AirPrint: Wirelessly Printing from Mobile Devices

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(Last Updated On: August 14, 2013)

You probably know how to print at home using a wired printer, but what if you are out and about and want to print something off from one of your computerized devices? Thanks to modern day technology and a recent software upgrade from Apple, you can now print documents and photographs off from pretty much any device (from iPad to iPhone), as long as you go about it the right way.

The Basics

The first step is to check your printer and see that it is AirPrint compatible. Regardless of what Apple device you are dealing with, you will need to use this software. Either way, the setup process is fairly simple and once you are done that, you can simply connect your device and printer to the same Wi-Fi network and get started with printing.

The Alternative

You should see a connection established between the devices in just a matter of seconds, but if you do have problems you can always turn to the Fingerprint software. Although not as reliable as the previous option, it does get the job done.

AirPrint Apps

There are also a number of AirPrint-enabled apps you can take advantage of for printing purposes. From instapaper, Evernote and Safari to iWork and Google Maps, if you want to print any information from any of these apps, you can do so quickly and easily.

The key things to remember are:

  • AirPrint best printing software
  • Fingerprint is the other option
  • Stick with AirPrint-enabled apps — usually iWork or Google maps

The process is very simple and once you try it a few times for yourself and get more familiar with it, it becomes easy to remember. It can be a bit complex when you first get started, but you should not have any issues with it.  If your device isn’t running smoothly, it will be an additional burden to getting the printing to work.  Get in touch with iFixYouri to first ensure that your device is behaving at its potential.

Understanding this process could be very helpful in the future, if you happen to be away from your desktop computer and need to print things off. You never know when you’ll have a printing emergency!