How to print from your Android smartphone

Until recently, printing directly from your Android smartphone was not that easy. In most cases, you had to try to find an application that corresponds to your printer. But all of that is now old history. Thanks to Google Cloud Print. Once a printer is properly set up through this service, you can print from any device, anywhere, as long as you’re signed in to the same Google Account or a friend has shared the printer with you.


  • which PC or Mac Google Chrome loaded
  • Google account or a Gmail address
  • Printer
  • Android smartphone or tablet (also compatible with iPhone and iPad)

How can you configure your printer?

Follow these steps:

  • Connect your printer to your computer and install the drivers following the manufacturer’s instructions for proper operation.
  • open page chrome://devices from your computer in Google Chrome
  • click Add printer
  • Select your printer and click Add one or more printers
  • Install Google Cloud Print on your smartphone if not already from the Google Play Store
  • open app Google Cloud Print (some overlays let you find the same settings by going to: Settings > Advanced Settings > Printing)
  • enable Google Cloud Print

If you are logged into the same Google account as your computer or logged into the same local network, you should now see the printer configured on your computer.

How to print from your smartphone with Google Cloud Print

Very simple :

  • Open Google Chrome on your smartphone
  • Open the document or page you want to print in the browser (for Word, Excel or Powerpoint documents google drive)
  • Tap the menu to the right of the address bar enter later To share
  • choose to print
  • Select the printer and choose the settings that suit you
  • Confirm by tapping to print

Important : Google Cloud Print can only work when the computer to which the printer is connected is turned on.

Also read: How to edit and sign a PDF document on smartphone and tablet

Did you find this method helpful? Do you often print documents from your smartphone? Talk about it in the comments!

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