iPhone 8(+) Printing without wifi

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  1. tkowalski macrumors member

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    Is there a way to print from iPhone without WiFi?
     
  2. canuckRus macrumors 6502a

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    Use personal hotspot in settings?
     
  3. KrisLord macrumors 65816

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    What’s the printer connected to if there’s no Wi-fi? Is it wired to a PC? Does it have a SD card slot?
     
  4. cynics macrumors G4

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    Do you mean without your phone or the printer being on a wifi network?

    If so, many printers support Wifi direct. You would just be directly talking to the printer instead of through a Wifi network.

    If you mean without your phone being on wifi. Many printers offer their on server based option where you would essentially email what you want to print to a certain email, the printer manufacturer forwards this to your printer and it prints. The printer would need to be on a network though.
     
  5. Donfor39 macrumors 65816

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    Does WPS. Help, I have that button on my printer and router
     
  6. Dino F macrumors 68030

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    ..what is my pet peeve is the fact that I can't natively print from my iPad Air 2 or iPhone 8 Plus to my wifi networked HP printer unless I download a third party printing app (like HP Printer Pro) because my printer does not support Apple's AirPrint technology.

    Why couldn't apple just allow us to do this without their cr@ppy AirPrint technology.....?!?!!!!
     
  7. cynics macrumors G4

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    Which model HP? The tech was developed in combination with HP. I have a 6 year old Photosmart 5510 that works fine and it was working 2 years prior to that on my other HP (can’t remember the model). Might be time for an upgrade?
     
  8. Mrbobb, Apr 19, 2018
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    U know it, I know it, the lamppost knows it: APPLE ECO-SYS. If Cook&Co have their way, we would be driving Apple cars, using Apple shower curtains, eating Apple noodles :( Come to think of it, that's SAMSUNG! I hear, serious, Samsung makes caskets!
     
  9. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    I own 3 HP printers, bought one the day iPhones could connect with WiFi. Never had a problem. I can print right from the phone natively or use the HP app(which I never do).
     
  10. Dino F macrumors 68030

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    ....can't remember the exact model as not currently home to check but I know for a fact it is not compatible with Airprint as whenever I try to print natively, it cannot 'find' the printer so have to always resort to a third party app like HP Printer Pro.
     
  11. Donfor39 macrumors 65816

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    Slightly off topic though almost certain my Cannon printer prints natively from iOS devices.
     
  12. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    Is it possible that your HP printer has Airprint, but it's not enabled? My friend has an HP 8610 Office Jet Pro that he thought didn't support Airprint. I figured out he had to go into the printer's settings (via the browser interface) and manually enable Airprint.
     
  13. Dino F macrumors 68030

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    ...hmm, never thought of that, Will have to have a re-check over the weekend and post an update here, on Monday.
     
  14. Dino F macrumors 68030

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    Ok, checked my printer and know for fact a fact that its not compatible with Apple's Airprint.

    My printer is the HP 3050 (not the 'a' model which is compatible) All-In-One
     

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