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Print from your iPhone or iPad without iOS 4.2



Lifehacker, always looking for ways to get things done now, has a short list of ways to print from your iOS device without waiting for the wireless printing built in to iOS 4.2. Which will then require support from printer makers. Which will then require you to have a wireless printer.

They point to one of Warner’s favorite devices, the Pogoplug. This device is primarily used to turn any USB drive into a web-accessible networked drive, but the latest firmware allows you to plug in a USB printer, allowing an iOS device to print to it. Another option is the Air Sharing app, which allows printing through a shared printer (though this is limited to Mac and Linux according to the app description). The final option is to use a printer that can print via email. Hop over for more details.



  1. Charles

    09/25/2010 at 7:30 am

    For the iPad there’s the Print n Share app.

  2. Flash Gordon Photography

    09/26/2010 at 3:09 am

    I have two printers. Both work with the iPad using the hp wireless print app.


  3. Utica Al

    09/26/2010 at 4:19 pm

    I have a Canon MX320, and not one of the iTunes Store apps supports printing to it directly. Some, like the Eurosmartz bunch, require you to install server software and keep it running. Some, like Air Sharing, still require that you have a computer running while printing. This just isn’t a viable alternative for me, although I suspect that Apple will also require the same thing, despite the fact that my printer is plugged into my AEBS and part of the network. Canon’s own utility supports something like three models. Useless.

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