How to Print from Android Smartphone or Tablets Device
If you own an Android-based tablet or phone, you will be glad to know that you could directly print from it! Have you been all this while, mailing a document to yourself to be able to print it or trashed the idea of even trying to open it on your tablet or phone simply because it wasn’t of any use? Well, we can’t roll back what you’ve done; but, we can surely better your experience for the next time by sharing with you the handy steps that you could use to print a document from your Android tablet or phone.
Different ways of printing from your Android device
To be able to print from your Android device, either you could make use of the available third-party apps or you could register your printer at Google Cloud Print. For your easy understanding, we have detailed both the processes for you below.
Printing using Google Cloud Print
This is a free service using which you can easily add to your Google account an Internet-ready printer. Registering is easy – sign in to your Google account and follow the onscreen prompts to complete the process. Once this is done, you can take as many prints as you want from anywhere and at anytime. The only prerequisites for this are an active internet connection, keeping your printer turned on, and your device (from where you want to print) also turned on! Emails, PDFs, images… you can print nearly everything using the Google Cloud Print app.
While there is a rich catalog of printers that are identified at the Google Play Store, which you can easily pair up with; you could also register one, excluded in the list, via the ‘classic’ category feature and start using it as well.
To configure your printer, follow the steps below:
- Open Google Chrome.
- Hit the ‘Settings’ icon and select the ‘Show Advanced Settings’ option.
- Scroll down to the section titled ‘Google Print’ and select the ‘Add Printer’ option.
- Login to your Google account and click on the Add Printer button.
- The process to register your printer will begin and once it completes, you can start to print your documents.
Printing using third-party apps
Besides the above, there are also several third-party apps that you can use to print from your Android device. This includes apps such as HP ePrint, Cloud Print by Paulo Fernandes, PrinterShare Mobile Print, and others.
To use these apps to print,
- Download and install it first on your Android device – tablet or smartphone.
- Select a printer and register it with Google Cloud Print.
- Print a test page to see if the connection is fine.
- Once it comes out successfully, go ahead and print whatever you want.
You may note here that some of these apps require you to upgrade to a premium version, from the free version, to be able to print via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB.
Simple, isn’t it? Don’t worry anymore over getting your prints ready from your Android device. With these simple apps available to you, you shouldn’t face difficulty printing your urgent documents – straight from your smartphone or tablet. If at all you face a challenge, do not hesitate from calling iYogi tech experts to get it fixed.