How to Set Up HP Printers to Enable Bluetooth

By Ruri Ranbe

With a Bluetooth-enabled printer, your employees can print not just from computers in the office, but also from tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices. Add Bluetooth capabilities to some models of HP printer; certain products include a universal serial bus port to which you enable Bluetooth connectivity via a dongle or adapter. After inserting the dongle, configure the Bluetooth settings on the computer to which the HP printer is connected and installed.

Locate the USB Standard-A socket on the HP printer.

Remove the cap from the Bluetooth adapter, if applicable, and then insert the dongle into the socket.

Click "Start | All Programs | HP | Toolbox" and then select the "Configure Bluetooth Settings" tab.

Select "Make Device Visible to Other Bluetooth Devices" from the Visibility options.

Click "Apply" to allow Bluetooth-enabled devices within range to send print jobs to the printer.


To secure the printer, select "High" from under Security Level and then click "Change Passkey." Create a six-digit password to enter when attempting to access the HP printer and then click "OK."

Configuration steps may vary depending on the make and model of your printer.