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Update Quickbooks Point of Sale

Learn how to update your QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale system to the latest release.

There are two ways to update your Point of Sale system: automatic updates or manual updates.

We recommend using automatic updates. This lets QuickBooks Point of Sale download and install updates for you when they're available. And you can always check for and download the latest updates yourself. Here's how to set up automatic updates or do the update yourself when you need to.

Set up automatic updates

  1. Sign in to your point of sale system as an admin.
  2. Go to the Help menu and hover over Software Update. Then select Updater Preference.
  3. Select the General tab.
  4. Select Automatically download updates. You can also select Notify me so you can decide if you want new updates when they're available.
  5. When you're done, select OK.

QuickBooks will automatically download and install the latest updates when they're available.

Check for updates manually

Even if you have automatic updates, you can always check for the latest updates yourself:

  1. Sign in to your point of sale system as an admin.
  2. Go to the Help menu and hover over Software Update. Then select Check for updates. If QuickBooks finds an update, you'll see it as an option.
  3. When you're ready, select Update now and then OK.

If you update, you may need to restart your computer.

Check your version of QuickBooks Point of Sale

  1. Sign in to your point of sale system.
  2. Go to the Help menu and select About QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale.
  3. Review the Release number.

The release number tells you which version you have. It looks like this: Release V18 R1.

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