How to Connect iPhone to Printer

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of transferring files from your iPhone to your computer just to print them? Why not connect your iPhone directly to a printer and print documents, photos, and more with ease? In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to connect your iPhone to a printer in just a few simple steps.

Step 1: Check Compatibility

Before getting started, ensure that your iPhone is compatible with the printer you want to connect. Most modern printers support wireless printing, so make sure both your iPhone and printer have Wi-Fi capabilities.

Step 2: Connect to the Same Wi-Fi Network

To connect your iPhone to the printer wirelessly, both devices must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. If you haven’t already, go to the settings on your iPhone and connect it to your home or office Wi-Fi network.

Step 3: Install Printer App

Some printers require specific apps for wireless printing. Check if the manufacturer of your printer has an app available for download.

Go to the App Store on your iPhone and search for the app using the printer’s brand or model number. Download and install the app onto your device.

Step 4: Open Printer App

Once you have installed the printer app on your iPhone, open it from your home screen. The app will guide you through the setup process and help establish a connection between your iPhone and printer.

Step 5: Add Printer

In most cases, the printer app will automatically detect nearby printers. If it doesn’t, look for an “Add Printer” or “Connect Printer” option within the app. Tap on it and follow any on-screen instructions provided by the app.


If your printer supports AirPrint, you can skip steps 3 to 5. AirPrint is a built-in feature on iOS devices that allows seamless printing without the need for additional apps.

Step 6: Select Document to Print

Once your iPhone is successfully connected to the printer, you can start printing. Open the document or photo you want to print on your iPhone. Look for the share icon (usually represented by a square with an arrow pointing upwards) and tap on it.

Step 7: Print

In the sharing options, you should see a “Print” button. Tap on it, and your iPhone will display a preview of the document or photo. Adjust any print settings like paper size, orientation, or number of copies if necessary.

Step 8: Confirm and Print

After reviewing the print settings, tap on the “Print” button located in the top right corner of your screen. Your iPhone will send the print job to the connected printer, and you should hear or see it start printing shortly.

Step 9: Check Print Queue

If you encounter any issues while printing or want to check the status of your print job, go back to the printer app and look for a “Print Queue” or “Printing History” section. Here, you can view and manage all your previous and ongoing print jobs from your iPhone.


If you’re unable to connect your iPhone to a printer wirelessly, consider using a USB cable or consult the printer’s manual for alternative connection methods.

Congratulations! You have successfully connected your iPhone to a printer.

Now you can enjoy hassle-free printing directly from your device without any intermediaries. Whether you need to print documents for work, school, or personal use, this simple setup process will save you time and effort.

Remember to always check for any printer firmware updates or app updates to ensure optimal performance and compatibility. Happy printing!

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