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Easiest ways to print photos from your phone

Do you remember life before digital cameras? Back then, taking photos and getting the film developed was a big deal. It was exciting to pick up your prints and see what was in the envelope! Now, thanks to the smartphone cameras at our fingertips, capturing memories is easier than ever. But you might be wondering, “how can I print pictures from my phone?” We’re here to help you find the easiest ways to print your pics straight from your iPhone and Android devices so you can get the most enjoyment out of your photographs every day.

Top photo printing apps



Print those priceless memories from your favorite vacation with the help of FreePrints. Using your smartphone or tablet, you can print 4×6 photos for free—up to 85 monthly—and they’ll be delivered directly to your doorstep. Larger and smaller photo sizes are available for the most important memories at an affordable price.


Mixtiles App

Want to create an entire wall of your favorite photos in your home? Mixtiles makes this simple by printing the photos you select—through their easy to use app—to 8×8 sticky photo tiles. No nails, no mess on your walls. The best part? You can stick and restick your tiles, making it easy to rearrange them when you want to add even more memories to your great wall of photos.



Everyone loves a print of their photos. But what if you could put your favorite picture of your dog on a pillow for your living room? Or how about pictures of the kids on a coffee mug for the perfect birthday gift for Mom and Dad? Shutterfly is here to save the day and give you all your photo printing options, from traditional photo prints to more unique photo gifts for every occasion!



Don’t worry about a long wait for your prints, Walgreens will have your photos ready in an hour! Print your photos from any iOS or Android device wherever you are with the Walgreens app, which now allows you to upload up to 150 photos at a time. Not only can you print photos from your phone’s gallery, but from social media apps like Facebook and Instagram too.



Let your artistic side flourish with Snapfish! Instead of giving out plain prints to your friends and family, create everything from calendars, pillows and blankets to your Christmas card with your photos on them. With this free app, you can design your photo gifts straight from your iOS or Android device.

While there are several app options for printing your photos, what if you want to print your pictures from your phone instantly? Luckily, there are now many portable photo printers that are compatible with both iOS and Android devices.

Instant photo printer for your phone

HP Sprocket Photo Printer

HP Sprocket

Print pictures from your smartphone instantly with the HP Sprocket. Quickly connect your phone using Bluetooth technology to print 2×3 photos that you can share with friends and family. With the Sprocket’s small size—it’s around the same size as a phone—it’s easy to take with you wherever you go.

Polaroid Zip Instant Photoprinter

Polaroid Zip Instant Photoprinter

Want to print a photo in under 60 seconds? The Polaroid Zip has you covered. With its app that connects seamlessly with both iOS and Android, the Polaroid Zip creates smudge-proof 2×3 prints with peel off sticky paper backs, making it easy to create cards and more with your photo photo prints. Weighing in at a little over 6 ounces, the Polaroid Zip is a very portable printer that’s perfect for throwing in your purse or pocket.

Prynt Pocket

Prynt Pocket

What sets the Prynt Pocket apart from other portable photo printers is that it connects directly onto your smartphone, making your iPhone into an instant printer. Just connect the Prynt Pocket directly to your iPhone, snap your photo, and then like magic your photo prints!

How to print from phone to wireless printer

For more information on how to print wirelessly, check out this video from our Hook It Up YouTube series:

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