AirPrint is an Apple service that permits users to print their images and documents wirelessly. AirPrint works seamlessly with Apple iOS and macOS, so if you are using Apple device(s) that run on either of these operating systems, then you can directly print from those devices.
It was all going great for Apple users, as they were able to print documents and images without any issue until they updated their iOS. With the iOS 12/11.3/11 update, many users have reported that they are not able to print anything using AirPrint despite using an AirPrint enabled printer. If you too are dealing with the same problem, then here is what you can do to fix the problem.
Tip 1: Force restart your Apple iPhone or iPad
The problem of AirPrint not working on iOS 12/11.3/11 can be fixed by force restarting the device. Doing that will restart the iOS system with all the apps that were turned on getting closed automatically. That includes the apps, which might have been interfering with AirPrint. To force restart your iPhone or iPad, press and hold ‘power and home’ button simultaneously. You will see Apple logo on the screen upon restart, so when you see the logo, release both buttons.
Tip 2: Check if the printer you are using supports AirPrint
To be able to print documents and images from your AirPrint, you need an AirPrint enabled printer. Though the majority of printers that are available on the market are AirPrint-compatible printers, that doesn’t mean every printer is. If you have tried all the troubleshooting steps, yet not able to print anything using AirPrint, then it means, your printer doesn’t support AirPrint.
Tip 3: Check the Wi-Fi connection
AirPrint will only work if you have connected your iPhone or iPad and printer to the same Wi-Fi network. If both devices are connected to a different network, then AirPrint won’t work. If both devices are connected to the same network, yet AirPrint not working, then check if the Wi-Fi network is working or not. If not, then consult your ISP.
Tip 4: Make sure to update your Apple device to the latest iOS
If there is any problem in any service offered by iOS, it may take some time, but it will definitely be fixed in the next iOS update. If you’ve found that AirPrint is not working, then you can update your iOS to the latest version.
Tip 5: Consult Apple Store For A Solution
If all the aforementioned solutions fail to work, then you have no other option but to consult Apple Store to get a concrete solution to the issue. Or, you can contact iPad Printer Setup and Support to find out the right solution for the problem.
When AirPrint stops working, it can cause many troubles, as you can’t print images and documents wirelessly from your iPad or iPhone. You can fix the issue by following above-mentioned tips, but if those fail to work, then you will have to get in touch with experts.