Is your printer showing offline printing status? Then do not worry as you can change the printer offline to online by following a few steps. If you are trying to print something on Windows 10 then it won’t be able to print anything unless you change the status to online.
Printer offline status can be shown on your printer even if it connected to a power source or the network. Usually, this happens because the printer is unable to establish a connection with the computer or simply because the Windows OS is unable to find the printer, hence offline printing status is shown.
In this blog, we are going to cover some of the most helpful troubleshooting solutions that can help in changing the printer offline status to online.
Quick Fixes to Change Offline Printer to Online
Power Cycle the Devices
Before following the troubleshooting steps, the first thing that you need to do is to power cycle the devices. This step can help in fixing some of the errors. All you need to do is turn off the printer and then turn off the PC. Then turn on the power of the printer and then wait till the device is connected to the network. However, if you are using USB cable connections, wait until the printer starts up.Now, you will have to turn on the computer and check the printer offline status to online.
Update the Printer Software
Many times, printer offline status is because of outdated or corrupted printer drivers. First of all, you can try to use the printer software that you are most likely to have with your printer. You can also find the printer driver software on the official website of the printer.
All you need to do is enter your printer model and then download and install the latest version of the driver software.
Change Printer Offline Status to Online
Sometimes the settings can be configured incorrectly and thus show printer offline status. In this case, you need to change the printer offline status manually.
You need to open the queue and then go to the ‘Control Panel’. Choose ‘Devices and Printers’ here. Now, click twice on the ‘printer model’. Now you will have to untick the ‘use printer offline’ status for the printer to work efficiently.
Run the Troubleshooter to Resolve the Error
Printer offline status can also arise if there is a problem in the Windows printing system. In such a case troubleshooter can be very helpful. You can run the troubleshooter in just a few steps. Go to ‘Manage your Devices on Screen’. Here you can find a link for ‘run the troubleshooter’. Select the link, as it will check for any network, print spooler or other issues.
If the troubleshooting solutions mentioned above are unable to resolve the offline printing status then there are high chances of an issue in the printer’s port. Most of the time this problem comes when the printer is connected to a network with an IP address. It happens because the IP address to which the printer is connected is changed. But the Printer port is still configured to old IP address.
To start with, you need to figure out the IP address of the printer that is connected to the network. Then go to the ‘control panel’ and then choose ‘Devices and Printers’. Now, right-click on the printer that you want to configure. Note that you need to select the ‘printer properties’ here. Then select the ‘port’, now select the ‘port’ that is checked. Choose it and then select ‘configure the port’. It will show you the ‘printer’s IP address’ if the IP address is different you need to change it to the ‘new IP address’.
These are some of the basic troubleshooting solutions that can help in changing offline printing status to online. However, if you are facing any trouble then you can get in touch with the technical Support Team for help.