How To Print To Your Xerox Copier With Your iPhone or iPad
For professionals on the go, mobile printing is becoming more of a necessity to get things done. Fortunately, there’s an “app for that” and users can get their documents printed wherever they may be with their iPhone or iPad.
We have tried a handful of mobile printing apps in the Apple App Store, and one of our favorites is Printer Pro by Readdle. It not only connects to Xerox devices with ease, but also any other printer or multifunction unit on the network – no matter the brand. Documents print just like they appear on the screen, and the setup process is painless. The only stipulation is that your iOS device and the printer must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
How To Get Going
- Go to the App Store and download the Printer Pro Lite (Free) version. Do not buy the paid version just yet, we want to make sure your printer will work correctly within the application.
- Launch the Printer Pro Lite application on your iPhone or iPad and follow the easy on-screen instructions. If the app does not see the printer automatically, download the Printer Pro Desktop software to complete the connection.
- When installation is complete, select the printer to be setup. A confirmation screen will display that the printer is available for Printer Pro printing. Note: Installation of multiple printers is available.
- Assuming all goes smooth, purchase the Printer Pro app from the App Store to unlock the full features of the app. The free version only allows to test the compatibility of your copier or printer. The iPhone App runs $4.99, while the iPad App costs $6.99.
In testing, we had no trouble connecting to any of the Xerox equipment in our office, but we needed the Printer Pro Desktop software to get everything working correctly. Some printers and copiers will work without the software.
Printer Pro Desktop Install (PC or Mac)
iPhone/iPad Installation For Printer Pro (iPhone/iPad)
Once installed, usage of the app will be depend on what the user. The application can print from Safari, clipboard, contacts, iWork, photos, e-mail attachments and Dropbox. Most apps allow printing by choosing the export or “Open in” arrow found in iOS applications (indicated by the red circle in the Dropbox example below). Photos and contacts can print directly from within the Printer Pro application itself, and Safari prints by placing a “p” in front of the “http” in the web address.
Printing From Dropbox
Printing From Safari
Printing From Photos
Printer Pro is an excellent solution for those on the move that have a need for a hardcopy documents. It is an impressive, well designed app that simplifies a fairly complicated process. Give it a try and let us know how it helps your day to day workflow.