How to print from phone to hp printer?

Printing from your phone to an HP printer can be accomplished easily thanks to a variety of apps and built-in features available on both Android and iOS devices. Here’s how you can print from your phone to an HP printer:

Using HP Smart App (Recommended for HP Printers)

The HP Smart app provides the easiest way to print from your phone to an HP printer. It’s available for both Android and iOS devices.

  1. Download and Install HP Smart App:
    • Android: Download from the Google Play Store.
    • iOS: Download from the Apple App Store.
  2. Set Up Your Printer:
    • Open the HP Smart app on your phone.
    • Follow the in-app instructions to connect your printer to your Wi-Fi network. This typically involves pressing the Wi-Fi button on your printer to make it discoverable, then selecting it within the app.
  3. Print:
    • Within the app, select the type of document or photo you want to print.
    • Choose the file from your phone’s storage.
    • Adjust print settings as needed, then tap “Print.”

Using Google Cloud Print (Android & iOS, if still available)

Google Cloud Print has been deprecated as of December 2020, but if you have an older device or alternative cloud print solutions, you can still use a similar process.

  1. Add Your Printer to Google Cloud Print (via a computer):
    • On a computer, open Chrome and sign in with the same Google account used on your phone.
    • Go to Settings > Advanced > Printing > Google Cloud Print > Manage Cloud Print devices.
    • Follow instructions to add your HP printer.
  2. Print from Your Phone:
    • Open the document or photo you want to print on your phone.
    • Use the Share or Print option and select Google Cloud Print or your cloud printing app.
    • Choose your printer and print settings, then tap “Print.”

Using AirPrint (iOS Only)

For iPhone or iPad users, AirPrint offers a straightforward way to print directly to compatible HP printers without needing additional apps.

  1. Ensure Printer and iOS Device Are on the Same Wi-Fi Network.
  2. Print:
    • Open the app from which you want to print.
    • Tap the app’s share icon or ••• icon > Print or Print Option.
    • Tap Select Printer and choose your HP printer.
    • Adjust any print options, then tap Print.

Direct Printing (Android Only)

Many Android devices also support direct printing without needing additional apps.

  1. Enable Printing on Your Android Device:
    • Go to Settings > Connected devices > Connection preferences > Printing.
    • Tap on “Default Print Service” and toggle it on. Your device will search for printers on the Wi-Fi network.
  2. Print:
    • Open the document or photo you want to print.
    • Tap the menu icon (three dots or lines) and select Print.
    • Choose your HP printer, adjust settings, and tap the print icon.


  • Wi-Fi Connection: Ensure that both your phone and the printer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Update Software: Keep your printer’s firmware, the HP Smart app, and your phone’s operating system up to date for the best compatibility and security.
  • Printer Compatibility: Check that your HP printer supports mobile printing. Most modern HP printers do, but older models might have limited functionality.

By following these instructions, you should be able to print from your phone to an HP printer with ease, utilizing the most convenient method for your device.