Setup HP Printer on Mac – Install HP Wireless Printer To iOS

If you are switched from using a Windows computer to Mac by using printers and Scanners is quite similar to use the Control panel in windows. To setup HP printer on Mac (iOS) printer you must first add it to your list of printers using printers and scanners.

It has been seen that in most of the cases when you add a printer, macOS uses Airprint to connect to the printer or downloads the printer’s software. So, try not to install the software that came with the printer or from the manufacturer’s website. Just follow the given instructions and macOS prompts you to download the latest software if it is needed.

How to Setup HP Printer on Mac via USB?

For most USB printers all you have to do is to update your software and then connect your printer to your Mac. Here the macOS will automatically detect the printer and downloads any necessary software and for the other printers, you might need to complete few steps to Setup HP Printer on Mac

1: On your Mac, first you need to update your Software.

2: Now, choose Apple menu>System Preferences and then click Software update and start installing any software updates that are listed.

click Software update

3: Even if no software updates appear then this ensures that macOS gets the latest information about your printer software and can download it from Apple. However, if you don’t do this then you may see a message that software is not available whenever you connect the printer.

4: Prepare your printer:  Try to follow all the instructions that come along with your printer and install ink or toner and then add paper. Now, turn on the printer and make sure that is not displaying any errors.

5: Connect your printer: Connect the USB cable to your Mac and if you see a message prompting you to download new software then make sure to download it and then install it.

Step 1 – Prepare for the Printer Setup:

1: First, you need to plug in the printer’s power cable and make sure that it is turned on.

2: Now, connect the included cable from the printer to the computer.

connect printer to Setup HP Printer on Mac

3: On your computer device, you need to locate the printer settings.

4: Next, you can look for the option to add a printer and follow the instructions that appear.

5: Finally, you can try to print something.

Step 2 – Install drivers and setup the connection:

Here are some of the simple steps that you can use to install drivers and setting up the connection on your computer:

1: First, you need to click the Apple icon on your Mac and then click on System Preferences , then Printers & Scanners.

click on printers and scanners

 

2: Now, select and Add a printer.

click on plus button to Setup HP Printer on Mac

3: From the Add printer dialog box, you have to click to add a local printer and then select Add.

click on printer then add to Setup HP Printer on Mac

4: Next, you need to choose a printer port and here you can select from a drop-down of existing ports or you can use the recommended port settings that your computer device select for you and then click Next.

Default Printer Dropdown

5: Now, you can add your driver and from here you can either add the disc that came along from your printer or select the driver that you download from the manufacture’s website.

6: Now name your printer.

7: Click Finish.

8: Finally, run a print test.

How to Setup HP Wireless Printer to Mac?

Step 1 – Prepare for the installation:

1: First you need to unpack your printer.

2: Now, follow all the setup instructions to remove the packaging.

3: Next, you need to plug in the power cord and turn on the printer and then install print cartridges.

4: Allow the printer to go through its startup and include the printing alignment page.

5: Now, choose as per your choice of connection methods.

Step 2 – Connect Printer with Wireless Network:

Setting up the connection on your PC you need to follow the below- given steps:

1: First, you need to click the Apple icon on your Mac and then click on System Preferences.

System Preferences to Setup HP Printer on Mac

2: Then select Printers & Scanners.

click on printers and scanners

3: Now, click and  “+” sign to add printer.

click on plus button to Setup HP Printer on Mac

4: In the Add Printer , you need to click to add a network, or wireless, Bluetooth Printer.

click on printer then add to Setup HP Printer on Mac

Step 3 – Download and Install Printer Drivers:

1: First, you need to click the Apple icon on your Mac and then click on System Preferences.

click on printers and scanners

2: Now, click and  “+” sign to add printer.

click on plus button to Setup HP Printer on Mac

3: From the Add printer dialog box, you need to click use to open drop-down option and choose Select Software.

select software

4: Now choose software of your printer and click OK.

select software and click OK to Setup HP Printer on Mac

5: Now, choose a printer port and you can select from a drop-down of existing ports or use the recommended port setting that your computer selects for you.

Final words

If your printer is on and is connected properly to your router then the printer should appear in the list. And if the printers are not shown then you should try using the above troubleshooting steps for resolving this issue.

In this article, we have described all the steps that help you in fixing this error. You can try one of these solutions and see if it resolves your issue. However, if not then you can contact our experienced technicians and get hassle-free solutions and fix your problem as soon as possible. You can contact our experts via chat and they deliver you the best possible solutions that help in solving all your printer related problems.

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