How To Change Your Printer’s Status to Online in Mac and Laptop

Sometimes, things are not as simple as you want them to be. When you finish adding your printer from your USB or even from the network that you have set up on your personal computer, you can begin to send documents from your device to the printer for printing. There are times here when you realize your printer is showing you an error. This error can have something to do with the fact that it is “offline”. This status can and will prevent you from carrying out future tasks. In order to remove this discrepancy, you will need to take some corrective action, and this is why we are here. We will help you, for both a normal laptop as well as a Mac.

How To Change Your Printer’s Status to Online in Mac

If you are using a Mac laptop, this is how to go about it. First, you need to open the System Preference setting. You will find this icon in the Dock. Once this window opens, you should go to the Print and Fax option. Click here. A window will open up now and here, you will be able to select the printer that you want to switch to the left side. Select what printer it is you want to switch so you can move on to the next step. Once selected, click the Open Print Queue button. Click Resume Printer. This option will be visible on the top of the window. Clicking this option adjusts the state to online.

How To Change Your Printer’s Status to Online in Windows

The process is a little different on a Windows platform laptop. Click the Start icon and follow that up by the Printers and Faxes button. This will lead you to a new window where you will be presented with a list of printers that are set up at that very moment. Double click on the one that you want to continue to work with. Double clicking on a printer will bring up a pop-up screen providing you with all the details of a job that is queued by your printer. Go to the printer menu that will be on the top of the window and un-check the option that says “Use Printer Offline”. Checking this option will change the status.

We hope that after reading this tutorial, you’ll be able to change the status of your printer to online.