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How to print from iPhone and iPad

From time to time you may find it useful to send documents or photos to your printer directly from your iPhone or iPad, rather than run things via a computer first.

Thankfully, the answer to ‘how do I print from my iPhone’ has never been simpler. That’s because most modern printers allow you to add printer to iPhone via apps and shared networks, making the whole process refreshingly easy.

By cutting out the need to connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer and copy images or documents across devices first, you can save yourself time and effort, and enjoy reeling off family photos, signing confirmation documents or drafting out shopping lists with ease.

How to print from iPhone

  • To print from iPhone, first ensure the phone and printer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Launch the app on your iPhone.
  • Open the app and select a location to search for something to print to print. You can print images and documents directly from your iPhone’s own storage, or you’ll be able to select from connected Cloud services or URLs.
  • Once you select a photo or document you want to print you will be given the option to edit the photo. You can choose from a variety of options, such as resizing, cropping or changing the image angle.
  • Before you send the image to print, preview to ensure you’re happy with your selection and edits.
  • Select print from iPhone and collect your photos or documents once complete.

How to print from iPad

Can you print form an iPad? Yes, if you have a printer that can connected to a shared Wi-Fi network and print wirelessly.

  • To print from iPad, ensure your printer and iPad are on the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Using your iPad, navigate to the Apple App Store and download the printer manufacturer’s dedicated app.
  • Open the app and select and re-size images, or select documents to print from the device storage as well as various cloud locations.
  • Choose which printer you’d like to send the document to if there’s more than one printer connected.
  • Tap the send button once you’re ready to print, and collect your copies once complete.

How to change photo print size on an iPhone or iPad

Once you’ve selected a photo through the app, you’ll have a variety of options when it comes to editing. One option is re-sizing the photo, alongside being able to crop and straighten the image. Re-sizing your photo can be done by choosing one of the preset photo sizes in the app, all with intuitive touch screen controls.

Which is the best paper for printing photos?

Most modern printer options can print on standard or glossy paper types. For the most authentic finish, Brother recommends printing images on to glossy printer paper. As for photo sizes, most apps will come with presets for 4”x6”, 3.5”x5”, 5”x7” as well as standard printer paper sizes, like A4. Be sure to check the print preview before you send your images to be printed from your iPhone, to ensure it’s the right size and orientation for you.

Print from iPad and iPhone with Brother

By using the Brother iPrint&Scan app in combination with a Brother printer you can easily print directly from any compatible iOS device. Using the app, you can connect your phone and printer via a shared Wi-Fi connection and select from documents and photos on your device, saved in cloud services or web pages.

Download the free Brother Mobile Connect app to make printing photos from your iPhone or iPad simple.

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