How to Install a Printer on an iPad

By Matt McGew

Updated September 28, 2017

The iPad doesn't feature a USB port like a traditional computer. Therefore, you can't wire a printer directly to your iPad. But it's possible to use a Bluetooth wireless printer with the iPad. Once you install the Bluetooth printer, you can print directly from the individual iPad applications.

Press and hold the pairing button on the Bluetooth printer. Consult the printer's operating instructions if you don't know the location of the pairing button. Release the pairing button once the indicator light starts to flash.

Tap the "Settings" icon on the iPad.

Tap "General" and then "Bluetooth."

Slide the "Bluetooth" switch to the "On" position.

Tap the Bluetooth printer.

Enter "0000" after your iPad prompts you for device pass code.

Wait for the iPad to complete the installation process. Once you receive the prompt on your iPad, the printer is ready to use.