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HP Printers - Wireless Printing From A Laptop, Phone, or Tablet

Introduction

Use this document to learn how to print wirelessly to an HP LaserJet, HP LaserJet Pro, HP LaserJet Enterprise, HP OfficeJet Enterprise, or HP PageWide Enterprise printer model.

NOTE: The solutions provided in this document might also be compatible with other printers such as Deskjet, Inkjet, Officejet, or Photosmart for which additional mobile apps or printing solutions might also be available. For mobile printing information applicable to these models, go to Mobile Printing Solutions Compatible with HP Printers .

If the printer supports it, you can print wirelessly with HP mobile printing solutions from a laptop or notebook, phone, or tablet directly to an HP printer. HP offers several mobile printing solutions to choose from depending on the printing environment -- home or business -- and the mobile device operating system including:

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Ways to connect wirelessly

There are several ways to connect wirelessly from the mobile device to the printer depending on the printer capability and on the printer location.

Wi-Fi - Use the Wi-Fi capability on the laptop, phone, or tablet to print to a nearby printer connected to the same wireless network.
Wireless Direct or Wi-Fi Direct - Use to connect directly to the nearby printer as you would to a Wi-Fi network.7
Cloud / Internet (Wireless connection via a different subnet) - Use to print to a printer on a different network or to a printer in a remote location.6 Some sample scenarios include:
  • A nearby printer when the mobile device is only connected using the phone/tablet network

  • A nearby printer when the mobile device is not connected to a local Wi-Fi or Wireless Direct network;

  • A remote printer in another location via a cloud connection; or

  • A nearby or remote printer on a different network (different subnet)

Near Field Communication (NFC) - Connect directly to the printer as you would to a Wi-Fi network using a phone or tablet. Discover and print by bringing the two NFC zones together. Printer must be NFC-capable and configured to print using NFC, and the NFC feature must be turned on the phone or tablet.

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Android

The following Android-compatible mobile print solutions can be used to print from phones or tablets running Android OS 4.4 or newer (unless otherwise noted).
What operating system version is my Android, Nexus, or Google Play? Non-HP site

NOTE: If you have multiple printers from more than one manufacturer, you can also use the Mopria solution by downloading the Mopria Print Service Non-HP site plug-in. For more information, go to Setup and configure a Mopria print solution .
Mobile print solution
Description
HP Built-in Print solution for Android 12,16 7
Use to automatically find an HP printer in Wi-Fi range and print directly to an HP ePrint-enabled HP printer from an Android device after downloading the HP Print Service Plug-in Non-HP site .
Google Cloud Print
Use to save files to Google Cloud or to print from a Google/Gmail account to HP printers that are HP ePrint-capable (cloud/internet ready) or HP classic printers (not ePrint-enabled). To print to 'Cloud-ready' printers, a free account registration with HP Connected Non-HP site is required to assign the printer an email address. To print to 'HP Classic' printers, the Google Chrome Web browser is required. Available with any Google/Gmail account .
HP ePrint via email 1
Use to print worldwide by sending an email with a file attachment (10MB or less) to the printer's email address from an Android device. Assign the printer an email address by registering a free account at HP Connected Non-HP site . Can be used with multiple web-connected printers on different networks. Use from any location without a login.1,10
HP ePrint App
Use to print wirelessly from an Android device to any HP ePrint-capable printer.4,5,22 Can be used with Public Print Locations3,13. Available in these languages: DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, JA, KO, PT-BR, ZH. Free download available from Google Play > Android apps Non-HP site .9

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Chrome

For Google Chromebooks, use the Google Cloud Print solution. For more information, go to one of the following support pages:

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iOS

The following iOS-compatible mobile print solutions can be used to print from iPhones or iPads (from select apps).
What iOS version is my iPhone or iPad running? Non-HP site

Mobile print solution
Description
AirPrint 7,17
Use to automatically find an HP printer in Wi-Fi range and print directly to an AirPrint-enabled HP printer from select apps on an iOS device running 4.2 or newer. Printer must be connected to local wired or wireless network. Included in iOS devices .
HP ePrint via email 1
Use to print worldwide from an iOS device, in any location, by sending an email with a file attachment (10MB or less) to the printer's email address. Assign the printer an email address by registering a free account at HP Connected Non-HP site . Can be used with multiple web-connected printers on different networks. No app or download necessary.1,10
HP ePrint App 8
Use to print select file types wirelessly from iOS devices running iOS 7.1 and newer to any HP ePrint-capable printer.4,5 Can be used with HP Public Print Locations3,13. Available in these languages DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, JA, KO, PT-BR, ZH. Free download available from iTunes or Apple App Store Non-HP site .8,9

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OS X

The following Apple-compatible mobile print solutions can be used to print in OS X 10.7 and newer.
What version is my OS X running? Non-HP site

Mobile print solution
Description
AirPrint
Use to automatically find an HP printer in Wi-Fi range and print directly to an AirPrint-enabled HP printer from a mobile Apple computer running OS X 10.7 and newer.2 Included in Apple laptops .
HP ePrint Software
Use to print any file type or size wirelessly to multiple printers using a single print driver in OS X 10.10 and newer. Can be used to print to an HP Public Print Location (PPL).3,13 Free download from www.hp.com/go/ePrintSoftware .
HP ePrint via email 1
Use to print worldwide by sending an email with a file attachment (10MB or less), from any location, to the printer's email address. Assign the printer an email address by registering a free account at HP Connected Non-HP site . Can be used with multiple web-connected printers on different networks. No app or download necessary.1,10 For more information, click here .

Some HP printers might have other driver options available at www.hp.com/go/support that can be used as mobile alternatives for Macintosh.

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Windows

The following Windows-compatible mobile print solutions can be used to print from Windows 10 phones, Windows 8 and newer tablets, and Windows XP and newer laptops19. What version of Windows is my laptop or notebook running? Non-HP site

Mobile print solution
Description
Windows Print 7,17
Windows has a built-in print option for phones and tablets. Open an MS Office document, select the print icon (), and then select Print.
Google Cloud Print
Use to save files to the Google Cloud or to print using a Google/Gmail account to multiple HP printers that are HP ePrint-capable (cloud/internet ready) or to HP classic printers (not HP ePrint-capable).18
HP ePrint Software
Use to print any file type or size wirelessly to multiple printers using a single universal mobile driver from a Windows 8 or newer laptop or tablet 11,14. Can be used to print to an HP Public Print Location (PPL)3,13. Requires a free account registration with HP Connected Non-HP site . Free download available from www.hp.com/go/ePrintSoftware or HP.com ePrintSoftware . For more information, click here .
HP ePrint via email 1 1
Use to print worldwide by sending an email with a file attachment (10MB or less), from a laptop, phone, or tablet15 in any location without a login, to the printer's email address. Assign the printer an email address by registering a free account at HP Connected Non-HP site . Can be used with multiple web-connected printers on different networks.1,10 For more information, click here .

For more information about HP mobile printing, go to www.hp.com/go/MobilePrinting .

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Footnotes

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Requires a free, one-time account registration or ePrint service activation with HP Connected Non-HP site to establish the printer's email address. Registration is typically prompted when first launching the App. To register for ePrint and make sure that the printer is HP ePrint-enabled, or for more wireless printing information, go to HP Connected Non-HP site .
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AirPrint is not supported in Mac OS versions 10.6 and earlier. To setup AirPrint in OS X 10.7 and newer, go to Setup, install, and configure AirPrint to print with either LaserJet Pro or LaserJet Enterprise printers.
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Use HP ePrint App or HP ePrint Software to print to HP Public Print Locations. Standard print/copy fees may apply.
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Cloud printing requires an Internet or network connection to an HP ePrint-capable and -enabled printer. Print times and connection speeds may vary.
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Mobile devices require an Internet connection and email capability. May require a wireless access point. Separately purchased data plans or usage fees may apply.
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Document access to cloud services requires an Internet connection. Wireless access point may be required. May require third-party subscription with separately purchased service contract.
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HP Wireless Direct feature enables wireless printing from a mobile device directly to an HP Wireless Direct-enabled printer without a network or Internet connection. For more information, go to the Wireless Printing Center . Can be used with the following mobile devices:
  • iPhone, iPad, or iTouch using Apple AirPrint or the HP ePrint App

  • PC and Mac mobile devices using HP ePrint software

  • Android mobile devices using the HP ePrint App or HP's Built-in print solution for Android (Jelly Bean and newer)

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In order to install HP ePrint app on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch via the computer, the Apple iTunes application must be installed and in use, and the iOS device firmware must be version 4.2 or newer. To access the latest version of iTunes, visit the download site at www.apple.com/itunes/download Non-HP site .
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To download the HP ePrint App to the computer, you must manually sync to your phone or tablet.
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Included in the firmware of select HP printer models. Might require a firmware update to enable capability to print via the cloud/internet directly from Windows or Macintosh applications.
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For cloud/internet printing, this solution requires a free account registration with HP Connected Non-HP site .
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Android built-in print devices include Kindle Fire HD/HDX, etc.
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The availability and cost of printing varies at each HP ePrint Public Print Locations. Program availability in US, Canada, and select European countries. Includes thousands of print/copy/retail stores, hotels, airport lounges, and more including FedEx Office and UPS Store locations, Wal-Mart Stores (photo printing only), Swiss Post stores, many Hilton hotels, Airport kiosks and VIP lounges, and other print locations powered by PrinterOn. For more information, go to HP ePrint Public Print Locations .
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Mobile Windows tablets only with wireless and internet capability. Does not include ARM-based processor tablets running Windows RT. For information about Windows RT and ARM tablet drivers, go to Windows RT and ARM Tablet support .
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Not compatible with Windows RT tablets. Use the InOS driver.
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HP Built-in Print solution for Android is not available in Android OS 4.3 or earlier except for select devices.
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While Wireless Direct connections can be used, Wi-Fi Direct connections are not supported.
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Install the Google print driver to print locally via the Google cloud to print from a non-Google application such as MS Word to a Google cloud printer.
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For Windows 8 and newer laptops, other driver options such as the HP Universal Print Driver (UPD), Basic/PCL6, and Plug and Play solutions, can be used as mobile alternatives (for select printers). Where available, these can be downloaded at www.hp.com/go/support .
The Windows Update or InOS driver can also be used in Windows 8 and newer as mobile alternatives for select printers. For instructions on how to install the InOS, go to Install the driver for an HP printer on a network in Windows .

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