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How to Add a Printer to Your Mac?

You must add a printer using Printers & Scanners options to your list of printers before you can use it to install a toner cartridge. (Using Printers & Scanners settings is analogous to using the Printing control panel in Windows if you went from a Windows PC to a Mac)

Most of the time, when you install a printer, macOS connects to it via AirPrint or downloads its software automatically (also called a printer driver). Follow the directions in one of the tasks below, and macOS will offer you to download the most recent software if it's required, rather than installing the software that was included with the printer or from the manufacturer's website. 

Wi-Fi

You may not need to set up the printer if your Mac and printer are already linked to the same Wi-Fi network. 

Select File > Print, click the Printer pop-up menu, select Nearby Printers or Printers & Scanners preferences, then select your printer to check. Your printer can be added if it isn't already there.

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Update your Mac's printer software: To find out if any updates are accessible for your printer model, contact the manufacturer of your printer.

You don't need to look for software upgrades if your printer supports AirPrint.

Get your printer ready: To unpack the printer, install ink or toner, and add paper, follow the instructions that came with it. Check to see if there are any issues with the printer after turning it on.

Set up your printer: To connect the printer to the network, follow the setup instructions that came with it.

If you have a Wi-Fi printer, you might need to use a USB cable to connect it to your Mac in order to configure Wi-Fi printing. Use the printer's setup assistant to connect it to your Wi-Fi network after you've connected it to your Mac and installed the Mac software that comes with it. The printer should remain connected even after you disconnect the wire from your Mac and printer.

To your list of available printers, add the printer: Select Printers & Scanners from the System Preferences menu under the Apple menu.

Click the Add button at the bottom of the list if your printer isn't listed on the left. Your local network's printers are listed in a dialogue box that appears. Your printer might not display for a few seconds. When your printer shows in the list, choose it, then click Add. Make careful to download and install fresh software if you notice a notification asking you to do so. 

Bluetooth

You can print wirelessly to a Bluetooth-enabled printer if your Mac already has Bluetooth installed or if you're using a USB Bluetooth adapter. 

Update the printer software on your Mac: To find out if there are any updates available for your printer model, contact the manufacturer.

You can avoid looking for software updates if you have an AirPrint printer. Apart from that, Samsung toners are best suitable for Bluetooth printers.

Get your printer ready: To unpack the printer, install ink or toner, and add paper, follow the instructions that came with it. Check to see if there are any issues with the printer after turning it on.

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Set up your printer: To make sure your printer is prepared to connect with Bluetooth, refer to the instructions that came with it.

On your list of printers, include your Bluetooth printer: Select Printers & Scanners from the System Preferences menu under the Apple menu. Click the Default button after clicking the Add button. 

Click Add and select the printer from the printers list. Enter the name of the printer you're looking for in the search area and hit return if it's not already there.

Make sure you have the most recent Bluetooth driver for the printer installed if it doesn't show up in the list. For the most recent driver, contact the manufacturer.

If you receive a warning asking you to download updated software after you connect your printer, make sure to do so.

USB 

The majority of USB printers only require a software update before you can connect them to your Mac. The printer is automatically identified by macOS, which also installs any required software. You might need to follow a few procedures to add some more printers. Update the printer software on your Mac: To find out if there are any updates available for your printer model, contact the manufacturer. 

Get your printer ready: To unpack the printer, install ink or toner, and add paper, follow the instructions that came with it. Check to see if there are any issues with the printer after turning it on. 

Set up your printer: Connect your Mac to the USB cord. If a notice appears asking you to download updated software, be sure to download the latest version and install it. 

This is how you can add various printers to your Mac and start using the printers effortlessly. Also, you can buy cheap printer ink online and use them with suitable printers.