I first started looking into how to print from an iPad to a printer because my home printer is not AirPrint compatible and I wanted to find a solution that didn’t involve me buying a new printer. Like others, I’d seen those (really expensive) printing apps and wondered how they worked. When I started my online research I had no idea how confusing the online information I would come across be.
What I found as I researched the problem of how to print from an iPad or iPhone was that there was an enormous amount of information. And a lot of it was either outdated, incomplete, conflicting, or simply wrong. And even as a professional researcher, it took me a lot of time to work through a complete list of my printing options.
Occasionally though, I’d find some really insightful tips, tricks and hacks like how to use your iPhone as a portable router so you can surf the internet and be connected to your printer at the same time. This was something most people were saying was impossible.
This website is an attempt to put into one place all of the high quality information you’d need to know in order to be able to print from your iPad or iPhone. I’ve made extensive use of video throughout the site so that you can see exactly how things work and to support your potential purchase decisions. It should also serve to debunk some of the incorrect information about printing from an iPhone or iPad that you may have already read.
In terms of the website itself, the home page lists a summary of your iPad or iPhone printing options which links to much more detailed information on each of the printing alternatives and workflows on subpages of the website.
I encourage you to explore all of the articles on website because there are discussions of some aspects of printing, for example, printing from an iPhone or iPad when you’re away from home or the office that will likely include tips, workflows and hacks that you haven’t considered.
My Other Work
Here’s the short backstory for this website. This website was originally conceived in order to learn how to create a website using the popular WordPress software. At the time, I was researching two books on traveling with an iPhone and iPad to see whether I could ditch the laptop and work or travel ‘#iPadOnly’.
In order to answer this question for myself, I decided to dive fully into the digital world. I packed an Android and Apple phone and tablet, downloaded more than 700 apps and set off on a ‘mobile only’ three-month journey through seven countries.
The laptop stayed at home. If it seemed I couldn’t do a task on my phone or tablet, I worked out how it could be done, rather than looking for a desktop computer. I learned that most tasks can be completed on a tablet or phone. You just have to know how.
And whilst I’ve put an enormous effort into researching, checking and compiling this information, I can’t guarantee that it’s accurate, up-to-date as at the time you read this. I really wish there was a way I could, however, that just the nature of how fast technology changes in todays society.
If you do find an error on the website that you know to be incorrect, I’d be grateful if you could let me know so that I can update the website. You can contact me at hello AT howtoprintfromipad.com. I know you’ll appreciate though that I can’t troubleshoot your specific printing enquiries. (For that purpose, I’ve compiled a very comprehensive list of resources at the bottom of the home page where you can seek further information.)
Also, (and rounding out my disclaimer!) the information on this website is of a general nature and for informational purposes only. Nothing on this website should be considered as a recommendation to take any particular course of action. Its your responsibility to make sure that you make choices that are best suited to your own specific circumstances. Remember, its a sound idea to read reviews of products over several different websites and use offline sources too.
Help Support This Site
If you’ve found the information on the website useful and you want to support the site and help keep the information free there are a couple of ways to do this. The first is that I’m an Amazon Associates member and so will earn a small commission from any products bought from the store on this website or you can use this link to the Amazon.com home page. You wont pay any more for your purchase and you’ll put a smile on my face!
Thanks for your support and thank you for visiting my website.
I hope you enjoy your visit and that it saves you a great deal of time.