How to Print from Google Drive on iPhone [2 Ways]

Google Drive is one of the most popular cloud storage services for smartphones. With a free Gmail account, it gives you 15 GB of cloud storage completely for free. This makes Google Drive a must-have app on smartphones, especially to store all your essential files and pictures.

If you have the Google Drive smartphone application installed on your iPhone device and are wondering how you can print directly from Google Drive, then you have landed on the right webpage.

In this article, I am going to share a thorough guide covering everything that you need to print from Google Drive on iPhone. So, without any further ado, let’s get started –

How to print from Google Drive on iPhone

To print documents from Google Drive on iPhone, you can follow different methods. The easiest method requires using the simple Print option available on iOS devices.

If you haven’t used this function yet, you will need to enable it first to use it for printing Google documents.

Use AirPrint enabled printer to print Google Docs on iPhone

If your printer supports AirPrint, you can easily follow this guide to print Google Docs. AirPrint is a very popular wireless printer technology, and almost all new wireless printers come with this functionality.

This functionality lets you print documents and other files over a Wi-Fi connection. This means your iPhone and printer must be using the same Wi-Fi network.

The best thing about AirPrint technology is that it requires no additional setup, which makes it a hassle-free way to print using your iPhone or Android smartphone.

How to print from Google Drive on iPhone
How to print from Google Drive on iPhone

To print using this method, you just need to follow these simple steps –

  • Make sure your printer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone.
  • Launch Google Drive on your smartphone.
  • Locate the file or the document that you want to print.
  • Tap on the three-dot button located at the top right corner of your screen.
  • The options menu will appear, and here you have to tap on the Share and Export option.
  • This will show you different types of apps and options. Select the Print option.
  • Now, select the AirPrint printer and tap on the Print option.

That’s it. This way, you can easily print documents from Google Drive on your iPhone.

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Another way to print from Google Drive on iPhone is by using a wireless printer.

Once you have installed a wireless printer and configured it with your iPhone, then you have the option to take the print directly from the iPhone.

Select any document or photo and then click on the share icon. Scroll down and you can see a lot of options.

Here, you can see an icon for Print, and also you can see the Canon icon is also there. Because a wireless canon printer has been installed.

How to print from Google Drive on iPhone wireless printer
How to print from Google Drive on iPhone wireless printer

This is how to take a print from Google Drive from your iPhone using a wireless printer.

Disclaimer – These were the only ways to print documents from Google Drive on an iPhone device. The thing is that, for both of these methods, you will require a wireless-enabled printer. If you don’t have access to a wireless printer, then it will become a bit difficult to print documents from an iPhone.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why my printer isn’t listed?

One of the most common issues people face while trying to print from an iPhone is that they can’t find their printer in the listed device.

It is pretty challenging to say why that is happening to you in the first place, as there can be countless reasons that might be triggering this issue.

The most common issue can be that your iPhone and the printer aren’t connected to the same Wi-Fi network. So, double-check both devices and make sure they are connected to the same wireless network.

Another common thing that might be the reason your printer isn’t listed is that your printer isn’t turned on. Here, I am not saying you forgot to turn on your printer (that could be the case, though).

Most modern printers come with the functionality that automatically turns them off if they haven’t been used for a while.

This functionality is designed to save energy. If you cannot see your printer connected, try turning off and on your printer and then see if it resolves the issue.

Lastly, we recommend you to see whether your printer is compatible with AirPrint or not. Even though almost all modern wireless printers come with this functionality, some exceptions exist.

Such printers usually require an additional app to give print commands from the iPhone, so look for that as well.

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Closing Comments

There you have it – a step-by-step guide on how to print from Google Drive on iPhone.

Google Drive is one of the most popular cloud storage services, especially for smartphone users, and if you are in a situation where you have to make prints using your iPhone, this article can be very helpful. Furthermore, this article contains all the possible methods that you can follow to give print commands using your iPhone.

With that said, here I am wrapping up this article. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot them in the comment section below. Our team will try to respond ASAP.