How to Add Printer to Mac
Step 1. Go on the menu bar, then click on the Apple Icon. Select “ System Preferences”
Step 2. In the “ System Preferences” click on the: Printers & Scanners”
Step 3. In printers & Scanners folder all the connected printers will be seen on the left-hand side.
Step 4. To add a printer to Apple Mac click on the “+” on the left-hand side.
Step 5. A new “Add” window will pop-up. There will be three options to add the Printer( Default, IP, Windows)
Step 6. In the default tab, there will be the printers which MAC can search in the nearby network. Click on the name of the printer from the list. The “Name” and “Use” will auto-fill. “Use” indicates which type of driver is needed for the printer to connect to mac.
Step 7. If the “Use” section does not auto-fill this means the selected printer is not compatible with the Apple Mac. Finally, Click on “Add”.
Step 8. Adding the printer through the IP address is mostly in the office environment. Click on the “IP” tab from the given tabs
Step 9. Fill in the Address and Queue. Select the type of protocol from the drop-down menu. The office will provide information about Address, Protocol and Queue.Also fill in the Name, Location and Use. Finally, Click Add
Step 10. For adding the printer to MAC through Windows machine which is shared on the nearby network, click on the windows tab. If there are any printers on your network, it will automatically list down on the left-hand side.
Step 11. Fill the Name, Location and Use and click on “Add”. The printer will add on the MAC.
Step 12. The printer can also be added to MAC through USB. Simply connect the printer to the USB port of MAC. if the driver is not installed on the Mac, then a window will pop-up. Install the driver and the printer is ready to go.