HP Printer Setup on Mobile [Detailed Guide]

In this article, we will provide you with a detailed guide on how to perform HP printer setup on mobile phone for android, iPhone, and iPad.

HP Color LaserJet Pro M454dn Printer, Double-Sided Printing & Built-in Ethernet (W1Y44A)

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How to Perform HP Printer Setup on Android – HP Printer Setup on Mobile

To set up your HP printer on Android to enable wireless printing, you need to get install the HP Print Service Plugin on your Android device. With this print driver, you can print on any HP printer that was released into the market after 2004 from your android device.

How to Install HP Print Service Plugin – HP Printer Setup on Mobile

To install HP Print Service Plugin for HP printer wireless setup on android, do these steps:

Step 1: Make sure that your android tablet or phone and HP printer are on the same wireless network.

Step 2: Install the HP Print Service Plugin on your android tablet or phone

If you already have the plugin, ensure that you update it.

Step 3: For Android Lollipop (5.0) and Android Marshmallow (6.0): Touch “Settings”, then run a search for “HP Print Service”. Click on “HP Print Service” to open it and then touch “On”. This action will activate the plugin.

For later Android versions from Android Nougat (7.0), the plugin is automatically turned on after you install it.

We recommend that you watch the video below.

How to Perform HP Printer Setup on iPhone and iPad – HP Printer Setup on Mobile

To perform the HP printer setup for iPhone and iPad, you need to use Apple AirPrint. This built-in driver enables you to directly print from your Apple iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

To use this driver, you need to set up your HP printer wireless network connection.

How to Set Up your HP Printer Wireless Network Connection – HP Printer Setup on Mobile

To set up your HP printer wireless network connection, you need to confirm that your iPhone or iPad and HP printer are on the same network. To do this, do the following steps:

Step 1: Ensure that your iPhone or iPad Wi-Fi is on.

Step 2: Check your iPhone or iPad and ensure that your chosen local Wi-Fi network has a checkmark beside it. If it doesn’t, tap on it to join the network.

Step 3: Restart your HP printer.

Step 4: Check the connection status of your HP printer network.

Follow the instruction below that apply to your HP printer design to check the connection status of your HP printer network. 

Touchscreen control panel printers: Touch the icon for “Wireless”. Alternatively, you can open the menu for “Setup” or Network Settings”. Any of the above actions will allow you to see the connection status of your printer’s wireless network. 

Non-touchscreen control panel printers: Check the “Wireless” LED indicator or button and confirm that it is on instead of blinking. If it is blinking, then the connection is not okay.

If your HP printer isn’t connected to your wireless network, do the step below.

Step 5: Move your HP printer closer to your wireless router to ensure that it is within your router’s signal range.

Step 6: Connect your HP printer to your wireless network.

To connect your HP printer to your wireless network, follow the instructions below that apply to your printer design.

AirLink RV50X Modem/Wireless Router

i. Touchscreen control panel printers

  • Go to the control panel of your HP printer.
  • Open the menu for “Network”, “Wireless Settings”, or “Setup”.
  • Choose “Wireless Setup Wizard”.
  • Do the instructions on the control panel display to choose your wireless network name before entering the network password.

ii. Non-touchscreen control panel printers

  • Press down the “Wireless” button of your HP printer for about 5 seconds. Alternatively, you can release the button once you see that the “Wireless” LED indicator has started to blink.
  • Within 2 minutes after doing the above, press down the router’s “Wi-Fi Protected Setup” (WPS) button until you see the initiation of the connection between both devices.

Once the connection is complete, the Wireless LED indicator will stop flashing.

iii. HP Tango, ENVY 6400 and 6000, and Deskjet 6400 and 6000 printers

  • Press down the printer’s “Power” and “Wi-Fi” buttons at the same time for about 5 seconds until you see the printer’s blue bar flashing.
  • Within 2 minutes after doing the above, press down the router’s “Wi-Fi Protected Setup” (WPS) button until you see the initiation of the connection between both devices.

Once the connection is complete, the printer’s blue bar will stop flashing.

If you cannot perform the HP printer setup for iPad or iPhone using the instructions above, we recommend that you contact HP Customer Support for further assistance.

How to Perform HP printer Setup with iPad or iPhone – HP Printer Setup on Mobile

In this section, we will guide you on how to set up your HP LaserJet wireless printer with an iOS device.

Requirements for this Process – HP Printer Setup on Mobile

You need the following for this process to be successful:

i. An active and fast internet connection.

ii. A wireless local network.

iii. The network key or password of your wireless network (Might not be needed depending on your network).

We recommend that you read this article: HP Printer Network Security Key [Quick Guide]to learn more about how to get your network security key or password for your HP printer.   

iv. A turned on and set up HP LaserJet Pro wireless printer.

v. An iOS device connected to your wireless network.

How to Set up HP LaserJet Wireless Printer with iPhone or iPad – HP Printer Setup on Mobile

To set up your HP LaserJet wireless printer with iPhone or iPad, do the following:

1. Restore your Printer’s Network Settings – HP Printer Setup on Mobile

To restore your HP printer’s network settings, follow the instructions below that match the control panel design of your printer.

Important: Before you start, ensure that you disconnect any cable (Ethernet or USB) connected to your HP printer.

How to Restore Network Settings on HP Printers with White Background Touchscreen Control Panel – HP Printer Setup on Mobile

To restore network settings an HP printer with a white background touchscreen control panel like HP M479fnw, M479fdw, M479dw, M454dw, M429dw, M428fdw, M428dw, M329dw, do the following steps:

Step 1: Go to your printer’s control panel home screen.

Step 2: Swipe downward on the bottom tab on the screen. This action will open the control panel “Dashboard”.

Step 3: Tap the icon for “Setup”.

Step 4: Open the menu for “Network Setup”.

Step 5: Choose “Restore Network Settings”.

HP Laserjet Pro M428fdw Monochrome Wireless Laser Printer, Print & Copy & Scan & Fax, 40ppm, 2.7

How to Restore Network Settings on HP Printers with Black Background Touchscreen Control Panel – HP Printer Setup on Mobile

To restore network settings on an HP printer with a black background touchscreen control panel, do the following steps:

Step 1: Go to your printer’s control panel home screen.

Step 2: Swipe until you see that the menu for “Setup” is displayed.

Step 3: Tap the icon for “Setup”.

Step 4: Scroll to the menu for “Network Setup” and tap it.

Step 5: Choose “Restore Defaults”.

How to Restore Network Settings on HP Printers with 2-Line LCD Control Panel – HP Printer Setup on Mobile

To restore network settings on an HP printer with a 2-Line LCD control panel, follow the instructions depending on your HP printer model below:

HP Color LaserJet Pro M454nw, 405dw, M404dw

To restore network settings on HP Color LaserJet Pro M454nw, 405dw, and M404dw, do the following steps:

Step 1: Navigate to the menu for “Setup” using the printer’s arrow buttons.

Step 2: Press the printer’s “OK” button.

Step 3: Navigate to the menu for “Network Setup” using the printer’s arrow buttons.

Step 4: Press the printer’s “OK” button.

Step 5: Choose “Restore Network Settings”.

Once you choose this option, your printer will restore the network settings to the factory defaults and then restart automatically. When that happens, the control panel’s “Wireless” LED indicator will start to pulse.

Step 3: Continue with the next main tasks “Download and Install HP Smart App” and “Set up your HP Printer on your Wireless Network”.

Note: The tasks above must be down within 2 hours after your printer restarts or else the printer will exit the printer setup mode.

We recommend that you read this article: How to Restore HP Printer Setup Mode [Detailed Guide] to learn more about the HP printer setup mode.

HP LaserJet Pro Printers (Except M454nw, 405dw, M404dw)

To restore network settings on HP LaserJet Pro printers (except M454nw, 405dw, and M404dw), do the following steps:

Step 1: Go to your printer’s control panel.

Step 2: Press your printer’s “OK” button.

Step 3: Open the menu for “Network Setup”.

Step 4: Choose “Restore Defaults”.

Once you choose this option, your printer will restore its network settings to the factory defaults and then restart automatically. When that happens, the control panel’s “Wireless” LED indicator will start to pulse.

Step 3: Continue with the next main tasks “Download and Install HP Smart App” and “Set up your HP Printer on your Wireless Network”.

Important: The tasks above must be down within 2 hours after your printer restarts or else the printer will exit the printer setup mode.

2. Download and Install HP Smart App – HP Printer Setup on Mobile

To download and install the HP Smart app, do the following:

Step 1: On your iPhone or iPad, go to your device’s “Settings”.

Step 2: Find the setting for “Bluetooth”, and turn on the function.

Step 3: If your iOS device isn’t connected to the wireless network that your HP printer will be connected to, set up the connection.

Step 4: Visit this site

Step 5: Touch “Get the App”.

Step 6: Follow the on-screen prompts to download and install the HP Smart app.

HP LaserJet Enterprise M607n Monochrome Printer with built-in Ethernet (K0Q14A)

3. Set up your HP Printer on your Wireless Network – HP Printer Setup on Mobile

To set up your HP printer on your wireless network, do the following:

Step 1: On your iOS device, open the HP Smart app.

Step 2: Accept the End User License Agreement”.

Step 3: Touch “Allow”, when this prompt is displayed: “Allow HP Smart notifications”.

Step 4: Tap this message when displayed: “We found your printer, so let’s get it set up and connected. Tap here to start.”

Important: In case you don’t get the message, simply tap on the “Plus” sign. This action will cause the app to find your HP printer.

Step 4: Tap “Continue”.

Step 5: If requested, enter the password of your wireless network.

We recommend that you read this article: HP Printer Password [How To, Problems & Solutions]to learn all you need to know about HP printer password problems and how to solve them.

Step 6: Wait for your HP printer to connect to your wireless network. This process might take some minutes. Once the connection is established and complete, the pulsing of the Wireless LED indicator will stop.

Step 8: Tap “Continue”.

Step 9: Touch “Skip This Step”.

Step 10: When you get a prompt to confirm, choose “Yes”.

Step 11: Tap “Print”. This action will cause a test page to be printed.

At this point, you can print from your iPhone or iPad on your HP printer.

4. Print a Network Configuration Page (Optional) – HP Printer Setup on Mobile

This is not a compulsory option. However, if you intend to find out certain important settings for your HP printer such as its IP address, you can print out a network configuration page.

Follow the instructions below that apply to your printer’s control panel design and type.

How to Print a Network Configuration Page on HP Printers with White Background Touchscreen Control Panel – HP Printer Setup on Mobile

To print a network configuration page on an HP printer with a white background touchscreen control panel like HP M479fnw, M479fdw, M479dw, M454dw, M429dw, M428fdw, M428dw, M329dw, do the following steps:

Step 1: Go to your printer’s control panel home screen.

Step 2: Swipe downward on the bottom tab on the screen. This action will open the control panel “Dashboard”.

Step 3: Tap the icon for “Setup”.

Step 4: Scroll to “Reports”.

Step 5: Touch “Reports” to open the option.

Step 6: Scroll to “Network Configuration Page”.

Step 7: Tap “Network Configuration Page”.

Your printer will print out the network configuration page.

How to Print a Network Configuration Page on HP Printers with Black Background Touchscreen Control Panel – HP Printer Setup on Mobile

To print a network configuration page on an HP printer with a black background touchscreen control panel, do the following steps:

Step 1: Go to your printer’s control panel home screen.

Step 2: Swipe until you see that the menu for “Setup” is displayed.

Step 3: Tap the icon for “Setup”.

Step 4: Scroll to the menu for “Reports”, and then tap on it.

Step 5: Choose “Network Summary”.

Your printer will print out the network configuration page.

How to Print a Network Configuration Page on HP Printers with 2-Line LCD Control Panel – HP Printer Setup on Mobile

To print a network configuration page on an HP printer with a 2-Line LCD control panel, follow the instructions depending on your HP printer model below:

HP Color LaserJet Pro M454nw, 405dw, M404dw

To print a network configuration page on HP Color LaserJet Pro M454nw, 405dw, M404dw, do the following steps:

Step 1: Navigate to the menu for “Setup” using the printer’s arrow buttons.

Step 2: Press the printer’s “OK” button.

Step 3: Navigate to the menu for “Reports” using the printer’s arrow buttons.

Step 4: Press the printer’s “OK” button.

Step 5: Choose “Network Configuration Page Settings”.

The network configuration page will be printed.

In this article: HP Printer Setup [How To, Issues & Solutions], we discuss other HP printer setups not covered in this article.

HP LaserJet Pro Printers (Except M454nw, 405dw, M404dw)

To print a network configuration on HP LaserJet Pro printers (except M454nw, 405dw, and M404dw), do the following steps:

Step 1: Go to your printer’s control panel.

Step 2: Press your printer’s “OK” button.

Step 3: Open the menu for “Restore”.

Step 4: Choose “Network Summary”.

Your printer will print out the network configuration page.

If you cannot perform the HP printer setup with an iPad or iPhone using the instructions above, we recommend that you contact HP Customer Support for further assistance.