Install Apple iOS AirPrint for Windows OS

Install | Apple AirPrint | Windows OS

Install | Apple AirPrint | Windows OS

What is Apple AirPrint | AirPrint for Windows

AirPrint is an Apple technology that helps you create full-quality printed output usually from your Apple iOS device. These devices are usually your iPhone, iPad, iPod or Mac. At launch only a handful of HP wireless printers can be used but with the help of this article it is possible to AirPrint to any printer connected to a Windows computer, including Windows servers.

Enable 'Printer Sharing' on Windows System

First, enable network printer sharing for the printer attached to your computer. In Windows 7, click on the Start button and select Devices and Printers. Locate your printer, right click on the icon and select  Printer properties.
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Locate your printer, right click on the icon and select Printer properties.

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Click on the Sharing tab, check the Share this printer box and then click OK.

Install the Bonjour Print Service

If your windows machine does not have iTunes installed you will need to download Bonjour Print Service from Apple directly. This is preferred mainly when installing AirPrint onto a server; and do not want the overhead of iTunes... If this is a workstation system; you will just want to make sure you have the latest version on iTunes installed (which includes Bonjour Print Service).
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If this machine does not have iTunes installed you will need to install the Bonjour Print Service. You can download the file from Apple directly.

After Bonjour is installed, make sure UDP port 5353 is open if you have a firewall.

Now it is time to install the AirPrint components.

There are a few installers available, but I recommend the following: Elpamsoft AirPrint Installer (required) | (LINK-01) (LINK-02) After the file has been downloaded and extracted, run AirPrint Installer.exe with administrative rights (right click on the file and select Run as administrator). Click the Install AirPrint Service button.
I recommend downloading the Elpamsoft AirPrint Installer

Run AirPrint Installer.exe with administrative rights (right click on the file and select Run as administrator). Click the Install AirPrint Service button.

Finally, make sure the Service Startup selection is set to Auto and click the Start button. The setup is now complete. Test AirPrint by using Safari and the Bookmark button or in Mail with the Reply button. You will find a Print option in the pop-up menu. Select your Printer and touch Print. You may be asked to authenticate, use your windows account on the host computer.

Download Source & Links:

Bonjour Print Services for Windows (iTunes not installed) | (LINK) Apple iTunes for Windows (includes Bonjour Services) | (LINK) Elpamsoft AirPrint Installer (required) | (LINK-01) (LINK-02) More about Apple iOS AirPrint | (support.apple.com)

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