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.
Many printers have a Bluetooth interface, you can enable Bluetooth on your Android phone or tablet and connect to the printer. (“How to use Bluetooth on Android…“) You must be in range with the Bluetooth signal for this to work. To print using Bluetooth, Open the document and tap Share, then select Bluetooth, and then select the printer.
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.
- On your Android device, open the Chrome app .
- Open the page, image, or file you want to print.
- At the top right, tap (menu).
- Select Print .
- At the top, select a printer. Your device will search for a connected and compatible printer. Be sure your printer is connected to WiFi, is turned on and ready. Your Android phone or tablet must also be connected to the same WiFi network (same router).
- To change any print settings, tap the Down arrow .
- Tap Print .