How to Change Printer Settings on iPhone in AirPrint (2023)

What to Know

  • AirPrint allows you to adjust print size in the printer settings on your iPhone.
  • If you are looking to change the size of a photo before printing, you will need to crop it in the Photos app.
  • To access features more advanced than AirPrint's basic options, you will need to install a third-party app.

Printing from your iPhone is fun and easy, but it's not always obvious how to change printer settings when printing via AirPrint. Whether you need to know how to change paper size when printing photos from an iPhone or you're looking to change other printer settings, we'll help you learn how to make the necessary changes. We'll also discuss third-party printing apps that may make your life easier. Here's how to change printer settings on your iPhone.

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How to Change Print Size on iPhone

AirPrint on iPhone is an option that allows a user to send photos or files from their iPhone directly to a printer that has AirPrint capabilities. AirPrint gives the user a few options when it comes to printing. It should be noted, however, that these are basic options and that they'll depend on the printer you are using. Now, let's take a look at how to adjust print size on iPhone.

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How Do I Change Print Size on iPhone in AirPrint?

Depending on the type of printer you are using, you may be able to change printer settings on your iPhone. Luckily, AirPrint makes this a relatively simple process. For more nifty tips on printing and your iPhone features, consider signing up for our free Tip of the Day Newsletter. Now, here's how to make changes to your printer settings on iPhone:

  1. Open the app you are printing from. In this case, the Photos app.

    Open the Photos app to crop a photo for printing on your iPhone
  2. Select the file or photo you wish to print.

  3. Tap the Share icon at the bottom of the screen.

    Tap the share icon at the bottom-left of the screen
  4. Scroll down and select Print.

  5. Select Options to reveal available printing options. If there is only one option available, for example if you are not using a color printer, instead of options you will just see the one option appear, for example, Paper Size.

    Tap on Options to see any options for changing print settings
  6. In this case the printer allows us to change paper size and color, but your printer may allow more or fewer options.

    You'll see which options you're able to adjust
  7. Once you've changed the printer settings, tap Print.

    Tap Print when you're ready to print

Now that you know how to change print size on iPhone through printer settings, you can print in any available paper size, provided your specific printer allows for that option.

How to Change Photo Size to Print from Your iPhone

Sometimes adjusting the print size on your iPhone still doesn't give you the paper size you want when printing photos. If you're looking for to how to print small pictures from iPhone, you've come to the right place! To adjust the print size for a photo when printing from iPhone, you may need to crop the photo in the Photos app first.

  1. Open the Photos app and select the photo you wish to crop.

    Open the Photos app to crop a photo for printing on your iPhone
  2. Tap Edit.

    Tap Edit in the upper-right corner
  3. Select the Crop icon.

    Select the crop tool at the bottom of the screen
  4. Now select the Frame icon at the top of the screen.

    Select the Frames icon near the upper-right corner of the screen
  5. You can now select from landscape or portrait modes, and various preset cropping ratios.

    Select a crop ratio or other present or custom crop options
  6. Tap Done in the lower-right corner when you're finished cropping.

    Tap Done in the bottom-right corner when you're finished

Common cropping ratios for printing a photo using your iPhone are 8:10, 2:3, and 5:7. When adjusting print size on iPhone, you can select the option that looks best for the photo.

Printing Apps for Your iPhone

The printing options available on the iPhone Photos app and through AirPrint are somewhat limited. If you're looking for more in-depth settings like changing the print size on your iPhone or if you need to know how to print a full page from iPhone, you will need to download an app from the App Store. In this section, we look at some of our favorite printing apps.

Canon print app icon

Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY (Free)

This app is perfect for those who own a Canon printer. The Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app is packed with basic features, but also includes more unique features such as a scanner and photo templates. As an added bonus, it's free!

  • Use your iPhone as a scanner and send scans directly to be printed
  • Create photo items such as calendars with the apps templates
  • Adjust, pages size, magnification and print quality in app
  • Ideal for Canon printers, but may not be compatible with other printers

HP print app icon

HP Smart (Free)

The HP Smart app allows you to print, scan, and share files using your HP printer.

  • Easy pairing and setup
  • Connect to the HP store to print or order unique items and prints
  • Includes a scanner
  • Allows you to edit photos and store on the cloud
  • Print from anywhere and set up printing tasks
  • Includes a huge variety of features that may be overwhelming for someone seeking a simple print app
  • May not be compatible with non-HP printers

Tap & Print app icon

Tap & Print (Free)

The Tap & Print app is designed to be easy to use with a large variety of printers.

  • Includes a scanner
  • Easy to navigate
  • Includes a large variety of printing options such as size and border settings
  • Over 1,200 printers supported
  • This app is not printer specific, so certain functionalities may be limited because the app doesn't include features for each and every printer

Epson print app icon

Epson Print (Free)

This app is free and has solid ratings. The Epson Print app shines due to its ease of use and navigation. The app's simple layout makes printing easy and fast.

  • Adjust print sizes and settings within the app
  • Scan documents with the built-in scanner
  • Sync files with cloud storage

CVS print app icon

Photo Prints Now: CVS Photo

This printing app allows you to send a photo or document to your nearest CVS Pharmacy to be printed. The Photo Prints Now app is free and easy to use, and is a great option for those without a printer at home. You can print on Kodak Moments paper, which ensures that your photos look incredible and consistent.

Now you know how to print from an iPhone and how to adjust print sizes, as well. While AirPrint allows you to make basic changes to your printer settings on iPhone, you will need to download one of the third-party apps above if you are looking for more advanced features. Next, learn how to print on a Mac!

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Erin MacPherson

Erin is a Web Editor for iPhone Life and has been a writer, editor, and researcher for many years. She has a degree in communication with an emphasis on psychology and communication, and has spent many of her professional years as a coach in various business and specialty fields. Erin officially joined the ranks of iPhone and Apple users everywhere around nine years ago, and has since enjoyed the unique and customized feel of Apple technology and its many gadgets. When she’s not working, Erin and her son enjoy outdoor adventures, camping, and spending time with their eclectic collection of pets.