AirPrint Not Working iOS 16 Issue? Printer Not Detected?

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Posted in Errors and Issues by Tyrone on November 23, 2022

AirPrint not working iOS 16

AirPrint not working after iOS 16 update? You’re unable to print documents from iPhone and iPad wirelessly anymore? Getting ‘Printer not detected’ or ‘printer offline’ errors? Wireless printer defaulting to 4×6 Paper Size?

AirPrint Not Working iOS 16

This issue has been reported by Amy (iOS 16.1.1):

“Air Print is no longer working since I updated. Wireless printing from my computer remains fine so it is not a wifi/printer issue.”

We couldn’t replicate the issue but have found similar complaints on Reddit:

“Recently, both air print and airplay stopped working on my home network. I’ve tried from my Mac and iPad as well, but neither device works. All the software is current (16.1.1).”

Other iOS 16 AirPrint Issues

Gabriel informed us that airprints are defaulted to 4 x 6 paper size:

“airprint working over here, but defaults to 4×6 paper size. Each time I have to manually select a4.”

This appears to be a glitch too, as we’ve found a similar report on Apple’s Discussion Forums.

How To Fix AirPrint Not Working On iPhone

According to previous reports, we can recommend the following troubleshooting options:

1. Turn Off Limit IP Address Tracking

This privacy setting could force your iPhone’s WiFi to use blocked protocols when trying to communicate with your wireless printer.

To make sure that this isn’t the case, disable it temporary and try to airprint:
Go for Settings -> Wi-Fi and tap the ‘i’ icon next to the network’s name. Use the switch to turn off Limit IP Address tracking.

2. Disable Private Wi-Fi Address

Do the same with the Private WiFi address feature. Disconnect and reconnect to Wi-Fi. Try to airprint. Does it work?

3. Restart WiFi Router

Another option requires you to reboot your network’s Wi-Fi hotspot. Does it help?

Did you manage to fix Airprint not working after iOS update? Do you have a better solution or other problems to report? Share your feedback in the comments.

Related: For more iOS 16.1.1 bugs and the available workarounds check our detailed review.

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