How to Print Photos from Your iPhone

We've all seen the fancy photo manipulating software and expensive printers used by some amateur and professional photographers, but what about those of us who just want to hit print on a family photo and get on with our day? Apple makes printing pictures from the iPhone simple with its AirPrint feature. Read on to learn all about how to print your photos with AirPrint and how to select a printer that will easily connect to your iPhone.

How to Print Photos with an AirPrint-Enabled Printer

To use this method, you'll need a print that is AirPrint enabled. Luckily, Apple has a list available. The list is updated monthly to make it easy for you to check printers you already own or are looking to buy. Once you find your printer, check the App Store to see if your printer has an App available. Your printer's App may have extra features, such as resizing and reducing red eye, which aren't available with the default Photos app.

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  • Open the Photos app.
  • Tap a photo you'd like to print.
  • Tap the Share button.


  • From here, you can add additional photos by scrolling left or right and tapping images to add to your selection.
  • Swipe right on the bottom menu to tap Print.

  • You can designate the number of copies you want to print with the plus or minus buttons.
  • Tap Select Printer.

  • Tap the printer you'd like to use.
  • Tap Print.

Now you can show off the pictures from your big trip without having to plug in any extra wires. Just print, share, and enjoy!

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Tamlin Day is a feature web writer at iPhone Life. He has a degree in Media and Communications from Maharishi University of Management and his work has been published in the Rio Review and Breathe Free Press.