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Update QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Periodically, QuickBooks Desktop software updates are available for download externally (from the QuickBooks web site) or internally (through your software).
These updates, also referred to as Maintenance Releases or Patches, improve program functionality and fix known issues with the software.

You can download a new release for your version of QuickBooks Desktop for Mac from the following:

  • Inside the QuickBooks Desktop program
  • Manually from the Product Updates Web page
Detailed instructions

Update QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Download methods you can use

QuickBooks Desktop in-product update method:

  1. Go to the QuickBooks Desktop menu and select Check for QuickBooks Updates.
  2. If a newer version of QuickBooks Desktop is available, click Install Update.
  3. When prompted, click Install and Relaunch. When the update is complete QuickBooks Desktop for Mac will automatically open.

Manual update method:

To manually update QuickBooks for Mac, you must uninstall and reinstall the software.

Uninstall QuickBooks for Mac:

  1. Close QuickBooks.
  2. From the Finder menu (search bar) on the upper right corner of your screen, choose Go > Applications.
  3. Click on the QuickBooks icon and drag/move it to the Trash.

Reinstall the latest version:

  1. Go to QuickBooks Product Updates.
  2. Click [Change] to select your QuickBooks Desktop version.
  3. Click the Download button to download the installer file to your computer.
  4. Double-click the downloaded .dmg file.
  5. Drag the QuickBooks Desktop icon to the Applications folder to install.

To verify the update and check the release number, open QuickBooks Desktop for Mac and press Cmd+1 (Cmd = Apple Key from keyboard).


Update QuickBooks Server for Mac

  1. Select Quickbooks [year] Server next to Apple logo.
  2. Go to Check for Quickbooks Server updates.
  3. Click Install Update.
  4. Select Install and Relaunch.


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