How to Add a Printer to a Mac

Click the Apple icon in the top-left corner your screen.Go to System Preferences.

Go to System Preferences.

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Click on Printers and Scanners. On older Mac models, this will appear as Print & Scan under Hardware.

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Click the + sign below the list of printers. For older Mac models, you might have to click Add Printer or Scanner after you click on the + sign. You might also see printers detected by your Mac under Nearby Printers in the Add Printer or Scanner sub-menu.

Note: If you cannot click on the + sign, you might have to click the Lock icon at the bottom of the window. Type on your password to make changes in the Print & Scan menu.

Select the printer you would like to add. In the Default tab, your Mac displays a list of discoverable printers on the network.

Choose the printer’s software or driver in the Use field.

Finally, click Add. The new printer will be added to the list of printers. You will be able to see this on the left-hand side of the Print & Scan window