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How to print from Ipad - step by step instructions

Below are step-by-step instructions for printing from you Ipad.  Generally there are three main options: AirPrint, connect using a USB cable from your Ipad to your printer, and Cloud printing.

1. AirPrint:

Steps:
a. Make sure your iPad and printer are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
b. Open the document or image you want to print.
c. Tap the 'share' icon or select 'print' from the app you are using.
d. Select your printer from the list of available devices.
e. Select the number of copies and any other printer settings you want.
f. Tap 'print.' 2.

 

2. USB Cable Connection:

Steps:
a. Connect the USB cable to your iPad and printer.
b. Open the document or image you want to print.
c. Select 'print' from the app you are using.
d. Select your printer from the list of available devices.
e. Select the number of copies and any other printer settings you want.
f. Tap 'print.'

 

Cloud Printing:

Steps:
a. Download a cloud printing app on your iPad. (see below for top cloud printing apps and step-by-step instructions for using each one)
b. Log in to your cloud printing account.
c. Select the document or image you want to print.
d. Select your printer from the list of available devices.
e. Select the number of copies and any other printer settings you want.
f. Tap 'print.'

The best cloud printing apps to use for printing from an iPad include: Printer Pro, HP Smart, Canon Print Inkjet/SELPHY, Epson iPrint, Brother iPrint&Scan, and Cloud Print.  Here are step-by-step instructions for each one:

1.Printer Pro:

Steps:

a. Download the Printer Pro app on your iPad.
b. Open the document or image you want to print.
c. Tap the 'share' icon or select 'print' from the app you are using.
d. Select Printer Pro from the list of available devices.
e. Select the number of copies and any other printer settings you want.
f. Tap 'print.'

 

2. HP Smart:

Steps:

a. Download the HP Smart app on your iPad.
b. Log in to your HP Smart account.
c. Select the document or image you want to print.
d. Select HP Smart from the list of available devices.
e. Select the number of copies and any other printer settings you want.
f. Tap 'print.'

3. Canon Print Inkjet/SELPHY:

Steps:
a. Download the Canon Print Inkjet/SELPHY app on your iPad.
b. Log in to your Canon Print Inkjet/SELPHY account.
c. Select the document or image you want to print.
d. Select Canon Print Inkjet/SELPHY from the list of available devices.
e. Select the number of copies and any other printer settings you want.
f. Tap 'print.'

4. Epson iPrint:

Steps:

a. Download the Epson iPrint app on your iPad.
b. Log in to your Epson iPrint account.
c. Select the document or image you want to print.
d. Select Epson iPrint from the list of available devices.
e. Select the number of copies and any other printer settings you want.
f. Tap 'print.'

5. Brother iPrint&Scan:

Steps:

a. Download the Brother iPrint&Scan app on your iPad.
b. Log in to your Brother iPrint&Scan account.
c. Select the document or image you want to print.
d. Select Brother iPrint&Scan from the list of available devices.
e. Select the number of copies and any other printer settings you want.
f. Tap 'print.'

6. Cloud Print:

Steps:

a. Download the Cloud Print app on your iPad.
b. Log in to your Cloud Print account.
c. Select the document or image you want to print.
d. Select Cloud Print from the list of available devices.
e. Select the number of copies and any other printer settings you want.
f. Tap 'print.'

About William Elward

Founder of Castle Ink, William Elward has 20 years experience in the printer industry. He's been featured on CNN Money, Yahoo, PC World, Computer World, and other top publications and frequently blogs about printers and ink cartridges. He's an expert at diagnosing printer issues and has published guides to fixing common printer issues across the internet. A graduate of Bryant University and Columbia's Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program, he's held various leadership positions at The College Board, Bankrate, Zocdoc, and Everyday Health. Follow him on Twitter at William Elward's Twitter Profile