Download and Install HP Printer Drivers for Mac [Steps]

What is ‘HP Printer Drivers’ in Mac?

In this post, we are going to discuss on How to download and install HP Printer Drivers for Mac. You will be guided with easy steps/methods to do so. Let’s starts the discussion.

‘HP Printer Drivers’: HP Printer Driver is important software required to communicate your HP Printer (hardware) with operating system installed in your computer. Depending on HP Printer attached/connected to your Mac computer, HP Printer Drivers for Mac must be installed in your Mac computer properly. HP Printer Driver acts as mediator between HP Printer and your computer’s operating system.

For example, if you have HP 1018 Printer attached into your Mac computer, then you should make sure HP 1018 Printer driver is properly installed in your Mac computer accordingly if you don’t want any HP Printer relating issue like HP printer not printing on Mac, HP Printer not detected/recognized on Mac, and/or other printing job relating tasks. So, HP Printer Driver Update is necessary in your computer.

You should also make sure you have downloaded/installed latest & compatible version of HP Printer Drivers for Mac in your Mac computer. If not, you might experience printing job relating issue in your Mac. It is possible to get latest & compatible HP Printer Drivers with our instructions. Let’s go for the steps.

How to download and install HP Printer Drivers for Mac?

Method 1: Download and install latest & compatible HP Printer Drivers from HP official site

Step 1: Open your browser like Safari on Mac and visit ‘’ page

Step 2: Click ‘Download’ to download the supported driver for your HP Printer accordingly, and use ‘Finder’ to navigate to your downloads

Step 3: Double-click on ‘HewlettPackardPrinterDrivers5.1.dmg’ file, double-click on ‘HewlettPackardPrinterDrivers’ package

Step 4: Click ‘Continue > Continue > Agree > install’ to proceed, enter your password, click ‘Install Software’ and then click ‘Done’ to finish installation.

Method 2: Set up your printer with the closest match

HP tends to name its various printers with similar features set with similar models. For example, you have HP Laserjet 1018 printer and you know that a similarly named HP Laserjet like HP Laserjet 1010 or P Laserjet 1022 may share some features with your HP 1018 printer. So, you can try to find best match by interation until you get the features you absolutely want to work.

Step 1: Go to System Preferences.

Step 2: Select Printers & Scanners.

Step 3: Click +.

Step 4: Select the unsupported printer from the list.

Step 5: Select Choose a Driver from the drop down list.

Step 6: Click Select Software.

Step 7:  Search for a similarly named printer as yours. I have an HP laserjet 1018. I found other HP printers like the 1010, 1012, 1015 and 1022. Try to ensure that you get as close a match as possible.

Step 8: Now we iterate. The plan is to try the first closest matching printer. Select that closest driver from the list.

Step 9: Click OK.

Step 10: Click Add.

Step 11: Open up any text program or webpage and try to print a test page. If it works you’re done! Otherwise you need to keep on iterating.

Step 12: Delete the printer by clicking -.

Step 13: Repeat steps 3 – 11 with the next similarly named printer model. In my case the printer for HP laserjet 1022 worked, and then done.


I am sure this post helped you on How to download and install HP Printer Drivers for Mac with several easy steps/methods. You can read & follow our instructions to do so. That’s all. For any suggestions or queries, please write on comment box below.