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WiFi Printing at the Library: WiFi Printing Using an iOS Device

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Wireless Printing Using Portable Devices

Wireless printing may be accomplished on a number of potable devices including: iPhone, iPod, Android phone and Android tablet, and Kindle Fire.  

This section provides instruction for printing using an iOS device.   Examples are from an iPad.

Setting up Wireless Printing on an iOS Device

1. Tap on the app store on your device. Search for "PrinterOn" in the store and install the free PrinterOn application  on your mobile device.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Open PrinterOn, tap on the No Printer Selected button at the bottom of the PrinterOn app screen.  You will be taken to a screen to select the printer you wish to use.  Find the Library's public printer option by inputting "UC Berkeley campus" in the search box and choosing UC Berkeley Campus Library-wireless printer.

Printing Using the PrinterOn Screen Options on an iOS Device.

1. Printing images using the PrinterOn app screen options. Open the PrinterOn app on your device and tap on the Photos icon.  Select an image that has been stored on your device (in this case from Camera Roll).  View the image on the PrinterOn app and tap on the printer icon at the top right of the image screen. Tap on the Print button at the bottom of the PrinterOn screen, input your CalNet ID or Guest Card number and tap on the checkmark at the top of screen. The PrinterOn application will indicate when your print job has been sent to a Library public printer station.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

2. Printing a document using the PrinterOn app screen options. Open PrinterOn and tap on the Document button on the PrinterOn  screen.  Select a document that has been stored on your device (in this case from DropBox). View the document on the PrinterOn app and tap on the Print button at the bottom of the screen.  Input your CalNet ID and tap on the checkmark at the top of the screen. The PrinterOn application will indicate when your print job has been sent to a Library public printer station.

 

Printing Documents Directly from Another Application

Print documents directly from another application (DropBox will be used here).  Open the DropBox app on your device.  Tap on a document from the DropBox list.  Tap on the []  icon at the top of the DropBox screen and choose Open in.. from the menu.  From the Open in.. menu choose PrinterOn. The document will then display on the PrinterOn app screen.  Tap on the Print button on the PrinterOn screen and complete the printing process.

Word of caution: There is considerable variation among devices and applications, so some experimentation may be required to obtain a successful result.

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Printing from Gmail on an iOS device

1. Print an attachement from Gmail. Open the Gmail application on your iOS device and open an email that has an attachement.  Tap on the attachement and, as is indicated on this attachment, the system will save the attachement to your local Google drive. Devices that have other storage applications may display other options.  Exit the Gmail app, go to the PrinterOn app and tap on the Documents option.  Tap on the document attachement that has been saved. Thie document may not display on the PrinterOn screen but it will print once you tap on the Print button and complete the printing process,

   

2. Printing Gmail email using PrinterOn.  Open Gmail and select the email you wish to print. Tap on the diamond at the top right corner of the iPad screen.  Once the diamond menu is displayed, choose Print.   You will be taken to an screen where you are given a choice as to where you wish save the printed item (in this case a Google Drive).  On the next screen, choose your print options and press Print in the top right corner of the screen.  This will save your email to the Google Drive.  

Word of caution: There is considerable variation among devices an applications so some experimentation may be required.

 Once the email has been saved to the Google Drive, go back the to PrinterOn app and use the Documents option to print the email from the Google drive.

Printing a Web pages using PrinterOn

The primary way to print a web page using PrinterOn on an iOS device to use the Web button on the PrinterOn screen. To do this open the PrinterOn app, tap on the Web button and input the web page URL into PrinterOn from memory. Tap on Go.  The web page will display on the PrinterOn screen and tap on Print at the bottom of the screen.
 
 It is also possible to find the web page on the iOS web application and copy-and-paste the URL into the PrinterOn application.  To do this, find the desired web page, tap in the URL at the top of the page and tap on Copy when the option displays.  Then open the PrinterOn app., tap on the Web button and tap the URL input area.  Tap on Paste when the option appears and then tap Go on the keyboard.  The web page will display on the PrinterOn screen.
 

 
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