QuickBooks Online System Requirements for 2021

Last Updated on January 25, 2021 by Editorial Staff

Whenever we want to access QuickBooks Online for the first time, we need to arrange some necessary things like the QuickBooks Online system requirements. Without arranging the requirements we will not able to access QuickBooks Online. So, here we have with the topic of system requirements for QuickBooks Online.

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List of 2021 QuickBooks Online System Requirements

Before purchasing any QuickBooks product, always remember that you need to check and arrange all the system requirements for quick and errorless installation of the QuickBooks product. Because we have noticed, some of the QuickBooks users ask the question, why is QuickBooks Online so slow, but they don’t know improper arranging of systems for QuickBooks Online also be a reason for that. So always keep in your mind, arranging systems is first, then the download and installation process.

Here we have given all the needed system requirements for both PC and mobile users. Have a look, and know which necessary things are needed to use QuickBooks Online.

System Requirements for QBO in PC or Laptop

The using rate of laptops or PC (Personal Computers) is much higher than handsets like mobile, and tablet. And also the employees prefer to do their office work with PC, and laptop. So first, it will be good to give detail to the system users. Go for the list and arrange all the needs to set up the QuickBooks, and to run the QuickBooks on the web.

1) For Windows Version

We have given the detail in the below for the Windows user, you can check the list to arrange all the requirements.

I) Supported Operating System

The Windows user can login to QuickBooks Online or can access through the below given supported operating systems.

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2011
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 2016
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
II) Supported Database Server

You can use the Windows 10, Windows server 8.1, Windows server 2002 R2 SP1, Windows server 7 SP1, Windows server 2011, Windows server 2012 R2, Windows Server server 2016 as the database server.

III) Supported Web Browser

Almost all web browsers are supported for QuickBooks Online, Self-Employed, and Accountant. But Chrome is specially recommended by Inuit for the access.

  • Google Chrome (automatically puts itself updated)
  • Mozilla Firefox (automatically puts itself updated)
  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Edge
IV) Requirements of Hardware
  • Processor- 2.4 GHz Minimum
  • RAM- 8 GB is recommended for client workstation, the minimum is 4 GB.
  • For 1-5 users, 8GB RAM is required for the server.
  • For 10 users, 12GB RAM is required for the server.
  • For 15 users, 16GB RAM is required for the server.
  • For 20 users, 20+GB RAM is required for the server.
  • The disk space should be 2.5 GB.
  • Double size of the largest backup file is needed.
  • If any additional software is provided then there will be 60 MB storage in QB CD for Microsoft .NET 4.6 runtime.
  • Adobe Reader 11.0 or higher is required for printing forms this is a free download Adobe Reader.
  • A laser or inkjet printer is required for printing forms, and do not support dot-matrix printers.
  • intel core i5 processor is also needed.
V) Internet Connection & Screen Resolution
  • You need a high-speed internet connection of 3MBps or higher for QuickBooks Online.
  • 1280x 1024 screen resolution is perfect for this.

2) For MAC Version

If you are a MAC user, and using QuickBooks Online for Mac then, go for the list, and check what to arrange.

I) Supported Operating System
  • The supported operating system for MAC are Linux, and OS X “Panther” 10.13 or newer.
  • The MAC version for QuickBooks Online doesn’t support Linux operating systems including Ubuntu or Fedora.
II) Supported Database Server

QuickBooks multi-user server

III) Supported Web Browser

The Apple Safari 11 or the later is supported web browser for the QBO .

IV) Requirements of Hardware
  • Processor- 2.4 GHz Minimum
  • RAM- 8 GB is recommended for client workstation, the minimum is 4 GB.
  • For 1-5 users, 8GB RAM is required for the server.
  • For 10 users, 12GB RAM is required for the server.
  • For 15 users, 16GB RAM is required for the server.
  • For 20 users, 20+GB RAM is required for the server.
  • The disk space should be 2.5 GB.
  • Double size of the largest backup file is needed.
V) Internet Connection & Screen Resolution
  • 3MBps or higher internet speed is necessary for QuickBooks Online.
  • 1280x 1024 screen resolution is perfect for this.

System Requirements for QBO in Tablet or Mobile

As everyone knows, QuickBooks Online can access on any device from anywhere. It means a user can access QBO on mobile or tablet. Here you go for the list of system requirements.

1) iPhone/iPad

  • iOS 11.1 or newer.
  • Safari browser with private mode off to allow cookies that are required for QuickBooks Online.
  • Another browser like Google Chrome, Atomic and Dolphin are not supported on iOS but may work.

2) Android Smartphones or Tablets

  • Nougat 7.1.1 or newer.
  • Google Chrome Browser
  • Other browsers like Firefox, Opera Mini, and Dolphin are not supported but may work.
Surface/Windows 8
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Windows Phone 8 is not supported and will not work.

Final Words

We hope, you have arranged all the systems needed for QuickBooks Online, and now you are running QuickBooks Online on your web without facing any problem. Still, if there is any problem to arrange any requirements, or need any help for more additional information then you can connect with our Intuit Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor for your best satisfactory response.

What are the system requirements for QuickBooks Online