How to Print Pictures From Android Phone

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

How to Print Pictures From Android Phone

Printing pictures from your Android phone can be a convenient way to bring your favorite memories to life. Whether you want to create a photo album or frame a special moment, this tutorial will guide you through the process step by step. So, let’s get started!


  • An Android phone with a working camera
  • A wireless printer with photo printing capabilities
  • A stable Wi-Fi connection
  • Printer app installed on your Android phone (e.g., Google Cloud Print)

Step 1: Capture the Perfect Shot

Capturing the perfect shot is the first step towards printing high-quality pictures. Ensure that your Android phone’s camera is set to its highest resolution for optimal results. Find good lighting conditions and experiment with different angles and compositions until you’re satisfied with the shot.

Step 2: Transfer Pictures to Your Computer

If you prefer editing or organizing your photos on a larger screen, transfer them from your Android phone to your computer. There are several methods you can use:

  • USB Cable: Connect your Android phone to your computer using a USB cable. Open the device storage on your computer and locate the pictures folder.

    Copy and paste the desired pictures onto your computer.

  • Email: Send the selected pictures as email attachments from your Android phone to yourself. Access your email account on your computer and download the attached photos.
  • Cloud Storage: Upload the pictures from your Android phone to cloud storage services like Google Drive or Dropbox. Access these files on your computer and download them.

Step 3: Print from Your Android Phone

Once you have transferred the pictures to your computer or if you wish to print directly from your Android phone, follow these steps:

  1. Install a Printer App: Open the Play Store on your Android phone and search for a printer app that is compatible with your wireless printer. Install the app of your choice (e., Google Cloud Print).
  2. Connect to Your Printer: Launch the installed printer app, and it will automatically search for available printers connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Select your printer from the list of detected devices.
  3. Select Pictures to Print: Browse through your photo gallery within the printer app and select the pictures you want to print.

    You can choose multiple pictures by tapping on each one individually or using the “Select All” option.

  4. Customize Print Settings: Depending on the printer app you are using, you may have options to adjust print size, paper type, orientation, and other settings. Explore these options and make desired adjustments before proceeding.
  5. Start Printing: Once you are satisfied with the settings, tap on the “Print” button within the app. Your selected pictures will be sent wirelessly to the printer, and it will start printing them one by one.

Tips for Better Prints:

  • Use High-Quality Paper: Invest in good quality photo paper for better prints. It enhances color accuracy and makes your pictures look more vibrant.
  • Edit if Necessary: Before printing, consider editing your pictures using photo editing apps to enhance their quality, adjust brightness, contrast, or apply filters.
  • Print Test Photos: If you are unsure about how a particular picture will turn out, print a test photo on regular paper before using photo paper.
  • Regularly Maintain Your Printer: Clean your printer regularly and ensure that it has enough ink or toner for optimal print quality.

With these simple steps and tips in mind, you can easily print your favorite pictures from your Android phone and cherish them for years to come. So, start printing and create beautiful memories!

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