HP Envy Photo 6232 Setup - Complete Guide

HP Envy Photo 6232 is a decent casual photo printer. Colors are pretty accurate in this printer. The printing speed is adequate and has a low cost per print. HP Envy 6232 has a 2.2 inch LCD screen that is quite useful in handling the printer. The printer rates at 13 pages per minute (ppm) for Black & White prints and 8 pages per minute (ppm) for Color prints. The mobile printing capabilities include HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint, Mopria Print Services, Wireless Direct Printing, etc. Let us see more about the HP Envy Photo 6232 setup in the upcoming sections.

Hp Envy Photo 6232 Setup


  • Unbox the printer and take out the accessories.
  • Remove the packaging materials.
  • Connect the power cord between the printer and an electrical outlet.
  • Firmly press the dedicated Power button to turn on your printer.
  • Use the printer's touch screen to tweak the printer settings. You can select either Self-managed or IT-managed.
  • Self-managed - Optimized default settings that include guided setup and configuration steps.
  • IT-managed - Optimized default settings for fleet manageability.


  • Power cable
  • HP 64 Black Starter cartridge
  • HP 64 Tri-Color Starter cartridge
  • HP 4” x 6” Sample photo paper
  • User guide
  • HP Envy 6232 printer


  • Pull out the paper tray.
  • Slide the paper width guides outwards, and remove any previously loaded media.
  • Insert a stack of paper with the print side facing downwards.
  • Push the photo tray back in.
  • Change or retain the paper settings according to your requirements.
  • Finally, pull out the output tray extension.


  • Open the front access door.
  • Remove the cartridges from the packaging.
  • Remove the plastic tapes using the pull tab.
  • Slide both the ink cartridges into their respective slots.
  • Close the cartridge access door.


HP Envy 6232 offers all the right connections to boost your productivity. In order to utilize the printer to the fullest, you need to have the printer drivers installed on your PC.

  • Visit the HP printer support page on your PC.
  • Note: You will notice that your computer OS is automatically detected, and the printer drivers available for your OS are listed on your screen.

  • From the drop-down menu, choose the OS family and OS version.
  • Once selected, click on Change.
  • If there are printer drivers available for your OS and its version, they will be listed out one by one.
  • Click on the relevant printer driver.
  • Read all the license agreements in the next window and click on Agree to the EULA and Download.
  • Once the driver download is over, you can carry on with the driver installation process.


  • Locate the downloaded setup file.
  • In the Security Warnings window, click the Run button to extract all the files.
  • Click Yes in the setup.exe window to proceed further.
  • Select the preferred language and click OK.
  • Go through the End-User License Agreement and click on the Yes button.
  • When prompted to select a connection type, select the appropriate option.
  • Follow the installation wizard to complete the driver installation process.
  • Click Finish to close the installation window.
  • Once done, restart your computer and the printer.


The driver download and installation procedure for all the Windows and Mac computers are similar. For your reference, we have given the driver download and installation steps in the above section. Do check it out and apply it to your Windows 7 computer.


  • Connect your PC to the Internet.
  • Go to your default web browser.
  • Visit the printer’s support page.
  • Click on the Manual section.
  • Click on User guide to open your printer's manual.
  • You can go through the manual to know more about your HP printer.


  • Turn off your printer.
  • Seal one end of the USB cable to the USB port of your HP printer and the other end to the system's USB port.
  • Now turn on your HP Envy Photo 6232 printer.
  • Once your computer detects the printer, you can carry on with the setup process.

  • Go to your computer's Start menu.
  • Open the Control Panel window.
  • Click on the Hardware and Sound menu.
  • Select the Devices and Printers option.
  • Click on Add a Printer and choose your HP Envy Photo 6232 printer from the list.
  • Note: Make sure that your HP printer is selected as the default one.

  • Click the Finish tab to complete the overall USB setup process.


You can print wirelessly from your PC, smartphone, tablet, or any network device using the Wi-Fi Direct method. Follow the steps to explore more about the Wi-Fi Direct setup.

HP Envy Photo 6232 Wireless Setup
  • Go to the printer’s control panel and turn on the Wi-Fi Direct option.
  • Once Wi-Fi Direct is turned on, the Wi-Fi Direct icon will appear on the printer's display.
  • To know the printer’s Wi-Fi Direct name and password, press the information button.
  • This step will indeed print the information page, which has all the details of the printer.

As everyone wants to print from their smartphone, you need to take your smartphone for further proceedings.

  • Download and install the HP Smart app on your mobile device.
  • Now, go to the phone’s Wi-Fi settings and connect to the printer’s wireless connection.
  • Open the HP Smart application on your smartphone and start printing.


  • Open the scanner lid.
  • Place the document on the scanner glass.
  • Make use of the scanner markings to keep the document correctly.
  • Close the scanner lid.
  • Select Scan on the home screen.
  • To select an item, use the navigation buttons and then press the OK button.
  • Establish a wired or wireless connection between your computer and the printer.
  • Select your computer from the list.

    Note: If the LCD screen prompts you to enter the PIN, use the control panel to enter the computer's four-digit PIN and then press OK.

  • As you are scanning a document, choose the File type as PDF.
  • Once you have made all the necessary changes in the settings window, click the Preview option on your computer screen.
  • You can select how to save the scanned image to your computer.
  • Press Start to begin scanning.
  • Check whether your printer has successfully scanned the document.
  • The scanned document will be saved on your PC’s File Explorer.


Scanning to email is one of the most underrated features of any printer that needs to be adopted by more users in their day-to-day usage. By using this feature, you can actually scan a document on your HP printer and save it directly to the printer server in the form of a folder or send the scanned document to your email address or contacts.

  • First, print the configuration setup page on your HP Envy printer.
  • This step will help you to identify the IP Address of your HP printer.
  • Turn on your computer and connect to the Internet.
  • Open the default web browser.
  • In the address bar or URL bar, type your HP printer’s IP Address and hit Enter.
  • On the HP printer’s home page, click on the Digital Sending tab.
  • From there, click on the Email settings menu.
  • You need to enter the SMTP Gateway settings and the email address where you want to receive the notification.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions, and click on Apply to save the settings.


Troubleshooting needs proper guidance. Each time you solve a particular issue, you increase your troubleshooting skills by gaining more expertise in that niche. In the below segments, we have discussed some of the frequent printer issues: Printer offline, printer not connecting to Wi-Fi, printer not printing black, and printing blank pages.

Is your HP Photo 6232 printer offline? Check out these solutions.

Uncheck the use printer offline option

  • Turn on your system and log in to the Admin account.
  • Open the Run dialog box and type Control Panel.
  • Set view by as Large icons.
  • Click on Devices and Printers to view the list of printers that are on your network.
  • Right-click on your HP printer and select See what’s printing.
  • Click on the printer and uncheck the Use Printer Offline option.

Look for the paper jam

  • Check the error message displayed on your printer’s screen.
  • Unplug your machine from the AC power outlet.
  • Remove the jammed paper.
  • Ensure that the paper support is fully inserted into the machine.
  • Once you have successfully removed the jammed paper, reconnect the power cord and turn on the printer.

Make use of the HP Print and Scan Doctor tool

HP provides a free tool for all its printers named HP Print and Scan Doctor, which is used mainly to diagnose and resolve printer-related problems. Read this section and learn how to fix the offline issue using the HP Print and Scan Doctor tool.

  • Go to the printer’s official site.
  • Click on the Diagnostics section.
  • From the drop-down menu, click on Print and Scan Doctor.
  • Click Download Print and Scan Doctor to download the application on your PC.
  • Run HPPSdr.exe from the download location.
  • Once the application is open, click Start and then choose your HP printer.
  • Click either Fix Printing or Fix Scanning to resolve the printer offline problem.
  • If this is the solution, your printer will be online.
  • Cross-verify that the printer is not in an Energy Saver mode or a busy state.
  • If yes, turn off the power-saving modes.
  • Try to reboot your printer and the router.
  • If the printer is connected wirelessly to your computer, check whether the connection is secure.
  • Confirm that there is minimum to no interference between the printer and the network devices.
  • Verify that your router is emitting signals at regular intervals.
  • Check if the print spooler is corrupted, as the print spoolers are used to communicate with the printer’s server.
  • You can solve the print spooler issue through the control panel window or command prompt.
  • One of the reasons could be due to corrupted or outdated printer drivers.
  • If the printer drivers are not updated for quite a long time, then go to the printer’s support page and download the latest printer drivers.
  • If the issue persists, you can factory reset the printer as a final troubleshooting step.
  • Keep in mind that resetting the printer to its default settings erases all the previous settings that you have made right from the date of purchase.

Set your HP printer as a default one

  • Go to the Control Panel window.
  • Click Devices and Printers.
  • Locate your HP printer.
  • Right-click on the printer icon and select Set as default printer.

Remove and re-add the printer

  • Click on the Windows Start icon.
  • Go to Devices and printers.
  • Locate your HP printer name.
  • Right-click on your printer icon and click Remove Device.
  • Wait for a few minutes and re-add the printer to your computer via a USB cable.

Reinstall the printer drivers

First, uninstall the old printer drivers and their traces from your PC. Once done, follow the below steps on your PC.

  • Go to the printer’s official support page.
  • Choose your PC’s Operating System and its version.
  • Select the relevant printer drivers.
  • Click the Download button to initiate the downloading process.
  • Read the end-user license agreement and click Agree.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the driver installation.

Note: The installation part might look complex, but it is easy. If you want any kind of support from our side, call our technicians.

Clean the printhead

  • You need to check for clogged nozzles before cleaning the printhead, so you don’t waste time cleaning it unnecessarily.
  • Usually, cleaning utilizes a lot of ink, so clean the nozzles only if the print quality of the document is not up to the mark.
  • After cleaning the printhead with a clean cloth, take a sample print to check the quality of the printed document.
  • If the print quality is good, you are good to go.

An alternative method to clean the printhead

  • Load a few sheets of letter or A4 plain white paper in the paper tray.
  • Open the HP Utility application.
  • Select your HP Envy 6232 printer from the list of printers available in the network.
  • Click the Print Test Page button, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • If the diagnostic page shows streaks or missing portions of the text or colored boxes, it will clean the print cartridges automatically.
  • If nothing works out, you can replace the print head of your HP Envy 6232 printer.

Just by following the above article, you can easily set up your HP Envy 6232 printer. For more queries related to the topic, call our technicians.

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