About AirPrint

AirPrint is an Apple technology that helps you create full-quality printed output without the need to download or install drivers.

With AirPrint, it’s easy to print full quality photos and documents from your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch without having to install additional software. AirPrint is built into most popular printer models, like the ones listed in this article.To use an AirPrint printer with your Wi-Fi network, make sure your printer is connected to the same network as your iOS device or Mac. Then select the AirPrint printer from your favorite app and you’re ready to print.On your Mac, you can also connect your AirPrint printer to a USB port or Ethernet port if you don’t want to print wirelessly. Check the documentation that came with your printer to see if it includes one of these ports.

AirPrint features include easy discovery, automatic media selection, and enterprise-class finishing options. In corporate environments, DNS records can be configured to enable your AirPrint printer to appear across other networks. You can also use configuration profiles in iOS to set up AirPrint printers.

You can learn more about using your AirPrint printers from these articles:

If you can’t print to your AirPrint printer

Check these things if you are unable to print, or if you see the message “No AirPrint Printers Found.”

  • On your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, verify that your device is using the latest version of iOS available and that the app you’re printing from is up to date.
  • On your Mac, use Software Update to update OS X and apps you’ve purchased from the Mac App Store.
  • Check with your printer’s manufacturer to see if any firmware updates are available for your printer model.
  • You can connect an AirPrint device to your network either through bridging, or a direct connection to your Wi-Fi network.
  • AirPrint devices connected to the USB port of an Apple AirPort Base Station or AirPort Time Capsule don’t use AirPrint. If your printer includes AirPrint, connect it directly to your Wi-Fi network or the Ethernet LAN port on your Base Station to print wirelessly.
  • After turning on your printer, wait a few moments before trying to print. Some printers might take a minute or two after powering up before joining your network.

If you’ve tried these steps but still can’t print, you can also get help resolving printer issues on your Mac.

The information below is provided by each manufacturer and is updated once a month by Apple. You can use the Find feature of your web browser (usually Command-F) to search for a specific device in this list. If you don’t see your printer or server listed, check with the printer manufacturer for more information.