How To Print From iPhone: 3 Ways  

How To Print From iPhone

Ever thought of getting your photos and files printed directly from your iPhone? Well, you have reached the right place! We have curated a step-by-step guide to getting your files print from iPhone. 

We have included the guide to printing from iPhone using AirPrint (the easiest and the most convenient method), wireless (just in case you don’t have an AirPrint compatible printer), and also using a USB cable.   

Method 1: Using AirPrint to Print Directly from Your iPhone 

AirPrint is an exclusive Wi-Fi printing technology from Apple that is used to print from various Apple products, including iPads and iPhones. All you need is an AirPrint-compatible printer and your iPhone. Both of which need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

If you have this, then follow the next steps to print from your iPhone:  

Step 1: Select the file/image that you want to print from its location. 

Step 2: Tap on the Share button or Action button and select the Share option.

Step 3: Scroll down and tap on Print. 

Selecting the Print option

The Print Options screen contains settings for Printer, Presets, Copies, Range, Paper Size, Double-Sided print, Orientation, Scaling, etc. You can see the preview of each page of your document at the bottom of the screen. 

Step 4: Choose your AirPrint-enabled printer.

Step 5: Select the number of copies that you want to print.

Print options

Step 6: Tap on Print, located in the right corner. 

You can select Cancel Printing if you want to stop the printing.   

How to Print from iPhone Without an AirPrint Printer?

AirPrint is a quick and easy method to get your files from the iPhone printed. However, even if you do not have AirPrint, we have got you covered. You can print from your iPhone both ways, wirelessly and with a USB.   

Method 2: Printing from iPhone wirelessly 

You can still print from your printer if you have a stable Wi-Fi connection, using the following steps: 

Step 1: Download the Printer’s app on your iPhone and open it.

Step 2: Make sure that both your printer and iPhone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. 

Step 3: Select the file/photo that you want to print and select the Share option.

Step 4: The devices will be connected, and you will get your print! 

Method 3: Printing from iPhone using a USB cable 

Some of the printers cannot be connected to Wi-Fi, especially if they are a bit older. In such cases, you will need a USB cable to connect the two devices and then print what you want as follows:

Printer image

Step 1: Plug the USB cable into the printer and your iPhone using the correct ends. 

Step 2: A pop-up prompt will appear on your iPhone. You need to click on OK.

Step 3: Select the file/photo that you want to print on your iPhone and press the Share button.

Step 4: The connected printer name will appear on the Printer Options page.

Step 5: Select Print Option in the upper right-hand corner.

Also Read: How to scan documents on a printer

How to View or Cancel Your Print?

If you want to view or cancel your print, you can do it using the App Switcher as follows:

  • If you use an iPhone X or any later models, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and wait till you see the App Switcher. If you have an older model, you can get this by double-clicking on your home button. 
  • Swipe on the screen and then click on Print Centre. 
  • You can view your files. If you want to cancel the printing, click Cancel Printing. Your print job will be canceled.  

Also Read: How to make copies on a printer


Can I print photos from my iPhone? 

Yes, you can print both photos and files from your iPhone using the methods and steps mentioned above. For printing photos, go to your Photos App, select the picture that you want to print, and follow the step-by-step guide to get your printed copy.

How do I print text messages from my iPhone?

You cannot directly print text messages from your phone. But you take screenshots of it and then print those photos as mentioned above. Also, you can copy and paste the messages into a Word document or PDF file and then get the file printed.  

How can I check the status of my files while printing?

To view the settings and the print job status, open the App Switcher to view the apps that you are using. Click on the Print Centre, and you can view the files that are being printed. If you cannot see the Print Centre, then it has closed automatically as the printing is done. 

Why can’t I print from my iPhone? 

Check if your printer is compatible with wireless printing. Make sure that your iPhone and printer are connected to the same network and that the connection is stable. Update iOS. While printing with a USB cable, make sure it is connected properly.  


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