How to Connect a Printer to Your MacBook Pro

Mar 16, 2018
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Sometime or other, you might have to print official documents - or those all-important holiday photos. Whatever your needs, adding a printer to your Mac is important.
Adding any printer, be it wired or wireless, is not very difficult. These simple steps will guide you through the process.

1.) Open Printers and Scanners

Click on the 'Apple' logo and select 'System Preferences'. From there, choose the 'Printers and Scanners' tab. The Printers and Scanners dialog box will open.


2.) Add Printer or Scanner tab

In the Printers and Scanners dialog box, you will see the printers that have already been added to your device. To add a new printer, click on the ‘+’ sign on the bottom left of the dialog box.


3.) Choose the Add Printer Option[/b]

On choosing the 'Add printer' option, a dialog box will pop up.


4.) Select Printer Type

In the Add dialog box that has just popped up, you will notice there are three ways to add the printer: 'Default', 'IP', or 'Windows'. Make your choice depending on your printer.


5.) Select Printer and Use

You can now select your printer in the list shown. The name of the printer will be automatically filled. Then choose the printer’s use from the drop-down list under the Use tab. You can select your printer driver if you have it, or you can simply click on 'Auto Select'. Your computer will download the drivers the next time you boot it up.


6.) Add the Printer

Click on the 'Add' tab. Your printer will then be added to your MacBook Pro.


You are all set to print.
 
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