Some Android phone lets you print directly from it by connecting a printer to the phone via USB cable, but not all printers are supported. If your Android phone does not support your printer, still there is a way to print directly from your Android phone using USB cable. The below article lets you know how to print from your phone.
Printing documents and images directly from your phone makes your life a lot easier, because you do not need to turn on your PC, connect your phone to the PC via a USB data cable to print images, emails and documents stored on your phone.
How to Print Directly from Android Phone via USB Cable
1. If your phone does not detect your printer, then you need to install PrinterShare Mobile Print app from Play Store. It installs a virtual printer in your phone that you can access via phone Settings -> Printing -> PrintShare. Select and enable it by flipping the on-off switch.
2. Now, connect your printer to your phone via an USB OTG cable, then open the PrintShare app, tap ‘Select’ button and then choose ‘Nearby-USB’ option. Your phone should detect your printer.
3. Once your printer is detected, you will be asked to download the appropriate drivers. Confirm it and it takes only a fraction of a second. After this, your Android device is ready to print documents and pictures to your USB OTG connected printer.
Note: The free version of PrintShare app does not allow you to print via USB cable. You need a premium key to do so.