Learn how to make impressions from your smartphone easily.
You may need to print a file (photo, text, PowerPoint presentation, Excel spreadsheet …) from your smartphone. For a long time, this simple manipulation was complicated but the Google teams in charge of Android have finally developed a simple solution.
To print from your smartphone, you will need:
- the Google Cloud Print app on your smartphone: download Google Cloud Print
- Chrome browser for your computer: download Google Chrome
- a standard printer
Once the applications are installed, you will have to make your printer available for your smartphone, open Chrome and in the address bar, type: chrome: // devices.
You will then see this menu:
Click the Add Printers button and select the printers you want to add before you commit:
On your smartphone, open the menu Settings> Advanced Settings> Printing (on some smartphones, you can also launch the application directly from the list of applications).
Select Google Cloud Print, you should now see your printer in the printer list:
You can now print from your Android smartphone directly to your printer. Be careful though: for everything to work properly, you will need to turn on your computer. The latter acting as a relay between your smartphone and your printer.