How To Connect Your Phone To A Printer

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Connect Your Phone To A Printer

Let us try connecting your Android phone to an HP printer using how to connect your phone to a printer steps. To do this, you can make use of a USB OTG (On-The-Go) cable.

First, you should have the following things ready:

  • An HP printer that has already been set up and switched on.
  • An Android phone that will support OTG printing. It should also have an OS 4.0 version or a later one.
  • The HP Print Service Plugin needs to be installed on your Android phone.
  • A USB cable.
  • An OTG cable.
how to connect your phone to a printer

NOTE: An OTG cable does not come along with your printer. So, you have to buy it separately.

  • Take hold of the USB cable and connect its square end to the USB port at the back of your printer setup.
  • Now on folowing how to connect your phone to a printer steps, connect the flat end of the USB cable to the USB port of the OTG cable.
  • You can now turn your attention to your Android phone. Plug the micro-USB connector of your OTG cable into your Android phone’s micro-USB port.
  • On your Android phone, click the option to set the HP Print Service Plugin as default. Tap OK.
  • You can conveniently print documents or images that are saved on your Android phone. You also have the facility of printing from a cloud storage account.
  • On your Android phone, open the item you wish to print. At the upper-right corner of your screen, tap the Share or Menu icon.
  • Next, tap the Print option. The Preview screen will now appear. On this screen, tap the Down arrow. A list of printers will now display.
  • Now, from the list, choose your printer.
  • If necessary, you can also expand your Settings window. You can easily alter your print settings.
  • Tap the Print icon. The image or the document (that you have chosen) will get printed according to the settings you have altered.
  • You can now resume the printing process. Or else, if you are done, detach the OTG cable for later use.
  • We have now seen how to connect your phone to a printer.