How to Add a Printer Manually to a Chrome Device

If your printer doesn’t show when you click “Add Printer,” you can also add your printer manually.

Important: You’ll need to know your printer’s IP address, protocol, and queue. To find them, check your printer’s display panel, manual, device specs, or help website.

  1. Click your account photo. Account photo
  2. Click Settings. Account settings
  3. At the bottom, click AdvancedAdvanced account settings
  4. In the “Printing” section, click PrintersPrinting settings
  5. Click Add PrinterAdd printer
  6. Optional: To quickly add a nearby printer, click Add Nearby Printers. If you see a list of printers but don’t see your printer, click Add Manually.
  7. Enter your printer information:
    • Name: Enter any name.
    • Address: Enter your printer’s IP address.
    • Protocol: For most printers, the supported connection protocol is IPP.
    • Queue: For most printers, the queue is ipp/print.
  8. Click AddAdd button
  9. In the box that appears, choose your printer manufacturer and model.
    • To find this info, look at the label on your printer.
    • If you don’t see your printer in the list, check your printer info for its “printer language” or “emulation.” Then choose the “Generic” option that looks similar.
    • If you have your printer driver, click Browse to upload it. The file must be 250 KB or smaller.
  10. Click AddAdd button
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