Have you ever wished that your phone could print like a computer as well? Did you accidentally leave your laptop at home and need to print an important document? Read on to print almost any file from your Android phone or tablet! Note: You need Google Chrome to be installed on your PC as well as your phone/tablet and a working Google account.
Registering Your Printer
Determine your printer type. Modern printers are broadly of two types: Classic printers: Printers which do not have the ability to connect to the internet. They may connect to other devices via Wi-Fi ,Bluetooth or a USB connection. They will require a PC or a laptop for the initial setup.
Cloud Ready Printers: Printers which can connect to the internet and do not require a PC to setup.
Open Google Chrome. Sign in to Chrome using your Google Account. Click on the settings button with the three short lines near the top right corner of your browser. Click on settings and scroll down to the bottom. Once there, click on “Advanced Settings”.
Find Cloud Printing services under “Advanced Settings”.
Manage your printers. Under the cloud print section in “Advanced Settings”, click on manage printers to add or remove printers.
Click Add Printers. Alternatively you can visit
http://www.google.com/cloudprint/learn/ to add any type of printer you may have.
Printing on your Device
Download and install Cloud Print. Cloud Print is the printing service by Google that enables you to print using the printer you just registered. On Android 4.4.2 and above, it is pre-installed and is available in the settings option.
Launch Cloud Print. Select your Google account and select OK. Note: This step can be skipped on Android 4.4.x or above.
Select the file you wish to print. This can be a photo from the gallery or a file from Dropbox or Google Drive, Docs , sheets or a file from your file manager application. Long press on the file and click on the three dots in the upper right corner. Then select Print.
Choose a registered printer. From the pop up menu that appears, select a registered printer.
Select the printing options. You can change if the final print is in color or Black and White, change the paper size etc. Finally, select “Print”.