How to Print Wirelessly From iPad or iPhone: You’ve Got 3 Options

How to Print Wirelessly from iPad or iPhone

Printing wirelessly from your iPhone or iPad is as easy as it gets. With AirPrint, Apple’s iOS devices can instantly connect to your printer and send commands to print whatever you want to print easily.

The good thing is that the whole setup takes no more than a couple of steps. But that’s only if you’ve got an AirPrint-capable printer.

We’ll take a look at how you can print wirelessly from your iPad/iPhone here. There are three different options. While one of them requires AirPrint, the other two methods can let you get your work done even if your device doesn’t support Apple’s proprietary technology. Here we go:

How to Use AirPrint to Print from your iPhone and iPad Wirelessly

You can use AirPrint with Wi-Fi or wired network connections. Ensure that your printer supports this technology. We’ve compiled the best of them; check ’em if you want to get one.

Step #1. First off, connect your printer to the preferred Wi-Fi network. Ensure that both your iOS device and the AirPrint printer are on the same network. And be sure that your device is within the range.

Step #2. Now, open the app that allows you to print doc and hit the share button → In the share sheet, tap on the “Print” option.

Open Share Sheet and Tap on Print on iPhone or iPad

Step #3. On the next screen, you need to tap on Select Printer and then choose your printer.

Select Printer to AirPrint from iPhone or iPad

Step #4. Next up, customize the printing options as per your requirements. i.e., Number of copies, Page range, Single-sided/Double-sided, B/W or color, etc.

Customize Printing Options on iPhone or iPad

Step #5. Finally, tap on Print at the top right corner. Done!

Print Wirelessly From iPad or iPhone

That’s how you can print the copy of your favorite page. iOS lets you keep an eye on your print job and also allows you to cancel it with ease. Read on…

How to View or Cancel the Print on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Assuming, your printing is on. Bring up the App Switcher.

Step #2. Now, hit the Print Center to view your print job. If you want to cancel it, tap on the Cancel Printing.

Cancel AirPrint on iPhone or iPad

Several manufacturers offer multiple ways to print from mobile devices thanks to the direct wireless access point. Besides, they also offer a fully customized app to let you get the job done efficiently.

How to Print from iPhone and iPad Without AirPrint

We have an HP printer, and we are going to demonstrate the printing using its companion app. The process may not be 100% same for all the printers, but they may not be vastly different. So, you can get your work done by following the below steps. For help, you can check out the user manual.

Step #1. Download the app from your Printer’s manufacturer.

Install and Open Printer App on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Tap on suitable document type → Select the location → Tap on the desired file.

Select File to Print on iPhone or iPad without AirPrint


Step #3. Check out the custimaztion options at top-right corner. Once the setup is done, print docs as usual.

Print on iPhone or iPad Wirelessly Without AirPrint

Use Third-Party Apps to Print from Your iOS Device

There are quite a few third-party apps like handyPrint, Printopia, and Printer Pro. If you wish to have more control, they could be worth a pick.

That’s pretty much it!

Wrapping Up…

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