Nowadays, you can do just about anything that you can do on a laptop or desktop on your mobile devices, like your tablet or smartphone. And as the world transitions evermore to a mobile future, you will want to learn how to do some of these things. One of the main issues people have fully transitioning to going mobile is being able to print from mobile devices as easily as a laptop or desktop. In this article, we will be going over some of the top tips for printing from mobile devices.
Tips For Printing From Mobile Devices:
1. Check Your Printer’s Functionality and Features.
When you are looking to print from a mobile device, you will want to check your printer’s functionality and features to make sure that it is going to be fully capable of supporting mobile printing. You should be able to tell whether or not it is capable of linking directly to your mobile device by looking at its feature sheet. You will also want to check if the printer has their own mobile app, either for Android or iOS. A lot of printers come with their own dedicated apps nowadays, and thus you will be able to use to print from your mobile device easily.
2. Use Google Cloud Print.
Google has made printing from mobile devices easier than ever before. To do this, simply sign into your Chrome browser, head over to the Cloud Print page, and set up both your printer and mobile devices to sync them up. Then, you simply go to your Android device and download the Google Cloud Print app. From there, you should be able to send anything that you want to print directly from your mobile phone.
3. Use AirPrint.
If you happen to be using an iOS device, as many do, you are in luck. You will be able to print from your mobile devices easily using AirPrint. Various printer producers have their own dedicated apps that you can use. However, to make it even easier, a lot of them come with full Apple AirPrint compatibility that you will be able to use to easily print from any of your iOS devices. Your iOS device will automatically search for and detect the printer that you have sharing the wireless network. Once it is synced up, you will be able to print anything and everything you need from your mobile device.
4. Be Aware Of Security Issues.
When you are looking to utilize mobile printing solutions, you must be fully aware of the potential security issues. If you are printing any sensitive documents or materials, you will obviously want to be there to pick it up when it is printed. Also, you want to keep your printer drivers fully updated at all times if it is connected to your wireless network, to avoid it being hacked into. Unfortunately, WiFi-enabled devices like wireless printers are a major target for hackers because of the lack of security with such devices so you have to extra vigilant/wary here. Along with this, a lot of them come with vulnerabilities that can even expose your entire network to potential viruses or malware.
Overall, mobile printing has never been easier. By following the tips above, you should be able to print just about anything that you could possibly want from any mobile device that you are using.
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