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Update QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Learn how to update QuickBooks Desktop for Mac.

We release QuickBooks updates to improve program functionality and fix known issues. Here’s how you can download and install them.

Update QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

In-product update

  1. From the QuickBooks▼ drop-down menu, select Check for QuickBooks Updates.
  2. If a newer version is available, select Install Update.
  3. When prompted, select Install and Relaunch.
  4. When the update is complete, QuickBooks for Mac automatically opens.

Manual update

  1. Uninstall QuickBooks for Mac.
    1. Close QuickBooks.
    2. From the Finder menu, select Go Applications.
    3. Drag the QuickBooks icon to the Trash.
    4. Reinstall the latest version.
  2. Reinstall the latest version.
    1. Go to QuickBooks Product Updates.
    2. Select [Change] to select your QuickBooks Desktop version.
    3. Select Download to download the installer file to your computer.
    4. Double-click the downloaded .dmg file.
    5. Drag the QuickBooks Desktop icon to the Applications folder to install.

    You can now restore your company file in QuickBooks.

    Note: To verify the update and check the release number, open QuickBooks and press Cmd+1.

Update QuickBooks Server for Mac

  1. Go to Quickbooks [year] Server next to the Apple logo.
  2. Select Check for Quickbooks Server updates.
  3. Select Install Update.
  4. Select Install and Relaunch.

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