For accessing your printer from your Mac, you need to add it to your Mac using Printers and Scanners preferences. Usually, when you add a printer that supports AirPrint, you do not need to install the software which came along with your printer, and you do not need to download any driver software from the manufacturer’s website. Now, lets see how to install printer on Mac in detail.


When you add your USB printer to your Mac, all you need is to update your printer’s software on your Mac.

Printer Software Update
Printer To Mac Using USB Cable


  • When you add your printer to your Mac, you need to update your printer’s software on your Mac.
  • For updating the software, click the Apple menu, followed by System Preferences. Then click Software Update.
  • The available update will be listed under Software Update. Ensure to install the update.
Installing Wi-Fi Printer To Mac
Install Printer On Mac Using IP Address


Install Printer On Mac
  • Why is my wireless printer not printing?

    First, try restarting your computer, printer and wireless router. To check if your printer is connected to your network: Print a Wireless Network Test report from the printer control panel. On many printers pressing the Wireless button allows direct access to printing this report.

  • Why is my printer showing error?

    The other most probable reason for the printing error is the connection between your computer and the printer. If you are sure that the transmission cable is working okay (tested the printer on another computer), then the problem might be the drivers. This can be the printer drivers or the USB port drivers.

  • Why do my 3d prints keep failing?

    Another common fail is over extrusion. Over extrusion happens when your 3D printer pushes out too much plastic too fast, causing a jam in the end of the nozzle. ... Make sure YOURu layer height is less than your nozzle diameter. Increase your cooling fan's power (this will cool the plastic and cause it to slow down)

  • What is the WPS button?

    WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. It is a wireless network security standard that tries to make connections between a router and wireless devices faster and easier. WPS works only for wireless networks that use a password that is encrypted with the WPA Personal or WPA2 Personal security protocols.

  • How do I reset my printer?

    To restore your HP printer to factory-default settings, follow these steps. Turn the product off. Disconnect the power cable from the product for 30 seconds and then reconnect. Turn the product on while you press and hold the Resume button for 10-20 seconds. The Attention light turns on. Release the Resume button.