Print With AirPrint on an iOS Device

Article ID: ART167464 | Date published: 03/09/2017 | Date last updated: 10/28/2022


Learn how to use AirPrint to print from your iOS device.


AirPrint® enables you to print photos, email, web pages or documents from iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch® without the need to install drivers, software, or download apps.

Before you begin

To print using AirPrint, make sure you have the following.

  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with the latest version of iOS®.

  • Your iOS device or Mac and the printer must be connected to the same wireless network (or connected directly if you don't use a router).


Print with AirPrint from iOS device

  1. Turn the printer ON. If the printer's Auto Power On function is enabled, the printer turns on automatically when it receives print data.

  2. Load the paper.

  3. Tap the operation icon to display menu options for your iOS device.

    Below is an example of what it looks like when you print from an iPad web browser. The screen differs depending on your device or application

    figure:Operation icon

  4. Tap Print from menu options.

    figure:Menu options

  5. Select your model name from Printer on Printer Options. If Printer Options doesn't display, you can't print from that app.

  6. When you print a file with multiple pages, such as a PDF file, tap Range to print selected pages, or tap All Pages.

  7. To copy the same document more than once, tap plus (+) or minus (-) to set the number of required copies.

  8. For duplex printing, tap On to enable it or Off to disable it.

  9. Tap Print to start the print job.

For wireless LAN connections:

  • After you turn on the printer, it may take few minutes before the printer can communicate through a wireless LAN connection.

  • If Bonjour on the printer is disabled, you can't use AirPrint. Check the LAN settings on the printer, and enable Bonjour.

For other AirPrint troubleshooting, see can't print using AirPrint.

About paper size

With AirPrint, the paper size automatically selects according to the app on the iOS device and the region where AirPrint is used.

  • When you use the photo application, the default paper size is 4"x6".

  • When you use the document app, the default paper size is letter. Your application may support different paper sizes.

  • We recommend that you perform a test print before you begin a print job.

Print envelopes

To print on the envelope from an iOS device with AirPrint, refer to the following:

Print result image

 Print data orientation

Envelope loading orientation 

The print data is rotated by 180 degrees against the print result image.

Load the envelope vertically with the address side facing up so that the folded flap of the envelope is face down on the right side.


Check print status

During printing, a print center icon displays in the list of recently used apps. You can use it to check the print progress.

Tap Home on your iOS device twice to set the Multitasking mode. Then swipe to the right to display the Print Center icon and a Print Summary.

Print icon

Delete a print job

To delete a print job with AirPrint, use one of the following two methods:

  • From printer: Tap Stop to cancel the print job.

  • From the iOS device: Press the Home button twice to set the Multitasking mode, then swipe to the right. Tap the Print Center icon to display a Print Summary. Tap the print job you want to cancel, then tap Cancel Printing.

Good to know

Follow these steps if you can't print with AirPrint.

  1. Turn your printer ON. Or, if the printer is already on, turn it off, then back on, and check to see if you can print.

  2. Make sure the printer is connected to the same network as your device.

  3. Make sure printer has enough paper and ink.

  4. Make sure there isn't an error message on printer screen.

  5. If the problem isn't resolved, use the printer application on your computer to see if the document prints correctly.

‚ÄčIf your product issue was not resolved after following the steps above, or if you require additional help, please create or log in to your Canon Account to see your technical support options.

Or if you still need help, visit our Canon Community by clicking the button below to get answers:

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