Each time you start the program, MAXQDA will check the MAXQDA website to see if an updated version is available. If an update is available, it is recommended that you download it in order to benefit from interesting new features and enhancements.
Under Preferences, that you can open from the settings icon in the top right corner of the MAXQDA window, you have the options to decide if MAXQDA should Search for updates automatically or not.
If you have opted to skip an update, you can later request it manually: Click on the question mark in the top right of the MAXQDA main window and select the option Search for Updates.
- You need admin rights to install the update on your computer.
- If you are using a MAXQDA network license, it may be possible that your network admin has deactivated the automatic search for updates. In this case MAXQDA will not check for an update each time you start the program and you will also not find the option in the help menu.