Set up a scanner to use with Mac
You can add a scanner to the list of devices in Printers & Scanners settings.
If you’ve already set up a printer that includes a scanner, you may be able to use its scanner features without any additional work. You can then adjust your scanning options if needed.
Before setting up your scanner, make sure macOS has the latest scanner software available to it. Check with your scanner’s manufacturer to see if any updates are available for your scanner model.
If you have a multifunction AirPrint printer and scanner, you don’t need to check for software updates.
Follow the instructions that came with the scanner to unpack it and connect it to your Mac.
If your Mac has a single USB-C port and you want to connect a USB scanner, use a multiport adapter. Connect the scanner, then connect a USB-C cable to a power supply to prolong the battery life of your Mac. See Use USB-C cables with your Mac.
Important: Don’t install software that came with the scanner. Your macOS computer downloads the latest scanner software automatically.
Choose Apple menu > System Settings, then click Printers & Scanners in the sidebar. (You may need to scroll down.)
If you don’t see your scanner in the Printers list, click the Add Printer, Scanner or Fax button on the right.
Select your scanner, then click Add.
If your scanner isn’t in the list, see the documentation that came with the scanner to find out how to scan with it.