How to Connect to Printer From iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Connecting to a printer from your iPhone can be a convenient way to print documents or photos on the go. Whether you need to print important business documents or want to capture and print memorable moments, this tutorial will guide you through the process. Let’s dive in!

Step 1: Check Printer Compatibility
Before connecting your iPhone to a printer, ensure that the printer supports AirPrint technology. AirPrint is Apple’s wireless printing feature that allows you to print directly from your iOS device without installing any additional software or drivers.

Tip: Look for the AirPrint logo on your printer or consult the manufacturer’s documentation to verify its compatibility.

Step 2: Connect Your iPhone and Printer to the Same Wi-Fi Network
To establish a connection between your iPhone and printer, both devices should be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Follow these steps:

  1. On your iPhone, open the “Settings” app.
  2. Select “Wi-Fi” and make sure it is turned on.
  3. Choose your Wi-Fi network from the list of available networks and enter the password if necessary.

Step 3: Access Control Center
To access Control Center, swipe down from the top-right corner of your iPhone screen (or swipe up from the bottom if you have an older model). In Control Center, you’ll find various settings and shortcuts.

Note: Ensure that both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are enabled in Control Center for successful printer connectivity.

Step 4: Print from an App
Printing options vary depending on which app you’re using. Here’s how to find and use the Print function in some common apps:


  • Navigate to a webpage that you want to print.
  • Tap the “Share” icon, which looks like a square with an arrow pointing upwards.
  • Scroll through the options until you find “Print”.
  • Select “Print” and choose your printer from the list of available printers.
  • Adjust any print settings, such as the number of copies or page range, if necessary.
  • Tap “Print” in the top-right corner to initiate printing.


  • Open the email that contains the content you want to print.
  • Tap the reply/forward icon, represented by an arrow pointing left or right.
  • In the pop-up menu, select “Print”.
  • Choose your printer from the available options.
  • Make any necessary adjustments to print settings and tap “Print” to start printing.

Step 5: Monitor Print Progress and Manage Print Jobs
After initiating a print job, you can monitor its progress through various methods:

  • If you’re still within the app you printed from, look for a print status indicator or progress bar.
  • To check on your print job’s status outside of the app, double-click your iPhone’s home button (or swipe up from the bottom on newer models) to access the App Switcher. Swipe left or right to find the Print Center app.

    Tap it to open and view your active print jobs.

Note: You can cancel a print job by tapping on it in Print Center and selecting “Cancel Printing”.

Congratulations!You have successfully connected your iPhone to a printer and printed directly from your device. Remember to disconnect from the printer’s Wi-Fi network once you’ve finished printing to avoid unnecessary battery drain.

Now that you know how to connect to a printer from your iPhone, you can conveniently print documents and photos whenever the need arises. Enjoy the freedom of wireless printing with AirPrint technology!

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