How to print from Smartphone or Tablet

Smartphones and tablets have become a more popular way to access the web. Occasionally, circumstances arise where you need to print something out.

Very few mobile devices feature USB ports to connect your printer directly and none of them come with pre-installed printer software even if they do, here is how to print from your smartphone.

We will discuss for Apple & Andriod Devices but make sure that you have a wireless-enabled printer.

Wireless Printing for Apple Devices

Apple is believed to produce  the most user-friendly technological products on the planet, so it is no big surprise that printing from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch is enabled easily for a range of common printer brands.

Here is how it works:
• Open the application you want to print from and select the print option settings icon
• Select or tap “Print.”
• Choose your printer as well as the number of copies you want.
• Print!

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Once your printer is set up, printing over wireless is very easy

Wireless Printing for Andriod Devices

The Google Cloud Print app is easy to download and acts like a mini-print manager for your Android products. Connect the application with your Cloud Print ready printer and you can easily produce hard copy prints of your Google Drive documents instantly.

Here is how it works:
• Install Cloud Print from Google Play’s app store
• When you go to settings, there will be a list of Cloud Print enabled wifi printers to choose from
• Connect to the printer of your choice
• Use Gallery to print photos and saved images, or choose the print feature on your web browser
• Print.
Android products pride themselves on photo quality, and having the ability to instantly reproduce your best photos on paper is highly useful.

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In conclusion, most printer manufacturers have developed printing applications that work exclusively with their machines.

If you have an HP® printer, look into their ePrint app. Canon’s app is called Canon® Print Service and Epson® offers the Epson iPrint app. All are relatively quick to set up and easy to use!

No matter which one you choose, there is no denying the fact that printing from your smart device is very easy.

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Joseph U,

Freelance writer & Content Developer.

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