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How to easily add a printer to your Android terminal

In this article we will use the cloud services offered by Google, which are numerous and useful, such as the one used to add a printer to the devices that integrate their operating system for mobile devices. The peripherals that are compatible are those certified by the Mountain View company itself and even those that are constantly connected to a computer (as long as you have the Chrome browser associated with the Gmail account you have).

A very important detail that must be taken into account is that both the Android terminal and the accessory in question must be connected to the same WiFi network to reach a successful port add a printer to your device. Then you need to follow the steps we provide.

TOadd a printer to your Android

The first thing you have to do is access the Settings of your Android terminal and use the section Print. Now begins what is necessary to add the printing services in the cloud of the Mountain View company, called Google print. To do this, click on Add service.

Android setup to add a printer

A listing will appear in the store Play Store and, here, you must select the application with the name of the service that we have indicated before, wait for the download and installation process to complete. It is possible that there is some development from the manufacturer of your printer, if so, you can use what it offers.

Now go back to the section in Printing the settings and you will check that you have the new services for add a printer on your Android. If you click on the one you want to use, and you will see that it is possible to enable or disable its use through a slider and after a search you will see the supported peripherals detected and powered on. You must do the same specific applications from other companies, such as Samsung for their models to be detected.

Final detail

From this moment on, you can launch prints from your phone or tablet to the device you have at home. By the way, there is the option to save what you want to print in Google drive if you don’t have a peripheral available, which is quite useful on specific occasions.

Cloud Print
Cloud Print
Google drive
Google drive

Others tutorials for the Google preparatory system you can find them in this Android Help link.