HP Tango x Printer Setup

Setup 1: Unbox HP Tango x Printer

Unbox the printer, connect the printer to a power source, load paper, install ink cartridges and then connect to your wireless network.

Step 2: Prepare for installation

Make sure that your HP Tango x printer is turned on and that your mobile device or computer is connected to the same wireless network to which you want the HP Tango x printer.

  1. You’ll need the following things to use your printer on a wireless network:
  • A compatible mobile device or computer connected to your wireless network
  • Internet access
  1. Make sure to turn on the router and computer, or mobile device.
  2. Be sure that the computer or mobile device is linked to the same wireless network to which the Tango x printer is to be connected.
  3. Set up the printer, load the input tray paper and mount the ink cartridges. For more on setting up the printer, go to First Time Printer Setup.
  4. Switch on the Tango x printer and, during the setup process, position it next to the device and within the router range.

Step 3: Connect your printer to your wireless network

Use WPS or HP Smart to connect wirelessly between your printer and network.

Connect the printer with WPS

Use these steps to connect your printer to your wireless network with the router’s WPS button, if your router supports WPS.

  1. Switch the printer on.
  2. Locate the WPS button on the router, but still don’t press it.
  3. If your router does not support WPS, skip the next step for the HP Smart app to connect the HP Tango x printer.
  4. Push and hold the Wireless button and the Power button on the back of the Tango x printer simultaneously for 5 seconds.
  5. Press and hold the WPS button on the router for 3 to 5 seconds or until it shows that the WPS connection process has started.

NOTE: Two minutes after pressing the Wireless button, the printer begins looking for a WPS connection. If you couldn’t push the WPS button within that timeframe, try again with these steps.

  • The blue Wireless Light on the control panel flips on solid until the Tango x printer connects to the wireless network.
  • Connect the printer with the HP Smart app

Use the HP Smart app to connect the tango x printer from a computer with Windows 10 or macOS or a mobile Android or Apple device to your Wireless network.

Android mobile device

To connect the printer to your wireless network uses HP Smart.

  1. Sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your Android device.
  2. Download HP Smart from 123.hp.com, and install it.
  3. Push and hold the Wireless button on the back of the printer for 5 seconds.

The lighting on the Edge flashes blue.

NOTE: Network configuration must be completed within two hours.

  1. Open HP Smart on your Android mobile device then tap the Plus sign.
  2. Tap Printer on Add.
  3. A list of the printers available for display
  4. Click on the printer. The printer name, such as HP-Setup<1F Tango x, contains the ‘Setup’ and the model number.
  5. Follow the instructions on-screen to type WEP or WPA key (network password).
  6. If you do not know the password on your network, go to Find Your Wireless WEP, WPA, WPA2 Password.
  7. After the Tango x printer connects to your wireless network, the remaining screens may be skipped to complete setup.
  8. The blue Wireless Light on the control panel flips on solid until the printer connects to the wireless network.

iOS mobile device

To connect the Tango x printer to your wireless network uses HP Smart.

  1. Sure that Bluetooth is activated on your iOS device.
  2. Download and update HP Smart from App Store (in English).
  3. Push and hold the Wireless button on the back of the printer for 5 seconds.

The lighting on the Edge flashes blue.

NOTE: Network configuration must be completed within two hours.

  1. Open HP Smart onto your iOS computer.
  2. If a message for the HP Tango x printer setup appears, tap the button. If not, tap on the Plus sign to add your printer.
  3. Tap HP Tango x on Printers pad.
  4. To connect the printer to your wireless network follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. After the printer connects to your wireless network, the remaining screens may be skipped to complete setup.
  6. The blue Wireless Light on the control panel flips on solid until the printer connects to the wireless network.

Windows 10

To connect the HP Tango x printer to your wireless network uses HP Smart.

  1. Switch the printer on.
  2. Install and download HP Smart (in English) from Microsoft store on your computer.
  3. Push and hold the Wireless button on the back of the printer for 5 seconds.

The lighting on the Edge flashes blue.

NOTE: Network configuration must be completed within two hours.

  1. Open HP Smart on your computer and then click the icon for the printer.
  2. Click Set A New Printer, then Continue.
  3. HP Smart searches your Wireless Network for printers.
  4. Click on your printer, then click Continue.
  5. Type the WEP or WPA key (the network password) when prompted.
  6. If you do not know the password on your network, go to Find Your Wireless WEP, WPA, WPA2 Password.
  7. Click on Continue after the tango x printer connects to your wireless network and then click Exit Setup.
  8. The blue Wireless Light on the control panel flips on solid until the printer connects to the wireless network.

macOS

To connect the HP Tango x printer to your wireless network uses HP Smart.

  1. Switch the printer on.
  2. Download and install HP Smart on your Mac using 123.hp.com.
  3. Push and hold the Wireless button on the back of the printer for 5 seconds.

The lighting on the Edge flashes blue.

NOTE: Network configuration must be completed within two hours.

  1. Open HP Smart on your Laptop, and then follow the directions on the screen to locate your tango x printer.
  2. Click on Printers if necessary, and then click Set Up a New Printer.
  3. HP Smart searches your Wireless Network for printers.
  4. Click on your printer, then click Continue.
  5. Type the WEP or WPA key (the network password) when prompted.
  6. If you do not know the password on your network, go to Find Your Wireless WEP, WPA, WPA2 Password.
  7. Click on Continue after the tango x printer connects to your wireless network and then click Exit Setup.
  8. The blue Wireless Light on the control panel flips on solid until the printer connects to the wireless network.

Connect the printer with Wi-Fi Direct (Windows 8, 7)

Wi-Fi Direct is an option for connecting when there is no local wireless network or for guest printing.

To set up the tango x printer connection to your Windows computer, go to Print with Wi-Fi Direct.

Use the HP Smart app to print, copy, scan, and troubleshoot

HP Smart helps you set up, copy , scan, print, share your HP Tango x printer and manage it. Please share your documents and photos via email, text messages, and common social media and cloud services (such as iCloud,Google Drive, Facebook, and Dropbox). You can also configure new tango x printers and monitor and order them deliveries.

Installing HP Smart Software

On iOS, Android and Windows 10 devices, the HP Smart app are supported. To mount the software on your device

Device, go to 123.hp.com and follow the on-screen instructions to access the app store on your device.

To launch the HP Smart program on a Windows 10 PC

Click Start and select HP Smart from the device desktop after installing the HP Smart app.

  • Sign in with your tango x printer
  • Make sure your device is connected to the same printer network. Then HP Smart
  • Detect printer automatically.

Find out more about HP Smart Software

See Printing with the HP Smart for simple instructions on how to print, copy, scan and troubleshootSmart app, use HP Smart to copy and search and get support from the HP Smart app.

For more information on using HP Smart to print, copy, search, control printer features andProblem solving, switch to:

Open the HP tango x printer software (Windows)

Double-click the printer icon on the desktop after downloading the HP printer program, or do one of the following

To open the software to print:

Windows 10: From the desktop of your computer, click Start, select HP tango x from the list of applications, and then select theIcon with name of printer.

Windows 8.1: Click the down arrow in the Start menu at the bottom left corner, then pick the Start button and name of printer.

Windows 8: Right-click on the Start screen to select an empty area, then click on All Apps in the App bar and selectName of printer.

Windows 7: Press Start from your computer screen, pick All the programs, press HP, open the tab.Your printer, then pick the printer name icon.

Connect your tango x printer

Connect using the HP Smart app

To set up using the HP Smart app

The HP Smart app allows you to set up the printer on your wireless network. It supports the HP Smart App

On computers running iOS, Android and Windows. For information on this app, see printing using the HP Smart app,Copy, scan, and scan.

  1. Connect your computer or mobile device to your wireless network and you know Wi-FiYour Wireless network name.
  2. Whether you are using a mobile device with iOS or Android, make sure Bluetooth is turned on. (Uses HP SmartBluetooth to make setup of iOS and Android mobile devices quicker and easier.)

NOTE: HP Smart only uses Bluetooth for setting up of printers. Bluetooth printing isn’t supported.

  1. Make sure that the tango x printer is setup in Auto Wireless Connect (AWC) mode.

The Edge lighting shows the two small light bars glowing when the printer enters the AWC setup modeBlue, whilst the lower large light bar pulses blue outward from the middle, repeating.If this is the first time you set up the HP Tango x printer, after the printer has been started, the printer is ready for setup on. Within two hours it keeps searching for the HP Smart app to connect, and then stops searching.

To reset the HP Tango x printer to the AWC setup mode, press and hold (the WiFi button) on the back of the printer for at least three seconds.

  1. Open the HP Smart app, and then do one of the following things:
  2. iOS / Android: Tap the Plus icon on the home screen, and select the printer. If not the printer
  3. Tap the Add a new printer in the list. Follow the instructions on screen to connect the HP Tango x printer to your accountNetworking.
  4. Windows: Click or tap Find Printer on Home screen. Select or tap Set if printer is not foundFresh printer up. Follow the instructions onscreen to connect theTango x printer to your network.

Connect HP Tango x printer to a wireless network with a router

With Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) link your printer to a wireless network

Before connecting your printer to a Wireless Network using WPS, make sure you have the following information:

  • a 802.11b / g / n wireless network with a WPS-enabled Wireless Router or Access Point.

NOTE: The HP Tango x printer only supports the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz connections.

  • Wireless network linked device to which you plan to link the printer. Rest assured you areHave HP printer software installed on your computer.If you have a push button on a WPS router, follow the Push Button method. If you’re not sure yoursRouter has a push button and follows PIN.

Use of the Configuration (PBC) push button method

  1. Click and hold on the back of the printer to start WPS Push Button for at least three secondsMethod.

The Edge lighting shows two tiny blue bars and the outer edges of the large light bar pulsingRed, and repeat.

  1. Click the WPS button on the router.

NOTE: The product starts a timer for around two minutes when establishing a wireless link.When the HP Tango x printer successfully binds, the Edge lighting’s large light bar glows light blue in the middle.

To use the PIN method

Use of PIN method

  1. Press and hold until all the control panel buttons light up, then press and holdBegin the WPS PIN method for at least three seconds, and print a page with a PIN code.

The Edge lighting shows two tiny blue bars and the outer edges of the large light bar pulsingRed, and repeat.

  1. Open the wireless router or wireless access point to the configuration service or app, then enterThe PIN to WPS.

NOTE: See the documentation provided for further information on using the configuration utilityWith router or wireless point of access.

Wait anything like two minutes. The large light bar of the Edge lighting glows when the printer connects successfullyMiddle light brown.

Use HP Tango x Printer Software to connect your printer to a wireless network

To link the tango x printer to an optimized WLAN 802.11 network, you’ll need the following information:

  • An 802.11b / g / n wireless network incorporating a wireless router or access point.

NOTE: The printer only supports the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz connections.

  • Wireless network linked device to which you plan to link the tango x printer.
  • Named Network (SSID).
  • WEP key or WPA passphrase (if appropriate).

To connect your printer with HP tango x Printer (Windows) program

1. If you have the HP printer program installed or not, do one of the following:

Unless you have the HP tango x printer software installed on your computer

  1. Visit www.support.hp.com to download the printer software, and install it.
  2. Follow instructions on-screen.

If your machine has HP tango x printer software installed

  1. Open the app to print. See Open the HP Printer software (Windows) for more detail.
  2. Click Tools in the Printer software.
  3. Click Setup & Software on Device.
  4. Press Add a new device, then follow the instructions on-screen.
  5. After the printer successfully connects, the Edge lighting’s large light bar glows light blue in theCentre.

Connect tango x printer wirelessly without a router

You can print wirelessly from a computer, smartphone , tablet or other wireless system with Wi-Fi DirectDevice — without existing wireless network connection.

Guidelines for using Direct Wi-Fi

  1. Make sure the necessary software is in your computer or mobile device.

– When using a computer, make sure you have the HP printer software installed.

  • If you do not have the HP printer program installed on your computer, first connect to Wi-Fi Direct andthen install the Program for the Tango x printer. When prompted for tango x printer software selects WirelessType to connect.
  • When using a mobile computer, be sure to have a compatible printing app installed. For more infocheck the HP Mobile Printing website at www.hp.com/go/mobileprinting for information. If A LocalThere is no version of this website available in your country / region or language, you may be directed to HP Mobile Printing website in a country / region or language specific.
  1. Make sure your HP Tango x printer has Wi-Fi Direct turned on.
  2. The same Wi-Fi Direct connection can be used for up to five computers and mobile devices.
  3. Wi-Fi Direct can be used independently of whether the printer is connected to a wireless network
  4. Linking or not.
  5. Wi-Fi Direct cannot be used to connect an Internet computer, a mobile device or a printer.

To turn Wi-Fi Direct on or off from the control panel

  • On the control panel of the printer, press and hold all the buttons until they light up, then press,And, simultaneously.
  • When Wi-Fi Direct is switched on, the Edge’s large light bar pulses in blue, ending with a small oneLight bar of blue glow.
  • When Wi-Fi Direct is switched off, the Edge’s large light bar pulses blue, and ends with a smallLight bar with an amber glow.

To turn Wi-Fi Direct on or off from an Android or iOS device

  1. HP Smart free. For more detail, see Print, copy, search, and troubleshoot using the HP Smart app.
  2. Tap Settings to the HP Tango x Printer. Find and tap Advanced Configuration.
  3. Tap the Direct Status of Wi-Fi and edit the settings.

Wi-Fi Direct connection security setting

  • if the tango x printer’s Wi-Fi Direct link protection is Automatic, then the Wi-Fi Direct password is set to12345678 Unable to be altered.
  • if the Tango x printer’s Wi-Fi Direct link protection (the default setting) is set to Manual, you need toLink to your mobile device or computer with one of the following.

– If it’s blinking white (the Information button), click it within 30 seconds.

– When a page with a PIN code is printed, follow the instructions on the document.

Tango x printing from a mobile wireless device which supports Wi-Fi Direct

Verify that you have the current version of the HP Print Service Plugin enabled on your mobile computer (if using a desktop app Digital gadget). This app can be downloaded from Google Play App store.

  1. Make sure the tango x printer has turned on Wi-Fi Direct.
  2. Turn Wi-Fi On your mobile device directly. For more information, see the accompanying documentationMobility unit.
  3. Select a document from an application enabled for tango x printing from your mobile device, and then select the optionDocument to print.

It shows the list of available printers.

  1. From the list of printers available, select the shown Wi-Fi Direct tag, such as DIRECT-**-HP Tango x(Where * * is special printer identification characters).Enter the password for Wi-Fi Direct, when asked.
  2. Start your Document printing.

To print from a wireless-capable computer (Windows)

Check to have a compatible Tango x printing app installed on your mobile device. For more info please visitHP Website for Mobile printing www.hp.com/go/mobileprinting. If there isn’t a local version of this websiteplease link to the HP Mobile Printing website in your country / region or language.

Another country or territory, or a different language.

  1. Make sure the tango x printer has turned on Wi-Fi Direct.
  2. Turn on your mobile device to connect to Wi-Fi. See the documentation for more detailsMobile app issued.
  3. Sign in to a new network from the mobile device. Using the method where you usually attach to aCurrent Wireless or Hotspot network. Select the name of Wi-Fi Direct from the Wireless network listDisplayed as DIRECT-**-HP Tango x (where * * are special characters for your printer).Enter the password for Wi-Fi Direct, when asked.
  4. Document print.

To print from a computer with Wireless capability (Windows)

  1. Make sure the tango x printer has turned on Wi-Fi Direct.
  2. Switch on Wi-Fi link on device. For more information, see the accompanying documentation the computer.
  3. Log in to a new network from the device. Use the process where you normally connect to a new oneWireless, or hotspot network. From the list of wireless networks shown, select the Wi-Fi Direct nameSuch as DIRECT-**-HP Tango x (where * * are unique characters for your printer to identify).
  4. Enter the password for Wi-Fi Direct, when asked.
  5. Document print.

HP Tango x Wireless Printer Setup

You can set up and manage a wireless connection to your tango x printer. This includes information to print aboutNetwork settings, wireless function turning on or off, and wireless settings restored.

To switch the printer’s wireless capability on or off

Press (the Wi-Fi button) to turn on or off the wireless tango x printing capabilities on the back of the printer.

  • If the printer has an active connection to the wireless network, the Edge Lighting Large Bar will glow
  • Middle light brown.
  • When wireless is switched off, the Edge’s large light bar glows white in the center.
  • See Edge lighting for more information on wireless status.
  • To print the wireless network test report and the configuration network page, see Control Imprint reportstop.

To restore network settings to default settings

  • Press and hold (the Wi-Fi button) at least three seconds behind the printer. Then there’s thePrinter is in Auto Wireless Connect (AWC) configuration mode. It continues its search and waits for the HPSmart app to connect within 2 hours, and then stop searching.

Changing HP Tango x Wireless (Windows) settings

This method is open, if the printer program has already been installed.

  1. Open the program for the HP Printer. See Open the HP Tango x Printer app (Windows) for more detail.
  2. Click Tools in the Printer software.
  3. Click Setup & Software on Device.
  4. Choose Wireless Settings in Reconfigured. Follow instructions on-screen.

Tango x Printer connectivity using the HP Smart app

This section provides basic guidance on how to print the HP Smart app from your Android ,iOS, or other devicesComputer on Windows 10. For more details on using the HP Smart App please go to:

To print from an Android or iOS device

  1. Verify that you loaded paper into the input tray. See Load Media for more details.
  2. Open the Intelligent HP Tango x software.
  3. If you need to change to another printer, or add a new printer, tap the Plus icon.
  4. Tap a printing option (e.g., Print Photos or Facebook Photos, etc.). Please print pictures
  5. And your device documents, cloud storage sites or social media sites.
  6. Select the photo you want to print or the document.
  7. Click Paste.

To print from a device with Windows 10

  1. Verify that you loaded paper into the input tray. See Load Media for more details.
  2. HP Smart free. For more detail, see Print, copy, search, and troubleshoot using the HP Smart app.
  3. Please ensure your HP Tango x printer is selected on the HP Smart Home screen.
  4. Click or tap Print, at the bottom of the Home page.
  5. Enter Print Photo, find a photo you want to print and then click or tap Print Images.
  6. Select Print File, find a PDF document that you want to print, then click Print or press Print.
  7. Pick the choices that suit. Click or tap more settings, to show more settings. For more details
  8. See Tango x Printer Configuration Tips for printing configuration.
  9. Click or tap To start printing

HP Tango x Print with mobile devices

Print from mobile devices

You can directly print documents and pictures from your mobile devices including iOS , Android, WindowsMobile, Amazon Kindle andChromebook.

NOTE:HP Tango x printing from mobile devices can also be done using the HP Smart app. See Print for more infoUsing Smart HP software.

To print from mobile devices

  1. Verify that your HP Tango x printer connects to the same network as your mobile device.
  2. Allow mobile device printing to:
  • iOS: Use the Share menu option to print or.
  • Android: The HP Print Service Plugin (supported by most Android devices) can be downloaded from theGoogle Play Store, and make it available on your device.
  • Windows Mobile: Tap the Device menu to print. Add the Wizard of HP Tango x Printer.
  • Chromebook: Download and install the Chrome Web Store Chrome App HP Print toenable printing via Wi-Fi.
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HD9 and HDX: Print on your device the first time you select Print, HP PrintService Plugin is downloaded automatically to allow mobile printing.
  1. Make sure that the paper that is loaded suits the HP Tango x printer’s paper settings (see Load media for moreadditional information). The exact size of the document that is loaded helps your mobile device to be changed Know the size of the paper it’s printed.

Print with Print Anywhere

Print anywhere is a free HP service which lets you use the HP Smart App with your HP ConnectedRemote printing account using cellular data or Remote Wi-Fi.

With Print Anywhere, you can print anywhere, from anywhere, to your HP web-connected printer. For more information please go online.

When using Print Anywhere, ensure that the HP Tango x printer is linked to an active networkInternet connection.

To print a document using Print Anywhere

  1. When you have registered or signed up for an account at HP Connected (might not be available in allCountries / regions) Print Anywhere is set up automatically during printer setup.

If you skipped the phase during print setup, you will be prompted to set up Print Anywhere after installationPress Print Anywhere twice.

  1. Open HP Smart, and then print your file. See Printing with HP Smart app for more information.

HP Tango x– Print using a computer

Print documents

When printing papers, ensure the paper is loaded into the input tray, and that the output tray is open.See Load media for more information on charging paper.

To print a document (Windows)

  1. Pick Print from your Application.
  2. Make sure it selects your HP Tango x printer.
  3. Click on the Properties dialog box to open the button.

This button may be called Assets, Options, Tango x Printer Setup, depending on your program applicationPrinter, Printer, or Preferences.

  1. Pick the choices that suit.
    • Choose Portrait or Landscape Orientation on the Layout tab.
    • From the Media drop-down list in the Paper / Quality column, pick the appropriate paper typeTray Selection area, pick the correct quality of print in the Quality Settings area, thenIn the Color field, and select the correct color.
    • Click Advanced to pick the correct paper size from the drop-down list for Paper Size.

For more information on printing, see Advice on HP Tango x Printer Settings.

  1. Select OK to close the dialog box on Property.
  2. To start printing click Print, or OK.

To print tango x printer on both sides of the page (Windows)

  1. Pick Print from your Application.
  2. Make sure it selects your tango x printer.
  3. Click on the Properties dialog box to open the button.

This button may be called Assets, Options, Printer Setup, depending on your program applicationHP Tango x Printer, Printer, or Preferences.

  1. Pick the choices that suit.
  • Choose Portrait or Landscape orientation on the Layout tabs, and then selects the appropriate one
  • Manually drop-down the printed paper choice on both sides.
  • From the Media drop-down list in the Paper / Quality column, pick the appropriate paper type
  • Tray Selection area, pick the correct quality of print in the Quality Settings area, then
  • In the Color field, select the correct color.
  • Click Advanced to pick the correct paper size from the drop-down list for Paper Size.

For more information on printing, see Advice on HP Tango x Printer Settings.

  1. Remove the document from the output tray or the output tray after all the odd numbered pages have been printedWrap, depending on your type of printer.Flip the document by the long edge or short edge depending on the choice you set in the preceding stage.Reload the file.Make sure that the document’s blank side faces out from the HP Tango x printer.
  2. To print the other side of the text, press (the Resume button)

HP Tango xCopy and scan from an Android or iOS device

To copy from an Android or iOS device usinHP Tango x printer

  1. Open the Intelligent HP software.
  2. If you need to change to another Tango x printer, or add a new printer, tap the Plus icon.
  3. Click The Copy click. The built-in camera opens.
  4. Place a document or picture in front of the camera, choose a size choice to help define the size of the camera. First, then press the round button to take an image at the bottom of the page.
  5. Set number of copies or make additional changes where necessary:
  • To add more documents or images, click Add Pages button.
  • Click the Delete button to delete images or papers.
  • Tap Resize to adjust how to fill the paper with the original.
  1. To make a copy press Start Black or Start Color.