iPad One simple/silly feature I can’t do in iOS that prevents me from only using iPad

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by kofman13, May 22, 2019.

  1. kofman13 macrumors regular

    May 6, 2009
    I use my iPad Pro 2018 for literally everything EXCEPT printing. Almost everyday I have to print materials for my students and often are music sheet PDFs. When I print using air print from my iPad it only lets me select color, range, copies. And by default it puts huge margins and shrinks the size. But when I print from my mac, it obviously lets me select quality, but most importantly scale, fit to page, etc etc. it boggles my mind that I can’t simply choose quality or scale in iOS when printing but can do it on Mac. Anyone know how I can do this on iOS? It’s literally the only reason I turn on my MacBook and I’d rather just do everything on my iPad
  2. kryten3000 macrumors 6502


    Apr 7, 2010
    Ecuador (Cotopaxi)
    Agreed, I usually end up going to a cyber cafe around the corner whenever I need to do a print job.
  3. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    iOS is designed with no professional use in mind yet. Apple might improve it, but onlt time will tell.
  4. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    Printing is the Achilles heal for iOS, Android, and Chrome OS. I have not found a way to have desktop-level control of printing on any of those platforms.
  5. BBDDVV macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2014
    In cases where I need scaling, Printer Pro by Readdle does the job just fine for me.

    Hope it helps.
  6. Jimpilot macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2014
    DFW, Texas
    I've had good luck with it too
  7. pika2000 macrumors 601

    Jun 22, 2007
    Try printing via your printer’s manufacturer app.
    I actually have never found printers that can directly print via AirPrint. All wireless printers that I have encountered want me to print via their app. So far I’ve used Samsung, Canon, and Brother printers. Of course, features will depend on their respective apps, but they might give you more options.
  8. I7guy macrumors Core


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    Maybe IOS 13...who knows.
  9. Rhonindk macrumors 68040


    Oct 3, 2014
    sitting on a beach watching a DC simulation ...
    It does work fairly well. It's close. I do like the Readdle products.
    That said I do keep running into items that it gets close but not exact and have to print from my Mac or Thinkpad.
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    Yet Apple keeps pushing it as "Professional" product.
    Go figure.
  10. bransoj macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2013
    I've got an Epson printer, fairly old one actually, and whilst i've got their app installed to allow me to do scanning in terms of printing it seems to work without any messing about. When i want to print something such as an email or PDF i go to the Share icon at the bottom, choose Print and it finds my printer and i choose print. No messing about doing anything with an app.
  11. BBDDVV macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2014
    same for me with an AirPrint supported HP printer. Only installed their app to quickly scan documents. This works really great, easier than scanning from a pc...
  12. bransoj macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2013
    Yep, i set the scan going via the app then i get the option to email it, save locally into the app or upload to a cloud service. I use Dropbox but i think it supports iCloud, OneDrive and probably a few others.

    This is the app and whilst its maybe looking a bit old hat in terms of design it works fine.
  13. danmart macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2015
    Lancs, UK
    Hmm? I print loads of stuff from my iPad and iPhone with no problems. The only thing it struggles with, in my experience, is printing pictures. PDFs and Pages docs print completely fine.
    Same here

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