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:
Update QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Download methods you can use
QuickBooks Desktop in-product update method:
Manual update method:
To manually update QuickBooks for Mac, you must uninstall and reinstall the software.
Uninstall QuickBooks for Mac:
Reinstall the latest version:
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