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How To Add Brother Printer To Mac

Carry out any of the below methods to add your brother printer to your Mac computer.

Method 1: Without Brother printer drivers using a USB

Usually, it is recommended to add or connect your Brother printer to a Mac computer using the driver package for Brother printers. But this method will guide you through the steps to add your Brother printer to a Mac computer without the help of the Brother printer driver package. The steps are given below.

  • Connect the power cord to your Brother printer and turn it on.
  • You can connect your Brother printer to the computer using a Wired or Wireless connection. Adding your Brother printer using a USB cable will be the most straightforward method.
  • Connect your Brother printer to your Mac computer using a USB cable.
  • Now, click the Apple icon on the desktop of your Mac computer.
  • Select the System Preferences option.
  • In the System Preferences window, under the Hardware tab, select the Printers & Scanners icon. This will open the Printers & Scanners wizard.
  • In the Printers & Scanners wizard, there will be a list of already connected printers. To add your Brother printer, click the + icon at the bottom of the left pane.
  • When you click on the + button, it will list the printers connected now. From the list, select your Brother printer by its name. It will automatically add your Brother printer to your Mac computer.
  • In some versions of Mac, when you click the + icon, another window will open.
  • In that window, select the Default tab. Then, select your Brother printer’s name.
  • Choose the Add button at the bottom to add your Brother printer to your Mac computer.

Method 2: Using the Brother printer driver

Follow the below steps to add your Brother printer to your Mac computer.

  • First, set up your Brother printer and turn it on.
  • To install using the Brother printer driver, you have to download the full driver and software package for your Mac operating system. It can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s support page. Make sure you download the driver package for your Brother printer model.
  • From the default download folder on your Mac computer, open and run the driver and software package, and add your printer.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions. When the installation window prompts, you have to select the connection type for your Brother computer from the available options. It can be a USB connection, a Wired network connection, or a wireless connection.
  • Connect the Brother printer to your Mac computer when you are prompted to do so.
  • Follow the instructions as displayed on the screen to complete the setup.In the end, your Brother printer will be added to your Mac computer.