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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:

  1. Go to QuickBooks Product Updates.
  2. The version you are currently using should appear at the top on the screen. If not, click Choose a different product to select the QuickBooks Desktop version you wish to update.
  3. Click the Update button to download the update file to your computer.
  4. Double-click the downloaded .dmg file.
  5. Drag the QuickBooks Desktop icon to the Applications folder to install. Click Replace when prompted to replace existing QuickBooks Desktop application.

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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