How to Set Up Your Mac to Allow AirPrinting From iOS


AirPrint is a great feature of iOS that provides a simple way of printing documents from your iPhone or iPad directly to an AirPrint-compatible printer with no setup or installation needed. That’s all well and good but the number of AirPrint-compatible printers is pretty small, chances are many of us have a great printer at home that isn’t compatible. In this tutorial, we’ll explore a couple of ways to provide AirPrint to your iOS device using your Mac as well as how we can make AirPrint work even better!

My latest tutorial for Mactuts+ explaining how to use your Mac to provide AirPrint services to iOS devices is now available. I also go beyond just printing to paper and explain now to leverage both Printopia and handyPrint to save PDF copies, too.