Bluetooth printers offer an easy way to send and print documents from a Bluetooth-enabled computer. Even if your PC doesn’t have Bluetooth, it can be enabled by adding a Bluetooth dongle to one of the USB slots. After that, allow Bluetooth to install the accompanying software on the PC, and add a compatible printer for printing. This will enable you to print documents over Bluetooth if your printer goes offline because of wired connection issues.
To enable Bluetooth printing and file sharing, you need to pair a discoverable device with your PC. You can connect the computer to the nearby Bluetooth devices using the steps below. This way, even if you’re troubleshooting printer issues on Windows 7, you can rely on Bluetooth connectivity for your printing needs.
- Click the Start button on your desktop, search for Devices and Printers in the search box, and open it.
- Right-click on Windows computer in the next Control Panel window, under Devices, and choose Bluetooth settings from the pop-up menu.
- In the Bluetooth Settings dialogue box next to Discovery, place a tick mark in the checkbox to make the Bluetooth-enabled system discoverable on other devices. In other words, you should allow other Bluetooth devices to find your computer, so select the options.
Now, pair your tablet or mobile devices that you want to send print jobs to your system. To do this, navigate to or from your mobile Bluetooth settings, make it discoverable or visible to nearby Bluetooth devices, and choose the Bluetooth computer from available devices to start pairing. If you are prompted to enter a pairing passkey, match the key at both ends and tap the Pair option on your phone, and Bluetooth pairing will be done in a few seconds.
Adding a Bluetooth Printer to Windows 7
To add a discoverable printer to the list of devices on your computer, please do as follows:
- Navigate to Devices and Printers as mentioned above.
- Then press the Add Print button in the Control Panel window, and select the Bluetooth printer from the next dialogue box. If the Bluetooth-enabled printer is turned on, Windows can scan for the Bluetooth device and display it in the dialogue box.
- Click on the printer, follow the instructions that appear, and you’re good to go.
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