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How To Print From Your iPad or iPhone

Have you ever been browsing Safari on your iPad or iPhone and found something you would like to have a print copy of? Or maybe you're doing work on your iDevice using Pages or Numbers and need to print the document. Using a wireless network, you can print from your iDevice.

There are three ways to do this.

1. AirPrint

AirPrint, developed by Apple, is available on iPads or iPhones 3GS or later. In order to use AirPrint, you must have an AirPrint-enabled printer (available from most of the major printer manufacturers.) Your printer must be connected to WiFi. You can print things from Safari, Notes, Mail, or Photos. Tap on the share up arrow icon in the top left corner of your iPad or bottom screen of your iPhone and select Print. Tap Select Printer and you should see your printer's name. Tap Select again. Choose the number of copies you want and then tap Print.

How to print from your iPad or iPhone

 

2. Printer Manufacturer Apps

Some printer manufacturers offer their own apps to connect to your iPad or iPhone. Epson iPrint, HP ePrint and Xerox Print Portal are a few that work similarly to AirPrint.

How to print from your iPad or iPhone

 

3. Third-Party Apps

Besides printer manufacturer apps, there are many third-party apps that let you connect a non-AirPrint printer to your iPad or iPhone. After you download the app you will have to install their software on your computer to connect the printer to your iPad or iPhone and print wirelessly. Some examples of apps you can download are Printer Pro ($2.99), Print n Share ($7.99), and PrintCentral ($6.99).

How to print from your iPad or iPhone

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Paula is a freelance media broadcaster and journalist. She enjoys life at home with her husband, two kids, two dogs, two cats and a parrot. Her iPhone is never more than two feet away from her and she can't imagine life without it.