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Procedure to setup uPrint for iPhone or iPad (iOS device)

A. Supported platforms

B. Supported file formats

C. Installation Procedures

D. How to print photo from iOS device to uPrint?

E. How to print email attachment from iOS device to uPrint?


A. Supported platforms

  1. iOS devices including iPhone or iPad.
  2. iOS version 6 to 9.

        * Connect to "HKU" or "Universities WiFi" for using uPrint ("Wi-Fi.HK via HKU" or "eduroam" does NOT support uPrint.)

B. Supported file formats

Print from email attachment:

  1. Adobe Portable Document format (.pdf)
  2. Microsoft office documents (.doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .xls, .xlsx)

Print from Photo Library:

  1. Image format of JPEG, PNG (.jpg, .png)

* Printing of email or webpage is NOT supported.   A workround is to use “screen capture” (pressing the power button and home button at the same time) to save and print the contents as photos.

C. Installation Procedures

  1. Enable WiFi connection of your iOS device and connect to “Universities WiFi”.
  2. Go to “App Store” and search for “FXHK AMDP”.  Click “Install” or cloud icon to install the app.

Install FXHK AMDP

  1. When installation is completed, click “AMDP” icon to setup uPrint for your iOS device (to be done once only).

Click AMDP icon

  1. Click “Setting” icon, then select “AMDP” > “AMDP Server”.

Select AMDP > AMDP Server

  1. In AMDP server field, type “http://uprint.hku.hk” and click “Connect” button.

Click Connect

  1. Input your HKU Portal UID (Login field) and PIN (Password field), and click the “Synchronize Now” button to complete.

Click Synchronize Now

  1. A dialogue box “Synchronization success” will pop up upon successful installation.

Configuration is finished

D. How to print photo from iOS device to uPrint?

  1. Check to make sure your iOS device is connected to "HKU" or "Universities WiFi".
  2. Open the “AMDP” app.

Open AMDP app

  1. Select “Document” icon and then choose “Documents”.

Choose Documents

  1. Click “Photo Library”, select the photo to print.
  2. Click “Print” button at the top right hand corner.

Click Photo Library

  1. Under the “Print Options” page, you can make print queue selection if you wish (e.g. black-white or color) and change other printing attributes (e.g. single side or double side printing).  After selection, click the “Print” button to submit your print job.

Print Options

  1. For color printing, please make sure you turn on the Color Printing button. Otherwise, the document will be printed in black and white.

Color printing

  1. Depending on the document size and Wi-Fi connection speed, it may take some time to process the print job.   A dialogue box “Print Successful” will be shown when the job is submitted successfully.   

Print successful

E. How to print email attachment from iOS device to uPrint?

  1. Check to make sure your iOS device is connected to “Universities WiFi”.
  2. Open “Mail” program.

Open Mail Program

  1. Select the email attachment to print (note: you can’t print an email, see “Supported File Format” above).
  2. Click on the attachment and select “Open in FXHK AMDP”

Open attachment in FXHK AMDP

Note: Only PDF files (.pdf) and Microsoft Office documents (.doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .xls, .xlsx) can be printed directly using “Open in FXHK AMDP”. For photos and other image types, please save them as “Photo” and print by following the procedure on “How to print photo from iOS device to uPrint”.

To save photos or images to “Photo”, click the icon Arrow icon and choose “Save Images”.

Save photos or images

 

  1. Under the “Print Options” page, you can make print queue selection if you wish (e.g. black-white or color) and change other printing attributes (e.g. single side or double side printing).  After selection, click the “Print” button to submit your print job.
  2. For color printing, please make sure you turn on the Color Printing button. Otherwise, the document will be printed in black and white.

Color printing

 

  1. Depending on the document size and Wi-Fi connection speed, it may take some time to process the print job.   A dialogue box “Print Successful” will be shown when the job is submitted successfully.

Print successful