How To Add Printer To Macbook Air

How To Add Printer To Macbook Air

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Add Printer To Macbook Air

MacBook Air is a laptop developed and manufactured by Apple Inc. You can add a printer to MacBook Air laptop using the below-mentioned how to add printer to Macbook air methods

STEP: 1

  • Before adding the printer, make sure you completed the basic printer settings and installed the product software on your MacBook Air laptop.
  • On your Mac laptop, click the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
  • Click the Software Update option and check if you have any updates for your macOS.
  • Update your macOS (if available) to access the latest versions of the software available on the Apple Store app.
  • Prepare your printer for connecting it to the MacBook Air laptop.
  • If you are going to add a USB printer, connect the printer to the MacBook Air laptop with the standard USB cable.
  • A new pop-up window will open on the main screen, saying that a printer is detected.
  • Run the driver setup and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the driver installation and proceed with how to add printer to Macbook air steps.
  • During the driver installation, you can add your printer as the default printing source for the MacBook Air laptop.

STEP: 2

  • Connect the printer to the Mac laptop first and ensure that the hardware connections are proper.
  • Install the printer driver on your laptop using the setup CD that comes along with the printer during the first time purchase.
  • Identify the printer’s IP address before adding it to the laptop.
  • It is available on the label located at the back-side of the printer.
  • Alternatively, you can identify it from the manual that comes with the product.
  • Now, click the Apple menu available at the top-left corner of the screen.
  • Select the System Preferences option from the drop-down list.
  • In the System Preferences window, click the Printers & Scanners icon.
  • In the new pop-up window, click the Add icon at the bottom-left of the screen.
  • If your printer is added previously to the MacBook Air laptop, the printer name will be displayed on the left-side panel.
  • Click on the IP tab and enter the printer’s IP address in the Address field.
  • If you enter a valid IP address, the “Valid and complete hostname or address” message will appear under the Address field.
  • Select your required settings and click the Add button at the bottom-right of the screen.
  • Now, your printer will be added successfully to the MacBook Air laptop.

STEP: 3

  • If you are connecting a network printer with your MacBook Air laptop, connect the laptop to the Wi-Fi router or access point first.
  • Use either the WPS push button method or Wireless Setup Wizard method to connect your network printer to the same access point while following how to add printer to Macbook air guide.
  • Make sure to complete the driver installation for the network printer before adding the printer to the MacBook Air laptop.
  • Ensure that the printer setup and the MacBook Air laptop are connected to the same wireless network.
  • Check if you have updated the macOS to its latest version.
  • Click the Apple menu --> System Preferences --> Printers & Scanners.
  • Choose your printer from the left-side panel of the window.
  • Click the Add icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • If you are prompted to update or download new software, click the Download button and install it.

STEP: 4

  • This method is applicable if you have not added your printer during the driver installation.
  • Connect your printer and the laptop using the standard USB cable and click the Apple menu from the main screen.
  • Select the System Preferences option from the drop-down list.
  • In the System Preferences window, select the Printers & Scanners icon.
  • Click the Add icon in the new pop-up window and select the Add Printer or Scanner option.
  • Wait until the new dialogue box appears.
  • If your printer supports AirPrint, click the Use pop-up menu and select Airprint.
  • Else, select the Other option and choose your file to add the printer using above how to add printer to Macbook air steps.