When your HP printer ink levels are on the lower side, or running out entirely, it can really affect the overall quality of print or copy you receive from your machine. In fact, your job may not even print at all – and no one wants that!
There’s a super simple solution to checking your HP printer’s ink levels if you’re suspecting they’re a bit low, and it’s even easier to change them out. Whether you refill the cartridges with toner yourself or replace them with new ink, we have all of the info as to how to check the ink levels on your printer.
How to Check HP Printer Ink Levels on Your Machine
If you think your HP printer is low on ink, or if you’ve received a notification from your machine that you’re running low, you can check your ink levels from the printer control panel on your HP machine.
Most HP printers display both ink and toner levels on their control panels. To check your ink levels:
- Go to your control panel and hit the ink drop icon to display your ink levels.
- If you don’t see an ink drop icon, look for a cartridge icon, a toner level indicator, or an ink levels option on your menu.
How to Check HP Printer Ink Levels from Windows
If you’re connected to your HP printer from a Windows operated computer or device, you can also check the ink levels on your machine from there. Make sure to follow these steps in order.
- Press the Windows button on your menu or from your Windows keyboard.
- Search for Devices>Printers in the search bar.
- Open Devices and Printers. The menu will then show you a list of connected printers, or those nearby.
- Choose the HP printer you’d like to check the levels of from your menu.
- This will bring you to a status area, which will show you all of your ink levels.
Other Ways to Check HP Printer Ink Levels on Windows
- HP Smart App: This app allows you to see your printer’s ink levels from any connected phone or mobile device. To install, go to the Microsoft Store on your device and download ‘HP Smart’.
- HP Print and Scan Doctor: This is a support feature available on the HP Support Website. Once you’ve installed this, open the utility feature on your Windows PC and select your printer before selecting ‘Supply Levels’. This will display your ink levels on your screen.
- Printer Software: On the Windows search bar, you should see an option to enter your HP printer’s model name or number. Once you’ve done so, this feature will open your HP Printer Assistant, along with the ‘Estimated Ink Levels’ option to show your printer’s ink levels.
Now that you know several ways to check the ink and toner levels on both your device and HP computer, you should be all set to figure out when it’s time to change your ink and receive the best quality print possible from your machine.
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