How to Connect an HP Printer to My Mac

By K.C. Winslow

HP is the leading provider of peripheral devices for Macintosh computers, according to a product guide published by HP. The guide includes over 180 Mac-compatible printers. The Macintosh OS X operating system includes drivers for many HP printers. Before you attempt to connect your HP printer to your Mac, ensure that you have the most updated printer drivers for your version of OS X (see “Resources”).

Step 1

Connect the HP printer to your Mac using the included USB cable. Plug the printer into the wall outlet and turn it on.

Step 2

Go to the “File” menu of any application and select “Print.”

Step 3

Select “Add Printer” from the “Printer” drop-down menu.

Step 4

Click on the HP printer in the list of printers. Press the “Add” button to add the printer to your list of available printers.

Tips & Warnings

  • If your printer does not appear in the list, you may need to visit the HP website to look for updated drivers.