How to print from iPad: 15 steps (with pictures)

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How to print from iPad: 15 steps (with pictures)
How to print from iPad: 15 steps (with pictures)
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In this article, you will learn how to send documents from iPad to a printer that is connected to a wireless network via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

Steps

Part 1 of 2: How to connect your printer to a wireless network

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Print From an iPad Step 1

Step 1. Make sure the printer can be connected to the wireless network

Turn on the printer and connect it wirelessly via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi; you can also connect the printer to a network through a router or a computer that is connected to a wireless network.

If the printer is connected to a wireless network via a router or computer, share it. Even if the printer is connected to a network, it might not be publicly available

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Print From an iPad Step 2

Step 2. Turn on AirPrint

Many popular printer models come with AirPrint. But AirPrint can be activated on other printers as well.

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Print From an iPad Step 3

Step 3. Launch the "Settings" application

Tap the gray gear-shaped icon (⚙️) on the Home screen.

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Print From an iPad Step 4

Step 4. Tap Wi-Fi

It's near the top of the screen.

If the Wi-Fi option is disabled, move its slider to the Enable (green) position

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Print From an iPad Step 5

Step 5. Select a wireless network

In the "Select Network" section, click on the name of the network to which the printer is connected.

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Print From an iPad Step 6

Step 6. Tap Settings

It's in the upper-left corner of the screen.

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Print From an iPad Step 7

Step 7. Tap Bluetooth

You will find this option at the top of the menu.

If the Bluetooth option is disabled, move its slider to the Enable (green) position

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Print From an iPad Step 8

Step 8. Select your printer

If iPad finds your printer, tap its name under Other Devices.

Part 2 of 2: How to print a document

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Print From an iPad Step 9

Step 1. Open a document

First, open the application (Word, Pages, or Photo) that contains the document or photo, and then tap the document or photo you want.

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Print From an iPad Step 10

Step 2. Click Share

It is a square with an arrow or an ellipsis icon; the icon is located in the document (Pages), or by the document icon (Word), or in the ⋮ icon menu (Google Docs).

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Print From an iPad Step 11

Step 3. Click Print

This option is located next to the printer icon.

In some applications (such as Word), you must first click AirPrint, Print Preview, or both

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Print From an iPad Step 12

Step 4. Click Select Printer

This option is to the left of the Printer option in the menu.

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Print From an iPad Step 13

Step 5. Touch the printer

The screen displays all available printers that support AirPrint. Many popular printers, including HP printers, are equipped with this technology.

The HP ePrint app for iPad is not available as of May 2017

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Print From an iPad Step 14

Step 6. Specify the number of copies

To do this, use the "+" or "-" buttons.

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Print From an iPad Step 15

Step 7. Click Print

The document will be printed on the selected printer.

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