Set up a scanner to use with Mac
You can add a scanner to the list of devices in Printers & Scanners preferences.
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. Select the printer in the list at the left, then click Scan.
Before setting up your scanner, make sure macOS has the latest scanner software available to it. On your Mac, choose Apple menu > About this Mac, then click Software Updates.
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 About USB-C.
Important: Don’t install software that came with the scanner. Your macOS computer downloads the latest scanner software automatically.
Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Printers & Scanners .
If you don’t see your scanner in the list at the left, click the Add button . If a pop-up menu appears, choose Add Printer or Scanner.
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.