Android phone and tablet support

Print from an Android Phone or Tablet

Print from an Android

Print from an Android phone or tablet

The print function is not delivered with a new Android phone or tablet. The USB port on a phone or tablet will support certain printer interfaces.  There are some printers that will connect directly, see below, but these printers will only work with your Android device. But, with the addition of some software, you can print from an Android phone or tablet easily.

If you have a Samsung Galaxy Tab with the latest TouchWiz interface, you can print directly to a WiFi printer, assuming you have permissions to connect to the printer.

The Android Market has a few apps that allow you to print directly to a Wi-Fi printer, check them out here –> WiFi Print Apps.

Google Cloud Print has been discontinued as of December 31, 2020.  You can print to a printer via a WiFi connection or a mobile network.

Print from your Android phone or tablet

You can print from Chrome on your Android device. To print from your phone, add a printer that can get data with from a WiFi connection or a mobile network.

  1. On your Android device, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Open the page, image, or file you want to print.
  3. At the top right, tap More More and then Share.
  4. Select Print Print.
  5. At the top, select a printer.
  6. To change any print settings, tap the Down arrow Down arrow.
  7. Tap Print Print.

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