How to fix printer driver automatically

To fix a printer driver automatically, you can use the built-in troubleshooting tools in your operating system, which will attempt to diagnose and resolve driver-related issues. Here's how to do it for Windows and macOS:


  1. Click on the "Start" button and select "Settings" (gear icon).
  2. Click on "Update & Security."
  3. Select "Troubleshoot" from the left pane.
  4. Click on "Additional troubleshooters."
  5. Locate "Printer" in the list of troubleshooters and click on it.
  6. Click on "Run the troubleshooter" and follow the on-screen prompts. The troubleshooter will attempt to identify and fix any printer driver issues.

If the troubleshooter doesn't resolve the issue, you can try updating the printer driver manually:

  1. Press "Win + X" on your keyboard and select "Device Manager."
  2. Locate and expand the "Printers" or "Print queues" category.
  3. Right-click on your printer and select "Update driver."
  4. Choose "Search automatically for updated driver software." Windows will search for and install the latest driver, if available.


macOS doesn't have a built-in printer troubleshooter like Windows, but it will automatically try to download and install the latest drivers when you add a new printer. To ensure you have the latest driver, you can remove and re-add the printer:

  1. Click on the Apple menu and choose "System Preferences."
  2. Click on "Printers & Scanners."
  3. Select your printer from the list on the left and click the "-" button to remove it.
  4. Click the "+" button and select your printer from the list.
  5. Click "Add" to install the printer. macOS will automatically download and install the appropriate drivers.

If you continue experiencing issues, you may need to visit the printer manufacturer's website to download and install the latest drivers manually. Make sure to choose the correct driver for your printer model and operating system.