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Are you a dell printer user? Do you want to use the scan feature on your Dell printer? This article is for you. Dell has different printers such as laser printers, All-in-One printers, InkJet printers, etc. The scanning feature varies based on the printer model. So we have provided the steps generally. Let us see some of the steps to scan from your Dell printer.

How To Scan

Scan to computer using the printer control panel

  • If your printer has not been set up, make sure that you complete the initial hardware setup.
  • Check whether your printer is turned on.
  • If your Dell printer supports Wi-Fi, connect it to your Wi-Fi router.
  • Check whether your printer is placed within the Wi-Fi network range.
  • Once connected, turn on your computer.
  • Connect your computer to the Wi-Fi to which the printer is connected.
  • Now, connect your Dell printer to your computer.
  • Once connected, load few sheets of paper on the printer.
  • If you want to load the paper on the scanner glass, open the scanner document cover.
  • Place the document on the scanner glass.
  • Make sure that you place the paper by keeping the scanning side facing down.
  • Close the scanner document cover.
  • If you want to load the paper in the Automatic document feeder, let the printed side up.
  • Once loading the paper has been done, press the Home button on the printer control panel.
  • Select the Scan option.
  • Choose the Scan to computer option.
  • Configure the scan settings by selecting the scan type, resolution, etc.
  • Make sure that you select the file location you want to save the scanned document.
  • Once configured, select Scan again to scan the document.
  • Make sure that the scanning process gets completed.
Dell Printer Scan To Computer
Scan using the Dell scanner software

How To Scan

Scan using the Dell scanner software

  • Make sure that your computer is connected to the Internet.
  • Go to the official web page of Dell.
  • Search for your printer model.
  • Select the scanner driver for your printer.
  • Download and install the driver that supports your OS.
  • Once installed, launch the software.
  • Make sure that you load the paper on the scanner glass or the document feeder.
  • Now, on the scanner driver, select the Scan section.
  • Select the Scan option and choose the Scan to PC option.
  • Configure the scan settings by selecting the scan resolution, type, etc.
  • Select the file location to save the scanned document on your computer.
  • Once selected, select Start to scan the document.
  • Wait until the scanning process gets completed.

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