QuickBooks is accounting software which is developed by Intuit. QuickBooks provides you many features and you can also integrate payroll service within the software. Right now every QuickBooks user is trying to update their software to the latest edition which is 2019. Intuit has decided to discontinue 2016 QuickBooks versions after 31st May 2019 and with this, they are also introduced their upgraded versions in the market.  Many users are trying to update their QuickBooks 2016 version and getting an error code on their screen “QuickBooks Error 15221”. The Error Code 15221 appears when a user tries to update their software or download payroll updates. Sometimes a user didn’t face any issue in updating the software but sometimes due to the absence of components this error code appears.

QuickBooks Error 15221

If you see QuickBooks Error 15221 on your screen then you have two options either you can call QuickBooks Upgrade Support 2019 or you can read this full article for the steps to fix QuickBooks Error 15221 by your own.

Causes of QuickBooks Error 15221

  • Internet Explorer (IE) settings not configured properly
  • The Digital certificate is not verified with the QuickBooks
  • Antivirus or Malware attack on the QuickBooks
  • QuickBooks company files got damaged
  • Corruption in QuickBooks Data

Steps To Fix QuickBooks Error 15221

If you are trying to update your QuickBooks desktop or you are downloading the payroll updates and suddenly stuck in the process that means you are facing the QuickBooks Error 15221. And there is the one possible reason out of the five reasons mentioned above that is causing QuickBooks Error 15221 to appear. There are three ways to fix this problem. We advised you to follow them carefully:

Solution 01: Perform A Clean Install

Intuit always suggests that every user must purchase the software from the official website and you should follow the proper steps to install the QuickBooks software. But if you are facing QuickBooks Error 15221 then the first step you should do is to uninstall the QuickBooks software. Rename the files that are left in the system and finally, you have to install the QuickBooks Software properly.

Solution 02: Manage The Internet Explorer Settings

  • Run Internet Explorer and go to the settings options
  • Select security and choose Trusted Sites
  • Now type the following sites in the black field
    • quickbooks.com
    • intuit.com
  • Take the exit from the window
  • Select Apply and click on “OK

Solution 03: Update Microsoft Security Certificate

Your Digital certificate should be verified by QuickBooks to make sure that the files you are downloading are 100% safe and from the genuine source. You will face any type of update error like QuickBooks Error 15221, if your Microsoft Security Certificate is expired or outdated. So we highly recommend every user to update your Security Certificate and then try to download the update.

Get Instant QuickBooks Support

Instant Support For QuickBooks

If you have executed the above steps properly then your QuickBooks is now free from the QuickBooks Error Code 15221 but any small ignorance in this process leads to the Data loss. So to avoid any data loss or components you must take help from the QuickBooks support team. This team consists of experienced technicians who are working 24×7 to give assistance to the users who are facing critical errors in their QuickBooks software. If you want to speak to them then you can call QuickBooks Payroll Support Number 1888-567-1159 and enjoy the best technical support services for your QuickBooks in the United States right now.

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