Applicable approaches to rectify QuickBooks error 103

Applicable approaches to rectify QuickBooks error 103
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QuickBooks is an accounting software marketed by Intuit for businesses, accountants, entrepreneurs, etc., to help them in financial management. The software is available in various versions designed specifically for user needs. The trustworthy services offered by the software are a significant reason for it to be a preferred choice in its industry. But under unfortunate conditions, the software sometimes has to deal with internal errors that can severely affect the software. QuickBooks error 103 develops when your try to access your bank account in the software. If you encountered a similar error on your PC, go through this blog till the end to learn about the reasons for this error and the methods to fix it.

Banking issues can be complex; dial 1-855-856-0042 to let a QB support team simplify the troubleshooting.

About the issue

This is a bank-related error that influences the software while setting up a connection to the bank servers. When you try to run any task related to your bank and the software fails to access data due to connection issues, you’ll see error codes on the screen. Your data is entirely safe, and this error sometimes develops due to incorrect settings in your QuickBooks that might be blocking the software from establishing a connection with the internet.

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The below-mentioned reasons may be responsible for this error to occur-

  • The user credentials you used to sign in to your account are incorrect, because of which the software developed this error.
  • It is also possible that the misconfigured browser settings are causing an issue while connecting to the internet.
  • QuickBooks connection to the internet is getting blocked by the Windows Firewall on your computer.


Some of the practical methods you can use to tackle this error are listed below-

Solution 1- Ensure the credentials you used to sign in are correct and enter them into QuickBooks

You are most likely to bump into this error due to an incorrect ID or password you entered to access your bank account. Verify that you are using the correct sign-in info, and then add the information to the bank account in QuickBooks. You can use the steps given below-

  1. Go to your bank’s official website using a web browser.
  2. Try to open your bank account by entering the same user info that you used previously in QuickBooks.
  3. If any issue occurs, follow the onscreen instructions the bank provides to reset your password.
  4. Open QuickBooks after you have the correct password and click on
  5. Click on the bank account you need to update and tap Edit.
  6. Select Edit Sign-in infoand ensure the fields for filling up the info are blank.
  7. Enter the ID and password accurately.
  8. Click on Save and connect.
  9. Try to re-access your bank account in QuickBooks.

The issue will be fixed, and you can now access your bank data.


We mentioned the details of QuickBooks error 103 in this blog which troubles the user when accessing their bank account. The causes of this error in the software are mentioned in the blog, along with some easy methods to counter it. We expect the error to be fixed in QuickBooks after using the methods present in the blog.

If you encounter any further issues, feel free to contact a QB ProAdvisor support team at 1-855-856-0042.

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