In this article, we will guide you on how to perform the HP printer setup with Bluetooth within minutes. You will also find out which HP printers have built-in Bluetooth and which printers need a Bluetooth adapter.
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How to Perform HP Printer Setup with Bluetooth
We will guide you on how to set up the Bluetooth function on your HP printer to enable wireless Bluetooth printing from Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Note: The HP Smart app uses Bluetooth Smart also known as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to find HP printers during setup. The Bluetooth Smart itself cannot enable your printer’s Bluetooth printing function.
With that said, let’s guide you on how to set up your HP printer’s Bluetooth printing function.
In-Built Bluetooth HP Printers – HP Printer Setup with Bluetooth
Some HP printers are designed with an in-built Bluetooth radio that allows the pairing of these printers to other Bluetooth devices such as computers, tablets, and mobile phones to facilitate wireless printing.
How to Setup Bluetooth Printing on In-Built Bluetooth HP Printers – HP Printer Setup with Bluetooth
To set up Bluetooth printing on In-Built Bluetooth HP printers, do these steps:
Step 1: Enable the Bluetooth on your printer.
The steps for this process vary depending on your printer’s model. Therefore, if you have access to your printer manual, we recommend that you consult it.
If you don’t have access to your printer manual, try the instructions below.
i. If your printer has a “Bluetooth” button, press it to enable the function.
ii. On your printer, go to the menu for “Network” or “Setup”, and then look for the Bluetooth settings. When you find it, turn on your printer’s Bluetooth.
Step 2: On the device you want to connect your HP printer to, go to the Bluetooth settings, and then verify that the Bluetooth is on.
Step 3: Choose your HP printer from the available device list.
Step 4: Follow the on-screen steps to add your HP printer as a new Bluetooth device on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone.
Step 5: Find and open the document or photo you intend to print.
Step 6: Go to the menu for “Print”.
Step 7: Choose your HP printer from the list of printers to print the documents or photos.
If you cannot perform the HP printer setup with Bluetooth using the steps above, we recommend that you contact HP Customer Support for further assistance.
List of Bluetooth-enabled HP Printers – HP Printer Setup with Bluetooth
Not all HP printers are designed with in-built Bluetooth. However, below is a list of in-built Bluetooth HP printers:
i. Photosmart Premium All-in-One printers (C309)
ii. Photosmart C8188, C8183, C8180 printers.
iii. Photosmart A646 Compact Photo printer.
iv. Officejet 150 Mobile All-in-One printer (L511a).
v. Officejet 100 Mobile printer (L411).
HP Printers that Need a Bluetooth Adapter – HP Printer Setup with Bluetooth
HP printers without built-in Bluetooth require a Bluetooth adapter to enable Bluetooth printing. The latest release year of such printers was 2008, and it includes some Photosmart, Officejet, and Deskjet printers.
You cannot buy such printers directly from HP anymore because they have been discontinued. The supported Bluetooth adapters for these printers are bt500 and bt300. These adapters also cannot be purchased from HP. However, you can get them from retail stores or an auction online.
How to Setup Bluetooth Printing on HP Printers that Need a Bluetooth Adapter – HP Printer Setup with Bluetooth
In the event that you have a Bluetooth adapter that is compatible with your HP printer, do these steps to enable Bluetooth printing:
Step 1: Insert the Bluetooth adapter into your printer’s Pictbridge or USB port.
The port will either be at the side or front of your HP printer.
Step 2: Ensure that the software and driver are installed on your computer (for those printing from computers).
Step 3: Go to your computer, tablet, or smartphone and pair the devices via Bluetooth.
Step 4: You can now print your documents and photos wirelessly via Bluetooth.
Read this: HP Printer Setup [How To, Issues & Solutions] to learn more about HP printer setups.
List of HP Printers that Need a Bluetooth Adapter – HP Printer Setup with Bluetooth
The following is a list of HP printers that need a Bluetooth adapter to enable Bluetooth printing:
i. Photosmart Plus All-in-One printer (B209)
ii. Photosmart D7560, D7400, D7300, D7200, D7100 printers.
iii. Photosmart D5163, D5160 printers
iv. Photosmart C6300, C6200, C6100 printers
v. Photosmart C5500, C5300, C5200, C5100 printers.
vi. Photosmart A820 Home Photo Center.
vii. Photosmart A710 Photo printers.
viii. Photosmart A630, A620, A610 Photo printers.
ix. Photosmart A530, A516, A512 Photo printers.
x. Photosmart A510 printers.
xi. Photosmart A430 printers.
xii. Photosmart A310 printers.
xiii. Photosmart 8450 Photo printers.
xiv. Photosmart 8400 printers.
xv. Photosmart 8250, 8238 printers.
xvi. Photosmart 8150 Photo printer.
xvii. Photosmart 8050, 8030 printers.
xviii. Photosmart 7850, 7830 printers.
xix. Photosmart 3300, 3200, 3100 printers.
xx. Photosmart 2700, 2600 printers.
xxi. Photosmart 475, 470, 420 printers.
xxii. Photosmart 380, 370, 330, 320 printers.
xxiii. Officejet Pro L7780, L7680, L7650, L7500 printers.
xxiv. Officejet Pro 8500 printers (A909).
xxv. Officejet J6480 All-in-One printer.
xxvi. Officejet H470 Mobile printers.
xxvii. Officejet 7400, 7300, 7200 printers.
xxviii. Officejet 6300 printers.
xxix. Deskjet 6989, 6940 printers.
xxx. Deskjet 460, 450 Mobile printers.