How to print from your iOS or Android phone

Whether you’re a dedicated iOS user or you swear by Android, there’s one thing all smart phone users have in common; we’re all relying on our mobile devices to make our lives easier.

It’s a trend that continues to gain momentum now that more workers are working remotely, and businesses are increasingly recognising that working remotely can increase employee productivity.

The ‘From Anywhere to Anywhere’ infographic from Xerox below tells an interesting story about how mobile is shaping the office landscape.

 

Xerox Print Remotely Infographic

 

But with change comes challenge. 60% of employees want the capability to print from their smartphone or tablet, but right now only around 20% can do so. Enabling your employees to print quickly and easily to their Xerox printer or multifunction printer (MFP) from their smartphone can both empower your workers and free up valuable IT resources. Here’s how to make it happen.

How to Print from Android

Start by enabling Mopria Print Service from the Android device. From the home screen, tap the “Apps” icon, select Settings > Printers > Mopria Print > On.

Now it’s time to print!

  1. From a supported app (such as Google Gmail), find the Print option from the app’s menu, and then tap Print.
  2. Find the option to select your printer. Tap All printers, and the Android device displays a list of printers that are available on the Wi-Fi network.
  3. Find your printer on the list, and then tap to select it.
  4. Make any changes to the available printing options, if required.
  5. Tap Print to send the print job to the printer.

How to Print from iOS

Note: The new Xerox® VersaLink®,  Xerox® AltaLink® devices and Phaser/WorkCentre have AirPrint enabled by default, meaning your Apple® devices will automatically discover nearby printers or MFPs on the same network and you’ll be able to use them without additional setup

For older printers and MFPs, ensure AirPrint is enabled on your printer or MFP:

  1. Access CentreWare Internet Services (CWIS) by entering your printer’s IP address into a web browser. If you need your IP address, print a configuration page.
  2. In CWIS, click Properties.
  3. Click the [+] (plus) symbol next to the Protocols folder on the left side of the page to expand the list of options.
  4. Under Protocols, click AirPrint.
  5. To enable AirPrint, tick the Enabled box at the top of the page.
    NOTE: AirPrint is enabled by default when IPP and Bonjour (mDNS) are both enabled.
  6. Click Save Changes.
  7. If prompted, click Restart to save the new settings.

Submit prints from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac OS-based device

  1. Open the email, photograph, website page, or document that you want to print.
  2. Select the Action icon.
  3. Select Print.
  4. Select your printer, then set the printer options.
  5. Select Print

Refer to the User Documentation for the Apple iOS-based mobile device(s) and Mac OS-based device(s) for additional information on how to send print jobs via AirPrint.

And that’s it! You did it! There’s now one less cord in your life, and a lot more freedom and flexibility.

Are you ready to boost your office productivity and give even more power to your remote workers? Simply contact us by calling 0345 123 2987, or email mps@zenoffice.com where you can request a call back.

Info via Small Business Solutions, Xerox, 2017