How to Connect HP Printer to Mac?

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Methods: Connect HP Printer to Mac

To perform various printer functions from your Mac computer, you have to connect your HP printer to it. You can make use of one of these methods to connect HP printer to Mac.

Connect HP printer to Mac

Method 1

Connect your HP printer to Mac using the USB connection

Step 1

  • First, set up your HP printer.
  • Make sure the HP printer is turned on.

Step 2

  • Take a USB cable and connect an end to the printer’s rear port.
  • Plug the USB cable’s other end to your Mac computer’s USB port.

Step 3

  • Launch any browser on your Mac.
  • Access the official HP website.
  • Download the HP Easy Smart application.

Step 4

  • Open the downloaded file.
  • Click HP Easy Start.
  • If a dialog box appears on the screen, click the Open button.

Step 5

  • To read the HP software EULA, click the End User License Agreement link.
  • Select the checkbox next to the I have read and agree to the End User License Agreement and Privacy Statement option.
  • Click the Continue button.

Step 6

In the Prepare printer for setup window, select the Continue option.

Step 7

  • Select your HP printer and click Continue in the Connect window.
  • Note: If your printer is not shown on the screen, make sure the USB cable is firmly connected. 

Step 8

Select the Continue with USB connection radio button and click Continue.

Step 9

  • Follow the instructions until you see the Install screen.
  • Select Essential Software -> HP Easy Smart.
  • Click Install.

Step 10

  • If prompted, enter your Mac admin password and click OK.
  • Once done with the installation, click Continue -> Continue - > Finish.

Method 2

Connect HP printer to Mac over a Wireless Connection

Step 1

  • Turn on the HP printer.
  • Download the HP Easy Smart application from the manufacturer website.

Step 2

  • On your Mac computer, click the downloaded file to begin the installation.
  • Read the terms and conditions for using the HP software.
  • To accept the EULA, select I have read and agree to the End User License Agreement and Privacy Statement. Click Continue.

Step 3

When the Prepare printer for setup window opens, enable Wi-Fi from the HP printer’s control panel.

Step 4

  • Choose your HP printer.
  • Continue with the on-screen prompts until you see the Congratulations! Setup is complete message on the screen.

Step 5

Click Finish to close the installation wizard.

Now you have seen how to Connect HP printer to Mac using both wireless & USB methods.