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m_elias
Level 1

Sync Quickbooks Desktop with mobile device such as iPad

Is it possible to sync my desktop file with my iPad to have offline access on the road and vice versa?

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JamesM
QuickBooks Team

Sync Quickbooks Desktop with mobile device such as iPad

Hello m_elias,

 

QuickBooks Desktop is a powerful program which enables you to simplify most of the manual calculations involved in your accounting. I'd be glad to answer your questions so you can return to doing what you love. 

 

I can see the benefit of being able to sync your Desktop company file with your iPad, however, this feature isn't available. I think this is great feedback for our product developers and I encourage sending this valuable feedback to them by clicking the Help menu > Send Feedback Online

 

If you're looking for the convenience of being able to access your company info from anywhere, I recommend exploring QuickBooks Online. QuickBooks Online uses cloud technology which stores your data allowing you to access it from anywhere as long as you have a stable internet connection. Learn more about QB Online by clicking on this link here

 

In case you have questions, don't hesitate to reach back to me in the comments below. I'll be one message away. 

m_elias
Level 1

Sync Quickbooks Desktop with mobile device such as iPad

How about using a laptop and syncing the data between it and my desktop? Are there any issues to be aware of? Is the newest 2021 more touch screen friendly?

JamesM
QuickBooks Team

Sync Quickbooks Desktop with mobile device such as iPad

Based on what you've described, I recommend looking into setting up a multi-user network. Doing this allows you to access your data across different computer. Here's a helpful article which shows you how to: Set up and install a multi-user network for QuickBooks Desktop. In case you need to move or reinstall the program on another computer, check out this article here. In order for the program to run smoothly on your device, you'll have to adhere to the system requirements. Here's another informative article with more info on how: System requirements for QuickBooks Desktop 2021. Keep in mind that QuickBooks Desktop is only compatible with Windows operating systems. Let me know if you have other questions.

m_elias
Level 1

Sync Quickbooks Desktop with mobile device such as iPad

If I would go with a cloud version, does my iPad need a continuous internet connect or can it sync when I'm back on wifi?

PatriciaT
QuickBooks Team

Sync Quickbooks Desktop with mobile device such as iPad

Hi m_elias, I'll be happy to clarify this for you. You'd need a continuous internet connection of 3 Mbps or higher when using a cloud version. You can navigate using a supported browser on your device, the desktop app version, or the mobile app. Feel free to review this article for more about the system requirements: System requirements for QuickBooks Online, Accountant, and QuickBooks Self-Employed

 

Don't hesitate to reach back if you need anything else.

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Sync Quickbooks Desktop with mobile device such as iPad

@m_elias 

You should decide which version you pick first. i.e QB Desktop or QB Online

If you prefer using QB Desktop, you may have 2 options to access your data on your iPad:

1. Deploy a private cloud. You will need a Windows machine at your premise.

https://partners.myquickcloud.com/?pc=fiatlux

 

2. Put your license and company file(s) on a QB cloud hosting 

http://www.apps4rent.com/#a_aid=quickbooks

 

Otherwise, QB Online is the solution

https://quickbooks.grsm.io/Canada

 

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