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How to Change HP Printer Offline Mode to Online Mode?

Is your HP Printer Offline? There should be several reasons for that. In this guide, I will be explaining to you how to make an offline printer online in Windows 10.
Usually, the HP printers may go offline due to network or USB cable connectivity issue, paper jam, out of paper, any other printer hardware faults and sometimes printer driver corruption too. Often it will come back to online automatically when these issues are fixed, but sometimes you need to make an HP printer online manually and this guide shows you how to do it on Windows 10

HP Printer Offline in Windows 10
Let’s Fix it

1) Open control panel.
search printers on Windows 10: You can search "Devices and Printers" in the search box in the taskbar of Windows 10.



2) Click on "Devices and Printers" in Large or Small icons look of the control panel.


3) Now you will be observing the offline printer (slightly faded). Right-click on it and select ‘See what’s printing’.



If the HP printer is in an offline state you would be seeing the tick mark front of ‘Use Printer Offline’. Remove the tick mentioned below and wait for some time printer to come online and continue printing.


If the printer comes online and goes offline again, that could be due to actual connectivity or hardware issue on the HP printer. Better you settle those issues and restart the printer. Here are some printer troubleshooting tips available for Windows 10

If It is a Shared Network Printer
If the HP printer still shows offline, then you need to check the settings of the computer where the printer is attached (if it’s a shared network printer for you). The following settings need to be checked;

1) File and Printer sharing settings

2) Make sure the Network Discovery is turned on and Network sharing services are running

3) Check the firewall and Antivirus/network protection software. These programs might prevent the incoming connection to the shared printer. You can attain more details about these steps here.

Hope this small guide would be beneficial to fix HP printer offline issue and how to get printer online in Windows 10. This would solve the problem mostly if your printer is not having any significant hardware or network communication problem.

Even after trying these simple troubleshooting steps, if the HP printer says offline, you may need a personal guide from someone with a knowledgeable person to solve this problem. To establish relationships with technical people, you can dial a toll-free number from the comfort of your home. Of course, after obtaining your help, all your questions will be resolved efficiently. Get Solution with HP Printer Assistant for help and support.

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