How to Get Your Printer Online

In this tutorial we will guide you on how to get your printer online. This is a fairly easy process.

There may be times when your printer is connected, and it’s on, but for some reason when you check the printer status, in the devices and printers window, it appears offline and won’t print any documents.

To understand how to check if your printer is online follow the steps given below.


Step 1 – Select the “see what’s printing” option

To resolve this issue, right click on your printer and click on the “see what’s printing” option.

Choose the see what’s printing option

Step 2 – Alter the Printer tab options if needed

As a result, the printer status window will open up. Over here, move to the Printer tab and make sure that the Pause Printing option and the Use Printer Offline option both are unchecked.

Check the Printer tab options

Step 3 – Refresh the window

After that, close the printer status window and refresh the window. Now your printer is online and ready to use.

Close and refresh the window

Step 4 – Print documents

Now let’s hover the cursor over the printer icon, and there you can see that the printer is now online and ready for printing.

Now you can go ahead and print your documents. From this tutorial above you can learn how to get your printer online.

Check if printer is online