How to Print Directly from Android Phone Using USB Cable

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.

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.


  1. viki

    Mar 12, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Is my printer hp laserjet M1136 mfp is supported by usb otg

    • Arpit garg

      Sep 9, 2017 at 11:52 pm

      I am having the same printer and I am able to print through printshare but not hp print service plugin using an otg cable

  2. Ziad

    Mar 8, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Its installed ..detected my printer ..also also ask abt trst page…job sent for printing but no action by printer.

    Plz ready to pay

    • Kannan

      Mar 9, 2017 at 9:59 am

      We will test it and let you know

  3. bidyut das

    Nov 26, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    my phone is micromax q 380.this phone can support usb otg..plz help me..and which tipe printers i buy for this phone plz help me..

  4. Shuvo Biswas

    Aug 31, 2016 at 9:07 am

    My andriod phone is OTG not supportet. Now how I print with USB cable? Please reply my comment?

    • Kannan

      Sep 1, 2016 at 9:09 am

      Then you cannot use the feature. Alternative you can use cloud print services

  5. Shakir

    Mar 12, 2016 at 12:56 am

    Nice tool to assest the documentation

  6. Aseem

    Dec 20, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Connecting a printer to a android phone will be safe

    • Kannan

      Dec 21, 2015 at 10:17 am

      yest it is safe

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