Although many documents are submitted online nowadays, sometimes you need to print documents and photos.
Sometimes it is hard to print from wireless devices, especially tablets. But can you print from an iPad?
Can You Print From An iPad?
People can print documents, emails, and photographs from an iPad by using AirPrint. However, both the printer being used and the iPad need to be on the same WiFi network to work properly. AirPrint works on all Mac and iOS devices, so people can print wirelessly from their iPhones and Mac.
It is relatively easy to print from your iPad once you know how to do so.
Below are explicit instructions on how to print from your iPad using AirPrint.
How to Print from iPad
AirPrint makes it easy for you to print wirelessly from iOS devices.
Printing is sometimes necessary, even if you don’t print often.
If you want to print documents, emails, and photographs from your iPad, follow these instructions:
- Download and set up AirPrint
- Make sure iPad and printer are connected to the same WiFi network
- Open the document, email, or photograph that you want to print
- Click on the Share button
- Click on the More Button
- Click Reply
- Click on Print. (If the Print option doesn’t appear, swipe up.)
If you want to see the status of what you are printing, go into the Print Center.
You can find the Print Center in the App Switcher.
Within the Print Center, you can cancel print jobs by clicking Cancel Printing.
Although AirPrint is easy to use, sometimes it doesn’t work.
Luckily, it is easy to fix most of the time.
How to Troubleshoot Printing from iPad
If you are unable to print from your iPad but have set up AirPrint, there may be issues with your WiFi connection.
To troubleshoot AirPrint from your iPad, do the following:
- Make sure your printer supports AirPrint and has it enabled.
- Confirm that WiFi is working and that both the iPad and printer are connected to the same network.
- Restart the WiFi router.
- Make sure that your printer is properly plugged in and turned on.
- Make sure no previous print jobs are pending or previously stalled.
- Update the printer if needed.
- Make sure your iPad is updated and has AirPrint installed.
- If everything is in working order, restart your printer.
If your printer doesn’t seem to be connected to the WiFi network, move the printer closer to where the WiFi router is.
This should allow it to connect properly to the network so you can print from your iPad.
If your iPad hasn’t been updated recently or is old, it may not be able to support the most recently released version of AirPrint.
If AirPrint isn’t up-to-date, it won’t work properly and you won’t be able to print from your iPad.
If you have previously been able to print from a different iOS device through AirPrint, but are unable to on your iPad, your iPad is likely old or needs to be updated.
If you are unable to update your iPad or successfully print documents, try printing through AirPrint with a different iOS device.
If AirPrint works on a different iOS device, then something is wrong with your iPad or it needs to be updated.
If you can’t print wirelessly through your iPad, but nothing is wrong with your printer and you have completed troubleshooting, take your iPad to an Apple store and make an appointment with one of the Apple employees.
People at the Genius Bar will be able to diagnose the issue and possibly fix it.
If you are still unable to print using AirPrint with any iOS device, make sure your printer has AirPrint enabled
You can set up AirPrint when you initially set up your printer.
If you don’t enable AirPrint when your printer is initially set up, go to your printer’s manufacturer website and follow the instructions on how to enable AirPrint.
The process will be slightly different depending on the brand and type of printer that you own.
Printers That are Compatible With AirPrint
On Apple’s website, there is an extensive list of the printers that are compatible with AirPrint.
Most recently released printers are compatible with AirPrint, but the following ones are guaranteed to be compatible:
- Astro-Med ToughWriter 5
- Aurora printers
- Brother DCP printers
- Brother FAX
- Brother HL
- Brother MFC
- Brother TD
- Brother VC
- Canon 1238i series
- Canon C1127i
- Canon C1127P
- Canon CP series
- Canon D series
- Canon E series
- Canon E4 series
- Canon G series
- Canon iB4 series
- Canon iP series
- Canon iPR C series
- Canon iPR series
- Canon iR series
- Canon iR-ADV series
- Canon LBP series
- Canon MB5 series
- Canon MF series
- Canon MG series
- Canon MX series
- Canon PRO series
- Canon R7 series
- Canon TA series
- Canon TM series
- Canon TR series
- Canon TS series
- Canon TX series
- Canon WG series
- Canon XK series
- CSR IPS Sky
- Conexant MDK
- Deli CM series
- Deli CP series
- Deli L series
- Deli M series
- Deli P3400DN
- Dell B series
- Dell C series
- Dell Cloud and color cloud series
- Dell Color Smart Multifunction series
- Dell E series
- Dell S series
- Dell Smart Printer series
- Develop ineo and ineo + series
- Epson AL-C series
- Epson AL-M series
- Epson Artisan series
- Epson EC series
- Epson EP series
- Epson ET series
- Epson EW series
- Epson L series
- Epson LX series
- Epson M series
- Epson ME series
- Epson PF series
- Epson PM series
- Epson PX series
- Epson SC series
- Epson ST
- Epson Stylus series
- Epson SureColor series
- Epson WF series
- Epson WorkForce series
- Epson WP series
- Epson XP series
- f+ imaging M series
- Fuji Xerox ApeosPort series
- Fuji Xerox DocuCentre series
- Fuji Xerox DocuPrint series
- Fuji Xerox PrimeLink series
- FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp. ApeosPort series
- FUJIFILM Revoria Press
- G&G Image series
- Gestetner series
- HP DesignJet series
It is easy to print on your iPad if you have the right type of printer and know how to use AirPrint.
If what you print is printed incorrectly, try printing the document again or reset your printer.
Make sure all printing settings on both your printer and the AirPrint app meet your preferences.