How To Print From HP Printer by Using iPhone?

From an iPad or iPhone, set up an HP printer and connect it to your wireless home or work network using HP Smart. HP printers are compatible with multiple operating systems such as Windows, Android, and iOS, including iPadOS. Since iPads have built-in AirPrint functionality, you can use it directly to print your documents without the need for third-party apps. However, you can switch to the HP Smart app for more organized printing.

How do I Print from My iPhone to HP Printer?

All you need to do is install the HP Smart app on the device and set up the printer’s connection to the wireless network. Next, connect the iOS mobile device to the same wireless network and then send print jobs from the device.

Connect iPad to Wi-Fi

First you need to connect your iPad to the Wi-Fi network. If you are using dual-band routers, we recommend that you connect your iPad to the 2.4 GHz band network. This is because not all HP printers support the 5 GHz frequency band and you may subsequently have problems when creating a connection.

Open Settings on your iPad.
Tap the Wi-Fi menu. Enable the Wi-Fi button.
Select your preferred Wi-Fi network. Enter the password and press the Join button.

Connect the HP Printer to Wi-Fi

Once you have connected your iPad to Wi-Fi, now is the time to connect your HP printer to the same Wi-Fi network. The process may vary depending on whether your printer has an LCD display or not.

On printers with LCD screen
If your HP printer has an LCD screen, follow these steps to connect it to Wi-Fi. Access Wi-Fi settings from your printer’s home screen. Choose the Wi-Fi network. Enter the password and connect it to Wi-Fi.

On printers without an LCD screen
Follow these steps on HP printers without an LCD panel setup.

Keep pressing the wireless button on your printer until it starts blinking.
Then go to your router and press and hold the WPS button. It will also start flashing.
Wait for the printer and router lights to stop flashing. Your printer is now connected to Wi-Fi.

Using the Wi-Fi Direct function

Almost all HP printer models today are equipped with the Wi-Fi Direct function. You can also use this feature to create a new Wi-Fi network, then connect your iPad to the Wi-Fi Direct SSID broadcast by the printer and start printing.

If your printer has an LCD screen configuration, go to Wi-Fi Settings and enable Wi-Fi Direct. There you can see the Wi-Fi SSID and network password.
Then go to your iPad’s Wi-Fi settings and connect it to the printer’s Wi-Fi network. You can also press the Wi-Fi button and the Information button on your printer simultaneously for a few seconds. You will get a printout with Wi-Fi Direct network credentials.
Use this information to connect your iPad to the printer.

Start Printing from Your iPad

Now that you have connected your iPad and printer to the same Wi-Fi network, let’s see how to print your documents and photos from iPad.

Using the built-in print function
iOS devices have a built-in printing feature called AirPrint. If your HP printer is also compatible with AirPrint, you can start printing directly from your iPad without the need for additional software.

First, check if your printer supports AirPrint from this official Apple support page.
Next, open the document or image you want to print.
Tap the Share button in the top right corner of the screen.
Choose the Print option. Tap the Printer option.
Select your HP printer.
Choose the number of copies. Press Print.

How To Print From Iphone To HP Printer

Using HP Smart

If your HP printer is not compatible with AirPrint, you can use the official HP Smart app to get prints.

Install the HP Smart app from the App Store.
Open the app. Press the Set up a new printer button.
Choose Finish Now.
Choose your HP printer.
Select Print Documents or the Print Photos tab on the Home screen. You must create an account or sign in with an existing HP account to start printing. Once connected, choose the photo you want to print.
Press the Print Preview button.
Specify the number of copies and press the Print button.

FAQ

Why does my iPhone not recognize my printer?
Check printer connection status: Check that the wireless signal is on and that the printer is connected to the same network as your computer or mobile device. If your printer has a light next to the Wireless icon or button, make sure it is on.

How do I print from an iPhone without AirPrint?
Print from your iPhone without AirPrint thanks to Printer Pro by Readdle. There is another solution to print from your iPhone with a printer that is not AirPrint compatible. To do this, however, you must have a PC or Mac, and download a paid application: Printer Pro.

Which application to print from iPhone?
Use AirPrint to print wirelessly to an AirPrint-enabled printer from apps like Mail, Photos, and Safari. Many apps available on the App Store also support AirPrint. iPhone and printer must be on the same Wi-Fi network.

How do I find my printer on my iPhone?
Tap Settings > Hardware > Printers > Create Printer Station. Enter the name of a print station. Tap Printer, then select the printer. Click Connect AirPrint Printer and select your printer.

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