How can I check the ink or toner levels on my printer?
From the Systray Icon
Note: None of the following steps work if you have not installed the software that was included with your printer. It's also important to note that every printer is different; these rules are meant as a general guideline.
- Turn on the printer.
- Locate the printer settings, often found by or right-clicking the printer icon in the Systray in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen by the time.
- Within the printer settings software, you should see the toner levels for currently installed cartridge. Below are a few different examples of how the ink level screens may look.
Samsung Laser printer available toner example
HP Photosmart 7900 available ink example
Through Printer Menu
Note: Keep in mind that every printer is different, and the following steps are generalized. For explicit instructions on checking ink levels, consult your printer's documentation.
- Turn your printer on.
- Locate the Menu button and use the appropriate navigation keys for find a Status or Reports section.
- Print a System Data or Status page to see current toner levels.