Following a snag with yesterday’s debut of a new Chrome version that’s optimized for M1-powered Macs, Google has now resumed rolling out Chrome for Apple Silicon Macs.
If you downloaded Chrome for Apple Silicon Macs yesterday, and it’s crashing unexpectedly, know that the Chrome team has identified a fix and will be making it available soon.
Meanwhile, a Google support document outlines recommended workaround:
- Open System Preferences on your Mac.
- Navigate to “Security & Privacy.”
- At the top, choose “Privacy.”
- From the left, select “Bluetooth.”
- Below your approved applications, click the “(+)” button.
- Choose “Google Chrome” from the list.
- Restart Chrome for the changes to take effect.
Or, uninstall your copy of Chrome by dragging its icon to the Trashcan and visit the Chrome download page, then choose “Mac with Intel chip” when downloading Chrome, if prompted.
As many of you noticed, we introduced a new Chrome icon for macOS Big Sur today ✨ The team has also been exploring some further macOS-aligned options (some examples here), and we’re interested in hearing what you think about them 🙏 pic.twitter.com/dUS70OZdCr
— Elvin (@elvin_not_11) November 17, 2020
The current Chrome version isn’t yet fully optimized for macOS Big Sur, beyond a new icon which you can see top of post. The icon is present in today’s Chrome 87 release on macOS.
One of my favorite things about making @googlechrome for ChromeOS, Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS is that we get to negotiate how to be 1) Chrome-y and 2) Google-y and 3) OS-y all at the same time. https://t.co/wgR3Um7d8S
— Alex Ainslie (@alexainslie) November 17, 2020
Similarly, to get Google Chrome for Apple Silicon Macs when it launches later today, visit the Chrome download page and click the option “Mac with Apple chip.” Conversely, to get the Intel-based version instead, click the option “Mac with Intel chip.”
We hit a bit of a snag with our rollout of the M1-native build of Chrome, so to keep our users in a good place, we paused that rollout and will pick it up again tomorrow. If you already have the M1 build, we have a workaround https://t.co/t5igTxF6Cm
— Mark Chang (@mchang) November 18, 2020
If you have an M1-powered Mac, grab the Apple Silicon-optimized version of Chrome to enjoy perks like speedy execution and lower battery consumption.
On Macs with Intel chips, use the Intel-based Chrome version. You can run the Intel edition of Chrome for Mac on M1-powered Macs via Rosetta emulation but at the expense of speed.