How to print and share from Photos for iPhone and iPad

Keeping all your pictures and videos in the Photos app is incredibly convenient, but sometimes you just want to share them with others. That's where the Share Sheet comes in!

With it, you can send pictures and videos via AirDrop, iMessage, Mail, iCloud, Twitter, Facebook, and more. You can even use AirPrint to make hard copies of your favorite images. Here's how to get started.

How to share individual photos or videos using Photos on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Photos app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on the photo or video you'd like to share.
  3. Tap on the Share button in the bottom left corner. It's a square with an upward-pointing arrow.
  4. Tap on the method you'd like to use to share it.

    Choose a photo, tap the share button, choose a method

Depending on the method you choose, you might be asked if you want to send the photos at their original size, or scaled down to something smaller that'll use less data bandwidth. You may also be asked to trim the video or enter a description.

Just send the photo or video as you would anything else, depending on your chosen method.

How to share individual photos in iOS 13

  1. Launch Photos on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Find a photo or video that you want to share.

    Launch Photos, select a photo or video

  3. Tap on the Share button in the bottom right.
  4. Select the method that you want to share the photo or video.

    Tap Share, select your sharing method

In iOS 13, there are now three ways to share: recent contacts, app extensions, and action extensions (the last one now appears as a list rather than a scrollable row).

The first row will be your contacts, and this is populated by your favorite contacts and people you've contacted recently, through Messages, Phone, or FaceTime.

Then you have the row of app extensions (colored app icons) that allow you to share your media directly to an app, whether it's by Apple (Mail, Notes, etc.) or a third-party (Twitter, Facebook, Slack, etc.).

With the action extensions list, you can integrate other apps functions in Photos, or just do things like add to a photo album or set it as the wallpaper.

You can also manage what apps and actions appear in by going to the end of the row or list and tapping Manage.

How to share multiple photos

  1. Launch the Photos app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Select in the upper right corner.
  3. Tap on the multiple photos and videos you'd like to share.

  4. Tap on the Share button in the bottom left corner. It's a square with an upward-pointing arrow.
  5. Tap on the method you'd like to use to share them.

How to share multiple photos in iOS 13

  1. Launch Photos on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Find the photos or videos that you want to share.
  3. Tap on Select in the top right.

    Launch Photos, tap Select, pick multiple photos

  4. Tap on the photos or videos that you want to share, or tap-and-drag your finger across rows and columns for faster selecting.
  5. Tap on the Share button.
  6. Select the method that you want to share your photos and videos.

    Tap Share, choose method of sharing

How to print photos

  1. Launch the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the photo you'd like to print.
  3. Tap on the Share button in the lower left-hand corner. It's a box with an upward-pointing arrow.

    Launch Photos, choose a photo, tap the share button

  4. Swipe left on the bottom menu to reveal the print option.
  5. Tap on Print — it's all the way at the end.
  6. Tap Select Printer.

    Swipe left on the bottom menu, tap Print, tap Select a Printer

  7. Tap the printer you'd like to use.
  8. Tap the plus or minus buttons to adjust how many copies you'd like to print.
  9. Tap on Print.

    Tap the printer you'd like to use, tap to choose how many copies, tap Print

How to print photos in iOS 13

  1. Launch Photos on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Find the photo that you want to print.

    Tap Photos, find photo to print

  3. Tap on the Share button.
  4. Scroll down and tap on Print. If you have a compatible printer, the Print screen should appear.

    Tap Share, Select Print

  5. Tap Select Printer to pick your printer.
  6. Tap the plus or minus buttons to adjust the number of printed copies.
  7. Tap Print.

    Select your Printer, adjust copies, print

Print those beautiful photos out!

Canon SELPHY CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer ($100 at Amazon)

This compact little printer lets you print out photos through the Canon PRINT app, or directly through Photos with AirPrint. You can take it anywhere and print photos that last up to 100 years and instantly dry.

Polaroid Zip ($94 at Amazon)

The Polaroid Zip is a small and sleek compact photo printer that you can take anywhere. It connects to your phone through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and can print up to 25 photos on a single charge. Prints use 2x3 Zero-Ink sticky-back paper.

Canon PIXMA iP110 Wireless Mobile Printer ($150 at Amazon)

This PIXMA printer can print out anything, whether it's photos or documents. It uses AirPrint when on a Wi-Fi network, so you can print photos directly from your iPhone or iPad.

July 2019: Updated with iOS 13 beta and provided a few recommendations on photo printers.

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