1. thinkitthrough's Avatar
    Windows 10 Mobile is being sold as the ultimate "mobile productivity tool". Why, then, can I not print anything from my Lumia 950?

    I get that the phones can't store thousands of printer drivers, no issue with that. But why on earth has Microsoft not made printing a webpage or an email or a text thread as easy as one tap? But it doesn't print at all. We have Windows 10 desktop, three laptops, SP3, all of which can print to our Costco-purchased Brother laser printer (i.e., it's not an obscure printer). Yet the Lumia 950 is a total fail when it comes to printing, even printing to PDF.

    I'm strictly Production builds on my 15-month-old Lumia 950.

    Thank you!
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    03-07-2017 09:02 AM
  2. AbhiWindows10's Avatar
    I have printed images in camera roll from my L950XL and its fine. Haven't tried PDFs yet.
    Also, in my L650, the PRINT option *used* to be there earlier in the Threshold builds (10586) but it's been removed now for whatever reason.
    03-07-2017 10:27 AM
  3. RohanRonQM's Avatar
    Unfortunately, most Android phones have the capability to print from within an app or the web browser.

    This is still one overlooked detail in Windows 10 Mobile.
    03-07-2017 10:37 PM
  4. raycpl's Avatar
    I was using HP All-in-One app on my 830, 1520 & 950XL for wireless-HP printer at home. It works. Unfortunately, I reset my phone on fast lane, and cant download the app any longer. Oh well.
    (I have no idea what the situation is like with other brand of printers... )


    Edit/update: OK... finally manage to install the app after a dozen tries...

    ... !!
    Last edited by raycpl; 03-08-2017 at 01:52 AM.
    03-08-2017 01:09 AM
  5. juanitoriv's Avatar
    I've printed to my Canon printer and to pdf from Word on my L640. That's about all though.
    03-08-2017 03:59 AM
  6. tgp's Avatar
    Unfortunately, most Android phones have the capability to print from within an app or the web browser.
    Why is this unfortunate?
    03-08-2017 04:10 AM
  7. RohanRonQM's Avatar
    because MSFT chooses to copy Apple with phones. Apple iPhone doesn't have built-in print capability so why should Windows 10 Mobile phones?
    03-08-2017 12:35 PM
  8. tgp's Avatar
    because MSFT chooses to copy Apple with phones. Apple iPhone doesn't have built-in print capability so why should Windows 10 Mobile phones?
    Yes, to print from an iPhone natively requires an AirPrint capable printer, but of course a lot of printers support that. Also, I believe that printer manufacturers have apps for iOS.

    In a nutshell, Apple's lack of native printing support (outside of AirPrint) in iOS isn't often an issue in the real world.
    03-08-2017 12:59 PM

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