It has become easier than ever to print from a smartphone thanks to Apple’s iPhone and iPad AirPrint wireless printing function. Apple also has an easy way to make PDF documents instead of regular print copies. If you know where to look. This post will show both of these.
TRYING TO PRINT USING THE AIRPRINT
Even though printing with iPhone and iPad AirPrint might not support all of the printer’s features. You should be able to choose the number of copies, and the range of paper sizes (both landscape and portrait). The orientation of the paper, and scaling.
To get continues, you’ll need an Apple AirPrint-compatible printer that is either wireless or connected to a network. If you don’t already have a printer, check out our guide on how to buy one. If you bought a wireless printer in the last five years or even 10 years in the case of HP. It’s likely that it already works with AirPrint. Some printer makers may also offer an app that lets you print files directly from your mobile device or through the printer’s own cloud service. However, these apps are usually not as easy to use as AirPrint.
The next step is to make sure that both your iPhone and printer are connected to the same WiFi network. If your printer has an ethernet port, you can still use AirPrint from your iPhone by connecting it directly to your wireless router with an ethernet cable. In a business setting, if you want to print from your iPhone. You may need to ask your IT department to turn on the feature.
The next step is to print, so let’s go!
- Open the email or attachment you want to print, a webpage in Safari, a file in the Files app, a photo, etc.
- You can open the share sheet by clicking the Share button. To print the document, scroll down and click the Print button. In some programs, the Print button might be in a different place.
- You can print an email message from Apple’s Mail program by tapping the Reply button and then choosing Print as a reply.
- If necessary, choose a printer in the Print Options window. You can now choose how many copies you want to print, how many pages you want to print if you want to print on both sides of the page, and other printing settings.
- That’s all there is to it!
If you have an iPhone with a Face ID or an iPad, you can go to the App Switcher by pulling up from the bottom of the screen. If you have an iPhone with a Touch ID. You can go to the App Switcher by double-clicking the home button. You can cancel incomplete print jobs here.
PRINT AND SAVE AS A PDF
iOS treats printing to PDF like an Easter egg, even though macOS has had a Save as PDF option that is easy to find for a long time. As a workaround, you must zoom in on the document before you can print a PDF. Here’s how:
- Follow the steps above to get to the Print Options screen for the file or page you want to turn into a PDF (see instructions above).
- You can zoom in on the preview of the document you want to print by using your finger. Find yourself in a brand-new video game level all of a sudden.
- You should now be able to see the document in PDF format, which is how it was made. You can use this screen to make sure that the document you are looking at is exactly what you want.
- The “Share” button is sometimes found in the lower-left corner of the screen.
- Choose Save to Files to save the document, or choose another program like Mail, Messages, or AirDrop to send it directly to someone.