I’ve been using a mobile device to print for some time now, but I still have to deal with the limitations of Wi-Fi. Sometimes you do not have access to wifi and still need to print a few pages.
So, how to print from mobile without WiFi?
METHOD 1: VIA BLUETOOTH
The most common method for printing from your phone is by using the Bluetooth feature. Bluetooth printing is easy to use and can be a great solution for those that don’t have access to wireless internet.
You must have Bluetooth enabled on your phone and ensure that the wireless connection between your device and printer is turned on. To connect your mobile device to the printer, follow these steps:
Step 1: First of all, enable the Bluetooth feature of your printer. The method of enabling this feature may vary based on the model of a printer.
Step 2: Now, turn on the Bluetooth of your phone.
Step 3: Now click search for devices. Find and connect to the printer’s Bluetooth.
Step 4: Sometimes, a prompt may appear asking you to enter a Bluetooth passkey. This passkey is generally present in printers’ Bluetooth menu. Enter the passkey and your smartphone will be connected to the printer.
Step 5: Now you can wirelessly print any document. Simply select the menu of the document you want to print and choose “Share via Bluetooth”.
Note: There are some printers that support NFC. Thanks to NFC, connectivity via Bluetooth becomes more convenient. Just simply enable the NFC option on both your printer and mobile and you will be good to go. Afterward, you can start printing the required files.
METHOD 2: VIA USB OTG CABLE
Connectivity is also possible by using a USB cable, which is a small cable that connects the printer and mobile together. A USB OTG cable consists of a micro-USB connector on one end whereas a USB type-A connector is on the other end.
USB OTG cable automatically detects the printer upon connection with the smartphone. Afterward, you can start printing the required documents using your phone. It is a quick and safer approach as compared to Bluetooth.
Here’s how you can use the USB cable to print from a mobile without a wifi printer.
Step 1: Plug the USB cable into your phone and your printer
Step 2: The printer will automatically detect the device and appear in the list of connected devices.
Step 3: Once you’ve got everything connected, install the driver on both devices so they can communicate with each other properly.
Step 4: Now, you are quite ready to print the desired files.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN I PRINT FROM MY PHONE WITHOUT THE INTERNET?
If you are not connected to Wi-Fi, it can still be done using a USB OTG cable or a Bluetooth connection.
DOES MY PRINTER NEED WIFI TO PRINT FROM MOBILE?
If your printer does not have WiFi, you can still print from your mobile device. You’ll need to connect the printer directly to your mobile via a USB or Bluetooth connection. The easiest way to do this is with a direct USB OTG cable.
HOW DO I GET MY HP PRINTER TO PRINT WITHOUT WIFI?
You can get your HP printer to print without WiFi by using the “HP print service Plugin” application. It will allow you to set up a direct USB connection from your printer to your computer and avoid using WiFi.
I hope this post has helped you understand how to print from mobile without WiFi printer. If you’re still facing any issues while connecting your printer with your mobile phone, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible!