How to Print from Your iPhone - dummies

By Joe Hutsko, Barbara Boyd

The utopian idea of a paperless society may be near, but it hasn’t arrived yet. AirPrint enables your iPhone to print directly to an AirPrint-enabled printer.

Many types of files can be printed: e-mail messages and any readable attachments, photos, web pages, even PDFs. Apps you download from the App Store may also support AirPrint. AirPrint couldn’t be easier.

Here are the steps to take to print from your phone:

  1. Make sure the printer you want to use is on the same Wi-Fi network that your iPhone is connected to.

  2. On your iPhone, open the document you want to print.

  3. Tap the Share button.


  4. Tap the Print button.


    The Printer Options screen opens.

  5. Tap the Printer button to select the printer you want to use.

    Another screen opens, showing the printers that are available in the Wi-Fi vicinity.

  6. Tap the printer you want to use and then tap the Back button at the top left of the screen.

  7. Select the number of copies you want to print by tapping the plus and minus buttons.

    Depending on the app and the printer, you may also have the option to choose double-sided printing and/or a range of pages.

  8. Tap Print and walk over to the printer to pick up your page.