Is AirPrint not working after iOS 15 update? Here’s how to fix the problem in a jiffy.
Having AirPrint problem on your iPhone? We certainly feel your pain. There are a number of things you can try out if AirPrint is not working on your iPhone, none of which require any technical knowledge whatsoever. Each solution only takes a few minutes to complete, so you’ll be able to go through this entire list in no time.
We’ve listed a few of the most common fixes below, which should hopefully solve your AirPrintrelated issues. Let’s get started.
Some of airPrint problems on iPhone running iOS 15 include the following:
- AirPrint stopped working
- AirPrint not responding
- AirPrint stuck while printing
- no AirPrint printers found
Are you having AirPrint problems as well? Several users have said that their printers do not show up and they get the error message saying “No AirPrint Printers Found” when they attempt to print documents or photos from iPhone. This error message occurs when your Apple device is unable to find your printer. This problem is mostly common after a software update.
This guide will help you troubleshoot the most common AirPrint problems in iOS 15. More specifically, the focus of this article is on resolving issues such as: AirPrint stopped working, AirPrint not responding, AirPrint stuck while printing, no AirPrint printers found and much more.
It can be a big problem for you if your printer won’t print a document. Follow the steps below in their order to fix the issue. After trying each step, try to print again to see if you’ve fixed your problem.
Start with the basics
Here is a list of things to check on each device when AirPrint is not working in iOS 15:
- Connect to the same Wi-Fi network. Make sure your printer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone. If not, switch networks to sync your devices.
- Make sure that your printer has toner installed or enough ink.
- Make sure that your printer is turned on. Some printers may take several minutes before it can print after you turn it on.
- Make sure that your printer and your device are within range.
- Is your iPhone running the latest version of iOS? Update it if necessary by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
- Make sure your printer is up to date. Check for software updates and install it if available.
- You may need to update your router. Check your router to see if it needs a firmware update. Many modern routers are easy to update via a mobile app; if your router is older, you might need to log into its web console.
- Make sure that your printer has paper.
- Make sure that your printer supports AirPrint. You can see the full list of AirPrint devices on Apple’s website. Furthermore, some printers may have additional settings to turn off or on Airprint. Make sure that AirPrint is enabled on your printer. What you can do is to check your printer’s documentation or contact the printer manufacturer for additional assistance.
A software glitch might be preventing AirPrint from working properly, so restarting the devices can wipe the slate clean and let them work normally again.:
Restart your iPhone
You can restart your iPhone by going to Settings > General > Shut down.
Restart your printer
A restart can clear its memory and start connection fresh. You can restart your printer easily: Unplug it, wait for one minute and then replug it.
Restart your Wi-Fi router
If the source of your trouble appears to be your Wi-Fi or internet connection, restart the router. Unplug it, wait two minutes, and then plug it back in.
Try to forget your WiFi network and then reconnect. This is a helpful step when you are having Wi-Fi problems. Here is how:
- Start the Settings app.
- Touch Wi-Fi.
- Touch the (i) icon next to the Wi-Fi network you want your iPhone to forget. You will also see the blue check icon on the left.
- And tap Forget This Network.
- Tap on red Forget button to confirm your action.
- Then reconnect again. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi and tap the name of the network and enter the password to connect.
2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz
Most routers support 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi. But not all AirPrint printers may support both frequencies. The main difference is that while 2.4 GHz offers internet to a larger area, 5 GHz provides faster internet speeds to a smaller area. Most printers can only connect to the 2.4 GHz wireless band. Your printer will not see or connect to the router 5 GHz band.
Stick your wireless printer on 2.4 GHz. Some routers provide different network names (SSIDs) for each frequency. If this is the case, switch your router from a 5GHz band to a 2.4GHz band.
Reset Network Settings
Your network settings do come in the way of AirPrint technology because iOS does not tolerate incorrect configuration and security protocols. You can reset network settings on the iOS device and then try to connect with the printer again.
Go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset > Reset Network Settings.