How to set your printer as the default in Windows 10

The printer allows users to get a hard copy of the important documents that they’ve stored on their PC. While students mainly use the printer for their projects, the businessman uses it to get hard copies of their work-related files. A lot of people usually prefer to pay local shops that allow users to get their documents printed whereas the people who need printouts daily prefer to get their own personal printer.

If you are someone who has a printer you might be aware that Microsoft Windows 10 automatically sets the default printer by choosing the printer that you’ve used in the most recent time. While this isn’t a problem for the people who have a single printer this can be a problem for the people who use multiple printers for different types of documents. So to avoid that, users can set their primary printer as the default in Windows 10 however not many people know how it’s done. Hence in this guide, we are going to show you How to set your printer as the default in Windows 10. Without waiting further, let’s get started.

How to set your printer as the default in Windows 10

Step 1: Bring up Windows Settings on your Windows 10 system. To do this you can press Windows Key + I on your keyboard or you can open it from your Start Menu.

Step 2: Click on the Devices option in your Windows Settings to manage all the devices that are connected with your Windows 10 system.

Step 3: Once you are in the Devices section click on Printers & scanners from the left side. When you open the tab you’ll notice that there’s an option that says Let Windows manage my default printer and it’s checked by default. Turn it off to continue with the process.

Step 4: Scroll through your connected printers and choose the desired one.

Step 5: Click on the Manage button to manage your printer settings and then click on the Set as default button.

That’s all, folks! Doing this will change your default printer on your Windows 10 system. Now every time you want to print a document Windows will automatically select your default printer and you won’t have to go through all the options in your printing section. Were we helpful? Let us know in the comments below and before you go don’t forget to check out more Windows 10 guides here.