AirPrint: Default printer

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Pagemakers, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

    Pagemakers

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    Prior to iOS7 my iOS device would default to an AirPrint printer.

    This is not longer the case for me with iOS7. Now I have to click print and “Select a Printer” and then “recent printers” to locate the printer.

    The only app that remembers the printer is Safari.

    Is this a bug or by design?
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    You can set the default printer of your choice from the printer screen in system prefs.

    If you have more than one printer available, then yes, you will be given a choice.
     
  3. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Printing preferences on the iOS device? Where?

    On my Mac I have a default printer but this is not telling my iOS device to use it since iOS 7
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I see. As far as I remember I still have to tell my phone to use my Epson AirPrint printer from the dialogue box..I can't remember it working automatically under IOS 6 either...Same goes for the iPad.
     
  5. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Try printing from safari on your iOS device, you see it remembers the last used print as a default. I’m sure prior to iOS 7 every app worked like this for me.
     
  6. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Interesting. After I printed from Safari I opened Notes and my printer was already selected. It will be interesting to see how many apps this affects and how long it will last.
     

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