How to AirPrint to Printer Without Connecting to a Network on iPhone and Mac

It's possible to AirPrint to a printer without being connected to a network both from iOS and macOS devices. Read on to know how it works.


Your iOS or macOS device is not connected to the Internet, but you urgently need to print documents. How would you get over the line? No problem. You have the option AirPrint to the printer without being connected to a network.

So long as your printer is compatible with AirPrint, you can print documents from your iOS device or Mac even without Internet connection. For those unfamiliar, AirPrint is Apple’s technology that allows you to print high-quality photos and documents from your Mac and iOS devices without having to install additional software.

How to AirPrint to Printer Without Network on iPhone and Mac

How to AirPrint to a Printer Without Being Connected to a Network

If you don’t have a printer that supports AirPrint, head over to this long list of laser printers for Mac and inkjet printers for Mac to buy a most suitable option as per your need. These printers let you connect to it via Wi-Fi hotspot.

How to Connect To Printer Hotspot on Mac

Step #1. First off, open System Preferences.

Click on System Preferences in macOS Sierra

Step #2. Select Network in System Preferences.

Click on Network in Mac System Preferences

Step #3. Now, you need to select your printer under Network Name.

AirPrint Printer Without Network on Mac

That’s it!

Now, you have access to AirPrint to your printer from any app on your Mac.

As mentioned above, you can also use your iPhone or iPad to print even without connecting to a network. Read on.

How to Connect To Your Printer Hotspot with iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Now, you have to tap into Wi-Fi.

Open Settings then Tap on Wi-Fi in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #2. Then, under Choose a Network, tap your printer name.

AirPrint to Printer without being Connected to a Network on iPhone or iPad

Now, your device will connect to the printer to let you print wirelessly.

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