How to Print Emails from Your iPhone

Learn how to print emails from the Gmail or Mail app.

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There are many reasons why you may want to print out an email. It can help to have a physical copy of an address or directions if you are driving or expect to have spotty internet access. It can also be useful to print emails with checklists or instructions to pin to a corkboard and markup by hand as necessary.


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How to Print from an iPhone Using the Mail App

To print an email from your iPhone, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Mail app.

    Open Mail app to print an email.
  2. Open the email you want to print.

    Open an email to print from your iPhone.
  3. Tap the reply button at the bottom of the screen.

    Tap the share button to print the email.
  4. Scroll to the bottom and tap Print.

    Scroll down and tap print to print the email.
  5. The Printer Options menu will pop up. Adjust the settings as necessary, then tap Print.

    Adjust the printing settings and tap to print.

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How to Print from an iPhone Using the Gmail App

Many iPhone users use Gmail as their preferred email app. Learn how to print email from Gmail in a few easy steps:

  1. Open the Gmail app.

    Open Gmail App to print an email.
  2. Open the email you want to print.

    Open the email you want to print on your iPhone.
  3. Tap the three dots next to the reply button.

    Tap the three dots to print the email on your iPhone.
  4. Select Print.

    Select print to print the email from your iPhone.
  5. Tap AirPrint.

    Tap AirPrint to print the email.
  6. Adjust the settings as necessary, then tap Print.

    Tap print to print out the email.

If you have both the Mail and Gmail app, you can print from either one. As you can see from this example, Mail tends to space the email out more, which is great for handwritten notes. On the other hand, the Gmail app generally condenses the text more tightly to save paper.

Now you know how to print from your iPhone! You can print emails from both the Mail app and Gmail app. AirPrint allows you to print out any email in seconds. Now you learn how to print text messages right from your iPhone. You can also find out how to print without ads from Safari!

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Olena Kagui

Olena Kagui is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life who lives in Hawaii. With a BA in International Relations from Anglo American University, Olena traveled the world. She has lived in Ukraine, the Czech Republic, China, and the USA. Olena won an excellence award for a controversial article, got a grant to blog from a war-zone, and published a short fictional story. She hopes to publish a full-length novel and continue writing up a storm on her blog The Travel Bug Bite! When she’s not typing or flying, she is loving on animals, crafting bizarre creations, and devouring all-you-can-eat sushi.