How to Connect HP Printer to Mac?

HP printer is frequently coming forward with amazing features to meet the needs and demands of users. With the advancement in technology, HP is coming up with multiple techie options in every new release. Because of so many features, sometimes, users may get confused and technical problems may arise while working on the printer. Mac users often search for the answer to the question, how to connect HP printer to Mac and How to reset HP printer

steps to connect HP Printer to MAC

Some of the few outstanding features in the most recent release of HP printers are mobile printing, direct Wi-Fi, wireless connection, and many more. To enjoy these features, you first need to connect HP Printer to Mac properly.

Thus here we are with some simple steps to configure your wired and wireless printer.

About Mac

Your MacBook comes with two USB slots that allow you to connect any device that uses USB, such as the HP printer. This means that you can connect any HP printer to MacBook and print off anything you may need for business, no matter where you are. You may be able to connect to the HP printer simply by plugging the USB cable into your MacBook. You can also add it manually if the connection isn't created automatically.


Five minutes guide to Connect an HP Printer to Mac with USB


Click the "Apple" icon, then select "Software Update." This will check for any HP printer updates that you may have missed. Visit to install the full feature printer driver. You just need to enter the HP model name to install the right HP smart software and drivers.  


Turn on your HP printer by pressing the "Power" button.


Connect your HP printer to your Apple computer with the USB cable. Make sure that the USB cable is not broken and is connected tightly to the system.


Click the "Apple" icon and select "System Preferences."


Click on "Print and Scan."


Click on the plus icon. You may have to type in your administrator name and password.


Choose the HP printer you want to add from the provided list. Click "Add" and your printer will be connected to your Mac.


How to Connect Hp Printer to Mac


How to Connect HP Printer to Mac without USB?

In order to connect HP Printer to Mac without USB, you need to install a Mac print driver by using the Apple software update. Here are the further steps to setup HP printer to Mac wireless:

  • First of all, download and install the HP Print Driver. Always install the best printer driver. Make sure that the latest Apple software updates are installed on your system.

  • Once the HP Print Driver is installed, it is the time to connect the HP printer to Mac.

  • Click on the Apple icon on your system and then click on ‘System Preferences’.

  • Click on ‘Printers & Scanners’.

  • To add your HP printer, click on the plus (+) sign. Again click on the plus sign (+) after adding your printer.

  • A new window will open. Click on the IP icon and then fill in the required admin details.

  • Confirm AirPrint in the Use menu.

  • Click on the Add button to add your printer to MacBook.


Point to be remembered while doing the installation of the software:

  • Firewall software is default one and block threats in most of Mac computers. 

  • In order to ensure installation, disable the firewall for a while.

  • Now go to Apple Menu>System Preferences>Security & Privacy. 

  • Select the firewall and turn it off under Security and Privacy tab.

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