There are two ways to update QuickBooks. You can use these
methods concurrently, and both require an Internet connection.
Update QuickBooks automatically
With this method, QuickBooks automatically downloads the updates you choose to your computer. QuickBooks periodically checks the Intuit
server for new updates, and downloads the new information gradually at times
when your Internet connection is not being used by another process or
Advantages of updating QuickBooks automatically:
Updates are downloaded unobtrusively, without interrupting
your QuickBooks work or other tasks that you perform with your computer.
You can disconnect from the Internet at any time. When you reconnect, QuickBooks resumes downloading updates at the point where it was
QuickBooks continues to download updates automatically until you turn off
the Automatic Update option. When the Automatic Update option is on, you can
still download any or all available updates immediately.
Note: You can't turn automatic updates off if you have a subscription plan such as QuickBooks Pro Plus or QuickBooks Premier Plus. Automatic updates are always on.
With this method, updates you choose are downloaded immediately from the
Intuit server to your computer. You can use this method at any time.