How To Print Any Document from a Smartphone Android
Nowadays, practically any relatively inexpensive printer we can buy will have Wi-Fi connection (or at least a network card) that allows us to easily connect it to our local network to be able to print from any device without having to connect it Each time we go to print a document.
Although most often writing and printing from a computer, more and more smartphones are replacing conventional computers that, along with the storage in the cloud that we can use, for example, Google Drive, allow us to have any document hand and if your printer has Wi-Fi, print it directly on it without relying on a computer to do so.
Although there are applications designed to make the printing task easier, in this article we will see how we can print documents on an Android smartphone without relying on more applications than our printer module and the features included in Android.
Install your printer module on an Android smartphone
To set up the printer on your smartphone, the first thing we do is open the settings menu and look for the section corresponding to the printing services or printers.
Once inside, you will see a screen where all printers that have configured will be listed that by default (unless our mobile have some advertising agreement) there should be no.
Once there, click on the button " Add service " and we will open a page of the Play Store where we appear many printer modules.
We will choose the module from our manufacturer, for example, Epson, we will download it and install it on the device. Once the module is installed, we will return to the print services screen and see how our module appears to us.
If we click on it we can activate or deactivate it and, in addition, we can see the printers that are detected in our network.
If our printer appears, we are ready to start printing.
How to print a document from an Android smartphone
To print a document from our mobile Android, we simply look for the document (for example, if we have received via email or downloaded from the Internet) and open it with a viewer or editing program, such as Office for Android or Google Drive.
Once opened, we will look for the corresponding option of printing of this program and we will see a screen like the following one.
At the top, click on " Select Printer " and select your printer, which appear on the list.
Ready. The only thing left to do is to click on the print button that appears on the screen and the task will automatically be sent to the printer, who will start printing it instantly.
We have used for captures a rom of CyanogenMod based on Android 7.1.1. The menus may vary depending on the version of Android we use and the manufacturer's customization layer (eg Huawei's EMUI or Xiaomi's MIUI), although roughly the process will be very similar.
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