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If your printer connects by a wire, plug it into your device. It'll connect automatically, your PC will download the right drivers, and you can use it right away. To connect a wireless printer, follow these steps:

  1. Select Start  > Settings > Bluetooth & devices Printers & scanners .

    Open Printers & scanners settings

  2. Next to Add a printer or scanner, select Add device.

    Where to find Add Device when setting up a printer in Windows 11 Settings.

  3. Wait for it to find nearby printers, then locate the one you want to use, and select Add device. If you want to remove the printer later, select it, and then select Remove.

  4. If you don't see your printer, try to fix the problem by using the steps in Fix printer connection and printing problems in Windows.

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If your printer connects by a wire, plug it into your device. It'll connect automatically, your PC will download the right drivers, and you can use it right away. To connect a wireless printer, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Start  button, then select Settings Devices Printers & scanners > Add a printer or scanner.

    Open Printers & scanners settings

  2. Wait for it to find nearby printers, then choose the one you want to use, and select Add device. If you want to remove the printer later, just highlight it and select Remove.

  3. If you don't see your printer, try to fix the problem by using the steps in Fix printer connection and printing problems in Windows.

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