You can use AirPrint to send print jobs over a wireless network to compatible HP printers.
What is Apple AirPrint ?
AirPrint is a mobile printing solution included with the Apple iOS v4.2 and later mobile operating systems.
iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users can print wirelessly to any ePrint-enabled HP printer that is connected to the same local wireless network. Most HP printers released in 2010 and later support AirPrint.
Many Apple apps support AirPrint, including Safari, Mail, Photos, and iWorks. Additionally, other
popular apps available in the App Store are supported. In the app, tap the Action icon or , and then tap Print to print with AirPrint.
NOTE: If the Action icon or the Print button does not display in an app, the app does not support AirPrint at this time.
Which HP Printers are compatible with Apple AirPrint ?
- HP Deskjet Printers
- HP ENVY Printers
- HP Officejet Printers
- HP Photosmart Printers
- HP LaserJet Printers
What are the requirements to print with AirPrint?
- An Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch that runs iOS 4.2 or later
- An HP printer that supports AirPrint
- A private wireless network
- Apps that support AirPrint
- Note the following unsupported items:
iOS 4.2 or later can be installed as an update to a current or older Apple device, or should already be installed on a new Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
Note: Not all features are compatible with all Apple devices. AirPrint and multitasking are available on iPad (all models), iPhone (3GS or later), and iPod touch (third generation or later).
HP wireless printers released in 2010 and later support AirPrint.
The Apple device (iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch) and the HP printer must be connected to the same private 802.11 wireless network. AirPrint uses Bonjour, Apple’s zero-configuration networking, to automatically discover your wireless printer over the local network.
Many Apple apps support AirPrint, including Safari, Mail, Photos, and iWorks. Additionally, other popular apps available in the App Store are supported.
To print from an app, tap the Action icon ( or ), and then tap Print to print with AirPrint.
Note: If the Action icon or the Print button does not display, the app does not support AirPrint at this time.
AirPrint is not supported through public wireless networks such as public Wi-Fi hotspots, Bluetooth connections, or on cellular 3G or 4G data connections.
AirPrint is supported on OS X v10.7 Lion or later.
AirPrint is only compatible with HP printers released in 2010 and later. AirPrint is not backward compatible with older products and there is no workaround to enable backward compatibility with older HP products.
How do I send a Print Job using Apple AirPrint?
- Select your Printer
- Locate and Select your Printer
- In the app that you want to print from, tap the Action icon ( or ) to display the menu options.
- Tap Print. The Printer Options menu displays.
- On the Printer Options menu, tap Select Printer. A list of available printers on the network displays.
- Tap your HP ePrint printer in the drop-down menu. The Printer Options menu displays again and shows your selected printer.
- If you do not need to change print options, tap Print to send the print job to the HP printer.
- If you need to change print options, continue to the next step.
Note: Some apps might not have an Action icon as a feature. If the icon does not display, you cannot print from that particular app with AirPrint.
Note: Some apps might not offer a print option because the app is not currently compatible with AirPrint. If Print is not an available action option, you cannot print from that particular app with AirPrint.
Step 2: Change print options
Apple AirPrint allows you to print Web pages, documents, emails, photos, and content from apps that support AirPrint. Print options might vary depending on the app you use to print from and on the HP printer.
The following print options might display after you tap Print, and then select your printer:
Number of Copies: In the Printer Options menu, tap the Plus sign or the Minus sign next to Copy as needed to select the number of copies.
Paper: In the Printer Options menu, tap Paper to change the paper size.
Two-sided printing: In the Printer Options menu, next to Double-sided tap On to enable two-sided printing, or tap Off to disable two-sided printing.
Note: If the HP printer does not support two-sided printing, the Double-sided option does not display.
Page range: If you print with a file type, such as a PDF, that has multiple pages, tap Range in the Printer Options menu, and then tap All Pages or select the page range that you want to print.
Note: Range will only display with certain applications and file types, such as PDFs.
If you are unable to print to a local HP printer with AirPrint, follow these troubleshooting tips:
- Make sure the printer is turned on. If the printer is on, turn it off and then on again to see whether that resolves the issue.
- Make sure that the printer is wirelessly connected to the same network subnet as your iOS device.
- Make sure that the printer has the latest firmware version installed.
- Make sure that the printer has paper in the tray, and that ink or toner is not empty.
- Make sure that there are no error messages on the printer control panel.
Note:Wi-Fi printers can take several minutes to join a Wi-Fi network after they turn on. Make sure that your printer is connected to the Wi-Fi network before you attempt to print.
Supported Paper and Media Sizes
With AirPrint, you can either select the paper and photo media sizes, or they are automatically selected depending on the application you use on your Apple device, your HP ePrint printer, and the region in which you use AirPrint.
For example, from Apple’s Photo application, if the HP ePrint printer has a separate photo paper tray, AirPrint uses 4 x 6 in photo media as the default paper size. If the printer does not have a separate photo paper tray, AirPrint uses letter-size paper. If the printer has a shared paper and photo paper tray with adjustable paper width guides, you can select which paper size you want to print. If you print from Apple’s Safari browser, letter-size paper is the default paper size in the US region, and A4 is the default paper size in Europe.
AirPrint supports the following paper and media sizes:
- 4 x 6 in photo paper
- A6 photo paper