Thursday, March 20, 2014

How to Print to ANY Printer from iPhone, iPod, iPad via Windows

Published on Mar 3, 2013
This tutorial teaches you how to AIRPRINT to non-airprint printers from iPhone, iPod, iPad. This is accomplished by using Windows 7, Vista or XP as an airprint receiver. No need to buy a brand new printer to get the airprint feature.

Common Problems:

1. How come I can't view the printer on my iPhone?
a .Make sure your iPhone is connected to the same wifi network as your PC. b. Try restarting your PC.
c. Cancel and try printing again.

2. The printer requires a password.
Enable "Guest Account" on windows. Go to Control Panel\User Accounts and Family Safety\User Accounts\Manage Accounts\Turn on Guest Account and turn on guest account. You may have to restart your computer.

Still encountering problems?
Here's a link to trouble shooting page:

How to Enable AirPrint for Windows

AirPrint is a major feature of the iOS 4.2. But it is limited to certain "AirPrint enabled" models of HP, Canon, Brother, Epson and Lexmark printers.
Now Windows users can use AirPrint with any printer on the same Wi-Fi network as their iPhone, iPod or iPad.
  1. Make sure you have iTunes and Bonjour Printer Services installed.
  2. Make sure the printer is set up as shared printer on your local PC.
  3. Make sure you have full administrator privileges to enable/disable services on your PC.
Steps to enable AirPrint on Windows 7/Vista/XP:
  1. If you have 64-bit Windows OS, go to C:\Program Files (x86) and create a new folder called AirPrint as shown in the screenshot below:


    If you have 32-bit Windows OS, go to C:\Program Files and create a new folder called AirPrint as shown in the screenshot below:

  2. Download from here and unzip it in the AirPrint folder you created in the above steps.

  3. Go to Run and type "cmd" to open Command Prompt as shown in the screenshot below:

  4. Now use the following set of commands respective to your OS version:

    Notification: If AirPrint service has already been installed on your computer and is still in the list of services you have to delete it first by typing in:

    sc.exe delete AirPrint

    For 64-bit Windows OS

    sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= "C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\airprint.exe -R _ipp._tcp,_universal -s" depend= "Bonjour Service" start= auto
    sc.exe start AirPrint

    For 32-bit Windows OS

    sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= "C:\Program Files\AirPrint\airprint.exe -R _ipp._tcp,_universal -s" depend= "Bonjour Service" start= auto
    sc.exe start AirPrint

  5. As soon as you will start the AirPrint service, Windows Firewall will prompt you allow or deny AirPrint features to be shared over networks. Click on Allow access button.

  6. That's it. Now open any document or email on your device with iOS 4.2 or later installed and click on the Print option to print the document wirelessly over a WiFi connection.

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