No AirPrint Printers Found? Here are 7 Ways to Fix It

I started facing the “No AirPrint Printers Found” error right after upgrading to iOS 17.

Fortunately, I was able to resolve the issue by re-upgrading to iOS 17.2.😌

So, if you’re experiencing the same problem after an update like I did, I recommend you do the same and see if it works.

If not, here are some quick tips to help you resolve the problem.

Check the Wi-Fi Connection

Remember, your iPhone and printer must be connected to the same network to print via AirPrint.

If your router broadcasts 5GHz and 2.4GHz band, connect both devices to the same band.

  • Disconnect your iPhone from the VPN, if any.
  • Also, try toggling on and off the Airplane mode on your iPhone and reconnect to the printer.

Make Sure the Printer is Not Sleeping

If you leave your printer unused for a pre-specified time, it automatically enters sleep mode.

As such, your iPhone can not detect it whenever you try to AirPrint.

Just look at the printer screen. Should there be nothing displayed on the screen, it is in sleep mode. Otherwise, it’s not.

To counter this problem, you can re-configure the sleep timer settings and set it to something higher. You won’t face the issue afterwards.

Is Your Printer Showing Any Kind of Error Message?

You may not have noticed it, but your printer might actually be in the error state.

In cases like that, printer becomes unresponsive and your iPhone will not detect it.

For instance, HP printer shows E4 error when there’s a paper jam inside it.

Look after the printer screen and verify it.

Restart Everything

I believe you already tried restarting the iPhone, printer and the router.

If not, just do it. Oftentimes, the issue simply gets fixed after doing it.

Enable IPV6 on Your Printer

You may also face the issue if your iPhone uses the IPV6 address and the printer uses the IPV4 address.

Modern printers are smart enough to switch to IPV6 themselves. But sometimes, they may not.

So, what you can do is go to Network settings > TCP/IP settings on your printer and enable IPV6 there.

If IP conflicts were causing the issue, it should get resolved now.

Update Your Printer’s Firmware

As I discussed in the beginning, I did fix the issue by upgrading to iOS 17.2.

But in some cases, you may also need to upgrade the printer firmware.

If your issue is still not settled, try doing it as well.

Please follow the instructions on your printer manufacturer’s website to do the firmware update.

Is Your Printer Really AirPrint Compatible?

If you are still having the problems, there’s nothing much you can do. Maybe your printer is not AirPrint compatible?

You can check this AirPrint compatible printer list from Apple, or view the technical specifications of your printer on the manufacturer website to verify it.

There’s still nothing to worry if your printer does not have AirPrint.

You can download the manufacturer specific application from the App Store and start printing.

  • HP has HP Smart.
  • Brother has Brother iPrint&Scan.
  • Canon has Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY.
  • And, Epson has Epson iPrint.

Please let me know if you need any kind of assistance. I will reply to you as soon as possible 🙂

Meet Deependra Pangeni, the printer expert and founder of PrinterArmy.com. With a background in Computer Engineering and a huge collection of printers, Deependra knows all about printing. He shares his how-to guides, solutions and tips on PrinterArmy.com to help everyone print perfectly.

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