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What is a Printer Firmware Update ?

firmware software

A firmware update is software for printer related to your printer’s functionality. Printer manufacturers release firmware updates periodically, approximately every few months. Whether you choose to software download a firmware is up to you.

Firmware software can be manually downloaded from your printer’s display screen or if you turn on the automatic hp updates setting. on your printer, hp updates will regularly download onto your printer when they’re available.

Some firmware software may affect the use of low-cost compatible cartridges. Most don’t – but the updates that do block compatible cartridges are unpredictable and can instantly stop your printer service from working.



If you double-click the installation file and nothing happens, follow these steps:

  • Select Start , then select Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners . Open Printers & scanners
  • Scroll down to Related Settings and select Print server properties.
  • Select the Drivers tab, and see if your printer is listed. If it is, you’re all set.”
  • If you don’t see your printer listed, select Add, and in the Welcome to the Add Printer Driver Wizard, select Next.
  • Select your device’s architecture, and then select Next.
  • On the left, select your printer manufacturer, and on the right, select your printer driver.
  • Select Next, select Finish, and follow the instructions to add your driver.
  • Follow the instructions in the section above to remove and reinstall the printer.


Update the printer firmware through the HP Smart app

Use the HP Smart app to check for and install firmware updates:

  • Open the HP Smart app, and then create an account or sign in. If you do not have HP Smart, download it from
    HP printer
  • If you are setting up HP Smart for the first time, you must create or sign in to an HP account to access all printer functions.
  • On the app home screen, select your printer name or image.
  • Under Advanced, select Advanced Settings or Printer Home Page (EWS).
  • Select Tools or Web Services.
  • Click Printer Updates or Product Update, and then click Check Now. Any updates automatically download and install onto your printer.


Update the firmware directly from the printer

When connected to the internet, many HP printers support updating the firmware directly from the printer control panel.

  • Make sure the printer is connected to a Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection. (NOTE: USB connections will not work.)
  • On the control panel, open the Setup, Service, or Settings menu.
  • Select Preferences, Printer Maintenance, or Tools.
  • Select Web Services, Printer Update, or LaserJet Update
  • If prompted, follow the instructions to turn on Web Services.
  • Select Check for Updates or a similar option




Download printer firmware from the HP website (Windows)

Go to the HP website on your Windows computer to check for and install the latest printer firmware update.

When connected to the internet, many HP printers support updating the firmware directly from the printer control panel.

  • Make sure the printer is on and connected to your computer.
  • Go to HP Software and Driver Downloads, and then enter your printer model
  • Select Firmware from the list of drivers, click Download next to the update, and then follow the instructions. NOTE: If you do not see a firmware option, there are no updates for your printer.
  • On the HP Printer Update screen, check the status of your printer.If your network printer does not display, use a USB cable to temporarily connect your printer to the computer. Wait 20 seconds, and then click Refresh
  • If the status is Ready, select the check box next to the serial number, and then click Update.


firmware driver download for hp (Mac)

Go to the HP website on your Mac to check driver download for hp printer and install the latest printer firmware update.

  • Make sure the printer is on and connected to your computer.
  • Go to HP Software and Driver Downloads, and then enter your printer model
  • Select Firmware from the list of drivers, click Download next to the update, and then follow the instructions. NOTE: If you do not see a firmware option, there are no firmware updates for your printer.
  • On the HP Printer Update screen, check the status of your printer.If your network printer does not display, use a USB cable to temporarily connect your printer to the computer. Wait 20 seconds, and then click Refresh
  • If the status is Ready, select the check box next to the serial number, and then click Update.


Download printer firmware from the HP website (Mac)

Go to the HP website on your Mac to check for and install the latest printer firmware update.

  • Make sure the printer is on and connected to your computer.
  • Go to HP Software and Driver Downloads, and then enter your printer model.
  • Select Firmware from the list of drivers, click Download next to the update, and then follow the instructions. NOTE: If you do not see a firmware option, there are no firmware updates for your printer.
  • In the HP Firmware Updater screen, select the name of your printer, and then click Continue.
  • On the Update Information step, review the results.

  • If the option to re-flash your device displays, click Continue to update the firmware.

    CAUTION: Do not turn off the printer during a firmware update. This can permanently damage your printer. If there are no device upgrades available, your printer service firmware is up to date.