How to Print from Samsung Tablet to Canon Wireless Printer

If you are an Android user, you already know the several features the operating system comes with. One of these is the feature that allows Android users to connect and print directly to any wireless printer conveniently.


Years prior, printing using Android tablets or phones entails installing and launching what is called the Google Cloud Print application. While the app does the job, printing through Google Cloud Print isn’t as intuitive and convenient as it sounds. It requires tons of tedious processes, which makes the task more tiring that convenient.

With the advent of technology and the recent upgrades with the Android System, the task has become more simple and straightforward. Because the printing process is integrated with the operating system and most applications, the job can be accomplished in just a couple of clicks.

With that being said, the integrated printing feature can only be found in a handful of applications where the printing job since plausible. With this, you won’t be seeing it in social media platforms such as Facebook or Instagram, but in business or office inclined programs such as Google Docs or Gmail.

If you are a Samsung Tablet user, you are in for a treat. In this article, we will be teaching you how to print from Samsung Tablet to Canon Wireless Printer. It is also worth noting that the tutorial will also apply to Android-based devices and supported wireless printers. With that being said, let us start with the tutorial.

Adding and Managing Printers

Before the integration of the printing feature of the Android OS, users had to endure the unreliable and jittery Cloud Print app. Currently, you can now manage and add printers directly through the Settings.

To add and manage printers, you need to first go through the Settings. Depending on the manufacturer of the device, the location of the specific settings may vary, but for Samsung Tablets, you can key in “printing” on the search bar of the parameters. This will take some couple of seconds.

Look for the setting for the “Samsung Print Service Plugin.” This is the place where you can add and manage printers that you can connect to your Samsung device. To add or make some changes with the Printer list, you need to tap on the “Cloud Print” option which is designated by the three vertical dots on the top right portion.

To add new printers to link with the device, click on “Add Printer.” The device will immediately look for printers in the local network or near the proximity. Take note that you can only add printers that are connected to the same WIFI network. Aside from Adding Printers, you can also remove previously added Printers using the “Manage Printers” option. The process is pretty straightforward.

How to Print in Supported Applications

After adding and managing connected wireless printers, you can test this out by merely printing documents through supported applications. As mentioned earlier, you can only find this feature in applications that have photos, sheets, or materials that you can print, such as Google Docs or Office applications.

The task, though, won’t be the same in all applications. There are those that don a more straightforward approach, such as what you will see in Google Photos. In this app, you will be able to see a “Print” button on the main interface.

In Google or Office applications, you need to first tap on the menu, which is designated by the three vertical dots or three horizontal lines depending on the Samsung device. There you will see the option “Share and Export,” tap on it. This will prompt you to another window that dons the “Print” option.

After tapping on Print, the Cloud Print app will launch. Choose your preferred wireless printer and make the necessary changes, such as the number of copies, orientation, and more. After placing all the required changes or tweaks to the document, you need to tap on the small “Print” button on the bottom of the window.

You can also print to particular Wireless printers that are connected to the Cloud Print.

Print Directly to USB, Bluetooth, or Networked Printer

The method presented above will only work for printers that are connected to the same WIFI network. With this, you won’t have any trouble printing with most recent Canon Wireless Printers. They allow a more seamless and straightforward connection with any computer or any mobile device. For IOS users, the method may somewhat be different because the integrated Printing feature is not the same as what you will find in the Android ecosystem.

If you have an older printer that is already connected and shared with the same Windows network, the process will be a little different. You can always join any printer to an android device through various methods, including USB connection or Bluetooth connectivity. However, for these types of printers, you might need to connect the phone through a PC first. This is because the Android device does not support direct connection to these types of printers.

On another note, you can still proceed with the direct printing, but you will need to use a third-party application. Sadly,  there aren’t that much high-quality third-party applications that support this feature. Nevertheless, there are still some that are reliable and get the job done, albeit limited in some features.

We highly recommend the third party app, PrinterShare. The app is already used by tons of Android users around the world and is already tried and tested among different printers. To gain more accessibility and more features from the application, you can opt for the paid subscription, which elicits a small fee of $10. If you are still skeptical about the application, you can always do some test prints using the free version.

Printing through Android devices have improved over the years. Gone are the days where you need to endure with the sketchy and unreliable Cloud print application. With Android’s decision to integrate the feature into the system, you can do printing jobs directly through the Printing feature. With this feature, you can conveniently print essential documents with a couple of taps on your phone.