How to Print Google Docs from iPhone & iPad—Quick & Easy

What To Know

  • To print from your iPad or iPhone, open the Google Docs app > tap the document you want to print > More icon > Print > Choose printing options > Print.
  • If your Google doc won't print, you may need to restart your printer and iPhone or iPad, or update your printer's driver.  

The Google Docs app on your iPhone and iPad is super convenient, but there are still times you may need a printed copy of a document. Here's how to print a Google Doc from an iPhone or iPad, and what to do if your Google Doc won't print. 

How to Print from Google Docs from iPhone & iPad—Quick & Easy

If you need a physical copy of a Google Doc, printing from an iPhone or iPad is a great solution. Here are step-by-step instructions for how to print Google Docs, and what to do if your document won't print. Check out our free Tip of the Day for more great iCloud tutorials. 

Note: To print from your iPhone or iPad, your printer must be AirPrint and Google Cloud Print compatible, have wireless printing turned on, and be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone or iPad.

  1. If you haven't already, download the Google Docs app from the App Store on your iPhone or iPad. 

    open the app store and download google docs app
  2. Open the Google Docs app.

    open the google docs app
  3. Find the Google Doc you want to print, then tap the more icon (three dots to the right of the title).

    tap the three dots next to the google doc you are printing from iphone
  4. Scroll down the menu and tap Print.

    scroll down and tap print
  5. If your Google Doc needs to download, you'll see a Preparing to print notification.

    google doc may need to download to iphone before printing
  6. Now you can select your printer, the number of copies you'd like to make, which pages you want to copy, and more, then tap Print

    choose your print options and tap print

Google Docs Not Printing? Here's the Fix

Printing straight from the Google Docs app on your iPhone or iPad eliminates a lot of browser issues that could keep your document from printing. So, if you're using the Google Docs app to print, there are only a few things that could be going wrong. We covered what kind of printer you need to print a Google Doc from your iPad or iPhone earlier; now, let's go over other issues that may crop up.

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Now you know how to print a Google Doc right from your iPad or iPhone. As you can see, it's a quick and easy process!

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays has over a dozen years of experience writing for online publications. As a Feature Writer for iPhone Life, she has authored hundreds of how-to, Apple news, and gear review articles, as well as a comprehensive Photos App guide. Leanne holds degrees in education and science and loves troubleshooting and repair. This combination makes her a perfect fit as manager of our Ask an Expert service, which helps iPhone Life Insiders with Apple hardware and software issues.
In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.