Can i hook up to a printer and print from the Ipad using the usb cable?
Will I be able to hook my HP printer up to the Ipad through the USB cable and print documents, pictures or whatever I need?
- Asked by Chadwick B from Fairmount
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7 Answers from the Community
No, Apple mobile devices that run iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) can only print to an AirPrint enable WiFi printer on the same Wireless network. Most new HP printers feature AirPrint.
- Answered by Skyler H from Portland
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no you need to use the wireless technology called air print and you must have a air print compatible printer.
- Answered by Ken R from Boise
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If it's an HP wireless printer you can download HP ePrint software from The App Store and print directly from pictures on your iPad, email accounts, the web, and cloud storage that your iPad accesses.
Other printer manufacturers may have similar software available, and there may be 3rd party apps too.
- Answered by Michael B from Glencoe
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The best way is to use a printer with Air Print support. The Epson Workforce 2450 is an example. I use it to print anything from my patio to my office, about 30 ft away and it works fine. The key is "Air Print". Any printer with this feature is ok. The wireless feature is not enough.
- Answered by Jonathan J from Greenville
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No, but you can get Printer Pro on App Store to use any wireless printer, if your printer does not have wireless, Get and plug usb in the back of AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, or Time capsule
Then open the app and your printer will be set up for Printer Pro
Or use built in AirPrint (Most HP printers).
- Answered by Lioubov M from North Hollywood
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The other option is to download Printer Pro by Reddle. Once set up it will allow you to print to any wireless printer. Great app!
- Answered by Christopher C A
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No need as the most of printers of HP have wireless connectivity and the old model of some printers that don't have the feature of wireless printing they are useless and you should upgrade your printer to laser jet
- Answered by Dr. M. P. Y
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When using this with a standard micro USB to USB cable is electrically the same as the lightning to USB cables?
- Asked by Albert C from Huntington
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