While many of our documents live in the cloud and or email, there is still the occasional need to physically print something. While printer technology hasn’t changed a lot over the last few years a new feature is AirPrint.
AirPrint enables the user to print documents directly from their iPhone. This ability is very useful, especially for those who use an iPhone more often than a laptop. Before AirPrint trying to print documents from an iPhone was hit or miss depending on what printer you had. Most new printers come with AirPrint support, and all that you need to use the feature is being on the same WiFi network as the AirPrint printer.
Follow the steps in the guide below to start using AirPrint on the iPhone today.
AirPrint is a feature built into many applications on the iPhone. A few examples of these are Safari, Evernote, Keynote and the one I am using in this example: Pages. Any app that has AirPrint support will work similarly to the way demonstrated below.
From the home screen Open Pages.
After the Pages app loads, select a document.
With the document opened, tap the wrench icon in the top right of the app.
On the options page, tap Share and Print
To print the document, the first step is to Select Printer.
Be sure that the WiFi network is the same one that the printer is on, so that AirPrint will be able to find the printer. After a few seconds your printer should appear on the screen. Tap it to select the device.
After you add the printer to the iPhone, there are several printing options that you can change before hitting print. By default all pages of the document print every time, if you want to customize this tap Range.
At the bottom of the screen, adjust the page numbers so that it is only the pages you want printed.
Another option is how many copies you would like to print from that document. To add more than one copy tap “+” on the copies menu. Likewise, to reduce the number of copies of a document, tap the “-” button.
Once you finish with the printing requirements, select Print at the bottom of the screen.
A message like the one below should appear saying that your document went to the printer.
After this message disappears and your document prints, a successful use of AirPrint is complete. What apps do you like to use the AirPrint feature with?