iPad How do you print from the ipad?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Friend at work wanted to know how do you set it up? Has it to do with bluetooth in any way? I know the option comes up but he's not having any luck

    Anybody help?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can print from an iPad to any AirPrint-enabled printer. For printing to non-AirPrint printers, you can use an app like Printer Pro.
     
  3. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    So just downloading that app will let you print from any old printer for example?
     
  4. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    if your printer is connected over wifi you can print from an iPad.
     
  5. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    The printer has to be on the same WiFi network as the iPad so it either needs to be a networked printer or a printer connected to an other computer on the network.
     
  6. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Thanks Alot for that

    I've never printed off my iPad so wasn't sure how it was done so knew somebody on here would know

    Thanks
     
  7. Chloe12 macrumors newbie

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    printing from ipad

    hullo,
    in order to print, an ios device i.e. ipad, iphone etc., apple uses airprint
    a printer needs to be airprint enabled in order to work, but not all are airprint: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4356
    if its not airprint, you can try a printing app which you can install from the app store onto the ipad, some printers do free ones such as hp eprint, if youre printer is hp, or you can try something like print n share
    hope this helps:D
     
  8. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    I use an xPrintServer.

    Not all WiFi connected printers support AirPrint.
     
  9. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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  10. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

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    I use handyprint on my iMac with both a wifi HP (non AirPrint capable) and a Brother USB printer. It's also nice that it's easy to set up a virtual printer so that I can print receipt pages to a PDF on my iMac.
     
  11. Richdmoore macrumors 65816

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    I use printopia (runs on osx) to turn my non-airprint printers into airprint ones on my home network. It works great.

    When I finally replace the aging printers, I will make sure the replacements have native airprint.
     
  12. luckydcxx macrumors 65816

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    ohhh that's why i couldn't get it to start printing. I was looking for the usb port. :D
     

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