How to Print From Your iPhone With AirPrint

Connect your phone or other Apple devices wirelessly to a printer

What to Know

  • From the document, tap Share > Print > Select Printer under Printer Options > tap the printer you want > Print.
  • You can connect your iPhone and other Apple devices to a printer to print files stored on your phone, iPad, and/or iPod touch.
  • You must be using an AirPrint-supported app, connected to an AirPrint-supported printer, and on the same Wi-Fi network.

This article explains how to use a wireless printer with your iPhone. Specific requirements and supported apps follow instructions.

Instructions in this article apply to devices running iOS 4.2 or later.

How to Use AirPrint

To print a document on an iOS device using AirPrint:

  1. Open, or create, the document, photo, email, or other file that you want to print.

  2. Tap Share, then tap Print.

    If the Print option isn't in the list, swipe right to left on the bottom row of icons to display more options. If it's not in this list, the app may not support printing.

    Share button and Print command in Safari on an iPhone
  3. In the Printer Options screen, tap Select Printer.

  4. In the Printer screen, tap a printer.

    Selecting a printer for AirPlay on an iPhone
  5. Tap the + and - buttons to set the number of copies to print.

    Depending on the printer, other options may be available, for example, double-sided printing, color selection, and page ranges for multi-page documents.

  6. When you've made your choices, tap​ Print.

    Choosing the number of copies to print, and the Print command, on an iPhone
  7. The document will go to the printer.

Requirements for Using AirPrint

AirPrint is a wireless technology built into every iOS device that uses Wi-Fi and compatible printers to print from the iPhone.

To use AirPrint from an iOS device:

Pre-Loaded iOS Apps That Support AirPrint

The following Apple-created apps pre-loaded on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch support AirPrint:

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