You can print from your FydeOS device using most printers that connect to Wi-Fi or a wired network. Currently, FydeOS don't support Bluetooth printing.

#Connect to the Internet

Important: Your printer and FydeOS device must be connected to the same network.

  1. Turn on your printer.
  2. Connect your printer to a network. If you need help, follow your printer manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Connect the FydeOS device to the network where the printer is connected.
  1. To print the page, image or document that you’re viewing, press Ctrl + p.
  2. Next to 'Destination', select the Down arrow .
  3. Select See more...
  4. Choose your printer. Tip: Some printers will automatically appear on this list. If you don’t see your printer on the list, you can select Manage.
  5. Select Print.

#Scan a document

Important: Before you attempt to scan, make sure that your printer is able to do so.

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Settings .
  3. At the bottom left, select Advanced.
  4. To open the Scan app, under 'Print and scan', select Scan.
    • Alternatively, to find the Scan app, open Launcher Scan.
  5. To select your scanner, under 'Scan', select the down arrow menu on the right.
    • Tip: You can customise your colour mode, page size, resolution and scan options under 'More settings'.
  6. To start your scan, select the Scan button.

Tip: Scanned files are saved to the location that you specified in the 'Scan to' option. To find your scanned files, select Show file location. You can also scan documents with your FydeOS device’s camera.

#Add your printer to your FydeOS device

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Settings .
  3. At the bottom, select Advanced.
  4. Under 'Print and scan', select Printers.
  5. Under 'Available printers to save', next to your printer, select Save.
  6. Check that your printer appears at the top, under 'Saved printers'.

Tip: If your printer doesn’t appear, try turning your FydeOS device’s Wi-Fi off and on.

#Fix problems setting up your printer

#You set up your printer, but it won’t print

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Settings .
  3. At the bottom, select Advanced.
  4. Under 'Printing', select Printers.
  5. Next to the name of your printer, select More  and then Edit.
  6. Make sure that all your printer information is correct, with no typos or misspellings.

If all your printer info is accurate, try removing and re-adding your printer:

  1. Next to the name of your printer, select More  Remove.
  2. Set up your printer again.

Tip: If you still can't print, you may need to update your printer's firmware. Visit your printer manufacturer's website for more information.

#Your printer won't connect to Wi-Fi

  1. Turn your printer off, then back on.
  2. Try to connect to Wi-Fi again.

If your printer still won’t connect to Wi-Fi, contact your printer manufacturer for help.

#Use the advanced setup process

If your printer can't be saved automatically, you can use the advanced setup process.

  1. Next to the printer name, select Set up.
  2. In the box that appears, choose your printer manufacturer and model.
    Tip: To find this info, look at the label on your printer.
  3. Select Add.
  4. Check that your printer appears at the top, under 'Saved printers'.

If your printer doesn't appear in the manufacturer or model drop-down menus, FydeOS may not support your printer. You can try to use a 'Generic' postscript printer description (PPD) from the drop-down menus or you can specify your own PPD.

#PostScript printer description

FydeOS use PPD files to support printers. PPD files are different from printer drivers and tell your FydeOS device how to support a specific printer model.

  1. In the box that appears next to 'Or specify your printer PPD', select Browse.
  2. Choose your printer PPD, then select Open.

Important: FydeOS support .ppd or .gzip file formats with a file size up to 250 KB.

#Add a printer manually

If your printer doesn’t appear under 'Available printers to save', you can also add your printer manually.

  1. If you haven't already, connect your printer to the Internet.
  2. At the bottom right of your FydeOS, select the time.
  3. Select Settings .
  4. At the bottom, select Advanced.
  5. Under 'Printing', select Printers.
  6. Next to 'Add printer', select Add printer .
  7. Enter your printer information:
    • Name: Enter any name.
    • Address: Enter your printer’s IP address. If you need help finding your printer's IP address, contact your printer's manufacturer or check the printer's instructions.
    • Protocol: For most printers, the supported connection protocol is IPP.
    • Queue: For most printers, the queue is ipp/print.
  8. Select Add.