How to Print From Android Using Wi-Fi

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How to Print From Android Using Wi-Fi
Printing from the Android to a printer via Wi-Fi is made possible through different applications. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

Android phones are capable of completing a variety of tasks, including the task of printing directly from the phone by using a printer on the Wi-Fi network. Although Android phones do not come with a built-in printing application, users can pick from a variety of free and paid printing applications in the Android market. By downloading a printing application, you can print from Android using Wi-Fi.

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Things you need

  • Android Printing Application

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  1. 1

    Connect to the Wi-Fi network that the printer is on. This can be done by tapping "Settings," then "Wireless & networks," then "Wi-Fi Settings." Tap the network name and enter in the password for the network if prompted to.

  2. 2

    Visit the Android market and download a free printing application. Free apps available for printing on the Android using Wi-Fi include PrinterShare free, Cloud Print and HP iPrint Photo for compatible HP printers. A variety of paid printing applications also include Print and PrinterShare Premium.

  3. 3

    Launch the printing application that you downloaded in Step 2.

  4. 4

    Select the type of file you want to print. This can be a picture on your SD card, a Web page, calendar, contacts, e-mail or any other document on your phone.

  5. 5

    Select your printer and select the paper size for the printer in the "Print Options." Most printers have letter-size paper.

  6. 6

    Tap the "Print" icon to print from Android using Wi-Fi.

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