Printing On iPhone And iPad With AirPrint And Non-AirPrint Printer

By Mae Cervantes , Feb 21, 2017 11:12 AM EST

iOS smart devices can automatically print wirelessly via AirPrint. It offers an effortless way to print from iPad and iPhone. With regards to the possibility that the printer is not AirPrint enabled, then users may have secondary option to print from iPad or iPhone.

Printing With AirPrint

According to 9 to 5 Mac, the process of printing from iPad and iPhone are likely similar, however, the share button makes it different. The share button is the square with up arrow button that may vary depending on the position of the device, either in portrait or landscape mode. In portrait mode, the share button is located in the bottom left corner, while on landscape it can be found at the upper right area of the device.

First, the user should open the file or photo, where a check mark on the selected photos will appear. After selecting, choose the "Next" button in the top right corner. Then, tap "Print" and "Select Printer." The user can select the number of copies and mode like Black and White printing.

With Non-AirPrint Printer

Users should bear in mind that not all apps support AirPrint. However, users can still print data from their iPhone and iPad via a direct access point for a printer or iDevice downloadable programs like O'Print and HandyPrint, as per CNET.

HandyPrint is accessible for Mac users and O'Print is well-suited with Windows. To print with a non-AirPrint printer, the user needs to install a compatible app. First, the user should access the "Settings," then "Wi-Fi." The printer's brand or model name will be displayed. Then, tap the share button and select "Print."

What Is AirPrint

AirPrint is an Apple technology that prints documents from Mac, iPad, iPhone or iPod without installing additional software. AirPrint can be utilized via Wi-Fi network. However, the users should make sure that the printer is associated with the same network of their iOS devices or Mac.


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