How to Delete Printer From Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Are you looking to delete a printer from your Mac? Whether you no longer need the printer or want to troubleshoot printing issues, removing a printer from your Mac is a straightforward process. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to delete a printer from your Mac.

Step 1: Open System Preferences

To begin, click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and select System Preferences. Alternatively, you can search for System Preferences using Spotlight.

Step 2: Select Printers & Scanners

In the System Preferences window, locate and click on the Printers & Scanners icon. This will open the Printers & Scanners preferences pane.

Step 3: Choose the Printer to Delete

In the left sidebar of the Printers & Scanners preferences pane, you will see a list of printers connected to your Mac. Locate and select the printer that you want to remove.

Step 4: Remove the Printer

To remove the selected printer, click on the (minus) button located below the list of printers. A confirmation dialog will appear asking if you want to delete the printer.

  • If you are certain about deleting the printer, click on Delete Printer.
  • If you accidentally selected the wrong printer or changed your mind, click on Cancel.


If there are print jobs in progress or pending for this printer, they will be canceled when you delete it. Make sure to complete any pending print jobs or transfer them to another printer before deleting.

Step 5: Confirm the Printer Deletion

After confirming the deletion, the printer will be removed from your Mac. You can verify this by checking the list of printers in the left sidebar of the Printers & Scanners preferences pane. The deleted printer should no longer be present.


Deleting a printer from your Mac can help declutter your printing options or resolve any printing issues you may be experiencing. By following these simple steps, you can easily remove a printer from your Mac and streamline your printing setup.

Remember to check for any pending print jobs and transfer them to another printer if necessary before deleting a printer. With these instructions, you can now confidently manage your printers on a Mac.

Thank you for reading this tutorial. We hope that it has been helpful in guiding you through the process of deleting a printer from your Mac!

Android - iPhone - Mac

 © 2023 UI-Transitions

Privacy Policy