How to Print Pages on the iPad

By Julius Vandersteen

Apple's iPad tablet computer has a touch-screen display and two cameras for shooting videos and pictures. You can use the iPad to view documents, look at pictures, read books, listen to music and play videos. The iPad also lets you surf the Web and access email. You might want to make a hard copy of a document on your iPad to keep in your files or to give to someone. You can print a document directly from the iPad via Wi-Fi if you have a wireless AirPrint-compatible printer connected to your network.

Things You'll Need

  • AirPrint-compatible printer

Step 1

Tap "Setting" on the iPad's home screen and then tap "Wi-Fi" to enable Wi-Fi if it is not already enabled. You will see the Wi-Fi icon in the status bar at the top of the screen, with the number of bars indicating the strength of the Wi-Fi signal. Tap the Airport Mode option to "Off." When airport mode is on, the iPad cannot transmit over Wi-Fi. An icon of an airplane appears in the status bar when airport mode is activated.

Step 2

Tap the left-facing arrow icon or the icon of a right-facing arrow coming out of a box, depending on what app you are using.

Step 3

Tap "Print." A print options window will open.

Step 4

Tap the "Printer" option to select a printer. Tap the "Range" option to set the range of pages and tap the plus-minus control to set how many copies to print. You can also tap the "Double-Sided" option to set it on or off, to control whether the document will print on both sides of the paper.

Step 5

Tap "Print" to send the pages to the printer.