3 Best Ways to Print Online Documents Remotely from Smartphones and PCs
When multiple computers connected to one another, is to print documents using the same printer. The most obvious solution is to use printer sharing on Windows so that the same single printer can be used by multiple computers. However, with this mode it is impossible to print from a mobile phone, a smartphone or an iPad because the printer cannot be shared on mobile devices. If you wanted to print even when you are away from home or outside the office, so as to have the documents ready for our return?
In this article I will tell you all the steps to follow to be able to print documents and files remotely, from smartphones and PCs.
1- Print online with Google Cloud Print
If the printer is compatible with Google Cloud Print, connect it to the modem via Ethernet cable or via Wi-Fi, turn it on and take it to a PC with Google Chrome installed. From the browser type in the address bar chrome: // devices , then click on Add printers to be able to add the printer to the Google service; if the printer is already present in the operating system, just click on the Register button next to its name.
Now you follow the steps on the printer screen to finish recording, by pressing the Register or OK buttons . The printer is now added to Google’s cloud service and available with on our account; to print online with Chrome you will only have to press CTRL + P on the desired page and choose the Google Cloud Print printer from among those available. If the printer is turned on and connected to the Internet, Google will print remotely even if you are away from home or abroad. To check if the printer has been registered, visit the following site and check if the name of our printer is present.
To print online also with other programs (for example from Office), You install the Google Cloud Print driver on our computer with Windows , so as to add the remote printer as if it were a normal PC printer.
If you want to print remotely with Google Cloud Print using an Android smartphone , just install theCloud Print app .
From this app you can print all the documents on the printer online, just choose it as a destination when you use the Share or Print button (based on the starting app).
2- Print online with ePrint
HP printers have a dedicated remote printing service, called ePrint. It allows you to print via email: you will only have to send the document to be printed to a specific email address and the HP service will provide remote printing.
To use this feature turn on the control panel of the HP printer, which can be obtained by typing the IP address of the printer in any browser and click on the Web Services or ePrint menu .
In the menu that appears, click Enable where required to activate the service.
During the configuration process the printer will let us choose an email address with HP domain, with which you can print remotely; if the printer was already configured and you want to find out what this address is, let’s go to the Print Info Page menu and click on the item with the same name. A sheet with the email address to be used for printing will be printed.
To print online you will only need to open your e-mail account (from a PC or smartphone), create a new e-mail, insert the document to be printed as an attachment and finally enter as a recipient the e-mail address provided by the printer. After a few minutes the printer will start printing the document remotely, even if you are away from home or on the other side of the world! The only requirements are that the printer is turned on and is properly connected to the modem (via cable or Wi-Fi).
3- Print online with TeamViewer
Another method you can use to print remotely involves the use of the TeamViewer program , already famous for remotely controlling computers but which also has remote printing capabilities.
After having installed TeamViewer on the main PC (where the printer is already configured), you will only have to check it online with another TeamViewer for PC or from the app for Android . and iOS , transfer the file to the main computer and start the printing process by clicking on the appropriate icon or by pressing CTRL + P when you are inside the remote control window.
If you do not know how to transfer the file from the printer, click at the top on File & Extra and use the Open file transfer function to be able to transfer the file to print from the computer in use to the online computer. If, on the other hand, you have a paid TeamViewer license, you can use any printer on the controlled PC using the Activate TeamViewer print button , always present in the File & Extra menu
To print online you will only need to open our e-mail account (from a PC or smartphone), create a new e-mail, insert the document to be printed as an attachment and finally enter as a recipient the e-mail address provided by the printer. After a few minutes the printer will start printing the document remotely, even if you are away from home or you are on the other side of the world! The only requirements are that the printer is turned on and is properly connected to the modem (via cable or Wi-Fi).