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AirPrint Frequently Asked Questions

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Updated November 16, 2011

Apple introduced AirPrint, a wireless printing technology, with iOS 4.2. Now, certain iOS devices can print all kinds of information to compatible printers over WiFi networks. This list of frequently asked questions answers some of the most pertinent questions about AirPrint.

What Are AirPrint's Requirements?
To use AiPrint, you need an AirPrint-compatible printer and one of the following devices running iOS 4.2 or higher:

What Printers Are AirPrint Compatible?
As of this writing, only HP printers are compatible out of the box with AirPrint. View a full list of AirPrint-compatible printers.

Can AirPrint Print to Other Printers?
Yes, but not by default. To print to other printers using Mac OS X or Windows, follow these instructions. There are also third-party apps (link opens iTunes/App Store) that support this kind of printing.

Is AirPrint Completely Wireless?
Yes. There's no need to attach your iOS device to a printer via a USB cable.

Do the iOS Device and the Printer Need To Be On One Network?
Yes. In order for AirPrint to work, your iOS device and the printer you want to print to must be connected to the same WiFi network.

What Apps Work with AirPrint?
Built-in iOS apps from Apple such as Safari, Mail, Photos, the iWork suite (Pages, Numbers, Keynote - all links open iTunes/App Store); Third-party apps with AirPrint support.

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