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  1. Ludee00

    Ludee00 iPF Novice

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    Ones anyone have a reliable work around for the lack of AirPrint after ios5?? I would like to not have to go through a desktop to use the printer.
     
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    A quick bit of background; Because AirPrint seems to find and lose my printer as if it can't make it's mind I know use a function on my printer known as eprint. It has a unique email address (that can be changed to something more memorable) and I just send anything I need to print as an email. Most of the time it's even more efficient than air printing. Sorry if your printer doesn't have that function, but chances are, if it's possible to AirPrint with it (any not many printers can) then it probably has this option.
    Best of luck!
     
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    Since AirPrint itself works with iOS 5, I'm guessing that it is the breaking of the Print n Share app that is causing your grief.

    To the best of my knowledge there is no replacement for this app, and it's unlikely to be fixed. The app was 'probably' using an undocumented API to get the job done. Since Apple changes these on a regular basis (and other possible reasons) they don't want developer's using them, and have a policy against them. How Print n Share managed to escape being removed is a mystery. It's predecessor, PrintCentral did not escape notice.

    Yes, all that to tell you, no solutions yet.

    Short of buying an AirPrint compatible printer, using ePrint as MrLuke suggests (which is part of most HP AirPrint printers anyway), or going through the computer.
     
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