Print documents directly from your smartphone or tablet can be one of the most convenient ways to improve your personal productivity or convert photos into beautiful memories to spread in your home. It can also be a beautiful way to share files for those who prefer to read texts in the physical than in digital media, or need a physical copy of a file on the internet.
In the current times, the configuration of the print files directly from your phone just got even easier. Are applications of the manufacturers of smartphones, applications from the manufacturers of the printers, and third-party apps available to appeal to the most diverse needs. It is convenience for all tastes. You can even print direct from the cloud. Let’s get to the available options.
How to Print From Phone to Printer: Applications of the Manufacturer
As more people are using a mobile device as their primary means of access to the digital world, many of the major printer manufacturers (such as HP, Epson, Canon, Brother, Samsung) already offer free apps for download that allow mobile printing. Just download the app directly on the mobile phone, by typing the name of the manufacturer of the printer, and “print application”.
Configuration of the Print by Phone with Apps From the Manufacturers
The step-by-step configuration for printing from mobile and by the applications of the manufacturers of the printers is the following:
- Download the application from the manufacturer, and then open on your device.
- Turn on your printer and connect to your home network. Usually only the wireless printers or Bluetooth are compatible with the applications, but it may be that a printer connected to a network is compatible with the application.
- In the application, find the printer to perform the synchronization between the devices. This step is not present on all devices, some jump straight to the next step.
- Select a photo or document and tap the option to share or print. Choose the application from the printer and start printing.
If you’re going to buy a printer that will be used with many tablets and phones, it is good to ensure that it has compatibility with these devices before making the purchase.
Print From Your Mobile Phone Using the Internet: applications of the Cloud
Computing services in the cloud, such as Google Cloud Print, Dropbox, OneDrive, can greatly facilitate the printing process. The principle is simple: you download the app on your phone and downloads the corresponding application in your browser or computer. From mobile, you choose the file or photo you want to print. On your computer, the application will ask for a confirmation print, and will send the printout to your printer, connected to the computer. The procedure may be slightly different depending on the application, but does not vary much.
Printing From Mobile Phone Via E-mail
Many of the major manufacturers of printers, such as HP, Epson and Canon, also offer the possibility to print remotely simply by sending files to an email address associated with a specific printer. You need to check the manual or the manufacturer’s website for more information about how to configure these services in selected devices connected to the Internet. It is usually an option within the menu of the printer, you must select and configure an e-mail to receive the messages.
Using the Own Mobile Phone to Send the Print
Many phones already have native support for sending straight to print. The printer, however, must be compatible to receive impressions, preferably with wireless connectivity or Bluetooth. Simply select the file or photo and select the print option, when available.
Other Options for Printing From the Mobile Phone
You can save the files and send to your computer, and from computer to print them. You can use your own e-mail application on the mobile phone and send an e-mail with the files attached and then download the files on the computer.
The options are diverse and sure enough, one of them will meet. If you are still unable to print from your mobile, leave in the comments your questions and we will help you!