Buying a printer for an Android tablet or phone
Downloading a pattern.
Which one of these outcomes do you get when you click the “Download” button?
An onscreen message tells you the download is complete.
If the pattern opens.
If the pattern opens automatically see the printing and saving information further down this page.
If a popup appears.
When you tap download the file will be saved on your tablet or phone and it may open as well. If it doesn’t open it can be found in your “Files” app under “Downloads”. If you leave the “Don’t show again” box ticked future downloads will be saved without the message appearing.
If an onscreen message tells you the download is complete
Look for the patterns in your downloads folder. If you are not sure where to find your downloads folder see the “If nothing seems to happen” section just below this message.
If nothing seems to happen.
If your your tablet or phone is set to download files without asking, when you tap “Download” it may seem like nothing has happened. The pattern can be found in your “Files” app under “Downloads”.
1. Open the Files app from your Android home page.
2. Navigate to the Downloads folder.
3. If your pattern file is there, click on it to open it.
If it turns out the pattern hasn’t been saved, go back to the downloads page. Hold your finger on the “Download” button until a popup list appears. Choose “Download link” to save the pattern to your device.
Saving a pattern.
To save PDF patterns directly to your Android proceed as follows:
- Open the pattern file you want to save in your PDF reader.
- Tap File on your Android, then select Print.
- Select from the dropdown menu and click Save as PDF, then click Save.
- Pick your preferred location for your PDF and press Save.
Printing the pattern.
The stitching pattern files are delivered in PDF format. They can be viewed on any device that has a PDF reader installed.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is free from the Play Store.
Open the pattern in Adobe Acrobat and send the pattern to your printer as follows:
If you get a printing option for sizing the pattern to fit your paper choose “Actual size”. This will print the pricking pattern at the correct size.
Viewing saved downloads.
Patterns you have saved to your tablet or phone can be found in your “Files” app under “Downloads”.
Buying a printer for an Android tablet or phone.
If you don’t have a suitable printer then many modern printers are capable of connecting directly to an Android phone or tablet through Wi-Fi without accessing a network. Wi-Fi enabled inkjet printers can be purchased from £50.00 pounds ($60.00 USD) upwards.
Here is a link to a YouTube video that explains printing to a HP printer from Android.