How to wirelessly print documents from an iPhone or iPad | AirPrint

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For this it will be necessary to corroborate the following:

  • That the printer you have available is compatible with AirPrint. You can see compatible models on Apple's official website.
  • Whether your iPhone or iPod Touch is 3GS or higher, or an iPad.
  • Correct update of  iOS e Firmware printer so that it works properly.
  • Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and the printer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

How to print from my iPhone with AirPrint in a few steps

Once confirmed, you must have the app installed on your iPhone. In case you don't have it yet, you can download it from the Apple Store.

Note that you can print from any app available on your mobile device, such as Mail, Safari, Photos, Camera, Maps, Page, Documents, etc.

To start printing, you need to position yourself on the document. At the bottom of the screen you should have the "Share" option. It is represented by an arrow to the left or an arrow sticking out of a square, this will depend on the device you have.

In case you don't have the option to share, you need to look for the three dots icon to access the document menu.

The next thing will be scroll down the options and click » Print «, Represented by a printer icon. Then you will have to click on » Select »To choose the app to print and look for the option» AirPrint «.

The app will open and from there you can configure the printing, both the size, the number of copies, the pages you want to print, in case the document has multiple pages.

When you have finished preparing everything for printing, click on the button » Select "That you have on the right of" Printer »At the top of the screen. Find the printer and click on it.

Once you have everything ready, click on the button » Print «, You have it in the upper right corner of your device screen.

After giving the order to print, you can see all the printing activities and delete some of them if you wish.

To see the printing activities, open the app launcher and select » Print ". If, on the other hand, what you want is to cancel a print order that you have given by mistake, open the app selector, click on " Print «, Find the activity you want to cancel.

When you click on it, you will see the details: name of the document, number of copies, print mode and status. At the end of the list is a button » Cancel print ». Click on it to confirm the cancellation.

How to print without AirPrint from your iPhone

If, on the other hand, you are not lucky enough to have an AirPrint compatible printer, you don't have to rush to buy one. We always give you a solution. Note that the process has a few more steps, but it's just as simple.

To do this, you will need to have the help of some third party apps. Some printers even have their own applications to make your work easier.

Keep in mind that it doesn't matter which process you use to print a document wirelessly. Both the device that the printer must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

If you have low quality internet and don't have a good connection from your mobile, don't worry as there are ways to boost the Wi-Fi signal from your iPhone.

To find any other apps to install on your iPhone, you need to search for information about the printer you have available. Go to their website and search for their mobile apps.

You will find most of the compatible apps between printer and IOS device in the official Apple Store stores. They are generally paid applications. Some of the ones we can mention are:

  • Brother iPrint & Scan
  • Pro Lite printer
  • Press Agent Lite

Regardless of which app you download, you'll need to set it up on both your device and printer so they can be synced for printing. The steps to follow will be the same as for AirPrint.

With Apple technology you can not only print wirelessly from your phone, but you can also control your Mac computer from your iPhone mobile.

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