How to add a printer to your Chromebook in 5 simple steps

It's easy to add a printer to your Chromebook to print images or documents.

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It’s easy to add a printer to your Chromebook to print images or documents.
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Chromebook owners can easily add a printer without the use of a cable (though you can physically connect them if you wish).

Here’s everything you need to know about adding a printer to your Chromebook, so that you can quickly and easily print documents.

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How to add a printer to a Chromebook

Before you can add a printer, make sure that you’ve logged into your Chromebook and are connected to Wi-Fi.

Once that’s done, here’s how to add a printer to your Chromebook wirelessly:

1. Go into your settings by clicking into the time section at the bottom-right corner of the screen and selecting the gear icon.

2. Scroll to the bottom and click “Advanced.”

Click on Advanced at the bottom of the Settings tab.

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Click on Advanced at the bottom of the Settings tab.
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3. Under the “Printing” section, select “Printers.”

Click on the Printers option.

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Click on the Printers option.
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4. Click on “Add Printer.”

Add a printer or select from one already listed.

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Add a printer or select from one already listed.
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5. If you see your printer in the pop-up, select it and add it; otherwise you may need to search for it by clicking “Add Nearby Printers.” You can also add it manually by following the on-screen prompts and your printer’s directions.Enter your printer's information or add a nearby printer with Wi-Fi.

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Enter your printer’s information or add a nearby printer with Wi-Fi.
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Once set up, you should be able to easily print in the future without much setup – except perhaps selecting the correct printer, if you have multiple printers.

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