How to add a printer on mac?

It is important to learn the basics to add a printer on Mac. Remember, if the HP printer is unable to get connected to Mac then the Printer is switched off or there is an issue with the USB cable connection. In order to establish a connection between HP printer and a Mac, there are specific steps to be followed. In this article, you will get to learn the steps to add a printer on Mac. However, we recommend you grab the technical support assistance by dialing the HP number available on the website.

 Add a printer on Mac

Remember the HP wireless printers have Mac support for getting Mac support for the older models of HP printers. The current or recent versions of HP printers work fine with the Mac operating system. If you have an HP printer and you wish to add a wifi printer on mac then you have to download the drivers from the HP website. Once you have downloaded the printer driver on your Mac the printer will start to print the documents.

What are the steps to add a printer on Mac without error?

In this section, you will learn the basic steps through which you can connect or add a wifi printer on mac without any interruptions. So, go through each step mentioned below and create a connection between both the devices:

  1. Tap on the “Apple” icon and select the option labeled as “Software update”.
  2. After this tap o the “Power” option to turn on the HP printer.
  3. Now, use the USB cable to connect the HP printer to Mac.
  4. Tap on the “Apple” icon and select the option labeled as “System preference”.
  5. Followed by this, tap on the “Print and scan” option.
  6. Now, tap on the “+” icon and provide the admin name and password.
  7. Select the HP printer from the list of the printers you wish to add.
  8. Tap on the “Add” option and then your HP printer will get connected to the Mac device.

 Some of the alternative steps to add a printer on Mac

It is important to understand that the Apple AirPrint is a build-in printing solution that is available for iOS and Mac OS that provides the high-end quality of printing without downloading or installing the drivers. Remember, before you use the Air print it is important to connect the printer to your Mac computer and the network should be connected too. If you are getting an error saying “AirPrint not working” then you need to fix this error first. In this section, you will get to know the instructions to connect the devices with each other.

  1. Just turn on your printer and then connect it to the network or the Mac device
  2. Open the document that you wish to print and tap on the “File” tab.
  3. After this, tap on the “Print” button.

How to add an AirPrint printer to Mac if the printer is not listed?

  1. Tap on the “Apple” menu and go to the “System Preferences” section.
  2. Followed by this, you have to tap on the “Print & Scan” option.
  3. See the section labeled as “Printers list” that displays the Printer and performing the tasks.
  4. Tap on the “AirPrint” and check on the “Secure AirPrint” in the “Use or print using” menu.
  5. After this, tap on the “Add” tab to proceed further.
  6. Now, open the document that you wish to print.
  7. Tap on the “File” option and tap on the “Print” button.

In a conclusive viewpoint: 

You can easily connect both the devices by following the steps and guidelines given in this article. However, there can be issues that take place while you follow these guidelines. In such conditions, you need to get assistance from HP Printer Assistant or dial HP support number available on the website. Remember, your call will be entertained by the professional team of experts who are tech geeks and you can rely on them. They will provide all the possible solutions to resolve or fix the errors.

Frequently answered questions –

Why can’t I add my printer to my mac?

There can be many reasons why you are not able to add a printer. Just reset the printer system to resolve the issues if you receive a Printer offline or Not responding error message. After this tap on the “Apple” menu and tap on the “System Preferences” and right tap anywhere inside the Printers window and tap on the Reset printing system.

How to add a network printer on a mac?

Tap on the “Apple” symbol on the top left corner and tap on the “System preferences” option. After this, tap on the “Printers & Scanners” icon. Just tap on the “+” sign to add the printer and you will see a new window on-screen. After this, add the printer to your computer and this will appear in the Printers list once it is configured.

How do I get my mac to recognize my printer?

Just turn on the wireless printer and tap on the “Apple” menu. After this, tap on the “Software update” option. Now, tap on the “Apple” menu and tap on the “System preferences”. Just tap on the “Print & Scan” option from the hardware section. Tap on the “+” button and select the printer from the “Printers” list or tap on the “Add Printer or scanner” from the list. You have to tap on the “Default” tab and select the printer. Just tap on the “IP” tab and follow the instructions and tap on the “Add” button.

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