If you are a Brother printer user and you notice that this is the time to update your Brother printer driver, you need to remember that downloading and updating the printer driver are essential to make sure that your Brother printer performs perfectly. You know, new updates commonly come with essential improvements that will lead to better performance. The update can prevent irresponsive performance and even unwanted crashes. Well, there are (at least) two options that you can try when you need to download and update the printer driver. Let’s check them out.
Download from Brother Official Website
This option is one of the safest ways that you can choose when you need to download and update your Brother printer driver. In this case, you can simply find the latest update of your printer driver from the manufacturer. If you prefer this method, you can first visit the official website of Brother. Next, you can go to Brother Product Support Center to search for the product you have, in this case, your printer. Type your printer model in the ‘Search for Product’ and click the search icon. Or, you can also browse your product by finding the product type. Next, when you have found the correct product based on the specific model you have, you can click ‘Downloads’ to find the latest updates of the driver. You need to choose the Operating System (OS) you use under the ‘Downloads’ dialog. Next, you can click ‘Search’. Click the ‘Printer Driver’ under the ‘Drivers’ dialog and you can start downloading after you click Agree to EULA. When completed, you need to double-click the downloaded .exe file and follow the instructions given to complete the installation.
Update Brother Printer Driver via Device Manager
Another method that you can try to update your Brother printer driver is by updating it via Device Manager. You need to open Device Manager first. Please search for the information on how to open the Device Manager. Next, you need to find and expand Printers dialog. Right click on the Brother Printer Device you have. You can continue by clicking the ‘Update Driver Software’. Next, you can click ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’ and let Windows detect the update. You just need to follow the given instructions to complete the whole things. In addition, this method works only for Windows OS.
Well, those are two of various methods that you can try to update your Brother Printer driver. What we need to remind you regarding the update is that you have to make sure that you only refer to trusted sources when downloading the driver software. Further, it is also important to follow every step needed just to make sure you complete the update perfectly.