How to Print Pictures from iPhone

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Digital photos have their benefits, but sometimes you just need a stack of photo prints to pass around, use for scrapbooking, or send to relatives. Fortunately there's no need to upload or send photos to your computer before printing. Read on to learn about printing photos from your iPhone.

Related: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer (Mac, PC, iCloud & AirDrop)

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Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Save time by printing directly from your iPhone, rather than sending to another device to print. 
  • Maintain original photo quality and formatting when printing.

How to Print a Photo from iPhone

To print from your iPhone, you need an AirPrint-compatible printer (most major manufacturers now make their printers compatible with AirPrint by default). In order to use AirPrint, the printer must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone. If you haven’t already, connect your printer to your Wi-Fi network, then follow the steps below to learn how to print pictures from phone. Want more iPhone and printing tips? Check out our free Tip of the Day newsletter!

  1. Open the Photos app.

  2. Tap Select.

  3. Tap one or more photos you wish to print.

  4. Tap the Share icon in the lower-left corner of the screen.

  5. Scroll lower on the menu to see more options. Then, tap Print.

  6. Tap Select Printer if your preferred printer is not already selected.

  7. Tap Presets to adjust how you want your picture to come out.

  8. Use the plus and minus buttons to increase or decrease the number of copies.

  9. Tap the Black & White toggle if you want to print your photos in grayscale as opposed to color. Black and white printing is enabled when the toggle is green.

  10. Tap Paper Size to adjust to the size of paper that you're using.

  11. Tap Media & Quality to select media type and quality of your photo.

  12. Tap Print.

That's all there is to it! Did you know you can print more than just photos directly from your iPhone? Learn how to print emails next.

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Paula Bostrom

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.