How to Upload a Dell Printer to my Mac Computer

by Ann Mapleridge

Macintosh computers have a variety of different computer accessories that are designed specifically to work with the Apple operating system. When it comes to printers, you don't have to have a printer made specifically for a Mac in order to use it with your computer. A Dell printer can be easily connected and used along with your Mac. The setup process for the printer is fairly simple, and should only take a few minutes to complete.

Connect your Dell printer to your Mac computer. The printer will have a USB cable coming out of the back of it (or included in the box). Connect that cable to an available USB port on your computer.

Open a document, picture, or Web page that could potentially be printed on your Mac and then select "File" from the top menu bar, followed by "Print." This will open a printer dialogue box.

Check to see if your printer automatically shows up in the drop-down menu on the screen marked "Printer." If so, then your printer does not need to be installed further, and you are ready to print. If not, select "Add a Printer" from the drop-down menu.

Select your printer from the additional pop-up window that appears and click "Add." If you do not see your printer in the list, insert the CD that came included with your printer, install the software, then check to make sure your printer shows up in the drop-down menu.

Attempt to print another page. This time your Dell printer should be in the top drop-down "Printer" menu.


  • check If your computer does not recognize your printer after installing the included software, check and make sure the printer cable is securely connected to your computer.

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