System Requirements

QuickBooks Online

System Requirements for QuickBooks Online

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Desktop System Requirements

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  • A computer with a supported web browser installed (see below).  We recommend:
    • PC: 1 GHz computer with 256 MB of RAM running Windows 7 or later.
    • Mac: Intel-based Mac running OS X 10.6 or later.
    • We do not support the Linux operating system, including Ubuntu or Fedora.
  • A high-speed Internet connection (DSL, cable, T1).
  • 1024x768 minimum screen resolution.
  • For Windows users: Adobe Reader 7.0 or higher is required for printing forms (this is a free download here).
  • For printing forms, a laser or inkjet printer is required. We do not support dot-matrix printers.

Supported browsers for Windows:

Please check with the browser's developer for its system requirements.

  • Google Chrome (this browser automatically keeps itself updated).
  • Mozilla Firefox (this browser automatically keeps itself updated).
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer, version 10 or later (32-bit version recommended).

Supported browsers for Mac OS X:

Please check with the browser's developer for its system requirements.

  • Apple Safari 6.1 or later.
  • Google Chrome (this browser automatically keeps itself updated).
  • Mozilla Firefox (this browser automatically keeps itself updated). To preview and print forms, you also need the Firefox PDF Plugin.

Common questions:

  • Exporting report data to Excel requires Excel 97 or later
  • You can also access QuickBooks Online via a browser using a compatible browsers for tablet/mobile devices. 
  • *U.S. Customers Only - Exporting data to QuickBooks or Quicken desktop edition requires a supported version of Internet Explorer plus an ActiveX component (you will be prompted by IE if you don't already have it). 

 

Compatible browsers for tablet/mobile devices

You can access QuickBooks Online on your iOS(Apple), Android, or Windows 8 device.

For best results on your mobile device when using a browser, use the following:

iPhone / iPad

  • iOS 7.1.1 or newer (as of 6/20/14)
  • Safari browser with Private Mode Off to allow cookies which are required for QuickBooks Online
  • NOTE:  If you are trying to use the auto-fill feature that Safari offers for web addresses and you are not able to access your account, please type in the following address and click Go.  Do not use the Auto-Fill selection:  http://qbo.intuit.com 
  • Other browsers such as Chrome, Atomic, and Dolphin are not supported on iOS, but may work.

Android smartphones and tablets

  • Jelly Bean 4.2.2 or newer (as of 6/20/14) 
  • Chrome browser
  • Other browsers such as Firefox, Opera, and Dolphin are not supported, but may work.

Surface / Windows 8

  • Internet Explorer 10 or higher using Desktop Mode.  If you're in the Metro Mode of Internet Explorer - you should be prompted to view on desktop. 
  • Windows Phone 8 is not supported and will not work