How to Print From an IPod

by Tyson Cliffton
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The AirPrint feature for the iPod Touch enables you to print files from your Apple device to an AirPrint printer on the same wireless network. To take advantage of this utility, you must have a third-generation iPod Touch running iOS 4.2 or later. AirPrint-enabled printers are available from a wide array of manufacturers, including HP, Canon, Brother and Epson. To ensure the highest quality printing experience, update the firmware in both the iPod Touch and the AirPrint-enabled printer to the newest version.

Step 1

Turn on your AirPrint printer and ensure it's connected to the same wireless network as your iPhone.

Step 2

Open the app containing the document you want to print, then navigate to the document.

Step 3

Tap the icon resembling a piece of paper with an up-arrow to view options for sending the file to another application, such as the Message or Mail, or to a printer through AirPrint. Some applications have a left arrow to view these options.

Step 4

Tap "Print" and then "Printer" in the Printer Options screen to display a list of AirPrint printers connected to the same wireless network.

Step 5

Tap your AirPrint printer. Depending on your printer, additional options may display to select the number of copies to print, double-sided printing or a page range.

Tap "Print" to print your file.


  • The App Store includes additional printing apps if you have a printer that doesn't support AirPrint.


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  • Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images

About the Author

Tyson Cliffton has been writing professionally since 2001. His work has been published at and Cliffton earned a Bachelor of Science in mass communications from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and a Master of Arts in communication from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He is pursuing a Master of Business Administration in management and leadership from Webster University.

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