I’ve been trying to connect my printer to instant ink for two hours and nothing is working. Whenever I try to connect my printer to my instant ink in order to register, it pops up but appears offline. I do not have a desktop computer, just my phone, which the printer is already connected to just fine. My printer’s wifi is connected to my phone and the app, it’s connecting it to instant ink via my browser (since instant ink registration redirects to web browser not the app) that’s not working. I’ve already tried turning it on again, fixing the email for the printer, and nothing is working and I’m very frustrated. There’s no troubleshooting options for iOS, I’m using the HP Smart app on my iPhone running the latest iOS update. I need ink ASAP because I print stickers for a business. Please help!
To resolve many connectivity issues, restart the computer, printer, and router.
The following steps temporarily disconnect network and Internet connections, and require restarting your computer. Complete any tasks or downloads in progress before you continue.
Turn off the router by pressing the power button or disconnecting the power cord.
Turn off the printer.
Close all running programs on your computer, and then shut down the computer.
Press the power button or reconnect the power cord to the router, and then wait for the Internet activity light to display a normal connected status.
Turn on the printer.
Turn on the computer.
Try to turn on Web Services.
Turn on Web Services from the Embedded Web Server (EWS)
Using the printer EWS to turn on Web Service might resolve any communication issues with the printer control panel.
Print a Network Configuration Page.
Printers with LCD and text-based control panels: Print the page from the Wireless, Network Settings or Setup menu.
Printers with basic control panels (buttons only): Print the page using the button combinations on the printer control panel. For some printers, press the Wireless and Information buttons simultaneously, or press the Wireless and Start Copy Black buttons at the same time.
For detailed instructions to print a Network Configuration Page, go to HP Customer Support, type your printer model, and then search for the document to 'print a self-test page.'
On the Network Configuration Page, locate the URL(s) for Embedded Web Server address.
If the URL for the EWS is http://0.0.0.0, the printer is not connected to a network. Reconnect your printer to the network, and then continue troubleshooting.
Figure : Locating the URL(s) for Embedded Web Server address
On your iOS device, open an Internet browser.
Type the URL address for the EWS in the browser address bar, and then press Enter.
Make sure to type the IP address into the Internet browser's address box. If typed into a toolbar search box or search engine, the EWS does not open.
If a website security certificate displays in the Internet browser, click Continue.
The EWS webpage for the printer opens, which confirms that the printer is on the same network as the computer.
On the EWS webpage, click the Web Services tab.
On the Web Services Setup page, click Continue, Turn On, or Enable, and then follow the on-screen instructions
Figure : Example of clicking Continue
Now, try connecting to the HP Instant Ink website.
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