Printer is showing an offline message, it means it’s having a hard time communicating with your computer. The main reason your printer status is offline is that it cannot correctly communicate with your computer. You’ll need to know to get your printer reconnected and ready to tackle your printing queue. Sometimes the reasons are all about connectivity for getting your printer reconnected and ready to tackle your printing queue. The improper connection of cables or loaded print jobs. You can also try doing these few simple steps on Fix Printer Offline. you can also change printer status to online windows 10 site microsoft.com.
Why do printers shows you offline?
It can appear to be offline if they can’t connect with your Computer. The device or computer shows that the even when it is ready to start printing. It can be caused by an error between the device and the printer. They might occur when:
- Connection between both devices (computer and printer) is slow/unresponsive.
- It can be encountered an internal error.
- There are multiple incomplete print jobs.
How to fix printer offline ?
Here is the fixing steps :
- Open the Start menu and search “Printers and Scanners”.
- It will open new window for Printers & Scanners.
- Select your printer and click on “Open queue”.
- Click on “Printer” > “Use Printer Offline”.
Some Printer Troubleshoot :
Reboot the Printer and Computer :
Turn your computer and printer off and after 30 seconds and restart it again.
Set your printer device as default :
- Select the Start button > Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners > printer > queue.
- Now, select Set As Default Printer and Use Printer Offline.
- If this shows you up “Setting this printer as default means Windows will stop managing your default printer” and select OK.
Run the Printer Troubleshooter :
- Select the Start button > Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners > printer > Manage.
- Click Run the troubleshooter and follow the following instructions.
Disable the Printer Offline Mode :
Select Start > Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners > printer > Open queue. Now make sure that, you have to use Printer Offline is not selected.
Reinstall your Printer Drivers :
- First unplug all the cables and USB’s now onwards navigate to Start > Settings > Devices > Printers and scanners > printer > Remove device.
- Go to Start > Settings > Devices > Printers and scanners > Print server properties.
- Now, select your printer’s driver and click Remove > Remove driver and driver package > OK.
- Select Drivers > Add > reinstall your printer driver.