How to Connect iPhone® to Printer
iPhones have become very common nowadays. Along with various other features, these phones can also be directly connected to printer to print images stored in the phone. People want to convert their favorite photos, files, or contacts in to prints and store them. For this, you have to first connect the iPhone to a printer. If it is a wireless printer, then the task is easy and you are at the go. You need one of the applications for printing from iPhone. The various applications for printing photo, email, contacts, and documents are HP iPrint Photo, Sudobility Air Photo, and EuroSmartz Print. The Print is a smart utility which has features like print to all printers using Network, Wi-Fi, USB, and Bluetooth, remote printing using 3G or EDGE, web page printing, and printing for your home or office needs. You can opt from the two connectivity options like wireless printing or wired printing. The common issues in the connection are connectivity problem, compatibility problem with system or image size, and the issues with iPhone.
- Different applications used for printing
- Procedure of connecting the iPhone to a printer
- Potential issues and their solutions
Different applications used for printing
The first application that you can use is Air Photo, which is easy and fast wireless photo printing from any printer on the Wi-Fi network. Some notable features of Air Photo are auto-rotation, scaling options, easy interface, auto-connect option, excellent compatibility with all Wi-Fi networks and printers, and lastly saving the received photos. Another application is HP iPrint Photo which is a freeware and can capture and edit photos. This application can support printing of photos, PDF, and text files.
Procedure of connecting the iPhone to a printer
First, get the latest version of iTunes and iPhone firmware in to the system. Next, you have to download the ‘Air Photo Wi-Fi Printing’ application from the App store, which is found in the photography section. Enter the 'Application' icon and it will open photo library store. Next go to the image you want to print and tap the ‘connect’ button at the bottom of the screen on the left corner. You may navigate through to select the required printer with Wi-Fi connection.
Potential issues and their solutions
The common problem with this connectivity is the non-recognition of iPhone if you are using a wired printer. Try the following solutions like verifying system requirements, updating or re-installation of iTunes, checking the device display, checking whether driver is up-to-date, check USB connections, and restarting your system. In wireless printer check whether Wi-Fi connectivity is proper, re-installation or try different printing application, and lastly check whether printer is working fine.
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