Print from your Mac to your wireless printer using AirPrint

Article ID: ART166616 | Date published: 09/21/2016 | Date last updated: 02/16/2024


Learn how to use AirPrint to print from your Macintosh computer to your wireless printer.


Before you begin

Your printer must be connected to a wireless network.

Note for macOS 10.12 Sierra users: Update your computer to macOS 10.12.1 and install the latest CUPS printer driver for your printer. Alternatively, you may try using AirPrint or following the steps in Understand printing errors in OSX 10.12 Sierra.



  1. On your Mac, select the Apple menu, then System Preferences.
  2. Select Printers & Scanners.
    Macintosh system preferences
  3. Select plus (+) below the printer list to open the Add window.
    macintosh OS Add Printers and Scanners window
  4. Select the Bonjour Multifunction listing for your printer.
    MacOS add window showing Canon printer Bonjour multifunction in the list
  5. In the Use drop down menu, select AirPrint or Secure AirPrint.
    image of Use drop down menu
  6. In the Name: field, rename the printer if you wish, then click Add.
  7. ​Attempt to print with the AirPrint or Secure AirPrint listing.

Getting errors?

If you get a "Filter failed" error or see partial printing, update to the latest macOS and install the latest CUPS printer driver. You can also try the steps in Understand printing errors in OSX 10.12 Sierra.

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