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Printer Offline Error: How To Get Printer Online In Windows 10

“Printer Offline error” is considered a serious issue because you’ll not be able to print anything till the time your printer changes itself back to the online state. Mainly, it is assumed that the printer appears offline only when there’s some communication problem between the printer and your PC.  However, not only this, there are many other reasons as well. Therefore, getting your printer back to an online state is not that simple, as you don’t know the particular reason behind the printer offline error.

The possible reasons behind the Printer offline windows 10 error are:

  • Paper Jammed Error
  • Network Connection Issues
  • Or Out-dated or Corrupted Printer Driver is, etc

How To Get Printer Online?

In order to get your printer online in Windows 10, you need to look for a proper guide to solve this error. So, we’ve mentioned the below-given steps to help you fix printer offline error:

First of all, you may need to confirm whether your printer is in ‘Offline mode’ or not. If yes, then select ‘Start’ go to ‘Settings’ then ‘Devices’ and then to ‘Printers and Scanners’. There, open ‘Queue’ to choose your printer and under your printer ensure that ‘Use Printer Offline’ mode is not selected. If it is selected then remove it to get back your printer in ‘Online’ state.

But doing so will help you temporarily, and so required some permanent solution to this problem. Here’s how you can do it:

  • Open Windows 10, go to the ‘Start’ button, click ‘Settings’ and there on the setting screen click the ‘Devices’ option.
  • Then on the next window, you need to hit the ‘Troubleshoot’ option from the side menu.
  • In that option, click on ‘Printer’.
  • Doing so will get you the expanded menu and there you have to click ‘Run the Troubleshooter Printer’ option.
  • This option will then show you two suggestions i.e.,
    • Update Printer’s Driver or
    • Make your Printer ‘the default printer’
  • Lastly, sticking to the ensuing instruction, click on ‘Apply This Fix’ in order to apply the suggested fixes and get the printer back to the ‘Online’ state.

Additionally, if you want to know, how to manually update Printer’s Driver, here how you can update and re-install it:

  • In ‘Settings’ options choose ‘Printers’ in order to select the printer.
  • After selecting the printer, click right on it to choose ‘Properties’.
  • Then, search for the driver button under the ‘General’ or ‘Details’ to choose the driver again (if needed download the updated driver from the official website).
  • Now, by going back to the “Select the printer under ‘Printers’ option in the settings menu” you’re required to re-install the printer
  • Delete the previous printer and reinstall it again through the ‘Add printer wizard’.

That’s it; by following these steps you can definitely troubleshoot your printer offline error. Still, if the problem persists; it is suggested to contact your printer’s company. With the aforementioned guide, you will be able to fix printer offline error without external support.

Olawale Danielhttps://olawaledaniel.com/
Olawale Daniel is a business builder and psychologist, a network marketing professional, a world-class motivational speaker, a successful internet entrepreneur and a digital media strategist interested in all things mobile and digital — start-ups, media, branding. He started TechAtLast back in 2010 as a platform to quench his thirst for latest technologies. As a motivational speaker and author, Olawale has published several motivational and personal development books and he's currently working on "SUCCESS AHEAD - Don't Quit" which is billed to hit the stand by Q4 of the year. He writes regularly on his personal website on motivation and personal lifestyle and tips for network marketing success, OlawaleDaniel.com. His latest book on How to Sponsor More People in Your Network Marketing Business is still one of the best sellers in its category. He's presently working as a Health and Wellness consultant at BURN SLIM TRIM Inc., a firm that helps people regain their perfect lifestyle through state-of-the-art recent discoveries way back from nature. He's also the brain behind FOBCourse, a business university for startup entrepreneurs in Africa.

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