninstall Microsoft AutoUpdate on Mac
Select Move to Trash to uninstall Microsoft AutoUpdate on Mac

You can then empty the recycle bin as usual and use your Office machine on your Mac without being bothered by the Microsoft AutoUpdate window anymore.

But note that once uninstalled, you cannot update Office anymore. That leads to your Office applications becoming obsolete later on.

Conclusion

With just a few steps like that, you will no longer be annoyed every time you open an Office application. Have you done it yet? If you want to know more about how to do something with Office on Mac. Would you mind leaving your comments below the article?

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Trần Ngọc Minh Hiếu

Trần Ngọc Minh Hiếu

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3 thoughts on “How to uninstall Microsoft AutoUpdate on Mac”

  1. I just moved recently to MacOS to escape from the update madness on Windows systems.
    Thanks a lot, you’re a life saver!

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