How to print from iPhone?

As weird as the concept of printing from your iPhone may sound, it’s true and possible. If you ask around, they recommend using a printer and then connecting it to AirPrint to get the process right.

However, the good thing about being able to print from an iPhone is that there are a few other ways you can print, not just with AirPrint.

After much research and testing of the methods, we managed to sort through the list to find the best solutions that we think are worth trying.

How to print from an iPhone with AirPrint?

When it comes to printing from an iPhone, the easiest and possibly most practical choice of the lot is to use AirPrint. This is a feature available with most wireless printers on the market.

If you are not using any of the popular AirPrint compatible printers, we recommend checking the official list online. If your printer has that feature, here’s how to use the AirPrint feature to print from your iPhone:

  1. Open the document or image you want to print on your iPhone
  2. Once you find the specific document, tap the Share button
  3. Once the popup options appear, scroll until you find the option, Print
  4. Tap Print and then select the printer that will print the image or document
  5. Tap Print in the top right corner of your iPhone

The enabled AirPrint function in the printer processes the information and then starts and completes the printing process.

How to Print from iPhone without AirPrint?

If you can’t access the AirPrint option, there is a way to print from your iPhone. If so, the next step to get around that roadblock is to download the app of the printer brand you’re using. So, if you are using an HP printer, you need to download the HP printer app to your iPhone.

When you are ready, follow the steps:

  1. Open the printer application you just installed on your iPhone
  2. Turn on the printer and connect it to the same WiFi as your iPhone
  3. Open Wi-Fi in your iPhone settings and go to Other networks
  4. Once you find your printer, bring the document or image you want to print and tap Share

This connects your iPhone and printer and streamlines the printing process.

How to Print from iPhone with USB Cable?

The last method to print from your iPhone is to use a USB cable. This is for all printers that do not have wireless connection options. You need to follow the steps:

  1. Turn on the printer and connect one end of the USD port to the printer
  2. Connect the other end to the iPhone
  3. You will find a pop-up message confirming connectivity. Tap OK
  4. On your iPhone, navigate to the document or image you want to print
  5. Tap it and then tap Share
  6. Navigate to the Print option and click on it
  7. Tap print again and that should complete the printing process from iPhone to printer.


Printing from your iPhone isn’t rocket science, provided you know the steps and its features. We hope this article gives you all the insights you need to know about the process.

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