Apple’s AirPrint technology makes it easy to print wirelessly from your iPhone. It works with most modern printers.
But there are times when your iPhone can’t find your printer or displays a “No AirPrint Printers Found” error.
These issues can be caused by a number of things, including a weak Wi-Fi signal, or the router itself. Here are a few troubleshooting steps to fix them.
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1. Turn on your printer:
The iPhone’s built-in AirPrint feature allows you to print documents, photos, and webpages directly from your phone. But before you can do that, you need to connect your printer to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone.
The way your iPhone ties the printing option in with other sharing options varies from app to app. But, generally speaking, you will want to tap the Share button, which is a box with an upward-facing arrow in one of the corners of your screen when you have a document or picture open.
Once you’ve tapped the “Share” button, a pop-up menu will appear on the screen with options for sending data via text message or email. From there, you can choose the Print option and select your printer.
2. Connect your printer to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone:
Whether you need to print a document, an image, or a webpage, you can do it right from your iPhone without having to use your computer. This process is called AirPrint and enables you to connect to your printer over Wi-Fi.
To connect your printer to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone, open the settings on your device and tap the Wi-Fi option. This should bring up a list of all the networks you’ve connected to, including the ones your printer is on.
If your printer doesn’t show up, make sure it’s on the same network as your iPhone and try reconnecting. This should fix the problem.
If the issue still persists, you may have a hardware problem with your printer. You can contact the manufacturer to see if they can fix the problem.
3. Open the printer’s settings:
A printer is a device that allows you to print documents. It can be either wireless or wired.
If you have a network-ready printer, it will be listed under the “Printers & Scanners” tab in Settings > Devices and Printers.
In this window, you can open the printer’s settings by clicking the ‘Printing Preferences button. Here, you can change various printing preferences like the layout and paper quality.
You can also set the printer so that it only works during business hours or only prints during certain times of the day.
This option is a great way to control how often people can print to it.
Another useful way to access your printer’s settings is to do so via the old-fashioned Control Panel. This method is faster and more direct, but some Windows updates have made changes to this menu that make it difficult to find some items.
4. Tap the printer’s name:
If your printer supports AirPrint, it should show up automatically against the word “Printer.” Tap this to select it. If your printer doesn’t support AirPrint, or you’re not sure, there are still ways to print from your iPhone.
If you’re using an app that supports AirPrint, you can typically choose the option to “Print” from the share icon (which looks like a square with an arrow pointing up) or action icon (three dots in a circle). This setting varies from app to app, but it should be easy to find.
In the Settings menu, tap Bluetooth to see all of your connected devices. If a printer is not showing up, it’s probably because the connection process has changed since you last connected to that device.