AirPrint is a very handy way to print from all kinds of devices, but it does not always work well. Here you can read what you can do to solve AirPrint problems.
What is AirPrint?
AirPrint is an Apple technology that enables you to print content from your iPhone, iPad or Mac in full quality without the need to download or install any driver files or other software. Most modern printers have support for AirPrint built-in.
How do you use AirPrint?
To use an AirPrint compatible printer with your Wi-Fi network, this printer must be connected to the same network as the device you want to print from. All you have to do is select the printer in the app you use to print.
An AirPrint compatible printer can also be connected directly to your Mac via USB or Ethernet if you prefer not to connect the printer using wires. Not all printers have a USB port or Ethernet port, so be careful before making a choice regarding the connection method.
AirPrint makes it possible to easily identify printers. You can also automatically select content with it, and you can control the layout of the prints. In business environments, DNS records can be set up so that an AirPrint compatible printer is also visible in other networks. You can also use profiles in iOS to configure your AirPrint compatible printer.
How to solve problems befalling AirPrint?
It can always happen that your printer is not found or that you cannot print. What now?
If you see the message, ‘No AirPrint printers found’, you should check whether your iPhone or iPad has the latest version of iOS and whether the app you want to print is up to date. Go to Software Update on your Mac to update the operating system and your apps.
After you turn on the printer, you have to wait for a while before you print. It can take a minute or two before the printer is connected to the network and can, therefore, receive print jobs.
Have you tried all the solutions and yet facing the issue? Then, go to the website of the manufacturer of your printer to check if firmware updates are available for your model printer. Maybe the printer you’re using is not compatible with the technology we all know as ‘AirPrint’. If you think that the printer is compatible, but the problem is lying something else that you are unable to detect, then you can take help of iPad Printer experts.
Also, pay attention to the way your systems are organized. AirPrint devices that are connected to the USB port of an Apple AirPort base station or AirPort Time Capsule do not use AirPrint. If the printer has AirPrint functionality, you need to connect it directly to the Wi-Fi network or the Ethernet LAN port of the base station for wireless printing.