Know your Android phone

Printing from android

Cloud Print is an android application which uses Google cloud print service to print documents from remote. (PC or android).

For printing documents from your android phone, you need to do the following steps (one time activity):

1.)  Share your local printer (attached to your PC)

2.) Latest Google chrome browser

3.) Configure chrome browser with your GMAIL account

4.) Download “Cloud Print” App from market

5.) Printing from android phone

1.) Share your local printer

For this you need to make sure that your printer is installed & working with your computer.

Then,  go to Control Panel–>Printers & Faxes–> Xerox Phaser 3117 (my installed printer).  Right click on it and select properties . Select the “sharing ” tab and enable sharing for your printer.

2.) Latest Google chrome browser 

Open Google chrome and then check if it has Google cloud print option. If not, Install the latest Google chrome browser. For checking click on settings icon on Google chrome , then select Options–> Under the hood. At the bottom of the page you will find Cloud print option.

3.)Configure chrome browser with your GMAIL account
Enable “Google Cloud Print” option by Filling your GMAIL account details and then finish registration. You will find that it will list all your printers installed on your computer.

4.) Download “Cloud Print” App from market

After installing cloud printer from android market, it will ask to use your GMAIL account. Make sure that it is the same account you used on your chrome to configure Google cloud print.

When you open cloud print app, go for printing a test page. It will show list of installed printers on Google cloud print. Give command for printing a test page, and the print will come out from the printer.

You can print any document from any application. When you open up some other app and you want to print the document from it, just select the share option, and you will see “Cloud Print” is integrated there. Just select this option and print wireless. Check out some screen shots, I have attached here:

Note: For printing from mobile, your computer must be on and should be connected to printer and internet. Google Chrome browser need not to be open(but cloud printing option should be enabled in it).

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