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

Print from your Laptop or portable device using Printer On

Wireless Printing Using Portable Devices

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

This section provides instruction for printing using an Android  device.  Examples are from an Android phone.

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

Printing Using PrinterOn on an Android Device.

1.  Print images using the PrinterOn app screen option.  Tap on the Photos icon on the PrinterOn app screen.  Open an app that includes pictures that have been stored on your device (in this case Gallery,)  Tap in the image you wish to use, view the image on the PrinterOn app and tap on Print.  Input your CalNet ID on the Print Options screen and tap OK. The PrinterOn application will indicate when your print job has been sent to a Library public printer station.

  Android Printer Success

2. Printing from device storage (in this case DropBox). Tap on the DropBox icon on your device screen.  Tap on a document from the DropBox list.  Tap on the  icon at the bottom left of the DropBox screen and choose Export.  From the Export menu choose PrinterOn. The document will then display on the PrinterOn app screen.  Tap on the PrinterOn Print button and complete your print job.

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Printing from Gmail Using an Android Device.

1. Print an attachment from Gmail.  Open the Gmail application on your Android device and choose an email that contains an attachment. Tap on the paperclip icon on the attachment and select PrinterOn as your printer choice.  The image may inot display on the PrinterOn screen if the attachment is large but it will print once you tap on the Print button and complete the printing process.

   

2. Printing email from a Gmail account using PrinterOn.  Open your Gmail account and select the email you wish to print.  Tap on your device's menu option located at the bottom left corner of your device.  Choose Print from the menu and then select Print to PDF.   A screen for an existing storage app on your device will display (in this case Google Drive). At the bottom of the Google Drive screen, name your email file for future reference and tap on save.

 
Once your email has been saved, open your storage application (in this case a Google Drive). Tap on the item you wish to print and choose PrinterOn as your printer choice. On the PrinterOn app screen, tap on the Print button at the bottom on the screen and complete the printing process. The item you wish to print may not display on the PrinterOn screen but it should print to a Library public print station.
 

Printing a Web Page from the Web Iinterface using PrinterOn

Printing from a web interface using PrinterOn. Open the web app on your device and select the page you which to print.  Tap on your device's Menu button at the bottom left corner of your device.  When the menu screen opens, tap on Share Via and choose PrinterOn.  Once you are taken to the PrinterOn app screen, tap on the Print button at the bottom of the screen. The web page may not display on the PrinterOn screen but it will print once you complete the printing procedure.

 
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