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HP printer setup (Apple AirPrint for Mac)

AirPrint is a built-in printing solution for Mac computers. You can print from most apps that have a print feature.

Note:

To access additional printer features such as scanning and HP printer tools, download and install HP Smart - Mac App Store (in English).

Add the printer in macOS with AirPrint

To set up an HP printer with AirPrint, add the printer to the print queue in System Preferences.

  1. Connect the printer to the same network that the Mac is connected to, or use a direct USB connection.

    • Wi-Fi connection for printers with a touchscreen control panel: Open the Setup, Network, or Wireless settings menu, select Wireless Setup Wizard, and then follow the instructions to select the network name and enter the password.

    • Wi-Fi connection for most printers without a touchscreen control panel: Press and hold the Wireless button for five seconds or until the wireless light starts to flash. Within two minutes, press and hold the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) button on the router until the connection process begins. The printer wireless light stops flashing when the connection completes.

    • Wi-Fi connection for HP Deskjet 6000 and 6400, ENVY 6000 and 6400, and Tango printers: Press and hold the Wi-Fi button and the Power button on the back of the printer for five seconds until the blue bar flashes. Within two minutes, press and hold the WPS button on the router until the connection process begins. The blue bar stops flashing when the connection completes.

    • Wired (Ethernet) network connection: Connect the network cable to the printer Ethernet port and to an available port on the router or access point. At the printer port, the green light should be steady and the orange activity light should blink.

    • USB connection: Connect the cable to the USB port on the rear of the printer and to an available port on the Mac.

  2. Open the Apple menu , click System Preferences, and then click Print & Scan or Printers & Scanners.

  3. Look for your printer in the Printers list.

    • If your printer is listed, remove the printer before you add it with AirPrint. Click the printer name, click the Minus sign , click Delete printer, and then click the Plus sign to open the Add window.

    • If your printer is not listed, click the Plus sign .

  4. In the Add window, select your printer.

  5. From the Use menu, select AirPrint or Secure AirPrint.

    If an AirPrint option is not listed in the menu, select Generic Postscript Printer (preferred) or Generic PCL Printer.

    Adding a printer to System Preferences using AirPrint
  6. Click Add to complete the setup.

Additional print driver options might be available at HP Software and Driver Downloads.

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