If you want your printer to work properly, you need to maintain it. You need to keep a look at if it is working fine or not. You may be able to check it externally, but you need a printer firmware to maintain your printer internally. Printer firmware is a software program that is initially installed on your printer at the time of its manufacturing. The firmware helps your printer is working smoothly. It keeps track of whether your printer is connected to your required devices or not. Many people can face errors if the firmware is not up to date. You need to update it to maintain the smooth working of the printer. In this article, we have discussed how to update the brother printer firmware.
We have listed different steps that you will have to follow to update the brother printer firmware. Read the full article to get you every question answered related to the brother printer firmware.
Characteristics of brother printer
Below we have listed different characteristics of Brother Printers that will help you to invest you in the brother printers. Read the points carefully.
- The best thing about the brother printers is that they are highly durable and it is worth investing your money in the brother printers.
- Next, you can print a wide range of documents using the brother printers. You can use it for both medium and small-sized organizations.
- Brother printers not only offer the printing facility but you can also scan, copy or send a fax using the brother printers.
- The brother printers require less space as they are compact. You can adjust the printer without any hassle.
Points to remember to update brother printer firmware
Below we have listed some of the points that you need to keep in mind before you proceed to update the brother printer firmware. Read all the steps carefully and make sure that you follow all the steps.
- It should be noted that some of the data will be deleted when you will try to update the brother printer firmware. The data like the outgoing message, printing data, call log, and other data.
- Next, you will also have to keep in mind that the process of updating can take some time. You do not have to shut down your printer or your system.
- You will have to make sure that your printer is connected to some other computer. If you are using a print sharing to print your documents, there are chances that you will not be able to update the brother printer firmware.
Steps to update brother printer firmware through a tool
Below we have mentioned the process to follow to update brother printer firmware using a tool. Follow the steps in the same order.
update brother printer firmware tool
The first step is to update your printer. Follow the steps mentioned below.
- Initially, you will have to print a sample page from the printer.
- You will then have to go to the brother printer website. form there, you will have to download the brother printer firmware update tool.
- After this, you will have to redirect it to the folder in which you wish to store it.
- Once done, you will have to decide which operating system you are using.
Steps for Mac
Once you have performed the steps listed above and selected the Mac as your operating system, you will have to follow the steps mentioned below.
- You will first have to go to the folder in which you have stored the file. After this, you will have to click on the .exe file to start the installation process.
- Once done, you will get a prompt asking you to continue, click on the continue option.
- After that, you will have to click on the install option to start the installation process.
- You will have then have to type your password if asked.
- Next, from the list of files, you will have to select the jar file.
- After that, you will have to select the language and continue.
- Select how your device is connected to the internet.
- Finally, click on the continue option and let the installation process complete.
Steps for Windows OS
You will have to follow the steps mentioned below if you selected Windows as your operating system.
- You will have to look for a security prompt. In that prompt, you will get an option to Run. Click on that option.
- After this, you will get a security prompt again and then click on the option to run.
- Finally, you will have to select your device.
Last step(common for both)
This is the last step in the process. Both the Mac and Windows users need to follow these steps after completing the steps mentioned above. Read the steps carefully and complete it.
- First, you will get a prompt updating you about all the information gathered while trying to update the Brother Printer firmware.
- You will have to click on the agree on option.
- After this, you will get the information about the data that will be deleted after the update. You will have to read it carefully and after that, click on the continue option.
- Once done, it will ask you to enter your system’s password. Enter it correctly.
- It will then start the process of update. You will have to wait until it completes.
- You will get a successful message after the completion of the update.
- Next, you will have to click on the continue option and finish the process.
- Follow the instructions appearing on the screen until the message arrives that no more updates are present.
Following all the methods that we have listed above will help you to update the Brother Printer Firmware easily. We have tried to provide you with all the possible information and we hope that you found the article helpful. If you face any issue while updating it, you can contact the support team. You can also visit their website and look for the method through which you can contact the support team.