Tuesday, April 16, 2024

How to Fix AirPrint Problems

We’ve seen a growing number of complaints about AirPrint issues in 2024 and some iPhone and iPad users are saying the function is broken after installing Apple’s latest software.

If you’ve run into problems with AirPrint, here are some solutions that could help.

If you’ve been trying to use AirPrint on your iPhone or iPad to print something, and the function isn’t working, the first thing to check is the printer itself.

In order for it to work, the print needs to be AirPrint-enabled. If you aren’t sure if the print has said functionality, consult the manual or look it up online. You can also look up your printer on Apple’s website.

If you’re positive it supports AirPrint, make sure your iPhone or iPad is connected to the same Wi-Fi network the printer is connected to. You’ll also need to be in range of the printer so the devices can communicate.

Once you’ve double-checked all of that, you’ll want to make sure both your iPhone or iPad, and your printer, are running the latest software.

iOS 17 users who have run into problems with AirPrint have reported success after installing the latest firmware on the printer. Instructions will vary so you may need to consult the printer’s manual for the proper way to go about this.

We’ve also seen users report success after they disabled their VPN or turned off their device’s Private Relay function in the Settings app.

Private Relay, which is included with iCloud+, masks your IP address and Safari browsing activity from network providers and websites.

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Install iOS 17.3.1 for Better Security

If security is important to you, and you missed older versions of iOS 17, think about installing Apple’s iOS 17.3.1 update right away.

iOS 17.3.1 doesn’t have any security updates of its own, but if you missed iOS 17.3 or older, you’ll get security patches when you upgrade. 

The iOS 17.3 update brought 15 new security patches to iPhone. These will help keep your device and its data protected from harm. 

The software also added Stolen Device Protection to iPhone. It increases the security of your iPhone and Apple ID by requiring Face ID or Touch ID to gain access to passwords, make purchases in Safari, and more.

This is useful if someone gets access to your iPhone and its passcode. 

iOS 17.2 delivered 10 new security patches to iPhone. If you wish to find out more, you can head on over to Apple’s security site for the details.

iOS 17.2 also included iMessage Contact Key Verification which improves the security of iMessage. The company also fixed an exploit that let the Flipper Zero multi-tool lock up iPhones.

iOS 17.1.2 had two security patches on board. Both were related to WebKit. If you want to learn more, you can do so right here.

iOS 17.1 brought 18 security fixes to iPhone. It addressed issues within Weather, Status Bar, WebKit, and more. 

iOS 17.0.3 brought two patches for two security issues Apple identified within the software. If you want to read about the patches, head here.

iOS 17.0.1 delivered three important patches to iPhone. If you’re interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple’s security website.

As for iOS 17 itself, it brought 40+ new security patches with it. A staggering number to say the least. If you want to learn more about them, head over to Apple

In addition to those patches, iOS 17 brings some additional enhancements to privacy and security including improvements to Communication Safety beyond Messages.

It now includes content sent by AirDrop, Contact Posters in the Phone app, FaceTime, and the systemwide photo picker. You now have an option to blur out sensitive photos and videos before you choose to view them.

There’s also an expanded Lockdown Mode which will help protect you against cyber attacks.

Apple’s also improved sharing permissions and you now have more control over what you share with the apps on your device. 

The company also notes that starting in iOS 17, Voice Memos encrypts the titles of recordings stored in iCloud, in addition to the recordings themselves.

If you skipped older versions of iOS, you’ll get the security patches from those updates with your iOS 17.3.1 update as well.

How to Fix AirPrint Problems is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.


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