Unable to print from iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Swampbaby985, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. Swampbaby985 macrumors member

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    When Apple released Mountain Lion I decided to do a clean install of the OS on my computer. Everything went fine, until I went to print something from my phone. I have an HP PhotoSmart ePrint model number B210a printer. I no longer have the install disc needed to reinstall the software. I am able to print from my computer however it takes a while for the print process to get started. Both the printer and the iPhone are connected to the same wireless network, the iPhone is on wifi and I even have bluetooth turned on when trying to print. However I get notified that no printers can be found and or the connection eventually times out.

    Aside from buying an entirely new printer, which would be a last resort what can I do? The product is no longer under warranty so I can't ask HP for help.
     
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  3. Swampbaby985 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Rather than scouring the internet for hours and banging your head against a brick wall trying to fix this, just plump for the easy option.
    Find a family member or friend who has a Windows laptop...and borrow it.
    Plug the printer into the laptop via USB and the printer software will automatically install onto the laptop. It will then prompt you for your WiFi password and then install your printer onto the network.
    Uninstall the HP software off the laptop and hand it back.
    Job done.#
     
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  6. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Make sure you have updated the printer's software to the latest version.
     
  7. Swampbaby985 thread starter macrumors member

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    According to my printer I have the latest update.

    I should have known I'd eventually encounter issues with the printer..I mean it is an HP...after what they did with webOS I lost trust in them.

    Since it's out of warranty I might as well start looking for a new printer.

    Can anyone recommend one, looking to spend $50-$170 max on one.
     

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