How Do HP Printers Utility Mac Printing Software

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This document is for HP printers with full feature drivers for mac OS and OS X.

HP Utility is printer management software that installs with the full feature Mac print driver package. With it, you can check current printer status, view remaining ink levels, check network settings, and more. This document contains answers to the most frequently asked questions about HP Utility.

1. HP Utility

How do I open HP Utility

When you install the full feature printer software on your Mac computer from the HP website, HP Utility installs automatically and should be available. Use the following method to check for and open HP Utility.
Step 1: Check if HP Utility is installed on the Mac
To see if HP Utility is installed on the Mac, open Finder, click Go in the top menu bar, click Applications, double-click the HP folder, then double-click HP Utility.

2. HP Utility listed in Applications

  • If HP Utility displays a setup and activation screen, click Continue to complete the software setup.
  • If HP Utility is not in the Application list, continue to the next step to install the full feature driver.
Step 2: Install the driver and add printer to the Mac

HP Utility is part of the full feature software. Install the full feature driver from the HP website.

  • Turn on the printer.
  • If your printer is connected to the computer with a USB cable,
disconnect the cable from the printer.
The software installation prompts you to connect the cable if needed.
  • Go to
  • If a Let’s identify your product to get started page displays,
click Printer, type your printer model number, and then click Submit.
  • The software results page for your printer displays with
the default operating system selected.
  • If you need to change the operating system, click Change,
select your version, and then click Change.
  • Click Download next to HP Easy Start or next to the
full feature driver, depending on the option that displays.
  • Open the Downloads folder, and then open the HP Easy Start file
or the full feature driver .dmg file to begin the installation.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the printer connection
and install the software. If you are prompted to add the printer to the printer queue,
click the name of your printer, click the  Use or Print Using menu,
select the name of your printer in the pop-up menu, and then click Add.
  • Return to the HP installer to complete the installation.