How do I print from my iPad without AirPrint?

Answered by Jarrod Smith

To print from your iPad without AirPrint, you can install the official iPad app for your printer. Most printer manufacturers now offer apps specifically designed for wireless printing from iOS devices like the iPad. These apps provide a convenient way to print documents, photos, and other files directly from your iPad to your printer.

To find the official iPad app for your printer, you can simply open the App Store on your iPad and search for your printer manufacturer. For example, if you have an Epson printer, just search for “Epson” in the App Store. This will bring up a list of apps developed by Epson specifically for their printers.

Once you find the app for your printer, you can download and install it on your iPad. The installation process is similar to any other app on the App Store. Just tap on the “Get” or “Download” button, and the app will start downloading and installing onto your iPad.

After the app is installed, you may need to go through a quick setup process to connect your printer to your iPad. This usually involves connecting your printer to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPad and following the on-screen instructions provided by the app.

Once your printer is connected to your iPad, you can start using the app to print. The app will usually have a user-friendly interface that allows you to select the files you want to print, adjust print settings such as page size and orientation, and choose the printer you want to print to if you have multiple printers connected.

You can print a variety of different file types using the app, including documents, photos, emails, web pages, and more. Simply select the file you want to print within the app, make any necessary adjustments to the print settings, and then tap the print button. The app will send the print job to your printer, and your document will start printing.

Using the official iPad app for your printer is a great alternative to AirPrint if your printer doesn’t support it. It provides a seamless and convenient way to print directly from your iPad to your printer, without the need for any additional hardware or software.

In my personal experience, I have used the official iPad app for my Epson printer, and it has worked flawlessly. The app is easy to navigate and provides all the necessary options for printing. I have printed documents, photos, and even web pages without any issues. It’s a convenient and reliable solution for printing from my iPad.

Installing the official iPad app for your printer is a simple and effective way to print from your iPad without AirPrint. Just search for your printer manufacturer in the App Store, download and install the app, and follow the setup instructions. From there, you can start printing directly from your iPad to your printer.