How to Print in Google Docs Mobile

The steps in this guide will show you how to print in the Google Docs mobile app on your iPhone. 

  • When you get to the Print menu in the Google Docs app on an iPhone or Android device, you will have the option to use Google Cloud Print or AirPrint. Google Docs Cloud Print will use printers that are associated with your Google Account, while AirPrint will use printers that are wirelessly available on your current Wi-Fi network.
  • Note that the Print option in the iPhone or iPad app is not as robust at the one you would find in a Web browser on your computer like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. If the available options you need are not available, you may need to try a laptop or desktop computer instead. 
  • If you need to convert to a PDF or create a PDF file from your Google document, then you would do that with the “Send a copy” option on the “Share & export” menu instead.

When you want to print documents from your mobile device, it can seem like you have a limited number of options. However, if one of those documents is a Google document in your Google Drive, then the Google Docs mobile app may be able to help you out.

The Google Docs word processing application that you can get through your iPhone’s App Store includes a Print button that provides you with a handful of different print options.

Our guide below will show you how print in Google Docs mobile on an iPhone.

How to Print from the Google Docs Mobile App on an iPhone

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.4.

Step 1: Open the Google Docs app.

open Google Docs

​Step 2: Select the Google Drive file that you wish to print.

open the file to print

Step 3: Tap the three dots at the top-right of the screen.

open the Google Docs mobile menu

Step 4: Choose the Share & export option.

open the Share and export menu

Step 5: Touch the Print button.

how to print in Google Docs mobile

Step 6: Select the Google Cloud Print or the AirPrint option.

print Google Docs from iPhone

Step 7: Adjust the print settings as needed, then tap the Print button.

how to print on Google Docs mobile from an iPhone

Find out how to change paper size in the Google Docs iPhone app if you need to print on a different size of paper than the one that is currently set for your Google document.