How to Print from iPhone: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

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If you’ve ever found yourself in the precarious position of needing to print something from your iPhone, you’re not alone. With the reliance on mobile devices in our everyday lives, printing from our phones has become increasingly necessary. Thankfully, with the right tools and knowledge, it is easier than ever to print anything from your iPhone. In this article, we will provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to print from your iPhone, so you can say goodbye to the frustration and hello to convenience.

Introduction: Understanding AirPrint

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty of printing from your iPhone, it is essential to understand what AirPrint is and how it works. Apple created AirPrint, a feature that allows iPhone users to print wirelessly from their devices to AirPrint-enabled printers. Essentially, it’s a built-in solution that makes printing from iOS, macOS, and iPadOS devices a breeze. To use AirPrint, all you need is an iPhone running on iOS version 4.2 or later, and an AirPrint-enabled printer.

What You Need to Print from iPhone?

Before diving into how to print from your iPhone, there are a few things you need to have in place:

S.No. Requirements
1 An iPhone running iOS version 4.2 or later
2 An AirPrint-enabled printer
3 Updated iOS software
4 Wi-Fi network connection

How to Print from iPhone?

Step 1: Connect iPhone and printer to the same Wi-Fi network

The first step to printing from your iPhone is to ensure that your device and printer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. This is essential for your iPhone to locate your printer and establish a connection. To connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network:

1. On your iPhone, navigate to ‘Settings’.

2. Tap on ‘Wi-Fi’ and toggle on the Wi-Fi button to turn it on.

3. Select the name of the Wi-Fi network you want to join and enter the password if prompted.

Step 2: Locate AirPrint-enabled printer

The next step is to locate your AirPrint-enabled printer. Your iPhone should automatically detect any printer on the same Wi-Fi network that supports AirPrint. You can check if your printer is AirPrint-enabled in your device’s manual, on the printer itself or by checking the manufacturer’s website.

Step 3: Print from iPhone

Now that your iPhone and printer are connected and ready, you can print from your device. Here are the steps to follow:

1. Open the app or file you want to print.

2. Select the ‘Share’ icon on the app’s screen (usually located in the bottom left or upper right corner of your iPhone’s screen).

3. Scroll down and tap on the ‘Print’ option (You may need to swipe left or right to locate the print option).

4. Select the correct printer you want to send the print job to.

5. Select any print options you require.

6. Finally, tap on ‘Print’ to print the document.

Step 4: Check print status

After sending the print job, wait for your printer to start printing. Printing may take some time, depending on the size and quality of the document you’re printing. You can check the print status by tapping on the ‘Print Center’ app on your iPhone.

FAQ: Answering Your Questions about Printing from iPhone

Q1. Can I Print Wirelessly without an AirPrint Printer?

Yes, you can. There are several third-party apps and hardware solutions that you can use to print from your iPhone. However, we recommend using an AirPrint-enabled printer for the best and easiest experience.

Q2.Can I Print to a Non-AirPrint Printer?

Yes, you can. You can use third-party apps such as Printer Pro, PrintCentral or FileApp to print to a non-AirPrint printer.

Q3. My Printer Does Not Show up on AirPrint, What Can I Do?

If your printer doesn’t show up when you try to print, there are several things you can try:

– Make sure your printer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone.

– Check if your printer is AirPrint-enabled.

– Ensure that both your iPhone and printer have the latest software updates installed.

– Reset both your printer and iPhone.

Q4. Can I Print from iPhone to any Printer?

No, you cannot. You can only print from an iPhone to a printer that supports AirPrint or a third-party app that allows you to print to non-AirPrint printers.

Q5. How Do I Set Up AirPrint on My Printer?

To set up AirPrint on your printer, follow these steps:

1. Connect your printer to the Wi-Fi network.

2. Update the printer’s firmware to the latest update.

3. Enable AirPrint from your printer’s settings menu.

Q6. Can I Print Directly from Photos App?

Yes, you can. Open the Photos app and select the picture you want to print. Click on the Share icon (a small square with an upward arrow located at the bottom left corner of your iPhone’s screen). Next, tap on the Print option and follow the steps above to complete the process.

Q7. How Do I Cancel a Print Job on iPhone?

To cancel a print job on your iPhone, do the following:

1. Open the ‘Print Center’ app on your iPhone.

2. Find the print job you want to cancel and swipe left on it.

3. Tap on the ‘Delete’ button.

Conclusion: Start Printing from Your iPhone Today!

Printing from your iPhone has never been easier, and with AirPrint technology, you can print your documents effortlessly in no time. All you need to do is ensure that your iPhone and printer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, select the document you want to print, and follow the steps provided above. We hope that this guide has been helpful to you and has resolved any issues you had with printing from your iPhone.

Take advantage of the technology around you and start printing from your iPhone today!


This article is intended for informational purposes only. We do not guarantee that any of the instructions provided above will work on your specific device or printer. Always refer to your device or printer’s manual for instructions and procedures. We are not responsible for any damage or malfunction caused by following the instructions provided in this article.